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Planners view early site plan for new hospital

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FRONT ROYAL – Town planners took a first look this week at a long anticipated replacement for Warren Memorial Hospital. The Planning Commission saw an early sketch for the medical center at a work session Wednesday and members already have concerns about the future project slated for land ...

Local woman rallies to help Puerto Rico

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FRONT ROYAL  – For Sandy Groves, the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria is not only personal but a terrible reminder of the power of Mother Nature. Originally from Puerto Rico, Groves, of Front Royal, said she can’t believe the loss she’s witnessed.  The Category 4 storm made ...

Area teacher places second on Jeopardy after solid performance

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"What did Mr. Wrigley add to Fenway Park?" Strasburg resident Justin Broughman, who teaches U.S. history and U.S. government at Central High School in Woodstock, answered that question correctly on his first appearance on Jeopardy. He would end the show with $15,200, enough for second place, ...

Edinburg man pleads guilty to long list of drug charges

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WOODSTOCK -- An Edinburg man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to several drug charges stemming from multiple incidents, including a February 2016 methamphetamine bust at his home. Joshua Aaron Riffey, 35, was sentenced to serve one year and 11 months of a 32-year sentence as part of the agreement, ...

Local teacher a contestant on ‘Jeopardy’ tonight

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A Shenandoah County Public Schools teacher will appear tonight on "Jeopardy." Strasburg resident Justin Broughman, who teaches U.S. history and U.S. government at Central High School in Woodstock, was 4 years old when he started watching the popular TV game show "Jeopardy" with his ...

Police blotter: Woodstock

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The Woodstock Police Department reported the following incidents in September: Sept. 1: Dwight Allen Patton, of Edinburg, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance. Sept. 2: Nichole Leila Ann Shafer, of Mount Jackson, was arrested on charges of issuing bad checks. Sept. ...

SU men’s hoops program welcomes local 12 year old to squad

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WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University head men’s basketball coach Adam Walsh has been on the job for five months, but he may have just landed the type of recruit that leaves a lasting mark on a program. Carson Bard won’t be filling up the stat sheet when the Hornets hit the court for ...

Convicted diner robber asks to withdraw guilty plea

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WOODSTOCK -- A convicted co-conspirator in the January attempted robbery of Ben’s Diner asked on Wednesday to withdraw the guilty pleas he entered in June. Raymond Lamar Washington, 28, was identified as the leader of the robbery plot during the trial of Andrea Scalf. She was found guilty on ...

Three Mississippi men arrested on drug charges

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WOODSTOCK -- Three men from Mississippi were arrested on Tuesday after a traffic stop in town led to the discovery of approximately $15,000 worth of ecstasy pills. Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler of the Virginia State Police said Lucas Montel Howard, 38, of Jackson, Mississippi, was driving a 2018 Kia ...

District 5 candidates participate at forum

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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

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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

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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 ...

Lake Front Road tops priority list

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FRONT ROYAL – The sole access road for a Warren County neighborhood now tops the list of local road-improvement priorities. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to adopt the Rural Addition Priority List of projects aimed at improving various roads through cost-sharing agreements with ...

Author makes students squeal with joy

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WINCHESTER –  On Tuesday, hundreds of excited students at Garland Quarles Elementary School gathered to hear author Aaron Reynolds read his new book, “Creepy Pair of Underwear.” In the book, Jasper the rabbit wants a pair of creepy underwear he sees while shopping with his mother. ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Oct. 10-15: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Animal bite: 1 Cardiac: 2 Chest pain: 1 Defective smoke detector: 1 Difficulty breathing: 1 Fall: 3 General illness: 4 Hypertension: ...

A piece of Woodstock in England

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Woodstock's recently sold fire truck has a new home on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The 1991 Pierce 105 model aerial fire truck is on the high seas in a ferry ship called the Hoegh Maputo, on its way to a museum in England. It is due to arrive in Southampton, England, on Nov. 2, Bill ...

Police blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Oct. 6: A larceny was reported. Someone removed a vehicle from a residence on Jay Bird Lane, Woodstock. Oct. 8: A breaking and entering was reported. Someone entered a residence and removed a key on Crab Apple Road, ...

Shenandoah health clinic to provide free dental care to veterans

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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 ...