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Woodstock police arrest three after reported shoplifting incident

Woodstock police arrested three individuals after they were found with a stolen car at a gas station hours after they are alleged to have shoplifted from that town's Walmart. At about 2 p.m. Sunday, Walmart employees reported three individuals in the store had shoplifted $750 in camping ...

Democratic primaries take spotlight in House races

Democrats in Virginia are hoping to do their part in claiming control of the House of Representatives, and it begins with nominating a slate of candidates in Tuesday's primary election. The race receiving the most scrutiny is the 10th Congressional District, where six Democrats are vying for ...

Corey Stewart holds court in Front Royal

FRONT ROYAL - Corey Stewart, the Republican Senate hopeful in Tuesday's primary election,  stopped in town on Friday to present his platform. Stewart, 49, is the chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and is employed as an international trade attorney. He also served 10 ...

A look at Republicans running for Senate in Virginia

RICHMOND (AP) — The three Virginia Republicans looking to unseat Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine are all relative political newcomers with limited financial backing. Corey Stewart, Nick Freitas and E.W. Jackson are vying for the GOP Senate nomination in what's expected to be a difficult year ...

E.W. Jackson makes campaign stop in Front Royal

Republican Senate candidate E.W. Jackson stopped in Front Royal Thursday to rally voters before Tuesday's primary election. After a meet and greet, Jackson conducted a speech outlining some of his proposed policies and beliefs. Jackson, 66, said one of his main goals is bringing citizens ...

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 ...

Road reopens after sinkhole repair

Harmon Road in Shenandoah County is open again after a 33-foot deep sinkhole swallowed a portion of it. Ed Carter, the Virginia Department of Transportation's Edinburg district administrator, said the sinkhole appeared Monday morning and that road was closed through Thursday while a ...

Art and science on display at Central High School

Art has been a lifelong love for 18-year-old Brianna Saxon. Then came a love for science. Eventually, there came an opportunity for her to combine both. Saxon painted a medically themed mural titled “Our hearts beat for science” on a Central High School wall in the science wing directly ...

Car plows into insurance companies

Matt Helsley, owner of Wightman Insurance, and two employees were hard at work Thursday when a car plowed through one of the office's interior walls.  The office building, located at 127 S. Main St. in Edinburg, houses two insurance agencies. Helsley explained that the car was southbound on ...

Public hearing Tuesday on I-81 study

Government agencies working on developing a plan to study the entire length of I-81 are seeking input from the public. Feedback provided by members of the community, industry, and others will be considered as agencies study the corridor. Concerned citizens are invited to attend the first of a ...

Four vehicle crash sends Winchester man to hospital

A multiple vehicle crash on U.S 340 at Route 644 left a Winchester man injured. Sgt. F.L. "Les" Tyler, of the Virginia State Police said Charles L. Tinsman, 72, was taken from the scene of the crash with injuries. His medical status on Friday was unknown. Tinsman was driving a 2001 Chevy ...

Woodstock officials unveil LOVEwork art installation

The newest LOVEwork public art display was unveiled Thursday afternoon in Woodstock to a crowd of about 70 people. Woodstock's art installation of the word LOVE can be found on South Main Street on the Massanutten Military Academy campus below the dining hall. There are more than 100 LOVE ...

Sheriff’s Office to cover Toms Brook

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office now officially covers Toms Brook, even though the agency has already been serving the town for years. The Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to approve law enforcement services agreements between the Sheriff’s Office and the county’s ...

Appeals board: House has additional code violations

FRONT ROYAL - The Warren County Board of Building Code Appeals ruled Thursday partially in favor of a homeowner’s claim that building officials did not identify all of the construction issues at her house.  The house in question belongs to Kristie Atwood, whose home burned down in a 2015 ...

County looks at land for trash collection site

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County could buy land for a new trash and recycling collection site for the Strasburg area. The Board of Supervisors today plans to consider a request to purchase approximately 1.7 acres on Powhatan Road for $40,000 from the J.S. King Family Limited Partnership. The ...

County purchases land to serve as buffer from dump

FRONT ROYAL - The county recently purchased a conservation easement for land off Bentonville Road to prevent the construction of wells in the vicinity of a defunct landfill. The Board of Supervisors at its regular Tuesday meeting approved a $150,000 deed of conservation easement land purchase ...