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Changes possible to Vintage Woodstock

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Woodstock town employees  are listening to what residents want of Vintage Woodstock. Town officials conducted a survey last month asking people what they thought of the yearly social event. Katie Mercer, Woodstock's director of marketing and events, said the Woodstock Enhancement Promotions ...

Eagles buy Old Mill: Group aims to get wheel turning again

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STRASBURG – After renting the basement of the building that housed the Old Mill Restaurant for 28 years, the Massanutten Aerie 4186 Fraternal Order of Eagles has purchased the entire building. The property on Stover Avenue was previously owned by Peggy Lee Pappas. Doug Horn, acting treasurer ...

Town sees Avtex redevelopment cost rising

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FRONT ROYAL – The cost to bring ITFederal and other businesses into the former Avtex site, along with the added traffic, continues to climb. The Town Council learned at a work session this week that the locality might need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars just to supply utilities to ...

Board OKs waiver for Christendom chapel

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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 ...

Front Royal man still being sought

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Front Royal police are continuing to look for a local man wanted on multiple warrants for sex offenses. Police are looking for 57-year-old Mike Edward Haymond who is wanted on a total of four warrants, two counts of rape of a child less than 13 years-old and two counts of sodomy of a child ...

County extends leash law

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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 ...

Some Warren County students will bring turkeys home for Thanksgiving

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FRONT ROYAL — In the afternoon of Nov. 13, some students enrolled in the evening programs run by the Warren County Schools Special Services Department were unloading and dropping off turkeys in the Diversified Minds building on 15th Street. On Thanksgiving, the students will be receiving the ...

Jim Eastham remembered for his love of Front Royal

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James ‘Jim’ Eastham, Sr. was a beloved member of the Front Royal community who cared passionately for his hometown. Eastham, 65, died Nov. 17. He was a life-long resident of Front Royal who devoted much of his life to extensive and wide-ranging work in the community.  Eastham served two ...

Police Blotter

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: Nov. 9: A 13 year old was charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. Court date is 11:15 a.m. Jan. 4 in Shenandoah County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. Nov. 9: A larceny was reported. ...

Strasburg town council to vote on paying for town park

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STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council is set to vote next month on how much money it will spend on a planned park next to the Town Hall, after a bid came in that would leave the town with a shortfall of over $250,000. That shortfall means that the town is going to have to pay to cover the ...

Man pleads guilty to breaking and entering charges

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FRONT ROYAL -- An Annandale man pleaded guilty on Monday to two breaking and entering charges as part of a plea agreement. Charlie Montano, 21, was charged with breaking into a home and breaking into a vehicle in the early morning hours of Aug. 23, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Anna ...

Pedestrian hit along Senedo Road

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Virginia State Police are investigating a crash in which a pedestrian was struck along Va. 42 in Shenandoah County. The crash occurred at 7:40 p.m. on  Va. 42 approximately 100 feet north of Route 681. A 1995 Chevrolet sedan was traveling south on Senedo Road when a pedestrian attempted to ...

Town planners back changes to housing project

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FRONT ROYAL – The Planning Commission recently endorsed changes to a long-proposed development in town. The commission voted to recommend that the  Town Council approve an amendment to proffers associated with the Front Royal Limited Partnership’s proposed development of its 149.3 acres ...

Fire & Rescue Report

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Nov. 13-19: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Cardiac: 1 Chest pain: 2 Difficulty breathing: 2 Fall: 3 General illness: 7 Hypotension: 1 Injured person: 1 Motor vehicle crash ...

Christendom seeks waiver for chapel

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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 ...

Edinburg woman dies in crash

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An Edinburg woman died at the scene of a Friday evening crash in Shenandoah County. The crash occurred at 7:35 p.m. Friday on Alum Springs Road, south of Miller Road, according to a Virginia State Police news release issued Sunday evening. Laura J. Perkins, 56, of Edinburg, was driving her ...