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Frost on the pumpkin? It’s possible tonight

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Colder temperatures have settled into the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Cody Ledbetter, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Sterling, said temperatures will dip into the low to mid-30s over the next several nights. "There is a good chance of a potential frost advisory ...

Woodstock woman arrested on child abuse charges

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office has arrested Caitlin Pool, 25, of Woodstock, on two counts of child abuse and neglect. In two criminal complaints, Pool is accused of placing her daughter in the care of a man who, the complaints state, beat her daughter. According to the complaints, ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Oct. 8-14:   Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 1 Animal bite: 1 Cardiac: 3 Cardiac arrest: 1 Chest pain: 1 Defective appliance: 1 Difficulty ...

Police Blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Oct. 5: A 12-year-old was charged with two counts of assault and battery on a school employee and destruction of property. Court date is pending in Shenandoah County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. Oct. 6: ...

Town hovering just above three-month reserves

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FRONT ROYAL – As councilmen pondered funding options for the recently approved $545,000 Motorola Police Department radio system, Finance Director B.J. Wilson suggested that the town not loan itself the money. During a Monday work session, he said the town should instead purchase the system ...

County job fair draws dozens to New Market

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NEW MARKET—Packed inside the New Market Community Center, 34 employers with tables, stands, fliers and posters stood ready Tuesday to attract the best and brightest Shenandoah County has to offer. Spilling out into the hallways were four more employers, ready to greet job seekers on their way ...

Town considers redundant water pipeline

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FRONT ROYAL – The town is considering the construction of a second water line to ensure that future development in the U.S. 340/522 corridor has enough water and that there is a backup supply if pipes break. Steve Steele, of CHA Design/Construction, explained at the Town Council’s Monday ...

Man jailed for domestic assault

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A Warren County man has received jail time for assaulting a woman at a Front Royal hotel in July. Judge Clifford L. Athey Jr. sentenced Freddie Lee Kendricks Jr. in Warren County Circuit Court on Monday to three years in prison for committing one felony count of domestic assault – a third or ...

Planning Commission member signals possible resignation

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MIDDLETOWN – A Planning Commission member suggested Monday he might resign as members continue to work on the town’s Comprehensive Plan. The statement from John Copeland came after new commission member Mark Dalton and town attorney J. David Griffin suggested they slow down and go through ...

Small fire at Holiday Inn; no injuries reported

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The Holiday Inn at 111 Hospitality Road in Front Royal had a small fire in a storage room on Monday night. Chief Richard Mabie, of the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, said that fire personnel responded to a call at 11:16 p.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn. An electrical ...

School division revisits long-term facilities plan

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County School Board members have begun revisiting the division's long-term facilities plan. In the wake of addressing the immediate needs of elementary school overcrowding by shifting Ashby Lee’s fifth-grade class to North Fork Middle School, and North Fork’s ...

New Market adopts tourism zone ordinance

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NEW MARKET — Town Council members adopted an ordinance Tuesday evening that establishes a tourism zone offering tax benefits, business license reductions and reduced sewer/tap hookup fees for a wide range of businesses throughout the town. Alex Berryman, New Market’s zoning administrator ...

Candidates share thoughts on issues facing the town

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FRONT ROYAL – The six town council candidates seeking three open seats in the Nov. 6 election last week participated in a forum and shared their thoughts on a variety of topics including tourism, parking issues and infrastructure issues. All candidates - Alford "A.D." Carter, incumbent ...

BAR hammers out minor Afton Inn details

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FRONT ROYAL - Renovation plans for the Afton Inn are moving along as the Board of Architectural Review recently approved a series of minor building details. Since the board's approval of general facade details in July, the annex facing Royal Avenue has been demolished, and stabilization work ...

School divisions attend educational conference

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Two area school divisions recently attended a national conference in Phoenix. During the week of Sept. 24-28, Shenandoah County Public Schools sent 19 staff members to EdLeader 21, a national conference in the Arizona state capital. The cost to the division was approximately $32,000, or about ...

Cause of Front Royal man’s death remains unknown

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The cause of the death of Larry Dawson II, 28, of Front Royal, remains undisclosed by public safety officials. Dawson was declared dead Oct. 8 after being found unresponsive in the Shenandoah River at the Riverton Boat Landing, according to a Warren County Sheriff’s Office news ...

Police Blotter: Strasburg

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The Strasburg Police Department reported the following incidents in September: Sept. 1: A 17-year-old male, of Strasburg, was charged with auto larceny, reckless driving, not having a driver’s license and failure to report a hit and run. Sept. 1: Heather Jean Evans, 38, of Strasburg, was ...