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Groups host candidates forums; two hold their own events

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WOODSTOCK – A group of Shenandoah County organizations plan 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Model ship sails in to Warren County High School

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FRONT ROYAL — Glenn Mikulak graduated from Warren County High School in 2010. Now, his prized creation, a 10,000-piece model cruise ship made out of KNEX, has made its way to the school’s library. For Kenneth Knesh, assistant principal at Warren County High School, the decision to find ...

Gov. McAuliffe to appear at battlefield event

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to visit Fisher’s Hill Battlefield near Strasburg on Tuesday to present awards for the preservation of Virginia Civil War battlefields. According to Randy Jones, public information officer for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the New Market-based ...

Business Ledger: Sept. 18

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Frank's Bar B Q Frank's Bar B Q LLC mobile food truck is featured in the first issue of a new barbecue and oysters magazine called Smoke & Salt. Frank's Bar B Q, owned by Frank Zirkle, has been in business for seven years – three years in Manassas and four years in the Woodstock ...

Vultures create flap in Woodstock

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Woodstock residents are seeing more vultures circling overhead or roosting in large trees this year than in the past. Vultures are scavengers, usually eating the remains of dead animals and thereby cleaning up the area environment. The large birds, however, can become a nuisance. They can ...