Warren County

Stuck on reading

Amethyst Roland,10, a fourth grade student at Ressie Jeffries Elementary School, straps a piece of duct tape on thschool principal Thomas Matteson during school on Friday. Students used  duct tape to tape Matteson and reading specialist Jennifer Hill to the wall as a reward for doubling their Dr. Seuss reading challenge in March. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 10, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Students at Ressie Jeffries Elementary School in Front Royal outdid themselves in this year’s March reading challenge, and after doubling their literacy goal, they had earned an unforgettable Friday afternoon celebration.

Correction

April 10, 2015

A story that ran on Friday should have said Amy Gubler, an assistant principal in Rappahannock County Public Schools, will

A heavy toll, recalled

Shannon Moeck,  a park ranger at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park, helps ring a bell being supported by park volunteer Guy Young, of Gore, outside Belle Grove on Thursday. The ringing of the bells was  to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 9, 2015

Local residents and National Park Services officials gathered at Belle Grove Historic Plantation for the “Bells Across the Land” on Thursday.

Board OKs design for new school

April 9, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board voted at a Thursday night meeting to approve construction documents for a new middle school, exchange surplus property with the county for land on which to build the school and authorize a search for building contractors.

County eyes industrial developments

April 9, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — In a report given to the Warren County Board of Supervisors this week, the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority outlined some potential industrial development along the Route 522/340 corridor north of Front Royal.

Savvy seniors

Shirley Nichols, 76, left, and Sarah Whittaker, 84, right, both of Front Royal, listen to a presenter during the Senior Safety Expo held Wednesday at the Elks Lodge off Guard Hill Road in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 8, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The TRIAD Senior Safety Expo in Front Royal Wednesday was packed with advice for seniors on being financially savvy and keeping themselves safe from those who would seek to defraud them.

Concerns voiced over car seizures

April 7, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County treasurer’s decision to start seizing vehicles from delinquent taxpayers last week shocked, worried and angered many people.

Front Royal completes DRIVE Tourism program

Maurice Jones

April 7, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — As a tourism destination, the town is looking to enhance its brand and visitation through a new unified plan from a statewide initiative called DRIVE Tourism.