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I-81 funding option could be challenged

Local News

A possible funding option for the Interstate 81 improvement plan – tolls on commercial-only trucks – could face a legal challenge. P. Dale Bennett, president and CEO of Virginia Trucking Association, is among those who object to the commercial trucks-only toll proposal. "We agree that ...

Front Royal-D.C. bus service to open next week

Local News

A new bus service slated to begin Monday will offer morning rides from Front Royal to the Washington D.C. area and drop passengers back in town later that night.   The bus, which is a Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission project, will run Monday through Friday. Daily tickets are ...

Approval of hospital bond may not have passed with full board

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - Two councilmen were not present when the town approved the Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority's issuance of a bond to Valley Health for construction of a new hospital. Had the entire council voted, there may have been a different result. The bond passed 3-1 ...

Rally planned in Woodstock on Saturday

Local News

Shenandoah Indivisible, Shenandoah County Democrats and the Democratic Caucus will gather from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in Woodstock for a rally to protest the treatment of undocumented migrant families. “Stripping children from their parents and effectively jailing them is unconscionable and ...

Health district notifies hikers about bat sighting

Local News

The Lord Fairfax Health District, part of the Virginia Department of Health, has received word of a bat sighting at Pass Mountain Hut in the Shenandoah National Park. Colin Greene, the director of the health district, said that because bats are carriers of rabies, the health district wanted to ...

Rape conviction appeal moves forward

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WOODSTOCK – A man convicted of rape in Shenandoah County last summer recently appealed his case to the Virginia Court of Appeals. An appellate court judge on Friday granted Patrick J. Wakeman’s petition for an appeal that allows the case to move forward. J. Lloyd Snook filed a petition ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

Valley 911

The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents:   June 11: Ashleigh Bageant, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of grand larceny.   June 11: Christopher Flynn, of Bluemont, was arrested on charges of public intoxication.   June 11: Brian ...

Fire & Rescue Report

Valley 911

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for June 11-17:   Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Allergic reaction: 2 Cardiac arrest: 2 Chest pain: 1 Diabetic: 1 Difficulty breathing: 5 Fall: 1 General illness: ...

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 ...

Panel upholds former Strasburg fire chief’s removal

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STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department Restructuring Committee has upheld a previous vote by Strasburg Fire Department members to remove former Fire Chief Dale King’s membership with the department. During the committee’s meeting in May, King appealed the fire department’s April ...

A new gymnasium for Sandy Hook Elementary

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Sandy Hook Elementary School is getting its new auxiliary gym. “I was super excited but I did not believe it," Principal Robin Shrum said. "We have been asking for it for 12 years. I said I would not believe it until they broke ground. Crews came last week and took out the playground ...

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 ...

School division sees boost to budget

Local News

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

Local News

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 ...

Dog attack leads to suspended jail term

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WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County woman received a suspended jail sentence Friday after her dog attacked and bit a jogger in October. Judge Amy Tisinger sentenced Carey Rose Bailey, 45, of 1503 Helsley Road, Edinburg, in Shenandoah County General District Court to 12 months in jail for ...

County responds to Dollar General rezoning lawsuit

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WOODSTOCK – Attorneys for Shenandoah County have asked a judge to dismiss a resident’s lawsuit over the rezoning for a new Dollar General store. Attorneys with the Salem law firm Guynn & Waddell PC filed a response in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to a complaint that ...

Strasburg Fire Department interim president resigns

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STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department has a new interim president after former interim president Vince Poling resigned. Mayor Rich Orndorff announced Poling’s resignation during the fire department restructuring committee meeting Monday, following a closed session discussion. In a ...