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Valley could see slightly wetter winter

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The Northern Shenandoah Valley could have a wetter than normal winter, according to a seasonal forecast released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Precipitation is projected to be slightly above normal, said Kyle Pallozzi, a meteorologist for the National Weather ...

SVEC celebrates completion of Strasburg substation project

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STRASBURG — The president and CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, along with a number of local government officials, celebrated the completion of an $11 million project by the electric cooperative Thursday. Over five years ago, the electric cooperative began planning work on ...

After vehicle crash, bear cub gets treatment

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For several days, Regis Arnold had seen a mother bear and her two cubs around Mount Olive Road near his home in Toms Brook. But over the weekend, he said he saw one of the cubs by himself, bleeding. "That's what made me turn around, when it was just him," Arnold said. Arnold then called the ...

Board OKs pay hike for bus drivers during field trips

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FRONT ROYAL — Warren County Public Schools Board members voted unanimously during their work session on Wednesday to raise the rate they pay bus drivers during field trips after struggling to find enough drivers. The division has been paying its bus drivers $9.50 per hour on those trips, ...

Shenandoah Royal Arch Chapter celebrates 150th anniversary

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A Freemasons group in Edinburg will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Saturday. The chapter, Shenandoah Royal Arch Chapter No. 17, will host a dinner at a Mount Jackson restaurant and will feature a talk on Freemasonry by Royal Arch Past District Deputy Officer Dennis Hass. Edward Tooma, ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

Valley 911

The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Oct. 8: Lora Cook, 26, of Front Royal, was charged with public intoxication. Oct. 8: Christopher McCauley, 47, of Front Royal, was charged with public intoxication. Oct. 9: Keith Ferguson, 33, of Front Royal, was charged ...

Issues plague Rivermont as plans for new station progress

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FRONT ROYAL - Cracked walls, a condemned second floor, flooding, mold and uninhabitable living quarters have made life tough for firefighters at the Rivermont Volunteer Fire Department. But Chief Jeremy Greenback and Assistant Chief Joe Woodall hope to boost spirits and rebuild a sense of ...

Battlefield Foundation wants to create walking trail

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NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation has a vision for New Market. Keven Walker, chief executive of the foundation, told Town Council members on Monday he envisioned a three-mile greenway walking trail that fits into the town’s comprehensive plan. Walker said the ...

Edinburg set to address derelict properties

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EDINBURG — Architectural Review Board members joined the Planning Commission members Tuesday to discuss enforcing an article of the town code addressing property that has fallen into disrepair. Some of those neglected properties are in "opportunity zones," an idea Planning Commission ...

Supervisors deny auto garage’s permit request

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FRONT ROYAL – A proposed vehicle body shop and paint garage in the Valley Farm subdivision will not open after neighbors asked that a conditional use permit request be denied. The Board of Supervisors at its regular Tuesday meeting voted unanimously against Courtney Barnhart’s request to ...

Cooley wins six Readers’ Choice photography awards

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Northern Virginia Daily photographer Rich Cooley won six Readers’ Choice awards at the Southern Newspapers Publishers Association-Inland News Industry Summit in Nashville this month. Cooley took first place in spot news photography, first and second place in features photography, and ...

Second man sentenced for taking property from ill woman

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A second Shenandoah County man received a suspended jail sentence Wednesday for stealing from a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s. Judge Clark Ritchie sentenced Robert Carroll in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two years in a state penitentiary for felony petit larceny for taking a garden ...

Frost on the pumpkin? It’s possible tonight

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Colder temperatures have settled into the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Cody Ledbetter, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Sterling, said temperatures will dip into the low to mid-30s over the next several nights. "There is a good chance of a potential frost advisory ...

Woodstock woman arrested on child abuse charges

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office has arrested Caitlin Pool, 25, of Woodstock, on two counts of child abuse and neglect. In two criminal complaints, Pool is accused of placing her daughter in the care of a man who, the complaints state, beat her daughter. According to the complaints, ...

Fire & Rescue Report

Valley 911

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Oct. 8-14:   Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 1 Animal bite: 1 Cardiac: 3 Cardiac arrest: 1 Chest pain: 1 Defective appliance: 1 Difficulty ...

Police Blotter: Shenandoah County

Valley 911

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Oct. 5: A 12-year-old was charged with two counts of assault and battery on a school employee and destruction of property. Court date is pending in Shenandoah County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. Oct. 6: ...

Town hovering just above three-month reserves

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FRONT ROYAL – As councilmen pondered funding options for the recently approved $545,000 Motorola Police Department radio system, Finance Director B.J. Wilson suggested that the town not loan itself the money. During a Monday work session, he said the town should instead purchase the system ...