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STRASBURG – Police are investigating a traffic crash involving Strasburg Mayor Rich Orndorff Jr. that occurred Friday evening during the town’s annual Mayfest.

FRONT ROYAL – A criminal complaint by Front Royal Police officer David Fogle states that the massage parlor that allegedly offered sexual favors for money was a “full-service business.”

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WINCHESTER, Va. – It took only three years for the spotted lanternfly to infest all of South Korea. That same fly was found in Winchester and Frederick County in January 2018, and has already moved out of its initial 1-to-2-square-mile range to more than 16 square miles throughout the county.

Shenandoah County Republicans picked their slate of candidates Thursday to run in the general election on Nov. 5.

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FRONT ROYAL — The Northern Virginia Academy of Ballet has reopened with founder Karen Eriksson-Lee as artistic director and teacher.

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EDINBURG, Va. – John-Robert Rimel discovered his love of music early on in his life.

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FRONT ROYAL – Town police, according to a department news release, arrested four people Wednesday “related to an investigation involving prostitution and maintaining a bawdy place” in a Biggs Drive building that former Mayor Hollis Tharpe admitted over the phone that he has visited.

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Mount Jackson man last week on a charge of failing to register his new address with the sex offender registry, according to court documents.

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FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board approved the 2019-2020 salary scales at its work session on Wednesday.

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STRASBURG – The Town Council on Tuesday agreed to delay a vote on the fiscal year 2020 budget.

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FRONT ROYAL – A woman accused of assaulting and wounding her mother in October can avoid jail by remaining on good behavior for two years.

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EDINBURG – No one spoke at Tuesday’s public hearing when Town Council members presented their proposed fiscal year 2020 budget of $1,603,172, which is slightly less than the current year’s budget of $1,626,788.

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NEW MARKET – Planning Commission members rejected a proposed increase for conditional use permit application fees Monday night, suggesting the town raise the fee but to a lesser degree.

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Azimullah Habibi, 31, of Sacramento, California, was charged with a count of reckless driving Wednesday after wrecking his tractor-trailer in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 81, according to a news release from the Virginia State Police.

A story published Tuesday on A1 titled “Judge orders man to serve 13 years for fatal shooting” should have identified Wanda Horton in the third paragraph as victim Warren Ramsey’s fiancee.

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MIDDLETOWN – Another portrait of an area police officer who died in the line of duty was unveiled Wednesday during the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy’s annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service.

NEW MARKET – Despite a proposed sharp increase in water rates, only a few citizens showed up Monday night to hear about what to expect next year in the town's 2020 fiscal year budget. Town Council members are set to vote on the combined $7,113,821 budget next month.

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FRONT ROYAL – After a series of work sessions and public hearings spanning six months, Town Council at its regular Monday meeting approved a special use permit allowing the United Parcel Service to use a parking lot at its 470 S. Commerce Ave. facility.

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A horse is framed by fencing as it grazes by Sandy Hook Road in Strasburg on Monday.

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The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for May 6-12:

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FRONT ROYAL -- Wanda Horton testified through tears Friday about how her son’s mental health deteriorated to a tipping point March 27, 2017, when he shot and killed her fiancee.

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FRONT ROYAL - A lawyer for Curt Tran and his business, ITFederal,  two of the nine defendants targeted by the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority in a $17.6 million lawsuit, is requesting that charges against his clients be dismissed for a variety of reasons, including t…

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WOODSTOCK — Mandy R. Belyea returns to work for Shenandoah County administration in July after her second stint in the town office.

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Town Council members will hold a public hearing tonight, offering residents a chance to comment on the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020.

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The Mount Jackson Town Council and Finance Committee members meet tonight to discuss next fiscal year’s proposed budget and hear from residents.

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FRONT ROYAL – Never use the word “just” to describe any part of your life, featured speaker Olivia Henderson told fellow graduates at Saturday’s commencement ceremony for Lord Fairfax Community College.

Left: Kenidee Woodell, 6, left, and her sister Kerington Starcher, 3, dance to music from the Lon Z Baker band, of Winchester, at Saturday’s Family Fun Day event in Front Royal. Right: Amanda Fox, of Front Royal, shares some shaved ice with her St. Bernard puppy Petunia at the 4th annual Fam…

 Amanda Fox, of Front Royal, shares some shaved ice with her St. Bernard puppy Petunia. She was attending Saturday's 4th annual Family Fun Day at the Main Street gazebo in downtown Front Royal.

STRASBURG – Voter registration drives continue in Shenandoah County public high schools, with the latest occurring Friday at Strasburg High School.