Alex Bridges is a senior reporter for the Northern Virginia Daily. He reports on local government in Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren counties. |
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Front Royal leaders celebrate the official opening of a town trail Monday.
FRONT ROYAL - Cleanup of the Avtex Fibers Superfund Site couldn't happen without government oversight.
Despite setbacks, a local group still plans to turn a Strasburg home into a center for military veterans.
FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County might not need to raise taxes to build its new middle school.
Proposed changes to Warren County's zoning rules might make it tougher to rent homes to tourists but stop short of banning the businesses.
Boaters should soon find it easier to put canoes and kayaks in the water in part of Warren County.
FRONT ROYAL - A project underway in Warren County may solve a problem with a long-closed landfill.
FRONT ROYAL - An engineer hired by an environmental group says the state should scale back its Morgan Ford Bridge replacement project.
Shenandoah County leaders this week rebuffed another attempt by a supervisor to look for a new lawyer.
More than a dozen people played urban planners Thursday to help Strasburg consider uses for open space downtown.
Strasburg plans to celebrate the completion of the first phase of its downtown streetscape project Friday.
Front Royal leaders cleared another hurdle this week to let the town move forward on plans for a new police headquarters.
Strasburg residents, business and property owners can again help shape the town's future at a public event next week.
Shenandoah County's agency that helps protect open space and farmland might get a source of money to meet its goals.
Shenandoah County may buy a new chiller for an elementary school out of savings.
Strasburg's police chief says Town Council could help draw more support for a proposed skatepark in Trent Williams' memory.
FRONT ROYAL -- The town could start collecting more money from some businesses in the U.S. 340-522 corridor next year.
Developers should see some relief when they build in Woodstock.
FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County leaders took another step Tuesday toward helping to develop the former Avtex Fibers Superfund site.
Area voter registrars say they need people to work the polls in the Nov. 4 election.
Many Strasburg property owners keep their grass too high but notification rules make enforcement tough, officials say.
A development firm can keep its land in Strasburg and continue searching for business prospects, thanks to a private investor.
WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County's top administrator received a favorable review and a raise this week.
FRONT ROYAL -- Sunflower came to the Warren County animal shelter as a shy cat that quickly scurried into hiding.
Potential changes to the Warren County rules on tourist rentals may not be as sweeping as some property owners fear.
FRONT ROYAL -- An apartment fire caused by a lit cigarette in Front Royal forced a resident from her home Wednesday afternoon.
WOODSTOCK -- A Shenandoah County supervisor and its sheriff on Tuesday sparred over claims that leaders turned down a "no-cost" option for a local jail.
FRONT ROYAL -- With no fanfare Monday night, Town Council took action to fix a problem that has plagued a homeowner for years.
FRONT ROYAL - Town Council ended a ban on "gypsies" and fortunetellers Monday after hearing from foes and supporters of the action.
An article published Monday should have stated that, in some cases, Warren County's zoning rules can allow fortunetelling as a business use though the code does not mention "fortuneteller." County departments provided information last week indicating that fortunetelling is not...
Fortunetellers wanting to practice in the valley can expect to pay different fees depending on where they go.
FRONT ROYAL - Foes of repealing a ban on fortunetellers in Front Royal recently attacked a non-profit group and claimed it supported pagans.
A handful of Front Royal Town Council candidates say they don't want the Warren County Republican Committee's endorsement.
FRONT ROYAL - A Front Royal resident's woes with her home exposed a town-wide problem for older buildings.
With Stasburg leaders' approval of a site, a dog owners group now needs to raise money for a park.
A Front Royal taxicab company claims former drivers used customer data and intercepted calls for a competitor.
Strasburg and Front Royal share similar futures this year as two of the area's largest towns addressing major infrastructure needs.
An "ambitious" year lies ahead for Warren County. Road projects dominate the list of initiatives and projects for 2013, according to Warren County Administrator Douglas Stanley.