Front Royal

County, EDA looking into workforce answers

July 27, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce are starting a project focused on enhancing the area’s workforce opportunities.

Building for the future

Warren County Superintendent of Schools L. Gregory Drescher stands at an adjustable keyboard in his office. Among his plans for the new school year is the hope of implementing a health and wellness initiative for students and staff.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 26, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Sitting at an asymmetrical cherry wood table he built himself, new Warren County Public Schools Superintendent L. Gregory Drescher said he has some constructive plans for the future of the school system.

A growing concern

A toppled headstone in Prospect Hill Cemetery is one concern area residents have expressed about the 40-acre property in southern Front Royal they fear has been under -maintained.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 23, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Prospect Hill Cemetery has served Front Royal for 150 years, but some area residents said a cemetery in disrepair does little to honor its history.

Tractor Supply in talks for store

July 22, 2015

The Tractor Supply Company is in talks with Richmond-based real estate firm Thalhimer to lease building space in the Royal Plaza Shopping Center of Front Royal.

Safety first

Darla Sue Moomaw, manager of the Woodstock Pool, takes a water sample along the edge of the pool on Tuesday. Moowaw and staff members take water samples for chlorine and pH on a daily basis. Town officials closed the pool Monday after fecal contamination was discovered in the water.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 21, 2015

Monday was one of the hottest days of the summer, but Woodstock Pool wasn’t open.

Study: Drivers stick to limit

July 21, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — A traffic study of West 1st Street shows most drivers stick to the speed limit, but some residents don’t buy it.

Annual carnival underway

This drone's eye view of the Front Royal Fireman's Carnival this week was captured by Ryan Harold, 17, a rising senior at Warren County High School, as he flew a drone above this scene. The carnival, located  at the 8th Street carnival lot next to Bing Crosby Stadium,  continues from 3 to 11 p.m. through Saturday.  Attractions include nightly bingo games and 22 rides. Photo courtesy of Ryan Harold

July 16, 2015

This drone’s eye view of the Front Royal Fireman’s Carnival this week was captured by Ryan Harold, 17, a rising senior at Warren County High School, as he flew a drone above this scene. The carnival, located at the 8th Street carnival lot next to Bing Crosby Stadium, continues from 3 to 11 p.m. through Saturday. Attractions include nightly bingo games and 22 rides. Photo courtesy of Ryan Harold

Nolan to leave Warren Memorial Hospital

Patrick Nolan

July 16, 2015

Patrick Nolan, president of Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, has announced he will leave Valley Health after 21 years for a new job with Inspira Health Network in New Jersey.

Council backs enterprise zone

July 13, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Most town leaders showed early support Monday to create an enterprise zone and help develop the former Avtex Fibers site.

Fireman’s Carnival boasts attractions for everyone

July 10, 2015

Front Royal Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department’s annual carnival and festivities mean nights full of fun for kids and an opportunity to snatch up a rare fire department favorite for adults.

Making ‘Memories on a Spoon’

William Huck, owner of C & C Frozen Treats, delivers a banana split made of three kinds of ice cream and topped with fresh strawberries and pineapple. He finishes it off with hot fudge, caramel, butterscotch, sliced almonds, a cherry, and whipped cream.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 10, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — William Huck is a newcomer to Front Royal, but has already made himself a part of the community. Owner of the recently opened C & C Frozen Treats at 409 E. Main St., he is thrilled by the local response his homemade ice cream has received.

Sale of surplus property could fund school repairs

July 9, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — At a Thursday night meeting, the Warren County School Board discussed using an additional $115,200 from the upcoming sale of surplus property to fund needed school repairs.

Avian flu a concern at live events

July 9, 2015

A concern over avian flu has resulted in many states or localities nationwide banning or considering a ban for live poultry.