Warren County

County, EDA looking into workforce answers

July 27, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce are starting a project focused on enhancing the area’s workforce opportunities.

Building for the future

Warren County Superintendent of Schools L. Gregory Drescher stands at an adjustable keyboard in his office. Among his plans for the new school year is the hope of implementing a health and wellness initiative for students and staff.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 26, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Sitting at an asymmetrical cherry wood table he built himself, new Warren County Public Schools Superintendent L. Gregory Drescher said he has some constructive plans for the future of the school system.

A growing concern

A toppled headstone in Prospect Hill Cemetery is one concern area residents have expressed about the 40-acre property in southern Front Royal they fear has been under -maintained.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 23, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Prospect Hill Cemetery has served Front Royal for 150 years, but some area residents said a cemetery in disrepair does little to honor its history.

Jail authority awaits final reports on inmate’s death

July 23, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Superintendent William T. Wilson said Thursday that the jail’s internal investigation into the recent death of an inmate will be concluded once the Warren County Sheriff’s Office wraps up its investigation.

Tractor Supply in talks for store

July 22, 2015

The Tractor Supply Company is in talks with Richmond-based real estate firm Thalhimer to lease building space in the Royal Plaza Shopping Center of Front Royal.

Safety first

Darla Sue Moomaw, manager of the Woodstock Pool, takes a water sample along the edge of the pool on Tuesday. Moowaw and staff members take water samples for chlorine and pH on a daily basis. Town officials closed the pool Monday after fecal contamination was discovered in the water.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 21, 2015

Monday was one of the hottest days of the summer, but Woodstock Pool wasn’t open.

Nolan to leave Warren Memorial Hospital

Patrick Nolan

July 16, 2015

Patrick Nolan, president of Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, has announced he will leave Valley Health after 21 years for a new job with Inspira Health Network in New Jersey.

Foraging sustainable farming

Forrest Pritchard, of Smith Meadows Farm, explains the grazing and fencing of his chicken flock on Friday.   Kevin Green/Daily

July 10, 2015

Forrest Pritchard, of Smith Meadows Farm in Berryville, has a lot to say about natural rotational grazing.

Sale of surplus property could fund school repairs

July 9, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — At a Thursday night meeting, the Warren County School Board discussed using an additional $115,200 from the upcoming sale of surplus property to fund needed school repairs.