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Gas spill leads to a moment with ‘Walking Dead’ actor

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MIDDLETOWN – Drama followed a television actor into town on Friday, but no one walked away dead. Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC's "The Walking Dead",  stopped in Middletown on Friday afternoon at the 7-Eleven at Main Street and Reliance Road to get gas and snacks. He stayed a ...

Judge sentences conspirators in heroin ring

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A dozen defendants have received federal prison terms for their roles in a heroin distribution ring that connected Baltimore to Front Royal. The 12 people sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg were convicted of trafficking more than 1,000 grams of heroin from Baltimore to ...

Warren County, Front Royal join the Artisan Trail network

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FRONT ROYAL – The town and county are teaming up with the Artisans Center of Virginia in an attempt to connect local businesses with the organization’s network of Artisan Trails. As part of the trail's implementation, a brochure will be created to show locations of artisan studios, ...

Couple’s robbery charges go to grand jury

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WOODSTOCK – A grand jury will hear a case next month involving a couple charged with robbing two people at gunpoint in Strasburg on March 21. Richard Dale Culley, 29, and Tammy Ann Culley, 28, both of Nathalie, in Halifax County, appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court on ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: April 16: Elmira Ghaffari Aghdas, of Centreville, was issued a summons on charges of possession of marijuana. April 16: Theodore Ledwell, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery. April 16: ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for April 16-22: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Assist law enforcement: 1 Cardiac: 1 Chest pain: 2 Diabetic: 1 Difficulty breathing: 6 Fall: 5 General illness: 11 Good intent call: ...

Digging up the past: Pottery expert seeks Strasburg clay

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STRASBURG — Gene Comstock knew about the Stickley farm. The pottery expert who has written about the history of pottery in the Shenandoah Valley came upon the land in his research. Comstock found that J. Eberly & Company, a 19th-century Strasburg pottery company that has work on ...

Youth, women underrepresented on area town councils

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Every second Tuesday of the month, 25-year-old Curtis Falkenstein seats himself in the Strasburg chambers beside fellow Town Council members who are two to three times older than he is. Falkenstein, the youngest councilman in the region, stands out. There are  65 town council members ...

School division looking at ways to cut $675,000 from proposed budget

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WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County Public Schools is attempting to find ways to cut $675,601 from its budget. The budget reduction is necessary following last week's Board of Supervisors meeting in which board members chose not to fully fund the division's. The supervisors budgeted $27.77 million ...

Central students join national walkout

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WOODSTOCK - On the 19th anniversary of a mass school shooting in Colorado, and about 90 minutes after a new attack in Florida, students at Central High School walked out of classes Friday to protest gun laws they believe are too weak, part of a nationwide event involving more than 2,500 ...

Nerangises honored at LFCC Appreciation Luncheon

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MIDDLETOWN – After a quarter century of supporting a variety of projects at Lord Fairfax Community College, Kathy and Nick Nerangis Sr. received the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Friday at the school’s Appreciation Luncheon. Among the Nerangis’ numerous ...

Overdose deaths down in region

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Opioid overdose deaths from  are much lower this year than they were at the same time last year. Lauren Cummings, the executive director of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition, said Friday that the lower numbers could be reflective of a shift in drug use from opioids to ...

Mexican man faces deportation after conviction

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WOODSTOCK – A Mexican national faces possible deportation after he pleaded guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a girl in Shenandoah County several years ago. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Eduardo Fernandez in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to five years in prison with four years and three ...

Supervisors OK new sanitary district

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County has established its 12th sanitary district with the Board of Supervisors recent approval of the Wildcat Drive district by a 3-2 vote. The district will consist of 34 homes and 47 lots in the Aspen Hill Farms and Lands of the Blue Ridge subdivisions. The ...

First Shenandoah County Chamber leadership class graduates

Business

Last September, the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce launched a leadership class for the first time. Its aim was to get community members more familiar with county issues. The class graduated last week, and Sharon Baroncelli, the executive director of the organization, is getting ready to ...

Business News & Events

Business

Estep Design Karen Estep will hold an open house today for her one-stop interior design shop, Shenandoah Valley Design Studio, at 5557 Main St., Mount Jackson. A ribbon cutting was held Friday with the Mount Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Her shop features a display of kitchen cabinets, granite ...

Man sentenced for attempted stabbing

Courts & Legal News

WOODSTOCK – A U.S. military veteran received no jail time Friday for trying to stab family members during a domestic incident in Shenandoah County in January. Jonathan Paul Bailey pleaded guilty  in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of attempted malicious wounding. An ...