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Front Royal

Police seek clues in attempted robbery

FRONT ROYAL – Town police are looking for two people suspected of injuring a woman during an attempted strong-arm robbery that occurred early Friday morning. The Front Royal Police Department received a report of an attempted strong-arm robbery just after midnight, according to information ...

Latham leaving R-MA as one of its top students

FRONT ROYAL - Randolph-Macon Academy's salutatorian Ryan Latham has kept busy in his time at school.  His extracurricular activities have included being captain of the soccer team, band commander, drum major and president of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor ...

Authority Board approves regional jail budget

FRONT ROYAL - Members of the Rappahannock-Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail Authority Board Thursday approved a $14.6 million budget for the jail that gives staff raises. The board had been considering either a 2 percent or a 2.5 percent raise to take effect either on July 1 or Jan. 1. What they ...

Police academy graduates 13

The Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy graduated 13 recruits Wednesday afternoon from its second law enforcement class. Newly certified Deputy Timothy Veach with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office spoke to his graduating classmates. “Looking at my classmates and what we have ...

Toray celebrates $45 million expansion, 35 new jobs

FRONT ROYAL - Representatives from the state, Toray and Japan gathered Tuesday to celebrate the company’s recently completed $45 million expansion and its addition of new jobs. The expansion not only increased Toray’s ability to produce its polyolefin foams that are used in vehicle ...

EDA finalizes $5.3 million building purchase

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority recently closed a deal to purchase a building that Executive Director Jennifer McDonald said she hopes will soon house manufacturing jobs. The EDA purchased a 14-acre industrial building at 426 Baugh Drive in the ...

VDOT to host Happy Creek Road public hearing

FRONT ROYAL - Citizens can share their feelings on the proposed $10.5 million worth of improvements slated for Happy Creek Road when the Virginia Department of Transportation holds a public hearing regarding the proposed construction Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Warren County Middle School, 522 ...

Two teens arrested after cars vandalized

FRONT ROYAL - Two arrests have been made after nearly two dozen cars were vandalized at a local auto shop, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release. Jonathan Michael Hendrickson, 18, was charged on a felony count of property destruction and five misdemeanor counts of property ...

Woman back in jail after failing drug testing

A Front Royal woman was arrested Tuesday after a judge in Warren County General District Court revoked her bond for allegedly failing ordered drug tests. Victoria Peterman, 35, was found in a back bedroom March 5 suffering from the effects of what authorities believe to have been a drug ...

Police commemorate fallen comrades

MIDDLETOWN - Area police gathered Monday to remember officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The Law Enforcement Memorial Service was hosted by the recently formed Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Center at Lord Fairfax Community College in recognition of National Police ...

County OKs secondary road improvement plan

FRONT ROYAL - County leaders have set priorities regarding which roads should be paved. The Board of Supervisors at its regular Tuesday meeting unanimously approved its secondary road system improvement plan. The plan is split into two lists of roads that will be paved through either the ...

Connolly will not seek re-election

FRONT ROYAL - Councilman John Connolly will not throw his name in the ring for November's election. Connolly, 33, announced at the Town Council's regular Monday meeting that he will not seek re-election, citing work and family as reasons he does not wish to retain a seat on the council. At the ...

Front Royal, African village connected through fundraising effort

FRONT ROYAL – Beth Waller previously thought it was best for her fundraising efforts to have a local angle and benefit the area. That changed last year when Herbie Kawuma contacted her friend Tammy Ruggiero via Facebook about his Light Up Life Foundation that aims to assist children in his ...

Town prioritizes pedestrian safety

FRONT ROYAL - Town officials hope to curb a trend of cars striking pedestrians. Due to an average of eight pedestrians being involved in traffic incidents over the last five years, Town Manager Joe Waltz said the S.T.O.P.S - smart towns observe pedestrian safety - program was instituted last ...

Front Royal business gives four cars away

A Front Royal business was able to help improve transportation for four area families. The Auto Care Clinic in Front Royal announced in January that it was hosting a car giveaway contest to someone in need and that it was seeking nominations. It turned out that four cars were given away. One ...

Town sends out new vehicle decals

FRONT ROYAL – Town citizens should be on the lookout for new vehicle decals to be arriving in the mail. Town Manager Joe Waltz explained that the town decided to mail out new decals because the state is requiring that inspection stickers be moved to the left side of windshields by the ...

Town mulls new police radios

FRONT ROYAL – Chief of Police Kahle Magalis says his department’s radio system is antiquated and needs to be replaced. He asked the Town Council at its Monday work session to consider purchasing an estimated $550,000 Project 25 radio system, saying the department has been “struggling ...

Planning Commission seat opens with resignation

FRONT ROYAL – One of the six seats on the town's Planning Commission is up for grabs. Town Clerk Jennifer Berry said Commissioner David Gushee recently announced his resignation from the board due to health issues and because he is moving  to Atlanta to be with his family. Berry said ...

Warren County High School senior is film competition finalist

FRONT ROYAL — Jacqui Ris, a senior at Warren County High School, has plans to become a director or cinematographer. She said she’s an intern with Mirandum Pictures and is going to study film at Virginia Commonwealth University next year. While she played a role in some other film making ...