Edinburg

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 ...

Front Royal, Edinburg miss out on revitalization money

Front Royal and Edinburg have missed out on federal money officials in both localities had sought for downtown revitalization. Virginia awarded almost $9 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for 15 projects around the state. Neither Front Royal nor Edinburg made the list in ...

Wholesome Foods Inc. seeks special use permit

EDINBURG -- The Planning Commission held a joint public meeting with Town Council on Tuesday to get public comments on a special use permit requested by Wholesome Foods. Wholesome Foods lost its main auto shop in a January 2015 fire. Since April 2015, the company has been renting a building at ...

In advance of 100th anniversary, fair pageant celebrates history

As the Shenandoah County Fair is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary with big name acts such as Dwight Yoakam and Martina McBride, one event is getting ready to take place prior to the fair's start: the Shenandoah County Fair Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 19 at ...

Realtors say 2017 is definitely a sellers’ market

For residents of Warren, Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, the final six months of 2017 is the time to sell a house. Inventory is low, buyer interest is high and prices are on the rise because of each. Beth Waller, principal broker and owner of Team Waller Real Estate in Front Royal, explains ...

Edinburg council approves 2017-18 budget

The Edinburg Town Council, on a vote of 6-0, approved the proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget at Tuesday night's council meeting. The new budget has revenue and expenses projected at just over $1.6 million, a $200,000 increase from last year's $1.45 million budget. A breakdown of the new ...