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Belle Grove honors its African-American history

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MIDDLETOWN - Belle Grove commemorated the 276 slaves who once inhabited its grounds Saturday with a series of demonstrations and lectures showcasing African-Americans' contributions to the plantation. The event, Inalienable Rights: Free and Enslaved Blacks Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah ...

Veterans honored at Signal Knob Middle School

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STRASBURG - Nearly 200 people gathered Saturday at the Signal Knob Middle School for the local chapter of the National FFA Organization's annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast. Veterans attended from every branch of the armed services and were treated to a free breakfast while the event featured ...

School Board keeps schools closed during fair week

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WOODSTOCK – School Board members on Thursday approved a calendar that keeps schools closed during the weeklong Shenandoah County Fair. The division has closed schools that week so that children can participate in the fair by showing livestock.  Proposed calendars for the next three years ...

Biology institute in Front Royal sees birth of new deer

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The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal recently saw the birth of a new female Eld's deer. Dolores Reed, the supervisory biologist for ungulates at the institute, said that the 2-week-old fawn has been gaining about 1 pound every other day, within the normal range for the ...

Skate park the focus of discussion on Strasburg town park plans

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STRASBURG — The Town Council is set to discuss whether or not it wants to hire a consultant to update the town's master park plan following a recreation, parks and trails committee meeting on Thursday. During Thursday's committee meeting, the issue of a skate park in the town park stood ...

Overdose victim pleads to drug charge

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FRONT ROYAL – A town man who overdosed on heroin in January received jail time this week for drug possession. James Edward Loveless, 37, of Viscose Ave., Front Royal, appeared in Warren County Circuit Court on Monday. A grand jury handed up an indictment that day charging Loveless with ...

Man pleads to drug charge after overdose

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FRONT ROYAL – A man who overdosed on drugs in April faces sentencing for a possession charge. Christopher David Senter pleaded no contest in Warren County Circuit Court on Monday to one count of possession of a schedule I or II substance. Judge Clifford L. Athey Jr. accepted Senter’s plea ...

Business News & Events: Nov. 10

Business

Entrepreneurship Week Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business and its Institute for Entrepreneurship will host its eighth annual Entrepreneurship Week, Monday through Thursday, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, 1460 University Drive, Winchester. Speakers include Skylar Johnson, ...

Nature Trails program breaks down agriculture for second-graders

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STRASBURG – Strasburg High School has taken a $500 grant and bolstered its Nature Trails program for Sandy Hook Elementary School students. On Thursday morning about 130 elementary school students trotted down a nature trail behind the high school, stopping to learn about the water cycle, ...

First court appearance in case of child being hit

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WOODSTOCK – The first court appearance in cases involving a 5-year-old child allegedly being struck in school occurred Thursday morning in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Stephen Povlish,  placed on leave as principal of Ashby Lee Elementary School, appeared ...

Warren County flips property, house

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FRONT ROYAL – The county recently tried its hand in real estate, making a small profit off land and a house it owns near the Front Royal-Warren County Airport. After a Wednesday public hearing, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the $269,000 sale of 2.5 acres and a house at 117 ...

Strasburg man indicted on rape charge

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FRONT ROYAL – A Warren County grand jury on Monday indicted a Strasburg man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl earlier this year. The grand jury in Warren County Circuit Court indicted Kyle Mason Hitchner, 22, of 319 Pendleton Lane, Strasburg, on one count of rape. Hitchner remains free on ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

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A Warren County grand jury handed up indictments this week. The following were indicted: • Robert A. Binnix, 43, of 2607 Fairground Road, Front Royal, on one count of embezzlement from the Front Royal Little League between April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017 • Laura Elizabeth Donavan, ...

Grand jury indicts man charges with sexual assault, strangulation

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FRONT ROYAL – A grand jury indicted a Warren County man this week on charges accusing him of sexually assaulting and choking a woman in September. Basil John Chuppa, 40, of 497 Catlett Mountain Road, Front Royal, remains held at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on charges of ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Oct. 29-Nov. 4:   Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 3 Cardiac arrest: 1 Chest pain: 1 Difficulty breathing: 4 Fall: 6 Food on stove: 2 General ...

Cline preps for Democrat-led House

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Del. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, won Tuesday’s election for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District but knows he will encounter a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. Cline, who defeated his Democratic Party challenger Jennifer Lewis, of Waynesboro, by roughly 20 percent, ...

Voter turnout surges in Shenandoah Valley

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Turnout in the 2018 midterms surged from 2014 numbers throughout the Shenandoah Valley, according to a Northern Virginia Daily analysis of data from the Virginia Department of Elections. The data show only two of the 245 precincts in Virginia's 6th District,  one in Amherst County and another ...