Community News

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 ...

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 ...