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Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Sept. 11: Mark Cameron, of Front Royal, was issued a felony arrest warrant on charges of violating probation. Sept. 12: Elmo Edwards, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of using profane language and/or public ...

Groups host candidates forums; two hold their own events

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WOODSTOCK – A group of Shenandoah County organizations plans to host forums next month for candidates seeking local offices but two hopefuls intend to hold their own events. The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce joined with the Shenandoah County Education Association, the Shenandoah ...

Two people attacked by rabid cat

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A rabid cat bit two residents of the Mountain Falls Park Subdivision in Winchester. Colin Greene, director of the Lord Fairfax Health District, said that a white-and-black stray cat bit the residents in two separate attacks. “The cat bit them and scratched them and actually kind of hung ...

Planning continues for Woodstock Rails to Trails project

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Work is still ongoing to bring a rails to trails project to Woodstock but organizers are as optimistic as ever about the future of the project. “I am all in. It's an ideal whose time has come.” said Don Hindman, who chairs the Woodstock Rail to Trail committee. The keyword, however, is ...

Board OKs rules for dog tethers

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County dog owners face stricter rules when they tie up their animals. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add a section to the county code that continues to allow tethering dogs and other canines under certain circumstances. But the new rules prohibit tethering ...

DC firm buys Riverton Commons

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FRONT ROYAL – A Washington, D.C. company recently bought Riverton Commons for about $17.72 million. JCR Companies acquired the 69,496-square-foot shopping center north of Front Royal from EDENS. JCR plans to lease the vacant space and either develop or sell the property’s five remaining ...

Speedy trial questioned in burglary case

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WOODSTOCK -- The burglary-related charges against a Martinsburg, West Virginia, man may have to be dropped and brought back to the court to comply with an interstate speedy trial rule, Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp determined on Wednesday. Terry Wayne Siford, 41, was indicted in July 2014 on 27 ...

Police blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Sept. 12: A larceny was reported. Someone removed an equipment trailer from property on Harman Road, Maurertown. Sept. 12: A destruction of property was reported. Someone damaged an alfalfa field on Burke Hill Road, ...

Council to take up appeal for Afton Inn razing

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council could decide the fate of the Afton Inn next week. The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority applied to the town, on behalf of MODE Partnership, for a permit to demolish the former Afton Inn, 2 E. Main St. The Board of Architectural Review ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Sept. 11-17: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Cardiac: 1 Cardiac arrest: 1 Chest pain: 1 Difficulty breathing: 2 Fall: 2 General illness: 4 Injured person: 1 Motor vehicle ...

Woman pleads no contest to prescription fraud

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FRONT ROYAL -- A local woman pleaded no contest on Tuesday to 16 prescription fraud charges as part of a plea agreement after she wrote fraudulent prescriptions while working administratively in a medical office. Kimberly Ann Isner, 42, was falsifying prescriptions between December 2014 and ...

Governor announces battlefield preservation grant winners

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  FISHER’S HILL — Gov. Terry McAuliffe visited Gordon’s Hill, part of Fisher’s Hill Battlefield, Tuesday to announce the recipients of the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Awards. One of those recipients was the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, which is based in ...

Deputies: Mount Jackson man held woman at knifepoint

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A Mount Jackson man was arrested twice Sunday, first after law enforcement officials accused him of holding a woman against her will for hours and the second time after he ran from deputies. Capt. Wesley Dellinger, of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office, said deputies arrested 31-year-old ...

Candidates see campaign activity

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WOODSTOCK – A candidate running for Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors continues to bankroll his campaign. Campaign finance reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections and the Shenandoah County General Registrar showed activity from July 1 to Aug. 31. District 4 Supervisor ...

Jury trial set in teen murder case

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FRONT ROYAL -- A jury trial in the case involving the Gore teen accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in March was set on Monday for early 2018. The psychological evaluation for Bailey Lincoln Powell, 18, which was ordered on June 28 to determine his mental competency at the time of the ...

Front Royal, Edinburg miss out on revitalization money

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Front Royal and Edinburg have missed out on federal money officials in both localities had sought for downtown revitalization. Virginia awarded almost $9 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for 15 projects around the state. Neither Front Royal nor Edinburg made the list in ...

In Brief

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Authorities find wanted inmate FRONT ROYAL -- An inmate in the work-release program at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail who walked off the job Friday now faces an escape charge. The Warren County Sheriff's Office located Jeffrey Aaron Staples in a home in the 1300 block of ...

29 opioid deaths in area so far this year

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WINCHESTER — The area is on track for the highest number of yearly opioid deaths since official record keeping began, the executive director of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition said Monday. Lauren Cummings told a conference organized by the coalition that there have ...

Man sentenced to life imprisonment in cab driver’s murder

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FRONT ROYAL -- Clay Marshall Curtis, convicted of first-degree murder in the December 2014 shooting death of  Front Royal cab driver Simon Funk, was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment and a $100,000 fine. The sentence, imposed by Circuit Judge Clifford L. Athey Jr.,  upheld a verdict ...