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Ashby Lee teacher named division’s Teacher of the Year

QUICKSBURG – On Monday morning, Kathryn "Katie" Tusing, a second grade teacher at Ashby Lee Elementary School,  walked among students who sat on the classroom floor in pairs as they filled in a math worksheet, looking for similarities and differences in sequences of numbers that are written ...

Town mulls new police radios

FRONT ROYAL – Chief of Police Kahle Magalis says his department’s radio system is antiquated and needs to be replaced. He asked the Town Council at its Monday work session to consider purchasing an estimated $550,000 Project 25 radio system, saying the department has been “struggling ...

Grand jury indicts man in stabbing

FRONT ROYAL – A grand jury has indicted a Frederick County man accused of stabbing a person in town in February. Dennis Wayne Deaton, 53, of 8950 Valley Pike, Middletown, stands charged with one count each of malicious wounding and shooting or stabbing in the commission of a felony. The ...

Planning Commission seat opens with resignation

FRONT ROYAL – One of the six seats on the town's Planning Commission is up for grabs. Town Clerk Jennifer Berry said Commissioner David Gushee recently announced his resignation from the board due to health issues and because he is moving  to Atlanta to be with his family. Berry said ...

Sex offender indicted in assault on child

FRONT ROYAL – A registered sex offender remains held in the regional jail without bond while accused of committing crimes against a child in October. A grand jury in Warren County Circuit Court indicted Justice Morgan Henry, 38, of 1319 W. Strasburg Road, this week on one count each of ...

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 ...

Three charged with trespassing, brandishing weapon near school

WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on charges of trespassing and brandishing a weapon near a school after they allegedly broke into a vehicle near Central High School. According to a criminal complaint, officer D.R. Dunivan of the Woodstock Police ...

Warren County High School senior is film competition finalist

FRONT ROYAL — Jacqui Ris, a senior at Warren County High School, has plans to become a director or cinematographer. She said she’s an intern with Mirandum Pictures and is going to study film at Virginia Commonwealth University next year. While she played a role in some other film making ...

Turnout low in local elections

As election officials stood at voting locations on May 1 for local town council and mayoral elections, one thing was hard to find: the voters. With the exception of Mount Jackson, every town having elections last week faced below-average turnout numbers, according to data from the Shenandoah ...

Police ID Stephens City man killed in crash

A Stephens City man died in a vehicle crash in Fauquier County last week, state police said Monday. Authorities identified the victim in the May 1 crash as 47-year-old Kelly D. Holzhauser. Holzhauser died at the scene of the collision between two vehicles at the 25-mile marker on westbound ...

Democratic hopefuls speak on campaign finance

FRONT ROYAL – Candidates vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District weighed in on campaign finance Saturday. Sergio Coppola, from Rockingham County; Jennifer Lewis, of Waynesboro; and Charlotte Moore and Peter Volosin, both from Roanoke, appear ...

Democrats weigh in on economy at forum

FRONT ROYAL – Candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District squared off at a forum Saturday. Approximately 70 people attended the forum held at the Warren County Community Center in Front Royal. Qualifying to appear on the ballot for ...

Educational Endowment to hold 24th golf tournament

FRONT ROYAL – Golfers will take to the greens Wednesday in an attempt to raise green for the county’s public schools. The Warren County Educational Endowment’s 24th annual golf tournament will be held at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. The event will kick off with food from the Apple ...

Bloomers Luncheon proves all you need is friends

WINCHESTER – Close to 1,100 women dressed in beautiful dresses and wearing fabulous hats came out Friday afternoon to enjoy the company of friends, drink cocktails and dance -- a lot. Dawn Lindhurst began tailgating before the Bloomers Luncheon by drinking mimosas at 9 a.m. in the parking ...

Former Strasburg Fire Department member drops appeal

WOODSTOCK — One of the four former members of the Strasburg Fire Department who was found guilty last month for contributing to the delinquency of a minor has dropped his appeal. On Tuesday, Andrew Key spoke with his attorney, William Bassler, and decided not to continue appealing his ...

Triplett Tech students advance to national competition

Triplett Tech will see three students move on to national competition after they took first places awards in the 54th Annual Virginia SkillsUSA Conference in Virginia Beach on April 21. "We are so proud to have these top-notch students who have demonstrated the highest skill level to compete ...