Warren County

Report: Warren County growing slow and steady

February 23rd, 2015

Warren County saw a 1.1 percent growth in population and a 0.53 percent growth in approved housing units in 2014, according to a report released by the Planning Commission.

Park funds pollinator research project

February 23rd, 2015

Shenandoah National Park has announced the first project under a new research grant program, according to a Feb. 20 news release.

Filling the gaps

Herb Melrath, owner of the Daily Grind on Main Street in Front Royal, stocks his shelves with coffee last Thursday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 22nd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — President Calvin Coolidge once said, “The chief business of the American People is business,” and that is certainly true of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority.

Ride sharing firms could expand into region

February 22nd, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation into law legalizing and regulating the operation of ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the commonwealth.

Insult to injury: More cold coming

Scott Terndrup clears the sidewalk outside of neighbor Bob Baker's home on High Street in Strasburg on Tuesday morning.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 17th, 2015

The snowstorm responsible for dumping up to 11 inches of snow on portions of southerm Virginia dropped an average of just under 4 inches on the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Warren board votes to expand parking ticket issuance

February 17th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL—The Warren County Board of Supervisors voted to expand an ordinance regarding issuance of tickets in handicap spaces and fire lanes into the corporate limits of Front Royal, as well as approved a conditional use permit for a short term rental to a property on Twin Oaks Drive in Bentonville, Tuesday evening.

New budget could include pay raises

February 16th, 2015

Warren County departments kept their requests for more money in next year’s budget to a minimum in case they can get pay raises.

Snow expected to hit valley areas this afternoon

February 16th, 2015

The northern Shenandoah Valley region, and much of Virginia, is under a winter storm warning from noon today until noon on Tuesday, according to the national Weather Service.

Blue Ridge classes give students an edge

February 16th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Third year students at Blue Ridge Technical Center in Front Royal were studying college-level engineering earlier this week – a feat their teacher Tom Breed said will give them an edge when they begin their post-high school studies.

Board discusses benefits of testing

February 13th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — During a presentation on public school testing at a meeting of the Warren County School Board, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Greg Drescher acknowledged that however frequent, benchmark assessments are critical in helping administrators ensure students are learning along the way.

Inland port doing swell, officials say

Russell Held, director of  economic development for the Port of Virginia, speaks during a news conference on the health of the port held Thursday  in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 12th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The Virginia Inland Port is driving commerce, employment and setting record numbers of shipments, officials with the Port of Virginia said Thursday afternoon.