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Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Nov. 6: Joshua Showers, of Front Royal, was issued an arrest warrant by another jurisdiction. Nov. 7: Sophia Jackson, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of using profane language and/or public intoxication. Nov. 7: ...

TruckVault to bring 60 new jobs to Mount Jackson

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that TruckVault, Inc., is investing $1.5 million to open a manufacturing operation in Mount Jackson that will 60 jobs at full capacity. “From the town's perspective, we welcome them with open arms, and are certainly glad to have them here in Mount ...

Bailey seeks change in regional jail spending

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FRONT ROYAL – An outgoing Shenandoah County supervisor took a last stab Thursday at trying to change the way the regional jail spends local money. The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority Board of Directors held its final regular meeting this year. Shenandoah County ...

Winchester man dies after being struck by car

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Michael Lawrence Gaylord, 67, of Winchester, was struck by a vehicle around 5 a.m. Thursday and died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Virginia State Police Sgt. F. "Les" Tyler, said Gaylord pulled his 2007 Toyota Camry to the side of the road facing northbound in ...

Valley Health holds ribbon cutting for new surgery center

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WINCHESTER — Valley Health held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for its Valley Health Surgery Center at Botanical Boulevard. In opening remarks, president and CEO Mark Merrill described the new building as the result of a great amount of work put in by physicians and Valley Health ...

Graduation day: A drug court milestone

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WINCHESTER — There was a celebratory tone inside the Northwestern Regional Adult Drug Court Wednesday, as the court held its first commencement celebration for three participants. As the commencement event began, judges R. Neil Bryant and Alex Iden praised the participants for the work ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Nov. 6-12: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue • Altered mental status: 1 • Assault: 1 • Difficulty breathing: 7 • Fall: 5 • General illness: 7 • Hemorrhage: 1 • Motor ...

Police blotter: Woodstock

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The Woodstock Police Department reported the following incidents in October: Oct. 2: Barry Lloyd Moyer, of Woodstock, was arrested on charges of using profane language and/or public intoxication. Oct. 2: Jose Palomares Morales, of Woodstock, was arrested on charges of contempt of court. Oct. ...

Supervisor-elect Morris doubles down on campaign promises

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MIDDLETOWN – At his first public event since regaining his seat on the Board of Supervisors, Dennis Morris echoed his campaign promises and continued to push for economic development in Shenandoah County. “We've got to look at ways to diversify the tax base and not put all the marbles on ...

Comstock seeks to target sexual harassment on Hill

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Capitol Hill and Congress remain plagued by sexual harassers, two members of Congress told colleagues during a committee hearing in the House of Representatives  this week. U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, spoke to the Administration Committee at a hearing Tuesday on the House’s ...

GOP tax plan nixes program for historic rehab

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Some congressional Republicans want to end a program once used to turn the old Toms Brook School into apartments for low-income residents. The Republican tax plan would eliminate the Federal Historic Tax Credit – an incentive used in communities across Virginia to attract new businesses, ...

Strasburg approves first-floor apartments downtown

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STRASBURG — The Town Council decided Tuesday to allow first-floor apartments in downtown Strasburg. In a 4-3 vote, council members decided that allowing business owners to apply to the town for ground-floor apartments would give businesses an incentive to move to downtown Strasburg. Council ...

Fashion designer stresses culture, conscience to SU students

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WINCHESTER – Autumn Adeigbo, fashion designer and founder of MAKOKO, Inc., spoke Wednesday to students of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University about the harsh realities of launching a business. The tagline for Adeigbo’s collection is “Culture. Color. ...

Edinburg woman enters Alford plea in drug case

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WOODSTOCK -- An Edinburg woman entered an Alford guilty plea Wednesday to drug and child endangerment charges stemming from a February 2016 methamphetamine bust at her home. An Alford plea allows Becky Ann Pirkheim, 36, to maintain her innocence while acknowledging that it is in her best ...

VDOT preps for winter weather

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STEPHENS CITY – State transportation officials say the Department of Transportation district covering the mid and northern Shenandoah Valley district stands ready to tackle any winter weather that hits the region this season. The district fared better this past winter than it did a year ...

Bench trial set in attempted murder case

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WOODSTOCK -- Shenandoah County Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp on Wednesday set a bench trial for Jan. 19 in the case of a local man accused of trying to shoot his brother in the head. Jose M. Martinez-Rosario, 46, was indicted in September on attempted second-degree murder and brandishing a ...

Vehicle pursuit in Front Royal lead to charges

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Warren County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit early Wednesday morning in which the driver escaped but two passengers were arrested and charged after their vehicle crashed. Deputies at 2:37 a.m. Wednesday received a 911 call reporting a larceny that had just ...

Mount Jackson appoints interim town clerk

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MOUNT JACKSON – The Town Council has appointed Susan Maziarz as interim town clerk while Heather Taylor is away on medical leave. Mayor Bucky Miller was still on vacation and did not attend the council meeting. Vice Mayor Ron Shepherd led the meeting in his absence. “Clerking is seen as ...