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Kids see different ‘Worlds of Work’

WINCHESTER   Thousands of students had their passports punched Wednesday and Thursday to a possible glimpse of their future. This is the third year for Worlds of Work Expo, a two-day career event in which about 3,000 seventh grade students from area schools district preview what could ...

Meet the Shenandoah County School Board candidates

Shenandoah County School Board member Irving Getz is not seeking reelection. Voters on Nov. 7 will be able to elect a school board member from three candidates running for the vacant seat in the 5th District.   The candidates, all seeking their first term,  are: * Chris Boies, ...

Fire & Rescue Report

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Oct. 16-22: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 1 Cardiac: 3 Cardiac arrest: 1 Chest pain: 3 Difficulty breathing: 6 Fall: 9 General illness: 15 Hemorrhage: ...

Area man faces child pornography charges

A Stephens City resident and former Federal Emergency Management Agency employee faces child pornography charges. Law enforcement on Thursday arrested Jonathan Derek Riley at his mother's Stephens City home where he resides, said Investigator Jason Killian, of the Northern Virginia/Washington ...

Superintendent replies to facilities plan criticisms

The Shenandoah County Public Schools long term facilities plan continues to be one of leading topics this election season. One of the most sharply critical comments about the long term facilities plan was made during a Board of Supervisors meeting. “The School Board’s decision to accept ...

Area teacher places second on Jeopardy after solid performance

"What did Mr. Wrigley add to Fenway Park?" Strasburg resident Justin Broughman, who teaches U.S. history and U.S. government at Central High School in Woodstock, answered that question correctly on his first appearance on Jeopardy. He would end the show with $15,200, enough for second place, ...

Deputies charge three after target practice goes wrong

Shenandoah County sheriff's deputies charged three men in connection with a Columbus Day session of target shooting on the 1400 block of Hahns Lane in Toms Brook. Two homeowners  called the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office about gunfire around their homes at about 2 p.m. Oct. 9, said Capt. ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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

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 ...