Strasburg

Strasburg moves toward changes to sign ordinance

STRASBURG — Members of Strasburg’s Planning Commission and Ordinance Committee expressed support Tuesday for making changes to the town’s sign ordinance after the town found the sign of a local bakery and café in violation of the current regulations. During back-to-back meetings of the ...

Strasburg has write-in challenger for two-year seat

FRONT ROYAL — The two-year seat for Strasburg Town Council is set to have some competition, as Christie Boyce has announced that she will challenge Vice Mayor Scott Terndrup for it as a write-in candidate. Boyce, in an interview on Tuesday, described her candidacy as one designed to take ...

Digging up the past: Pottery expert seeks Strasburg clay

STRASBURG — Gene Comstock knew about the Stickley farm. The pottery expert who has written about the history of pottery in the Shenandoah Valley came upon the land in his research. Comstock found that J. Eberly & Company, a 19th-century Strasburg pottery company that has work on ...

Strasburg Fire Department removes former fire chief from membership

STRASBURG — Two weeks after rejecting an identical measure, Strasburg  Fire Department members roundly voted on Thursday to terminate former fire chief Dale King from the department. In a 24-4 decision, the members reversed a vote made hours after King was sentenced to jail time on a ...

Two salons, restaurant burglarized: Intruder knocked out power to shops

A string of three burglaries was carried out in similar fashion over about an hour early Tuesday morning in Front Royal and Strasburg. The first burglary occurred at Blake and Co. Hair Spa on North Shenandoah Avenue in Front Royal,  followed by incidents at Twisted Salon and Great Wall ...

Council discusses water rate discount program

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council is looking at renewing an agreement that reduces the water rates for downtown business owners. But while the Town Council members all expressed general support for the incentive program during a Monday work session, it is unclear what changes, if any, ...

House destroyed after second fire in 24 hours

STRASBURG – About 13 hours after firefighters cleared the scene of a Friday house fire at 370 Little Sorrel Road, flames ignited at the residence again. Shenandoah County Fire Marshal David Ferguson said the house was fully engulfed when units arrived at the house about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. ...

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 ...

13-year-old reports house fire, saves the day

STRASBURG – A 13-year-old Strasburg resident who was quick on his feet may have prevented a house fire from causing more damage than it did Friday. David Van Anden was mowing the lawn around 4:40 p.m. Friday when he noticed smoke coming from his neighbor's house at 370 Little Sorrel ...

Town Council candidates discuss platforms at forum

STRASBURG – Six candidates vying for five Strasburg Town Council seats presented their cases recently during a forum on why they should be elected. Ken Cherrix, John Massoud, Taralyn Nicholson, Curtis Falkenstein, and Emily Reynolds are up for four-year terms in the May 1 election. Vice ...

Fire Department rejects bid to banish King from its ranks

STRASBURG — Hours after former Strasburg Fire Department Chief Dale King was sentenced to jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the Strasburg Fire Department narrowly voted against a measure that would remove King from the department. During a Fire Department meeting on ...

Four sentenced in Fire Department cases

WOODSTOCK — One current and three former members of the Strasburg Fire Department, including the former fire chief and current member Dale King, were sentenced to jail Thursday for periods varying from one to three months following their convictions on misdemeanor charges of contributing to ...

Students attend Bank Day at First Bank

STRASBURG — A group of regional high school students met at First Bank, off Borden Mowery Drive, on Wednesday to discuss banking and personal finance during First Bank’s annual Bank Day. Carl Rush, a business teacher at John Handley High School, described the event as a great way for ...

Council candidate hopes to see focus on helping current business owners

Taralyn Nicholson served on Strasburg’s Town Council for 12 years, between 1994 and 2006. She lost a reelection campaign and then ran again in 2016, finishing fifth in a race that selected four people. She is running again this year. Nicholson said that her prior experience gives her an edge ...

Strasburg moves toward changes to sign ordinance

STRASBURG — The Town Council has moved toward grantinng a temporary waiver exempting a business owner from having to make changes to a sign as the Town Council pursues changing the town’s sign ordinance. During a work session on Monday, the Town Council members agreed that they should let ...

Strasburg panel removes Fire Department leaders

STRASBURG — A committee set up to make changes within the Strasburg Fire Department following the arrest of six department members has forced the removal of the department’s president and vice president. During the first meeting of the Strasburg Fire Department’s Restructuring Committee ...