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County leaders to consider use of rollback taxes

On Tuesday, the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors will decide if rollback taxes should go toward the county's Conservation Easement Authority. The issue has drawn both praise and criticism from county residents.
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County receives grant for tourism marketing initiative

Shenandoah County received a $4,760 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program to put toward a new marketing initiative.
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Signal Knob teacher is tops in region

STRASBURG -- Shenandoah County Public Schools' Teacher of the Year now has a new title: Virginia Region 4 Teacher of the Year.
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Constitution Day presents high school opportunity for lessons

At Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg, Wednesday's Constitution Day and Citizenship Day couldn't be wrapped up in a single lesson. The national observances inspired a week of contests and discourse from students led by government teacher Holly Hoover.
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Towns, counties pay varying bills for legal services

Shenandoah County leaders this week rebuffed another attempt by a supervisor to look for a new lawyer.
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BEE Backpacks to inspire flurry of reading this winter

Something fun, free and educational will start buzzing home with Ashby Lee Elementary School students later this year.
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Event highlights sustainable farm practices

Shenandoah County's Virginia Cooperative Extension will soon allow the public to see a project staff has been working on for over four years that is designed to benefit both farmers and landowners: the Shenandoah County Sustainable Farm Demonstration.
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Board denies request for new waste permit

WOODSTOCK -- A recent request made by Mountain View Rendering LLC, located in Edinburg, was denied by a torn Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
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Easement funding gains support

Shenandoah County's agency that helps protect open space and farmland might get a source of money to meet its goals.
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Board offers warm support for new chiller

Shenandoah County may buy a new chiller for an elementary school out of savings.
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Shenandoah students return to cool schools on first day back

WOODSTOCK -- On the first day of school at W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock, new third grade teacher Emily Roach had a quick cure for her students' jitters.
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Fair sees increase in attendance over 2013

Attendance at the Shenandoah County Fair increased by 8 percent this year, despite wet weather during the first weekend.
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Registrars need election officers

Area voter registrars say they need people to work the polls in the Nov. 4 election.
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Shenandoah administrator receives good review, raise

WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County's top administrator received a favorable review and a raise this week.
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Shenandoah County Fair: Watch the pigs race, get educated at same time

WOODSTOCK -- The first racers in the Old McNally's Pig Derby are named after famous horses: Hambiscuit, rather than Seabiscuit, and California "Porkchop" instead of "Chrome" finished first in the race Tuesday.
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Central to host 1K band students at first game

Nearly 1,000 students are expected to be at Central High School's first football game of the season. None of them are football players, but they all plan to flood the field at halftime to perform for a crowd that hasn't seen anything like this at Central High in the last five years.
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Local farmers aim to cut cost of hops

Two Shenandoah County residents are taking advantage of the growing hop industry in Virginia and have plans to make it easier for other farmers to get involved, as well.
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Supervisors mull rendering plant's request

Shenandoah County leaders are torn over a recent request made by Mountain View Rendering LLC to make an amendment to its special use permit.
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Shenandoah County Fair's harness racing draws crowds

WOODSTOCK -- According to Alvin Lineweaver, several years ago very few people made a point of watching the harness racing at the Shenandoah County Fair. But over the last 10 years, he said, the grandstands have become full.
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Supervisor, sheriff spar over issue

WOODSTOCK -- A Shenandoah County supervisor and its sheriff on Tuesday sparred over claims that leaders turned down a "no-cost" option for a local jail.
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Shenandoah schools finalize plans for first day back

Teachers and administrators for Shenandoah County Public Schools have some last minute preparations to finish before the 2014-15 school begins next Tuesday.
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Shenandoah County Fair: In demand: Barbecue stand returns to fair

WOODSTOCK -- One barbecue food vendor at the fair is back by popular demand.
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Shenandoah County Fair: Love of demolition derby spans generations

WOODSTOCK -- For Rusty Lineweaver and his father, Marshall, participating in the Shenandoah County Fair's demolition derby is a family tradition.
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Freshening up for the fair

WOODSTOCK -- Beanie Guthrie slides a pair of electric clippers up one side of her goat.
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Teen injured after crashing ATV at county fair

Friday evening a teenage male was transported to Winchester Medical Center after crashing an all-terrain vehicle.
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Supervisors, sheriff clash over asset forfeiture spending

WOODSTOCK -- Sheriff Timothy C. Carter and several members of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors argued heatedly Tuesday over items Carter is proposing to purchase with asset forfeiture funds in fiscal year 2015.
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Smuggling cases bring in big money

A trio of hearings Thursday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court provided a glimpse of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office's participation in a series of vast but little known undercover operations targeting black market cigarette transactions along much of the East Coast.
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PROGRESS 2014: Schools take giant leap forward in technology

Gone are the days when a stick of chalk, a board of slate and a stack of textbooks ruled the classroom.
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Core of Fort Valley auction property still available

Two days after its scheduled auction, interest in a Fort Valley religious estate continues to build.
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Insurance company wins in civil ruling

HARRISONBURG -- A U.S. District Court judge has ruled against an Edinburg father and daughter in a civil case filed by the father's insurance company.
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Police chief wins GOP nomination

HARRISONBURG -- Woodstock Police Chief Bryan Hutcheson won the Republican nomination for Rockingham County sheriff during a primary election Tuesday, according to David Lee, the locality's GOP chairman.
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Driver accused of felony hit-and-run

EDINBURG -- A man was charged with hit and run recently after he failed to file an accident report, according to Shenandoah County Sheriff's Capt. Tom Hodges.
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County officials mourn Litten

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors will serve as honorary pall bearers at today's funeral for longtime County Attorney Don Litten.
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Gaming systems reported stolen

WOODSTOCK -- Video game systems, beer and a gun were recently stolen from a home in the 1000 block of Saumsville Road.
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Gun missing in storage unit theft

EDINBURG -- Eight storage units were burglarized recently, according to the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office.
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Man charged with public drunkeness

EDINBURG -- A 23-year-old man was recently charged with public drunkenness and destruction of property.
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Board reviews facility use agreements for outside groups

WOODSTOCK -- About 90 minutes into a discussion that seemed like it might last forever during a meeting last week, the Shenandoah County School Board's chairman summed up the situation perfectly.
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Police search for purloined plow

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a homemade plow from Lambert's Mobile Villa.
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Attorney: New charges covered by old plea deal

New charges brought against a Shenandoah County man in Circuit Court may be double jeopardy, his attorney argued Wednesday morning.
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Crash victim loved to fly

EDINBURG -- Jason Long appeared to have a passion for the air as much as the ground.

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