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Woodstock, county discuss land development

WOODSTOCK –  The county has communicated with four town property owners about what it would take to develop their land, seven parcels total, for commercial development. Jenna French, Shenandoah County's director of Tourism & Economic Development, told the town's Economic Development ...

Council honors Woodstock officers

WOODSTOCK – Police Cpl. Keith Staffa and officer Cole Brandon were recognized Tuesday night at the Town Council meeting. On July 30, Staffa and Brandon rushed to the Woodpark Line Trailer Park,  just outside of town, for an unresponsive man. The trailer park is in Shenandoah County ...

Town asks for input on Court Square design

WOODSTOCK – Town officials are asking for public input on developing a Court Square design strategy. “We want to hear from all of the community,” said Lemuel Hancock, the town's urban designer and neighborhood planner. Town officials want to encourage people to gather and spend time at ...

Winningest harness horse in history comes to Woodstock

WOODSTOCK — Foiled Again, a 14-year-old standardbred horse that has won more in prize earnings than any other horse in harness-racing history came to Shenandoah Downs on Saturday to compete. On the verge of retirement, well after most standardbred horses leave the game, the prize-winning ...

Woodstock church to unveil historical marker

WOODSTOCK – Mt. Zion United Methodist Church has stood on the corner of North Church and East Locust streets for 149 years, a history that will be honored Thursday with the unveiling of a Virginia Department of Historic Resources highway marker. After the Emancipation Proclamation was ...

Law enforcement warns parents of online risks

WOODSTOCK – Parents: Know what apps and websites your child is using with their electronic device. That was the message from members of the Woodstock police and the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C., Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, who spoke to about a dozen people Thursday ...

Police to hold talk on children, social media safety

The Woodstock Police Department on Thursday evening is hosting a community discussion about social media app safety. Officers will highlight the apps most commonly used by pre-teens and teenagers, their dangers and proactive steps parents can take to prevent their children from becoming ...

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 ...

Antioch Church of the Brethren celebrates 150 years

WOODSTOCK — A church is as strong as the people who attend it. That’s how Pastor George Bowers and the members of the Antioch Church of the Brethren feel as they are celebrating the church's 150th anniversary this year. “Our mission statement at the church is the Antioch Church of the ...

Cline walks district in bid for Goodlatte’s seat

WOODSTOCK – Del. Benjamin Cline brought his walking tour of Virginia’s 6th Congressional District to town Friday in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election. Cline, R-Lexington, seeks the seat held by longtime U.S. Representative and fellow Republican Bob Goodlatte. Cline’s opponent, Democratic ...

Park road worries voiced: Safety of one-lane road leading to park a concern

WOODSTOCK –  Residents in the area of Seven Bends State Park want to know if people driving into the new park will be safe when it opens. Ray and Ellen Flugel, who live on Lupton Road – the planned main entrance to the park – said during a public hearing Thursday that they support the ...

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 ...