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Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: May 7: Brian Hensler, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery. May 7: Charles Hodgson, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and was issued an arrest ...

Police commemorate fallen comrades

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MIDDLETOWN - Area police gathered Monday to remember officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The Law Enforcement Memorial Service was hosted by the recently formed Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Center at Lord Fairfax Community College in recognition of National Police ...

United Way chapter doles out local grants

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley has announced the 2017-2018 contributions for its annual community grant program, doling out over $500,000 to local organizations. The annual grants go to organizations that need funding to respond to local community needs, particularly in the ...

County OKs secondary road improvement plan

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FRONT ROYAL - County leaders have set priorities regarding which roads should be paved. The Board of Supervisors at its regular Tuesday meeting unanimously approved its secondary road system improvement plan. The plan is split into two lists of roads that will be paved through either the ...

Ralph Sampson replaced by son as grand marshal

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STRASBURG - Former NBA player Ralph Sampson will no longer be the Grand Marshal of the 36th annual Strasburg Chamber of Commerce Mayfest Parade on March 19 due to "urgent business in Dallas," according to a press release from Mayor Rich Orndorff Jr. The release states that Sampson will be ...

Police Blotter: Strasburg

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The Strasburg Police Department reported the following incidents in April: April 4: Terry Allen Lindamood, of Winchester, was arrested on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle. April 6: Nicholas William Glasco, of Winchester, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for May 7-13: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 2 Cardiac: 1 Chest pain: 2 Difficulty breathing: 4 Fall: 4 General illness: 4 Medic alert-accidental: 1 Motor ...

Storm brings limited damage to region

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A powerful storm on Monday evening and night left some houses and vehicles damaged. But the foul weather did not appear to have caused any injuries. Around 7 p.m. Monday, Capt. Wesley Dellinger, of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said,  the Sheriff’s Office was working on two ...

Vibrant economy, low jobless rate not keeping homeless rate down

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For the second year in a row, the booming economy and lower unemployment rate have failed to help lower the number of homeless in the Shenandoah Valley. The number of homeless students in public schools has jumped from 463 to 588, and they are not included in the one-day annual Continuum of ...

FOIA requests for details of teen’s death denied

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FRONT ROYAL – The cause of 17-year-old Sarah Rose Genari's death is not being revealed publicly by the Warren County Sheriff's Office or the state Medical Examiner's office in Manassas. Both agencies recently denied Freedom of Information requests submitted by The Northern Virginia Daily ...

County finance director announces resignation

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Shenandoah County finance director Harrison Nicholson has announced his resignation, effective May 31. “Unfortunately, there are some family obligations that are going to put me in Houston,” Nicholson said Tuesday. "It is going to be sad leaving the county. It will be hard to leave the ...

No recounts in two close Mount Jackson elections

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MOUNT JACKSON - Although two races were decided by two votes or less in the recent mayoral and Town Council elections, there will be no recounts. Sarona Irvin, Shenandoah County Circuit Court clerk, said that none of the candidates filed for a recount by the 5 p.m. Monday deadline. In the ...

Wastewater plant welcomes long-awaited $45 million upgrade

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FRONT ROYAL - The Chesapeake Bay may get a bit cleaner thanks to the town's updated wastewater treatment plant on Manassas Avenue. Construction on the long-awaited $45 million upgrades, which will cut back on the plant's discharge of unwanted chemicals, were recently completed about a decade ...

Illiteracy affects more than 25,000 in valley

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One out of every seven people over the age of 18 in the Northern Virginia Shenandoah Valley does not have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate, according to profiles by the Virginia Literacy Foundation based on the U.S. Census. And two-thirds of them – ...

Seniors showcase their Capstone projects

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WOODSTOCK - Megan Freiwald, a senior at Central High School, is one of 11 students in the Biomedical Sciences Academy who took part in its first Capstone Program. “Capstone? It created this family. We were the first people to go through the program,” Freiwald said about the program. The ...

Man arrested on rape charges

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WARREN COUNTY - An Arlington man was arrested Sunday morning on rape charges stemming from an incident in the Gooney Creek Campground, according to a Warren County Sheriff's Office news release. Baterdene Batjargal, 21, was charged with one felony count of rape and one misdemeanor count of ...

Connolly will not seek re-election

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FRONT ROYAL - Councilman John Connolly will not throw his name in the ring for November's election. Connolly, 33, announced at the Town Council's regular Monday meeting that he will not seek re-election, citing work and family as reasons he does not wish to retain a seat on the council. At the ...