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Front Royal

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 ...

Man charged in teen’s shooting

A Fauquier County man stands accused of shooting a teenager in the foot while playing with a gun in Front Royal last month. Authorities in Fauquier County arrested Steven Wendell Timbers Jr. on Sept. 25 on one count each of maliciously discharging a firearm in an occupied building and reckless ...

Continuance motion in EDA director’s case cites ex-town manager

FRONT ROYAL - Commonwealth Attorney Brian Madden recently requested that the misdemeanor trial of Jennifer McDonald, Front Royal-Warren County economic development authority executive director, be delayed due to former Town Manager Michael Graham's unavailability to appear as ...

Community, cops come together over coffee

FRONT ROYAL – Citizens got the chance to see another side of police officers Monday during Coffee with a Cop at the Main Street Daily Grind.  Master Police Officer Steve Mauck said the town's first Coffee with a Cop -- a nationwide law enforcement initiative - - was “a great event” that ...

Pentagon honors Front Royal resident

FRONT ROYAL — A Front Royal resident who has founded and run charities to help veterans and their families find jobs and take care of financial crises has received an award from the U.S. Department of Defense. Skip Rogers, the co-founder and executive director of the Front Royal-based Able ...

Warren County sees three fires in three days

Warren County Fire and Rescue crews had a busy three days in which they battled fires at Burger King, a Guard Hill Road apartment and the Bentonville transfer station. A fire and rescue news release states that the first of the three fires occurred about 3 p.m. Saturday when crews were ...

Police invites public to Coffee with a Cop

FRONT ROYAL - Police officers would like to build a relationship with citizens and get to know the public over a cup of coffee. The Front Royal Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Main Street Daily Grind, 215 E. Main St. A police news release ...

Downtown parking limit enforcement begins Monday

FRONT ROYAL - Town police will begin enforcing two-hour time limits beginning Monday for parking spaces along the sides of Main and Chester streets. The enforcement zone for the two-hour limit will be on Main Street from Royal Avenue to Commerce Avenue and on Chester Street from Peyton Street ...

Front Royal man charged with sexual battery has previous rape conviction

Front Royal police on Tuesday arrested a 58-year-old man, who was previously sentenced for rape, on a charge of sexual battery. Police allege James Hugh Porter was walking down Main and Water streets with a 25-year-old woman to a group meeting when Porter grabbed her right breast and smacked ...

Puppy avoids euthanasia, declared dangerous dog

FRONT ROYAL - A puppy that bit a juvenile girl escaped being labeled a vicious dog and the associated death sentence this week. Oshie, an 8-month-old yellow lab, was instead declared a dangerous dog Tuesday in Warren County General District Court and returned home.  Animal Control Deputy ...

Criser Road bridge opening delayed

FRONT ROYAL – Heavy rains have delayed the expected opening of the new $986,075 Criser Road bridge by about three weeks, according to Town Manager Joe Waltz. Waltz said the bridge is expected to open Oct. 26, while the contract calls for an Oct. 4 completion. He noted that crews lost 17 ...

Happy, lovable Boogie seeks home

FRONT ROYAL – After being freed up for adoption through the court system, a nearly 3-year-old cat is in need of a new home. Boogie, a black and white shorthair cat, has been housed at the Humane Society since February. Tiffany Rothgeb, Humane Society animal caretaker, said Boogie arrived ...

Citizens ask council to deny Beer Museum parking request

FRONT ROYAL – Four citizens recently implored the Town Council to uphold the Planning Commission’s recommendation to deny the Virginia Beer Museum's off-street parking exemption request. The Planning Commission last week unanimously voted against a request by Beer Museum proprietor David ...

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Front Royal

A bicyclist was struck early Friday morning by a vehicle and suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release. The release states that police responded at about 7:45 a.m. to the intersection of North Shenandoah Avenue and Quadrant Road regarding ...

Council candidate discusses his platform

FRONT ROYAL - A former town councilman is hoping to regain his seat in the upcoming November election. Chris Holloway, 54,  is employed by MC Dean, Inc. and previously served on the Town Council from 2008 to 2012, which included a two-year stint as vice mayor. He has also served as ...