Almost two months into its study to determine how widespread COVID-19 is among adults in the commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Health announced on Thursday it plans to conduct a similar study for children.
Financial situations have improved for many in Strasburg as people began going back to work but on Tuesday night the town’s finance manager reported that handfuls of hardship applications are still coming in. The town turned off water and sewer access for roughly 46 households last month.
RICHMOND — Virginia House Democrats are planning to use an upcoming special session to mandate employers provide paid sick days, along with several other priorities.
Shenandoah County supervisors on Tuesday discussed the feasibility of establishing a new convenience site to service the trash disposal needs of residents of the St. Luke community west of Woodstock.
FRONT ROYAL – During a recent work session, Interim County Administrator Ed Daley suggested that the Warren County Board of Supervisors consider five priorities moving forward this year.
WINCHESTER — The first day of school for Frederick County Public Schools has been pushed back until Sept. 8, the School Board decided unanimously at a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
STEPHENS CITY — Heroes on the River, a local nonprofit group that provides free social gatherings and outdoor activities to combat veterans, received a $3,000 donation from Paladin Bar & Grill in Stephens City on Tuesday.
FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Circuit Court recently approved the Board of Supervisors’ request for a referendum regarding the Confederate statue on the courthouse lawn to be on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Shenandoah County Public Schools announced Wednesday morning that the division will go all-virtual for all students for the first nine weeks of the school year.
Long after the safety concerns about meeting in person have abated and COVID-19 is no longer a topic of everyday conversation, Strasburg will still broadcast its meetings online for viewers at home to participate as if they were in the room.
Shenandoah County supervisors approved appropriations of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money to help offset costs incurred during fiscal year 2020 and addressed costs associated with the upcoming presidential election during their regular meeting on Tuesday.
The Lord Fairfax Health District didn’t report any new deaths on Wednesday, but it still hasn’t stemmed the flow of new COVID-19 statistics rolling in.
FRONT ROYAL — On Tuesday night, former Warren County Administrator Doug Stanley was hired as Lynchburg’s new city manager.
Concrete plans aren’t finished but Strasburg Town Council members decided on Tuesday night they are set to approve any feasible, appropriate plans Verizon submits for its bid to add a new halo to the town’s water tower.
The Edinburg Town Council approved a loan resolution authorizing the town to incur a debt of over $2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program for improvements to the wastewater treatment plant.
The Mount Jackson Town Council unanimously approved the resumption of its utility cutoffs and repayment plan policy at its meeting on Tuesday.
FRONT ROYAL — The town hopes to increase pedestrian safety and make traffic flow better on South Street.
FRONT ROYAL — The Town Council on Monday was presented a petition signed by 18 business owners and residents who oppose the town’s decision to close Main Street to vehicles every weekend.
The Strasburg Police Department reported the following incidents in July:
FRONT ROYAL – State police chased a Herndon woman through Warren County on Friday evening, witnessing her hit multiple police vehicles and push a dog out of her car while she was driving, according to court documents.
The Shenandoah County School Board will meet on Thursday and one of the agenda items is to discuss the process of renaming two schools and coming up with a new mascot for a third school.
A day after posting long-time lows, Virginia’s COVID-19 figures sprang back to the recent highs the state has been experiencing as it continues to battle the virus.
FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board during its meeting next week will consider the possibility of delaying the first day of school from Aug. 27 to Sept. 8, according to a news release from Superintendent Dr. Chris Ballenger.
FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council during a Monday work session decided to eventually vote on a resolution stating that the town will not ban firearms at town-owned properties.
Building connections through the Veterans of Foreign Wars is the main goal of new Commander in Chief Hal Roesch II.
More than 100 parents banded together and filed a legal position to prevent the Shenandoah County School Board from moving forward with its decision to rename two schools and a mascot.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
Virginia’s COVID-19 recovery continued to show strong signs Monday but several safety nets are still in place to cover anyone who is feeling the effects of the pandemic.
Patrick Kenney has been named the new superintendent of Shenandoah National Park as well as Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.
Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on Aug. 7:
STRASBURG – Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Robin Shrum understands that things will be different if students return to in-person classes on Aug. 31, but she and her staff are determined to make the best of it.
The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
WINCHESTER — Winchester City Councilor Bill Wiley on Saturday won the Republican nomination to run for the 29th District House of Delegates seat in the Nov. 3 general election.
In the last weeks, we have been hearing much about the rebound in COVID-19 cases and their relationship to reopening the economy, demonstrations, and beach parties, along with what school should look like this fall. Florida, eastern Virginia, and more recently southwest Virginia have indeed …
The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents:
MIDDLETOWN — It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes two to remove bats from a belfry.
Virginia surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases over the weekend, and the Lord Fairfax Health District attributed two more local deaths to the pandemic.
Kathryn Staton, a technology teacher at Ashby Lee Elementary School, recently became one of only 750 educators around the world to be a certified International Society for Technology in Education Educator.
Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston released a statement on late Friday afternoon concerning an email that he had sent to a county resident about the renaming of two local schools.
WINCHESTER — Many believe it’s in a farmer’s blood to always stay positive, to find the silver lining and to do their job with a smile.
The Woodstock Police Department reported the following incidents:
WINCHESTER — Republicans will choose their candidate for the 29th District House of Delegates seat during a firehouse primary today in Frederick County.
Members of Shenandoah County Planning Commission offered their votes of support for a trio of special-use permits for home businesses on Thursday, including one that would allow agritourism-related activities involving a short-term rental on property located on the outskirts of Strasburg.
The show will go on at this year's Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, though the schedule has changed.