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School division proposes new calendar that takes fair week off

Shenandoah County Public Schools is now proposing a new school calendar which gives students off the entire week of the county fair. School Board members will discuss the revised calendar at Thursday night’s meeting. It was two years ago that the school division shifted its calendar to ...

Attorney alerts board to loophole in proposed tax break rules

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders nearly left a loophole in a proposed change to the local real estate tax break for senior citizens and disabled residents. County Attorney Jason Ham told the Board of Supervisors at its meeting last week that he and staff members continue to draft the ...

Family Promise to offer transitional housing for homeless

Since 2016, Family Promise of Shenandoah County has been helping to assist families in the region who are struggling financially or have lost their homes. The organization is now taking its cause to the next level by offering families transitional housing. Sherry Arey, who serves as the ...

Less-invasive heart surgery comes to Winchester Medical Center

WINCHESTER — In December 2017, Glen Hamric, 83, went to Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, West Virginia, after a gallbladder procedure he had had the previous day that left him with a bloated stomach. "I swelled up like I was pregnant," Hamric said. When he arrived at the hospital, ...

Woodstock police, FBI hold human trafficking seminar

Woodstock police recently hosted the local FBI and employees of area hotels for a training session on how to help identify possible victims of human trafficking. “It does not always look like you think it would, so we wanted to share things to look for and let them know when you see these ...

Virginia Tech students get hands-on experience at Burnshire Dam

WOODSTOCK – Civil engineering students from Virginia Tech visiting the Burnshire Dam recently found that  life in the field isn’t the same as life in the lab. Paolo Scardina is a civil engineer and professor at Virginia Tech. When Casey Harvey, a recent graduate and daughter of the ...

The Warren County Beer Party shakes up partisan politics

FRONT ROYAL – What started with David Downes’ frustration over difficulties in obtaining an off-street parking exemption for his Virginia Beer Museum has morphed into an effort to strip partisan politics from the Town Council election. Downes, a lawyer and Beer Museum proprietor, recently ...

Panel recommends denial of impound lot permit

WOODSTOCK – A towing company hoping to run an impound lot near Toms Brook faced a setback this week. The Shenandoah County Planning Commission voted 4-2 to recommend that the Board of Supervisors deny a special-use permit to JPG Towing to operate an impound lot at 2155 Mt. Olive Road near ...

6th District candidate rallies troops

FRONT ROYAL – As Election Day nears, 6th District congressional candidate Jennifer Lewis stopped by the Warren County Democratic Committee’s Headquarters on Friday for a meet and greet with voters over coffee and donuts. Lewis, a mental health care worker, is running against State Del. ...

Board of Supervisors hears of need for elementary schools

MOUNT JACKSON - Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston unveiled the system's new priorities for its long-term facilities planning at a joint meeting Tuesday of the School Board and Board of Supervisors. He told the supervisors that Shenandoah County Public Schools is the ...

County to re-bid for new trash collection site

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders decided Thursday to try again at bidding out a new trash collection site after offers came in higher than estimates. The county has, for at least two years, anticipated that it would need to close the waste collection facility at 3355 John Marshall ...

Driver killed on Interstate 66 is identified

Virginia State Police released the name of the man killed Tuesday night while changing a tire on Interstate 66. Steven D. Mackall, 55, of Washington, D.C., died at the scene just before 8:25 p.m. when an eastbound tractor-trailer struck him while he was working on the driver's-side tire of his ...

Registered voter numbers fluctuate

Virginia’s Department of Elections purged hundreds of area voters in the past two years while registrars added people to the rolls. Data provided by the department through a Freedom of Information Act request show the agency canceled registrations for the deceased, those who moved out of ...

Three Front Royal Town Council seats open

Six candidates are vying for the three Front Royal Town Council seats up for grabs in the Nov. 6 election while Mayor Hollis Tharpe seeks to retain his position in an unopposed race. The council candidates are Alford “A.D.” Carter, Christopher Holloway, Robert Tennett Jr. and Letasha ...

Edinburg man gets probation for taking guns, tools

WOODSTOCK – A plea deal allows a Shenandoah County man accused of stealing guns and other items to avoid jail time. Judge Clark A. Ritchie convicted Paul Wayne Shell in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday of three counts of possession of stolen property and misdemeanor obtaining ...