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Tough Decisions

Construction workers use a concrete boom truck at the site of Warren County's future middle school off Happy Creek Road in Front Royal on Monday.  Even though the new middle school’s completion is more than a year away, the county has tried to set aside the money needed to staff and operate the facility. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 9, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders again face tough decisions when they put together the next fiscal budget.

Raley: Strasburg boys team probe nearing an end

Jeremy Raley

February 8, 2016

The investigation into accusations of physical misconduct on a bus carrying members of the Strasburg High School’s boys’ varsity and JV basketball teams is nearing a conclusion, Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley said in a message to parents Friday.

Boundary options for public comment

February 8, 2016

The community will have the opportunity to discuss three Shenandoah County school boundary options at a meeting this Wednesday.

Residents praise quick road recovery

February 8, 2016

Town council and staff heard words of praise at the February town council meeting about how weather and road issues were dealt with late last month.

State police investigating shooting

February 8, 2016

Virginia State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting Sunday morning in the Clear Brook area in Frederick County.

Man arrested on meth charges

Joseph Carr

February 8, 2016

Law enforcement officials have arrested a Strasburg man after discovering what they say were several methamphetamine laboratories in his residence at 290 N. Massanutten St.

Organizations benefit from Black History Month screenings

February 8, 2016

To celebrate Black History Month, Winchester Film Club 3.0 is working with the Winchester-Frederick-Clarke chapter of the NAACP and the Douglass Alumni Association to bring noteworthy black films to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Innovative teaching, technologized

Justin Birckbichler, center, a fourth grade teacher at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal, assists Olivia Jackson, 9, during a coding class at the school on Thursday. Birckbichler has been  named one of 34 Google innovators from a pool of educators worldwide and will be heading to Google headquarters later this month for an academy session. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 7, 2016

At Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School, teacher Justin Birckbichler is leading a particularly tech-savvy group of fourth graders and working on an Innovation Project designed to empower students’ families.

Flu shots still recommended for region

February 7, 2016

Local flu cases have been less intense than in recent years, but Northern Virginia is seeing more cases than in other regions of the state, according to Dr. Charles Devine, health director of the Lord Fairfax Health District with the Virginia Department of Health.

Man dies in Basye fire

An area man was killed Thursday in a fire west of Mount Jackson that left the rest of his family homeless.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 5, 2016

A fire that sent home oxygen cylinders sailing hundreds of feet through the air took the life of a 56-year-old man in his home Thursday afternoon.

Malaria found in local deer population

February 5, 2016

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute researchers in Front Royal have discovered the malaria parasite in the local white-tailed deer population.

Blocked crossings a concern for county

A car crosses the railroad tracks on Fairground Road in Warren County on Friday. County officials are in talks with Norfolk Southern Railroad representatives to find ways to limit wait times at railroad crossings blocked by trains.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 5, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County officials are working with Norfolk Southern Corp and the Virginia Inland Port to fix blocked railroad crossings.

Schools recognize Internet safety week

Tim Taylor

February 5, 2016

Shenandoah County Public Schools celebrated Internet safety week this week with activities and information for all age groups on the importance of being safe online.

Sheriff’s Office: Parking lot death was a suicide

February 5, 2016

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has concluded that a male found dead in a pickup truck Thursday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Warren County died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Rape case set for trial

Dale Baldwin

February 4, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – A 2 ½-year-old rape case was set Thursday for a trial in Warren County Çircuit Court at 9 a.m. April 29.