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Front Royal

Slate of businesses ready to open in Warren County

FRONT ROYAL – The town and Warren County Development Review Committee on Wednesday gave updates on a variety of companies slated to open in the area, a list that includes a Taco Bell, Valvoline Quick Lube, Dunkin’ Donuts and an unspecified market. County Planning Director Taryn Logan ...

Humane Society’s longest-tenured cat seeks home

FRONT ROYAL – Cassidy has been at the Humane Society of Warren County since February, longer than all of the cats at the shelter. Bonnie Rayburn, Humane Society animal caregiver, said Cassidy is a black domestic shorthair cat who arrived as a stray but who may have previously been a ...

Regional jail looking at drug treatment program

FRONT ROYAL – Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Superintendent Russ Gilkison may finally have a chance at bringing in the intensive drug treatment program he has wanted. Gilkison for months has been in talks with McShin Foundation, a nonprofit, full-service Recovery Community ...

Man accused of breaking into homes to steal food arrested

Warren County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a man who is accused of breaking into homes and attempting to steal food. At approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday, deputies were called to a wooded area on Saltlick Road in Linden about a suspicious person, said Sgt. Daniel Maxfield. They found ...

Two businesses to leave Front Royal’s Main Street

FRONT ROYAL  – Two businesses, I Want Candy and Vine and Leaf, will be moving soon from their Main Street locations. Both businesses, however, plan to remain open elsewhere. Craig Laird, Vine and Leaf owner, said the store must move because when its lease ends Aug. 31, there will be a $550 ...

Sheriff’s Office looking for man suspected in breaking into home

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 32-year-old man who is suspected of having entered at least one home and attempted to take food. The office received a call from a homeowner Friday morning of a breaking and entering into a home in the 700 block of Hillandale Road. Deputies ...

Store employee struck in parking lot

A convenience store employee was struck by a vehicle while working in the store parking lot in Front Royal Friday. Front Royal police Sgt. Jason Winner said his agency received a call about 9:30 a.m. reporting a person struck in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven on John Marshall Highway. First ...

DEQ case against Front Royal meat processing facility continued

FRONT ROYAL — A civil case between the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and Blue Ridge Meats in Front Royal was continued until February. During court proceedings on Friday, David Grandis, an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Virginia, argued that Blue Ridge ...

RSW jail holding out for better detainee deal with ICE

FRONT ROYAL – The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail continues to consider the possibility of becoming a short-term holding facility for detainees of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The RSW Jail Authority on Thursday gave permission to Superintendent Russ Gilkison to ...

Virginia Beer Museum seeks off-street parking exemption

FRONT ROYAL - The Virginia Beer Museum's proprietor is hoping to rid the establishment of the town’s off-street parking requirement. According to town code, buildings  must maintain a certain number of parking spaces based on the type and size of the facility. Those requirements, however, ...

Planning Commission: Downtown parking needs improvements

FRONT ROYAL - After a recent discussion regarding potentially waiving off-street parking exemptions for the Virginia Beer Museum, the Planning Commission came to a consensus that an extensive examination of all downtown parking is needed. Commissioner Joseph McFadden noted that downtown land ...

Warren School Board considers questionnaire on funding increases

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Public Schools may send out a questionnaire to community members in order to gauge support for increasing district funding, amid concern from district officials about teacher retention figures. During a retreat of the Warren County School Board on Wednesday, ...

Mayor: Council now seems in favor of property maintenance

FRONT ROYAL -- In a July 16 work session, Mayor Hollis Tharpe ordered discussions regarding a proposed property maintenance code to be delayed for two months due to what he counted as 4-2 opposition to its approval.  Tharpe said over the phone Tuesday, however, that he thinks that now "I have ...

Inmate reports sex offense while on work detail

A female inmate at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional jail reported July 13 that she was the victim of a sex offense while on a work detail in Warren County. The woman came back to the jail from the work detail. The incident was subsequently reported to staff and who immediately ...

County gets feedback on disputed sanitary district’s performance

FRONT ROYAL - When the Board of Supervisors upheld the establishment of the Lake Front Royal Sanitary District in August 2016, the board agreed to re-evaluate its effectiveness in two years. Now, the time has come for that re-evaluation, and the county recently sent out surveys to Lake Front ...

Public hearing set on proposed golf course closing

FRONT ROYAL- Citizens will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the proposed closing of the Front Royal Golf Club’s nine-hole golf course during an August public hearing. According to previous reports, County Attorney Dan Whitten said that county would like to lease the property ...