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Front Royal

Man airlifted to hospital after fire

FRONT ROYAL - A Front Royal resident was flown to the MedVac Burn Center in Washington, D.C. after a Friday morning fire, according to Warren County Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico. Maiatico said rescue squads were dispatched to 502 Virginia Ave. at about 8:44 a.m. and left at 10 a.m. He said ...

EDA director charged with filing false police report

FRONT ROYAL - Jennifer McDonald, who has worked as the Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority's executive director for a decade, has been charged by the Virginia State Police with a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report. A criminal complaint by Special Agent Eric ...

Honoring Father’s Day: One man’s story of family devotion

FRONT ROYAL -- Larry Rhodes of Front Royal knew one thing: He always wanted to be a father. “I live for my kids,” Rhodes said. “I can't tell you the last time I did something for myself without putting them first. That’s just the kind of dad I knew I always wanted to be.” This ...

‘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 ...

Deputies ask for help solving robbery

Warren County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for the public's help in solving a recent break-in at a local business. A burglar alarm was activated about 5:13 a.m. on Saturday at the Tobacco Plus store at 90 Riverton Commons Drive, said Lt. Phillip Henry. Responding deputies found ...

Man arrested on count of aggravated sexual assault of a minor

A Front Royal man was arrested Wednesday on a felony count of aggravated sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl, according to a criminal complaint by Front Royal Police Department Detective D.L. Fogle. The complaint states that Gilbert Edward Caison, 54, of the 400 block of Hill Street, was ...

Town approves bond for new hospital

FRONT ROYAL – Before Valley Health received its last necessary approval from Town Council for a bond of up to $60 million  for its new hospital, concerned citizens once again voiced displeasure over the lack of an obstetrics unit at the facility. Town Attorney Doug Napier explained that ...

Two arrested on counts of cocaine distribution

Two men were recently arrested on counts of cocaine distribution after a traffic stop led to the search of a Front Royal house. Ricky Coronado, 30, of South Boston, was arrested June 6 on two felony counts of cocaine possession or distribution, one felony count of conspiracy to possess or ...

Councilman votes on hospital bond after previously recusing himself

FRONT ROYAL – Town Councilman Jacob Meza, a Valley Health employee, opted to not recuse himself from a vote regarding whether the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority could issue Valley Health a bond for its new Warren Memorial Hosptial. This comes after Meza previously ...

Cyclist hit by car, airlifted to hospital

FRONT ROYAL - A Front Royal man remains in critical condition after being struck by a car Saturday night, according to a text message from Front Royal Police Capt. Crystal Cline. Trevail Deshaun Holloman, 21, was hit just before midnight by a northbound car on Royal Avenue near the ...

E.W. Jackson makes campaign stop in Front Royal

Republican Senate candidate E.W. Jackson stopped in Front Royal Thursday to rally voters before Tuesday's primary election. After a meet and greet, Jackson conducted a speech outlining some of his proposed policies and beliefs. Jackson, 66, said one of his main goals is bringing citizens ...

Town discusses adding a community development department

FRONT ROYAL – The town is considering adding an official department for community development and tourism.  The Town Council in March 2016 hired Felicia Hart on a contractual basis as the community development director. Town Manager Joe Waltz explained at a Monday work session that the ...

Town prepares for new power over blighted buildings

FRONT ROYAL - The town will have more of a say regarding the fate of dilapidated buildings when a charter amendment recently approved by the Virginia General Assembly goes into effect July 1. According to the charter amendment, towns will have the ability "to remedy, remove, repair and secure ...

Woman charged with filing false police report, other charges

A Front Royal woman is facing three misdemeanor charges after she allegedly filed a false police report and broke into a pawnshop. Sgt. Jason Winner, of the Front Royal Police Department, said that employees of Spelunkers, at 116 South St., called 911 after Courtney Alexis Ferguson, 28, came ...

Man deals with aftermath of flood

FRONT ROYAL - Elliott Bachelor, who is no stranger to floods, properly prepared for the weekend's rising waters. His vacation house, located at 1057 Avalon Drive in the Shenandoah River Estates, was flooded with about 8 inches of water Sunday night. Although there was significant damage to ...

Warren County High School senior prepares to study nursing

Tracy Vo, 18, has wanted to be a nurse since about sophomore year in high school. At the time, the brother of the Warren County High School senior class president, Richard, was in the nursing program at Blue Ridge Technical Center. “Ever since then, I’ve just been inspired by him, and ...