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Registered voter numbers fluctuate

Local News

Virginia’s Department of Elections purged hundreds of area voters in the past two years while registrars added people to the rolls. Data provided by the department through a Freedom of Information Act request show the agency canceled registrations for the deceased, those who moved out of ...

Three Front Royal Town Council seats open

Local News

Six candidates are vying for the three Front Royal Town Council seats up for grabs in the Nov. 6 election while Mayor Hollis Tharpe seeks to retain his position in an unopposed race. The council candidates are Alford “A.D.” Carter, Christopher Holloway, Robert Tennett Jr. and Letasha ...

Edinburg man gets probation for taking guns, tools

Local News

WOODSTOCK – A plea deal allows a Shenandoah County man accused of stealing guns and other items to avoid jail time. Judge Clark A. Ritchie convicted Paul Wayne Shell in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday of three counts of possession of stolen property and misdemeanor obtaining ...

Woman gets jail time for thefts

Local News

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County woman accused of selling stolen property, including a gun in 2017, must serve more than a year in jail time. Judge Clark A. Ritchie sentenced Melissa Dawn Bosley in Shenandoah County on Wednesday to 12 months in jail for buying a firearm while the subject of a ...

Fire forces Shenandoah Registrar’s Office to relocate

Local News

The Shenandoah County Voter Registrar's Office has been relocated to another area of the County Government building in Woodstock due to a fire in that office earlier this morning. A release from the county administrator's office states that the fire is under investigation. "At this stage in ...

Tour Muse Vineyards’ new trail this weekend

Local News

WOODSTOCK – After winning the Virginia Governor’s Cup in 2015 and opening a tasting room the following year, Muse Vineyards in Woodstock, is adding another feature to its 60-acre estate this weekend. Robert Muse, the owner of Muse Vineyards, will lead guests on a guided tour of the ...

Bipartisan deregulation bill promises to help small businesses

Business

A bipartisan effort to reduce the number of regulations for two state agencies is moving faster than expected. In February, Del. Michael Webert, R-Marshall, introduced House Bill 883 to start a three-year pilot program aimed at reducing by 25 percent the number of regulations for the ...

Father remembers daughter as ‘shining light’

Local News

A Warren County High School sophomore from Linden is being remembered by her father for teaching him one of life’s biggest lessons. Naoli Rosa Cripps, who went by Nae, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the age of 15, her family said. “She was the shining light in my family, and I have ...

Man killed on I-66; police seek tractor-trailer driver

Local News

A man died Tuesday night on Interstate 66 near Front Royal after he was struck by a commercial vehicle that left the scene. Virginia State Police are investigating the crash and asking for the public’s help in locating the tractor-trailer that hit the man while he was changing the front ...

‘Alice in Wonderland’ is family’s Halloween theme

Local News

WOODSTOCK — Costumes are a staple of Halloween, and the Leep family from Woodstock has taken their love of the holiday to a higher level. Since 2011, the Leep family has had a theme for their costumes every year and wear them trick-or-treating. Stephani Leep came up with the idea after her ...

EDA executive director’s misdemeanor charge dismissed

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – The misdemeanor case of filing a false police report against Jennifer McDonald, Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority executive director, was dismissed by Judge W. Dale Houff on Wednesday in Warren County General District Court. The charge stemmed from a ...

Tim Kaine stumps in Front Royal ahead of midterms

Local News

FRONT ROYAL — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine campaigned in Front Royal on Wednesday evening, on behalf of himself and fellow Democrat Jennifer Lewis, the party's candidate in the 6th Congressional District. Kaine is running for reelection to the Senate against Corey Stewart. Much of Kaine’s stump ...

Residents oppose impound lot

Local News

TOMS BROOK – More than two dozen Shenandoah County residents oppose a towing company's proposed impound lot in their neighborhood. The Shenandoah County Planning Commission meets tonight to consider a request from JPG Towing for a special-use permit to operate an impound lot on Mt. Olive ...

Testing delays prompt court to dismiss drug charges

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Delays at a state laboratory prompted Shenandoah County prosecutors to drop drug charges against a Strasburg woman Wednesday. Judge Clark A. Ritchie granted a motion by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Austin Hovermale in Circuit Court to dismiss charges against Virginia S. ...

Strasburg panel holds off on funding water study until next year

Local News

STRASBURG — Members of the Town Council's infrastructure committee informally agreed Tuesday to hold off funding a water model study until the next fiscal year, which starts in July. During the 10-minute meeting, the committee members agreed that there was not a pressing need to fund the ...

Shentel announces cash dividends go up

Business

Shentel announced it will hand stockholders a cash dividend this year — as it has every year since 1960. The Shentel Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of 27 cents per share on Wednesday. Cash dividends are money paid to stockholders, usually out of the company's current earnings or ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

Valley 911

The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Oct. 22: Kathy Cooke, 45, of Front Royal, was charged with manufacturing/selling a controlled substance. Oct. 23: Shelly Bustle, 48, of Front Royal, was charged with assault and battery. Oct. 23: Joshua Phillips, 36, of ...

6th District candidate Cline stumps in Front Royal

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - State Del. Benjamin L. Cline, R-Lexington, made a brief stop to rally supporters Tuesday at the Warren County Republican Committee Headquarters. Cline is running against Jennifer Lewis, a mental health care worker from Waynesboro, in the Nov. 6 race for the 6th Congressional ...

Strasburg panel to discuss new water study

Local News

The Strasburg Town Council's Infrastructure Committee is set to discuss potentially funding an updated water model study during it meeting today, as the town ramps up discussions about possibly building a new water tower. Jay McKinley, the town's director of public works, said that today's ...