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County to take on more debt for projects

Local News

Shenandoah County can expect to spend more than $21 million to replace the public safety radio system and build a new home for the Sheriff’s Office and the communications department. Exactly how much the county spends to pay off the debt depends on the chosen financing option, but estimates ...

Strasburg Fire Department Restructuring Committee has new member

Local News

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department Restructuring Committee has a new member after Austin Cucciardo resigned from his role on the committee and as assistant fire chief. In the past two months, three members of the department — Cucciardo, Tim Mawyer and Tyler Mason — have resigned ...

Arson suspect held without bond

Local News

A Front Royal woman accused of setting fire to a house and shed in town Saturday remains held in jail without bond. Rebecca Starr Melvin appeared in Warren County General District Court on Tuesday where she stands charged with arson of an occupied dwelling owned by Beth Vaught and maliciously ...

Residents talk storm drainage; Little Library dedicated

Local News

MIDDLETOWN – Town residents who live along Greenbriar Road and Third Street were back before city officials Monday night to complain about a culvert that drains stormwater from Main Street onto their properties. Patty Sinclair and Andrew Schaffer were at Monday night's Town Council meeting ...

Florence may bring heavy rain, flooding to our region

Local News

Residents should hope for the best but prepare for the worst as Hurricane Florence approaches the United States. That is the advice of area law enforcement. Shenandoah County Sheriff's Capt. Wesley Dellinger said Monday that a lot of waterways and streams are already at their limit. "They ...

Bentonville drowning victim is identified

Local News

Harry Glenn Fitzwater, 72, of Bentonville, has been identified as the man who died Thursday in a suspected drowning in the Shenandoah River in Warren County, according to a news release from Warren County Sheriff Daniel McEathron. McEathron said the case remains under investigation as an ...

Arson suspected in E. Prospect Street fire

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – A woman has been charged in the Saturday night arson of her East Prospect Street home and a nearby shed, according to a news release sent Monday by town police. Rebecca Melvin, 27, of 407 E. Prospect St., was charged with one felony count of burning or destroying a ...

Economic Development Council announces its second annual breakfast

Business

The Shenandoah County Chamber’s Economic Development Council will host its second annual breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.   Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, and Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, are co-hosting the breakfast. Last year’s breakfast wasn’t announced to the public. ...

Police Blotter: Shenandoah County

Valley 911

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Aug. 22: A 16-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct. Court date is 2:45 p.m. Sept. 11 in Shenandoah County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. Aug. 27: A 17-year-old was charged with assault and ...

Fire & Rescue Report

Valley 911

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Sept. 1-9:   Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Allergic reaction: 1 Altered mental status: 2 Cardiac: 2 Chest pain: 3 Fall: 7 General illness: 7 Good intent call: ...

Warren County battles 3 house fires in 3 days

Local News

A Larkin Ridge Road house in Front Royal was declared a complete loss after a Monday afternoon fire, according to Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico. Fire Chief Richard Mabie said the Monday fire capped off a busy weekend for rescue units that included a Saturday evening fire at 407 E. Prospect ...

Police: Teen wounded in shooting incident

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - Police are investigating a shooting late Sunday afternoon involving a 16-year-old male in the 100 block of Steele Avenue. The teen received what a  police news release described as "an apparent gunshot wound to the foot" and was taken for treatment at Winchester Medical Center ...

County joins lawsuit over federal underpayment

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County recently joined a class action lawsuit against the federal government seeking restitution for underpayments.  County Attorney Dan Whitten, in a Board of Supervisors agenda item, stated that the suit involves the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act, which requires that ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

Valley 911

The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Aug. 27: Fearrean Bell, of Purcellville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Aug. 27: Christopher McCauley, no fixed address, was charged with violating a protective order. Aug. 28: Candace Cochran, of ...

Mixing history with fun: Strasburg Museum hosts Children’s Day

Local News

STRASBURG – Some area children spent their Saturday steeped in history and fun at the Strasburg Museum's first Children's Day event. The event, which included free admission, was meant to introduce children to a museum atmosphere and surround them with fun activities. Ibby Stratton, a ...

Property maintenance vote slated for Monday

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – Town Council will vote again on a proposed property maintenance code at its regular 7 p.m. meeting on Monday. The town may approve one of two options, which according to the meeting's agenda item, include: • Adoption of a section of the proposed property maintenance code ...

Antioch Church of the Brethren celebrates 150 years

Local News

WOODSTOCK — A church is as strong as the people who attend it. That’s how Pastor George Bowers and the members of the Antioch Church of the Brethren feel as they are celebrating the church's 150th anniversary this year. “Our mission statement at the church is the Antioch Church of the ...

Farmers and businesses hurt and harmed by record rainfall

Local News

Record-breaking rainfall is making waves in the agriculture community of Shenandoah County. Data collected from Luray in Page County — the closest available to Shenandoah County — shows the region is ready to shatter rainfall records for the last five years. Through eight months and early ...

Man found dead in river in Warren County

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Authorities continue to investigate the possible drowning of a man found in the Shenandoah River in Warren County on Thursday. Warren County emergency dispatchers received a call at 6:13 p.m. for a missing 72-year-old man from 938 Misty Meadow Lane in the Bentonville area, according to a media ...