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Woman gets jail time in wounding

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – A town woman accused of unlawful wounding avoided a jury trial this week by pleading guilty to a lesser crime. Cassandra Elise Durham, 26, with a last known address of 339½ Kendrick Lane, appeared in Warren County Circuit Court on Monday for trial on a charge of unlawful ...

Man gets jail time for growing marijuana in 2015

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WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man must serve jail time for growing marijuana at his home near Edinburg in 2015. Judge John McGrath sentenced Brian Lee Fadeley in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to five years in prison with all but 7 months suspended for manufacturing marijuana ...

Business News & Events: June 30

Business

Workforce Center The Workforce Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Monday at 419 N. Cameron St., Winchester. The resource room will be open to computers for job searches and staff will be available to discuss local labor market information and current employment opportunities. ...

Old handmade cistern discovered during construction project

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WOODSTOCK - Crews from Lantz Construction Winchester found an old handmade cistern Thursday as they dug up the ground directly behind Walton and Smoot Pharmacy at 109 S. Main St. The company has been contracted to perform work on the town of Woodstock's parking lot project behind the ...

Virginia sues OxyContin manufacturer over marketing of drug

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has announced that he is filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, alleging that the company had illegally marketed the prescription opioid OxyContin. The announcement came at a news conference on Wednesday attended by Nicolas Restrepo, the vice president ...

New Warren Memorial Hospital site OK’d by state

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Valley Health's certificate of public need application for construction of its planned  Warren Memorial Hospital has been approved by the Virginia Department of Public Health, according to a Valley Health news release. The Department of Health's website states that criteria to obtain a ...

Shenandoah County accepts property from sheriff

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Shenandoah County leaders agreed this week to take six acres from the Sheriff’s Office once used in its undercover operations. However, the Board of Supervisors does not yet have any plans for the property near Mount Jackson, according to County Administrator Mary T. Price. Assistant County ...

Middletown budget highlights: Sewer plant, police officer

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MIDDLETOWN – The Town Council approved its 2018-2019 budget in a special session Wednesday night, days before the state-required July 1 deadline. “I am happy with the figures. We are now projecting three days out, which allows us to know with 100 percent certainty what our current ...

Suspect identified in hit and run

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Police are seeking a Front Royal woman as a suspect in a recent hit and run that resulted in a pedestrian being airlifted to the hospital, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release. Sandra Lavern Carter, 45, is being sought on a felony arrest warrant on a count of leaving the ...

County puts road projects into state scoring system

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Shenandoah County plans to join other localities across Virginia and compete for road money through the state’s new scoring system. The Board of Supervisors this week adopted a resolution to support the application of two county projects for consideration as projects in the Virginia ...

Northern Virginia 4-H Center cancels July 4th fireworks

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For the first time in over three decades, fireworks will not light up the sky above the Northern Virginia 4-H in Front Royal on Independence Day. The organization recently announced via a Facebook post that its annual July Fourth celebration and all associated events are canceled. That post ...

Fire destroys Woodstock home

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A fire destroyed a house in Woodstock on Monday. David Ferguson, fire marshal for the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue, said that a neighbor called at 12:12 a.m. Monday to say that the two-story house at 2462 Swartz Road in Woodstock was on fire. “At the time, it was unclear ...

Town aims to increase tourism

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – The town is seeing an increase in tourist visits and Felicia Hart, director of Tourism and Community Development, is doing everything possible to maintain that trend. She said the area has always had great offerings for tourists, but it is just a matter of marketing to ...

White House hosts Virginia supervisors

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Board of supervisors members from throughout Virginia were invited to a Tuesday conference at the White House that aimed to connect local governments to their federal counterparts. The Virginia County Supervisors White House Conference was planned by the White House Office of Intergovernmental ...

Man guilty of making threat via Snapchat

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WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man charged with numerous counts of drug possession has pleaded guilty to sending a death threat in an electronic message. Judge Amy Tisinger sentenced Steven Wayne Coleman, 32, of 6053 Main St., Mount Jackson, in Shenandoah County General District Court ...

Pedestrian hurt in hit and run is recovering

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FRONT ROYAL – A town man struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident almost two weeks ago continues to recover from his injuries, police said Wednesday. Front Royal Police Capt. Crystal Cline said Wednesday in an email that the department has not made any arrests in the hit and run. ...

Woman gets time for dealing marijuana

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WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling marijuana several times to a confidential informant last year. Judge John McGrath sentenced Kelli Joann Thomas in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two years in prison with one year and three months suspended for one ...

Two arrested on assault charges

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Two people were booked into the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on Monday on assault charges stemming from separate, unrelated incidents. At 5:15 p.m. Monday, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jashar Ashby, 20, on charges of assault on a family member and destruction ...