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Pedestrian struck by tractor-trailer dies

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A Front Royal man died Friday night after he was struck by a tractor trailer at the intersection of South Calhoun St. and Commerce Ave. Police identified the victim as Calum A. Turner, 27. Police responding to calls notifying them of the incident found Turner at the scene where he was ...

Project Lead the Way students scrape through peanut butter woes

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FRONT ROYAL — Megan Mills, Dylan Miller and Nicholas Herring—all seniors in the Project Lead the Way engineering program at Blue Ridge Technical Center—began the semester by brainstorming problems in the world. “Each one of us came up with 100 problems,” Mills said. Of those, the ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Dec. 4 and 9: David Hay, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of using profane language and/or public intoxication. Dec. 4: Trevor Smith, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and driving ...

Net neutrality debate stirs little interest in area

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The Federal Communications Commission voted to end net neutrality Thursday. In the days leading up to the vote, politicians and advocates on either side of the debate loudly voiced their stances on the issue. Two days before the vote, Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, and 38 other U.S. senators ...

Three French Hens celebrates 14 years of business

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WOODSTOCK – The gift shop at 143 Main St. more closely resembles the residential home it was adapted from rather than a traditional business. The front door opens to a staircase leading up to private quarters, with a bedroom-turned-merchandise display room on the left and the rest of the ...

Shenandoah County hosts subdivision platting workshop

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Shenandoah County is holding an educational workshop at 2 p.m. Tuesday on the process involved when submitting subdivision plats within the county. The workshop will be held at the Shenandoah County Government Office in the Virginia Tech Extension Services Room at 600 N. Main St. in ...

Bench trial set in sexual battery case

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WOODSTOCK -- A January bench trial was set on Friday for a local teen charged with aggravated sexual battery of a child under 13. Domingo Reynoso-Bautista, 18, is accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl in June, and was indicted on the charge in October. Through an interpreter, ...

Woodstock man pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine

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WOODSTOCK -- A local man pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy to distribute cocaine after he set up a drug transaction for a confidential informant. Sirreginald Benton, 41, was in contact with the informant about buying cocaine from Benton at a Woodstock residence, Commonwealth’s ...

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 ...