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George Bowers Sr.: Spring bulbs illustrate God’s work

Thanks to an unusually early warm-up, crocuses and some daffodils are now in full bloom. The vibrant purples, yellows, and whites brighten up the landscape that is largely still dominated by browns and greys. These early harbingers assure us that spring is indeed on the way and that winter is ...

Peter Brookes: Busting brush for birds in Pennsylvania

Last fall, I mentioned to a hunting buddy here in the Old Dominion that I was packing up and heading for the north Pennsylvania woods for the weekend to hunt up some ruffed grouse. His reply to my hopeful declaration was: “Ooooooh … ruffed grouse in the woods … that’s a tough bird ...

Tom Crosby: Audi’s 2016 Q3 subcompact luxury SUV seeks market footing

Seven years ago Audi entered the luxury sport utility vehicle market with the full-size Q7, subsequently adding a Q5 in 2012 and a smaller Q3 last year. For 2016, the Q3 has redesigned front and rear lights, grille and some side fascia changes, plus upgrades to a top fit and finish interior. ...

Jason Wright: Close call prompts simple promise

Have you ever had an experience behind the wheel when the difference between life and death was thinner than an eyelash? They are those life-blink moments that pass with a flash and remind you that life’s closing curtain can drop to the stage without warning. Recently I was driving near ...

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Strasburg man dies in crash

A Strasburg man died in a single-car crash late Thursday afternoon on U.S. 11 around Mt. Hebron Road near Strasburg. Virginia State Police said the victim, identified as Dustin Daniel Baker, 20, died at the scene as a result injuries sustained in the crash. Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler of the state ...

23 arrested on 105 drug charges

Law enforcement officials in Shenandoah County arrested 23 people and filed 105 drug-related charges against them Friday, the culmination of an investigation that lasted slightly more than a year. Lt. Chris Baker, of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, said a majority of those arrested ...

Year in Review: Use of force, heroin top police issues in 2016

The national debate over when and how police should use force in fighting crime reached area departments in 2016, although they were largely spared the protest and political turmoil that have rocked larger communities elsewhere. Attorney General Mark Herring launched a series of training ...

Year in Review: Heroin, murder cases weighed on courts in 2016

A few cases stand out every year among the thousands crowding onto state and federal court dockets in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Some are notable for their drama, others for important legal and social issues they raise and still others are memorable for the level of interest they generate ...

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Veteran judge recalls major cases, weighs in on legal system

WOODSTOCK – Judge Dennis L. Hupp retired Aug. 1 after 26 years presiding over courts in Virginia’s 26th Judicial Circuit. But Hupp, 67, hasn’t completely hung up his robe just yet as he plans to serve as a substitute judge beginning in November. Hupp sat for an interview Friday in the ...

Community honors Judge Hupp

WOODSTOCK – The community came out in force Thursday to honor Judge Dennis L. Hupp for his 26 years on the bench. Judge Bruce D. Albertson, chief judge of Virginia’s 26th Judicial Circuit, presided over a special session held in the Shenandoah County Circuit Court to commemorate Hupp’s ...

Judge sentences man in fifth domestic assault

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man must serve time in jail for his fifth domestic-assault conviction. Judge Clark A. Ritchie sentenced Michael Alon Gilardi in the Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to two years in prison with one year and three months suspended for committing ...

RSW inmates charged with fighting

A man awaiting trial on a murder charge now stands accused of fighting with a fellow inmate at the regional jail in Warren County last month. David Glynn Hoyle Jr. remains held without bond at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, charged with first-degree murder and use of a ...

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SU’s Stewart balancing duty to football and country this season

WINCHESTER – Each Saturday during college football season, Casey Stewart dons the red, white and blue uniform of Shenandoah University and takes the field alongside his teammates. One weekend a month, the Front Royal native also reunites with a different team, one to which those same colors ...

Hawks ‘at a crossroads’ entering homecoming game vs. Mason

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline’s football team is not yet halfway through its season, and yet the Hawks have already hit a critical juncture in the 2018 campaign. Skyline is just 1-3 after last week’s shutout loss to Handley and has entered must-win territory heading into tonight’s homecoming ...

