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Warren County

VDOT to host Happy Creek Road public hearing

FRONT ROYAL - Citizens can share their feelings on the proposed $10.5 million worth of improvements slated for Happy Creek Road when the Virginia Department of Transportation holds a public hearing regarding the proposed construction Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Warren County Middle School, 522 ...

Teen’s death ruled suicide

The teenage girl whose body was recently discovered on Apple Mountain died from suicide, according to a Sheriff's Office news release issued Friday. Sarah Rose Genari, 17, was last seen April 26 walking away from her Apple Mountain home. Her body was discovered on May 8 in a nearby area around ...

Board seeks more administrative help at grade school

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Public Schools Board passed a measure Wednesday that will give E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School one principal and two assistant principals. Prior to the meeting, E. Wilson Morrison had one principal and one assistant principal. During Wednesday’s ...

Police commemorate fallen comrades

MIDDLETOWN - Area police gathered Monday to remember officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The Law Enforcement Memorial Service was hosted by the recently formed Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Center at Lord Fairfax Community College in recognition of National Police ...

County OKs secondary road improvement plan

FRONT ROYAL - County leaders have set priorities regarding which roads should be paved. The Board of Supervisors at its regular Tuesday meeting unanimously approved its secondary road system improvement plan. The plan is split into two lists of roads that will be paved through either the ...

FOIA requests for details of teen’s death denied

FRONT ROYAL – The cause of 17-year-old Sarah Rose Genari's death is not being revealed publicly by the Warren County Sheriff's Office or the state Medical Examiner's office in Manassas. Both agencies recently denied Freedom of Information requests submitted by The Northern Virginia Daily ...

More than a thousand students to graduate from LFCC on Saturday

Lord Fairfax Community College will see more than 1,100 students graduate at its 47th commencement exercise on Saturday. One of those students is Emily Hammersley, who along with her brother, is a first-generation college student. “I am so excited. My whole family is excited,” Hammersley ...

Grand jury indicts man in stabbing

FRONT ROYAL – A grand jury has indicted a Frederick County man accused of stabbing a person in town in February. Dennis Wayne Deaton, 53, of 8950 Valley Pike, Middletown, stands charged with one count each of malicious wounding and shooting or stabbing in the commission of a felony. The ...

Warren County High School senior is film competition finalist

FRONT ROYAL — Jacqui Ris, a senior at Warren County High School, has plans to become a director or cinematographer. She said she’s an intern with Mirandum Pictures and is going to study film at Virginia Commonwealth University next year. While she played a role in some other film making ...

Democrats weigh in on economy at forum

FRONT ROYAL – Candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District squared off at a forum Saturday. Approximately 70 people attended the forum held at the Warren County Community Center in Front Royal. Qualifying to appear on the ballot for ...

Educational Endowment to hold 24th golf tournament

FRONT ROYAL – Golfers will take to the greens Wednesday in an attempt to raise green for the county’s public schools. The Warren County Educational Endowment’s 24th annual golf tournament will be held at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. The event will kick off with food from the Apple ...

Court drops asset forfeiture case

FRONT ROYAL – A judge has dismissed an attempt by the prosecution to take possession of money seized from a man after law enforcement officials concluded that the money was linked to drug trafficking. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael M. Fleming filed a civil case against Jason ...

Warren County Schools anticipate impact of changed accreditation standards

FRONT ROYAL — The Virginia Department of Education is once again changing its accreditation standards, an effort that the department says is aimed at providing “a more comprehensive view of school quality” than simply looking at how many students pass the annual state Standards of ...

Warren County schools division approves budget

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board has approved a $56 million operating budget for the 2019 fiscal year. During a School Board meeting Wednesday,  Superintendent Greg Drescher noted that the district had received $634,000 less from the Warren County Board of Supervisors than the ...

Man receives prison time for welfare fraud

FRONT ROYAL – A Fort Valley man faces prison time for committing welfare fraud. John D. Creekmore Jr. appeared in Warren County Circuit Court on Tuesday with his attorney David N. Crump Jr. Creekmore stood charged with two counts of making false statements on an application for public ...

Search for missing girl suspended, case remains under investigation

WARREN  – The Warren County Sheriff's Office has suspended its Apple Mountain search for a missing 17-year-old girl after an extensive five-day sweep failed to locate her. Sarah Rose Genari was last seen around 10 p.m. April 26 near Apple Mountain wearing a black sweatshirt when she walked ...

County to poll neighborhood on sanitary district

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders plan to ask a neighborhood if homeowners want to maintain their status as a sanitary district. The Board of Supervisors discussed the future of the Lake Front Royal Sanitary District at a work session this week. South River Supervisor Linda Glavis ...

Authorities search for missing girl

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Sarah Rose Genari. The Sheriff’s Office, which issued a missing person alert for Genari, 17, described her as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 106 pounds with hazel eyes and brown, highlighted hair. The girl was ...

Hrbek named citizen of the year

FRONT ROYAL – Bret Hrbek has spread his devotion to Front Royal and Warren County in many directions. For his numerous contributions to the community, Hrbek was named Citizen of the Year Thursday at the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Dinner and Awards Gala. Mike ...

Warren County Schools shift surplus funds toward teacher raises

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board moved to enact a budget measure that, if approved by the Warren County Board of Supervisors, would raise teacher salaries by 2 percent next year. In a five-minute special meeting on Wednesday, the School Board agreed to spend $381,661 out of its ...