Front Royal

Block by block

Lexi Golden, 10, of Front Royal, assembles her Lego creation as she and her classmates take to the floor during after school Lego Club at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School in Front Royal.    Rich Cooley/Daily

March 29th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Standing in a village of Lego rooms, fifth grade teacher Jill Alicie was unsure of what might happen.

Commission receives grant for study

March 27th, 2015

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission received a $7,500 grant from the commonwealth to study consumer spending habits and areas of growth for outdoor recreation businesses in area communities.

Drescher named as new schools superintendent

Greg Drescher, right, assistant superintendent for instruction with Warren County Public Schools, laughs with Superintendent Pamela McInnis Thursday following the announcement at a special meeting that he will succeed her as superintendent, effective July 1 after she retires this spring.  Josette Keelor/Daily

March 26th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Greg Drescher, assistant superintendent for instruction with Warren County Public Schools, was announced the district’s new superintendent at a special meeting Thursday evening.

Tourism zones to offer incentives

March 24th, 2015

The Front Royal Town Council voted to establish three tourism zones to “encourage certain types of business growth in the town that will attract visitors” Monday night.

Healthy competition

Octavio Villegas, 10, a fourth grade student,  makes Awesome Orbs with the help of a food processor. His recipe won first place during the healthy snack competition as part of the Sodexo's 2015 Future Chefs Challenge.    Rich Cooley/Daily

March 23rd, 2015

At Thursday night’s Sodexo 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, Warren County fourth and fifth graders competed to make the healthiest after school snack they could.

School Board OKs budget

March 19th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — At a Thursday night meeting, the Warren County School Board approved its proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year and scheduled a special meeting at 5 p.m. on March 26, when the board will name a new superintendent.

A spring in their steps

Audrey Schmidt walks Phoebe, left, her Pomeranian,  and Baxter, an Australian shepherd cattle dog,  along this section of West 13th Street near her home in Front Royal on a recent spring-like afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 18th, 2015

Audrey Schmidt walks Phoebe, left, her Pomeranian, and Baxter, an Australian shepherd cattle dog, along this section of West 13th Street near her home in Front Royal on a recent spring-like afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Council revisits road rules

March 17th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Some developers say the town would require excessively wide roads in subdivisions.

A rare breed, indeed

This tiny poison dart frog is smaller than a dime.   Photo courtesy of Smithsonian National Zoo

March 16th, 2015

Researchers with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal recently helped in the successful captive breeding of a rare Panamanian species of poison dart frog.

Car-bank crash

Front Royal Master Police Officer Steve Mauck looks over the damage after this 2008 Honda Accord crashed into the BB&T Bank  at the Royal Plaza Shopping Center on Monday morning. According to police officer Brad Pennington, Mary Dundle, 64, of Manassas Park, was in the parking lot and put her foot on the accelerator instead of the brake and struck the building. Warren County Building Official David Beahm estimated damages to the bank building between $15,000-20,000. Pennington estimated the car damages at $1000. No charges were filed and there were no injuries following the 10:45 a.m. incident.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 16th, 2015

Front Royal Master Police Officer Steve Mauck looks over the damage after this 2008 Honda Accord crashed into the BB&T Bank at the Royal Plaza Shopping Center on Monday morning.

Front Royal man arrested

Nathan Arocho

March 16th, 2015

Front Royal police have arrested an 18-year-old man on a charge of indecent exposure with obscene sexual display following an incident at the Warren County Community Center earlier this month.

Park sets spring openings

March 15th, 2015

On Monday, Shenandoah National Park announced the opening dates for its visitor centers, campgrounds and picnic areas for the 2015 spring season.

Spring-like days ahead

Elmo Edwards, 55, of Front Royal, takes advantage of a spring-like afternoon recently to tune up his bicycle outside his Osage Street home. Friday will be partly sunny with a high of 52, but a chance of rain is in the forecast through Saturday. Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 52.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 12th, 2015

Elmo Edwards, 55, of Front Royal, takes advantage of a spring-like afternoon recently to tune up his bicycle outside his Osage Street home. Friday will be partly sunny with a high of 52, but a chance of rain is in the forecast through Saturday. Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 52. Rich Cooley/Daily

Conference held to educate on autism

March 12th, 2015

Mountain Laurel Montessori School in Front Royal plans to address autism concerns at a conference from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hungry for more help

Lori Glascock holds a backpack used in the Warren County Backpack Program. During the school year, the program sends food home with hungry children to supplement meals over the weekend. During the summer, parents can pick up food each week at area distribution locations.  Josette Keelor/Daily

March 11th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — When thinking about what they might donate to hungry children, everyone thinks of peanut butter. But program chair Lori Glascock said there’s a lot more that goes into a child’s meal.