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‘Good energy’ on first day back at LFCC

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MIDDLETOWN – Monday was a good day for the 2,782 students who began classes for the 2018-2019 school year at Lord Fairfax Community College. “It went smooth. It was good energy. Despite the weather, it is sunny inside. Enrollment numbers are up. It is going to be a good year,” said ...

Strasburg to discuss potential updates to Cedar Valley development

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The Town of Strasburg is holding a joint Planning Commission and Town Council meeting on Wednesday to discuss potential updates to the Cedar Valley development on U.S. 11. According to Town Manager Wyatt Pearson, the town has discussed the Cedar Valley development with its developers during ...

Mount Jackson man indicted on child sex charges

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A Mount Jackson man has been indicted on several sex crime-related charges involving a victim under the age of 13. On Wednesday, a grand jury returned a true bill of indictment finding that there was enough evidence to support prosecuting Levi Ryan, 20, on 10 child sex charges. The ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Aug. 13: Christopher McCauley, of Front Royal, was charged with public intoxication and obstructing justice. Aug. 14: Steve Robison, of Luray, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Aug. 15: Brian Hensler, of ...

Mid-September completion eyed for Criser Road bridge

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FRONT ROYAL - Although the town hoped completion of the new Criser Road bridge would coincide with the beginning of school, Town Engineer Robert Brown said poor weather delayed that possibility. “They’ve been having to deal with not just the rain but also the elevated water level in the ...

Woodstock hires two new police officers

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Woodstock has hired two new police officers. Woodstock police Chief Eric Reiley said Chase Kerns and Arianna Smootz are in training at the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Academy, commonly known as the police academy. “They are enjoying it. They are learning every day,” Reiley ...

Public hearing set on potential golf course closure

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Citizens have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the fate of the Front Royal Country Club Golf Course. A 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Supervisors public hearing will focus on the proposed closure of the county-owned course. County Attorney Dan Whitten has explained that the county ...

Police Blotter: Strasburg

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The Strasburg Police Department reported the following incidents in July: July 1: Alvin Townsend Kerns, of Front Royal, was charged with driving under the influence. July 1: Timothy Allen Williams, of White Post, was charged with possession of marijuana. July 2: Ronald Lee Hammond, of ...

Camp Fantastic provides kids with cancer a fun outdoor experience

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FRONT ROYAL - After 36 years, Camp Fantastic still knows how to work its magic on the children who attend it. Held every year at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal, the camp welcomes children ages 7 to 17 who are being treated for cancer or who have been in remission ...

Lord Fairfax Community College prepares for new year

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MIDDLETOWN – Lord Fairfax begins a new school year Monday with steady enrollment numbers. Lord Fairfax Community College's Middletown campus this year has more than 2,500 students, not including area high school students who will be taking dual enrollment classes through the college. School ...

Police: Pedestrian struck in road rage incident

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Front Royal police say a vehicle struck and injured a woman in town during a road-rage incident Thursday evening. A media release issued at 4:20 p.m. Friday by the Front Royal Police Department states that officers responded at 5:45 p.m. Thursday to a report of a pedestrian struck in the 400 ...

Shenandoah County administrators hire finance director

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A former employee is coming back to work for Shenandoah County. Angela Schellhammer has been hired as the county's new director of finance. She replaces Harrison Nicholson who left the position after about a year and three months to move back to Texas. She officially takes over the role Sept. ...

Former R-MA counselor sues school for discrimination

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A former counselor for Randolph-Macon Academy claims the school fired her in 2016 after she complained of sexual discrimination by officials and overtime violations. Jumanah Khader claims in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg  that Randolph-Macon Academy violated her ...

Man indicted on abduction, strangulation charges

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WOODSTOCK – A grand jury indicted a Rockingham County man Wednesday on charges of abduction and strangulation. Daniel Scott Sherman, 32, of 20241 Crab Run Road, Bergton, stands charged in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on one count each of abduction, strangulation, domestic assault and ...

Watchdog group seeks answers

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A watchdog organization wants Front Royal resident E. Scott Lloyd,  director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, to address the state of detention facilities holding immigrant children. Lloyd was appointed in March 2017 as director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), a ...

Planning Commission OKs hospital’s site plan

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FRONT ROYAL – Valley Health has moved a step closer to commencing construction on the new Warren Memorial Hospital. The Front Royal Planning Commission at its regular Wednesday meeting unanimously approved a site plan for phase one of the new hospital. Planning Director Jeremy Camp ...