Warren County

Tough Decisions

Construction workers use a concrete boom truck at the site of Warren County's future middle school off Happy Creek Road in Front Royal on Monday.  Even though the new middle school’s completion is more than a year away, the county has tried to set aside the money needed to staff and operate the facility. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 9, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders again face tough decisions when they put together the next fiscal budget.

Innovative teaching, technologized

Justin Birckbichler, center, a fourth grade teacher at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal, assists Olivia Jackson, 9, during a coding class at the school on Thursday. Birckbichler has been  named one of 34 Google innovators from a pool of educators worldwide and will be heading to Google headquarters later this month for an academy session. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 7, 2016

At Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School, teacher Justin Birckbichler is leading a particularly tech-savvy group of fourth graders and working on an Innovation Project designed to empower students’ families.

Blocked crossings a concern for county

A car crosses the railroad tracks on Fairground Road in Warren County on Friday. County officials are in talks with Norfolk Southern Railroad representatives to find ways to limit wait times at railroad crossings blocked by trains.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 5, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County officials are working with Norfolk Southern Corp and the Virginia Inland Port to fix blocked railroad crossings.

VDOT awards contract for bridge project

February 3, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – State transportation officials recently awarded a nearly $5 million contract for replace the Morgan Ford Bridge in Warren County.

Schools consider options after closings

School buses are parked at the Warren County Public School's Transportation Department on Criser Road in Front Royal on Thursday. Public schools in Warren and Frederick counties are closed today due to last weekend's blizzard.  Shenandoah County schools were already scheduled to be closed today.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 28, 2016

Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren county schools were among many districts that remained closed throughout the week during the aftermath and cleanup of winter storm Jonas.

Slow recovery from winter storm

January 27, 2016

Melting snow and working crews have managed to clear up many roads since the weekend snowstorm hit, but area schools have tried to keep students safe by announcing closures for another day this week.

Shelters, hospitals ready to help

January 22, 2016

Local organizations say they are ready to help those who will need shelter and emergency care this weekend.
Kathy Trenum,

VFW trying to rebuild after fire

Aerial units from Warren County, Strasburg, and Stephens City attack the roof area of the Front Royal VFW Post 1860 on North Royal Avenue during the July 11 fire. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 20, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – The local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter faces a tough time rebuilding after losing its home to fire six months ago.