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For a Front Royal doctor, cancer treatment leads to fundraising

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Floyd “Tripp” Bradd hadn’t been feeling quite right for some time before he went to his doctor in March 2017. A former Division I swimmer at Duke University, the Front Royal family practice physician started noticing in 2014 that his swims across the Chesapeake Bay were becoming more ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal: Feb. 13

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents from Feb. 5-12: Feb. 5: Tina McGuinn, 37, of Front Royal, was charged with other authority arrest. Feb. 6: Dennis Deaton, 52, of Front Royal, was arrested on two felony charges of shooting, stabbing with intent and ...

Trump taps Cullen for U.S. Attorney post

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President Donald Trump has nominated former federal prosecutor Thomas T. Cullen to lead the U.S. Attorney’s Office serving the Western District of Virginia. The White House announced Trump’s endorsement of Cullen on Friday with the president’s intent to nominate “an eleventh wave of ...

School Lunch Menu: FEB. 17

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This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Feb. 19-23, 2018: Monday NO SCHOOL Tuesday Breakfast: Egg & cheese on English muffin, fruit & juice choices, choice of milk. Lunch K-5: Salisbury steak w/gravy, breadstick, mashed potatoes, broccoli, pears, choice of ...

Schools get attention on tour

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Local leaders on Friday continued their tour of Shenandoah County Public Schools by visiting Signal Knob Middle School, Sandy Hook Elementary School and Strasburg High School. Not participating in Friday's tour were Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Dick Neese, Chairman ...

Court data shows how common medical debt is

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High medical costs have left many people in the Shenandoah Valley unable to afford their care. According to a Northern Virginia Daily analysis of over 100,000 court cases filed between 2010 and 2016, thousands of people in Shenandoah County, Warren County, Frederick County and Winchester are ...

Criser Road bridge replacement out for bid again

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FRONT ROYAL – The town is continuing to search for a contractor on its Criser Road bridge replacement project. The town put out its third bid this week on the project, which will remain open through April 10. Town Manager Joe Waltz said when bids were put out in August and September 2017, ...

Judge sentences last defendant in diner robbery attempt

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WOODSTOCK – The last of several co-defendants charged in the attempted armed robbery of Ben’s Diner last year received a prison sentence Friday. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Leonard “Spoon” Garris Jr. in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to a total of four years of incarceration for ...

Four indicted in home invasion

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A Shenandoah County grand jury recently indicted four people charged in a November home invasion of a town residence. Woodstock police charged Aaron Matthew Branham, Adrian Paige Brown, Philip Lee Runion and Brian Edward Shea with planning and executing the Nov. 24 incursion at a home in the ...

Social services aims to curb fraud cases

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FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County Department of Social Services cracked down on fraud cases in 2017. Social Services Director DeAnna Cheatham said the department had 125 fraud referrals totaling over $90,000 last year. Three Circuit Court indictments handed up this month involved accusations ...

Board holds hearing on school budget, one person shows

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Only one person attended Thursday night's Shenandoah County Public Schools board hearing held to allow for questions on the proposed budget. Holly Dood was at the hearing to hear what would be discussed but she had no specific questions herself. She has a child who is a student at Central ...

Fire & Rescue Report

Fire & Rescue

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Feb. 5-11. Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Allergic reaction, 1 Altered mental status, 2 Cardiac arrest, 1 Chest pain,1 Chimney fire, 1 Diabetic, 2 Difficulty breathing, ...

Minister accused of indecent liberties with juvenile

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A former associate minister with the Church of Christ at Mountain View  in Frederick County has been indicted on two counts of indecent liberties with a juvenile. The accused 36-year-old pastor, Brian Dicken, served at the Church of Christ for 14 years, where he conducted services on Sunday ...

Two plead guilty in child shooting case

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Isaiah Marshall Davis, 26, and Destinie Rochelle Beach, both of Stephens City, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fauquier County Circuit Court to charges related to a September shooting of a 4-year-old girl by a 2-year-old boy. Davis pleaded guilty to child abuse causing serious injury and child ...

Pastor offers tokens of appreciation for teachers, staff

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WOODSTOCK – Little random acts of kindness have been appearing in the mailboxes of W.W. Robinson Elementary School faculty and staff since last November. The project, titled “Just Because,” was started by Pastor Karen Caspersen as a way to thank the employees for their hard work ...

Winchester to host hundreds of international students this summer

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WINCHESTER – This summer, 400 to 600 students from as a many as 140 countries will flock to Winchester for a week of discussing global relationships and development. “It's an opportunity not just for us, but for the state and the country to host this. We're ambassadors for the United ...

Hearing regarding fate of burned down kennel extended

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FRONT ROYAL – A recommendation will be made next month on whether the dog kennel destroyed in a March 2017 fire should continue operation. The Warren County Planning Commission was scheduled to hold a public hearing at its regular Wednesday meeting regarding the the continuance or revocation ...

Planning Commission proposes capital improvement priorities

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FRONT ROYAL – The Planning Commission took a first look this week at a proposed capital improvement plan that lists priorities for major county projects in the upcoming budget year. The plan's purpose is to guide the Board of Supervisors during development of the county's budget, Warren ...