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Judge sentences man for vandalizing cemetery

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WOODSTOCK – A Rockingham County man received a suspended prison sentence Wednesday for vandalizing an Edinburg area church cemetery in 2016. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Melvin Ray Bottenfield, 35, of Hinton, in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two years in prison after finding the ...

Stanley addresses criticism of fire, rescue funding

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FRONT ROYAL – County Administrator Doug Stanley offered a counter-argument to recent accusations that the county underfunds fire and rescue in his PowerPoint presentation before Tuesday's public hearing on the budget. That criticism came from David Santmyers, who voiced displeasure that the ...

Obenshain happy governor signed I-81 bill

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Sen.r Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, is pleased that  Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill that would develop and adopt an improvement plan for Interstate-81. Senate Bill 971 orders the Commonwealth Transportation Board to develop and adopt an Interstate-81 Corridor Improvement plan and evaluate ...

Police Blotter: Strasburg

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The Strasburg Police Department reported the following incidents in March:   March 3: Justin Wayne Glasco, of Winchester, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled drug.   March 3: Nicholas William Glasco, of Winchester, was arrested on charges of possession of ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for April 2-8:   Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 5 Brush/woods fire: 1 Cardiac: 1 Cardiac arrest: 2 Chest pain: 1 Difficulty breathing: 2 Fall: ...

Council delays vote on rezoning for new hospital

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FRONT ROYAL – Citizens on Monday pleaded again for the Town Council not to pass the proposed rezoning for the site of the new Warren Memorial Hospital due to its lack of an obstetric unit. After 14 people spoke during the meeting’s public presentations, the Town Council opted to delay ...

Police Blotter: Warren County

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: March 25: Samantha Nicole Roles, of Reston, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery. March 25: Daniel Keith Foster, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of abduction and kidnapping. March 26: Thomas ...

Supervisors debate schools funding

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Shenandoah County leaders talked more about next year’s budget Tuesday after hearing overwhelming support from the public last week for higher taxes. The Board of Supervisors met to continue its discussion about the proposed fiscal 2019 budget and tax rates on real estate and personal ...

Man arrested on robbery, assault charges

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FRONT ROYAL – A Front Royal man has has been arrested on charges stemming from a Sunday robbery in the Gateway Plaza off John Marshall Highway. Austin Richard Arocho, 19, of the 140 block of West 15th Street, was arrested Sunday on two felony counts of robbery, one felony count of malicious ...

Consultants evaluating sites for businesses

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A consulting firm continues its work to help attract potential users to sites owned by the Shenandoah County Industrial Development Authority. The authority board hired the engineering firm Draper Aden Associates in December to perform land surveys, wetlands planning, borings for soil testing ...

Town, county finalize revenue sharing agreement

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FRONT ROYAL – The 340/522 corridor revenue sharing agreement will remain intact for 25 years, as both the town and county have agreed to formalize the deal. According to a 2015 agreement, the town is compensated with 30 percent of the meals taxes and 5 percent of lodging taxes collected in ...

Governor signs rear-facing car seat requirements into law

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RICHMOND - Beginning next year, Virginia will join more than a dozen states that prohibit children under the age of 2, or children who are below the manufacturer's suggested weight limit, to be placed in a forward-facing car seat. The new law, House Bill 708, which Gov. Ralph Northam signed ...

Battlefield foundation launches Friday tours

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For the second year, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will be hosting “Fridays at the Front,” a series of Civil War tours. Terry Heder, director of interpretation, education and history for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District, said that the tours are ...

Police Blotter: Woodstock

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The Woodstock Police Department reported the following incidents in March: March 1: Roger Odel Hoover, of Woodstock, was arrested on charges for being a fugitive from justice. March 2: Emily Nicole Cohran, of Toms Brook, was arrested on charges of possession of a Schedule IV controlled ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: April 2: Jacob Carson, of Front Royal, was issued a summons on charges of possession of marijuana. April 2: Brittany Folks, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery. April 2: Joshua Ortiz, of ...

Budget public hearing set for tonight

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FRONT ROYAL – Citizens can share their thoughts tonight on the county’s proposed 2018-19 budget and 1-cent tax increase during a Board of Supervisors 7 p.m. public hearing at the Warren County Government Center. If passed, the hike would bring the county’s real estate rate to 66 cents ...

Northam vetoes 8 bills; 1 would block higher wages

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RICHMOND - Gov. Ralph Northam vetoed a flurry of bills Monday, including one to prohibit local governments from requiring contractors to pay their employees more than minimum wage. House Bill 375, introduced by Del. Glenn Davis, R-Virginia Beach, passed the House and Senate on party-line votes ...