Strasburg

Strasburg students learn self defense

February 10, 2017

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students kicked and punched their way through attack simulations Friday, arming students with ways to defend themselves against assault.

Council maintains Brown building demolition vote

February 8, 2017

STRASBURG – Although it appears Town Council cannot legally demolish the Brown building for at least four years without going through a lengthy review process, members of the voting majority on the council have dug their heels in the sand and will not change their votes.

Strasburg home condemned due to ammonia; 17 animals removed

February 3, 2017

Deputies from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call for a welfare check at a residence in the 400 block of Beeler Drive in Strasburg around 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon and upon their arrival smelled a strong odor of ammonia coming from the house, said Capt. Wes Dellinger of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Department.

Strasburg mayor to host office hours

Rich Orndorff

January 31, 2017

Come February, the mayor of Strasburg will begin offering unstructured office hours to improve communications between citizens and their town government.

State agencies pressure council to preserve Brown building

January 30, 2017

Several state government agencies have issued opinions that could reverse Strasburg Town Council’s decision to demolish the Brown building at 218 E. King St., furthering the property’s chronic state of flux since council purchased it in August.

Board urges council to rethink Brown building demolition

January 26, 2017

STRASBURG – Although Town Council voted to demolish the Brown building at its meeting earlier this month, the Architectural Review Board voted unanimously Thursday to advise council to revisit its decision.

Stuck truck

Workers for a wrecker service work to free a stuck tractor-trailer near the intersection of Capon and Ash streets in Strasburg late Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Lonnie Conner, of the Strasburg Police Department, said the driver's GPS sent him on a wrong turn and he was unable to turn the truck around. Nathan Budryk/Daily

January 25, 2017

Workers for a wrecker service work to free a stuck tractor-trailer near the intersection of Capon and Ash streets in Strasburg late Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Lonnie Conner, of the Strasburg Police Department, said the driver’s GPS sent him on a wrong turn and he was unable to turn the truck around. Nathan Budryk/Daily

Council discusses branding, boundary adjustments

January 17, 2017

STRASBURG – Town Council met for a work session Tuesday in which it heard a preliminary presentation from a branding consultant it appointed and discussed a boundary line adjustment.

Council backtracks on Brown building

The town of Strasburg is deliberating what to do with the former Brown house. at left, which was purchased several months ago. The town also owns the former Brills Grocery property, center, and cab stand building at far right. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 4, 2017

STRASBURG – Despite vocal citizen support, Town Council pulled out Tuesday from its tentative plan to gift the Brown building at 218 E. King St. to Lydia’s Clothing Basket, and is taking requests for proposals on the building.

Elections, development mark year for area towns

December 28, 2016

With 2016 all but in the books, a review of the year’s biggest news stories in town government shows that local elections, business dealings and development were some of what topped the region’s concerns.

Sharpe Street becomes one-way road

December 28, 2016

STRASBURG — Town workers converted Sharpe Street into a one-way route going north between Queen Street and King Street on Thursday.

Christmas fire displaces family

December 27, 2016

A Christmas evening fire displaced a family on Bobcat Lane near Strasburg, said Bill Streett, operations chief for Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue.

Strasburg shed destroyed by fire

December 16, 2016

An early morning fire damaged a shed in Strasburg on Friday, said Bill Streett, operations chief for the Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue.