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Shenandoah County

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 ...

Dog alerts woman, children to house fire

STRASBURG – A woman and three young children escaped a house fire south of town Friday afternoon, thanks to a family dog. Multiple fire and rescue agencies responded to a report of a structure fire on Copp Road near Strasburg shortly before 3 p.m. Travis Painter, a firefighter at the scene ...

Florida man sentenced in shoplifting

WOODSTOCK – A Florida man who shoplifted from the Wal-Mart in town in April and fled to the store roof had been wanted for violating probation related to a 2013 manslaughter conviction. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Bradley Jon Broberg, 27, of Boynton Beach, Florida, in Shenandoah County ...

School board member questions salary for new position

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County Public Schools Board member raised concerns Thursday night about the promotion of a principal into a newly created position. The School Board approved the transfer of Todd Lynn, principal at North Fork Middle School, to a new position, supervisor of student ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

WOODSTOCK – A grand jury in Shenandoah County handed down indictments Wednesday charging most individuals with drug crimes. The grand jury indicted the following people: Omar Maradiaga-Mejia, 22, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on one count of possession of heroin. Derek Edward Miller, ...

Judge convicts man on drug, child endangerment charges

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man faces prison time for making methamphetamine around children in 2016. Kevin Manly Powers pleaded guilty in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to committing one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, child ...

Man gets jail time for shooting gun, threatening wife

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to shooting a firearm and threatening his wife during a domestic dispute in February. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Alfred A. Minor, 60, of Strasburg, in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to five years in prison, all time suspended, ...

Man jailed for breaking woman’s arm with baseball bat

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man must serve jail time for breaking a woman’s arm with a baseball bat during a fight last year. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Sherwood Maurice Brown, 58, of Rebel Ridge Road, Woodstock, in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Tuesday to seven years in ...

Court drops vandalism charges against woman

WOODSTOCK – A long-standing feud between Shenandoah County residents bubbled up in Circuit Court on Tuesday. Authorities accused Catherine Elizabeth Rec of damaging three vehicles owned by neighbors on July 6, 2017. Rec appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court with her attorney Victoria ...

New business brings together valley traditions

A young entrepreneur is bringing together some Shenandoah County traditions in a business that opened this week on King Street in Strasburg. Nick Crabill has opened Shenandoah Natural Products at West King Street, in between Siblings' Rivalry Brewery and Something Purple. “This is ...

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 ...

Developer wanting to build condos in Woodstock

Woodstock could be getting new housing. Developer HAF Real Estate is attempting to build a housing unit of eight attached townhouse type buildings, each of which would house two condominiums.  This transitional style housing is called stacked condominiums “You see this a lot in Fairfax and ...

Man accused of rape, arson to ask to move trial

WOODSTOCK – A man accused of raping a woman and trying to wrap her up in a burning blanket wants a judge to move his trial. Shane Wesley Sisk remains held without bond in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on charges of rape, forcible sodomy, object penetration, domestic ...

Recent Triplett Tech graduate places in national competition

A recently graduate of Triplett Tech student placed second at the National SkillsUSA Leadership conference. Logan Roberson took second in electrical construction wiring at the event. “I was happy. I am glad I placed,” Roberson said. “I was as prepared as you could be for not knowing ...

Woman charged with dealing heroin in county

WOODSTOCK – Authorities accused a Shenandoah County woman of dealing heroin multiple times over the past few months. Tiffany Bowman Lopez appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Tuesday where she stands charged with six counts of distribution of heroin and two counts of conspiracy to ...

Man gets jail time for growing marijuana in 2015

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man must serve jail time for growing marijuana at his home near Edinburg in 2015. Judge John McGrath sentenced Brian Lee Fadeley in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to five years in prison with all but 7 months suspended for manufacturing marijuana ...

Shenandoah County accepts property from sheriff

Shenandoah County leaders agreed this week to take six acres from the Sheriff’s Office once used in its undercover operations. However, the Board of Supervisors does not yet have any plans for the property near Mount Jackson, according to County Administrator Mary T. Price. Assistant County ...

County puts road projects into state scoring system

Shenandoah County plans to join other localities across Virginia and compete for road money through the state’s new scoring system. The Board of Supervisors this week adopted a resolution to support the application of two county projects for consideration as projects in the Virginia ...

Fire destroys Woodstock home

A fire destroyed a house in Woodstock on Monday. David Ferguson, fire marshal for the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue, said that a neighbor called at 12:12 a.m. Monday to say that the two-story house at 2462 Swartz Road in Woodstock was on fire. “At the time, it was unclear ...