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Judge gives checklist regarding closure of golf course

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FRONT ROYAL – The county may lease the Front Royal Country Club to an unknown party that wants to close its nine-hole golf course. Before the county-owned property is leased to the unidentified bidder, a judge must determine if such a closure would be allowed because the deed specifically ...

Condemnation public hearing set

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FRONT ROYAL – The Board of Supervisors recently decided to move forward with attempts to condemn a small parcel of land after discussing the matter in closed session. The land in question is just under one acre owned by Linda Rudacille, and County Attorney Dan Whitten said the condemnation ...

Hazardous materials incident occurs at Toray Plastics

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Emergency responders rushed to Toray Plastics in Front Royal Wednesday afternoon for a hazardous material incident. Warren County Fire and Rescue Units were called to Toray at 1:07 p.m., according to a statement from the department. Fire and rescue personnel, along with Toray safety employees ...

Three arrests made in vandalism incidents

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FRONT ROYAL – Three people have been charged in relation to a string of June 9 vandalism incidents, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release. The release states Ben O'Brien, of Front Royal, Stephen Donohue, of Front Royal, and Joseph Scheetz, of Manassas were charged with an ...

Man pleads in drug, child endangerment case

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WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man pleaded guilty Thursday to child endangerment after he and and a young relative tested positive for several illegal drugs in February. Kevin Wayne Larkin pleaded guilty in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to one count of possession of fentanyl. Larkin, 45, ...

Valley Health acquires Woodstock Rehab & Fitness

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Shenandoah Memorial Hospital is acquiring Woodstock Rehab & Fitness. Starting July 1, the two facilities are merging their services, with rehabilitation services at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and fitness and wellness services at the Woodstock Rehab & Fitness facility at 1195 ...

Police Blotter: Warren County

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: May 27: Sally B. Long, of Columbia, Maryland, was arrested on charges of operating a golf cart/utility vehicle on a highway. May 29: Timothy Ray Hudson, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of two counts of ...

Council mulls rubric for outside agency funding requests

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council is continuing to consider implementing criteria to determine which outside agencies receive town money. Councilman Jacob Meza originally pointed out the need for guidelines in making such determinations when the council in May approved a $15,000 utility break ...

Local woman to attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders

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A Central High School graduate will be attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, a conference held at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Leighanne Bodge, 17, daughter of Samantha Stephens and stepfather Trent Stephens, will be at the conference from June 25-27. “You get to ...

Sheriff Millholland sponsors fundraiser

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Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland is once again sponsoring a community appreciation baseball game to help fundraise for two local organizations. For 16 years, Millholland has sponsored a night at the Winchester Royals baseball game at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park. This year's ...

Man pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

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WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man faces prison time for committing drug crimes last year. Michael Lee Mullins, 32, of Edinburg, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of distributing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm with ...

Park commission meets for first time in a year

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FRONT ROYAL — The Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission met Wednesday for the first time in a year. During the meeting, representatives from the National Park Service and local historic organizations discussed a final draft for the park’s foundation ...

Proposed subdivision shooting ban goes down

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FRONT ROYAL – Before the Board of Supervisors opted not to enforce a proposed shooting ban in the Thunderbird Farms Subdivision, nearly 30 citizens weighed in on the matter during a public hearing. There were 21 opposed to the ban and eight in favor. The supervisors sided with the majority ...

Local teen paints Front Royal’s newest mural

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FRONT ROYAL - Motorists traveling down Commerce Avenue may have noticed that murals have begun to bloom in the downtown area. Over the weekend, Jacqui Ris, 18, a recent Warren County High School graduate, created a vibrant three-piece floral mural on the exterior walls of Fussell Florist ...

I-81 funding option could be challenged

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A possible funding option for the Interstate 81 improvement plan – tolls on commercial-only trucks – could face a legal challenge. P. Dale Bennett, president and CEO of Virginia Trucking Association, is among those who object to the commercial trucks-only toll proposal. "We agree that ...