Shenandoah County

Board candidates report campaign activity

WOODSTOCK – Candidates running for seats on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors collected and spent campaign cash last month. The latest reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections and the county’s Voter Registration Office cover the period for June 2-30. Candidates had ...

County IDA seeks firms for engineering work

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County’s Industrial Development Authority plans to hire an engineering firm to help market agency properties and boost the local economy. The authority recently issued a request for proposals from firms interested in performing engineering services on vacant lots ...

Rouss Center for the Arts wins $2,000 grant

NEW MARKET-- The Rouss Center for the Arts prides itself on emphasizing the community part of community theater. Since September 2016, the theater has put on shows to entertain the public and bring notoriety to the area. Now, the Rouss Center is seeing hard work pay off. At Monday's town ...

In advance of 100th anniversary, fair pageant celebrates history

As the Shenandoah County Fair is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary with big name acts such as Dwight Yoakam and Martina McBride, one event is getting ready to take place prior to the fair's start: the Shenandoah County Fair Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 19 at ...

Seven Bends Park clearing big hurdle

WOODSTOCK – A new bridge stands in the way of progress at Seven Bends State Park in Shenandoah County. But the Virginia Department of Transportation expects its crews to complete the replacement of the Lupton Road Bridge next month, spokesman Ken Slack said Friday. The single-lane, ...

Hot, humid today: Warmer temps mean higher energy consumption

As temperatures continued to rise Thursday into today, with heat indices getting close to 100 degrees, home and office energy consumption will also be on the rise, according to the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative. Temperatures got as high as 91 degrees Thursday and are expected to be in ...

SOL scores fall short for two county schools

WOODSTOCK – Early tallies show two Shenandoah County public schools will miss full accreditation for the 2017-2018 year, prompting the division to take remedial action. North Fork Middle School and W.W. Robinson Elementary School could receive a rating of Accreditation Denied under the ...

Animal hoarding cases can put strain on Humane Society

After the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office rescued 31 dogs and 32 cats from a building  in New Market on June 29, the Humane Society of Shenandoah County took in 16 of the cats and one dog. Melissa Miller-Piselli, president of the Humane Society of Shenandoah County, said animal hoarding ...

Poultry truck crashes on I-81, causes backup

A Pennsylvania man was charged with reckless driving Monday following a tractor-trailer crash. Tyler Lee Scheib, 28,  of Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, was driving a tractor trailer on Interstate 81 northbound at mile marker 271 near Mount Jackson when he ran off the road from the right ...

Mount Jackson set for state historical marker dedication

As visitors pass through Mount Jackson, they will see a new historical marker in the center of town on U.S. Route 11.  The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will dedicate a marker Saturday highlighting the early history of the town. “It designates the history of the town,” said ...

Local battlefields awarded grant money for land acquisition

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Wednesday that New Market and Opequon battlefields have received almost $1.7 million in grant money. A news release from the Department of tbe Interior said the money was given to "23 battlefields threatened with damage or destruction by urban and ...

Triplett Tech student fares well at national competition

Zachary Biggs, a recent Strasburg High School and Triplett Tech graduate, recently walked away with an award from the 2017 SkillsUSA Championships held June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky. After winning the state championship in carpentry, Biggs was pitted against 45 of the best high school ...

County panel holds firm on economic development plan

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Industrial Development Authority stood its ground Thursday on a cost-sharing proposal to spur local economy. The authority revisited a proposed joint resolution it forwarded to the Board of Supervisors that laid out how the two parties could share the cost ...

County files farm deed, ends ownership question

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County officially owns the historic farm that has served the locality for more than 200 years. County Administrator Mary T. Price and Board of Supervisors Chairman Conrad Helsley were on hand Tuesday to file the deed for the Maurertown property in Shenandoah County ...

Supervisors balk on board picks

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders failed again Tuesday to fill seats on a local board, including one set to expire Friday. The Board of Supervisors killed a motion Tuesday to appoint Frances Bowman and Jill Sutherly to the Social Services Board. District 4 Supervisor Cindy Bailey made ...

Woodstock celebrates new businesses

June has been a busy month for Woodstock as the town has seen two new businesses open their doors to the public. The Pantry at 117 held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday and Assisting Angels Home Care cut the ribbon on Friday. The owners of both businesses are first-time business ...

Realtors say 2017 is definitely a sellers’ market

For residents of Warren, Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, the final six months of 2017 is the time to sell a house. Inventory is low, buyer interest is high and prices are on the rise because of each. Beth Waller, principal broker and owner of Team Waller Real Estate in Front Royal, explains ...

Attorney files suit over rezoning

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County now faces a lawsuit over the recent rezoning for a Dollar General next to Bryce Resort. The Broadway Group LLC, RL Regis-Virginia LLC and Chandresh S. Mehta applied to the county to rezone two parcels at 1460 Orkney Grade, Basye, from high-density residential to ...