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Strasburg

Proposed I-81 improvements unveiled

MIDDLETOWN – The public had its first look at possible improvements to Interstate 81 during a meeting Tuesday at Lord Fairfax Community College. “I think this is one of the more robust comprehensive looks of I-81 in decades,” said Nick Donohue, deputy secretary of transportation and ...

Concerns voiced over Cedar Valley entrances

STRASBURG — Members of the Strasburg Town Council and the Planning Commission expressed concerns Wednesday that the potential Cedar Valley housing development would not have two entrances and exits during the initial phases of the project. During a joint meeting of the two groups, ...

Strasburg council set to discuss demolition of ‘Eats Stand’

The Strasburg Town Council is set to discuss at its work session today whether or not the town will demolish the “Eats Stand” in the town’s parking lot. Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that Milton Painter, the interim president of the Strasburg Fire Department, approached him asking if ...

Strasburg to discuss potential updates to Cedar Valley development

The Town of Strasburg is holding a joint Planning Commission and Town Council meeting on Wednesday to discuss potential updates to the Cedar Valley development on U.S. 11. According to Town Manager Wyatt Pearson, the town has discussed the Cedar Valley development with its developers during ...

Strasburg to start optional program for trash, recycling cans

STRASBURG — The town is changing its trash and recycling program. Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that starting Monday, the town will begin accepting applications for a new leasing program that will offer cans for trash and recycling for $1 per can each month. It may take two or more months ...

Man awaiting trial on drug charges when he fled police with child

WOODSTOCK – A man accused of tossing his child into a creek during a foot pursuit in Strasburg on Monday had been free on bond for 2 1/2 years while awaiting trial in Warren County on charges of heroin distribution. Kyle Steven Sunday, 28, of Haymarket, remains incarcerated without bond at ...

Strasburg council forgoes Brown House right of first refusal

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council decided not to act on a right of first refusal on 218 E. King St. and two nearby properties, following a closed session discussion in Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. In a 5-4 vote, the council voted to waive the right of first refusal on 218 E. King ...

Strasburg receives grant for Borden Mowery extension

STRASBURG — The Town of Strasburg has received a grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation providing the town with funds to extend Borden Mowery Drive in the town’s business industrial park. During a Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that he ...

Police: Man threw child in creek during pursuit

STRASBURG – Town police have accused a Prince William County man of throwing his small child in a creek as he fled to avoid arrest. Kyle Steven Sunday, 28, of 2906 Martin Terrace, Haymarket, remains incarcerated on charges of abuse and neglect of a child, attempted malicious wounding of a ...

Cats invading your yard? What you can and can’t do about it

Area shelters are full of cats and kittens available for adoption.  So many in fact that recently the shelter in Winchester announced that it could not accept any more at that moment. “Its summertime; between April and October is kitten season,” Winchester SPCA office manager Penny Hann ...

Strasburg student: ‘Tokyo was controlled chaos’

A Strasburg High School student began her junior school year a week ago after having just returned from six weeks in Japan. Jana Bowman, 16, laughs that she learned how to navigate the complex network of mass transportation trains in Tokyo before she got her driver's license. "My exchange ...

Town to discuss right of first refusal for Brown House

When the Town of Strasburg signed a contract in 2017 selling the Brown House at 218 E. King St., it agreed to a clause that allows the town the right to make an offer on the property before the owner, Joseph Filerman, negotiates with any other potential buyer. Now, the Strasburg Town Council ...

Bargain hunters, vendors galore line Route 11 for the Yard Crawl

Rain is probably going to fall on the Yard Crawl today. National Weather Service meteorologist Jeremy Geiger said there is a 60 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible, for the area. Rain will most likely occur between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., he added. It will not keep Kimberly ...

Strasburg man charged after police link him to stolen car, knife

Strasburg police arrested a 33-year-old man early Tuesday morning after they concluded he had taken a car without permission, stole plates from another vehicle to use and was allegedly found with a large knife. Officers arrested 33-year-old Mack Tolbert after the woman who lived with him on ...

Lip-synch challenge hits valley: Local cops have fun shooting videos

Local law enforcement agencies have briefly stepped out of their role as public servants and into one of entertainers.  Several Shenandoah Valley departments recently have participated in the nationwide lip-synch video trend, which shows another side of officers. Instead of protecting ...

Strasburg to refer town park master plan discussions to panel

STRASBURG – The Town of Strasburg is going to move its discussion on hiring a consultant to create a master plan for the town’s park, following a work session on Monday. During that session, Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that hiring a consultant company would help the town plan additions ...

Shenandoah administrators, teachers ready for opening day

Students will be heading back to Shenandoah County's public schools on Monday. “I'm always excited at this time of year," said Superintendent Mark Johnston. "We have so many positive things happening in Shenandoah County Public Schools.  I can't wait for our students to get ...

Strasburg Town Council to discuss potential park plan

The Strasburg Town Council is set to discuss whether or not to have the town pay a consultant to create a master plan for the town’s park during their work session on Monday. Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that the master plan would likely focus on a part of the park above the floodplain, ...

Next round of meetings for I-81 corridor improvement announced

A transportation coalition has called for the second round of meetings for the public to hear more about improvements to the Interstate 81 corridor. The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation ...