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Cardboard City offers a glimpse of life without a home

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WOODSTOCK – The plight of the homeless is well known. Understanding the struggles of the homeless is not so well known. That’s why 60 people, children and adults, slept overnight Friday in hastily constructed cardboard shelters built on the paved parking lot and lawn of Woodstock’s ...

Front Royal man dies in crash

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State police report a Front Royal man died at the scene of a motorcycle crash on Saturday evening. Charles D. Ford, 50, of Front Royal, was driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Route 340 near Snake Road in Warren County when the crash occurred at 7:23 p.m. Saturday, according to Corinne ...

Family Promise offers shelter, hope to homeless families

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Shenandoah County opened the 200th affiliate of the National Family Promise organization in January 2016 with 13 churches committed to hosting a homeless family with meals and sleeping accommodations once every three months. To date Family Promise has helped 20 families representing 38 ...

Business Ledger: Sept. 23

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Racing Hercules Tires will sponsor a visit by Sprint car driver Greg Wilson from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Stateline Sales and Service, 4781 Martinsburg Pike in Clear Brook. Wilson will have his Sprint car with him. Families can examine the car, which is equipped with a 410 ci engine that ...

Strasburg planning head looks forward to keeping the past

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STRASBURG — John Settle has served as Strasburg’s planning and zoning administrator for less than a month after working as an environmental planner and code compliance officer for Middlesex County. That shift, from one county government to another, has meant that he has had to adjust to ...

Counties seek jail savings through refinancing

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WOODSTOCK – Counties served by the regional jail near Front Royal could save money by increasing the debt owed on the facility, experts say. The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren-Regional Jail Authority Board recently endorsed an option to refinance all or part of roughly $38 million in ...

Construction starting on Marriott Hotel in Front Royal

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Construction has begun on the TownePlace Suites Hotel by Marriott in Front Royal. Warren County recently approved the full building permit and walls have already started to go up for the hotel, said Jason Aikens, vice president of the family-owned Aikens Group. H&W Construction, an ...

Shenandoah County Public Schools asking for citizen help

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The Shenandoah County Public Schools wants citizens' input as its administrators plan a road map of where the district wants to head for the next years. “Participation is important as our public schools instructional program, and all that we strive for our children to be -- in addition to ...

Town takes up flea market rules again

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council plans to takes up new rules again for flea markets Monday. The council and the Planning Commission, along with town staff members, have spent the better part of the year considering a request by one flea market owner to operate on Fridays. The council plans to ...

Shenandoah County gets grant to market Spirits Trail

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The Shenandoah Spirits Trail may soon be more crowded. Shenandoah County has received a $36,000 grant to help fund marketing for the trail. Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced the award, said Shenandoah County Director of Marketing and Tourism Jenna French. The grant comes from the ...

EDA veteran retires

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FRONT ROYAL – A long-time employee with the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority steps down next month. Director of Marketing and Business Development Marla Taylor Jones retires effective Oct. 1, the EDA announced Friday. At this point, the EDA does not plan to fill the ...

Woman charged with malicious wounding, strangling

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WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Basye woman Wednesday after investigating an accusation that she severely assaulted another woman. After being transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, the victim told deputies that Breaunna Dawn Anderson-Hinkle, 19, ...

Man arrested on drug, gun charges

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WOODSTOCK -- Local police arrested a man on drug and gun charges Tuesday after officers said they found him passed out in a McDonald’s drive-thru line. Workers at the McDonald’s “flagged down” Deputy Cody Brill with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office and notified him about the ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Sept. 11: Mark Cameron, of Front Royal, was issued a felony arrest warrant on charges of violating probation. Sept. 12: Elmo Edwards, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of using profane language and/or public ...

Groups host candidates forums; two hold their own events

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WOODSTOCK – A group of Shenandoah County organizations plans to host forums next month for candidates seeking local offices but two hopefuls intend to hold their own events. The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce joined with the Shenandoah County Education Association, the Shenandoah ...

Two people attacked by rabid cat

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A rabid cat bit two residents of the Mountain Falls Park Subdivision in Winchester. Colin Greene, director of the Lord Fairfax Health District, said that a white-and-black stray cat bit the residents in two separate attacks. “The cat bit them and scratched them and actually kind of hung ...

Planning continues for Woodstock Rails to Trails project

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Work is still ongoing to bring a rails to trails project to Woodstock but organizers are as optimistic as ever about the future of the project. “I am all in. It's an ideal whose time has come.” said Don Hindman, who chairs the Woodstock Rail to Trail committee. The keyword, however, is ...

Board OKs rules for dog tethers

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County dog owners face stricter rules when they tie up their animals. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add a section to the county code that continues to allow tethering dogs and other canines under certain circumstances. But the new rules prohibit tethering ...