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Front Royal police charge suspect in loan store robbery

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A Georgia man has been charged in Thursday's robbery of a Front Royal loan store and may be indicted soon on charges linked to the robbery of a Winchester loan store earlier that day. Jhon Jario Lopez-Freyde, 22, of Norcross, Georgia, was recently charged with one felony count of robbery in ...

Council ponders payment options for police radios

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FRONT ROYAL - The Town Council has agreed to move forward with the $545,000 purchase of a new Front Royal Police Department radio system, but must first decide how to pay for it. Police Chief Kahle Magalis said the purchase from Motorola includes $56,800 for installation, optimization and ...

Planners back Whitehurst rezoning

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A request to put industrial property in Mount Jackson back into agricultural use appears headed for quick approval next week. The Mount Jackson Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend the Town Council approve an application submitted by Eleanor and Robert Whitehurst Jr. to rezone 136 ...

Strasburg to refer town park master plan discussions to panel

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STRASBURG – The Town of Strasburg is going to move its discussion on hiring a consultant to create a master plan for the town’s park, following a work session on Monday. During that session, Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said that hiring a consultant company would help the town plan additions ...

No raises for Middletown council or mayor

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MIDDLETOWN – Town Council members at a Monday work session voted to forego attempts at a raise. The last time council members or the mayor are believed to have received a raise was in the late 1990s, Mayor Charles Harbaugh said. “It has come up four times since 2010,”  but has never ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: July 30 and Aug. 4: Johnny Chambers, of Front Royal, was charged with public intoxication. July 31: Lindsay Halsey, of Front Royal, was charged with public intoxication. July 31: Markeith Stallworth, of Herndon, was charged ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for July 30-Aug. 5: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 1 Cardiac: 1 Difficulty breathing: 3 Fall: 4 General illness: 5 Hemorrhage: 1 Injured person: 1 Stroke: ...

Police Blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: July 22: A larceny was reported. Someone removed U.S. currency from a residence on Back Road, Maurertown. July 29: A breaking and entering was reported. Someone entered a business on South Ox Road in Edinburg, causing ...

Police Blotter: Woodstock

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The Woodstock Police Department reported the following incidents in July: July 1: Jose Antonio De Jesus Jr., of Woodstock, was charged with drinking alcohol in public and public intoxication. July 1: Laura Ann Pumphrey, of Woodstock, was charged with driving under the influence of ...

Strasburg man arrested on sexual assault charge

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FRONT ROYAL – A Strasburg man has been charged in a case involving the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl, according to a criminal complaint by Front Royal Police Detective Landin Waller. Kyle Mason Hitchner, 21, of the 300 block of Pendleton Lane, was arrested Thursday on a felony count ...

Shenandoah administrators, teachers ready for opening day

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Students will be heading back to Shenandoah County's public schools on Monday. “I'm always excited at this time of year," said Superintendent Mark Johnston. "We have so many positive things happening in Shenandoah County Public Schools.  I can't wait for our students to get ...

Unity Project today, public asked to come out

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Some Central High School students are asking the community to come together today for kindness and harmony through the Unity Project,  a walk scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds “The ultimate goal of spreading kindness and building unity is to decrease ...

New year, new strategy, accreditation probable

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WOODSTOCK – To a roar of applause, Superintedent Mark Johnston began the Shenandoah County Public Schools Convocation ushering in a new academic year with an announcement. “For the first time in five years Shenandoah County Public Schools will open the 2018 school year with our schools ...

Rain results in numerous Warren County vehicle rescues

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Thursday evening’s rainfall made for a busy night for Warren County Fire and Rescue as units rescued about 10 people from stranded vehicles. Fire Chief Richard Mabie stated in a news release that these rescues occurred primarily in Linden, Blue Mountain and Shenandoah Farms. He said those ...

Former Front Royal Little League treasurer charged with embezzlement

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Front Royal Little League's former treasurer was arrested and charged with embezzlement Friday for allegedly withdrawing money from the league's coffers for personal use. Robert Binnix, 43, of the 2000 block of Fairground Road, was charged on one felony count of embezzlement.  A Front Royal ...