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Police blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: June 30: Jennifer A. Rothgeb, of Basye, was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. Court date is 2 p.m. Friday in Shenandoah County General District Court. June 30: A robbery was reported. Someone removed ...

Students gain governmental experience with summer internship

Local News

FRONT ROYAL  – Three college students are learning the intricacies of local government through paid – $10 per hour – internships in the Warren County Government Center. Warren County Planning Director Taryn Logan said several departments implemented the intern program about five years ...

Dog alerts woman, children to house fire

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STRASBURG – A woman and three young children escaped a house fire south of town Friday afternoon, thanks to a family dog. Multiple fire and rescue agencies responded to a report of a structure fire on Copp Road near Strasburg shortly before 3 p.m. Travis Painter, a firefighter at the scene ...

Three years after fire, VFW aims to rebuild

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FRONT ROYAL - Almost exactly three years to the date after the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1860 was destroyed in a fire, Post Commander Jeff Cook said Friday he hopes a new structure will soon be erected. The building at 1847 N. Royal Ave. was declared a complete loss after a July 12, 2015 ...

Middletown police update body cameras

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MIDDLETOWN –  Town police are ready to capture the action of the street since they began wearing the latest model of Axon body camera, formerly known as Taser International, the manufacturer of military and police equipment. “We have not had an issue with the public trust. We don't have ...

Warren County schools may expand free lunch at E. Wilson Morrison

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FRONT ROYAL — Warren County Public Schools may implement a program that would allow any student in E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School to receive a free breakfast and free lunch regardless of their economic status. In a meeting of the Warren County School Board on Wednesday, Melody ...

Suspect charged with attempted break-ins at Dollar General

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A Woodstock man has been arrested after authorities linked him to two attempted March break-ins at the Dollar General, according to Woodstock Police Capt. Chris Baker. Joseph Andrew Jones, 25, of the 140 block of Valley Vista Drive was arrested Thursday and charged on two counts of attempted ...

Arrest made relating to Wal-Mart, deli thefts

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A teen has been arrested in connection with recent thefts from McAlister's Deli and Wal-Mart in the Riverton Commons Shopping Center, according to Warren County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Daniel Maxfield.  Dominic Jordan Smith, 19, was charged with entering a dwelling, house, etc. with the intent ...

Humane Society cancels Waggin for Dragons fundraiser

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FRONT ROYAL – The Humane Society of Warren County recently announced the cancellation of its fifth annual Waggin for Dragons boat race, its largest annual fundraiser that usually generates around $50,000. Ellen Aders, Humane Society board president, said the cancellation is the result of a ...

County authorities arrest rape suspect

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Authorities in Shenandoah County on Thursday arrested a man wanted on a rape charge in Fairfax County. The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office executed an arrest warrant on Charles Wesely James Johnson for Fairfax County on a charge of sexual assault against a victim by force, threat or ...

Florida man sentenced in shoplifting

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WOODSTOCK – A Florida man who shoplifted from the Wal-Mart in town in April and fled to the store roof had been wanted for violating probation related to a 2013 manslaughter conviction. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Bradley Jon Broberg, 27, of Boynton Beach, Florida, in Shenandoah County ...

School board member questions salary for new position

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WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County Public Schools Board member raised concerns Thursday night about the promotion of a principal into a newly created position. The School Board approved the transfer of Todd Lynn, principal at North Fork Middle School, to a new position, supervisor of student ...

Patriots Pride Day is Saturday in Middletown

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Middletown and the Colonial James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host the second Patriots Pride Day on Saturday. “I am really looking forward to the community coming out, bringing their lawn chairs and enjoying the fireworks display, said Middletown Mayor Charles ...

Warren County launches comprehensive plan survey

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The Warren County government has launched a survey as it begins the process of updating its comprehensive plan. For the next month — until sometime in mid-August — citizens can fill out the comprehensive plan survey, stating their opinions on a number of county government issues. Taryn ...

Strasburg to discuss potential VDOT grant

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The Strasburg Town Council will discuss at its Monday work session whether or not to apply for a grant through the Virginia Department of Transportation to convert a portion of Washington Street from a one-way street to a two-way street. Mayor Rich Orndorff said that, over the years, people ...

Business News & Events: July 14

Business

Book signing The Curtain Call Coffeehouse Cafe in Mount Jackson will host Steve Strosnider, author of “Tales from the Bandstand” and “Tales from the Track” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. His books recount events in the Shenandoah Valley during the 1950s and 60s.   Weichert ...

Hearing to focus on ATF dog training facility

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The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee turns its attention Monday to the possibility of relocating a federal facility in Front Royal that trains dogs to find bombs and explosives. The panel, chaired by U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, plans to hold a field hearing on the ...