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Front Royal

Agreements for EDA, library funding OK’d

By Kim Walter -- kwalter@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL - Town Council approved two memorandums of understanding between the town and county at their Monday night meeting, both concerning funding. One agreement covers funding for Samuels Public Library, and states that in fiscal year 2012-13, the ...

Officials tackle building process

By Kim Walter -- kwalter@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Town and county officials met Monday night to discuss complaints dealing with the community's building inspection and permitting processes. Building Official David Beahm gave a short presentation dealing directly with a letter from Betty ...

Second hospital gets telestroke

FRONT ROYAL -- Valley Health has introduced a new service using video technology that allows stroke victims to be seen by a specialist in Winchester while remaining in emergency care at Warren Memorial Hospital. Warren Memorial is the second Valley Health system hospital where the service, ...

Resident not satisfied with investigation of ex-district manager

By Kim Walter -- kwalter@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- County officials have responded to a Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District's resident and her request for an investigation into the expenditures and activities of former District Manager, Chris Fisher, but the resident is still not ...

Rezoning approval paves way for development

By Kim Walter -- kwalter@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- After HEPTAD's initial rezoning application in 2005, Town Council has approved an updated one for a proposed development project known an Swan Estates. The proposed Leach Run Parkway would run through a portion of the 98.25 acre property, ...

Four accused in alleyway ambush, robbery

By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Two men and two women were indicted on a total of 13 charges stemming from an incident in which they are accused of luring a victim into an alley, attacking him and robbing him of a wallet and cell phone. Three of the defendants were indicted on ...

Front Royal business community, planners seek sign compromise

By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Members of the Planning Commission, its staff and business people struggled Wednesday night to find a path toward improving regulation of outdoor signs and storage. A consensus among the 13 business managers and owners at the meeting emerged in ...

Defendant to pay $10,000 for throwing punch

By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- A Front Royal man received a five-year year prison sentence Monday, most of it suspended, as a result of a punch he threw that left the victim with severe head injuries. Warren County Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp also ordered the defendant, ...

Board approves summer program

By Kim Walter -- kwalter@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- The Board of Supervisors approved a Summer in the Parks program Tuesday morning as well as a developing partnership between the Parks and Recreation Department and two not-for-profit groups. Robin Richardson, deputy director of the ...

Roadways have truck restrictions

FRONT ROYAL -- Sections of two Warren County roadways now have through-truck restrictions following a VDOT study. VDOT sent out a release this week saying, "On Route 624, the 1.7 mile restriction is from Route 643 to Route 661. On Route 661, the 2.5 mile restriction is from where Route 624 ...

Business alliance officially launched

By Kim Walter -- kwalter@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- The Front Royal Independent Business Alliance officially announced its launch Thursday, and is now accepting membership applications. The alliance was formed by a group of five individuals, after they found out about the American Independent ...

Shell station burglary investigated

Police: Thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes, vehicle and safe taken, ATM machine also broken into By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Police are investigating a vehicle theft and related burglary in which thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes and a safe were stolen from a ...

Senator enlists businesses’ aid

Warner at Inland Port: Metaphorical car could go off cliff without firms' help in finding solution to debt By Kim Walter -- kwalter@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Sen. Mark Warner met with local business and government leaders Monday morning at the Virginia Inland Port, and led an open discussion ...

Leader visits for book signing

Frank Wolf comes to The Good Life By Kim Walter -- kwalter@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-10th, made a stop Saturday afternoon at The Good Life bookstore in Front Royal to sign copies of his book, "Prisoner of Conscience: One Man's Crusade for Global, Human and Religious ...

Factory damaged in Saturday fire

By Kaitlin Mayhew -- kmayhew@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- A fire at Toray Plastics Factory Saturday night caused significant damage, county fire officials said. At about 9:50 p.m., firemen were dispatched to an alarm at 500 Toray Drive in Front Royal, Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico said. The ...

Goats perish in barn blaze

FRONT ROYAL -- Six champion show goats were killed in a barn fire Sunday afternoon, according to authorities. Warren County Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico said the blaze, located at 75 Cattlet Mountain Road, was likely caused by a heat lamp. He said they were using a number of farm-style heat ...

Attorney to run for Town Council

FRONT ROYAL-- Attorney Daryl Funk announced Friday he is running for the town council before a group of about 30 supporters gathered at the old entrance to the Warren County Courthouse. Funk, who will turn 30 in a few days, said his first priority as a council member "will be to continue ...

Resident to be panel candidate

FRONT ROYAL -- Town resident Manuel D. Vicente announced his candidacy for the Town Council election in May. Born in Cuba, Vicente moved to the United States with his parents, and continued on to college and served in the Air Force. He and his wife have lived in Front Royal since 2003, and ...

Vandalism defendants sentenced

Two arrested last fall in wave of incidents involving marble-like objects must do community service By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Two defendants arrested as juveniles last fall in a wave of vandalism involving marble-like objects have begun serving sentences that include ...

Reading day

Pupils, local leaders mark national event at Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary By Kim Walter -- kwalter@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Third grade pupils at Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday Friday morning by listening to Warren County ...