Mount Jackson

Conflict of interest talk arises at meeting

Robert Whitehurst Jr.

July 22, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON — Tensions flared at the joint town Planning Commission and focus group meeting this week when a question of a potential conflict of interest was brought up.

Council appoints Whitehurst to planning commission

Robert Whitehurst Jr.

July 1, 2016

In a tiebreaker vote at the town council organizational meeting Friday, Mayor J.G. “Bucky” Miller voted to appoint Robert Whitehurst Jr., who owns much of the land annexed by the town for the proposed mega site, to the planning commission.

Mountain biking at Bryce Resort a downhill ride

Stan Duda, of Reston, starts down the mountain on one of Bryce Resort's mountain biking trails.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

June 20, 2016

For parents unsure of how to entertain their newly-liberated children, or those who have grown weary of the typical summer cycle of pools or summer camp, there’s a more adventurous option – downhill mountain biking.

State officials keeping eye on mega site

Robert Whitehurst Jr.

June 10, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – State officials said Thursday there’s a growing need for large, industrial business sites, like that of Mount Jackson’s proposed mega site.

Planning commission considers retirement home

June 7, 2016

The planning commission met Monday to hear a presentation from a company proposing to build a retirement home in town, as well as to work on details on the mega site in the comprehensive plan.

Three arrested on heroin charges

Jerry Edward Weaver Jr.

June 3, 2016

Three Mount Jackson residents will face a second round of drug charges after law enforcement executed a search warrant on May 25.

Students seek expansion of dual enrollment program

From left, Kinsey Wilk, 17, of Fort Valley; Alexandra Kahl, 17, of Basye; and Tyler Hinkle, 17, of Quicksburg, recently made a presentation to school administrators on why the county's dual enrollment program needs to be expanded.  Kaley Toy/Daily

May 27, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Massanutten Regional Governor’s School students explain to Shenandoah County educators why expanding course offerings at the college level is important for high school students, giving them the opportunity to earn the governor’s scholars certificate and associate’s degree, saving time and money before moving on to college.

Students work on energy savings solution for school

May 26, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – A group of Massanutten Regional Governor’s School students in Mount Jackson spent the past school year researching the viability of installing solar panels outside the school in order to create energy savings for the school.

Focus group hones mega site plans

May 20, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson focus group working on the town’s comprehensive plan continued to revise its proposal to the planning commission this week, changing which businesses would need to undergo a public hearing before developing on the new mega site property within town limits and which ones would not.