Shenandoah County

Board votes against smaller lot sizes

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders on Tuesday put the kibosh on a months-long effort to change local housing density rules. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 against a motion to adopt text amendments to the R-2 and R-3 residential zoning districts in the county code. District 3 ...

Joining the workforce: Triplett Tech students meet recruiters at job fair

MOUNT JACKSON - Triplett Tech opened a path for its students to join the workforce when it hosted its second ever job fair Tuesday. One business at the event was M.C. Dean Building Intelligence, a worldwide company based in Tysons Corner. William Lilley, a recruiter for M.C. Dean, was with ...

Stonewall Jackson FFA team going to national competition

The FFA meats judging team from Stonewall Jackson High School has advanced to the National FFA meats competition. The team made up of Faith Dellinger, Mindi Freed and Lindsay Zirkle with coach and FFA teacher Tarinda Showman placed first in the Block & Bridle State Meats Judging Career ...

Board hears support for gym tax break

WOODSTOCK – Supporters of a church-run gymnasium made their case to Shenandoah County leaders Tuesday for a tax break. The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a request from Tight’n Up Gym for an exemption from the county real estate tax. Liberty Baptist Church opened the ...

Couple’s robbery charges go to grand jury

WOODSTOCK – A grand jury will hear a case next month involving a couple charged with robbing two people at gunpoint in Strasburg on March 21. Richard Dale Culley, 29, and Tammy Ann Culley, 28, both of Nathalie, in Halifax County, appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court on ...

School division looking at ways to cut $675,000 from proposed budget

WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County Public Schools is attempting to find ways to cut $675,601 from its budget. The budget reduction is necessary following last week's Board of Supervisors meeting in which board members chose not to fully fund the division's. The supervisors budgeted $27.77 million ...

Central students join national walkout

WOODSTOCK - On the 19th anniversary of a mass school shooting in Colorado, and about 90 minutes after a new attack in Florida, students at Central High School walked out of classes Friday to protest gun laws they believe are too weak, part of a nationwide event involving more than 2,500 ...

Mexican man faces deportation after conviction

WOODSTOCK – A Mexican national faces possible deportation after he pleaded guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a girl in Shenandoah County several years ago. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Eduardo Fernandez in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to five years in prison with four years and three ...

Students plant daffodils, dedicate Holocaust Memorial Garden

Students at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg helped dedicate the Daffodil Project Holocaust Memorial Garden on Thursday. They planted 42 daffodil bulbs, and in November they will plant 250 more. The goal of the worldwide memorial project is to plant 1.5 million daffodil bulbs to ...

Ceremony honors Vietnam War veterans

WOODSTOCK – Dozens of Vietnam War veterans received honors in a commemoration ceremony Thursday. Soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard hosted the commemoration at the Woodstock National Guard Armory for veterans who served during the Vietnam era that spanned roughly November 1955 ...

Shenandoah County board votes to hike taxes

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders voted Tuesday to increase taxes and to set next year’s budget. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-2 at a special meeting to increase the real estate tax rate from 60 cents to 64 cents per $100. District 4 Supervisor Karl Roulston voted against the motion ...

County to consider changes to development rules

Changes proposed to Shenandoah County’s zoning regulations could let developers put more homes in certain areas. But a county official says residents shouldn’t expect to see a sudden boom in building in these limited parts of the locality. The Board of Supervisors could consider adopting ...

Winchester man faces multiple charges

A Winchester man faces several charges after police say they found him with bags of suspected marijuana. James Atwell Judy Jr., 51, was stopped Sunday driving a 1996 Lincoln Town Car by Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputy Christopher Manich on Capon Street in Strasburg. In his ...

Local deputies arrest Page County man on drug charges

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies executed a search warrant and arrested a Page County  man recently on drug charges. George Calvin Turner III, 36, of Shenandoah, faces charges of manufacturing a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, according ...

Deputies arrest Edinburg man on assault charge

An Edinburg man faces an assault charge after Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested him on Monday. Matthew Eric Hensley, 40, was charged with assault and kidnapping after deputies arrived just after 7 p.m. Sunday at a home on Water Street in Edinburg.  Deputies obtained a ...

Jail staff sees aftermath of drug addiction daily

FRONT ROYAL – Staff at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail see the aftermath of the drug epidemic every day. Most inmates at the jail are there on low level offenses, mostly related to addiction. The No. 1 charge of inmates at the jail on an average day is parole ...

Board set to act on budget, tax rates Tuesday

Shenandoah County leaders could vote Tuesday to increase taxes and approve next year’s spending plan. The Board of Supervisors holds a special meeting to consider adopting the proposed fiscal 2019 budget and to set the tax rates. The proposed budget assumes the county increases the tax rate ...

Shenandoah County Public Schools names new assistant superintendent

The Shenandoah County School Board Thursday evening approved the hiring of Gabriel Ryman as new Assistant Superintendent for Treatment, Learning and Innovation. “I am so excited,” Ryman said after the meeting. “When this opportunity became available I thought it was a great way to ...