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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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.
Warren County has put a halt to most short-term tourist rentals until officials revise the regulations in the coming months.
WOODSTOCK - The town plans to upgrade its water treatment plant for the first time since it opened 40 years ago.
Survey says: Strasburg residents stay in town to buy some groceries, participate in local activities and many want a farmers market.
FRONT ROYAL - A radio station in Front Royal can get a break from the town when it connects to the sewer system.
Strasburg may see an end to its pervasive pigeon problem.
FRONT ROYAL - The regional jail still needs officers and nurses, the superintendent says.
FRONT ROYAL-- The regional jail may not have been as ready as needed when it opened, the superintendent said Thursday.
FRONT ROYAL - Front Royal needs to hone its identity to boost its economy, a panel of business leaders told Town Council this week.
Strasburg planners expect to start work soon to lay out what the town wants to do with its new industrial park.
FRONT ROYAL - The town recently received a handful of requests from property owners asking for breaks on utility fees and rates.
The Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter recently received a grant to help combat and prevent homelessness. The agency plans to use the $3,500 award from the Shenandoah Community Foundation to launch its Landlord Luncheon Series, according to a news release issued by the Alliance on Tuesday.
FRONT ROYAL- Town Council plans to strike Front Royal's ban on fortunetellers from the books and review how to regulate the practice.
Strasburg may likely never build the long-planned, yet controversial road connecting two neighborhoods.
Strasburg Town Council probably won't change its size any time soon.
Sheriffs in Shenandoah and Warren counties have had a few weeks to test how they handle prisoners waiting for court.
Commuters in Warren County and Front Royal may get more parking spaces in the near future.
FRONT ROYAL - A major road project planned for Warren County and the town may get close to an endangered species' habitat.
Woodstock dedicates its revitalized W.O. Riley Park on Friday with live music and food -- rain or shine.
Newly elected Strasburg Councilman Seth Newman phoned in for his first meeting.
FRONT ROYAL - Warren County may need to condemn land around its airport to meet a federal mandate.
FRONT ROYAL - Warren County leaders have stopped the flood of property owners wanting to legally rent homes to tourists.
Strasburg leaders approved a vast, new set of rules Tuesday to govern local building and development
A Shenandoah County agency that fights homelessness plans to do so without a shelter.
FRONT ROYAL - Front Royal leaders may change local zoning rules to allow hookah bars and smoking lounges in certain parts of town.
FRONT ROYAL - Less than two weeks after opening the new regional jail in Warren County still has growing pains.
FRONT ROYAL - A town man must serve three years for possessing child pornography and register as a sex offender.
WOODSTOCK -- A Shenandoah County man's manslaughter case goes to a grand jury next week
Warren County doesn't have a new dump on U.S. 340-522.
A house fire forced a family of seven from their Warren County home late Wednesday night.
An Edinburg man must serve a lengthy probation with many restrictions for threatening to bomb a Shenandoah County school.
WOODSTOCK -- A former Shenandoah County teacher charged in a student-related hazing incident avoided trial Tuesday by striking a deal with prosecutors.
FRONT ROYAL - Front Royal may try again to collect fees from certain businesses in the U.S. 340-522 North corridor.
WOODSTOCK -- A New Market man remains in jail after authorities say he tried to run over a sheriff's deputy Saturday.
Front Royal leaders may take another stab at collecting money from the U.S. 340-522 corridor.
WOODSTOCK - The town may need to upgrade its dam, but by how much and at what cost remains unknown.
Strasburg's sweeping new development rules appear poised for passage this month.
WOODSTOCK -- The town may soon open its streets to food trucks and similar vendors.
Strasburg has stepped in to help the private sector revive the town's historic theater after a failed attempt to reopen the landmark.
FRONT ROYAL - The first superintendent of the new regional jail in Warren County leaves just as the facility opens for business.
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.