Strasburg

Students learn to manage money during Bank Day

Jessica Sims, 18, a senior at Skyline High School, listens to Elizabeth Cottrell, chairman of the board, speak during Bank Day at First Bank's Operation Center in Strasburg on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 21, 2017

STRASBURG – First Bank invited area high school seniors from Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties to learn about the banking industry, financial services and the role banks play in their communities as part of Virginia Bankers Association’s Bank Day scholarship program on Tuesday.

Fire damages Strasburg home

Gloria Ingram walks across her front yard beside her neighbor's home, which caught fire on Wednesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 15, 2017

STRASBURG — Fire burned a residential structure in Strasburg Wednesday morning. Crews arrived around 10:30 a.m. to see heavy flames affecting a single-story brick home at 377 Front Royal Road. Nobody was home at the time and no injuries were reported.

Town pool to open for the summer

March 1, 2017

Despite uncertainty after last year’s swim season, it appears Strasburg will end up opening its town pool in some capacity, according to the town manager.

Council starts work on five-year plan

February 22, 2017

Town Council and the planning commission met Tuesday to begin the possibly nine-month process of updating the town’s comprehensive plan.

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.