Community News

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 ...

No tax hike but water and sewer rates rise

MOUNT JACKSON -- The town council unanimously approved the fiscal year 2018 budget at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting. The approved budget is almost $4.8 million, an $800,000 increase from the 2017 budget. The general fund expects to see revenue and expenses at just over $2 million while ...

New police chief brings his experience to Middletown

Middletown residents will see a new face in town on July 1 when Gary Benedict Jr. takes over as police chief. Benedict, who won the council's approval Monday night for the position, is chief of police in Avon,  a small town in western New York. He has been the chief there for more than four ...

New Market hires new planner

NEW MARKET — The town has welcomed a new face to local government. Alex Berryman started on Thursday as the planner and zoning administrator. Berryman replaces the interim planner and zoning administrator,  Town Manager Mike Ritchie, who filled the position after Chad Neese resigned on Feb. ...

Historic preservation awards presented

The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three “Excellence in Historic Preservation” awards at its annual meeting and banquet May 16 at the Historic Edinburg Mill. The program recognizes outstanding preservation projects in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beauty and ...

Events

Grace Lutheran Church will host a festival of hymns written by Martin Luther as a centerpiece of the area’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation at 4 p.m. Sunday at 26 W. Boscawen St., Winchester. Leading the event will be Florence Jowers and her husband, the ...

Meet Rembrandt: Woodstock man inherits house and a giant grasshopper

WOODSTOCK-- Dwight Smith knew he would have some work to do when he was given the deed to his grandfather's house. His grandfather, who was born in 1900 and passed away in 2000, was a collector of old photos, appliances and knick knacks that Smith was tasked with sorting through. It wasn't ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock May 23 FEEDER: Cattle (720 head) Steers (131 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $165.00-176.00; 400-500 lbs., $166.00-173.00; 500-600 lbs., $145.00-165.00; 600-700 lbs., $149.00-162.00. M&L 2, 300-400 lbs., $149.00-167.00; 400-500 lbs., $160.00-169.00; 500-600 ...

Community News & Events: May 24

Shower A card shower is planned for Patsy Haun Jenkins, who will celebrate her 70th birthday June 2. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 364, Edinburg 22824. Grant The Petco Foundation has awarded a $17,000 grant to the Humane Society of Warren County to support its Waggin for Dragons boat race, ...

Volunteers receive financial training

Ten volunteers recently received 30 hours of training to enhance their financial management knowledge and develop abilities to present information to individuals and groups through the Master Financial Education Training Program offered through the Virginia Cooperative Extension in Front ...

Community News & Events: May 23

Showers • A card shower is planned for Nellie Tusing, who will celebrate her birthday Tuesday. Cards can be sent to 1693 Orchard Road, Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842. • A card shower is planned for Doris Racey, who will celebrate her 95th birthday Tuesday. Cards can be sent to 170 Benchoff ...

Wine, craft fest draws crowd to Front Royal

FRONT ROYAL — Crowds were bustling and wine was flowing as people from all over the country converged downtown to take part in the 31st annual Wine and Craft Festival. The festival, which was held on Main Street, featured more than 15 wine vendors, over 50 craft vendors, food and live ...