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EDA sets ribbon cutting for parkway Monday

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FRONT ROYAL – Motorists wanting to drive on Leach Run Parkway can do so Monday – after officials cut the ribbon on the long-awaited project. The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority along with leaders and officials with both localities plan to hold a ribbon-cutting ...

County seeks private help to run golf course

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County could turn its public golf course over to the private sector. The county posted an advertisement earlier this week seeking proposals from individuals or businesses to lease and manage the Front Royal Golf Club at 902 Country Club Road. The county plans to accept ...

LFCC president announces retirement

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Lord Fairfax Community College President Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy has announced her retirement. She has served as president of Lord Fairfax since January 2009. Thompson-Stacy said that changes in her life had been pointing her toward thinking that it was time for her to leave her job at Lord ...

McAuliffe announces Winchester Metals expansion

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Winchester Metals will expand its manufacturing operations in Frederick County with an $870,000 investment, creating 17 new jobs in the process, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in a press release Thursday. The expansion calls for the addition of laser/punch combination equipment, which will ...

Woodstock man sentenced in child sex case

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WOODSTOCK -- After pleading guilty to child sex charges and other offenses in April, a local man was sentenced on Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court. Thomas Scott Martz, 21, pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old girl via text and social media between June ...

Long-awaited dog park opening day draws near

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STRASBURG – The Strasburg dog park is coming close to being a reality. After more than four years of fundraising and discussions with the Town of Strasburg, the Strasburg Dog Owners Group is having a ribbon cutting for the park at 10 a.m. July 8. For Christine Lucas, president of the club, ...

Community Services Board may create nonprofit wing

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FRONT ROYAL – The Northwestern Community Services Board is considering creating a nonprofit charity and hiring a development officer to write grants,  raise money and oversee volunteers. Neither the proposed hiring of the development officer nor the move to create the nonprofit were ...

Bond revoked in attempted murder case

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WINCHESTER -- Circuit Judge Neil R. Bryant granted a motion Thursday to revoke bond in the case against a Martinsburg, West Virginia, man accused of attempted murder. Ellis Reginald Fennell, 28, is accused of shooting at a woman driving in her car on the 313A on-ramp northbound to Interstate ...

Board puts off vote on kennel permit

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FRONT ROYAL – Neighbors’ concerns prompted Warren County supervisors to put off a vote Tuesday on a proposed dog kennel. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to postpone action on a conditional-use permit requested by Michael Gibson to run a commercial kennel out of a home he leases at 387 ...

Edinburg man arrested on child sex offense charges

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WINCHESTER -- Investigators have arrested an Edinburg man  on child sex offense charges after a week-long undercover operation conducted by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. Mark Gabriel Burnette, 44, is accused of sending sexually explicit messages on social media to an investigator ...

Fees to help fix roads in county districts

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FRONT ROYAL – More Warren County sanitary districts will charge property owners who build new homes in their neighborhoods. The Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to approve road-use fees for new construction in the Blue Mountain, Lake Front Royal, Shangri-La, Shenandoah Shores and ...

New middle school nears completion

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FRONT ROYAL – The new Warren County Middle School is nearing completion, with a ribbon cutting scheduled for 9 a.m. July 31. The new middle school cost a total of $32,820,000,  and is scheduled to open on Aug. 15. Melody Sheppard, assistant superintendent for administration for Warren ...

Front Royal man arrested on child endangerment, DUI charges

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WOODSTOCK -- A Front Royal man was arrested on Sunday after he was allegedly driving an all-terrain vehicle while intoxicated with his two young children as passengers. The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Robert Eury, 44, at the intersection of Hamburg Road and Lantz Road, ...

Strasburg set to update development ordinance

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STRASBURG – The Town Council is moving forward with plans to change its unified development ordinance in an effort to build out its business park and to respond to a 2015 Supreme Court ruling. In a council work session Monday, Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said he hoped that some of the changes ...

At Camp MED, students get a workout

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FRONT ROYAL – It was the end of the first day of an academic camp, and Michael Mitchell was having his kids do planks. “I see a whole lot of shaking going on; you’re not even 15 seconds in,” Mitchell said. Mitchell, a sports fitness instructor at the Warren County Memorial Hospital ...

Afton Inn still on blight list

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FRONT ROYAL – Town leaders plan to talk about the Afton Inn’s fate after the dilapidated structure appeared on a list of blighted buildings. Planning and Zoning Director Jeremy Camp presented the Town Council on Monday with an updated inventory of at-risk structures in Front Royal. The ...

Turnover hurts town trash department

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FRONT ROYAL – Employee turnover continues to hurt the town’s efforts to improve its solid waste department. Town Manager Joseph Waltz gave an update Monday on changes underway within the division meant to streamline trash collection and save money. The Town Council learned at its work ...