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Man testifies defendant tried to hit him with van

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FRONT ROYAL -- The alleged victim in an attempted murder charge filed against Clay Marshall Curtis -- in addition to the first-degree murder charge Marshall is facing -- testified on Monday about his version of the December 2014 case. Jeff Sisler -- who lived across the street from Curtis’ ...

Council fixes faulty agenda, closes meeting

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council may have broken its own meeting rules Monday when it tried to go behind closed doors. The council adopted its meeting agenda before addressing the topics on the slate. The agenda included a closed session to discuss one topic: Town Manager Joseph Waltz’ ...

Judge denies motion to remove defense attorney from murder trial

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FRONT ROYAL -- Circuit Judge Clifford J. Athey on Monday denied the prosecution’s motion to remove defense attorney John Bell from the Clay Marshall Curtis murder trial, upholding a ruling from a previous hearing. Curtis, 64, is charged in the December 2014 shooting death of Front Royal cab ...

Town claims resident broke backyard chicken rules

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FRONT ROYAL – The town recently accused a resident with breaking local rules on keeping backyard chickens. Christopher Patton, 35, of 851 Happy Creek Road, violated the town code section pertaining to urban agriculture, according to a criminal complaint filed in Warren County General ...

Woodstock celebrates new businesses

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June has been a busy month for Woodstock as the town has seen two new businesses open their doors to the public. The Pantry at 117 held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday and Assisting Angels Home Care cut the ribbon on Friday. The owners of both businesses are first-time business ...

EDA sets ribbon cutting for parkway Monday

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FRONT ROYAL – Motorists wanting to drive on Leach Run Parkway can do so Monday – after officials cut the ribbon on the long-awaited project. The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority along with leaders and officials with both localities plan to hold a ribbon-cutting ...

County seeks private help to run golf course

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County could turn its public golf course over to the private sector. The county posted an advertisement earlier this week seeking proposals from individuals or businesses to lease and manage the Front Royal Golf Club at 902 Country Club Road. The county plans to accept ...

LFCC president announces retirement

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Lord Fairfax Community College President Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy has announced her retirement. She has served as president of Lord Fairfax since January 2009. Thompson-Stacy said that changes in her life had been pointing her toward thinking that it was time for her to leave her job at Lord ...

McAuliffe announces Winchester Metals expansion

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Winchester Metals will expand its manufacturing operations in Frederick County with an $870,000 investment, creating 17 new jobs in the process, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in a press release Thursday. The expansion calls for the addition of laser/punch combination equipment, which will ...

Woodstock man sentenced in child sex case

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WOODSTOCK -- After pleading guilty to child sex charges and other offenses in April, a local man was sentenced on Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court. Thomas Scott Martz, 21, pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old girl via text and social media between June ...

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Marketing college Jenna French, director of tourism and marketing for Shenandoah County, joined more than 300 tourism industry professionals from across the United States for the Southeast Tourism Society’s 26th annual Marketing College on May 14-19. STS Marketing College is a ...

Long-awaited dog park opening day draws near

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STRASBURG – The Strasburg dog park is coming close to being a reality. After more than four years of fundraising and discussions with the Town of Strasburg, the Strasburg Dog Owners Group is having a ribbon cutting for the park at 10 a.m. July 8. For Christine Lucas, president of the club, ...

Community Services Board may create nonprofit wing

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FRONT ROYAL – The Northwestern Community Services Board is considering creating a nonprofit charity and hiring a development officer to write grants,  raise money and oversee volunteers. Neither the proposed hiring of the development officer nor the move to create the nonprofit were ...

Bond revoked in attempted murder case

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WINCHESTER -- Circuit Judge Neil R. Bryant granted a motion Thursday to revoke bond in the case against a Martinsburg, West Virginia, man accused of attempted murder. Ellis Reginald Fennell, 28, is accused of shooting at a woman driving in her car on the 313A on-ramp northbound to Interstate ...

Board puts off vote on kennel permit

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FRONT ROYAL – Neighbors’ concerns prompted Warren County supervisors to put off a vote Tuesday on a proposed dog kennel. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to postpone action on a conditional-use permit requested by Michael Gibson to run a commercial kennel out of a home he leases at 387 ...

Edinburg man arrested on child sex offense charges

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WINCHESTER -- Investigators have arrested an Edinburg man  on child sex offense charges after a week-long undercover operation conducted by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. Mark Gabriel Burnette, 44, is accused of sending sexually explicit messages on social media to an investigator ...