Mount Jackson

VDOT: Town left state out of loop

May 26, 2015

Mount Jackson and state transportation officials are trying to stay on the same page as the town pushes through a major rezoning and annexation effort.

‘Mega’ impact?

Jackie Dove and her husband Eddie ride along the edge of their turkey farm on Wissler Road in Mount Jackson. Their property is located beside the property that could become an industrial mega site. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 18, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – Jackie and Eddie Dove fear aN industrial “mega site” proposed for Mount Jackson will hurt their farm and others.

Shenandoah names Teacher of the Year

Kara Bates, right, agroecology teacher at Massanutten Regional Governor's School in Mount Jackson, talks with students Isabella Hall, left, 18, and Leila Husain, 17, both seniors at East Rockingham High School. Bates was recently named Shenandoah County Teacher of the Year. Josette Keelor/Daily

May 7, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — Agroecology teacher Kara Bates loves what she does. Recently named Shenandoah County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, the 36-year-old Massanutten Regional Governor’s School Teacher said part of what makes the job for her is that students want to be there.

‘Economic engine’

Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director John Reinhart presents his State of the Port address Tuesday morning at the Holiday Inn in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 28, 2015

Virginia Port Authority CEO John Reinhart on Tuesday hailed the Virginia Inland Port in Warren County as a “regional economic engine” that serves 39 major companies and has generated more than 8,000 jobs.

Bowman Andros announces expansion

April 21, 2015

Andros Foods North America announced on Tuesday that it will be providing 160 new jobs at the Bowman Apple Products facility in Mount Jackson.

Town passes rezoning request

April 14, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — Town Council approved the rezoning of 135 acres of land near Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial on a unanimous 6-0 vote on Tuesday night.

Commission supports rezoning request

April 9, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON—The Mount Jackson Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the Mount Jackson Town Council approve a rezoning request for 135 acres of land on Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial Thursday evening.

Planning commission discusses rezoning request

April 6, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson Planning Commission held a workshop to discuss the rezoning of 135 acres of property along Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial Monday evening.

Passion play scheduled for Good Friday

March 27, 2015

St. John’s Bosco Catholic Church will hold a non-denominational Passion play at its newly acquired property on Good Friday in Woodstock.

Mount Jackson residents weigh in on rezoning bid

Tony Dean of Mount Jackson speaks against the Mount Jackson Planning Commission's rezoning request by Robert Whitehurst  to rezone 136 acres along Turkey Knob Road from agriculture to industrial during a public hearing Wednesday  night. The property, which totals 712 acres, may lead to a potential mega industrial site.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 25, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson Planning Commission voted unanimously to table making a recommendation until its regular meeting April 6, following a special joint public hearing for a rezoning request of 136 acres on Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial use.

Route 11 Potato Chips to double production

Rogelio Jose, a quality control employee at Route 11 Potato Chips, sorts through chips as they flow on the production line at the facility in Mount Jackson on Wednesday. The company plans to double its production line with help from a state grant.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 18, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — County, state and town officials gathered at the Route 11 Chips manufacturing facility for the announcement of new growth and investment by the company, which will double its production and create 13 new jobs within 18 to 24 months, on Wednesday afternoon.

Town council OKs retirement supplement

March 10, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson Town Council set a public hearing date for March 25 for a rezoning request of 136 acres, for a future mega industrial site, Tuesday evening.

Valley bracing for the storm

Michael Guiliani, an associate at Ramsey True Value Hardware Store in Front Royal, carries a load of plastic sleds into the store on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 4, 2015

The National Weather Service has placed the entire Northern Shenandoah Valley under a winter storm warning from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday.