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Middletown

Lord Fairfax Community College re-accredited

Lord Fairfax Community College has achieved re-accreditation for meeting standards in education. School officials have announced the school’s accreditation was reaffirmed officially on July 3 when the college received a letter from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission ...

Middletown names new interim water sewer supervisor

Middletown has a new interim water sewer maintenance supervisor. Alan Wolverton took over the position Monday when Donny Walsh retired Friday from the full-time position, after a month's notice to the town. “I just want to express how appreciative we are of Donny Walsh's work,” Mayor ...

Route 11 Yard Crawl is Aug. 11

The 14th annual Route 11 Yard Crawl, which features items for sale by residents along the 43 miles of U.S. Route 11 in Shenandoah County as well as north to Stephens City in Frederick County, is Aug. 11. “This is Virginia's largest yard sale,” said Sharon Baroncelli, executive director of ...

Middletown police update body cameras

MIDDLETOWN –  Town police are ready to capture the action of the street since they began wearing the latest model of Axon body camera, formerly known as Taser International, the manufacturer of military and police equipment. “We have not had an issue with the public trust. We don't have ...

Patriots Pride Day is Saturday in Middletown

Middletown and the Colonial James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host the second Patriots Pride Day on Saturday. “I am really looking forward to the community coming out, bringing their lawn chairs and enjoying the fireworks display, said Middletown Mayor Charles ...

Cedar Creek re-enactors disappointed

Last year, Tom Mack was set to “call” the dance, along with the rest of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers, at the Battle of Cedar Creek re-enactment. But the dance, intended to teach people about a historically accurate activity from the era, never happened. Earlier that day, ...

Cedar Creek bridge scheduled to open Monday

The U.S. 11 replacement bridge over Cedar Creek between Strasburg and Middletown is expected to open to two-way traffic Monday. VDOT is asking drivers to be alert for the new traffic pattern when northbound and southbound traffic on Monday begin sharing the single bridge, weather ...

Inn owner will miss camaraderie of Cedar Creek re-enactment

MIDDLETOWN — During the 4 1/2 years that she has worked as one of the two owners of the Wayside Inn, Rebecca Reeves has always enjoyed the Battle of Cedar Creek re-enactment. The annual event is the busiest time of the year for her, packing the inn’s restaurant for two or three days and ...

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation cancels re-enactment

The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation has canceled its annual October battlefield re-enactment near Middletown, the organization announced on its website on Tuesday. The decision marks the second year in a row that the foundation has canceled all or part of the Civil War re-enactment events ...

Middletown budget highlights: Sewer plant, police officer

MIDDLETOWN – The Town Council approved its 2018-2019 budget in a special session Wednesday night, days before the state-required July 1 deadline. “I am happy with the figures. We are now projecting three days out, which allows us to know with 100 percent certainty what our current ...

Area professor named regional coordinator of honors society

  Jenni VanCuren, an assistant English professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, has been named the Virginia/West Virginia regional coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges. She had previously been the associate regional ...

Redskin players will appear as Middletown parade grand marshals

MIDDLETOWN – Middletown officials announced Friday that a Washington Redskins player and former team member will appear as co-grand marshals for the Fourth of July parade. “This is a special year,” said a smiling Mayor Charles Harbaugh, who worked along with six other committee members ...

‘Something has to be done’: Crowd tells VDOT what’s wrong with I-81

STRASBURG – Kermit Orndorff Jr., 64, was one of about 100 people attending Tuesday night's Virginia Department of Transportation's Interstate 81 corridor improvement plan public meeting held at Strasburg High School. Orndorff has a home on Junction Road in Strasburg, and he is concerned ...

Middletown names Citizen of the Year

MIDDLETOWN – Gary Fletcher has been named by town officials as Middletown's Citizen of the Year. “He has done a lot for Middletown,” said Rebecca Layman, town manager. “He is a fabulous guy, always willing to help out.” Fletcher, who is a Korean War veteran, played a key role in the ...

Middletown looking at water options

Middletown is looking at all options when it comes to its water service. In a recent work session, the Middletown Public Works Committee disclosed that it had met in May with the Town of Stephens City Public Works Committee to explore new options for utilities, such as water. They are looking ...

Middletown sets public hearing for budget

MIDDLETOWN – Town administrators at a Monday night work session meeting called for a public hearing and then a vote on the proposed budget. Administrators have the $2.4 million budget ready to go and have called for the required public hearing at 7 p.m.  June 20. The Town Council will then ...

Middletown offices moving back to Church Street

Middletown administrators are expecting to move the town offices back into 7875 Church Street and reopen them Wednesday. “We are excited. We did this for the long haul. We hope the town hall will serve the citizens for 40 to 50 years,” said Mayor Charles Harbaugh. Town offices will be ...

Police academy graduates 13

The Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy graduated 13 recruits Wednesday afternoon from its second law enforcement class. Newly certified Deputy Timothy Veach with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office spoke to his graduating classmates. “Looking at my classmates and what we have ...

Middletown mayor predicts no tax increase

MIDDLETOWN - Middletown administrators are working to complete the town budget. “It is pretty much on schedule to be approved at the June meeting,” Town Manager Rebecca Layman told council members in attendance at the Monday night work session. Middletown on average works with a budget of ...