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County to consider new deal with Comcast

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders could ink a new deal with Comcast to provide cable to residents, government offices and the school system. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to set a public hearing next month for the county’s renewal of its franchise agreement with Comcast Cable. ...

Strasburg town manager to ask about changes to grant

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STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council voted on Tuesday to have Town Manager Wyatt Pearson discuss a variety of potential proposals with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development that would reduce the amount of money that the town has to spend on its Community Development ...

For one Winchester resident, cancer was the first battle

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When Linda McDaniel first learned that she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, the Winchester resident had already been through a lot. In the spring of 2015, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. While she was battling the cancer with radiation treatments, her speech was already ...

Board OKs deal for ambulance gear

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County took advantage Tuesday of a deal to obtain new equipment for its emergency response vehicles. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve the Department of Fire and Rescue Services' request to enter into a deal to lease and purchase Physio-Control Inc. LifePaks ...

Edinburg resolves water treatment plant issues

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EDINBURG – Mayor Dan Harshman gave the all-clear on the town’s ongoing problems with its water treatment facility Tuesday. “Right now, it seems that the problems at the water treatment plant are corrected and everything's running. At least, last time I heard,” Harshman ...

Winchester man pleads guilty to cocaine distribution

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WOODSTOCK -- A Winchester man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to cocaine distribution as an accommodation after being present during a February drug transaction. Bryan Romero, 24, was accompanying Alexander Seal on a cocaine transaction with a confidential informant during the transaction, ...

Mount Jackson man pleads guilty to escaping legal custody

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WOODSTOCK -- A Mount Jackson man who was accused of holding a woman at knifepoint in September pleaded guilty on Wednesday to fleeing from law enforcement after his arrest. The domestic violence charges involving Wesley Adam Lear, 32, were dismissed in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic ...

Woodstock man pleads guilty to forgery, identity theft charges

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WOODSTOCK -- A local man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to multiple forgery and identity theft charges stemming from several stolen checks he cashed in August 2016. Adam McGowan, 32, forged the signature on several stolen checks, and wrote them out to himself before taking them to a bank to be ...

Shenandoah County Public Schools employee wins state award

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The Virginia Society for Technology in Education  has named Tim Taylor, Shenandoah County Public Schools Supervisor of Instructional Technology, as its 2017 Outstanding Leader of the Year. “I am humbled by it,” Taylor said. "The work they do in the schools is a team effort," Taylor said ...

Board OKs fire station staffing plan

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders on Tuesday approved a plan to put more paid firefighters at the station serving Shenandoah Farms. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to continue staffing at Station 6, formerly Shenandoah Farms, using $130,000 from funds set aside in the Department of Fire ...

Pet of the Week: Taz the Boston Terrier seeks a new home

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WINCHESTER – Meet Taz, a 1-year-old Boston Terrier who can’t sit still. He’s named for the Looney Tunes character of the same name because of his wild energy. But unlike the cartoon character who throws temper tantrums, Taz the dog just can’t contain his excitement. “(He’s) very ...

Board mulls effect of failed accreditation

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Shenandoah County School Board members discussed the impact of  failed accreditation at two schools during the board's Monday meeting. The School Board heard the requirements the Virginia Board of Education imposed on North Fork Middle School and W.W. Robinson because the two schools failed ...

North Fork Resort recovers slowly from fire one year ago

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FRONT ROYAL – Two workers armed with leaf blowers cleared melted snow from a concrete slab in North Fork Resort Monday. One year after a fire completely razed the resort’s pool pavilion, there’s not much to show. Chief Richard Mabie of Warren County Fire and Rescue Services called the ...

Town attorney defends closed session for study

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council’s attorney defended the council's decision Monday to talk about a salary study behind closed doors. The council convened in closed session prior to its regular meeting to discuss several items, including a town employee compensation study underway by Paypoint ...

Board OKs protection for Mint House

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County has put another 40 acres of property into protection from future development. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to accept a deed of gift of easement from Stephen James Lee to place 39.8 acres known as the Mint House, along Strasburg Road, into a ...

Strasburg man arrested on meth charge

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WOODSTOCK -- A Strasburg man was charged Thursday with methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute   after police found a large quantity of the suspected drug in his pocket. Strasburg police were serving an arrest warrant on Brandon Shawn Zappas, 43, for a probation violation when ...

Town cuts bridge weight limit

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FRONT ROYAL – The town alerted motorists Tuesday afternoon that the Prospect Street bridge over Happy Creek could no longer handle vehicles heavier than five tons. The town changed the posted maximum weight limit for the bridge near Commerce Avenue from 10 tons to five tons. The town ...

Winchester café moves to final round for $50,000 grand prize

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The sponsoring organization of the Independent Small Business of the Year Award, aka “The Indie,” announced Monday that the Hideaway Café in Winchester and nine other small businesses from across the country have advanced to the competition’s final 10. The winner will be announced ...