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Instruction plans set school priorities

May 5, 2016

Along with final approval of the 2016-2017 budget, the Warren County School Board laid groundwork for achieving the district’s instructional goals at its May meeting.

Teacher resigns amid sheriff’s investigation

May 5, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating accusations of misconduct against a teacher at Warren County High School, school and law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Area strawberry crop looking good

May 5, 2016

Area growers are reporting positive signs that this year’s strawberry crop yield will be high.
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50 years behind the wheel

Shenandoah County school bus driver Hilda Vann looks in the rear-view mirror from the driver’s seat of her bus.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 4, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Hilda Vann has been driving Shenandoah County school children to and from school for the past 50 years, and she is not planning on getting out of the driver’s seat anytime soon.

Panel discusses revenue loss

May 4, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County’s Conservation Easement Authority criticized the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday for taking away their funding for land protection.

Meeting set for video review

Tim Carter

May 4, 2016

Shenandoah County school officials and the Sheriff’s Office have agreed on the details for showing a videotape of Strasburg High School students committing acts on a school bus that led to the filing of criminal charges against them.

All trails now open in Shenandoah National Park

May 4, 2016

The trails that were closed as a result of the wildfire in Shenandoah National Park have been reopened, according to a news release issued by the park service. All of the park’s services and facilities will return to their normal schedules, said park Superintendent Jim Northup.

Orndorff elected mayor

Town council candidates Taralyn F. Manuel-Nicholson, left, and Barbara H. Plitt, right, stand outside the polls in Strasburg on Tuesday with mayor candidate Town Councilman Richard A. “Rich” Orndorff Jr., center. Orndorff won the three-way race against Councilman Donald M. Le Vine and former councilman Justin M. Ritenour. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 3, 2016

STRASBURG – Voters on Tuesday picked a former mayor to step back into the role and three new faces to serve on Town Council.

Livestock Report

May 3, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
April 30
Bulls L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $150.00-160.00; 400-499 lbs., $135.00-145.00; 500-599 lbs., $127.00-137.00; 600-699 lbs., $115.00-128.00;

Judge adds to manslaughter sentence

May 3, 2016

A woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a fatal traffic accident has received a final, additional sentence after a jury recommended last week that she serve six months in jail and pay a $500 fine.

County seeks back taxes in property sale

May 3, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – More than a dozen delinquent taxpayers can expect Warren County to try to sell off their properties on the courthouse steps Thursday.