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Front Royal

Deputy to run for Warren County sheriff

FRONT ROYAL - Deputy Michael "Mickey" Licklider, who has worked for the Warren County Sheriff's Office for 31 years, hopes to leverage that experience into becoming sheriff. He is one of three candidates who want to replace Sheriff Daniel McEathron, who plans to retire after 16 years at the ...

Front Royal recycling no longer accepts glass

Glass will no longer be collected as a recyclable item in Front Royal because the facility where it was taken sold its crushing machine, according to a public notice on the town's website. Mike Berry, Warren County Public Works director, said it would have cost the town more money to take the ...

Town reconsiders police radio payment options

FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council has learned that it will not be able to loan itself money to purchase a new $545,000 Motorola police radio system. The council instead came to a consensus after a Monday work session to pursue a 10-year Virginia Association of Counties loan due to unexpected ...

Town approves jaywalking ordinance

FRONT ROYAL – Pedestrians should watch their step as the town recently passed a jaywalking ordinance in a continued effort to curb the occurrence of pedestrians being struck by vehicles. The ordinance, which allows police to ticket pedestrians illegally crossing roadways, was ...

LFCC offers classes to help boost employability

Changes to the American workplace are forcing citizens to adapt to a new business world and schools to rethink the skills they need to teach. Earlier this year, the Virginia Board of Workforce Development approved a strategic plan to offer insight into the state's workforce system as it is ...

Three candidates endorsed by Warren County GOP

With three Town Council seats open in the upcoming November election, the Warren County Republican Committee recently endorsed its choices after a forum. Candidates who received endorsements are Alford "A.D." Carter, incumbent Gary Gillispie, and Chris Holloway. They are running against ...

Kennel permit revocation proceeds through civil court

FRONT ROYAL – The fate of a dog kennel that burned down will be decided by Warren County Circuit Court Judge Clay Athey. Wendy Tenney's kennel at 63 Limeton Church Road burned down in a March 2017 fire that resulted in the death of 12 Austrailian shepherds. The Board of Supervisors in April ...

Drescher steps down as EDA chairman

FRONT ROYAL - Greg Drescher announced Friday that he is stepping down as chairman of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority during the board's meeting. Drescher, who is also Warren County Public Schools superintendent, said his primary attention should be focused on the ...

Lake Front Royal to continue as sanitary district

FRONT ROYAL - The Lake Front Royal Sanitary District will continue operations after a two-year trial run. The Board of Supervisors at its regular Tuesday meeting unanimously voted for the county to continue overseeing maintenance of the subdivision. The sanitary district was created in ...

Town inches toward property maintenance code

FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council is still considering a potential property maintenance code after years of discussion on the matter. The council in February voted 4-0 against a maintenance code with councilman Christopher Morrison and Jacob Meza absent. This followed a January decision not ...

Town favors lending itself money for police radios

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal Police Department's incoming $545,000 Motorola radio system will likely be funded using the town's general fund. Mayor Hollis Tharpe said over the phone that the Town Council decided this to be the best funding option at its Monday work session because it will ...

Bridge, disposal site close after rain

Early Tuesday morning rain showers prompted a temporary closure to the 8th Street bridge and Manassas Avenue Extended yard waste site. Jason Neale, a temporary Public Works Department employee, said over the phone Tuesday that it is not unusual for the bridge to be flooded during heavy rain ...

Mid-September completion eyed for Criser Road bridge

FRONT ROYAL - Although the town hoped completion of the new Criser Road bridge would coincide with the beginning of school, Town Engineer Robert Brown said poor weather delayed that possibility. “They’ve been having to deal with not just the rain but also the elevated water level in the ...

Police: Pedestrian struck in road rage incident

Front Royal police say a vehicle struck and injured a woman in town during a road-rage incident Thursday evening. A media release issued at 4:20 p.m. Friday by the Front Royal Police Department states that officers responded at 5:45 p.m. Thursday to a report of a pedestrian struck in the 400 ...

Watchdog group seeks answers

A watchdog organization wants Front Royal resident E. Scott Lloyd,  director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, to address the state of detention facilities holding immigrant children. Lloyd was appointed in March 2017 as director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), a ...

Planning Commission OKs hospital’s site plan

FRONT ROYAL – Valley Health has moved a step closer to commencing construction on the new Warren Memorial Hospital. The Front Royal Planning Commission at its regular Wednesday meeting unanimously approved a site plan for phase one of the new hospital. Planning Director Jeremy Camp ...