Warren County

County to consider new deal with Comcast

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders could ink a new deal with Comcast to provide cable to residents, government offices and the school system. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to set a public hearing next month for the county’s renewal of its franchise agreement with Comcast Cable. ...

Board OKs deal for ambulance gear

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County took advantage Tuesday of a deal to obtain new equipment for its emergency response vehicles. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve the Department of Fire and Rescue Services' request to enter into a deal to lease and purchase Physio-Control Inc. LifePaks ...

Board OKs fire station staffing plan

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders on Tuesday approved a plan to put more paid firefighters at the station serving Shenandoah Farms. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to continue staffing at Station 6, formerly Shenandoah Farms, using $130,000 from funds set aside in the Department of Fire ...

Board OKs protection for Mint House

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County has put another 40 acres of property into protection from future development. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to accept a deed of gift of easement from Stephen James Lee to place 39.8 acres known as the Mint House, along Strasburg Road, into a ...

Warren County schools agree to purchase new security equipment

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Public School District has been awarded a $40,000 security grant from the Virginia Department of Education. Members of the Warren County School Board, in a meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to accept the grant funding and to pay for a server, cameras and ...

Bridge work misses deadline

FRONT ROYAL – The contractor on the South Fork Bridge project missed the completion deadline Friday but should finish the work soon, state transportation officials say. Meanwhile, motorists should expect delays along the U.S. 340-522 bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River and on ...

A gift of music: Warren County dedicates instruments in music park

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County officials dedicated a set of playable, musical instruments on Wednesday as the newest feature at the Rockland Park. Department of Parks and Recreation staff had installed the metal instruments in the Lorraine LeHew Hultquist Music Park over the summer. But the ...

Board OKs waiver for Christendom chapel

FRONT ROYAL – Christendom College can move forward with its plan to build a new chapel. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the college’s request for a waiver from a local restriction on building heights in certain areas of the county. The board heard support for the waiver ...

County extends leash law

FRONT ROYAL – River Bend Farm has joined a growing number of Warren County neighborhoods that don’t allow dogs to run at large. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a request from the subdivision to add their neighborhood to the list of designated areas in which the county ...

Christendom seeks waiver for chapel

FRONT ROYAL – Christendom College appears poised to build a new chapel more than a year after announcing its $40 million fundraising campaign. But the chapel as designed exceeds Warren County’s height limit for buildings so Christendom has asked to modify the original permit for a waiver ...

Warren County schools to start new GPS software

The Warren County Public Schools system will soon use a new GPS service for its school buses. Aaron Mitchell, the director of transportation for the district, said that the new service would allow the district to track how well the buses are following their routes. “It allows us to make ...

Crash kills Linden woman, six others hospitalized

Aimee Nicole Shemwell, 29, of Linden, died in a crash at 7:15 p.m. Monday in Warren County, according to Virginia State Police Sgt. F. “Les” Tyler. Shemwell was in the passenger seat of a 2004 GMC Yukon SUV as the vehicle traveled southbound on Winchester Road. Her husband, Michael Spencer ...

Warren County ACA enrollees left with few nearby doctors and hospitals

An Affordable Care Act enrollee in Strasburg has a number of places to go to look for care. There are 178 doctors within 20 miles of Strasburg in the network of the silver plan for Anthem, the sole insurer in the Affordable Care Act’s individual marketplace in Winchester and Frederick and ...

Kennel permit under scrutiny

Warren County officials could revoke a kennel owner’s permit, though local zoning officials now appear willing to talk with the dog breeder. Wendy Tenney lost 16 of her Australian shepherds in the March 6 fire that destroyed the kennel for her dog-breeding operation at 63 Limeton Church ...

Elected leaders, merchants oppose park fee hike

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders oppose a proposal to hike entrance fees at the Shenandoah National Park. The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to adopt a resolution in opposition to a National Park Service proposal to increase the daily entrance fee from $25 to $70 per vehicle during ...

Warren County schools and Valley Health will swap land

FRONT ROYAL —Warren County Public Schools will swap parcels of land with Valley Health as the hospital system moves toward replacing Warren Memorial Hospital. The Warren County School Board voted unanimously during their meeting on Wednesday to swap land the school district owns by Leach ...

Rockland Park moves ahead of schedule

FRONT ROYAL – Construction on Warren County’s Rockland Park has jumped ahead of schedule thanks to other nearby economic development projects. H&W Construction worked with county staff on grading along the east and west sides of Fishnet Boulevard near the entrance to Rockland Park. ...

Hearing on evidence in murder case delayed

A murder suspect's attempt to suppress evidence obtained by law enforcement at the time of his arrest will have to wait. David Glynn Hoyle, 33, of Front Royal, appeared in Warren County Circuit Court on Friday before Judge Ronald L. Napier. Public defender Tim Coyne and Assistant Public ...

Lake Front Road tops priority list

FRONT ROYAL – The sole access road for a Warren County neighborhood now tops the list of local road-improvement priorities. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to adopt the Rural Addition Priority List of projects aimed at improving various roads through cost-sharing agreements with ...

Car crash victim dies from injuries

James Seth Snyder, of Martinsburg, West Virginia,  died in INOVA Fairfax Hospital at 10:13 p.m. on Wednesday due to injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash on Saturday, according to a news release from state police. The accident occurred when Snyder, 20,  was traveling eastbound on ...