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Protesters fight back against Trump administration policies

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Migrant families and border policy seemed to still be weighing on the minds of protesters who gathered at noon Saturday at the intersections of Main and Court streets. “It's heartbreaking,” said Lloyd Spinner, of Woodstock, as he talked to protesters Kay Pierce and Ron ...

Area suicide rate exceeds state, nation

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For the past seven years, the suicide rate for the Northern Virginia Shenandoah Valley has remained higher than both the Virginia and national rates. Overall, suicides were up last year in Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties, down in Page and Shenandoah counties, with no change in ...

Hotline offers help to distressed callers

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Every time volunteers manning the area’s Concern Hotline answer the phone, they face walking a verbal tight rope of life and death. There are 30 volunteers manning the hotline’s suicide prevention phones 24/7 and approximately 1 in 10 callers may be someone considering suicide and seeking ...

EDA officials: Planned police academy “on hold”

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - The planned construction of a local facility to house the Skyline Criminal Justice Academy may never come to fruition due to increased construction costs, according to Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority officials. Plans for the academy were announced in ...

ICE was looking for space

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement was looking for housing for immigrant detainees in Virginia. The agency  sent out an email about 10 days ago to the Virginia Sheriff's Association asking members to help with providing 65 short-term bed spaces for immigrants, according to area officials. ...

EDA executive director’s misdemeanor trial date set

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FRONT ROYAL - Jennifer McDonald, Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority executive director, is slated to stand trial on one misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report. The trial is scheduled for 2 p.m. October 31, according to online court documents. Commonwealth ...

Lab delays prompt prosecutor to drop drug case

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County prosecutors this week dropped a criminal case over problems with evidence testing by a state laboratory. Joshua Robert Showers appeared in the Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday where he stood charged with distribution of a controlled substance, ...

Area professor named regional coordinator of honors society

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  Jenni VanCuren, an assistant English professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, has been named the Virginia/West Virginia regional coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges. She had previously been the associate regional ...

Water rescue conducted in Mount Jackson

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The Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue, along with local law enforcement and several other regional fire and rescue companies, conducted a rescue operation Friday after a woman tripped into the North Fork River in Mount Jackson. Bill Streett, Jr., the deputy chief of operations ...

Morgan Ford Road to be closed for repairs

Local News

A portion of Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road) in Warren County is scheduled to be closed from 7 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Wednesday. The closure is between Route 643 (Howellsville Road) and Route 661 (Fairground Road). VDOT officials say the closure is needed to allow crews to make permanent ...

Man charged with possessing child porn, taking video

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FRONT ROYAL – A Warren County man stands accused of possessing child pornography and taking video of a juvenile. Authorities arrested Dorian Eugene Pitts, 36, of 91 Indian Hollow Road, Bentonville, on Thursday and charged him with four counts of possession of child pornography, three of ...

Redskin players will appear as Middletown parade grand marshals

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MIDDLETOWN – Middletown officials announced Friday that a Washington Redskins player and former team member will appear as co-grand marshals for the Fourth of July parade. “This is a special year,” said a smiling Mayor Charles Harbaugh, who worked along with six other committee members ...

Business News & Events: first one must

Business

Food event The Northern Shenandoah Valley Weston A. Price Foundation chapter and The World of Healing will present a free “Good Real Food” event from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30 on the Old Town Mall in Winchester next to the Godfrey Miller Home. Local farms will attend with their ...

Judge gives checklist regarding closure of golf course

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – The county may lease the Front Royal Country Club to an unknown party that wants to close its nine-hole golf course. Before the county-owned property is leased to the unidentified bidder, a judge must determine if such a closure would be allowed because the deed specifically ...

Condemnation public hearing set

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FRONT ROYAL – The Board of Supervisors recently decided to move forward with attempts to condemn a small parcel of land after discussing the matter in closed session. The land in question is just under one acre owned by Linda Rudacille, and County Attorney Dan Whitten said the condemnation ...

Hazardous materials incident occurs at Toray Plastics

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Emergency responders rushed to Toray Plastics in Front Royal Wednesday afternoon for a hazardous material incident. Warren County Fire and Rescue Units were called to Toray at 1:07 p.m., according to a statement from the department. Fire and rescue personnel, along with Toray safety employees ...