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Woodstock unveils improved water treatment plant

WOODSTOCK – Town officials unveiled a $3.1 million improvement project at the Woodstock Water Treatment Plant Tuesday evening. The plant, which was built in 1978, has undergone a three-phase, year-long renovation, said James Didawick, superintendent of public works. Didawick said he is ...

Route 11 Yard Crawl is Aug. 11

The 14th annual Route 11 Yard Crawl, which features items for sale by residents along the 43 miles of U.S. Route 11 in Shenandoah County as well as north to Stephens City in Frederick County, is Aug. 11. “This is Virginia's largest yard sale,” said Sharon Baroncelli, executive director of ...

Suspect charged with attempted break-ins at Dollar General

A Woodstock man has been arrested after authorities linked him to two attempted March break-ins at the Dollar General, according to Woodstock Police Capt. Chris Baker. Joseph Andrew Jones, 25, of the 140 block of Valley Vista Drive was arrested Thursday and charged on two counts of attempted ...

School board member questions salary for new position

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County Public Schools Board member raised concerns Thursday night about the promotion of a principal into a newly created position. The School Board approved the transfer of Todd Lynn, principal at North Fork Middle School, to a new position, supervisor of student ...

Developer wanting to build condos in Woodstock

Woodstock could be getting new housing. Developer HAF Real Estate is attempting to build a housing unit of eight attached townhouse type buildings, each of which would house two condominiums.  This transitional style housing is called stacked condominiums “You see this a lot in Fairfax and ...

Old handmade cistern discovered during construction project

WOODSTOCK - Crews from Lantz Construction Winchester found an old handmade cistern Thursday as they dug up the ground directly behind Walton and Smoot Pharmacy at 109 S. Main St. The company has been contracted to perform work on the town of Woodstock's parking lot project behind the ...

Fire destroys Woodstock home

A fire destroyed a house in Woodstock on Monday. David Ferguson, fire marshal for the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue, said that a neighbor called at 12:12 a.m. Monday to say that the two-story house at 2462 Swartz Road in Woodstock was on fire. “At the time, it was unclear ...

Public gives input on Bicycle and Pedestrian Trails project

WOODSTOCK – Town residents gave feedback Tuesday on what they want the town's Bicycle and Pedestrian Trails project to look like. Josh Orndorff, director of civil engineering for LandDesign, along with Craig George, community specialist for Village Engineering, greeted everyone at an evening ...

Woodstock officials see preliminary design for Route 42 improvements

Woodstock administrators and committee members on Monday night got their first peek at preliminary planning done by the Virginia Department of Transportation on the town's Route 42 corridor. Town officials, along with the Virginia Department of Transportation, in March hosted a public meeting ...

Seven Bends State Park improvements set to begin

WOODSTOCK – Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock is expected to begin the first phase of improvements in a couple of weeks. The state has been working on developing a master plan since 2015 and obtaining funding for improvements to the park. The first phase has been budgeted at $2.2 million ...

Protesters fight back against Trump administration policies

WOODSTOCK – Migrant families and border policy seemed to still be weighing on the minds of protesters who gathered at noon Saturday at the intersections of Main and Court streets. “It's heartbreaking,” said Lloyd Spinner, of Woodstock, as he talked to protesters Kay Pierce and Ron ...

Local woman to attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders

A Central High School graduate will be attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, a conference held at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Leighanne Bodge, 17, daughter of Samantha Stephens and stepfather Trent Stephens, will be at the conference from June 25-27. “You get to ...

Rally planned in Woodstock on Saturday

Shenandoah Indivisible, Shenandoah County Democrats and the Democratic Caucus will gather from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in Woodstock for a rally to protest the treatment of undocumented migrant families. “Stripping children from their parents and effectively jailing them is unconscionable and ...

‘Something has to be done’: Crowd tells VDOT what’s wrong with I-81

STRASBURG – Kermit Orndorff Jr., 64, was one of about 100 people attending Tuesday night's Virginia Department of Transportation's Interstate 81 corridor improvement plan public meeting held at Strasburg High School. Orndorff has a home on Junction Road in Strasburg, and he is concerned ...

Rains have delayed farmers, affected some crops

Recent rains have had an impact on some area farmers. Jerod Stephens, owner of Stephens Custom Farming in Woodstock, farms fields in nine counties including Shenandoah, Frederick and Warren counties. He plants mostly feed corn and soybean crops. “There has been extremely wet conditions in ...

Woodstock police arrest three after reported shoplifting incident

Woodstock police arrested three individuals after they were found with a stolen car at a gas station hours after they are alleged to have shoplifted from that town's Walmart. At about 2 p.m. Sunday, Walmart employees reported three individuals in the store had shoplifted $750 in camping ...

Art and science on display at Central High School

Art has been a lifelong love for 18-year-old Brianna Saxon. Then came a love for science. Eventually, there came an opportunity for her to combine both. Saxon painted a medically themed mural titled “Our hearts beat for science” on a Central High School wall in the science wing directly ...

Woodstock officials unveil LOVEwork art installation

The newest LOVEwork public art display was unveiled Thursday afternoon in Woodstock to a crowd of about 70 people. Woodstock's art installation of the word LOVE can be found on South Main Street on the Massanutten Military Academy campus below the dining hall. There are more than 100 LOVE ...

Woodstock police arrest man on DUI, child endangerment charges

Woodstock police on Saturday arrested a 30-year-old man they found allegedly intoxicated in a business parking lot with three children in the same vehicle with him. Police were called to the parking lot of Handy Mart on West Reservoir Road for a struck vehicle, said Capt. Chris Baker. They ...

Woodstock approves budget; celebrates accreditation

WOODSTOCK – Town Council approved its 2019 budget that includes a meals tax increase, additional staffing in the police and public works departments, as well as expanded reserve funds for future capital projects The $12.5 million budget was approved Tuesday night at a Town Council meeting. ...