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Police Blotter: Strasburg

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The Strasburg Police Department reported the following incidents in November: Nov. 1: Bryon Jacob Miller, of Strasburg, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Nov. 1: Therese Denise Epps, of Baltimore, was arrested on charges of three counts of ...

Shenandoah University launches Civil War journal

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WINCHESTER — When Jonathan Noyalas took his job as the director of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University in January, he said he was told to raise the profile of the institute. “I started thinking about ways that I could do that,” Noyalas said. “And I think within ...

County to consider Browntown events center

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders could again consider letting property owners hold events on agricultural land. Michael and Judith Albarelli recently applied for a conditional-use permit to run an agricultural events center on their 86-acre property at 309 Broad Road Road. The Albarellis ...

Shenandoah schools weigh course changes

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Shenandoah County Public Schools is proposing adjusting its course offerings for next year “We are working to (make) the curriculum more about learning and less about grades. This puts students at the center of learning,” said David Hinegardner, Director of Middle and Secondary Education ...

Public meeting to be held on developer request to lower proffer

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Middletown officials are holding a public meeting regarding a developer's request to lower a proffer amount that would offset anticipated costs to an area school system resulting from a new subdivision. The public can express their thoughts on the request at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 during a public ...

Neighborhood seeks sanitary district status

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County could create another sanitary district and its first under a new state rule early next year. More than 30 residents who live along Wildcat Drive in the Aspen Hill Farms, Aspen Hill Farms Skyview and Lands of the Blue Ridge neighborhoods petitioned the county to ...

Timberville man arrested on grand larceny charges

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A Timberville man was arrested on Wednesday after an investigation into multiple break-ins at a Mount Jackson residence. Sgt. Robert Poe with the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office said James Calvin Funkhouser, 42, broke into an unoccupied residence in the 7000 block of Senedo Road in Mount ...

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 ...