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Shenandoah County

Protesters fight back against Trump administration policies

WOODSTOCK – Migrant families and border policy seemed to still be weighing on the minds of protesters who gathered at noon Saturday at the intersections of Main and Court streets. “It's heartbreaking,” said Lloyd Spinner, of Woodstock, as he talked to protesters Kay Pierce and Ron ...

ICE was looking for space

Immigration and Customs Enforcement was looking for housing for immigrant detainees in Virginia. The agency  sent out an email about 10 days ago to the Virginia Sheriff's Association asking members to help with providing 65 short-term bed spaces for immigrants, according to area officials. ...

Lab delays prompt prosecutor to drop drug case

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County prosecutors this week dropped a criminal case over problems with evidence testing by a state laboratory. Joshua Robert Showers appeared in the Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday where he stood charged with distribution of a controlled substance, ...

Area professor named regional coordinator of honors society

  Jenni VanCuren, an assistant English professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, has been named the Virginia/West Virginia regional coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges. She had previously been the associate regional ...

Man pleads in drug, child endangerment case

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man pleaded guilty Thursday to child endangerment after he and and a young relative tested positive for several illegal drugs in February. Kevin Wayne Larkin pleaded guilty in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to one count of possession of fentanyl. Larkin, 45, ...

Local woman to attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders

A Central High School graduate will be attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, a conference held at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Leighanne Bodge, 17, daughter of Samantha Stephens and stepfather Trent Stephens, will be at the conference from June 25-27. “You get to ...

Sheriff Millholland sponsors fundraiser

Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland is once again sponsoring a community appreciation baseball game to help fundraise for two local organizations. For 16 years, Millholland has sponsored a night at the Winchester Royals baseball game at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park. This year's ...

Man pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man faces prison time for committing drug crimes last year. Michael Lee Mullins, 32, of Edinburg, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of distributing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm with ...

I-81 funding option could be challenged

A possible funding option for the Interstate 81 improvement plan – tolls on commercial-only trucks – could face a legal challenge. P. Dale Bennett, president and CEO of Virginia Trucking Association, is among those who object to the commercial trucks-only toll proposal. "We agree that ...

Rally planned in Woodstock on Saturday

Shenandoah Indivisible, Shenandoah County Democrats and the Democratic Caucus will gather from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in Woodstock for a rally to protest the treatment of undocumented migrant families. “Stripping children from their parents and effectively jailing them is unconscionable and ...

Rape conviction appeal moves forward

WOODSTOCK – A man convicted of rape in Shenandoah County last summer recently appealed his case to the Virginia Court of Appeals. An appellate court judge on Friday granted Patrick J. Wakeman’s petition for an appeal that allows the case to move forward. J. Lloyd Snook filed a petition ...

A new gymnasium for Sandy Hook Elementary

Sandy Hook Elementary School is getting its new auxiliary gym. “I was super excited but I did not believe it," Principal Robin Shrum said. "We have been asking for it for 12 years. I said I would not believe it until they broke ground. Crews came last week and took out the playground ...

School division sees boost to budget

Additional school funding in Virginia's  budget could allow Shenandoah County Public Schools to hire more staff. That was the message Shenandoah County School Board members heard at Thursday night's meeting. When the state budget was adopted May 30, the schools found that projected state ...

Judge jails man for stealing quarters

WOODSTOCK – A Mississippi man must serve jail time for stealing hundreds of dollars in quarters from Shenandoah County coin laundry businesses. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Mark Anthony Prindell Palang in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Friday to 15 years in prison for three counts of ...

Dog attack leads to suspended jail term

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County woman received a suspended jail sentence Friday after her dog attacked and bit a jogger in October. Judge Amy Tisinger sentenced Carey Rose Bailey, 45, of 1503 Helsley Road, Edinburg, in Shenandoah County General District Court to 12 months in jail for ...

County responds to Dollar General rezoning lawsuit

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys for Shenandoah County have asked a judge to dismiss a resident’s lawsuit over the rezoning for a new Dollar General store. Attorneys with the Salem law firm Guynn & Waddell PC filed a response in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to a complaint that ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters hopes to expand into Shenandoah County

Shenandoah County hopes to be a participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in the fall. The pilot program would be administered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. It seeks to match up to 25 children with volunteer mentors who live or work in Shenandoah ...

Sex offender returns to prison for probation violation

WOODSTOCK – A convicted sex offender who served time for crimes committed in 2003 must go back to prison for violating the terms of his probation. Lester Roy Hodson appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Friday for a hearing on a probation violation. An agreement reached between ...

‘Something has to be done’: Crowd tells VDOT what’s wrong with I-81

STRASBURG – Kermit Orndorff Jr., 64, was one of about 100 people attending Tuesday night's Virginia Department of Transportation's Interstate 81 corridor improvement plan public meeting held at Strasburg High School. Orndorff has a home on Junction Road in Strasburg, and he is concerned ...

Edinburg prepares to divert wastewater

The Town of Edinburg is entering into formal negotiations to divert operations at its wastewater treatment plant to the county's facility in Woodstock. Mayor Daniel Harshman explained that Edinburg's plant, which was put online in 1987, recently began having issues meeting the Virginia ...