Shenandoah County

School board candidates discuss relationships, facilities plan

This is the last of a three-part series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum in which candidates of the Fifth District seeking a seat on the school board answered questions from the audience. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the School Board seat once held by ...

District 4 hopefuls participate in forum

Editor's note: This is part three of a forum held for candidates seeking the District 4 seats on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board. WOODSTOCK – Candidates running for District 4 seats on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board responded to questions at a forum ...

District 4 candidates participate in forum

Note: This is part two of a forum held for candidates seeking the District 4 seats on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board. WOODSTOCK – Candidates running for District 4 seats on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board responded to questions at a forum Wednesday. Karl ...

District 4 candidates field questions at forum

Editor's note: This is part one of a forum held for candidates seeking the District 4 seats on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board. WOODSTOCK – Karl Roulston and Michelle Manning, candidates running for District 4 seats on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors and the School ...

County to seek disaster relief from drought

WOODSTOCK – The latest dry spell likely hurt Shenandoah County farmers in the pocket, government leaders learned Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors acted on this information Tuesday and voted 6-0 to adopt a resolution that directs County Administrator Mary T. Price to make a formal request to ...

Board backs sheriff’s push for crime probe funds

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders on Tuesday backed the sheriff’s push for $3.4 million in criminal-probe assets despite no ruling yet by a judge. The Board of Supervisors voted 6-0 on a proposal to make the county a party to an effort by Sheriff Timothy C. Carter to obtain a ...

Board spars with commissioner over land-use tax

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County Commissioner of the Revenue Kathy Black stood her ground last week as some supervisors wanted her to rescind a penalty against a landowner. The Board of Supervisors invited Black to a work session Thursday to discuss rollback taxes – the penalty paid by a ...

District 1 candidates respond to questions at forum

Editor’s note: This is the third part of a forum held for candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors. QUICKSBURG – Candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors answered questions during the first of three forums Tuesday. Supervisor ...

Christian group seeks tax refund for troubled school property

WOODSTOCK – A religious group whose Christian school in Maurertown closed a few years ago wants a refund of almost $33,000 from Shenandoah County. The Community Christian School of Shenandoah Valley Inc. has asked the county for a donation of $32,788 that represents back taxes, penalties and ...

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 ...

Sheriff wants funds released

The Shenandoah County sheriff is asking the Shenandoah County Circuit Court to declare that funds from an undercover operation, currently controlled by the Sheriff's Office, U.S. Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, should be given solely to the ...

United Way announces merger with Page County

WINCHESTER - United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley and United Way of Page County have merged. The organization will assume the geographic region of Page County in addition to its current territory of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah counties and the City of Winchester. Nadine Pottinga, ...

Hopefuls for supervisor’s seat speak at forum

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a forum held for candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors. Read the first part at http://tinyurl.com/ycez676g.   QUICKSBURG – Candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors answered ...

District 1 candidates respond to questions at forum

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a story on a forum held for candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday evening. QUICKSBURG – Candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors answered questions during the first of three ...

Teacher tries to find hope after Texas flooding

In the midst of death and flooding that left nothing but ruin, a teacher new to the Shenandoah County Public Schools system has found support in the schools. Rebecca Derharoutian is a special education teacher at W.W. Robinson and Central High School. She transferred on July 28 to Virginia, ...

Seniors learn more about Alzheimer’s, Project Lifesaver

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 ...

Shenandoah County puts kibosh on jail savings plan

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 ...

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 ...

Internet dangers discussion raises ire of some parents

Frank warnings of the dangers the internet can pose for children have stirred discord among some parents of Shenandoah County public schools students. Some have taken to social media to express how upset they are with school officials about talks of a sexual nature when they went to pick up ...

Supervisor raises concern with panel appointments

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County supervisor called out his colleagues Tuesday for stonewalling efforts to fill seats on a local panel. Vice Chairman Richard Walker voiced his concern that the Board of Supervisors has failed to appoint members to fill vacancies on the Social Services Board ...