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Council candidate discusses her platform

Local News

One of the six candidates for the Front Royal Town Council's November election recently announced what her priorities would be if elected. Letasha Thompson, 38, stated in a news release that she is “here for the people”  and is not running to benefit herself or one group, party or ...

Council argues whether all meetings are necessary

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FRONT ROYAL – Councilman William Sealock said the lack of productivity at a recent Town Council meeting was disturbing. He said at a Monday work session that such meetings should be canceled. “To me, the meeting of last week was not lucrative. That whole agenda could have been delayed ...

Supervisors hope ATF center will remain

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FRONT ROYAL – The day after a U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing regarding the possible relocation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Canine Division's training center from Front Royal to Alabama, the Board of Supervisors said it hopes ...

County OKs compensation study

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FRONT ROYAL - The county hopes to get a grasp on how its employees' salaries compare to surrounding localities.  The Board of Supervisors at its regular Tuesday meeting approved the purchase of a $34,000 compensation and benefits study from Paypoint HR. Jodie Saffelle, human resources ...

Details slim on armed home invasion

Local News

Details are slim on a home invasion that took place Wednesday morning in Warren County on McCoys Ford Road. The Warren County Sheriff's Office declined to answer questions from a Northern Virginia Daily reporter when contacted Wednesday morning. No one was available to answer questions after a ...

New Market facility taking patients, with plans to expand services

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NEW MARKET — Since 2010, Valley Health has operated a family health center and multispecialty clinic in New Market close to the New Market exit on Interstate 81. The facility now has plans to expand its services to include more diagnostic tests, including cardiac imaging. On July 10, the ...

Town delays property maintenance vote

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council remains in limbo regarding a possible rental inspection and property maintenance code. After a 40-minute discussion at its Monday work session, Mayor Hollis Tharpe directed that the matter be put on the backburner for two months. This follows years of ...

Strasburg rejects grant effort for making Washington Street two-way

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STRASBURG — Town Council members decided unanimously in their meeting on Monday against applying for a grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation that would aim to convert Washington Street into a two-way street. During Monday’s meeting, Town Council members said that they were ...

Group sentenced in brandishing incident

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WOODSTOCK – Several men labeled by authorities as members of  street gangs received jail time Monday for their roles in an incident in May. Judge Amy Tisinger sentenced Alton Fontay Jones, 41, of Edinburg, in Shenandoah County General District Court on Monday to 90 days in jail with 30 ...

Town ponders new police radios

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FRONT ROYAL - The Town Council is continuing to consider upgrading the Police Department’s radio equipment. The issue originally came before the council in May when, according to previous reports, Chief Kahle Magalis explained the department’s radio system is antiquated. Those talks ...

Middletown names new interim water sewer supervisor

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Middletown has a new interim water sewer maintenance supervisor. Alan Wolverton took over the position Monday when Donny Walsh retired Friday from the full-time position, after a month's notice to the town. “I just want to express how appreciative we are of Donny Walsh's work,” Mayor ...

Council to vote on allowing ATV repair shops to open downtown

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STRASBURG — The Town Council is set to vote on whether or not to allow potential business owners in Strasburg’s downtown district to operate a motorcycle and ATV repair shop upon approval from the Town Council. In a Town Council work session on Monday, most members said that they were in ...

Congressional candidates weigh in on Trump meeting

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State Sen Jennifer Wexton, the Democrat seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, called her out Monday for what Wexton regarded as a timid response to the uproar generated by President Donald Trump's comments during a news conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Trump has ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

Valley 911

The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: July 9: Tiffany Nuttall, of Front Royal, was issued a warrant from another jurisdiction. July 9: Lisa Shepherd, of Front Royal, was charged with violating parole. July 10: Timothy Smith, of Stephens City, was charged with ...

Fire & Rescue Report

Valley 911

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for July 9-15:   Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Automatic fire alarm-accidental: 1 Altered mental status: 2 Cardiac: 1 Choking: 1 Difficulty breathing: 4 Fall: 4 General ...

Goodlatte seeks to keep ATF canine facility local

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – The fate of a federal training center in Warren County for bomb detection canines remains uncertain, but at least two members of Congress want it to stay in Virginia. Residents, local business representatives and elected leaders attended a field hearing held Monday by U.S. ...

Route 11 Yard Crawl is Aug. 11

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The 14th annual Route 11 Yard Crawl, which features items for sale by residents along the 43 miles of U.S. Route 11 in Shenandoah County as well as north to Stephens City in Frederick County, is Aug. 11. “This is Virginia's largest yard sale,” said Sharon Baroncelli, executive director of ...

Renovations underway at former middle school building

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FRONT ROYAL -  Diversified Minds and the Warren County Registrar’s Office should have a new home in the Health and Human Services building by the end of the year. The $1.8 million renovation is the second set of upgrades to the former middle school at 465 W. 15th St. A $5.5 million ...

Lawmakers react to Trump, Putin meeting

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Area representatives in Congress criticized President Donald Trump’s behavior at his meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. Rep. Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, who represents Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, issued a statement, hours after Trump and Putin’s ...