Warren County

Warren County supervisors OK kennel permit

FRONT ROYAL – A Great Dane breeder can run his Warren County kennel after reaching a deal with neighbors and winning approval by local leaders. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve Michael Gibson’s request for a conditional-use permit to run a commercial kennel at 387 ...

SOL results suggest some schools will lose accreditation

Several schools in Shenandoah and Warren counties will miss out on full accreditation for the 2017-18 school year, based on Standards of Learning test results the Virginia Department of Education released Tuesday. According to Warren County Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Drescher, ...

Warren County Middle School starts first day

Principal Amy Gubler called the first day  at Warren County Middle School Tuesday a success. “I think we couldn’t have asked for a better start,” Gubler said. “We’ve just had lots of people helping with all of the procedures for getting people on and off the buses and getting them ...

Warren County schools prepare for first day

With the new Warren County Middle School nearing its first day in operation, Superintendent Gregory Drescher said Warren County Public Schools is prepared for the start of the year on Tuesday. The schools are fully staffed, Drescher said, having filled 70 positions over the summer. The new ...

EDA reveals name of housing project firm

The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority has revealed the name of the developer of its workforce housing project. The Aikens Group, a private firm based in Winchester, will develop the 36-unit apartment complex designed and priced for local teachers, law enforcement workers ...

Driver dies when stricken vehicle catches fire

LINDEN – A person died in a vehicle fire early Friday morning in a rural part of Warren County. The Department of Fire and Rescue Services released information Monday about the incident, noting that the investigation remains ongoing. Investigators are not classifying the incident as either ...

Warren County report shows fire, rescue progress

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County has made progress in the area of fire and rescue services since 2009, but has a few more goals to meet, an internal study shows. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday heard a report from Jacob Dodson, an intern working for the county administration, on the findings ...

Survey says Warren County youth like to play

FRONT ROYAL – Survey says: Warren County’s youth enjoy recreational activities and want more. But the results of the Youth Advisory Board’s two-year study go deeper into the reasons why county children pursue such activities, what they consider before participating in organized sports ...

EDA board to review role, strategic plan

The new chairman of Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors refreshed members' memory on the agency’s role Friday. L. Greg Drescher gave a speech at the beginning of the EDA meeting – the first held by the board since longtime member Patricia Wines died ...

County promotes VDOT road program

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County residents and property owners can ask local officials to put their private streets in the state’s hands. The county put the call out Wednesday to property owners or homeowners associations interested in applying to the Rural Addition Program under which the ...

County cuts ribbon on more roads in neighborhood

LINDEN – Warren County can soon hand over three more roads in a rural neighborhood to the state. County officials announced Tuesday the completion of Rural Addition improvement projects in the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District, specifically Pine Ridge Road, Copenhaver Road and Western ...

County, town to consider joint tourism panel

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County and the town could soon join forces to promote local tourism. County Administrator Doug Stanley said last week that a new panel made up of representatives from both localities would collaborate to push tourism initiatives. Stanley talked about the proposed joint ...

County acquires land for park area at bridge

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County plans to use land near the Morgan Ford Bridge to enhance the recreation area at the Shenandoah River crossing. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to buy a 0.58-acre parcel of property from owner Alfred Chapman for $10,000 and to accept his gift of an ...

County to expand bus service to LFCC, jail

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County plans to start a new bus service in the area at the end of the month. The transit service will provide transportation from Front Royal to the U.S. 340-522 Corridor and to Lord Fairfax Community College’s Middletown campus. The new trolley service provides town ...

County keeps firms to collect taxes

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County plans to continue to work with two firms tapped to go after delinquent taxpayers. The Board of Supervisors voted at its meeting Tuesday to renew contracts with Pond Law Group and TACS, which the county hired last year as it increased its efforts to collect unpaid ...

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 ...

Veteran EDA board member dies

Longtime member of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority Patricia S. "Patty" Wines died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Wines, 81, served on the EDA’s Board of Directors for 16 years and as its chairwoman since 2008. She recently was reappointed to the board. Wines ...

Man charged after gun incident

A Bentonville man is facing charges of assault and battery and using threatening language over public airways after an incident Saturday in which authorities accused him of firing a gun and threatening to harm a neighbor. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that ...

RSW jail graduates dog in new program

FRONT ROYAL – The regional jail in Warren County has graduated its first dog from a program that lets inmates and canines learn from each other. Desiree Henderson, an inmate at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, trained Whimsey, a 2-year-old, female pit-bull terrier mix, to ...