Shenandoah County

Superintendent replies to facilities plan criticisms

The Shenandoah County Public Schools long term facilities plan continues to be one of leading topics this election season. One of the most sharply critical comments about the long term facilities plan was made during a Board of Supervisors meeting. “The School Board’s decision to accept ...

County zoning official resigns under pressure

WOODSTOCK – A long-time, Shenandoah County employee who resigned under pressure last week says her office suffered from turnover, stagnant salaries and micromanagement. Joyce Fadeley quit her job of 10 years as zoning and subdivision administrator with the Office of Community Development on ...

County close to filling director post

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County department shaken up by turnover should get a new leader soon. Assistant County Administrator Evan Vass said Friday he expects officials to announce the hiring of a new planning and zoning director in the Office of Community Development in the next week or so. ...

District 5 candidates participate at forum

Editor's note: This is the third part of a forum held for District 5 Board of Supervisors candidates. STRASBURG – Candidates running for the District 5 seat on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors squared off in a forum last week. District 5 Supervisor Marsha Shruntz seeks a second ...

Deputies charge three after target practice goes wrong

Shenandoah County sheriff's deputies charged three men in connection with a Columbus Day session of target shooting on the 1400 block of Hahns Lane in Toms Brook. Two homeowners  called the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office about gunfire around their homes at about 2 p.m. Oct. 9, said Capt. ...

Candidates report active campaigns in September

WOODSTOCK – Candidates running for seats on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors continued to show active campaigns in September. Campaign finance reports filed by candidates with the Virginia Department of Elections or the Shenandoah County Office of Voter Registration and Elections ...

Shenandoah health clinic to provide free dental care to veterans

The Shenandoah Community Health Clinic will be offering free dental care to veterans during three Fridays in November. Pam Murphy, executive director for the free clinic, said that she decided to move forward with these plans when Valley Health said it would pay a dentist to offer services at ...

District 5 candidates speak at forum

Editor's note: This is the second part of a forum held for District 5 Board of Supervisors candidates. STRASBURG – Candidates running for the District 5 seat on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors squared off  in a forum last week. District 5 Supervisor Marsha Shruntz seeks a ...

Public questions school board candidates

This is part of a series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum in which candidates of the Fifth District seeking a seat on the school board answered questions from the audience. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the School Board seat once held by Irving Getz ...

Tourism Council fights for No. 1 spot on search results

WOODSTOCK -- Ten months after launching its new website, the Shenandoah County Tourism Council has been reaping the benefits. Made possible by a $50,000 Virginia Tourism Corporation grant, the tourism council debuted the new site in January and started a marketing campaign to target new ...

District 5 candidates speak at forum

Note: This is the first part of a forum held for District 5 Board of Supervisors candidates. STRASBURG – Candidates running for the District 5 seat on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors squared off in a forum last week. District 5 Supervisor Marsha Shruntz seeks a second term on ...

School board candidates discuss relationships, facilities plan

This is part of a series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum in which candidates of the Fifth District seeking a seat on the school board answered questions from the audience. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the School Board seat once held by Irving Getz ...

District 4 candidates field questions at forum

Editor's note: This is part one of a forum held for candidates seeking the District 4 seats on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board. WOODSTOCK – Karl Roulston and Michelle Manning, candidates running for District 4 seats on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors and the School ...

County to seek disaster relief from drought

WOODSTOCK – The latest dry spell likely hurt Shenandoah County farmers in the pocket, government leaders learned Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors acted on this information Tuesday and voted 6-0 to adopt a resolution that directs County Administrator Mary T. Price to make a formal request to ...

Board backs sheriff’s push for crime probe funds

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders on Tuesday backed the sheriff’s push for $3.4 million in criminal-probe assets despite no ruling yet by a judge. The Board of Supervisors voted 6-0 on a proposal to make the county a party to an effort by Sheriff Timothy C. Carter to obtain a ...

Board spars with commissioner over land-use tax

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County Commissioner of the Revenue Kathy Black stood her ground last week as some supervisors wanted her to rescind a penalty against a landowner. The Board of Supervisors invited Black to a work session Thursday to discuss rollback taxes – the penalty paid by a ...

District 1 candidates respond to questions at forum

Editor’s note: This is the third part of a forum held for candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors. QUICKSBURG – Candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors answered questions during the first of three forums Tuesday. Supervisor ...

Christian group seeks tax refund for troubled school property

WOODSTOCK – A religious group whose Christian school in Maurertown closed a few years ago wants a refund of almost $33,000 from Shenandoah County. The Community Christian School of Shenandoah Valley Inc. has asked the county for a donation of $32,788 that represents back taxes, penalties and ...

Area school districts receive grant for safety equipment

Area schools have received grant money for new school security equipment grants. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday announced $6 million in  security equipment grants to schools in 104 divisions and three regional education programs. The grants will pay for items such as: video monitoring ...

Sheriff wants funds released

The Shenandoah County sheriff is asking the Shenandoah County Circuit Court to declare that funds from an undercover operation, currently controlled by the Sheriff's Office, U.S. Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, should be given solely to the ...