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QUICKSBURG—Cars whittled out of tiny bricks of pine, hand-shaped by boys and girls, raced down a long metal track Saturday afternoon as Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts gathered together for a morning of competition followed by an afternoon of feasting.

FRONT ROYAL - A town man was recently charged on several felony counts after allegedly firing a gun through the front door of a Ritenour Street home and in the direction of the resident.

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Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh joined other mayors at the White House on Friday and spoke with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson about affordable housing as part of the last day of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual winter meeting.

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FRONT ROYAL – William “Crazy Willie” Huck, the owner of C&C Frozen Treats, plans to open a second Main Street business with offerings including Cajun food, donuts and more. 

FRONT ROYAL – When it was time to discuss the town’s $15 million civil lawsuit against the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority during a Thursday town-county liaison committee meeting, Town Attorney Doug Napier said “I don’t want to be a party pooper” but it was not a pro…

The spotted lanternfly has been found within the region and will be coming for area crops soon, said Corey Childs, extension agent of agriculture for the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s seventh district.

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a Staunton woman on charges related to vehicle break-ins in Mount Jackson.

Weeks after a final order was entered in a case petitioning to remove Strasburg Mayor Richard Orndorff Jr. from office, Orndorff and his attorney, Phil Griffin II, filed an objection and asked the court to reconsider its ruling.

FRONT ROYAL – An item the Board of Supervisors usually approves with no discussion - its monthly account payables - was questioned by some of the new board members. The 70-plus page packet outlines everything the county owes its vendors. If it is not approved, County Administrator Doug Stanl…

FRONT ROYAL — Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority Board members determined Thursday that it won’t be cost-effective to take the solar panels off the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority building to use on the jail.

FRONT ROYAL - The Board of Supervisors has delayed the county’s application to the Virginia Department of Transportation seeking state funding for road improvements in hopes of understanding how the projects will impact next year’s overall budget.

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MIDDLETOWN - Lord Fairfax Community College hosted technologist Gary McGraw on Wednesday night. He spoke of the cutting edge work being done at the Berryville Institute of Machine Learning, which he co-founded a year ago.

FRONT ROYAL – The Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting denied the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority’s request for $36,827 to fund current and former EDA board members’ legal fees for their dismissed misdemeanor nonfeasance and misfeasance charges.

FRONT ROYAL – A private business wants to assume management of the county-owned Front Royal Golf Club, which has operated at a loss for years.

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STRASBURG — The upcoming closure of LSC Communications will cost the town more than $41,000 in lost water and sewer revenue this year, and more than $146,000 in lost revenue next fiscal year, said Town Manager Wyatt Pearson.

WOODSTOCK - The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors and the Shenandoah County Board of Education held a joint meeting Tuesday night to continue the ongoing discussion of the school division's long-term facilities plan.

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Strasburg has been hit with several businesses, both large and small, closing in the last couple of months, leaving the town and county scrambling to mitigate the impact.

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Edinburg’s new initiative to encourage property owners to keep up their buildings could begin as soon as next month.

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One day after 22,000 people poured into Richmond, mostly to show opposition to a gun-control agenda that led Democrats to victory in November, the new party in power killed a handful of Republican-sponsored bills that would fire back at stricter gun laws.

FRONT ROYAL – The town sought feedback from business and property owners during a forum last week in ongoing attempts to create policies regarding downtown events and Main Street closures.

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As thousands of protesters poured into Richmond on Monday legislators inside continued to discuss the role guns will play in Virginia’s future.

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Following an uneventful rally in Richmond in support of Second Amendment rights that featured men and women carrying an assortment of firearms around the state capital Monday, some Republican lawmakers are still fighting against the rising gun-control tide.

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A Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputy was in the right place at the right time on Sunday, helping to prevent a tragedy when a detached garage went up in flames.

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WOODSTOCK - A descendant of several great-great grandfathers who fought in the Revolutionary War led a group of citizens, ministers and others on Saturday in honor of Peter Muhlenberg, one of the heroes in America's fight for independence from Great Britain.

As members of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority stare down a dwindling budget, the town may soon have the power to create their own authority.

Democrats fired back at Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Mount Jackson, on Friday afternoon after he questioned their leadership in the 2020 General Assembly session.

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and February is Black History Month. In honor of King’s legacy and the impact that African-American history has made on the U.S., area organizations are planning free public events in coming weeks.

A grand jury in Warren County indicted a West Virginia woman and a Strasburg woman on Wednesday on charges related to an attempt to defraud the Chantilly Gymnastics Boosters.

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board awarded a consulting services contract to Real Synergy LLC for the school division’s superintendent search during a work session on Wednesday.

STRASBURG — Following a Tuesday announcement that the local LSC Communications manufacturing facility will close, Mayor Richard Orndorff Jr. said the town is doing its best to help nearly 400 people losing their jobs find other employment.

MOUNT JACKSON – Holtzman Corp. violates town zoning violations by parking company vehicles for sale on a vacant lot, officials say.

FRONT ROYAL - Several gutted deer carcasses were recently dumped on the side of Panhandle Road, according to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police Officer Michael Corrado.