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Public questions school board candidates

Local News

This is part of a series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum in which candidates of the Fifth District seeking a seat on the school board answered questions from the audience. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the School Board seat once held by Irving Getz ...

Tourism Council fights for No. 1 spot on search results

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WOODSTOCK -- Ten months after launching its new website, the Shenandoah County Tourism Council has been reaping the benefits. Made possible by a $50,000 Virginia Tourism Corporation grant, the tourism council debuted the new site in January and started a marketing campaign to target new ...

Strasburg approves community garden spot

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STRASBURG — The Town Council voted in a work session on Monday to allow staff at the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District to create a community garden on part of the town's park. The garden will be initially funded through a $50,000 grant that the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water ...

Road by bridge project set to open Thursday

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FRONT ROYAL – Part of a new intersection at the bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River opens to traffic Thursday. Motorists can expect traffic delays in the area of U.S. 340-522 and Strasburg Road at the bridge from mid-morning through early afternoon while crews pave the street ...

District 5 candidates speak at forum

Local News

Note: This is the first part of a forum held for District 5 Board of Supervisors candidates. STRASBURG – Candidates running for the District 5 seat on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors squared off in a forum last week. District 5 Supervisor Marsha Shruntz seeks a second term on ...

Jury finds Fort Valley man guilty on child rape charges

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WOODSTOCK -- After only seven minutes of deliberation, a jury on Monday found a Fort Valley man guilty of two counts of rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery against a 12-year-old girl, verdicts that were accompanied by tentative sentences of two life sentences, one for each rape ...

Todd Walters appointed New Market town manager

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NEW MARKET -- If Todd Walters, 52, had stayed in Christiansburg for three more months he would have clocked 30 years of service with the town. Instead, he’s accepted the position of New Market’s new town manager. “I was right there at the 30-year mark,” Walters said. “Which, you ...

Election ad elicits mixed reaction

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An ad in an area publication supporting a Shenandoah County supervisor's re-election bid has prompted some to question its meaning. Dan Walsh, president of Parents' Alliance for Strong Schools, said he feels the ad in support of county Supervisor Cindy Bailey is misleading. The ad ...

School board candidates discuss relationships, facilities plan

Local News

This is part of a series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum in which candidates of the Fifth District seeking a seat on the school board answered questions from the audience. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the School Board seat once held by Irving Getz ...

Town lifts water restriction

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FRONT ROYAL – The town lifted its mandatory water conservation Monday after a report showed an increase in the flow of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. But town officials warned that water users should exercise voluntary conservation methods because the river flow remains low. The ...

Suspicious device found at battlefield

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MIDDLETOWN — Less than a day after they were evacuated from their campground due to a suspicious item found at the site and then destroyed by a bomb squad, re-enactors at the Cedar Creek Battlefield were back to fight another battle on Sunday morning. Only this time, there was little ...

Delegates see educational, spiritual purpose in re-enactments

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MIDDLETOWN — Dale Murray got into his current role at Civil War re-enactments by accident. “I was trying to get into re-enacting,” Murray said. “But that didn’t work out for me.” Murray said that he had purchased a gun and uniform for the re-enactments when he and his wife started ...

District 4 hopefuls participate in forum

Local News

Editor's note: This is part three of a forum held for candidates seeking the District 4 seats on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board. WOODSTOCK – Candidates running for District 4 seats on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board responded to questions at a forum ...

Former area man guilty of timeshare fraud scheme

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HARRISONBURG – A former Frederick County man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to defrauding owners of timeshare properties. Michael Dean Kent, 57, also known as Michael Dean and Michael Scott, most recently of Franklin County, North Carolina, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in ...

Battle of Cedar Creek events canceled following incident

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Events for the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek scheduled for today have been canceled following the discovery of a suspicious item at the battlefield on Saturday. Officers from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office and Middletown police who were at the battlefield, located south ...

Cavalrymen trot into Cedar Creek

Local News

MIDDLETOWN — Dan Pinnell started going to Civil War re-enactments about 13 years ago. But as the descendant of Fauquier County natives who rode in the cavalry for the Confederacy, his family history soon got the better of him. Within about three years, he had purchased and trained his own ...

Business Ledger Oct. 14

Business

TeamLogic IT Basil “Buddy” Hudson has joined TeamLogic IT as general manager. Hudson has more than 30 years of management and leadership experience. For many years he owned and operated Global Technology Services in Winchester. He holds technical certifications with Microsoft, Cisco, HP, ...

Bump stocks scarce in the Shenandoah Valley

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It's not easy to buy a bump stock in the Shenandoah Valley. The device, a rifle attachment that harnesses recoil energy to bolster the fire rate of a semiautomatic weapon to near-machine gun levels, gained national prominence when it was discovered that Stephen Paddock used several in the Las ...