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Woodstock

TRIAD Conference speaks to senior citizens

WOODSTOCK -- Members of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office spoke to a roomful of seniors Friday at the Moose Lodge about safety and services available  for their age group. Lt. Becky Mauck of the Shenandoah County Sheriff Office said the event, the 17th Annual TRIAD Conference, promotes ...

MMA’s ‘role model’ student looks back on time at school

WOODSTOCK - Although Sarah Panah only attended Massanutten Military Academy for a year, she said the school became a home she will miss after graduating Saturday. Panah, 18, a Maryland native, said she first came to MMA for a summer school program and ended up being offered a scholarship for ...

Shenandoah County School Board gives budget final approval

The Shenandoah County Public Schools Board on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a total operating budget of $66.7 million, an increase of $3.4 million. The full operating budget breaks down to $27,773,197 from the county, $1,381,685 from the federal government and an expected $35,772,906 ...

Woodstock Police Department attains state accreditation

The Woodstock Police Department is now an accredited agency by a unanimous vote earlier this week of a state commission made up six police chiefs and six sheriffs from Virginia. The department received the accreditation on its first attempt and with no corrective findings against it, a rarity ...

Three charged with trespassing, brandishing weapon near school

WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on charges of trespassing and brandishing a weapon near a school after they allegedly broke into a vehicle near Central High School. According to a criminal complaint, officer D.R. Dunivan of the Woodstock Police ...

No show for public hearing on budget

WOODSTOCK - The Town of Woodstock continues to work on its budget. Residents did not come out for a public hearing on the budget held Tuesday night before the Town Council meeting. Administrators increased the general fund budget about $500,000 to about $8 million from the initial $7.5 ...

Woodstock mayor, 3 council members keep seats

Incumbents in two Shenandoah County towns were swept back into office after voters headed to the polls Tuesday. Woodstock's mayor and three council members all ran unopposed while seeking third terms. Mayor Jeremy McCleary, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, won with 156, or 96 percent ...

Four incumbents running unopposed for third terms in Woodstock

Woodstock's mayor and three council members are all running unopposed while seeking third terms. The is election Tuesday. Mayor Jeremy McCleary, an attorney, and his wife run a law office together. He was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. “I have really enjoyed serving the Town ...

Central students join national walkout

WOODSTOCK - On the 19th anniversary of a mass school shooting in Colorado, and about 90 minutes after a new attack in Florida, students at Central High School walked out of classes Friday to protest gun laws they believe are too weak, part of a nationwide event involving more than 2,500 ...

Community services board to add substance use program for children and teens

FRONT ROYAL — The Northwestern Community Services Board is set to launch an intensive outpatient program, a long-term program designed to help children or teenagers recover from substance use disorders, for children and teenagers. During a meeting of the Northwestern Community Services Board ...

Woodstock man arrested on sodomy, resisting arrest charges

The Woodstock Police Department arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday night on charges of resisting arrest and forcible sodomy. Capt. Chris Baker, of the Woodstock Police Department, said that police had an outstanding warrant for the arrest of Brandon Watson-Kaufman. They went to his home at ...

Nonprofit holding drive for instruments

A Woodstock-based nonprofit is holding a musical instrument drive for Shenandoah County schools through April 21. The Shenandoah Education Foundation will collect gently used band and orchestral instruments at all First Bank locations in the county, and at Frets ‘n Friends Music ...

Woodstock unveils proposed budget

Woodstock officials are proposing in their 2019 budget a meals tax increase that would fund two new full time police officers and a town fleet mechanic. Town manager Angela Clem unveiled the proposed $12.5 million budget Thursday night at a town work session, which includes a $7.5 million ...