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Humane Society of Warren County has new executive director

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FRONT ROYAL — The Humane Society of Warren County has a new executive director. Alyssa Ellison officially started working as the executive director on Feb. 19. , replacing  Levenda Denney, who left the organization to serve as executive director for the Winchester SPCA. Ellison, who has ...

Man accused of trying to murder deputy with vehicle

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A chase on John Marshall Highway on Friday afternoon ended with the arrest of a Front Royal man who was charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and several related offenses. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Michael Lewis, 40, of 144 ...

United Way names volunteers of the year at annual dinner

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The outgoing president of Lord Fairfax Community College, Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, was named volunteer of the year for her leadership roles, including chair of the United Way Board of Directors in 2015 and serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of ...

Public input requested on state Route 42, meeting planned

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Woodstock officials are hosting a public meeting Thursday for public input on the state Route  42 corridor study. Administrators are looking at ways to handle projected increasing traffic on the road from Hisey Avenue to East Reservoir Road while making it safer for drivers and ...

Police Blotter: Strasburg

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The Strasburg Police Department reported the following incidents in January:   Jan. 2: Zachary William Runyon, of Strasburg, was arrested on charges of public intoxication.   Jan. 4: Dylan Scott Williams, of Strasburg, was arrested on charges of possession of ...

Water authority seeks to stop Stephens City services, wants damages

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The Frederick County Water Authority is asking the Frederick County Circuit Court to approve the authority's decision to suspend water service to Stephens City and about 2,000 residents. Eric Lawrence, Executive Director for Frederick Water, said the catalyst for filing seven counter claims ...

EDA officials: Closed meeting was legal

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FRONT ROYAL – Economic Development Authority officials and their lawyer are denying accusations that they conducted a closed session illegally in June. The accusations came Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors regular meeting when Mark Egger, a private citizen and father of former ...

Man faces prison for attempted murder

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WOODSTOCK – A town man faces  up to 10 years in prison for pointing a gun at his brother and threatening to kill him during an altercation in 2017. Jose M. Martinez-Rosario, 47, faces sentencing in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on April 20 after Judge Dennis L. Hupp found him guilty of ...

Randolph-Macon hires new dean

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FRONT ROYAL — Randolph-Macon Academy has hired a new dean, after it promoted its previous dean to the newly created position of vice president. On Jan. 8, Jonathan Ezell officially became vice president for the school, and Tess Hegedus became Randolph-Macon’s dean of instructional ...

String of threats plagues area schools

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Authorities responded to multiple threats against area schools Wednesday and Thursday, spurring the evacuation of a middle school and police investigations in Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties. The threats over the two days include a bomb threat at Warren County Middle School, an ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Feb. 12: Donald Peacoe, of Front Royal, was charged with using profane language and/or public intoxication. Feb. 12: Gary Sisk, of Front Royal, was charged with using profane language and/or public intoxication and possession ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Feb. 12-18: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 4 Cardiac: 1 Chest pain: 1 Controlled burn: 1 Difficulty breathing: 2 Fall: 4 General illness: 6 Hypotension: ...

Warren students could see shorter summer breaks

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FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County public school calendar may be revised to shorten the length of summer break. During a meeting of the county School Board on Wednesday, Melody Sheppard, assistant superintendent for administration for the district, said that the move might help students retain ...

Board plans to set up nonprofit mental health housing

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FRONT ROYAL — The Northwestern Community Services Board is moving toward establishing a nonprofit to work on offering housing to people with mental illnesses. In a meeting of the community services board on Wednesday, CEO Mike Elwell said that the move would help the board address a ...

RSW jail panel recommends pay hike for workers

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  FRONT ROYAL – Regional jail workers could see a pay raise next fiscal year to help offset increased health insurance costs. The Finance and Personnel Committee of the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority Board recommended Thursday that the facility include a ...

New Market to buy fireworks after explosive debate

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NEW MARKET – Town manager Todd Walters opened discussion Tuesday with a time bomb — the only available fireworks vendor said he could supply the town’s annual Fourth of July celebration, but the town needed to make a decision by the next day. In the end, the Town Council voted to approve ...

Front Royal man arrested on weapons, drug charges

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WINCHESTER – An early Wednesday morning traffic stop turned up an array of weapons, drugs, and paraphernalia. Matthew Mark Ruddle, 41, of Front Royal, was pulled over at 2 a.m. on Washington Street for what Winchester Police Lt. Amanda Behan said were “minor traffic violations.” She ...