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Korean War veteran meets daughter for first time

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On his 82nd birthday in May, Korean War veteran Wieland Charles Johnson woke from a nap to a surprise visitor. On that day, he met his 59-year-old daughter for the first time. Johnson served in a non-combat support role in the Air Force on Okinawa Island from 1956 to 1958. While there, like ...

Proposed Thunderbird Farms shooting ban slated for public hearing

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Citizens can comment on a proposed shooting ban in the Thunderbird Farms subdivision during a public hearing at the Board of Supervisors regular 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting. The ban is requested by Thunderbird Farms Property Owners Association and residents who feel that shooting is not safe in the ...

School division sees boost to budget

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Additional school funding in Virginia's  budget could allow Shenandoah County Public Schools to hire more staff. That was the message Shenandoah County School Board members heard at Thursday night's meeting. When the state budget was adopted May 30, the schools found that projected state ...

Judge jails man for stealing quarters

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WOODSTOCK – A Mississippi man must serve jail time for stealing hundreds of dollars in quarters from Shenandoah County coin laundry businesses. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Mark Anthony Prindell Palang in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Friday to 15 years in prison for three counts of ...

Man airlifted to hospital after fire

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FRONT ROYAL - A Front Royal resident was flown to the MedVac Burn Center in Washington, D.C. after a Friday morning fire, according to Warren County Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico. Maiatico said rescue squads were dispatched to 502 Virginia Ave. at about 8:44 a.m. and left at 10 a.m. He said ...

EDA director charged with filing false police report

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FRONT ROYAL - Jennifer McDonald, who has worked as the Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority's executive director for a decade, has been charged by the Virginia State Police with a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report. A criminal complaint by Special Agent Eric ...

Honoring Father’s Day: One man’s story of family devotion

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FRONT ROYAL -- Larry Rhodes of Front Royal knew one thing: He always wanted to be a father. “I live for my kids,” Rhodes said. “I can't tell you the last time I did something for myself without putting them first. That’s just the kind of dad I knew I always wanted to be.” This ...

Locals share what makes a man a good dad

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Locals share their in own words what makes a man a good dad: Penelope Courtney of Front Royal said, “So many qualities, but let's start with being there for his kids through rain and shine.” Katherine Stewart of Front Royal said "Family - My dad was the sole provider for the family and ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters hopes to expand into Shenandoah County

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Shenandoah County hopes to be a participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in the fall. The pilot program would be administered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. It seeks to match up to 25 children with volunteer mentors who live or work in Shenandoah ...

Sex offender returns to prison for probation violation

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WOODSTOCK – A convicted sex offender who served time for crimes committed in 2003 must go back to prison for violating the terms of his probation. Lester Roy Hodson appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Friday for a hearing on a probation violation. An agreement reached between ...

Business News & Events

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Kerri Lane Studio Kerri Lane Studio will host a photography show “Depression, You are Not Alone” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the newly relocated Hideaway Café at 141 S. Loudoun Street, Winchester. The show, which features artwork and written stories, will cover topics of depression, ...

Deputies ask for help solving robbery

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Warren County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for the public's help in solving a recent break-in at a local business. A burglar alarm was activated about 5:13 a.m. on Saturday at the Tobacco Plus store at 90 Riverton Commons Drive, said Lt. Phillip Henry. Responding deputies found ...

Edinburg prepares to divert wastewater

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The Town of Edinburg is entering into formal negotiations to divert operations at its wastewater treatment plant to the county's facility in Woodstock. Mayor Daniel Harshman explained that Edinburg's plant, which was put online in 1987, recently began having issues meeting the Virginia ...

Rains have delayed farmers, affected some crops

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Recent rains have had an impact on some area farmers. Jerod Stephens, owner of Stephens Custom Farming in Woodstock, farms fields in nine counties including Shenandoah, Frederick and Warren counties. He plants mostly feed corn and soybean crops. “There has been extremely wet conditions in ...

Man arrested on count of aggravated sexual assault of a minor

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A Front Royal man was arrested Wednesday on a felony count of aggravated sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl, according to a criminal complaint by Front Royal Police Department Detective D.L. Fogle. The complaint states that Gilbert Edward Caison, 54, of the 400 block of Hill Street, was ...

Man tests positive for alcohol at court hearing

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WOODSTOCK – A judge revoked a Shenandoah County man’s bond Wednesday for testing positive for alcohol in court. A grand jury indicted Kevin Lee Robinson in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on a felony count of driving after having been declared a habitual offender and misdemeanor driving ...

Group looks at potential child services for area

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A group of community members in Shenandoah County, along with the Staunton-Augusta YMCA, is looking at ways to bring more services to children in the area. Pam Murphy, the executive director of the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic, said that she has been looking into ways to address mental ...