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Animal hoarding: Instances or awareness increasing?

Katrina Keywood, animal caretaker at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter holds Brenda Bea, who was removed from a house in December that contained 25 cats and one dog. Shelter staff and rescue groups say that incidents of this nature put a  strain on the animal care capabilities of the area.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

February 26, 2017

Area police departments have made at least five seizures of significant amounts of animals from residences over the past several months. In most of these instances, the animals are either receiving inadequate care, have been neglected or are living in conditions that aren’t conducive to their well-being.

Woodstock fire debris scheduled to be removed

Debris from this building that burned at 210 Main St.  in Woodstock has been moved off East Locust Street and piled back up on the former site.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 26, 2017

Debris from the fire that burned a combination residential – business structure located at 164 N. Main St. in Woodstock on Feb. 10 still remains at the site.

Bomb threat defendant pleads out

February 26, 2017

WINCHESTER — A Strasburg man charged with threatening to bomb the George Washington Hotel in Winchester entered two pleas of guilt in Winchester Circuit Court.

Constituents hold town hall minus Comstock

Guy Potucek, the main organizer of a town hall in Sterling on Friday, fields questions from citizens on Barbara Comstock's response to national security concerns.  Potucek formed a Facebook group, “Indivisible Northern Virginia,” which became the driving force for the event. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

February 24, 2017

STERLING – When U.S. Rep Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, declined numerous invitations to appear before her constituents in a town hall format, a group of organizers decided to host one in her absence Friday.

EDA gives ITFederal more time

February 24, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – ITFederal received more time to build its planned facility at the old Avtex Fibers site by deadline.

RSW jail to lose chief

William Wilson

February 23, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – The regional jail superintendent leaves next month for a job closer to home and family.

Roof-painting weather

John Melvin, of Front Royal,  paints a metal rooftop along 2nd Street in Front Royal Thursday afternoon. Temperatures reached into the mid 70s Thursday and weather forecast is much of the same.    Rich Cooley/Daily

February 23, 2017

John Melvin, of Front Royal, paints a metal rooftop along 2nd Street in Front Royal Thursday afternoon. Temperatures reached into the mid 70s Thursday and weather forecast is much of the same. Rich Cooley/Daily

New middle school cost goes up

February 22, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County can expect its new middle school to add roughly $1.75 million to its next budget and beyond.

County sees housing growth

February 22, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Housing construction boomed in Warren County last year, continuing a slow climb from the recession.

Portion of New Market survey results revealed

February 22, 2017

New Market councilman Peter Hughes revealed part of the results from his citizen survey at council’s monthly meeting Tuesday evening. He said that he was enthused by the effort put forth by the citizens of New Market.

Council starts work on five-year plan

February 22, 2017

Town Council and the planning commission met Tuesday to begin the possibly nine-month process of updating the town’s comprehensive plan.

Front Royal man warns of construction scam

February 22, 2017

FRONT ROYAL — A local excavation company owner was in the midst of fleshing out a work order for a property in town when he figured the client was just a scammer trying to swindle him for some money.

Livestock Report

February 22, 2017

Shenandoah Livestock
Feb. 1
Steers L&M 1, 500-599 lbs., $137.50-145.50; 600-699 lbs., $128.00-135.50; 700-799 lbs., $126.00-128.00.
Steers L&M 2,

Gilbert elected as majority leader

Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, standing, listens to debate during the floor session of the Virginia House of Delegates at the state Capitol in Richmond on Tuesday.  Gilbert has been named the next majority leader of the lower chamber of the General Assembly.
Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP

February 22, 2017

The House Republican Caucus of the Virginia General Assembly unanimously elected a delegate from Woodstock to serve in its No. 2 position Wednesday.

Strangulation suspect pleads no contest

February 21, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – A local man pleaded no contest to strangulation and the assault and battery of a family member in Warren County Circuit Court on Tuesday.