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A piece of Woodstock in England

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 ...

Public questions school board candidates

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 ...

Voters hear from 5th District School Board candidates

This is the first part of a three part series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the school board seat once held by Irving Getz answered questions from some of the 70 people who attended a candidates' forum Thursday evening at ...

Fire & Rescue Report

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Oct. 1-9: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 3 Assault: 1 Assist law enforcement: 1 Automatic aid: 1 Cardiac: 1 Chest pain: 4 Defective appliance: ...

Middletown remembers; volunteers needed

Shenandoah County Young Marines are asking people to remember a Drug Enforcement Administration agent murdered in the line of duty. Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh presented a proclamation from the Town Council Tuesday to Caleb Slack, 14, and Teresa Hart, 15, members of the national youth ...

Sheriff wants funds released

The Shenandoah County sheriff is asking the Shenandoah County Circuit Court to declare that funds from an undercover operation, currently controlled by the Sheriff's Office, U.S. Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, should be given solely to the ...

Agents to start addressing Woodstock vultures

Agents will be in Woodstock on Monday to start efforts to chase vultures from the area. The town signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently for the officers to address vultures in various areas through out the town with expenditures not to exceed $10,000. The action ...

Fire & Rescue Report

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Sept. 18-24: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 1 Assault: 1 Cardiac arrest: 1 Chest pain: 3 Difficulty breathing: 2 Fall: 8 General illness: 4 Injured ...

Internet dangers discussion raises ire of some parents

Frank warnings of the dangers the internet can pose for children have stirred discord among some parents of Shenandoah County public schools students. Some have taken to social media to express how upset they are with school officials about talks of a sexual nature when they went to pick up ...

Woodstock discussing overlay district for more aesthetic control

WOODSTOCK – The town, like several other area entities, is seeking more control over its appearance. Planning Commission members are drafting changes it has made to regulations for its overlay district. The town's current overlay district only looks at signage and only for a half-mile strip ...

Construction starting on Marriott Hotel in Front Royal

Construction has begun on the TownePlace Suites Hotel by Marriott in Front Royal. Warren County recently approved the full building permit and walls have already started to go up for the hotel, said Jason Aikens, vice president of the family-owned Aikens Group. H&W Construction, an ...

Shenandoah County Public Schools asking for citizen help

The Shenandoah County Public Schools wants citizens' input as its administrators plan a road map of where the district wants to head for the next years. “Participation is important as our public schools instructional program, and all that we strive for our children to be -- in addition to ...

Shenandoah County gets grant to market Spirits Trail

The Shenandoah Spirits Trail may soon be more crowded. Shenandoah County has received a $36,000 grant to help fund marketing for the trail. Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced the award, said Shenandoah County Director of Marketing and Tourism Jenna French. The grant comes from the ...

Fire & Rescue Report

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Sept. 11-17: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Cardiac: 1 Cardiac arrest: 1 Chest pain: 1 Difficulty breathing: 2 Fall: 2 General illness: 4 Injured person: 1 Motor vehicle ...

Stephens City man charged after 4-year-old shot by child

A Stephens City man was arrested Friday evening after an incident earlier in the day in Fauquier County in which a 4-year old girl survived being shot by a 2-year-old boy. Isaiah Marshall Davis, 26, and a woman stopped at a truck stop in the 9700 block of James Madison Highway in the Opal area ...

Fire & Rescue Report

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Sept. 4-10: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 2 Cardiac: 2 Chest pain: 1 Difficulty breathing: 4 Electrical fire: 3 Fall: 5 General illness: 3 Injured ...

Man charged in stabbing

A man has been arrested on charges of malicious wounding during an argument at a Stephens City residence on Friday. Luis Macedonio-Juarez, 68, was arrested Friday evening and transported to the Northwestern Adult Detention Center, where he was held without bond. Frederick County Sheriff's ...

Fire & Rescue Report

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Aug. 28-Sept. 3: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 2 Chest pain: 2 Diabetic: 2 Difficulty breathing: 2 Fall: 2 General illness: 6 Inside hazmat: 1 Motor ...

Stephens City hears from architect about subdivision

STEPHENS CITY - A new residential subdivision of 91 homes could soon be coming to town. VSS Development LLC. is the developer of the Village at Stephens City, a project of single family homes on U.S.11 on the south end of town. Construction could begin by fall, said David Frank, landscape ...

Woodstock Town Council OKs strategic plan

The Woodstock Town Council approved on Tuesday evening a five-year strategic plan that begins in 2018. The 74 page comprehensive plan lays out eight goals administrators, team leaders and the Town Council will work on in the coming years. “Our management team and Town Council worked really ...