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The following public meetings are scheduled: Shenandoah County The Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. Edinburg Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the town hall, 101 Town Hall Ave. New Market Town ...

Court denies ex-employee’s appeal

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WOODSTOCK – A former Shenandoah County official did not qualify to grieve termination because she resigned voluntarily in October, a judge has ruled. Joyce Fadeley claimed in a complaint filed in Shenandoah County Circuit Court that she resigned as zoning administrator Oct. 12 under duress ...

County chamber set to announce annual awards

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WOODSTOCK – And the award for the best business in Shenandoah County goes to… The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce will roll out the red carpet Tuesday for its Oscar-themed annual awards party, announcing awards for the large and small businesses, nonprofit and citizen of the ...

Town seeks charter change again

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FRONT ROYAL – A state delegate’s bill filed Wednesday seeks to change the town’s charter, reviving an effort that failed several years ago in the General Assembly. Del. Christopher Collins, R-Winchester, whose district covers part of Warren County and Front Royal, met with Town Council ...

Stephens City Fire and Rescue honored at meeting

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Mayor Mike Grim Tuesday honored  members of a Stephens City Fire and Rescue crew who raced to a home in the 100 block of Sonoma Court and saved the life of a man in cardiac arrest on the evening of Dec. 28. The first responders found the man unresponsive, began CPR and transported him to ...

Mount Jackson to buy cell phones for police force

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MOUNT JACKSON – The Town Council unanimously approved the purchase of cell phones for each officer of the Mount Jackson Police Department on Tuesday. Pending a final draft of a policy regulating the usage of the phones, six iPhone 7s will be bought and distributed to the force’s six ...

Strasburg approves full funding of town park

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STRASBURG — In a tight, 4-3 vote, the Strasburg Town Council decided to cover a projected budget shortfall and fully fund the creation of an event space that will cost the town over $900,000 to build. The move comes after Town Manager Wyatt Pearson discussed potentially cutting parts of the ...

Board sets new meeting rules

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WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors adopted its new rules Tuesday that some people argue might stifle public input. The board voted 5-1 to approve the rules of procedure for 2018 that moves the meeting normally scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month to 4 p.m. on ...

Board denies Walker committee posts

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County supervisors on Tuesday denied one member’s request to serve on two influential panels. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 at its first regular meeting of the year to approve the 2018 roster of committee appointments. Chairman Conrad Helsley arranged the list ...

Cold snap a boon for area propane dealer

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After weathering a "bomb cyclone" and what appears to have been the coldest December in the area since 2010, demand for heating oil has soared. For Holtzman Propane, this has meant high sales and long hours. “We haven't had any winter to speak of in three years,” said Todd Holtzman, ...

Shenandoah Farms home destroyed in morning blaze

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VIEW VIDEO A Front Royal man’s home at 436 Youngs Drive, in the Shenandoah Farms area, was destroyed in a fire shortly after 9 a.m. Monday. The Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office stated there were no injuries, either to the home’s occupant or to firefighters, but the fire caused an ...

Police Blotter: Shenandoah County: Jan. 9

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Dec. 30: Unknown person(s) entered church and removed items on Bethel Church Road in Edinburg. Investigation continues. Dec. 31: Unknown person(s) entered a church causing damage on Old Valley Pike in Toms ...

Town officials trying to confirm status of fire chief

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Over a week has passed since Strasburg Fire Department Chief Dale King, along with five other firefighters, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The department has not stated if King is still acting chief or if an interim chief has been appointed. According to an ...

Police Blotter-Front Royal: Jan. 9

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Jan. 1: Rickey Minor, of Front Royal, was charged withDUI/DUID and refusal of chemical test. Jan. 2: Kevin Kannard, of Front Royal, was charged withassault and battery of a family member. Jan. 2: Michael Sealock, ...

Ex-county worker files lawsuit

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WOODSTOCK – A former Shenandoah County official claims administrators violated her right to a pre-termination hearing when they forced her to quit in October. Joyce Fadeley resigned Oct. 12 as zoning and subdivision administrator but said in a phone interview that county officials forced her ...

Strasburg may move forward on extending Borden Mowery Road

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Strasburg could move forward on plans to extend Borden Mowery Drive in the town’s business park. In their meeting today, the town is set to discuss, and potentially vote on, whether or not to approve a proposal by the engineering firm Pennoni to complete a partial design of the extension and ...

County Democrats pick officers

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The Shenandoah County Democrats recently picked new officers to serve for the next two years. Democrats elected Katherine Morrison. of Woodstock. as chairwoman, succeeding Edinburg resident Luther Santiful as the group’s leader. Morrison is a lifelong Democrat with a career with nonprofit ...

Woodstock projects making progress

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Administrators say a couple projects in Woodstock are moving forward. The town's $3.1 million water treatment plant upgrade began in the spring 2017. Work on the project includes: Rehabilitation of the wheeler bottom filter undrain system. Removal of existing filter media. ...