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Town moves foward with jaywalking ordinance

Local News

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 ...

Council: ATF facility should remain local

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - The Town Council hopes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Canine Center will remain in Front Royal. The council at its regular Monday meeting unanimously approved a resolution supporting the facility's continued presence in town. This comes about a month ...

One step closer to a football field of their own

Local News

MIDDLETOWN – Stephens City Seminoles youth football organizers are one step closer to having a field to play on. Todd Legge, senior vice president of Strasburg Midget Football and head coach of the junior division of  the Strasburg Rams, spoke at a public hearing Monday night before the ...

Warren County schools report a smooth start

Local News

The new school year in Warren County marks the beginning of E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School’s participation in the Community Eligibility Program. Under that program, the Warren County Public Schools division provides students with free breakfasts and lunches through a reimbursement ...

Man held on gun, abduction charges after standoff

Local News

WOODSTOCK – A Rockingham County man accused of holding a person hostage in Mount Jackson and then fleeing law enforcement before keeping authorities at bay for hours over the weekend remains in jail without bond. David Wayne Bressette, 31, of 168 Lee Jackson Court, Apt. 6, Broadway, appeared ...

Why town, county going it alone on new radio systems

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - Both the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Front Royal Police Department will soon have new Motorola VHF radio systems.  The county approved the $1.17 million purchase of system upgrades in June 2017 while the town will vote on a new $545,000 system that councilmembers ...

Goodlatte’s son gives to Democrat vying for seat

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The son of retiring Republican congressman Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, has disclosed he is backing the Democrat vying for the open House seat in November and doing so with a hefty campaign contribution. Bobby Goodlatte announced via Twitter over the weekend that he contributed the maximum amount ...

Police blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Aug. 1: A larceny was reported. Someone removed car parts from a vehicle on North Main Street, Woodstock. Aug. 3: A breaking and entering was reported. Someone entered a residence on Senedo Road, Edinburg, and caused ...

Scanner owners react to switch to encrypted police radios

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - Citizens tuning into the communications of the Warren County Sherriff's Office and Front Royal Police Department via scanners will soon have quieter houses.  Both departments plan to move to fully encrypted radio systems, which will make those scanners unable to capture that ...

Police cite officer safety as reason for encryption

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – Communications on the Warren County Sheriff’s Office’s and the Front Royal Police Department’s new radios will be fully encrypted, with Sheriff Daniel McEathron and Chief Kahle Magalis citing officer safety as the primary reason for the decision. When communications ...

Defense attorney, prosecutor spar over expert’s qualifications

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A Shenandoah County man serving a life sentence argues that the trial judge erred by allowing a jury to consider testimony by an unqualified expert witness. A jury found Patrick Wakeman guilty on one count of rape at the end of a three-day trial in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on May 3, ...

Cat in Front Royal tested positive for rabies

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A cat that was reported acting strangely around 22 West Duck St. in Front Royal has tested positive for rabies. A news release from the Warren County Sheriff's Office said someone complained on July 26 about  “a cat was chasing people and acting aggressively.” On Thursday, test results ...

Jaywalking ordinance public hearing set for Monday

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – The town plans to start enforcing jaywalking rules in response to pedestrians being struck by vehicles. At 7 p.m. today, the Town Council will hold a public hearing regarding the adoption of the state’s jaywalking ordinance into the town’s code. The proposed jaywalking ...

Middletown holding hearing on football field, lease

Local News

Middletown Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7 tonight and possibly vote on a lease that would result in bringing league football to town. “As a former semi-pro and college quarterback, I love football;  I love the game and I love what it instills in young people. It is very ...

Shenandoah Bowling Lanes reopens, offering a door to the past

Business

MOUNT JACKSON - Duckpin bowling - a version of bowling with smaller balls and pins - has returned to town as Shenandoah Bowling Lanes is reopening. The alley, located at 5904 Main St. will hold its soft opening today from noon to 10 p.m. Mount Jackson native Tina Bowman, the alley's new ...

Bargain hunters, vendors galore line Route 11 for the Yard Crawl

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Rain is probably going to fall on the Yard Crawl today. National Weather Service meteorologist Jeremy Geiger said there is a 60 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible, for the area. Rain will most likely occur between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., he added. It will not keep Kimberly ...

Warren County schools prepare for new year

Local News

FRONT ROYAL — Shortly after school starts in Warren County on Monday, the district is slated to receive four new buses. But the new buses won’t be traveling the routes that students take to school in the morning, Aaron Mitchell, director of transportation for the district, said. That’s ...

4 endangered species foals born at biology institute

Local News

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal has had four Przewalski horse foals born this year, the largest number of births of the animals the institute has had in 28 years. The horses are native to the Gobi desert region in Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan, and are endangered ...

Authorities charge man in building fire

Local News

Authorities have accused a local man of intentionally starting a fire at a Warren County trucking business Thursday morning. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Allen Hay and charged him with burning or destroying personal property, entering someone’s property with the intent ...

Business News & Events

Business

Global Connections Employment Global Connections to Employment, headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, has expanded operations by acquiring Able Forces Inc., creating job opportunities for people with disabilities. Started by two veterans to provide employment opportunities to military veterans ...