Warren County

Hearing on evidence in murder case delayed

A murder suspect's attempt to suppress evidence obtained by law enforcement at the time of his arrest will have to wait. David Glynn Hoyle, 33, of Front Royal, appeared in Warren County Circuit Court on Friday before Judge Ronald L. Napier. Public defender Tim Coyne and Assistant Public ...

Lake Front Road tops priority list

FRONT ROYAL – The sole access road for a Warren County neighborhood now tops the list of local road-improvement priorities. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to adopt the Rural Addition Priority List of projects aimed at improving various roads through cost-sharing agreements with ...

Car crash victim dies from injuries

James Seth Snyder, of Martinsburg, West Virginia,  died in INOVA Fairfax Hospital at 10:13 p.m. on Wednesday due to injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash on Saturday, according to a news release from state police. The accident occurred when Snyder, 20,  was traveling eastbound on ...

Area school districts receive grant for safety equipment

Area schools have received grant money for new school security equipment grants. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday announced $6 million in  security equipment grants to schools in 104 divisions and three regional education programs. The grants will pay for items such as: video monitoring ...

Warren to hire more instructional assistants to deal with large classes

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County Schools will be hiring three instructional assistants in an effort to provide small group instruction to students in large classes. The Warren County School Board voted unanimously to approve the new positions during its meeting Wednesday night. Warren County ...

Sheriff proposes program to keep employees

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders showed little support Tuesday for a program the sheriff says could cut turnover in his agency. The Board of Supervisors took Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron’s proposed career development program under advisement at a work session after members reiterated a ...

Port Authority tries again for Rockland Road crossing grant

FRONT ROYAL – The Virginia Port Authority plans to try again to seek federal money for a potential solution to blocked railroad crossings in Warren County. The authority intends to apply for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant through the U.S. Department of ...

Regional graduation rates exceed state average

Students at regional schools are graduating at a higher rate than the statewide average, according to data the Virginia Department of Education released on Wednesday. The Department of Education’s data shows that Shenandoah County Public Schools had a four-year graduation rate of 96.3 ...

Rivermont fire station moves forward

FRONT ROYAL – Work on a new home for the Rivermont Volunteer Fire Department moved forward Monday as officials talked  about the size and possible cost of the project. The Warren County Building Committee discussed two options for a new Rivermont station on Stokes Airport Road near ...

Board OKs rules for dog tethers

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County dog owners face stricter rules when they tie up their animals. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add a section to the county code that continues to allow tethering dogs and other canines under certain circumstances. But the new rules prohibit tethering ...

In Brief

Authorities find wanted inmate FRONT ROYAL -- An inmate in the work-release program at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail who walked off the job Friday now faces an escape charge. The Warren County Sheriff's Office located Jeffrey Aaron Staples in a home in the 1300 block of ...

Road work for Royal Farms moves forward

FRONT ROYAL – A years-long effort to improve part of U.S. 340-522 in Warren County and spur development can finally move forward. The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority and the county Board of Supervisors entered into a memorandum of agreement Friday to improve part of ...

County to consider dog tether rules

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County could put dog owners on a short leash with proposed tethering rules under consideration. The Board of Supervisors plans to hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed ordinance that establishes regulations governing the use of tethers on dogs. Supervisors already ...

State releases official school accreditation results

The Virginia Department of Education released accreditation results for state schools on Wednesday. The results verified expectations that Ressie Jeffries Elementary School in Warren County and North Fork Middle School and W.W. Robinson Elementary School would have their accreditation denied ...

Board OKs higher ambulance fees

FRONT ROYAL – Patients picked up by ambulance in town and Warren County could pay more for the ride to the hospital. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to change the fees that the county’s billing company charges for ambulance transportation. Supervisors took action on the item as part ...

County looks at overtime pay for responders

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County could save money by changing the way it pays emergency responders and  bringing its policy in line with other localities. The Board of Supervisors heard during a work session Tuesday from Human Resources Manager Jodi Saffelle and Richard Mabie, chief of the ...

Warren County to bring in counselors to schools

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County Schools are set to bring in counselors to provide mental health services to students inside the schools. During a School Board retreat on Wednesday, Michael Hirsch, director of special services for the district, said that the new positions would make it easier for ...

EDA board seeks changes to its rules

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority's Board of Directors plans to change its rules after questions arose about how the body operates. The EDA plans to ask the Board of Supervisors to approve several proposed changes to the authority’s bylaws. ...