Edinburg

Deputies arrest Edinburg man on assault charge

An Edinburg man faces an assault charge after Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested him on Monday. Matthew Eric Hensley, 40, was charged with assault and kidnapping after deputies arrived just after 7 p.m. Sunday at a home on Water Street in Edinburg.  Deputies obtained a ...

Crash sends one to hospital

A crash on Interstate 81 at the Edinburg exit Friday morning sent one person to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The crash occurred about 5 a.m. between a tractor-trailer rig and a box truck, said Corrine Geller, public relations manager for Virginia State Police. A driver of ...

Edinburg to wait another year for transformative grant application

EDINBURG – Following their unsuccessful bid for a community development block grant last year, the Town Council decided Tuesday not to reapply in March but rather to wait another full calendar year to make a stronger application. During the discussion leading up to the decision, Mayor Dan ...

Man charged with abduction in Edinburg

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested  Kevin Dewayne Grayson, 40, of Edinburg, on Feb. 1  and charged him with abduction. Capt. Wes Dellinger said Grayson was trying to determine if his wife was inside a residence in the 200 block of Shenandoah Avenue. She was, along with ...

Edinburg pilot nominated for national award

Nevin Showman, 57, of Edinburg, has been nominated by Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic to represent the region at the fifth-annual Endeavor Awards for his dedication to charitable flying. Angel Flight, a nonprofit that arranges free air transportation for those in need, has a fleet made up ...

Bell stolen from Edinburg church

EDINBURG – The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a bell from Waterbrook Brethren Church on Palmyra Church Road  sometime between Jan. 21–24. Capt. Wes Dellinger said that the thieves damaged a post outside the church building and stole the attached 12-inch ...

Electrical fire damages Edinburg home

A fire severely damaged the kitchen and living room of a home on Massanutten Drive in Edinburg around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Shenandoah County Fire Marshal Dave Ferguson said the fire originated from an electrical short of the baseboard heater between the kitchen and the living room. ...

Mount Jackson man arrested on rape charges

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mount Jackson man on one count of rape and one count of object sexual penetration at around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Michael J. Simmons, 25, was arrested at his home at 13542 Senedo Road. He is being held in Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Jail ...

Edinburg Mill Restaurant celebrates grand opening

EDINBURG – With long hair, strong beards and an aversion to the traditional chef’s jacket, Jason Burns, 36, and Dennis Stickley, 28, don’t match the typical chef archetype. But, the two long-time friends are now co-owners of the Edinburg Mill Restaurant that celebrated its grand opening ...

Blind woodcutter wins new log splitter in radio contest

EDINBURG – One perk of being a blind woodcutter, according to Bob Sigler, 58, of Edinburg, is that he can work at night without putting lights on. To answer the immediate question: Yes, he has all 10 fingers. In fact, his woodcutting hobby has evolved into a chopped wood-delivery business ...

Edinburg resolves water treatment plant issues

EDINBURG – Mayor Dan Harshman gave the all-clear on the town’s ongoing problems with its water treatment facility Tuesday. “Right now, it seems that the problems at the water treatment plant are corrected and everything's running. At least, last time I heard,” Harshman ...

Pedestrian hit along Senedo Road

Virginia State Police are investigating a crash in which a pedestrian was struck along Va. 42 in Shenandoah County. The crash occurred at 7:40 p.m. on  Va. 42 approximately 100 feet north of Route 681. A 1995 Chevrolet sedan was traveling south on Senedo Road when a pedestrian attempted to ...

Bill Ortts remembered as a leader, respected man who loved community

Bill Ortts was a successful businessman who loved his family and his community. Ortts, who died Thursday,  founded Ortts Electric, now operated by his son Charlie, in 1967. Bill Ortts was on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors for 12 years as well as joining the Shenandoah County Fair ...

Fire costs chicken processing plant $140,000

The Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at George’s Chicken processing plant Sunday morning. There were no injuries, but Edinburg Fire Chief Leslie Holler said that George’s lost $140,000 in the fire. That figure comes from the cost of lost products and the man-hours ...