Strasburg

Long-awaited dog park opening day draws near

STRASBURG – The Strasburg dog park is coming close to being a reality. After more than four years of fundraising and discussions with the Town of Strasburg, the Strasburg Dog Owners Group is having a ribbon cutting for the park at 10 a.m. July 8. For Christine Lucas, president of the club, ...

Strasburg set to update development ordinance

STRASBURG – The Town Council is moving forward with plans to change its unified development ordinance in an effort to build out its business park and to respond to a 2015 Supreme Court ruling. In a council work session Monday, Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said he hoped that some of the changes ...

Strasburg settles property damage claim

The Town of Strasburg has settled a case with a property owner who accused the town of damaging his property without offering compensation. Council members agreed to settle the case during a closed session on June 13. . According to Town Manager Wyatt Pearson, the town will pay Sine $3,500 to ...

Strasburg to negotiate agreement for use of visitor center

STRASBURG—The  Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to negotiate an agreement with the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation has sought to have a civil war museum and gift shop on property that the town is currently leasing.  Meanwhile, town officials ...

Community services board CEO embraces new laws

Michael Elwell, CEO of the Northwestern Community Services Board, said he supports two bills Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed last week that would affect how the community board would operate. At the bill signing, McAuliffe approved bills that would require community services boards like the ...

Asphalt plant approval kicks off new process

In tense minutes at the Strasburg Town Council’s meeting Tuesday night, workers at Strasburg-based Kickin’ Asphalt sat with the rest of the general public in packed seating, waiting to find out whether they would be allowed to build an asphalt plant in Strasburg’s business industrial ...

Foltz named new Strasburg High School principal

The Shenandoah County Public Schools Board Tuesday approved the promotion of Melissa Foltz to the position of principal at Strasburg High School, effective July 1. Foltz replaces Morgan Saeler who will be transferring to Peter Muhlenberg Middle School, also effective July 1. Foltz said she has ...

Strasburg Town Council approves asphalt plant

The Strasburg Town Council voted Tuesday to allow an asphalt company, Strasburg-based Kickin’ Asphalt, to build a  plant in the town’s business industrial park. The vote on the plant was tight, with four council members expressing a wide variety of concerns about the plant and four ...

Strasburg students gearing up for graduation

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School seniors are gearing up for what the future holds. Cortney McDonald, 18, of Strasburg, is one senior who will be graduating on Friday.  She said she has really enjoyed her time spent at Strasburg High School and for the opportunities it provided ...

Strasburg approaches vote on asphalt plant

STRASBURG — The Town Council is set to vote next week on whether it will grant a permit allowing an asphalt plant in the town’s business development park. At a work session Monday, council members expressed some concerns about the plant but left little indication about how they will ...

Strasburg Town Council moves toward asphalt plant decision

STRASBURG —  Members of the Strasburg Town Council expressed some concerns at a public hearing Monday about a proposal to build an asphalt plant in the town’s business development park. A Strasburg-based company, Kickin’ Asphalt, has sought the council's approval for an asphalt plant in ...

Company, residents at odds over proposed asphalt plant

The Strasburg Town Council has scheduled  a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday about whether a company, Kickin’ Asphalt, can build an asphalt plant at the town’s business development park. The hearing is set to pit two forces against each other: a locally owned company that is threatening to ...

Toms Brook man killed in Interstate 81 crash

A Toms Brook man was killed Thursday on Interstate 81 when the car he was driving struck the rear of a tractor trailer. According to Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. Tyler, Peter Anthony Del'Aguila, 30, was traveling northbound at 8:45 p.m. Thursday on I-81 near the 296-mile marker in Strasburg ...

Tuesday Spotlight: FCCLA student looks for new opportunities

STRASBURG – A freshman at Strasburg High School has served as a state officer of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America over the last year and is ready for future opportunities. Jana Bowman, 15, of Strasburg, is a freshman at Strasburg High School and served as a 2016-2017 state ...

Crowd gathers for 35th annual Mayfest

STRASBURG — The smell of festival food wafted through the air this weekend as a crowd gathered in the streets to celebrate the town’s 35th annual Mayfest. The festival, which ran from Friday to Sunday, boasted entertainment for all ages. Tents lined the streets as vendors tried to entice ...

Downtown Strasburg may get a bed and breakfast

There are plans underway to bring a new bed and breakfast to Strasburg. The only thing in the way is the town’s development ordinance. Armand and Lauren Mancini are closing on the Crabill House, a historic four-bedroom building at 112 E. King St. in downtown Strasburg. They are hoping to ...

U.S. 11 in Strasburg to close for Mayfest

STRASBURG – For the first time in the 35-year history of Strasburg's Mayfest, U.S. Route 11 will be closed for vehicle traffic. U.S. 11, from Capon Street to where King Street becomes Massanutten Street, will be closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday so that pedestrians attending the ...

Restaurateur issued summons over meals tax issue

Abraham Agosto, the owner of the Old Mill Grill at 497 Stover Ave. in Strasburg, has been issued a summons regarding failure to file a meals tax report and failure to pay a meals tax to the Town of Strasburg. According to a criminal complaint filed by Sgt. Scotty Thompson of the Strasburg ...

Plan to build asphalt plant in Strasburg moves forward

The planning commission for the Town of Strasburg approved plans to bring an asphalt plant to Strasburg Thursday. The commission voted 3-1 in favor, with one member abstaining. The proposed plant still needs a special use permit from the Town Council that will allow asphalt production. The ...

In contentious vote, Strasburg Town Council pays Mayfest band

The Strasburg Town Council voted narrowly on Tuesday to pay $1,800 for a band to perform during Mayfest. The 5-4 vote came with supporters arguing that the annual festival, which will be held May 19-21, would help build community spirit and bring people to downtown Strasburg. Opponents, ...