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Proposed Thunderbird Farms shooting ban slated for public hearing

Local News

Citizens can comment on a proposed shooting ban in the Thunderbird Farms subdivision during a public hearing at the Board of Supervisors regular 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting. The ban is requested by Thunderbird Farms Property Owners Association and residents who feel that shooting is not safe in the ...

Panel upholds former Strasburg fire chief’s removal

Local News

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department Restructuring Committee has upheld a previous vote by Strasburg Fire Department members to remove former Fire Chief Dale King’s membership with the department. During the committee’s meeting in May, King appealed the fire department’s April ...

A new gymnasium for Sandy Hook Elementary

Local News

Sandy Hook Elementary School is getting its new auxiliary gym. “I was super excited but I did not believe it," Principal Robin Shrum said. "We have been asking for it for 12 years. I said I would not believe it until they broke ground. Crews came last week and took out the playground ...

Korean War veteran meets daughter for first time

Local News

On his 82nd birthday in May, Korean War veteran Wieland Charles Johnson woke from a nap to a surprise visitor. On that day, he met his 59-year-old daughter for the first time. Johnson served in a non-combat support role in the Air Force on Okinawa Island from 1956 to 1958. While there, like ...

School division sees boost to budget

Local News

Additional school funding in Virginia's  budget could allow Shenandoah County Public Schools to hire more staff. That was the message Shenandoah County School Board members heard at Thursday night's meeting. When the state budget was adopted May 30, the schools found that projected state ...

Judge jails man for stealing quarters

Local News

WOODSTOCK – A Mississippi man must serve jail time for stealing hundreds of dollars in quarters from Shenandoah County coin laundry businesses. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Mark Anthony Prindell Palang in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Friday to 15 years in prison for three counts of ...

Dog attack leads to suspended jail term

Local News

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County woman received a suspended jail sentence Friday after her dog attacked and bit a jogger in October. Judge Amy Tisinger sentenced Carey Rose Bailey, 45, of 1503 Helsley Road, Edinburg, in Shenandoah County General District Court to 12 months in jail for ...

County responds to Dollar General rezoning lawsuit

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys for Shenandoah County have asked a judge to dismiss a resident’s lawsuit over the rezoning for a new Dollar General store. Attorneys with the Salem law firm Guynn & Waddell PC filed a response in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to a complaint that ...

Strasburg Fire Department interim president resigns

Local News

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department has a new interim president after former interim president Vince Poling resigned. Mayor Rich Orndorff announced Poling’s resignation during the fire department restructuring committee meeting Monday, following a closed session discussion. In a ...

Truck crash sends driver to hospital

Fire & Rescue

A Shenandoah County man suffered injuries in a single-vehicle crash in Maurertown on Monday morning. A 1978 GMC truck driven by Cornelio Juarez, 44, of Maurertown, crashed at approximately 11:10 a.m. on Zion Church Road, just south of Black Bear Road in Maurertown, according to information ...

Man airlifted to hospital after fire

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - A Front Royal resident was flown to the MedVac Burn Center in Washington, D.C. after a Friday morning fire, according to Warren County Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico. Maiatico said rescue squads were dispatched to 502 Virginia Ave. at about 8:44 a.m. and left at 10 a.m. He said ...

EDA director charged with filing false police report

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - Jennifer McDonald, who has worked as the Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority's executive director for a decade, has been charged by the Virginia State Police with a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report. A criminal complaint by Special Agent Eric ...

Honoring Father’s Day: One man’s story of family devotion

Local News

FRONT ROYAL -- Larry Rhodes of Front Royal knew one thing: He always wanted to be a father. “I live for my kids,” Rhodes said. “I can't tell you the last time I did something for myself without putting them first. That’s just the kind of dad I knew I always wanted to be.” This ...

Locals share what makes a man a good dad

Local News

Locals share their in own words what makes a man a good dad: Penelope Courtney of Front Royal said, “So many qualities, but let's start with being there for his kids through rain and shine.” Katherine Stewart of Front Royal said "Family - My dad was the sole provider for the family and ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters hopes to expand into Shenandoah County

Local News

Shenandoah County hopes to be a participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in the fall. The pilot program would be administered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. It seeks to match up to 25 children with volunteer mentors who live or work in Shenandoah ...

Sex offender returns to prison for probation violation

Local News

WOODSTOCK – A convicted sex offender who served time for crimes committed in 2003 must go back to prison for violating the terms of his probation. Lester Roy Hodson appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Friday for a hearing on a probation violation. An agreement reached between ...

Business News & Events

Business

Kerri Lane Studio Kerri Lane Studio will host a photography show “Depression, You are Not Alone” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the newly relocated Hideaway Café at 141 S. Loudoun Street, Winchester. The show, which features artwork and written stories, will cover topics of depression, ...