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Strasburg

As first storm approaches, VDOT ready for winter

STEPHENS CITY – Just in time for what may be the region's first winter storm, the Virginia Department of Transportation addressed keeping the roads open this winter during its annual snow preparedness news conference on Tuesday. Starting late tonight through all day Thursday and into ...

Police arrest two following accidental shooting

Strasburg police arrested a town resident Friday on drug charges and charges related to the reckless handling of a firearm. According to a criminal complaint in the case, patrol officer Christopher Wayne Nixon received a call that someone had accidentally fired a gun. Strasburg Police Chief ...

Veterans honored at Signal Knob Middle School

STRASBURG - Nearly 200 people gathered Saturday at the Signal Knob Middle School for the local chapter of the National FFA Organization's annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast. Veterans attended from every branch of the armed services and were treated to a free breakfast while the event featured ...

Skate park the focus of discussion on Strasburg town park plans

STRASBURG — The Town Council is set to discuss whether or not it wants to hire a consultant to update the town's master park plan following a recreation, parks and trails committee meeting on Thursday. During Thursday's committee meeting, the issue of a skate park in the town park stood ...

Voter turnout surges in Shenandoah Valley

Turnout in the 2018 midterms surged from 2014 numbers throughout the Shenandoah Valley, according to a Northern Virginia Daily analysis of data from the Virginia Department of Elections. The data show only two of the 245 precincts in Virginia's 6th District,  one in Amherst County and another ...

Digging down deep: Students compete in state soils judging contest

STRASBURG – Dozens of high school and junior high students spent Election Day doing some digging, not through ballots, referendums or measures, but for a chance to get their hands dirty in a statewide soils judging competition. Tuesday's event was between junior high and high senior ...

Council nearing vote on applications for small engine repair site

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council is set to vote on whether or not to have the town approve a right-of-way application and a special use permit by a business owner who plans on opening a small engine repair shop at 1101 E. King St. During a work session on Monday, Town Council members ...

Settlement proposed in RSW Jail inmate’s death

A proposed settlement to a lawsuit stemming from an inmate's death at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail has been filed in U.S. District Court. An approval hearing on the proposed settlement involving the death in 2016 of Brendon Garrett Sullins has been scheduled for today. It ...

Strasburg panel holds off on funding water study until next year

STRASBURG — Members of the Town Council's infrastructure committee informally agreed Tuesday to hold off funding a water model study until the next fiscal year, which starts in July. During the 10-minute meeting, the committee members agreed that there was not a pressing need to fund the ...

Strasburg panel to discuss new water study

The Strasburg Town Council's Infrastructure Committee is set to discuss potentially funding an updated water model study during it meeting today, as the town ramps up discussions about possibly building a new water tower. Jay McKinley, the town's director of public works, said that today's ...

Strasburg Board of Zoning Appeals decision upheld in circuit court case

WOODSTOCK — A Shenandoah County judge upheld a decision from Strasburg's Board of Zoning Appeals that found a fence of a Strasburg resident in violation of the town's regulations. Under Virginia law, there is a high threshold for overturning a decision by a town Board of Zoning Appeals. ...

Community turns out to beautify and dedicate new pavilion

Downtown Strasburg’s facelift received some finishing touches Monday evening as volunteers, public works and town employees got their hands dirty preparing to dedicate the Strasburg Square Market Pavilion. Michelle Bixler, economic development director for Strasburg, said the day ...

Community mourns Strasburg teen

STRASBURG – Mourners filled Liberty Baptist Church on Friday afternoon to remember 16-year-old Malikhi Honesty Roberts. Malikhi died a day after a two-vehicle crash on Oct. 12 at the intersection of State Route 623 (Back Road) and State Route 638 (Junction Road). Many of the mourners were ...

Strasburg council members support water study as town looks into tower

STRASBURG — Town Council members informally supported funding a new study to look into Strasburg's water infrastructure during a work session on Monday as the town looks into the possibility of building a new water tower. During the work session and in an interview on Tuesday, Jay McKinley, ...

Family, community mourn death of Strasburg High student

Life. This is how a devastated mother remembers her always smiling 16-year-old son Malikhi Roberts - as life itself. “He was the reason that I breathed. When I think of him, I think of life. He loved everyone, and everyone loved him,” said his mother Crystal Smith. Malikhi died Friday ...