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Community News & Events: July 22

Library The Valley Wildlife Care Center will present a program on animal habitats as part of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bowman Library in Stephens City for ages 9 to 17. Registration required by calling ...

Community News & Events: July 24

 Lecture Dr. Jonathan Noyalas will give a lecture on understanding the Civil War through soldier’s letters at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Samuel Public Library in Front Royal. Information: 540-635-3153. Extension The Shenandoah County Extension Leadership Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at ...

Rouss Center for the Arts wins $2,000 grant

NEW MARKET-- The Rouss Center for the Arts prides itself on emphasizing the community part of community theater. Since September 2016, the theater has put on shows to entertain the public and bring notoriety to the area. Now, the Rouss Center is seeing hard work pay off. At Monday's town ...

In advance of 100th anniversary, fair pageant celebrates history

As the Shenandoah County Fair is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary with big name acts such as Dwight Yoakam and Martina McBride, one event is getting ready to take place prior to the fair's start: the Shenandoah County Fair Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 19 at ...

Hot, humid today: Warmer temps mean higher energy consumption

As temperatures continued to rise Thursday into today, with heat indices getting close to 100 degrees, home and office energy consumption will also be on the rise, according to the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative. Temperatures got as high as 91 degrees Thursday and are expected to be in ...

Public Meetings

There has been a change in time for this week's Shenandoah County School Board meeting. The board will hold a closed meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday and then will convene its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock.

Community News & Events: July 10

Sale The Humane Society of Warren County will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Julia Wagner Animal Shelter, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal. Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the shelter prior to the event. 4-H The ...

Town issues drought alert

Strasburg officials declared a drough-watch condition Friday and asked residents and businesses to conserve water. Low-flow levels on the Shenandoah River prompted the town to issue the declaration. The seven-day average flow as of Friday had dropped below 175 cubic feet per second. The town ...

Shenandoah County’s Class of 2017 top academic graduates

Shenandoah County Public Schools has announced the top academic graduates for the 2016-2017 school year: Stonewall Jackson High School On June 10, 118 seniors graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School. Of these, 30 will be attending a four-year college, 39 will be attending a two-year ...

Mount Jackson set for state historical marker dedication

As visitors pass through Mount Jackson, they will see a new historical marker in the center of town on U.S. Route 11.  The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will dedicate a marker Saturday highlighting the early history of the town. “It designates the history of the town,” said ...

Triplett Tech student fares well at national competition

Zachary Biggs, a recent Strasburg High School and Triplett Tech graduate, recently walked away with an award from the 2017 SkillsUSA Championships held June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky. After winning the state championship in carpentry, Biggs was pitted against 45 of the best high school ...

Woodstock celebrates new businesses

June has been a busy month for Woodstock as the town has seen two new businesses open their doors to the public. The Pantry at 117 held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday and Assisting Angels Home Care cut the ribbon on Friday. The owners of both businesses are first-time business ...

Warren County EmComm participates in national Field Day

Being able to communicate in an emergency is key. Letting first responders know where victims are stranded or how many people need help at a given time are just a few components of emergency response. But what happens if our usual means of communication, cell phones or radios, aren't working? ...

Community News & Events: June 21

Shower A card shower is planned for Dorothy Sheetz, who will celebrate her 95th birthday Friday. Cards can be sent to 803 S. Main St., Woodstock, Virginia 22664. Library "Build Your Reading with Mr. Fix It" will be the program for the New Market Area Library’s summer reading series at 10 ...