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Council puts off vote on rental rules

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council again delayed a vote Monday  on a program aimed at tackling dilapidated buildings and rental properties. The council voted 4-2  to remove from the meeting agenda an ordinance to amend the Front Royal municipal code chapter on buildings by adopting a property ...

Mother charged with 2 counts of cruelty, injuries to children

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The Warren County Sheriff's Office has released more information regarding Wednesday's death of a 22-month-old child. The child's mother, Tabitha Zimmerman, 28, has been charged with two counts of cruelty and injuries to children.   Chad Ritchie, 28, was arrested Thursday and charged with ...

Front Royal man recalls his six years in the Navy during WWII

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FRONT ROYAL - Heroism is a term most commonly associated with a member of the U.S. armed forces, but Vernon Beard's story is striking even among the many examples of valor found among World War II veterans. Beard, now 97, and a resident at Commonwealth Senior Living at Front Royal, was a ...

Locals gather to honor veterans

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FRONT ROYAL – Town and county officials came together to pay their respects to both present and past veterans Friday at the Warren County Court House. Despite the chill in the air, hundreds of individuals, of all ages, paid tribute on the historical holiday. Introduced in 1919 by President ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Oct. 30: Vincent Diggs, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and probation violation. Oct. 30: Cody Kanavel, of Front Royal, was issued an arrest warrant from another jurisdiction. Oct. 31: ...

County GOP chair weighs in on election

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The Shenandoah County Republican Committee remains unified after Tuesday’s election, its chairman said Thursday. Voters elected the Republican Party pick over the independent candidate in the District 5 race for the Board of Supervisors. Longtime supervisor and Republican Dennis Morris ...

Shenandoah schools crowded but within state rules

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A class size report discussed at Thursday's Shenandoah County Public Schools meeting shows the county schools are crowded but are still within state regulations. “Yes. They are crowded,” Superintendent Mark Johnston said. The study shows that the district elementary schools have the ...

Frederick authorities seek to drop charges against Winchester doctor

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The Frederick County Commonwealth’s Attorney filed a motion Thursday to dismiss charges against Dr. Jill Call, who was arrested outside her burning home on Aug. 3 on charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. A Frederick County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that ...

Kennel permit under scrutiny

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Warren County officials could revoke a kennel owner’s permit, though local zoning officials now appear willing to talk with the dog breeder. Wendy Tenney lost 16 of her Australian shepherds in the March 6 fire that destroyed the kennel for her dog-breeding operation at 63 Limeton Church ...

Winchester Medical Center holds remembrance service for organ donors

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WINCHESTER — Robbie Key has volunteered in hospital development for LifeNet Health ever since her daughter, Amanda, received a kidney transplant. The move to the nonprofit transplant provider, she said, came because of her experience dealing with the kidney transplant. “I don’t want ...

Shenandoah businesses win $20,000 for new marketing strategies

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Six Shenandoah County businesses were announced as winners in the RevUp Marketing Event on Thursday, splitting a total prize of $20,000. The event, launched in September by a group of local governments and business organizations, consisted of six weekly marketing-focused workshops. At the end, ...

VA 42 corridor considered for transportation study

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The town of Woodstock is working with the Virginia Department of Transportation to study the VA 42 corridor from Hisey Avenue to East Reservoir Road. “Staff meet with the local VDOT residency to discuss their study/design priorities for their jurisdiction,” town manager Angela Clem said in ...

Bus service targets valley

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A new regional bus service that rolls out Dec. 1 appears to bypass Shenandoah County – for now. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation announced Thursday the launch of the state’s intercity bus program. The Virginia Breeze, the program’s pilot route, connects travelers ...

Man charged in child’s death

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Chad Ritchie, a 28-year-old man from Front Royal, has been charged with second-degree murder and cruelty and injuries to children following the death of a 22-month-old child. According to a news release issued late Thursday afternoon, the county's E911 Communications Center received a call ...

Goodlatte won’t seek re-election in 2018

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U.S. Rep. Robert W. “Bob” Goodlatte plans to step down next year, the longtime congressman announced Thursday. Goodlatte, a Republican based in Roanoke representing Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, said in a statement he does not intend to seek re-election next year. Goodlatte ...

Edinburg man arrested on armed robbery charge

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WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Edinburg man on Wednesday night in connection with the armed robbery of the Country Convenience Store in Edinburg early that morning. David Early Ogle, 34, entered the store between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Wednesday with a black ...