EDINBURG -- Outdoor enthusiasts and other residents collected garbage dumped along Shenandoah County streams Saturday in the hopes of restoring fishing sites and keeping waterways clean.

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STRASBURG — The town’s first Shamrock Social attracted more than 100 people to Strasburg Square for music, games and food Saturday afternoon.

Warren County Fire and Rescue responded to a gas leak at the Commonwealth Senior Living Community in Front Royal on Thursday.

The investigation into the arson fire at a Tom’s Brook home continues, and investigators are asking for help.

The Strasburg Town Council is set to discuss the town’s proposed budget and the proposed Cedar Valley development at 33227 Old Valley Pike during its work session on Monday.

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a $70,256,789 operating budget for fiscal year 2020.

WOODSTOCK – County supervisors have approved a bed and breakfast in the Mount Jackson agricultural and forestal district for more intensive use, opening the door for a special use permit application.

FRONT ROYAL – Bryan Layton has tossed his name into the hat to replace Commonwealth's Attorney Brian Madden, who was recently appointed a judge in the 26th Judicial Circuit Court.

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FRONT ROYAL – Invoices for the canceled Skyline Criminal Justice Academy state that the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority spent $540,269 on the project.

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FRONT ROYAL – Authorities claim a prisoner turned a comb into a knife while incarcerated at the regional jail last week.

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Shenandoah County authorities say one of five men accused of planning and pulling off a home invasion last month hit a dog with a baseball bat while another suspect hurt a victim with a type of pepper spray.

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The Shenandoah County government department handling land development lost another employee last week when planner Jill Jefferson quit her position in the Office of Community Development.

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NEW MARKET – Town Council members wrestled through their first run at a budget for the fiscal year 2020 on Tuesday evening.

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MAURERTOWN – Heavy rains last summer followed by piles of snow this winter led to a surge in cattle loss in Shenandoah County, according to Bobby Clark, a senior extension agent.

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Tuesday’s fire in Tom’s Brook has been ruled an arson, and a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to a conviction.

FRONT ROYAL – Citizens can expect a slight bump in their utility bills as Town Council on Monday approved rates that may result in $3 monthly increases.

FRONT ROYAL – After 15 years on the job, Warren County Treasurer Wanda Bryant recently announced her intentions to retire before her term comes to an end.

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for March 4-10:

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WOODSTOCK—Shenandoah County Planning Commission members pressed pause on a special use permit application that would open up roughly 200 acres of land for a solar farm.

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FRONT ROYAL — The town is hoping that the Warren County Board of Building Codes Appeals will hear any appeals regarding the recently passed property maintenance code.

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FRONT ROYAL — A town woman accused of welfare fraud avoided prison time by entering a plea deal Monday.

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FRONT ROYAL — Public safety professionals squared off Saturday in a series of feats of strength competitions during the 4th annual Heroes Challenge.

FRONT ROYAL - A proposed hike to utility rates  that could result in a $3 monthly increase to utility bills will be the subject of a 7 p.m. Town Council public hearing tonight.

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County supervisors appeared hesitant to increase funding for community groups and programs Thursday evening.

FRONT ROYAL – County officials are considering the construction of a Fire and Rescue training facility off ESA Lane on John Marshall Highway for an estimated $160,000.

WOODSTOCK – County supervisors announced Thursday that Evan Vass, assistant county administrator, will take Mary Beth Price’s place as county administrator when she retires on April 1.

A pickup truck ran into Shaffer’s Barbecue and Catering in Woodstock on Thursday, causing minimal damage and no injuries, according to restaurant owner George Shaffer.

FRONT ROYAL – A Warren County jury on Friday recommended a Front Royal woman serve five years in prison after finding her guilty of stealing from a local veterans group and setting fire to its headquarters.

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Feb. 25-March 3: