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Triplett Tech student fares well at national competition

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Zachary Biggs, a recent Strasburg High School and Triplett Tech graduate, recently walked away with an award from the 2017 SkillsUSA Championships held June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky. After winning the state championship in carpentry, Biggs was pitted against 45 of the best high school ...

Independence Day marked with pomp, dazzle, lots of hot dogs

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Tuesday's festivities stretch from a baseball home run derby in London to a picnic at the White House to a Utah ski town where residents initially weren't even sure they'd be home for Independence Day after recent wildfires. For all the pomp and celebration, July Fourth marks a day of ...

How the jury found a Front Royal man guilty of murder

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FRONT ROYAL -- The attorneys in the Clay Marshall Curtis murder trial set the scene for the week-long trial to be nothing and everything like a Quentin Tarantino film. “This is not going to be a straightforward story,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Madden said during his opening ...

New Market residence condemned, over 60 pets found inside

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The Shenandoah County Fire Marshal has condemned a New Market residence after a call from a concerned citizen led to the discovery of 31 dogs and 32 cats, the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office says. The residence is on the 9500 block of South Congress Street, and the 52-year-old woman ...

Substance abuse coalition receives donation for housing assistance

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The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition has received a $15,000 donation from the Winchester Rotary Club Charitable Foundation to help provide housing money for participants in the area drug court. Lauren Cummings, executive director of the substance abuse coalition, said that ...

Lord Fairfax professor attends NASA workshop

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Near the end of May, Melissa Stange, a computer science professor at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, was participating in a rocket launch simulation. Around 20 people were talking around the same time, providing information and giving countdowns to each other. “Everybody was ...

Council considers setting up rental inspections program

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FRONT ROYAL – A lack of funding could delay a town effort aimed at landlords who let rental properties fall into disrepair. Draft regulations, if adopted, would set up a town-wide maintenance code and a rental-inspection program covering the central part of Front Royal. The cost to ...

Shenandoah Spirits Trail awarded $22,000 grant

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To help expand its marketing, the Shenandoah Spirits Trail recently applied for, and was awarded, a $22,000 grant through the Virginia Wine Board. Jenna French, director of tourism and marketing for Shenandoah County, said that the money will go a long way in getting the Spirits Trail national ...

RSW jail graduates dog in new program

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FRONT ROYAL – The regional jail in Warren County has graduated its first dog from a program that lets inmates and canines learn from each other. Desiree Henderson, an inmate at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, trained Whimsey, a 2-year-old, female pit-bull terrier mix, to ...

Teacher’s child sex case headed to grand jury

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FRONT ROYAL -- The case against the former Skyline High School teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two of his female students will be sent to the July grand jury, Judge William W. Sharp decided on Thursday in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Steven ...

Shentel honored

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Cablefax, a national trade publication, has awarded Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (Shentel) its ninth annual Independent Cable Operator of the Year for 2017 award. Shentel Executive Vice President Earle MacKenzie accepted the award at the Cable TV Innovation Summit on June 8 at the New ...

Man found guilty of 1st degree murder

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FRONT ROYAL -- After less than two hours of deliberation, A jury Thursday found Clay Marshall Curtis guilty of first degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of Front Royal cab driver Simon Funk. The jury chose the maximum punishment, and recommended life imprisonment with a $100,000 ...

Thermo Fisher Scientific to add 57 jobs

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MIDDLETOWN – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. plans to expand its Frederick County operations, create 57 new jobs and invest $9.5 million. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Thursday the company’s intentions to invest in its medical device manufacturing operations. Thermo Fisher has ...

County panel holds firm on economic development plan

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WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Industrial Development Authority stood its ground Thursday on a cost-sharing proposal to spur local economy. The authority revisited a proposed joint resolution it forwarded to the Board of Supervisors that laid out how the two parties could share the cost ...

Judge orders psych evaluation in teen murder case

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FRONT ROYAL -- Circuit Judge Clifford L. Athey Jr. Thursday ordered a psychological evaluation in the case of a Gore teen accused in the stabbing death of his girlfriend in March. William “Beau” Bassler and David Hensley, the defense attorneys representing the defendant, Bailey Lincoln ...

Business Ledger

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Wedding venue Brenwood Lake Weddings, a new wedding venue, will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at 245 Log Cabin Drive in Stanley. Further information is available by calling Brenda Moyer at 540-224-9262 or visit  www.brenwoodlakeweddings.com. Edward ...