Front Royal

Association seeks public crossing designation

August 4, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The homeowner’s association for Shenandoah River Estates wants to change the designation of the Mary’s Shady Lane railroad crossing from private to public.

New shops open in Front Royal

Bonnie Hart stocks mugs on the shelves of her new store, The Grace Place Shop, which is located on East Main Street in Front Royal. The Christian-based gift shop is one of several new businesses cropping up along Main Street. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 3, 2015

Over the last several months, new and established businesses have been cropping up along Main Street Front Royal, in an apparent revitalization the town’s historic downtown area.

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.