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Front Royal

United Way executive director stepping down

FRONT ROYAL — Dawn Graves, the executive director of United Way Front Royal-Warren County, will be stepping down on Friday. Graves, who is relocating with her family to Texas,  has been the executive director since September 2016, replacing Lee Smith-Osina. “I was working in Arlington at ...

Town hovering just above three-month reserves

FRONT ROYAL – As councilmen pondered funding options for the recently approved $545,000 Motorola Police Department radio system, Finance Director B.J. Wilson suggested that the town not loan itself the money. During a Monday work session, he said the town should instead purchase the system ...

Town considers redundant water pipeline

FRONT ROYAL – The town is considering the construction of a second water line to ensure that future development in the U.S. 340/522 corridor has enough water and that there is a backup supply if pipes break. Steve Steele, of CHA Design/Construction, explained at the Town Council’s Monday ...

Small fire at Holiday Inn; no injuries reported

The Holiday Inn at 111 Hospitality Road in Front Royal had a small fire in a storage room on Monday night. Chief Richard Mabie, of the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, said that fire personnel responded to a call at 11:16 p.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn. An electrical ...

Candidates share thoughts on issues facing the town

FRONT ROYAL – The six town council candidates seeking three open seats in the Nov. 6 election last week participated in a forum and shared their thoughts on a variety of topics including tourism, parking issues and infrastructure issues. All candidates - Alford "A.D." Carter, incumbent ...

BAR hammers out minor Afton Inn details

FRONT ROYAL - Renovation plans for the Afton Inn are moving along as the Board of Architectural Review recently approved a series of minor building details. Since the board's approval of general facade details in July, the annex facing Royal Avenue has been demolished, and stabilization work ...

Memorial unveiled: Chimney is dedicated to those displaced by national park

FRONT ROYAL – Families whose ancestors were displaced in the 1920s to make way for the creation of the Shenandoah National Park have finally received recognition. On Saturday afternoon, a 9-foot-tall memorial brick chimney was dedicated with the names of the 68 families in Warren County who ...

Town Council candidates square off in forum

FRONT ROYAL – The six candidates vying for three open seats in the Nov. 6 Town Council election presented their platforms during a Thursday forum. The candidates are Alford "A.D." Carter, Christopher Holloway, Robert Tennett Jr., Letasha Thompson and incumbents Gary Gillispie and ...

EDA board’s treasurer resigns after 30 years of service

William "Billie" Biggs, the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority's treasurer, recently resigned after 30 years on the job, citing health reasons. "I'm old and beat up...it's long enough for anybody really," he said over the phone, noting that he suffered a stroke four years ...

Dedication set for chimney honoring families displaced by park

FRONT ROYAL – The local families who were displaced by the creation of Shenandoah National Park will be honored Saturday with the dedication of a 9-foot-tall memorial brick chimney. In the 1920s, the properties of 500 families in eight counties – Warren, Green, Albemarle, Augusta, ...

Proposed property maintenance code moves forward

FRONT ROYAL – The town has taken another step toward adopting the state's property maintenance regulations into its code.  Town Council at its regular Monday meeting approved a first reading of the proposed adoption by a 5-1 vote, with Councilman Eugene Tewalt the lone ...

Front Royal man dies after incident at boat landing

A Front Royal man was declared dead after being "unresponsive" Monday in the Shenandoah River at the Riverton Boat Landing in Warren County, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. Larry Dawson II, 28, was declared dead at Warren Memorial Hospital after a friend pulled him from the river ...

Town to vote on property maintenance

FRONT ROYAL - The Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. today regarding the adoption of the state’s entire property maintenance code, minus a rental inspections district, into the town code.   The proposed code will allow for a complaint-based or proactive enforcement of ...

Candidates to face off in Thursday forum

FRONT ROYAL – The six Town Council candidates vying for three open seats in the Nov. 6 election will share their views Thursday during a Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce forum. All six Town Council candidates are scheduled to appear, including two incumbents, Gary Gillispie and ...

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute hosts Conservation Discovery Day

FRONT ROYAL — The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute opened its 3,200-acre campus Saturday to the public for the opportunity to participate in the annual Conservation Discovery Day. Conservation Discovery Day allows the general public to explore the immense facility and to speak ...

Rivermont fire station inches forward

FRONT ROYAL – Plans for the new Rivermont Volunteer Fire Department's new $5.6 million station is continuing to progress through bureaucratic checkpoints as the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors prepare to hold public hearings this month regarding its conditional permit. The ...

Joint tourism committee embarks on wayfinding signage program

FRONT ROYAL - The town and the county's joint tourism committee hopes to draw visitors to popular attractions with new signs. The committee, which was initiated last year, recently got its $111,842 budget approved. Of that, $40,000 is dedicated to a wayfinding signage program that Warren ...