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Lewis speaks with area residents at county fair

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Sixth Congressional District Democratic candidate Jennifer Lewis brought her campaign to the Shenandoah County Fair on Friday evening. Lewis, of  Waynesboro, said she is finding that as she knocks on doors or is at an event, like the county fair, people are grateful to have ...

Virginia’s first lady visits Central High School

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Virginia's first lady Pamela Northam, who taught high school biology, was back in her natural setting on Tuesday afternoon as she read “Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do You See” to the pre-kindergarten class taught by Melissa Runion at  Central High School. “Who would like ...

Warren County seeks boundary change

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - Nine Shenandoah Farms sanitary district homes that have paid taxes and been assessed in Warren County are actually in Clarke County. The Board of Supervisors at a Tuesday work session discussed a proposed boundary change that would make those lots and the Shenandoah Farms ...

Herndon officer to run for sheriff

Local News

Correction: A previous version of this article should have stated that Butler is an active member of the Herndon Police Department. Mark Butler, a Herndon Police Department officer and business owner, recently became the third person to declare candidacy for the 2019 Warren County Sheriff's ...

Many reasons why football is in decline in Virginia

Local News

There's no question that football across America is on the decline. According to numbers listed on the National Federation of State High School Associations, the number of participants playing football in 2017 dropped by 2 percent with 21,465 fewer players than in 2016. Although it was a ...

Former coaches shocked by decline of two powerhouse programs

Local News

Just 15 years ago, Park View High School in Sterling and Manassas Park High School were two of the top football programs in Virginia. This season neither will field a varsity football team. Park View announced in early August that it did not have enough players to field a team, and just a ...

VHSL mulls making changes to help football programs

Local News

With three schools, Charles City, Manassas Park and Park View canceling their football seasons, Virginia High School League Executive Director Billy Haun said he understands changes need to be made. The Strasburg graduate said that over the next year the league will look at a lot of different ...

Eats Stand to be demolished

Local News

The "Eats Stand" in the Town of Strasburg's parking lot will soon be gone as the Architectural Review Board on Thursday granted a certificate of appropriateness for its demolition. The demolition passed 3-2 with Vice Chairman Linda Wheeler and board member Mike Redden opposing the ...

Sugar Creek scoops up sweets: Fair favorite to open store in Strasburg

Business

Fairgoers have dozens of foods to choose from – every delicacy imaginable, from chili-cheese dogs to deep-fried Oreos. This week, as the sun blazes down, Melissa Hooser stands alone as a Strasburg business owner offering sweet relief from the heat. Hooser's Sugar Creek Snowy and Sweet Co. is ...

Rainy weather expected for area over Labor Day weekend

Local News

Area residents who are heading out and about this Labor Day weekend may need to take an umbrella. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Kyle Pazzolli, there is a chance of rain with possible thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday in the region, and there's an increased chance of ...

Solar panels coming to InterChange

Local News

Solar Panels will soon be installed at InterChange's Front Royal location thanks to a $99,225 USDA Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency grant. Devon Anders, InterChange president, said over the phone that the company began exploring alternative energy sources to curb utility costs and be ...

Strasburg is primed for Primo Gaming

Business

Strasburg Chamber of Commerce celebrated its newest member with a unique grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony recently in the BB&T parking lot. Primo Gaming — the brainchild of Dusty Hillyard — is his second trailer business. “This all started [when] my 5-year-old drew a ...

Local veterans honored at county fair

Local News

WOODSTOCK — Attendees of the Shenandoah County Fair honored the area’s veterans on Thursday morning. The annual tribute recognized veterans from all wars, dating back to the American Revolution. Wade Zirkle, a former lieutenant in United States Marine Corps., said that he enjoys ...

Board delays vote on safety radio system contract

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County taxpayers can expect to pay at least $11 million to replace the emergency communications center equipment. But voters shouldn’t expect to get much of a say in whether or not the county should borrow the money to build the new public safety radio system. The ...