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Strasburg

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 ...

Strasburg Planning Commission OKs site plan for small engine repair service

STRASBURG — The town Planning Commission has voted to approve the site plan and recommend approval of a special use permit that will allow a small engine repair service to operate at 1101 E. King St. The site plan approval is contingent upon the Town Council's approval of the special use ...

Strasburg Fire Department to hold open house

The Strasburg Fire Department will hold an open house between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at its fire station at 163 E. King St. Milton Painter, the department's interim president, said the event would feature an obstacle course for children who attend. The children, he said, will wear ...

Strasburg council OKs housing development application

STRASBURG — The Town Council has voted to approve the final plat application for the Aikens-Claytor development at 1395 and 1437 John Marshall Highway. The 5-2 vote during Tuesday's council meeting came amid concern from several members that the lack of two entrances to the development for ...

Strasburg, VDOT enter agreement on Borden Mowery extension

STRASBURG — The town has entered into an agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation on a revenue-sharing grant to extend Borden Mowery Drive in the town's industrial park. The agreement paves the way for the town to finish designing the road's extension. The Town Council ...

Panel won’t override plan to let 19-year-olds drive fire trucks

STRASBURG — Members of the Strasburg Fire Department Restructuring Committee have decided not to override a recent Fire Department decision to allow 19-year-olds drive department vehicles, despite criticism of the idea by committee members. During a restructuring committee meeting on Monday, ...

Restructuring panel focuses on firefighter training, officers

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department Restructuring Committee held a bylaws work session on Monday as members of the committee honed in on ways to change the leadership structure and training requirements for the department. The committee members did not finalize any changes to the ...

Plans for housing development headed to vote

STRASBURG — Plans for the Aikens-Claytor development at 1395 and 1437 John Marshall Highway are moving toward a vote following a Town Council work session on Thursday. During the work session, several council members expressed concern about the lack of two entrances to the proposed ...

Warren graduation rates are above state average

Close to 94 percent of all students in Warren County Public Schools graduated on time, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education. Those results place the public schools' on-time graduation rate above the state average of 91.6 percent. Alan Fox, director of secondary ...

Husband accused of choking wife after cheating inquiry

STRASBURG - A domestic dispute landed a man in jail after his wife sought answers regarding an affair, according to a criminal complaint by Strasburg police officer Laura Bridges. Roland David Jones Jr., 42, of the 80 block of Stuart Court, was charged on one felony count of strangulation ...

Planning Commission approves plat for proposed residences

STRASBURG — Strasburg's Planning Commission approved the final plat application for the proposed Aikens-Claytor development at 1395 and 1437 John Marshall Highway during the regular meeting on Thursday. The move will bring the final plat application for the proposed development of 58 ...