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Some Warren County students will bring turkeys home for Thanksgiving

Local News

FRONT ROYAL — In the afternoon of Nov. 13, some students enrolled in the evening programs run by the Warren County Schools Special Services Department were unloading and dropping off turkeys in the Diversified Minds building on 15th Street. On Thanksgiving, the students will be receiving the ...

Jim Eastham remembered for his love of Front Royal

Local News

James ‘Jim’ Eastham, Sr. was a beloved member of the Front Royal community who cared passionately for his hometown. Eastham, 65, died Nov. 17. He was a life-long resident of Front Royal who devoted much of his life to extensive and wide-ranging work in the community.  Eastham served two ...

Police Blotter

Valley 911

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Nov. 9: A 13 year old was charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. Court date is 11:15 a.m. Jan. 4 in Shenandoah County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. Nov. 9: A larceny was reported. ...

Strasburg town council to vote on paying for town park

Local News

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council is set to vote next month on how much money it will spend on a planned park next to the Town Hall, after a bid came in that would leave the town with a shortfall of over $250,000. That shortfall means that the town is going to have to pay to cover the ...

Man pleads guilty to breaking and entering charges

Local News

FRONT ROYAL -- An Annandale man pleaded guilty on Monday to two breaking and entering charges as part of a plea agreement. Charlie Montano, 21, was charged with breaking into a home and breaking into a vehicle in the early morning hours of Aug. 23, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Anna ...

Pedestrian hit along Senedo Road

Local News

Virginia State Police are investigating a crash in which a pedestrian was struck along Va. 42 in Shenandoah County. The crash occurred at 7:40 p.m. on  Va. 42 approximately 100 feet north of Route 681. A 1995 Chevrolet sedan was traveling south on Senedo Road when a pedestrian attempted to ...

Town planners back changes to housing project

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – The Planning Commission recently endorsed changes to a long-proposed development in town. The commission voted to recommend that the  Town Council approve an amendment to proffers associated with the Front Royal Limited Partnership’s proposed development of its 149.3 acres ...

Fire & Rescue Report

Valley 911

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Nov. 13-19: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Cardiac: 1 Chest pain: 2 Difficulty breathing: 2 Fall: 3 General illness: 7 Hypotension: 1 Injured person: 1 Motor vehicle crash ...

Christendom seeks waiver for chapel

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – Christendom College appears poised to build a new chapel more than a year after announcing its $40 million fundraising campaign. But the chapel as designed exceeds Warren County’s height limit for buildings so Christendom has asked to modify the original permit for a waiver ...

Edinburg woman dies in crash

Local News

An Edinburg woman died at the scene of a Friday evening crash in Shenandoah County. The crash occurred at 7:35 p.m. Friday on Alum Springs Road, south of Miller Road, according to a Virginia State Police news release issued Sunday evening. Laura J. Perkins, 56, of Edinburg, was driving her ...

Frederick County schools discuss needed projects

Education

Frederick County Public Schools would like to rebuild Aylor Middle School and build a new high school. The project is included in the proposed five-year $259 million 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Plan that was adopted by the School Board on Nov. 9. The plan moves forward to the Frederick ...

Business Ledger

Business

Craig Zunka Front Royal dentist Craig Zunka has returned from attending the American Society for Dental Aesthetics 41st annual international conference on Oct. 25-28 in Austin, Texas. Community Foundation Katherine Morrison has been appointed to the board of directors of the Shenandoah ...

Steel’s arrival heralds start of VFW’s recovery

Local News

FRONT ROYAL — Jeff Cook, the commander of the Front Royal Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1860, was standing out in the cold at the site of the former post building Friday morning. There were other people watching with him — Front Royal Mayor Hollis Tharpe, Warren County Board of Supervisors ...

Bill Ortts remembered as a leader, respected man who loved community

Local News

Bill Ortts was a successful businessman who loved his family and his community. Ortts, who died Thursday,  founded Ortts Electric, now operated by his son Charlie, in 1967. Bill Ortts was on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors for 12 years as well as joining the Shenandoah County Fair ...

Regional philanthropists celebrated at awards luncheon

Local News

WINCHESTER – More than 20 outstanding volunteers from tri-state non-profits were recognized Friday at the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day luncheon. Non-profits including Hospice of the Panhandle, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Handley Regional Library, ...

GoFundMe raises $27,000 for grieving family of Aimee Shemwell

Local News

Aimee Shemwell, 29, of Linden, died in a vehicle collision in Front Royal on Monday. Her husband, Spencer, and their four children survived, although she was pregnant at the time and the baby could not be saved. A fellow member of their church, Woodstock author Jason Wright, did what he could ...