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Watchdog group seeks answers

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A watchdog organization wants Front Royal resident E. Scott Lloyd,  director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, to address the state of detention facilities holding immigrant children. Lloyd was appointed in March 2017 as director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), a ...

Planning Commission OKs hospital’s site plan

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FRONT ROYAL – Valley Health has moved a step closer to commencing construction on the new Warren Memorial Hospital. The Front Royal Planning Commission at its regular Wednesday meeting unanimously approved a site plan for phase one of the new hospital. Planning Director Jeremy Camp ...

Warren County School Board approves crisis plan

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FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Public Schools Board approved an updated crisis plan for the division during its work session on Wednesday. Michael Hirsch, director of special services for the district, described the updated plan as an attempt to improve the district’s protocol for ...

Grand jury indicts man accused of forcing girl into sex act

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WOODSTOCK – Authorities have accused a town man of forcing a child to commit a sex act on him at a party in April. A grand jury indicted Brandon Christopher Watson-Kaufman in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday on one count each of committing forcible sodomy and taking indecent ...

Strasburg to start optional program for trash, recycling cans

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STRASBURG — The town is changing its trash and recycling program. Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that starting Monday, the town will begin accepting applications for a new leasing program that will offer cans for trash and recycling for $1 per can each month. It may take two or more months ...

Man facing drug charges may avoid jail

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WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man charged with drug crimes can avoid jail if he completes a year of probation. A grand jury indicted Clayton Chaz Cary in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday on one count each of possession of oxycodone, methamphetamine and heroin. The same day, ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Aug. 6: Justin Menefee, of Sperryville, was charged with grand larceny and destruction of property. Aug. 6: Christy Pierce, of Winchester, was charged with grand larceny and driving with a suspended/revoked license. Aug. 7: ...

Man awaiting trial on drug charges when he fled police with child

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WOODSTOCK – A man accused of tossing his child into a creek during a foot pursuit in Strasburg on Monday had been free on bond for 2 1/2 years while awaiting trial in Warren County on charges of heroin distribution. Kyle Steven Sunday, 28, of Haymarket, remains incarcerated without bond at ...

Community remembers the Rev. Cameron Keyser

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STEPHENS CITY – The Rev. Cameron "Pastor Cam" Keyser is being remembered by Fredrick County residents as a man who had a strong love of his church and his community and would also bring that love and his trademark charisma to his sermons. Keyser died Friday after a battle with lung cancer. ...

Two firms to continue delinquent tax collection

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FRONT ROYAL - The county will continue pursuing the collection of delinquent real estate taxes through the assistance of two law firms. The Board of Supervisors recently extended its contract with the collection firm TACS through July 2019. When the county hired TACS in August 2016, ...

Strasburg council forgoes Brown House right of first refusal

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STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council decided not to act on a right of first refusal on 218 E. King St. and two nearby properties, following a closed session discussion in Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. In a 5-4 vote, the council voted to waive the right of first refusal on 218 E. King ...

Strasburg receives grant for Borden Mowery extension

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STRASBURG — The Town of Strasburg has received a grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation providing the town with funds to extend Borden Mowery Drive in the town’s business industrial park. During a Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that he ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Aug. 6-12: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 2 Chest pain: 3 Diabetic: 1 Difficulty breathing: 1 Electrical fire: 1 Fall: 3 Food on stove: 1 General ...

Police Blotter: Warren County

Valley 911

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: July 21: Garland Keith Turner Jr., of Front Royal, was charged with driving with no insurance. July 21: Edward T. Gannon Jr., of Front Royal, was charged with destruction of property. July 22: Gregory Adolphus Godfrey, of ...

Police: Man threw child in creek during pursuit

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STRASBURG – Town police have accused a Prince William County man of throwing his small child in a creek as he fled to avoid arrest. Kyle Steven Sunday, 28, of 2906 Martin Terrace, Haymarket, remains incarcerated on charges of abuse and neglect of a child, attempted malicious wounding of a ...

Teacher turnover declines: Superintendent pleased with drop in rate

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WOODSTOCK – Teacher turnover dropped this year for Shenandoah County Public Schools. The turnover rate stands at 11 percent, down from the 15 percent the district has experienced the last two years, said Linda Hodges, Director of Human Resources. Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston noted ...

Cats invading your yard? What you can and can’t do about it

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Area shelters are full of cats and kittens available for adoption.  So many in fact that recently the shelter in Winchester announced that it could not accept any more at that moment. “Its summertime; between April and October is kitten season,” Winchester SPCA office manager Penny Hann ...

Strasburg student: ‘Tokyo was controlled chaos’

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A Strasburg High School student began her junior school year a week ago after having just returned from six weeks in Japan. Jana Bowman, 16, laughs that she learned how to navigate the complex network of mass transportation trains in Tokyo before she got her driver's license. "My exchange ...

Town moves foward with jaywalking ordinance

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FRONT ROYAL – The town is a step closer to ticketing jaywalkers in an effort to curb pedestrian-related traffic incidents. The Town Council at its regular Monday meeting unanimously approved the first reading of a jaywalking ordinance, which will be up for a second reading and final ...