Falcons eager for home opener against Brentsville

WOODSTOCK – For the first time since Aug. 31, Central will play a football game. The Falcons, who, due to the cancellation of the varsity football seasons for Manassas Park and Park View in Sterling, had rare consecutive bye weeks, finally return to action for the first time in three weeks ...

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Council candidate discusses his platform

FRONT ROYAL - A former town councilman is hoping to regain his seat in the upcoming November election. Chris Holloway, 54,  is employed by MC Dean, Inc. and previously served on the Town Council from 2008 to 2012, which included a two-year stint as vice mayor. He has also served as ...

Low water bridge reopens after flooding

The Morgan Ford Bridge reopened late Friday afternoon after a three-day closure that was the result of complications from recent rain events. Sandy Myers, Virginia Department of Transportation communications manager, said over the phone at 2 p.m. Friday that the bridge would reopen at about 3 ...

Historic plot donated to Warren County

FRONT ROYAL – Two sisters have donated to the county a tract of land once inhabited by a prominent local family. Tannis Warren, 77, of Warrenton, and Patricia Bonner, 73, of Decatur, Georgia, donated about 10.6 acres off Marys Shady Lane. It is the site of Happy Creek Manor, which burned ...

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Warren County supervisor sues EDA director

Tom Sayre, a member of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Jennifer McDonald, the executive director for the Warren County Economic Development Association. In the suit, Sayre accuses McDonald of planting his phone number at a crime scene at her house ...

Warren schools move toward renovations to A.S. Rhodes

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County Public Schools is moving toward renovating A.S. Rhodes Elementary School after School Board members informally agreed to have the district request bids from architectural firms for the project. During a School Board work session on Wednesday, Melody Sheppard, ...

Strasburg police arrest man on malicious wounding charge

The Strasburg Police Department arrested Kenneth Ritter, 48, on a charge of malicious wounding on Monday. Police Chief Wayne Sager said that the magistrate’s office contacted the Strasburg police after receiving a request for a protective order from the victim in the case against Ritter. ...

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Middletown police seize cigarettes from local store

Middletown police Wednesday seized packs of cigarettes that did not have local sales tax stamps from the ABS Food Mart store on Main Street. “Our Town Hall got a tip that one of our stores was not collecting the local tax on cigarettes,” Middletown Police Chief Gary Benedict Jr. said. ...

Front Royal police seek help with case

Front Royal police are asking for help in an investigation of shots fired into a home. Officers on Sept. 5 raced to a home in the 100 block of Beeden Lane after they received a call of shots being fired into a home, according to a post on the department's Facebook page. They found the house ...

Middletown police receive grant to promote traffic safety

Area drivers may soon start to see more of Middletown police officers promoting safety on the roads. Town police received a $3,500 grant at the end of August from the state Department of Motor Vehicles to be used for traffic safety from Oct. 1 through September 2019. “We had zero fatal ...

Schools chief answers supervisors’ questions about salary

Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston recently spoke to the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors about the division's hiring of a supervisor for Student Career and Business Partnerships. The hiring in July of Todd Lynn, principal at North Fork Middle School, to the ...

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Generals showing improvement heading into battle with Leemen

QUICKSBURG - Stonewall Jackson continues to make improvements, even if they are small ones. The 0-4 Generals have shown signs of progress according to head football coach Pete Lampman, and he hopes to see more of that as his team plays at Robert E. Lee today at noon. The game was postponed ...

Rams, Wildcats eager to face off in non-district clash

Last year's Strasburg-Warren County football game was a thriller and both teams are expecting more of the same when they meet again tonight at Warren County. Both teams haven't forgotten how competitive last year's game was, and Warren County head coach Brian Bush said he expects this year's ...

Gregg helps Warriors advance to regionals

FRONT ROYAL - Sherando needed someone to step up on Tuesday in the Class 4 Northwestern District golf tournament and Parker Gregg did just that. The junior shot an 80 to help lead the Warriors into regionals. Sherando finished third in the Class 4 Northwestern District tourney, which was held ...

Skyline’s Sims places second in Class 3 Northwestern District tourney

FRONT ROYAL - Lauren Sims made the most out of her last Northwestern District golf tournament. The Skyline senior shot a 75 on Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club to finish second in the Class 3 Northwestern District tournament. "It's a pretty good feeling going into regionals and playing ...