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Central students join national walkout

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WOODSTOCK - On the 19th anniversary of a mass school shooting in Colorado, and about 90 minutes after a new attack in Florida, students at Central High School walked out of classes Friday to protest gun laws they believe are too weak, part of a nationwide event involving more than 2,500 ...

Nerangises honored at LFCC Appreciation Luncheon

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MIDDLETOWN – After a quarter century of supporting a variety of projects at Lord Fairfax Community College, Kathy and Nick Nerangis Sr. received the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Friday at the school’s Appreciation Luncheon. Among the Nerangis’ numerous ...

Overdose deaths down in region

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Opioid overdose deaths from  are much lower this year than they were at the same time last year. Lauren Cummings, the executive director of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition, said Friday that the lower numbers could be reflective of a shift in drug use from opioids to ...

Mexican man faces deportation after conviction

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WOODSTOCK – A Mexican national faces possible deportation after he pleaded guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a girl in Shenandoah County several years ago. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Eduardo Fernandez in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to five years in prison with four years and three ...

Supervisors OK new sanitary district

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County has established its 12th sanitary district with the Board of Supervisors recent approval of the Wildcat Drive district by a 3-2 vote. The district will consist of 34 homes and 47 lots in the Aspen Hill Farms and Lands of the Blue Ridge subdivisions. The ...

First Shenandoah County Chamber leadership class graduates

Business

Last September, the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce launched a leadership class for the first time. Its aim was to get community members more familiar with county issues. The class graduated last week, and Sharon Baroncelli, the executive director of the organization, is getting ready to ...

Business News & Events

Business

Estep Design Karen Estep will hold an open house today for her one-stop interior design shop, Shenandoah Valley Design Studio, at 5557 Main St., Mount Jackson. A ribbon cutting was held Friday with the Mount Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Her shop features a display of kitchen cabinets, granite ...

Man sentenced for attempted stabbing

Courts & Legal News

WOODSTOCK – A U.S. military veteran received no jail time Friday for trying to stab family members during a domestic incident in Shenandoah County in January. Jonathan Paul Bailey pleaded guilty  in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of attempted malicious wounding. An ...

Students plant daffodils, dedicate Holocaust Memorial Garden

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Students at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg helped dedicate the Daffodil Project Holocaust Memorial Garden on Thursday. They planted 42 daffodil bulbs, and in November they will plant 250 more. The goal of the worldwide memorial project is to plant 1.5 million daffodil bulbs to ...

Ceremony honors Vietnam War veterans

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WOODSTOCK – Dozens of Vietnam War veterans received honors in a commemoration ceremony Thursday. Soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard hosted the commemoration at the Woodstock National Guard Armory for veterans who served during the Vietnam era that spanned roughly November 1955 ...

Education officials, businesses seek to ensure a strong workforce

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MIDDLETOWN – Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni spoke to the Frederick County Business Task Force about the need to prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce. He was the keynote speaker Wednesday at the group’s annual summit, which was attended by government officials, ...

Supervisors: New hospital should have obstetrics unit

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FRONT ROYAL – Although the new Warren Memorial Hospital will be located within town limits and outside of the county's jurisdiction, the Board of Supervisors is requesting that Valley Health add an obstetrics unit to the new facility. Valley Health plans to discontinue its labor and ...

Police Blotter: Warren County

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: April 1: Brian Julius Walker, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of destruction of property. April 3: Jamie Mingon Jocelyn, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of four counts of neglect of companion animals and ...

Randolph-Macon students show off self-published books

Education

FRONT ROYAL — Between the end of Christmas break and the middle of March, Bernie Luan and his freshmen English peers at Randolph-Macon Academy designed and created their own books. Luan, a history buff, honed in on the part of Dalian, China, where he grew up, telling about the Japanese and ...

Warren County OKs budget, 1-cent tax hike

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FRONT ROYAL – County residents can ready themselves for higher bills, as the Board of Supervisors at its regular Tuesday meeting approved a 1-cent real estate tax increase. This marks the fifth consecutive year the board raised the real estate tax rate, which now stands at 66 cents per $100 ...