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Strasburg police arrest man on malicious wounding charge

The Strasburg Police Department arrested Kenneth Ritter, 48, on a charge of malicious wounding on Monday. Police Chief Wayne Sager said that the magistrate’s office contacted the Strasburg police after receiving a request for a protective order from the victim in the case against Ritter. ...

Weather causes delays to town event space project

STRASBURG — The Town of Strasburg has seen delays to its progress in completing an event space downtown because of rainy weather. In a work session on Monday, Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that the contractor on the downtown event space has “legitimately claimed” nearly 40 weather days ...

Strasburg Eats Stand demolition moves forward

Asbestos abatement for the Eats Stand in the Strasburg town parking lot took place on Thursday as the town moves toward demolishing the building. Strasburg has received approval on the demolition from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, one of the last steps before the town can ...

Strasburg is refuge for Myrtle Beach evacuees

STRASBURG – Jason Rush, a lifelong Strasburg resident, moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with his wife and kids two years ago. With Hurricane Florence on its way toward South Carolina, he and his kids were back in Strasburg on Wednesday, staying with family. But his wife Dana, an ...

Strasburg mayor named to state advisory board

STRASBURG — Mayor Rich Orndorff has been named one of 10 members of the Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board. In meetings of the Strasburg Restructuring Committee on Monday and the Strasburg Town Council on Tuesday, Orndorff announced the appointment. “I’m very, very ...

Strasburg Fire Department Restructuring Committee has new member

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department Restructuring Committee has a new member after Austin Cucciardo resigned from his role on the committee and as assistant fire chief. In the past two months, three members of the department — Cucciardo, Tim Mawyer and Tyler Mason — have resigned ...

Florence may bring heavy rain, flooding to our region

Residents should hope for the best but prepare for the worst as Hurricane Florence approaches the United States. That is the advice of area law enforcement. Shenandoah County Sheriff's Capt. Wesley Dellinger said Monday that a lot of waterways and streams are already at their limit. "They ...

Mixing history with fun: Strasburg Museum hosts Children’s Day

STRASBURG – Some area children spent their Saturday steeped in history and fun at the Strasburg Museum's first Children's Day event. The event, which included free admission, was meant to introduce children to a museum atmosphere and surround them with fun activities. Ibby Stratton, a ...

Strasburg Fire Department receives grant for exhaust removal system

The Strasburg Fire Department has received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to build an exhaust removal system in the fire station. Milton Painter, the interim president for the department, said that a number of fire departments, particularly larger departments, have ...

A life cycle lesson: Caterpillars, butterflies help students understand growth

Caterpillars and butterflies are helping teach students at Sandy Hook Elementary School. On Tuesday, Jessica Marrow, a third-grade teacher at the school, brought to school about 180 monarch caterpillars she collected on Monday at her grandmother's farm – enough for her class and about 10 ...

Strasburg Town Council moves toward changes to arts, tourism program

STRASBURG — Strasburg Town Council members expressed a willingness Tuesday to continue with a program that provides incentives for arts and tourism businesses, reinforcing a June Town Council decision. But after some new members expressed concerns about the fairness of the program, the ...

Strasburg Town Council looks at potential water rebate program

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council is set to look into a proposal that would give low-income residents a rebate on their water bills. During a work session on Monday, Vice Mayor Scott Terndrup unveiled a proposal that would give a $50 rebate each month to households that have paid their ...

Eats Stand to be demolished

The "Eats Stand" in the Town of Strasburg's parking lot will soon be gone as the Architectural Review Board on Thursday granted a certificate of appropriateness for its demolition. The demolition passed 3-2 with Vice Chairman Linda Wheeler and board member Mike Redden opposing the ...

Strasburg is primed for Primo Gaming

Strasburg Chamber of Commerce celebrated its newest member with a unique grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony recently in the BB&T parking lot. Primo Gaming — the brainchild of Dusty Hillyard — is his second trailer business. “This all started [when] my 5-year-old drew a ...

Strasburg council to discuss placing electrical lines underground in town lot

The Strasburg Town Council is set to vote on whether or not to have the town pay around $31,000 to move electrical lines in the town’s parking lot underground and remove poles from the center of the parking lot. In a meeting of the Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday, council members John ...

Strasburg overhauls town website

The Town of Strasburg recently overhauled its website in a move that town officials hope will make the town’s website easier for people to navigate. Michelle Bixler, Strasburg's economic development and marketing manager, said there had been discussions about changing the website since she ...

LFCC offers classes to help boost employability

Changes to the American workplace are forcing citizens to adapt to a new business world and schools to rethink the skills they need to teach. Earlier this year, the Virginia Board of Workforce Development approved a strategic plan to offer insight into the state's workforce system as it is ...