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Democrats set forum for 10th District candidates

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Area Democrats plan to host a forum for the seven candidates seeking the party’s nod to run for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District in November. The Winchester-Frederick County Democratic Committee, the Clarke County Democratic Caucus and Indivisible Winchester have scheduled the free ...

Edinburg to wait another year for transformative grant application

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EDINBURG – Following their unsuccessful bid for a community development block grant last year, the Town Council decided Tuesday not to reapply in March but rather to wait another full calendar year to make a stronger application. During the discussion leading up to the decision, Mayor Dan ...

Couple finds time flies when having fun

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FORT VALLEY –  It all started after a house party in Herndon for Craig and Christine Furneisen. “I was playing women’s softball in Arlington,” Christine Furneisen said, “when I was invited to a townhouse party for Craig.” Always a little shy, she said her sister made her go. ...

Couple: ‘Marry your best friend’

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WINCHESTER – Allen and Tonya Sibert met by chance in the early 1980s at the movies. “She just happened to pick the right chair,” Allen Sibert said. Tonya Sibert added, “I certainly did.” Friendship brought the couple together. “On our first official date, he sent me 13 roses,” ...

Middle school sweethearts embark on first year of marriage

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FRONT ROYAL - Coleton and Audrey Smith met in middle school and have been together ever since. “We met in seventh grade English class, where he sat in front of me,” Audrey Smith said. They officially started dating in eighth grade. And never looked back. “We just knew,” Coleton Smith ...

Faith, love and family define this couple’s marriage

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WINCHESTER – John and Patti Solenberger met in their high school algebra class. “I was the math student trying to pay attention,” Patti Solenberger said. “And John was the class clown distracting everyone.” At first she admitted she wasn’t overly fond of her future husband. But ...

Couples share tips for successful marriage

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There’s more to a successful marriage than simply liking the person. It takes hard work, communication, commitment and love to make a marriage last well past its first year.  Here are some suggestions on how to stay happily married from couples who, together, have been married for 248 ...

Tom Crosby: 2018 BMW 530e highlights tech improvements

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BMW has always enjoyed respect with its emphasis on technology and driving dynamics. With the 2018 seventh generation 5 series, progress continues with new technology advances and environmental emphasis to reduce carbon pollution. Our test drive was the BMW 530e (for electric) xDrive (for four ...

I-81 bills advance: Senate votes to create plan, add fuel tax

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State legislators support studies aimed at making Interstate 81 safer but funding any improvements remains uncertain. The state Senate voted 40-0 on Tuesday to direct the Commonwealth Transportation Board to develop and adopt an Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan and to look at ways to ...

Strasburg approves ground-floor apartments

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STRASBURG — The Town Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to approve an application by developer Doug Boyd to have ground-floor apartments in the back of three of his buildings on West King Street. The move comes after months of deliberations about whether people should be allowed to have ...

Sheriff seeks funding for career development

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County Sheriff Daniel McEathron is asking the county to implement a career development program to boost personnel recruitment and retention. This may be difficult, however, as the county faces a tough budget year. McEathron asked for the funding during a Tuesday budget ...

Police charge teen with peeping, recording video at tanning salon

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WOODSTOCK – Authorities say a Shenandoah County man recorded video of a naked woman through a peephole at a tanning salon last month. Woodstock police charged Eric Lee Fadely, 18, of Stuffel Rock Lane, Edinburg, with two counts of filming a non-consenting nude person and one count of peeping ...

Police can now enforce park rules

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FRONT ROYAL – The Police Department now has authority to properly patrol parks located within town limits. The Town Council at its regular Monday meeting approved an agreement with Warren County allowing the Front Royal Police Department to enforce the park system's code of conduct. The town ...

Proffer amendments made for housing development

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FRONT ROYAL – Several changes were made in a proffer agreement between the town and a developer regarding a proposed housing development off Happy Creek Road. The proposed 320-unit development by Front Royal Limited Partnership, headed by David Vazzana, is on a 149-acre parcel near Norfolk ...

Middletown patriot remembered

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MIDDLETOWN - A 12-year-old boy who participated in the Rev0lutionary War as a member of George Washington's army was commemorated Monday night at a Town Council meeting. The commemoration took the form of a memento that Larry Johnson, a member of the James Wood charter of the Sons of the ...

Police Blotter: Shenandoah County: Feb. 13

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Jan. 31: Unknown person(s) damaged a residence on Cedar Creek Road, Star Tannery. Investigation continues. Feb. 3: Unknown person(s) removed a wallet with contents on North Main Street, Edinburg. Investigation ...