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Police blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Aug. 31: A larceny was reported. Someone removed a cellphone on Kelly Road, Mount Jackson. Sept. 5: A destruction of property was reported. Someone damaged a vehicle tire on South Middle Road, Quicksburg. Sept. 6: A ...

Racing returns to Shenandoah Downs

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Saturday was opening day for harness racing at Shenandoah Downs. Storms and rumors of wind and rain slowed turnout but didn’t seem to dampen any spirits. The weather outlook was questionable all week as the valley expected torrential wind and rains from Hurricane Florence. ...

Storm expected to bring rain, flooding to area next week

Local News

Meteorologists say the Northern Shenandoah Valley can expect to feel the effects of Hurricane Florence early next week. The storm made landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, around 7:15 a.m. Friday, weather reports indicate. The hurricane moved slowly west at approximately 3 miles per hour. ...

School district to open suspension center

Local News

Shenandoah County Public Schools students placed on a suspension will no longer serve it outside of school. The school district is opening an alternative suspension center starting Oct. 1, a place where high school students will spend their days of suspension, without a cell phone, television ...

LFCC receives generous donation

Local News

Retired Lord Fairfax Community College president Cheryl Thompson-Stacy says she believes in the school, and that's why she recently donated $100,000 to it. “The nine years I was president was the most rewarding nine years of my life,” Thompson-Stacy said. “LFCC is such a huge asset to ...

Husband and wife charged with cruelty to children

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - A married couple was arrested Thursday on felony counts of cruelty to their six children after authorities found what they believed to be dirty conditions at their Bentonville home. Brian Wayne Tenney, 55, and Wendy Ellen Tenney, 43, were both charged on six felony counts of ...

Stonewall Jackson renames field to honor coach

Local News

Stonewall Jackson High School's football field will be renamed the Dick Krol Field at General Stadium, in honor of longtime coach Dick Krol. Krol in his more than 30 years with the school district has coached sports and taught math, caring more about the kids then wins and losses, said ...

Woman accused of failing to register chat account as a sex offender

Local News

A Shenandoah County woman convicted of proposing sex with a juvenile recently failed to register with state police as a non-violent sex offender. Pamela Jane Graham appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court on Friday where she stands charged with failing to register as a convicted ...

Researchers present findings on river water quality

Local News

BERRYVILLE — Between 2014 and 2016, scientists working for and partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey started looking into endocrine disruption in fish in the Shenandoah River. Endocrine disruption can harm the brain development and reproductive functioning of fish, according to the U.S. ...

Strasburg Eats Stand demolition moves forward

Local News

Asbestos abatement for the Eats Stand in the Strasburg town parking lot took place on Thursday as the town moves toward demolishing the building. Strasburg has received approval on the demolition from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, one of the last steps before the town can ...

Business News & Events

Business

First Bank On Sept. 7, First Bank broke ground on the renovation and expansion of its branch at 860 S. Main St., Woodstock. The 2,000 square-foot facility will double in size and feature a community services room open to the community and non-profit organizations to utilize for meetings. ...

Millions of dollars in aid for Virginia farmers is expected

Business

Trade wars and bad weather have crushed farmers this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates project a 12-year low in net farm income in 2018. The USDA releases projections for a range of farm data every February. Data is updated twice a year, once at the end of August and again at ...

Virginia Inland Port won’t suffer setbacks from Florence

Business

The Virginia Inland Port was ready for the worst and is ready to withstand whatever effects may be felt by the remnants of Hurricane Florence in the coming days. Thanks to a plan of action in the face of what has been billed as the worst storm the Mid-Atlantic has seen in decades, VIP remains ...

Man accused of abducting girlfriend at knifepoint

Local News

WOODSTOCK – A grand jury indicted a man Wednesday on charges of abduction, domestic assault and appearing drunk in public. Clarida Wayne Yates, 44, of 1300 Rigglman Drive, Apt. A, Timberville, remains incarcerated at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. New Market police officer ...

Holtzman wants to turn cafeteria into apartments

Local News

The Mount Jackson Planning Commission held a joint public hearing Monday evening to discuss the conversion of the old Triplett High School cafeteria into apartment units. Todd Holtzman said he has permits to begin building a brewpub in the old Triplett High School building but is requesting a ...

Community comes together for Day of Caring

Local News

STRASBURG — Local businesses, groups, and organizations came together to kick off the 2018 United Way Campaign with the annual Day of Caring on Wednesday. For two days, the United Way of Northern Shenandoah County, which comprises Winchester, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke, and Page ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

Local News

WOODSTOCK – A grand jury Wednesday indicted a Shenandoah County man accused of committing sex crimes against a child. Judge Clark Ritchie issued a bench warrant in Shenandoah County Circuit Court for the arrest of Gary Michael Ladd, 42, of 6183 Zepp Road, Maurertown, on two charges of ...

Man accused of selling drugs from house

Local News

WOODSTOCK – A Strasburg man stands accused of dealing drugs from his home in town earlier this year. A grand jury indicted Jesse Charles Higgins in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday on charges of marijuana distribution and possession, manufacturing a controlled substance, two ...

Man charged with trespassing and destruction of property

Local News

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office  deputies on Tuesday arrested a man who was beating on a woman's door after he had been told she did not want to see him. A 37-year-old woman called for help after 34-year-old Durvin Wick showed up at her home on Piccadilly Street in Edinburg, said Capt. ...

30 animals seized from the owner of burned-down kennel

Local News

Warren County Animal Control seized 30 animals Wednesday from the owner of a kennel that burned down in a March 2017 fire, according to a Warren County Sheriff's Office news release.  The fire at Wendy Tenney's 63 Limeton Church Road kennel resulted in the death of a dozen-plus Australian ...