A program run by the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging aims to help seniors avoid falls by keeping their balance.

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More funding options for Virginia are ready to flow, Gov. Ralph Northam said on Friday.

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Facing a worldwide pandemic that is shuttering businesses and putting people out of work, Shenandoah County residents remain torn on whether it is prudent for the government to move forward with a budget that proposes increases on personal property taxes.

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and 29 of the 31 Appalachian Trail maintaining clubs have requested the federal government close the trail until April 30 to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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FRONT ROYAL – The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the special grand jury investigating alleged embezzlement within the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority being granted a six-month extension, Prosecutor Michael Parker states in an email.

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FRONT ROYAL – Lord Fairfax Health District Director Dr. Colin Greene explained during a Thursday news conference that COVID-19 has infected a wide age range of persons in Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Clarke and Frederick counties.

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Broadcasting from his home earlier this week, Sen. Mark Warner continued his efforts to keep in touch with constituents on the unfolding measures to combat COVID-19 while maintaining the appropriate social distancing mandated by state and federal guidelines.

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority hopes to help aid businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by reactivating its USDA loan program.

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is continuing its operations during Virginia’s stay-at-home order, the organization announced in a news release.

New Market Town Council members met remotely Tuesday afternoon to discuss whether they would extend the deadlines and waive late fees for personal property tax and real estate tax bills due on June 5.

FRONT ROYAL – The search firm seeking candidates for the open town manager position wants to know the qualities citizens would like to see in the individual chosen for the job.

FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council during a virtual Monday work session continued discussions regarding a proposed pavilion in the town commons, a project for which the construction costs are significantly over previous estimates.

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FRONT ROYAL – Without exiting her vehicle, town resident Jamesa Hughes received two bags of free food from the Front Royal-Warren County Congregational Community Action Project nonprofit organization.

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for March 23-29:

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.

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The exponential growth of positive COVID-19 cases is still expected in Virginia but the mushrooming numbers the Virginia Department of Health continues to report have some underlying positive trends.

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FRONT ROYAL – As the number of online utility payments increases amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the town is waiving its 2.35% card fees through June.

High winds caused a power line to short and spark a fire that burned a wooded area and destroyed a trailer home Monday, Warren County officials determined.

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Following another memo from the Supreme Court of Virginia, Judge Kevin C. Black announced that most court proceedings in Shenandoah County will be continued until April 26 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan partnership that propelled a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package through Congress just days ago is already showing signs of strain, raising questions about how quickly calls for massive followup legislation may bear fruit.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump's impeachment trial distracted the federal government from the novel coronavirus as it reached the United States in January, despite warnings at the time from public health experts and members of Congress ab…

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Town governments might need to wait until May to see how the coronavirus epidemic hurts their bottom lines.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York's governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City is just a preview of what other communities across the U.S. could …

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday issued a statewide stay-at-home order along with a lecture for those who packed the state's beaches last weekend or otherwise ignored calls to avoid mass gatherings.

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year, according to a Monday news release from the Virginia Department of Education.

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Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order Monday afternoon, putting more teeth on his previous executive orders in response to the swelling COVID-19 pandemic. The order went into effect immediately and extends through June 10.