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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WOODSTOCK -- The exact cost to expand Shenandoah County's landfill remains unknown, but early estimates put the price at $3.2 million.
Shenandoah County's budget manager plans to take a similar job with Winchester Public Schools in May.
Daily staff report Garland Miller Jr. will leave his position as budget manager for Shenandoah County to take a similar job with the Winchester Public School system. Miller's appointment as the division's director of finance becomes effective May 5, according...
WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County's chief prosecutor says her office needs someone to help crime victims on a full-time basis.
FRONT ROYAL - The long-awaited Leach Run Parkway project likely could affect many area residents and property owners when complete.
WOODSTOCK -- Shenandoah County leaders and the sheriff again appear at odds over staffing in the law enforcement agency.
WOODSTOCK -- Shenandoah County's fire chief may not get the extra responders he has requested for next year.
The introductory meeting of the Shenandoah County Construction Coalition will be held at 6 p.m. March 20 in the government center at 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. The meeting was rescheduled from Monday because of the inclement weather.
FRONT ROYAL - Warren County needs to fill a $3.4 million hole to balance next year's budget.
A Strasburg property owner's question about water service to an older part of town spurred a wider study of public utilities in other annexed areas.
Front Royal resident Siobhan Reagan recently found out the meaning of "sovereign immunity" after a town snow plow damaged her car.
Strasburg and a regional agency have teamed up to fill a mutual need for planning services.
FRONT ROYAL -- The developer of Blue Ridge Shadows in Warren County wants to make more changes to its original plan.
The public can weigh in on the long-awaited Leach Run Parkway project this week.
FRONT ROYAL - Warren County's proposed Rockland Park took another step toward completion this week.
FRONT ROYAL - A controversial building-swap in Front Royal took another step toward approval Friday.
Employees of area local government and public school divisions may see their hours cut as a result of federal health care reform.
FRONT ROYAL -- Regional jail officials still have work to do to make sure the facility can open July 1.
WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County leaders clashed again this week over one supervisor's request for information from the school system.
WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County leaders need to raise tax rates or pare down spending requests to fill a $1.8 million gap in next year's budget.
FRONT ROYAL -- Town leaders split Monday over whether to ask the Planning Commission to include the U.S. 340-522 Corridor in the Comprehensive Plan update.
Users of Woodstock's W.O. Riley Park can expect to see big changes this spring.
A congressional hopeful who snuck into a White House function with his wife in 2009 has opened his Warren County home to tourists.
The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on U.S. 340-522 should open in July as scheduled, officials with the project say.
Counties and many towns in the region marked 2013 as a year of progress by completing major projects or taking steps to improve communities.
Mount Jackson embarked on a project that officials say should improve water quality and help the town prepare for the future.
FRONT ROYAL -- Town planning officials gave the public another chance Wednesday to weigh in on a "vision statement" used to guide Front Royal's future.
WOODSTOCK - A judge has postponed the trial of a former Shenandoah County teacher and coach accused of instigating a hazing incident in October.
Front Royal Town Council may raise the real estate tax rate to pay for two major projects.
WOODSTOCK - A Shenandoah County panel wants to shift its focus from promoting industry to the overall economy.
FRONT ROYAL - A horse-training business in Warren County received the green light Tuesday to open a commercial riding stable.
FRONT ROYAL - Warren County leaders signed off for a second time on a boundary shift that adds 604 acres to Front Royal.
Finance software used by Shenandoah County schools remains limited but too costly to replace at this time, the division chief says.
MAURERTOWN -- An isolated community in Shenandoah County where its access route falls victim to flooding has again asked the state for help.
Strasburg needs to plan the future of its newly acquired industrial park, seen by officials as a boon for the town.
A rift between Shenandoah County and a volunteer fire station may be on the mend.
WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County leaders would not back a supervisor's request for salary data from the school system.
Winter storms this season have some towns worried about the rising cost of clearing roads.
A deal in Front Royal to trade the old Town Hall for the Afton Inn faces one more hurdle later this month.
WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County leaders shot down a proposal Tuesday for senior housing in Woodstock amid strong opposition in the town.
FRONT ROYAL - Front Royal leaders signed off on a deal Monday to trade the former Town Hall for the Afton Inn.
Efforts to improve and use Shenandoah County's Alms House in the fight against homelessness remain on track, but still years away.
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.