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Model ship sails in to Warren County High School

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FRONT ROYAL — Glenn Mikulak graduated from Warren County High School in 2010. Now, his prized creation, a 10,000-piece model cruise ship made out of KNEX, has made its way to the school’s library. For Kenneth Knesh, assistant principal at Warren County High School, the decision to find ...

Gov. McAuliffe to appear at battlefield event

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to visit Fisher’s Hill Battlefield near Strasburg on Tuesday to present awards for the preservation of Virginia Civil War battlefields. According to Randy Jones, public information officer for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the New Market-based ...

Business Ledger: Sept. 18

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Frank's Bar B Q Frank's Bar B Q LLC mobile food truck is featured in the first issue of a new barbecue and oysters magazine called Smoke & Salt. Frank's Bar B Q, owned by Frank Zirkle, has been in business for seven years – three years in Manassas and four years in the Woodstock ...

Vultures create flap in Woodstock

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Woodstock residents are seeing more vultures circling overhead or roosting in large trees this year than in the past. Vultures are scavengers, usually eating the remains of dead animals and thereby cleaning up the area environment. The large birds, however, can become a nuisance. They can ...

Anthem fills bare ACA areas in Virginia and region

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Every county and locality in Virginia is now slated to have at least one insurer through the Affordable Care Act. The  Anthem health insurance company announced Friday  that it would be filling every so-called “bare” county and locality in the state. Bare counties are those lacking a ...

Congress looks at legislation to stabilize ACA marketplace

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A decision Friday by Anthem to fill in the counties in Virginia that were slated to have no insurers available through the Affordable Care Act exchanges comes as Congress is looking over potential legislation aimed at stabilizing the health insurance marketplace under the ACA. In the past two ...

Road work for Royal Farms moves forward

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FRONT ROYAL – A years-long effort to improve part of U.S. 340-522 in Warren County and spur development can finally move forward. The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority and the county Board of Supervisors entered into a memorandum of agreement Friday to improve part of ...

School Board approves student suspensions, staff changes

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The Shenandoah County Public Schools Board  approved 365-day suspensions Thursday night for two students. If the students agree to drug testing and successfully complete education programs the terms of the suspension could be re-evaluated by Superintendent Mark Johnston. Members discussed ...

Maurertown man pleads guilty by Alford to child sex charges

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WOODSTOCK -- Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp accepted a plea agreement Friday that called for a Maurertown man to enter an Alford plea of  guilty to two amended child sex offenses. Dennis Lee Branham, 69, entered the plea to two counts of taking indecent liberties with children after he sexually ...

Man charged with child abuse accused of breaking infant’s ribs

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WOODSTOCK -- A Mount Jackson man facing several charges related to a child abuse incident is accused of breaking the 3-month-old victim’s ribs, the criminal complaint alleges. According to the complaint, Hirving Ayala, 23, was sleeping in the bed with his 3-month-old daughter on Tuesday ...

County to consider dog tether rules

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County could put dog owners on a short leash with proposed tethering rules under consideration. The Board of Supervisors plans to hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed ordinance that establishes regulations governing the use of tethers on dogs. Supervisors already ...

Authorities looking for regional jail inmate

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Authorities say a Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail inmate in the work-release program walked away from his job Thursday. Jeffrey Aaron Staples, 34, left FDR Services at 26 Kelly Drive, Front Royal, at approximately 1:30 p.m., according to information from the Warren County ...

Another arrest in shooting of child

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Another arrest has been made in the shooting of a 4-year-old girl by a 2-year-old boy. The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office charged Destinie Rochelle Beach, 21, of Stephens City, with abuse and neglect of children and possession and/ or transportation of a firearm by a non-violent ...

County grants tax break to church thrift store

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County took another piece of real estate off its tax rolls this week to help a local church provide services to the needy. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to approve a request by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington to exempt its property at 207 N. Main St., ...

Man pleads guilty to child endangerment, DUI charges

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WOODSTOCK -- A Front Royal man charged with child endangerment and DUI after driving an all-terrain vehicle while intoxicated with his two young children as passengers pleaded guilty to related charges on Wednesday as part of a plea agreement. James Robert Eury, 44, was arrested on Father’s ...

Mount Jackson man arrested on child abuse charges

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A Mount Jackson man was arrested Wednesday on several charges related to a Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office investigation into a reported child abuse incident. Hirving Ayala, 23, is accused of injuring a 3-month-old girl in the 6000 block of Railroad Street in Mount Jackson, Sgt. Robert Poe ...