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Edinburg

Water troubles roil Edinburg: Mayor hopes for improvement soon

EDINBURG – Mayor Dan Harshman said he has learned more about water and sewer problems than he’d ever hope to know. Edinburg and Harshman’s water troubles will increase in January when the town pivots from E. coli testing to cryptosporidium. The town has been testing for E. coli all year ...

Edinburg Planning Commission struggles to complete business

For two months in a row, the Edinburg Planning Commission has not been able to hold a formal meeting. Commissioners met Tuesday evening but could not establish a quorum. Stephen Van Stee, chairman of the commission, lamented the lack of interest and involvement from commissioners. “We ...

Man charged with trespassing and destruction of property

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office  deputies on Tuesday arrested a man who was beating on a woman's door after he had been told she did not want to see him. A 37-year-old woman called for help after 34-year-old Durvin Wick showed up at her home on Piccadilly Street in Edinburg, said Capt. ...

Florence may bring heavy rain, flooding to our region

Residents should hope for the best but prepare for the worst as Hurricane Florence approaches the United States. That is the advice of area law enforcement. Shenandoah County Sheriff's Capt. Wesley Dellinger said Monday that a lot of waterways and streams are already at their limit. "They ...

LFCC offers classes to help boost employability

Changes to the American workplace are forcing citizens to adapt to a new business world and schools to rethink the skills they need to teach. Earlier this year, the Virginia Board of Workforce Development approved a strategic plan to offer insight into the state's workforce system as it is ...

Proposed I-81 improvements unveiled

MIDDLETOWN – The public had its first look at possible improvements to Interstate 81 during a meeting Tuesday at Lord Fairfax Community College. “I think this is one of the more robust comprehensive looks of I-81 in decades,” said Nick Donohue, deputy secretary of transportation and ...

Police: Edinburg man involved in multi-state drug ring

An Edinburg man arrested on a felony drug possession charge in Luray Tuesday has suspected ties to a multi-state methamphetamine ring.  Bryan Lee Estep, 44, of 146 Hideaway Farms Road, was arrested on a felony count of possession of over 10 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to ...

Sweet senior cat seeks home

EDINBURG – Earl may be an old cat, but he has plenty of love to give when he moves to his retirement home. Emily Gochenour, Shenandoah County Animal Shelter caretaker, said Earl is a “simple cat” and “just wants someone to love him and give him affection.” Gochenour said perhaps ...

Bargain hunters, vendors galore line Route 11 for the Yard Crawl

Rain is probably going to fall on the Yard Crawl today. National Weather Service meteorologist Jeremy Geiger said there is a 60 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible, for the area. Rain will most likely occur between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., he added. It will not keep Kimberly ...

Next round of meetings for I-81 corridor improvement announced

A transportation coalition has called for the second round of meetings for the public to hear more about improvements to the Interstate 81 corridor. The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation ...

Camp counselor dies after falling from horse

A camp counselor died Tuesday in Edinburg after sustaining head injuries incurred after falling off a horse, according to Shenandoah County Sheriff's Capt. Wes Dellinger. Kelsey Boggs, 26, of Afton, was a riding instructor at the all-girls Camp Strawderman where the incident occurred. ...

Women, health care focus of local Democratic Party’s picnic

EDINBURG — Women and health care stood center stage at a Democratic Party picnic in the Edinburg Town Park on Saturday. About 200 people attended the event, which featured speeches from Jennifer Lewis, who is running for Virginia’s 6th District, and Anne Holton, a former secretary of ...

Charterhouse School has new principal

United Methodist Family Services has named Kimberli Collett as principal of Charterhouse School in Edinburg, replacing Tonya Salley-Goodwin. Collett found out last month she was selected as the new principal and has since been meeting with stakeholders and officials. She began her new job ...

Shenandoah County Democratic Party hosts picnic on Saturday

Jennifer Lewis, the Democratic candidate for Virginia’s 6th U.S. House District, and Anne Holton, a former secretary of education for Virginia and the wife of Sen. Tim Kaine, will be speaking at a Shenandoah County Democratic Party event in Edinburg on Saturday. The event, a barbecue picnic, ...

Route 11 Yard Crawl is Aug. 11

The 14th annual Route 11 Yard Crawl, which features items for sale by residents along the 43 miles of U.S. Route 11 in Shenandoah County as well as north to Stephens City in Frederick County, is Aug. 11. “This is Virginia's largest yard sale,” said Sharon Baroncelli, executive director of ...

‘Something has to be done’: Crowd tells VDOT what’s wrong with I-81

STRASBURG – Kermit Orndorff Jr., 64, was one of about 100 people attending Tuesday night's Virginia Department of Transportation's Interstate 81 corridor improvement plan public meeting held at Strasburg High School. Orndorff has a home on Junction Road in Strasburg, and he is concerned ...