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Settlement proposed in RSW Jail inmate’s death

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A proposed settlement to a lawsuit stemming from an inmate's death at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail has been filed in U.S. District Court. An approval hearing on the proposed settlement involving the death in 2016 of Brendon Garrett Sullins has been scheduled for today. It ...

County to revisit smaller lot sizes for homes

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County could take a different approach to let developers put more houses on smaller lots. County Planner Jill Jefferson presented a proposal to the Planning Commission last week that, if approved by the Board of Supervisors, could allow developments to occur on smaller ...

School division proposes new calendar that takes fair week off

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Shenandoah County Public Schools is now proposing a new school calendar which gives students off the entire week of the county fair. School Board members will discuss the revised calendar at Thursday night’s meeting. It was two years ago that the school division shifted its calendar to ...

Attorney alerts board to loophole in proposed tax break rules

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders nearly left a loophole in a proposed change to the local real estate tax break for senior citizens and disabled residents. County Attorney Jason Ham told the Board of Supervisors at its meeting last week that he and staff members continue to draft the ...

Police Blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Oct. 29: A larceny was reported. Someone removed a ladder on Red Banks Road, Mount Jackson. Oct. 30: Matthew Allen Haymond, of Mount Jackson, was charged with violating a protective order. Court date is 9 a.m. Nov. 29 ...

Family Promise to offer transitional housing for homeless

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Since 2016, Family Promise of Shenandoah County has been helping to assist families in the region who are struggling financially or have lost their homes. The organization is now taking its cause to the next level by offering families transitional housing. Sherry Arey, who serves as the ...

Less-invasive heart surgery comes to Winchester Medical Center

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WINCHESTER — In December 2017, Glen Hamric, 83, went to Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, West Virginia, after a gallbladder procedure he had had the previous day that left him with a bloated stomach. "I swelled up like I was pregnant," Hamric said. When he arrived at the hospital, ...

Woodstock police, FBI hold human trafficking seminar

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Woodstock police recently hosted the local FBI and employees of area hotels for a training session on how to help identify possible victims of human trafficking. “It does not always look like you think it would, so we wanted to share things to look for and let them know when you see these ...

Virginia Tech students get hands-on experience at Burnshire Dam

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WOODSTOCK – Civil engineering students from Virginia Tech visiting the Burnshire Dam recently found that  life in the field isn’t the same as life in the lab. Paolo Scardina is a civil engineer and professor at Virginia Tech. When Casey Harvey, a recent graduate and daughter of the ...

The Warren County Beer Party shakes up partisan politics

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FRONT ROYAL – What started with David Downes’ frustration over difficulties in obtaining an off-street parking exemption for his Virginia Beer Museum has morphed into an effort to strip partisan politics from the Town Council election. Downes, a lawyer and Beer Museum proprietor, recently ...

Panel recommends denial of impound lot permit

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WOODSTOCK – A towing company hoping to run an impound lot near Toms Brook faced a setback this week. The Shenandoah County Planning Commission voted 4-2 to recommend that the Board of Supervisors deny a special-use permit to JPG Towing to operate an impound lot at 2155 Mt. Olive Road near ...

6th District candidate rallies troops

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FRONT ROYAL – As Election Day nears, 6th District congressional candidate Jennifer Lewis stopped by the Warren County Democratic Committee’s Headquarters on Friday for a meet and greet with voters over coffee and donuts. Lewis, a mental health care worker, is running against State Del. ...

Business News & Events: Nov. 3

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Company expanding   Winchester Cold Storage Co., once known as the world’s largest apple storage company, broke ground in May to expand its Brooke Road facility in Winchester. The company, a third-party logistic provider and partner for temperature-controlled warehousing and ...

Board of Supervisors hears of need for elementary schools

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MOUNT JACKSON - Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston unveiled the system's new priorities for its long-term facilities planning at a joint meeting Tuesday of the School Board and Board of Supervisors. He told the supervisors that Shenandoah County Public Schools is the ...

County to re-bid for new trash collection site

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders decided Thursday to try again at bidding out a new trash collection site after offers came in higher than estimates. The county has, for at least two years, anticipated that it would need to close the waste collection facility at 3355 John Marshall ...