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Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Woodstock, police

Editor: On behalf of the Shenandoah County Pregnancy Center, I would like to thank Woodstock  Deputy Town Manager Mandy Belyea and Woodstock Police Chief Eric Reiley for their time, support and enthusiasm in helping us organize our recent fundraising and friend-raising effort, the 5K Run to ...

Business Ledger: July 15

Performance Sport & Spine Dr. Jeremy Busch, CEO of Performance Sport & Spine in Front Royal has received the Diplomate of American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians Designation. Only 2 percent of chiropractors in the nation have achieved this designation. The ...

George Bowers Sr.: We need an aerial perspective

If you ever have a hankering for a story, just say the word, “snake.” Everyone has their own favorite tale about these legless creatures that strike fear in the hearts of all humanity and most are anxious to share them with anyone who will listen. My friend Benny shared a snake story with ...

Letter to the Editor: Story did not mention obligated funds

Editor: This is written in regard to the June 30 article by Alex Bridges concerning the recent meeting of the Industrial Development Authority of Shenandoah County (IDA). That article cited the IDA with a balance of $862,496. The article went on to cite IDA members saying that to fund ...

Man charged after gun incident

A Bentonville man is facing charges of assault and battery and using threatening language over public airways after an incident Saturday in which authorities accused him of firing a gun and threatening to harm a neighbor. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that ...

Gerald Almy: Planning and booking a western big game hunt

Every Eastern hunter dreams of a trip out West at some point in their lives. But the Western U.S. is a vast region with an incredible variety of game species, terrain, and habitat, and a sometimes confusing system for issuing hunting licenses to non-residents. For setting up a hunt, figuring ...

Pet of the Week: Norris and Vega want to share their love and affection

EDINBURG -- Norris, a gray male tabby cat, and Vega, a buff and white tabby, are both at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter and awaiting someone to take them home. Norris and Vega are owner surrenders and both came in with their litters but they're the only ones that haven't been adopted ...

Letter to the Editor: Mural or graffiti?

Editor: I read with interest your story and picture about the murals in Strasburg in Thursday's paper. I would just like to say that one man's mural is another man's graffiti. Please sign me up for the latter. John Kelliher, Toms Brook

Letter to the Editor: Trump wants taxpayers on hook for failing banks

Editor: The Dodd-Frank regulations on banks passed after the 2008 economic meltdown were not tough enough on the banking industry, but there is a specific part of Dodd-Frank that is designed to prevent taxpayers from bailing out the banks again in lieu of another such collapse of the banking ...

Holiday Events: July 1

The following holiday events will take place today: BryceFest Bryce Resort in Basye will hold its annual BryceFest from noon to 10 p.m. today featuring craft and food vendors from noon to 6 p.m., illusionist/magician Wes Iseli performs at noon, 2 and 4 p.m., music by the Foundry Street ...

Corrections

Wednesday's article, "Animal lover fancies cats and their shows," should have stated that Steve Marston's first show cat was named Ardala. It has also been corrected to reflect the spelling of Marston's name. Thursday's Holiday closings list should have stated that the New Market Area Library ...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings are scheduled: Shenandoah County The Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. The Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the government center New Market Town Council meets ...

Peter Brookes: N. Korea: The world’s most repressive police state

"Brutal," is absolutely right. That's how President Trump characterized the Pyongyang regime this week on hearing news of the untimely and tragic death of American student Otto Warmbier after 17 months of his captivity in North Korea. Warmbier passed soon after being medevac'd home from ...

Community News & Events: June 20

Shower A card shower is planned for Bob Bauserman, who will celebrate his birthday today. Cards may be sent to 27497 Old Valley Pike, Toms Brook, Virginia 22660.   Tea Today is the deadline to attend the Warren Heritage Society’s Shenandoah Valley Frontier Tea and Colonial Games ...

Warren County High School top graduates

The following graduates at Warren County High School were recognized during commencement ceremonies June 3: The top academic female graduate in the Class of 2017 is Angela Vasishta with a 4.4 grade point average. She is the daughter of David and Jyoti Vasishta. She received a $3,000 ...

Jonah Goldberg: Big government and violence

What's the worst part about horrific, murderous violence in America? Well, except for the death, the ruined lives, the pain and the fear and the rush to pass laws that wouldn't have prevented it, I think it has to be the media criticism. The challenge, at least for conservatives, is that the ...

2017 Boys Tennis Coach of the Year: Robinson pleased with Falcons’ finish

WOODSTOCK -- The start of the season wasn't what Central boys tennis coach Luke Robinson was hoping for, but the finish couldn't have been much better. Central started the season 2-9 in part due to having several top players out with injuries and vacation. The Falcons bounced back strong in ...

Craig Murto: A lap around the racing world

It's the heart of racing season, and sometimes there are so many good stories to discuss that it's hard to pick just one. Let's start this lap around the racing world with the best story of the week, Ryan Blaney's win at Pocono in the NASCAR Cup Series. It's always good to see the Wood ...

Peter Brookes: Happy on the Rapp: Fishing for shad, striper

The phone alarm went off in my chest pocket exactly at 8 p.m. It was the time I agreed with myself that I was going to make my last cast, get off the rolling Rappahannock River and head home before dark. But…the bite was on fire: stripers, shad and white perch. “Just a few minutes ...