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Front Royal issues stricter water alert

Local News

An apparent drought has spurred at least two towns to require residents and businesses to conserve water. A lack of rain and low flow levels in the Shenandoah River prompted Front Royal and Strasburg to issue an alert for mandatory water conservation measures. Strasburg declared a "drought ...

Police academy project moving forward

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – A new criminal justice academy planned in town made it over some major hurdles in recent weeks. But whether or not the project spearheaded by the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority can stay within its $8 million budget remains uncertain. EDA Executive ...

Local thrift store reopens to serve community

Local News

STRASBURG – Lydia’s Clothes Closet will be celebrating its grand reopening and will hold a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. today. Diane Smith, Lydia’s manager, said she believes in giving back to the community. “Anyone that is really down on their luck we want to help out,” Smith ...

Meth trafficking ring bust leads task force to Quicksburg

Local News

A law enforcement operation has linked a Quicksburg residence to a Mexican methamphetamine ring, authorities said in a statement Thursday. Law enforcement officials with the multi-jurisdictional Skyline Drug Task Force arrested Marcos Maldonado-Payan, also known as “Cebollas Sanchez,” at ...

Overdose deaths reach 7-year peak

Local News

The number of opioid drug overdose deaths this year now equals the most that have died in any year since 2011 with three months remaining in 2017, according to the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition. In a press release Friday, the coalition stated that there have been 11 ...

Business Ledger

Business

Village at Orchard Ridge Janie Dickens-Bowman has been named volunteer coordinator at the Village at Orchard Ridge, a national Lutheran community near Winchester. The Winchester resident  joins the organization after a diverse career consisting of marketing and sales promotion for Rubbermaid ...

Planners, developer hash out housing project details

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FRONT ROYAL – A developer and town planners continue to discuss and consider proposed changes to perks offered with a large-scale housing project. The Front Royal Limited Partnership, headed by David Vazzana, has filed another update to a list of proposed changes to the proffers that would ...

State awards emergency grants

Local News

The state has awarded $2.7 million in grants to help localities plan and respond to emergencies in their areas. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management administers funds received from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funds come from the fiscal 2017 Emergency Management ...

Resident appeals Strasburg Board of Zoning Appeals decision

Local News

A town  resident is appealing a decision by the Strasburg Board of Zoning appeals ordering him to remove part of his fence. In June 2016, Daniel Helsey had applied for a permit to install a fence at his house, according to a petition filed with the Shenandoah County Circuit Court. But Town ...

Agents to start addressing Woodstock vultures

Local News

Agents will be in Woodstock on Monday to start efforts to chase vultures from the area. The town signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently for the officers to address vultures in various areas through out the town with expenditures not to exceed $10,000. The action ...

Two arrested in mobile meth lab bust

Local News

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man and a woman Wednesday and charged them with making methamphetamine while driving on Interstate 81. Adrian Paige Brown, 36, of Quicksburg, was allegedly driving a blue Ford northbound on Interstate 81 with Brian Michael ...

ACA premiums rise as insurers finalize their plans

Local News

Every county in the region will officially have a single insurer through the Affordable Care Act marketplace now that a Wednesday deadline for insurers to finalize their plans has passed. But while the deadline expired without the realization of earlier concerns that some counties might not ...

Seniors learn more about Alzheimer’s, Project Lifesaver

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WOODSTOCK -  A crowd of about 130 people at Thursday's  fourth annual Senior Choices seminar at the Moose Lodge in Woodstock  became a little more educated about Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, two of the more prominent medical worries afflicting those in their age groups. The event was ...

Jury trial tentatively set in burglary case

Local News

WOODSTOCK -- After recalculating an interstate speedy trial deadline Thursday, Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp tentatively set a jury trial to begin on Dec. 11 in a case involving a Martinsburg, West Virginia man accused in several Shenandoah County burglaries. Terry Wayne Siford, 41, was ...

Flea markets get first OK for Friday hours

Local News

Front Royal flea markets could soon open on Fridays once Town Council gives a final green light. Council plans to vote next month on changes to town code that would let flea markets operate on Fridays with a special-use permit. Council voted 6-0 this week to approve the ordinance amendment on ...

Pet of the Week: Mugzie a happy-go-lucky little fellow

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FRONT ROYAL – Mugzie, a 6-year-old chihuahua-beagle mix, is a charismatic, happy-go-lucky little fellow who greets everyone he sees, whether four-legged or human, with a wagging tail. He’s been at the shelter since Tuesday, said Kaley Wines, canine team leader. Mugzie was a transfer from ...

Fire & Rescue Report

Valley 911

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Sept. 18-24: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 1 Assault: 1 Cardiac arrest: 1 Chest pain: 3 Difficulty breathing: 2 Fall: 8 General illness: 4 Injured ...

Shenandoah County puts kibosh on jail savings plan

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders killed a measure Tuesday meant to save taxpayer dollars on the cost to run the regional jail. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-3 to approve a resolution to support the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority’s decision to refund and ...