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Council hopefuls decline possible support from GOP

A handful of Front Royal Town Council candidates say they don't want the Warren County Republican Committee's endorsement.
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Town considers ways to fix homeowner's problem

FRONT ROYAL - A Front Royal resident's woes with her home exposed a town-wide problem for older buildings.
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Warren County makes deals for airport land

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County won't need to use eminent domain to take land for its airport.
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Strasburg road project aims to prevent flooding

STRASBURG -- Hurricane Sandy left Gloria Floyd and her neighbors stranded at their Ash Street homes two years ago.
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Warren County board delays action on tourist rentals

FRONT ROYAL - Warren County leaders put a batch of tourist-rental permit requests on hold Tuesday after one drew fire from neighbors.
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Council mulls more changes to fortunetelling rules

FRONT ROYAL - The debate over fortunetelling in Front Royal continued Monday as town leaders discussed regulating the practice.
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VDOT limits weight on Artz Road bridge

Heavy vehicles can no longer cross a low-water bridge in Shenandoah County until the state builds a new crossing.
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Canoe sign greets Warren County visitors

A new, canoe-themed welcome signs greets Warren County visitors as they drive into Linden.
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Public meetings Aug. 18-22

Shenandoah County The Tourism Council meets at noon Tuesday in the Woodstock Cafe, 117 S. Main St. New Market Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the municipal building, 9418 John Sevier Road. Strasburg Town Council holds a work...
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Toms Brook fire company delays action on county deal

The fate of a deal between Shenandoah County and a volunteer fire department remains uncertain.
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Woodstock hires new finance director

Woodstock's new finance director says the job drew him back to public service after years in the private sector.
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Warren County planners table more rental permits

FRONT ROYAL -- High Knob residents spoke out this week against another short-term rental proposal in the neighborhood.
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Man charged in shooting death

WINCHESTER -- A Stephens City-area resident stands charged in the shooting death of a man killed in Frederick County on Aug. 3.
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Tour of Warren County battlefield set for Saturday

A chance encounter during the Civil War between opposing forces led to a bloody battle north of Front Royal.
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Foes of repeal on fortunetelling ban reflect on vote

FRONT ROYAL -- Town leaders who opposed ending a ban on fortunetelling had different reasons for voting against the repeal.
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Board approves deal with volunteer fire department

WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County leaders approved a deal with a volunteer fire company this week that lets the station move forward with building improvements.
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Chairman: Board didn't know of no-cost jail option

WOODSTOCK -- A Shenandoah County supervisor says neither he nor anyone on his board knew of an option to build a new jail at no local cost.
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Council backs repeal of fortunetelling ban

FRONT ROYAL -- A split Town Council took a step Monday after a heated public hearing to strike a ban on fortunetelling from the books.
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Council OKs deal with business center

FRONT ROYAL - Town leaders have taken another step toward boosting the local economy.
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Warren County tackles welfare fraud

FRONT ROYAL - Welfare-fraud claims keep Warren County social services workers busy as they weed out fact from gossip.
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Public meetings Aug. 11-15

Shenandoah County The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the county administration building, 600 N. Main St. The Library Board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Shenandoah County Library Activity Room, 514 Stoney Creek Blvd., Edinburg....
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Supervisors oppose gas line route

FRONT ROYAL - Warren County leaders this week joined opponents of a $4 billion, natural-gas pipeline slated to run through five states.
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Some regional jail issues nearly fixed

WOODSTOCK -- After weeks of delays, pieces of the regional jail in Warren County should fall into place soon, its chief said Friday.
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Council extends town manager's contract

WOODSTOCK - Town Manager Reid Wodicka received glowing reviews and an extended contract from local leaders Tuesday.
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Industrial park land up for sale

A large area in Strasburg's industrial park goes up for auction later this month.
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Lack of deal delays Warren County bridge project

FRONT ROYAL - State and federal agencies may soon reach a deal on an issue holding up a major bridge project in Warren County.
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Tourist rentals get temporary relief

FRONT ROYAL - Warren County leaders gave owners of short-term tourist rentals a reprieve Tuesday as officials revisit local regulations.
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Board denies sheriff's pay request

FRONT ROYAL - Area sheriffs took a pay cut when the regional jail opened July 1 because they no longer run lock-up facilities.
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County to consider rules on adult businesses

Adult businesses could open just about anywhere in Shenandoah County without rules on the books
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Strasburg may ramp up code enforcement

Strasburg plans to ramp up enforcement of its property rules taking aim at prohibited signs, tall grass and blight.
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County neighborhood seeks relief on utility rates

FRONT ROYAL- A Warren County neighborhood group says Front Royal has wrongly charged property owners too much for water and sewer for years.
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Public meetings, Aug. 4-8

Shenandoah County The Library Board Executive Committee meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Shenandoah County Library, 514 Stoney Creek Blvd., Edinburg. The Board of Supervisors holds a work session at 4 p.m. Thursday in the administration building. The Planning...
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Town warns of dumping fats, grease in drains

Strasburg officials don't want any snags at the expanded sewage treatment plant when it goes online in 2016.
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County to oversee education plan for some RSW jail inmates

When the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail north of Front Royal opened in June, the burden of overseeing the education of some jail inmates from the three counties fell to Warren County Public Schools.
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Correction

A story published Wednesday should have said that Front Royal Vice Mayor N. Shae Parker abstained from voting on a radio station's request for utility-fee relief and voted in support of the economic committee's recommendations.
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Correction

A story published Thursday should have said that Warren County Zoning Administrator Erick Moore issued cease-and-desist letters to property owners renting homes to tourists without a permit....
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Fallout over vacation rental rules continues

Warren County has put a halt to most short-term tourist rentals until officials revise the regulations in the coming months.
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Woodstock mulls water plant improvements

WOODSTOCK - The town plans to upgrade its water treatment plant for the first time since it opened 40 years ago.
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Survey reveals Strasburg residents' shopping habits

Survey says: Strasburg residents stay in town to buy some groceries, participate in local activities and many want a farmers market.
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Council grants break for radio station

FRONT ROYAL - A radio station in Front Royal can get a break from the town when it connects to the sewer system.

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