FRONT ROYAL – Warren County students will learn both in-person and from home during the upcoming school year scheduled to begin Aug. 27 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senate Democrats aren’t looking to back down from continuing to provide substantial unemployment benefits while the COVID-19 crisis continues to roll on, but Sen. Mark Warner told reporters on Thursday that there isn’t agreement about whether Americans will receive another stimulus check.
Weeks of sustained improvement suppressing COVID-19 has not, and will not, be enough to dampen some measures of the virus for some local areas.
The Shenandoah County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to push the first day of instruction from Aug. 17 to Aug. 31.
Cynthia Walsh couldn't help but get emotional as she talked on Wednesday evening. The Shenandoah County School Board member has children in school and she said at the meeting she was torn over whether the schools should come back on Aug. 31 using a hybrid or an all-virtual method.
During Wednesday's School Board meeting, several Shenandoah County said they are fearful of reopening school with in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
FRONT ROYAL – A $2.5 million overhaul to AS Rhodes Elementary School is progressing on schedule, Warren County Schools Maintenance Director Greg Livesay told the School Board on Wednesday.
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The Shenandoah County School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a request to move the start date for Shenandoah County Public Schools to Aug. 31.
Woodstock’s Town Council approved a special-use permit for Woodstock Lofts LLC on Tuesday evening, giving the green light to Echelon Resources Inc. to repurpose the town’s old school as an apartment building.
Virginia launched its first-in-the-country exposure notification application, COVIDWISE, on Wednesday, paving the way for public health officials to help citizens fight COVID-19 without recording or storing any personal data.
FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal Town Council during a Monday work session considered a proposed resolution stating the town's intentions of not banning firearms at town-owned buildings or properties.
The federal funding that Shenandoah County has received in the form of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act soon will double.
Negotiating the fifth package to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a slog on Capitol Hill, but on Wednesday Sen. Tim Kaine said he was hopeful that Democrats and Republicans have begun to make progress and may have a baseline bill to negotiate over the weekend.
FRONT ROYAL – Warren County will receive another $3.5 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities (CARES) Act funding, doubling the amount of money the county will get from the program.
FRONT ROYAL – Downtown soon may be a bit more colorful as property owners consider the possibility of painting murals on facades.
FRONT ROYAL – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Warren County Fair is set to be underway Aug. 18-22.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its fifth month with little end in sight, it can be tough to know how to plan for the future.
The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office will be taking donations for school supplies from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Woodstock Walmart.
Sheetz is set to open its new location at 1621 N Shenandoah Ave. in Front Royal on Thursday. A virtual grand opening event will be held at 2:30 p.m. today.
FRONT ROYAL – The Board of Supervisors wants a November referendum asking citizens whether they think the Confederate statue on the courthouse lawn should be removed.
Strasburg has its COVID-19 relief funds in hand and is ready to start spending it before a Dec. 30 deadline.
Virginia took initial steps Tuesday to build out its COVID-19 testing program as it announced it has joined forces with five other states and the Rockefeller Foundation to purchase 500,000 rapid antigen tests each from Becton Dickinson and Quidel.
WINCHESTER — "What's the point in living?" "I just want to die."
Shenandoah County Public Schools is one of nine school divisions honored by the Virginia School Boards Association for Excellence in Workforce Readiness during a recent virtual awards ceremony.
WINCHESTER — The disease detectives don’t carry guns and badges. They mostly use phones for their investigations.
Tainted heroin in Frederick County and Winchester appears to be contributing to a spike in area overdoses.
Virginia saw a spike in key COVID-19 measures over the last week but long-term averages remained positive.
Appraisers expect to begin Shenandoah County’s next real estate reassessment later this month.
If there is a COVID-19 case in Shenandoah County Public Schools this year, the Virginia Department of Health will give guidance as to whether schools need to be shut down.
FRONT ROYAL – After serving as county administrator for 20 years, Doug Stanley exited his office for the final time last week after the Board of Supervisors requested his resignation early in July.
Strasburg’s Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Festival has taken home the 2020 Virginia Main Street Merit Award for Best Downtown Promotion.
A Sunday evening Facebook post by Luray Mayor Barry Presgraves on his personal page has drawn the ire of some Town Council members.
WINCHESTER — Whether it’s shots panning the mountains of farmland or tight clips of a bustling downtown, the Northern Shenandoah Valley continues to utilize video to showcase local businesses and landmarks and tell stories of its history.
Massanutten Military Academy will be offering classes in-person and virtually this fall.
The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents:
FRONT ROYAL – Citizens within the Lord Fairfax Health District continue testing positive for COVID-19, with total reported cases in the district's six localities numbering 2,485 as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.
FRONT ROYAL – After 25 years on the job, Warren County Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Mabie will retire Dec. 31, according to a county news release.