Warren County

Warren County schools to start new GPS software

The Warren County Public Schools system will soon use a new GPS service for its school buses. Aaron Mitchell, the director of transportation for the district, said that the new service would allow the district to track how well the buses are following their routes. “It allows us to make ...

Crash kills Linden woman, six others hospitalized

Aimee Nicole Shemwell, 29, of Linden, died in a crash at 7:15 p.m. Monday in Warren County, according to Virginia State Police Sgt. F. “Les” Tyler. Shemwell was in the passenger seat of a 2004 GMC Yukon SUV as the vehicle traveled southbound on Winchester Road. Her husband, Michael Spencer ...

Kennel permit under scrutiny

Warren County officials could revoke a kennel owner’s permit, though local zoning officials now appear willing to talk with the dog breeder. Wendy Tenney lost 16 of her Australian shepherds in the March 6 fire that destroyed the kennel for her dog-breeding operation at 63 Limeton Church ...

Elected leaders, merchants oppose park fee hike

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders oppose a proposal to hike entrance fees at the Shenandoah National Park. The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to adopt a resolution in opposition to a National Park Service proposal to increase the daily entrance fee from $25 to $70 per vehicle during ...

Warren County schools and Valley Health will swap land

FRONT ROYAL —Warren County Public Schools will swap parcels of land with Valley Health as the hospital system moves toward replacing Warren Memorial Hospital. The Warren County School Board voted unanimously during their meeting on Wednesday to swap land the school district owns by Leach ...

Rockland Park moves ahead of schedule

FRONT ROYAL – Construction on Warren County’s Rockland Park has jumped ahead of schedule thanks to other nearby economic development projects. H&W Construction worked with county staff on grading along the east and west sides of Fishnet Boulevard near the entrance to Rockland Park. ...

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 ...