Warren County

Bridge work moving forward

Tim Cooper, a VDOT bridge inspector, walks over the wooden timbers that remain on half of the existing Morgan Ford Bridge in Warren County. The new bridge, constructed by Orders Construction Company Inc., of St. Albans, West Virginia, is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 27, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Low river levels and little rain are helping construction crews build a new Morgan Ford Bridge in Warren County.

Warren schools plant Tower Gardens

Meredith Miller, left, an A.S. Rhodes Elementary fourth grade teacher, and Niki Wymer, a member of the Front Royal Rotary Club, assemble the lights on a Tower Garden being installed at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal on  Monday. The Front Royal Rotary Club donated $6,000 and Solodex donated $1,700 to fund the project, which allows the school to grow herbs and vegetables indoors. Nine of the units were purchased for Warren County schools.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 26, 2016

Warren County students will be helping to grow small school crops of vegetables and herbs using new Tower Gardens that will be set up at every school.

Sheriff’s office seeks larceny suspects

This is an image taken from surveillance video of suspects in the theft of iPhones at the Wal-Mart store in Warren County. Courtesy photo

September 26, 2016

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is searching for suspects believed to have stolen around $10,000 worth of iPhones from Wal-Mart last week.

Election officials say letters mislead voters

September 22, 2016

Local registrars and state election officials have fielded numerous calls from voters who have received letters leading them to believe they weren’t registered.

County planners OK Marriott plan

September 15, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Hotels in town face more competition in the near future when a new Marriott opens in the U.S. 340-522 corridor.

Warren adds new crisis management system

September 15, 2016

Warren County Fire and Rescue will be able to better operate during emergency situations with the addition of Crisis Track, a multi-function program that allows emergency personnel to better gauge the scale and location of emergencies in addition to several other functions, said Shawn Graber, Warren County Fire and Rescue’s deputy emergency manager.

Many schools approaching accreditation benchmarks

September 14, 2016

The Virginia Department of Education released the accreditation status for schools throughout the state for 2016-2017. These accreditation ratings are based on achievement results from 2015-2016.

Panel backs chicken rules

September 14, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – The Planning Commission on Wednesday endorsed a revised set of rules that would let residents raise chickens at their homes.

Skyline teacher named regional Teacher of the Year

Students surround Heidi Trude, center,  after she was surprised with winning the District 4 Teacher of the Year award Tuesday morning at Skyline High School.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 13, 2016

Warren County Public Schools administration surprised Skyline High School teacher Heidi Trude Tuesday morning by announcing that she’s been named the state’s Region 4 Teacher of the Year.

County seeks sanitary district manager again

September 13, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County can’t seem to fill a job that requires a high-school education, experience with road maintenance and pays $48,000-$73,000.

Skyline to continue improvement plan programs

September 7, 2016

Skyline High School will continue its three-year school improvement plan with remediation programs on the tails of a significant jump in SOL scores last school year.