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Candidates report active campaigns in September

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WOODSTOCK – Candidates running for seats on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors continued to show active campaigns in September. Campaign finance reports filed by candidates with the Virginia Department of Elections or the Shenandoah County Office of Voter Registration and Elections ...

Author makes students squeal with joy

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WINCHESTER –  On Tuesday, hundreds of excited students at Garland Quarles Elementary School gathered to hear author Aaron Reynolds read his new book, “Creepy Pair of Underwear.” In the book, Jasper the rabbit wants a pair of creepy underwear he sees while shopping with his mother. ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Oct. 10-15: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Animal bite: 1 Cardiac: 2 Chest pain: 1 Defective smoke detector: 1 Difficulty breathing: 1 Fall: 3 General illness: 4 Hypertension: ...

A piece of Woodstock in England

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Woodstock's recently sold fire truck has a new home on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The 1991 Pierce 105 model aerial fire truck is on the high seas in a ferry ship called the Hoegh Maputo, on its way to a museum in England. It is due to arrive in Southampton, England, on Nov. 2, Bill ...

Police blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Oct. 6: A larceny was reported. Someone removed a vehicle from a residence on Jay Bird Lane, Woodstock. Oct. 8: A breaking and entering was reported. Someone entered a residence and removed a key on Crab Apple Road, ...

Shenandoah health clinic to provide free dental care to veterans

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The Shenandoah Community Health Clinic will be offering free dental care to veterans during three Fridays in November. Pam Murphy, executive director for the free clinic, said that she decided to move forward with these plans when Valley Health said it would pay a dentist to offer services at ...

District 5 candidates speak at forum

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Editor's note: This is the second part of a forum held for District 5 Board of Supervisors candidates. STRASBURG – Candidates running for the District 5 seat on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors squared off  in a forum last week. District 5 Supervisor Marsha Shruntz seeks a ...

Public questions school board candidates

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This is part of a series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum in which candidates of the Fifth District seeking a seat on the school board answered questions from the audience. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the School Board seat once held by Irving Getz ...

Tourism Council fights for No. 1 spot on search results

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WOODSTOCK -- Ten months after launching its new website, the Shenandoah County Tourism Council has been reaping the benefits. Made possible by a $50,000 Virginia Tourism Corporation grant, the tourism council debuted the new site in January and started a marketing campaign to target new ...

Strasburg approves community garden spot

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STRASBURG — The Town Council voted in a work session on Monday to allow staff at the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District to create a community garden on part of the town's park. The garden will be initially funded through a $50,000 grant that the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water ...

Road by bridge project set to open Thursday

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FRONT ROYAL – Part of a new intersection at the bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River opens to traffic Thursday. Motorists can expect traffic delays in the area of U.S. 340-522 and Strasburg Road at the bridge from mid-morning through early afternoon while crews pave the street ...

District 5 candidates speak at forum

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Note: This is the first part of a forum held for District 5 Board of Supervisors candidates. STRASBURG – Candidates running for the District 5 seat on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors squared off in a forum last week. District 5 Supervisor Marsha Shruntz seeks a second term on ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Oct. 9: James Derolf, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of obstructing justice and was issued an arrest warrant from another jurisdiction. Oct. 10: Elmo Edwards, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of violating ...

Jury finds Fort Valley man guilty on child rape charges

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WOODSTOCK -- After only seven minutes of deliberation, a jury on Monday found a Fort Valley man guilty of two counts of rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery against a 12-year-old girl, verdicts that were accompanied by tentative sentences of two life sentences, one for each rape ...

Todd Walters appointed New Market town manager

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NEW MARKET -- If Todd Walters, 52, had stayed in Christiansburg for three more months he would have clocked 30 years of service with the town. Instead, he’s accepted the position of New Market’s new town manager. “I was right there at the 30-year mark,” Walters said. “Which, you ...

Election ad elicits mixed reaction

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An ad in an area publication supporting a Shenandoah County supervisor's re-election bid has prompted some to question its meaning. Dan Walsh, president of Parents' Alliance for Strong Schools, said he feels the ad in support of county Supervisor Cindy Bailey is misleading. The ad ...

School board candidates discuss relationships, facilities plan

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This is part of a series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum in which candidates of the Fifth District seeking a seat on the school board answered questions from the audience. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the School Board seat once held by Irving Getz ...

Town lifts water restriction

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FRONT ROYAL – The town lifted its mandatory water conservation Monday after a report showed an increase in the flow of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. But town officials warned that water users should exercise voluntary conservation methods because the river flow remains low. The ...

Suspicious device found at battlefield

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MIDDLETOWN — Less than a day after they were evacuated from their campground due to a suspicious item found at the site and then destroyed by a bomb squad, re-enactors at the Cedar Creek Battlefield were back to fight another battle on Sunday morning. Only this time, there was little ...