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Substance abuse coalition receives donation for housing assistance

Local News

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition has received a $15,000 donation from the Winchester Rotary Club Charitable Foundation to help provide housing money for participants in the area drug court. Lauren Cummings, executive director of the substance abuse coalition, said that ...

Lord Fairfax professor attends NASA workshop

Local News

Near the end of May, Melissa Stange, a computer science professor at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, was participating in a rocket launch simulation. Around 20 people were talking around the same time, providing information and giving countdowns to each other. “Everybody was ...

Council considers setting up rental inspections program

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – A lack of funding could delay a town effort aimed at landlords who let rental properties fall into disrepair. Draft regulations, if adopted, would set up a town-wide maintenance code and a rental-inspection program covering the central part of Front Royal. The cost to ...

Shenandoah Spirits Trail awarded $22,000 grant

Business

To help expand its marketing, the Shenandoah Spirits Trail recently applied for, and was awarded, a $22,000 grant through the Virginia Wine Board. Jenna French, director of tourism and marketing for Shenandoah County, said that the money will go a long way in getting the Spirits Trail national ...

RSW jail graduates dog in new program

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – The regional jail in Warren County has graduated its first dog from a program that lets inmates and canines learn from each other. Desiree Henderson, an inmate at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, trained Whimsey, a 2-year-old, female pit-bull terrier mix, to ...

Teacher’s child sex case headed to grand jury

Local News

FRONT ROYAL -- The case against the former Skyline High School teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two of his female students will be sent to the July grand jury, Judge William W. Sharp decided on Thursday in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Steven ...

Shentel honored

Business

Cablefax, a national trade publication, has awarded Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (Shentel) its ninth annual Independent Cable Operator of the Year for 2017 award. Shentel Executive Vice President Earle MacKenzie accepted the award at the Cable TV Innovation Summit on June 8 at the New ...

Man found guilty of 1st degree murder

Local News

FRONT ROYAL -- After less than two hours of deliberation, A jury Thursday found Clay Marshall Curtis guilty of first degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of Front Royal cab driver Simon Funk. The jury chose the maximum punishment, and recommended life imprisonment with a $100,000 ...

Thermo Fisher Scientific to add 57 jobs

Local News

MIDDLETOWN – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. plans to expand its Frederick County operations, create 57 new jobs and invest $9.5 million. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Thursday the company’s intentions to invest in its medical device manufacturing operations. Thermo Fisher has ...

County panel holds firm on economic development plan

Local News

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Industrial Development Authority stood its ground Thursday on a cost-sharing proposal to spur local economy. The authority revisited a proposed joint resolution it forwarded to the Board of Supervisors that laid out how the two parties could share the cost ...

Judge orders psych evaluation in teen murder case

Local News

FRONT ROYAL -- Circuit Judge Clifford L. Athey Jr. Thursday ordered a psychological evaluation in the case of a Gore teen accused in the stabbing death of his girlfriend in March. William “Beau” Bassler and David Hensley, the defense attorneys representing the defendant, Bailey Lincoln ...

Business Ledger

Business

Wedding venue Brenwood Lake Weddings, a new wedding venue, will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at 245 Log Cabin Drive in Stanley. Further information is available by calling Brenda Moyer at 540-224-9262 or visit  www.brenwoodlakeweddings.com. Edward ...

Police Blotter: Warren County

Valley 911

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: June 4: William Alex Hale, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual battery. June 4: Steve Anthony Fincham II, of Linden, was arrested on charges of profane swearing and public intoxication. June 5: ...

Mural unveiled in Strasburg

Local News

STRASBURG—Strasburg residents, including Mayor Rich Orndorff and Town Manager Wyatt Pearson, gathered near the corner of King and Fort Streets Wednesday for the unveiling of the second mural this year in Strasburg. David and Desiree Guinn, a couple from Philadelphia, spent the past six days ...

Possible motive revealed in murder trial

Local News

FRONT ROYAL -- The inmate that murder defendant Clay Marshall Curtis allegedly confessed to while in Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail testified on Wednesday to what he heard from Curtis about the December 2014 shooting death of Front Royal cab driver Simon Funk. According to the ...

County files farm deed, ends ownership question

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County officially owns the historic farm that has served the locality for more than 200 years. County Administrator Mary T. Price and Board of Supervisors Chairman Conrad Helsley were on hand Tuesday to file the deed for the Maurertown property in Shenandoah County ...