Mount Jackson

Elections, development mark year for area towns

December 28, 2016

With 2016 all but in the books, a review of the year’s biggest news stories in town government shows that local elections, business dealings and development were some of what topped the region’s concerns.

Students to embark on writing marathon

December 21, 2016

North Fork Middle School English teacher will take her students on a writing marathon around historic Mount Jackson and New Market sites today to inspire their writing.

Demonstrating job skills

Brian Webster, special agent/bomb technician with the Virginia State Police, maneuvers the department's robot to members of the Criminal Justice class at Triplett Tech in Mount Jackson on Tuesday afternoon. Webster and several of his colleagues gave students demonstrations of their job skills and spoke about what kind of qualities the Virginia State Police look for in applicants.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 20, 2016

Brian Webster, special agent/bomb technician with the Virginia State Police, maneuvers the department’s robot to members of the afternoon Criminal Justice class at Triplett Tech in Mount Jackson on Tuesday afternoon. Webster and several of his colleagues gave students demonstrations of their job skills and spoke about what kind of qualities the Virginia State Police look for in applicants. Rich Cooley/Daily

Town Council to reaffirm appointments to panel

December 9, 2016

Mount Jackson Town Council will hold a special meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday to confirm the appointments of Robert Whitehurst Jr. and Larry Ambrose to the Planning Commission.

Tractor-trailers collide on I-81

November 30, 2016

A collision between two tractor-trailers Wednesday morning caused traffic issues on Interstate 81 just south of Mount Jackson, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, a public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

People Inc. abandons retirement home plans in Mount Jackson

November 23, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – The town manager announced at a planning commission meeting Monday that People Inc. has withdrawn its request for a special-use permit with the town and abandoned its plan to build a retirement home for low income individuals.

Planning commission conflict of interest talk continues

November 21, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Despite her September resignation, the former chair of the Mount Jackson Planning Commission contested the objectivity of one of the planning commissioners due to a conflict of interest at its meeting Monday.

One killed in crash near Mount Jackson

November 7, 2016

A single-vehicle Saturday afternoon crash on Interstate 81 killed a man from southwest Virginia and sent the driver to the hospital with “serious injuries,” according to a news release from the Virginia State Police. The crash occurred at mile marker 270, between Shenandoah Caverns and Mount Jackson.

Grant awarded to town to assess site business readiness

November 3, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has awarded a $5,000 Virginia Business Ready Site Program grant to the town of Mount Jackson as a part of the program’s first round of grant distributions, according to a release from McAuliffe’s office.