Strasburg

Snow expected Tuesday, warmer temps by this weekend

The Northern Shenandoah Valley should expect to see anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow on Tuesday, according to Brian LaSorsa, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Sterling. “[Snow] comes increasingly likely across the morning hours,” LaSorsa said. “By the afternoon, ...

Strasburg fire chief responded to multiple calls

Strasburg Fire Chief Dale King responded to five calls during a time when the Strasburg Fire Department says he was on administrative leave. According to incident reports obtained by the Northern Virginia Daily in response to a public records request, King responded to five calls between Nov. ...

Strasburg police chief officially leaves position

STRASBURG — Tim Sutherly is handing over the reins as Strasburg police chief to Wayne Sager. Sager officially becomes police chief today. In an interview on Tuesday, Sutherly said that he was proud of low crime rates during his watch. “[Strasburg] remains the safest town in Virginia five ...

Trial date set in Strasburg firefighters’ cases

WOODSTOCK – Six members of the Strasburg Fire Department accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor are scheduled to go on trial April 5. Judge Kevin Black also expanded the language of all six charges Thursday to read, “contributed to the delinquency of a minor or engaged in ...

Questions arise about department’s administrative leave policy

STRASBURG — In a statement sent late Wednesday, the Strasburg Fire Department announced for the first time that it had placed five members on administrative leave in November, and an additional member late in December, all in connection with pending court cases involving charges of  ...

Strasburg vice mayor announces re-election plans

STRASBURG — Town Council member Scott Terndrup has announced that he will run for re-election. During Tuesday’s council meeting, Terndrup, who is also the town’s vice mayor, said that he initially thought he would retire after his current term. But he said that recent conversations had ...

Strasburg approves full funding of town park

STRASBURG — In a tight, 4-3 vote, the Strasburg Town Council decided to cover a projected budget shortfall and fully fund the creation of an event space that will cost the town over $900,000 to build. The move comes after Town Manager Wyatt Pearson discussed potentially cutting parts of the ...

Town officials trying to confirm status of fire chief

Over a week has passed since Strasburg Fire Department Chief Dale King, along with five other firefighters, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The department has not stated if King is still acting chief or if an interim chief has been appointed. According to an ...

Strasburg may move forward on extending Borden Mowery Road

Strasburg could move forward on plans to extend Borden Mowery Drive in the town’s business park. In their meeting today, the town is set to discuss, and potentially vote on, whether or not to approve a proposal by the engineering firm Pennoni to complete a partial design of the extension and ...

Storm bringing bitter cold wind to chill region

Area residents are being cautioned about frigid temperatures and winds projected to hit the region. Ray Martin, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, cautioned Wednesday that the storm, known as a bomb cyclone, is still forming and its path and conditions could ...

Be prepared: Warmer today but cold returns for rest of week

The effects of the frigid temperatures that have settled over the region are making most everyone miserable, homeowners unhappy and certain businesses busy. The cold snap is expected to last until Monday, at which time temperatures should increase, said Ray Martin of the National Weather ...

Arrests may lead to talks about oversight

The weekend arrests of six members of the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor could result in discussions surrounding potential oversight of the department. In an interview on Tuesday, Strasburg Mayor Rich Orndorff said that ...

Two transported to hospital after crash

STRASBURG – Two Shenandoah County residents were transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries after a vehicular collision on Route 11 across from the Denny’s restaurant around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Russell Shull, 68, of Strasburg, was driving a 2004 white ...

Strasburg home burns three days before Christmas

STRASBURG – A fire destroyed a family’s home on Crim Drive in Strasburg on Dec. 22. No one was injured, although one of the family cats is still missing. Parents Leah and Scott Figgins  and their son Noah  are currently staying at the Fairfield Inn in Strasburg. Noah was the only one ...

Strasburg council member Maddox resigns

Strasburg council member Shirley Maddox is going to resign from the council at the end of the year. Maddox said Tuesday that she is leaving the council for “personal reasons” and is moving to Maryland. She did not elaborate on what those personal reasons are. In her resignation letter, ...

Strasburg town manager to ask about changes to grant

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council voted on Tuesday to have Town Manager Wyatt Pearson discuss a variety of potential proposals with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development that would reduce the amount of money that the town has to spend on its Community Development ...

Strasburg to vote on water tank ventilation purchase

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council will be voting on whether or not to purchase a ventilation system for a town water tank after some disinfectant byproducts reached levels close to the limits set by the Virginia Department of Health. In a Town Council work session on Monday, Jay ...