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Winchester café moves to final round for $50,000 grand prize

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The sponsoring organization of the Independent Small Business of the Year Award, aka “The Indie,” announced Monday that the Hideaway Café in Winchester and nine other small businesses from across the country have advanced to the competition’s final 10. The winner will be announced ...

Fire ravages hunting lodge over the weekend

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Warren County Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire in the Blue Ridge Shadows subdivision at the end of Shadows Drive at 9:24 p.m. Saturday. Owners said the building, which was built in the 1900s, was used as a hunting lodge. The fire started from an apparent electrical short in the ...

Forecast says that first snow is likely today

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The first snow of the season was heading toward Northern Virginia  Friday night and expected to arrive early today. The National Weather Service as, of 4:30 p.m., said snow was likely to fall today between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. The snowfall is not expected to be a major one. Brandon Fling, a ...

Legislators, officials go to school

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"What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all the children of the community. Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked, destroys our democracy,” - John Dewey.   MOUNT JACKSON  - Virginia public schools opened for the school year with about ...

Planners delay action on housing density change

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County planners put the brakes Thursday on a push to increase housing density in certain areas after hearing concerns from residents. The Planning Commission voted to table action on a proposal to change the minimum lot sizes in medium- and high-density, residential ...

Business Ledger with photo

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    Medics USA Dr. Elizabeth Swallow has been named by Medics USA to lead its office in Winchester. Swallow is a board-certified OB/GYN, with experience in urgent care and occupational medicine. After receiving her bachelor and master degrees from Cornell University, ...

Panel endorses permits for home businesses

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WOODSTOCK – A longtime plumbing business in Shenandoah County could soon move to its owners' house in Maurertown. The Shenandoah County Planning Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the Board of Supervisors approve a special-use permit requested by Dale Carlson to run his plumbing ...

Warren County braces for consequences of Republican tax bill

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FRONT ROYAL – Sandi McNinch, general counsel for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, discussed the impacts of the Republican tax bills working their way through Congress during her presentation at the Warren County Community Center Friday. McNinch expressed her concerns about the ...

Shenandoah public chools recognized for LIFE Program

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Tucci Learning Solutions recently recognized Shenandoah County Public Schools with a national award for a program designed to help people with disabilities live an independent life after high school graduation. The school system's LIFE (Learning Independence for Everyday) program won the ...

Council to talk about town staff pay study

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council plans to go behind closed doors Monday to talk about employee salaries and a compensation study. A proposed motion on the council’s meeting agenda indicates that members could convene in closed session “with respect to discussion and potential ...

Naughty Girls Donut Shop opens in Sterling

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Nearly two years after its first store closed in Front Royal, Naughty Girls Donut Shop held a grand opening at its new Sterling location recently. The opening comes after the company tried twice to crowd-source funds to keep their business afloat on Kickstarter and GoFundMe, took ...

Four arrested in Woodstock home invasion

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WOODSTOCK -- Local police arrested four suspects on Tuesday after an investigation into a November home invasion. Aaron Matthew Branham, 34, and Adrian Paige Brown, 36, both of Maurertown, and Philip Lee Runion, 29, and Brian Edward Shea, 30, both of Woodstock, are all accused of planning ...

Kaine, Warner, Comstock call for ACA deadline extension

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With Friday looming as the last day to enroll in health care plans through the Affordable Care Act, some Virginia lawmakers are urging Eric Hargan, the acting secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to extend the deadline. In a letter to Hargan, Virginia's members of ...

New Market seniors evacuated after electrical fire

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Three floors of the Luther Crest Senior Living Community on Commerce Street in New Market were evacuated Wednesday due to an electrical fire in the building at 1:12 p.m. Thursday. “It was an electrical short that ended up causing damage to the meter bases of several apartments,” said ...

Thrift store asks for help with landfill fees

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WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Thrift Store has become an involuntary Dumpster site for unwanted items such as clothes and old TV sets. The store on North Main Street in Woodstock in turn spends thousands of dollars to take these items to the county landfill near Edinburg. William W. ...

Judge sends Mount Jackson child abuse case to grand jury

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WOODSTOCK -- Circuit Judge Kevin C. Black on Thursday certified multiple charges for consideration by a grand jury in the case of a Mount Jackson man accused of seriously injuring his 3-month-old daughter in September. The charges against Hirving Ayala, 23, were certified after a preliminary ...

Experience days of old this Sunday in Middletown

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Middletown will be the place to experience nostalgia and merriment this Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. during the second annual “'Merrimint' in Middletown". Organized by the Middletown Heritage Society, the event is designed to be a throwback to days long ago by allowing people to tour historic ...