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Frederick County

Public hearing Tuesday on I-81 study

Government agencies working on developing a plan to study the entire length of I-81 are seeking input from the public. Feedback provided by members of the community, industry, and others will be considered as agencies study the corridor. Concerned citizens are invited to attend the first of a ...

Exotic invasive tick found in Warren County

An exotic invasive species of tick commonly known as the Longhorn Tick, a species native to China, Japan and Australia, has officially been identified in Warren County. The Virginia Department of Agriculture confirmed Thursday that the tick was found on horses owned by a local family in Warren ...

Sherando High School senior sets eyes on future in architecture

STEPHENS CITY — Michael Berry, 18, has already graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College with an associate’s degree. On Friday, he’ll have a high school diploma to go with it. During his time as a student at Sherando High School, Berry played soccer as a goalkeeper and attended ...

Yoga for Warriors: Jail offers unique program to help inmates

FRONT ROYAL – “For every time you have to be a warrior,” the yoga instructor told the five women jail inmates in her class as she led them into Warrior 1, a standing lunging pose with the front leg bent and the arms up, palms together. Another pose and another message followed: ...

Police academy graduates 13

The Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy graduated 13 recruits Wednesday afternoon from its second law enforcement class. Newly certified Deputy Timothy Veach with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office spoke to his graduating classmates. “Looking at my classmates and what we have ...

Study on I-81 to begin, public hearings set

The Virginia Department of Transportation has launched the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan. As directed in Senate Bill 971, staff from the Commonwealth Transportation Board, supported by the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, Virginia Department of Transportation and Department of ...

More than a thousand students to graduate from LFCC on Saturday

Lord Fairfax Community College will see more than 1,100 students graduate at its 47th commencement exercise on Saturday. One of those students is Emily Hammersley, who along with her brother, is a first-generation college student. “I am so excited. My whole family is excited,” Hammersley ...

Nerangises honored at LFCC Appreciation Luncheon

MIDDLETOWN – After a quarter century of supporting a variety of projects at Lord Fairfax Community College, Kathy and Nick Nerangis Sr. received the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Friday at the school’s Appreciation Luncheon. Among the Nerangis’ numerous ...

Education officials, businesses seek to ensure a strong workforce

MIDDLETOWN – Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni spoke to the Frederick County Business Task Force about the need to prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce. He was the keynote speaker Wednesday at the group’s annual summit, which was attended by government officials, ...

New Stephens City budget calls for tax rate to remain same

Stephens City administrators will be introducing the town's proposed 2018-2019 budget of about $1.5 million at its meeting today. The tax rate, town manager Mike Majher said, will remain the same. The budget amount is a decrease of about $135,000 from this year's budget of $1.63 ...

Portion of Reliance Road soon to be restricted

Commercial truck traffic will be permanently restricted from using a six-mile stretch of Reliance Road (Va 627) beginning Tuesday. The affected portion of Reliance Road extends from the Interstate 81 northbound ramps at the Middletown exit (exit 302) in Frederick County to the Winchester Road ...

Frederick County deputies train in case of school shooting

WINCHESTER --“Open door to my left” “Got it” “Open door to my right” “Got it” Those shouted commands echoed in the hallways of the former Frederick County Middle School. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office on Thursday conducted a day of active shooter drills at the school ...

Fatal crash leaves two dead

A vehicle crash in Frederick County on Saturday night left two people dead and three injured. State police continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:50 p.m. in the 3300 block of Papermill Road. A 1999 Ford F150 pickup traveling east on Papermill Road crossed ...

Winter stalks start of spring

Despite the calendar, winter is not allowing spring to arrive. Snow hit the Shenandoah Valley region on Tuesday and is expected to keep falling through today, possibly into the afternoon. “The commute Wednesday morning will not be fun,” said Jason Elliott, a meteorologist at the ...

Crashes keep law enforcement busy

Law enforcement agencies were busy responding to crashes as drivers took to the roads, even one that involved a Virginia State Patrol trooper. No agency, however, reported any fatalities as of Wednesday afternoon. From midnight through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Virginia State Police statewide ...

Voices of change: Area students remember victims of gun violence

Students at area high schools established a united voice for school safety as they participated in National Walkout Day on Wednesday morning. The walkout at Sherando High School, initially scheduled outdoors but was held in the auditorium due to student choice for safety, was lead by ...

Area students may participate in National Walkout Day

Students in area schools are having discussions with school administrators about taking part in the National Walkout Day on Wednesday. The walkout, school officials say, will last for 17 minutes and will be held to remember the 17 people killed in the Parkland, Florida school shooting on Feb. ...

Kaine adds support for grant to help fund I-81 improvements

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is throwing his support behind a grant to help fund a $185 million improvement project for Interestate 81. In a March 5  letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Kaine said he backed a $53 million grant as part of the I-81 project. “I am ...