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Warren County Schools shift surplus funds toward teacher raises

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FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board moved to enact a budget measure that, if approved by the Warren County Board of Supervisors, would raise teacher salaries by 2 percent next year. In a five-minute special meeting on Wednesday, the School Board agreed to spend $381,661 out of its ...

Strasburg moves toward changes to sign ordinance

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STRASBURG — Members of Strasburg’s Planning Commission and Ordinance Committee expressed support Tuesday for making changes to the town’s sign ordinance after the town found the sign of a local bakery and café in violation of the current regulations. During back-to-back meetings of the ...

Strasburg has write-in challenger for two-year seat

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FRONT ROYAL — The two-year seat for Strasburg Town Council is set to have some competition, as Christie Boyce has announced that she will challenge Vice Mayor Scott Terndrup for it as a write-in candidate. Boyce, in an interview on Tuesday, described her candidacy as one designed to take ...

Board votes against smaller lot sizes

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders on Tuesday put the kibosh on a months-long effort to change local housing density rules. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 against a motion to adopt text amendments to the R-2 and R-3 residential zoning districts in the county code. District 3 ...

Warren County reassessments about halfway complete

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FRONT ROYAL – Property reassessments slated to become effective Jan. 1, 2019, are about halfway complete, as Wingate Appraisal Services continues working its way through Warren County examining properties. County Administrator Doug Stanley said the Roanoke-based Wingate has about 12,250 ...

Police Blotter: Warren County

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: April 8: Irvin Eugene Thompson Jr., of Bentonville, was arrested on charges of using profane language and/or public intoxication. April 10: Patricia Eugenia Zelaya-Christman, of Linden, was arrested on charges of contempt ...

Hospital rezoning approved amid continued protests

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FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal Town Council approved the new Warren Memorial Hospital's rezoning application at its regular Monday meeting. This comes after two public hearings and several hours worth of comments by concerned citizens over the facility's lack of obstetrics unit. The ...

Health department report cites minuses to missing obstetrics unit

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FRONT ROYAL – The Virginia Department of Health recently agreed with citizens’ concerns regarding Valley Health’s decision not to include an obstetrics unit at the new Warren Memorial Hospital. Although the report submitted by the department cites potential issues related to closing the ...

Opening day for new sports field in Middletown Saturday

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MIDDLETOWN – Middletown is ready to play ball. Thermo Fisher Scientific Field is scheduled to be unveiled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with an inaugural game between Legacy Christian Academy and the Blue Ridge Christian Academy. The facility is the field of dreams for two men. Shawn Hibbard is ...

Stonewall Jackson FFA team going to national competition

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The FFA meats judging team from Stonewall Jackson High School has advanced to the National FFA meats competition. The team made up of Faith Dellinger, Mindi Freed and Lindsay Zirkle with coach and FFA teacher Tarinda Showman placed first in the Block & Bridle State Meats Judging Career ...

Board hears support for gym tax break

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WOODSTOCK – Supporters of a church-run gymnasium made their case to Shenandoah County leaders Tuesday for a tax break. The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a request from Tight’n Up Gym for an exemption from the county real estate tax. Liberty Baptist Church opened the ...

Police Blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: April 6: A destruction of property was reported. Someone damaged roadway signs on Water Street, Edinburg. April 8: A destruction of property was reported. Someone damaged a fence and removed gasoline on Three Mile ...

Gas spill leads to a moment with ‘Walking Dead’ actor

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MIDDLETOWN – Drama followed a television actor into town on Friday, but no one walked away dead. Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC's "The Walking Dead",  stopped in Middletown on Friday afternoon at the 7-Eleven at Main Street and Reliance Road to get gas and snacks. He stayed a ...

Judge sentences conspirators in heroin ring

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A dozen defendants have received federal prison terms for their roles in a heroin distribution ring that connected Baltimore to Front Royal. The 12 people sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg were convicted of trafficking more than 1,000 grams of heroin from Baltimore to ...

Warren County, Front Royal join the Artisan Trail network

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FRONT ROYAL – The town and county are teaming up with the Artisans Center of Virginia in an attempt to connect local businesses with the organization’s network of Artisan Trails. As part of the trail's implementation, a brochure will be created to show locations of artisan studios, ...

Couple’s robbery charges go to grand jury

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WOODSTOCK – A grand jury will hear a case next month involving a couple charged with robbing two people at gunpoint in Strasburg on March 21. Richard Dale Culley, 29, and Tammy Ann Culley, 28, both of Nathalie, in Halifax County, appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court on ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: April 16: Elmira Ghaffari Aghdas, of Centreville, was issued a summons on charges of possession of marijuana. April 16: Theodore Ledwell, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery. April 16: ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for April 16-22: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Assist law enforcement: 1 Cardiac: 1 Chest pain: 2 Diabetic: 1 Difficulty breathing: 6 Fall: 5 General illness: 11 Good intent call: ...