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EDINBURG – Economic development doesn’t take place overnight but Shenandoah County is focusing on increasing its profile as a place for business.

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NEW MARKET — Town Council members awarded two businesses $5,000 each Monday to help them improve their buildings as part of a facade enhancement program.

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council is debating whether it should have any future involvement with the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority or if its own economic development organization should be created.

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FRONT ROYAL – The town is considering a series of road improvements for which the costs could be split with the Virginia Department of Transportation through its revenue sharing program.

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council at its Monday work session decided that it will vote next week on whether to hold a public hearing regarding lower tap fees, the charge incurred by connecting to the town’s water and sewer system.

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WINCHESTER — Winchester Medical Center has temporarily stopped performing mammograms due to concerns about the quality of its scans.

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FRONT ROYAL — After hearings and appeals that spanned over a year regarding a Browntown home’s code violations, the matter has been finalized by the Warren County Board of Building Code Appeals.

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Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash in northern Warren County on Thursday that involved a police cruiser. The crash occurred at 12:28 p.m. on Route 522 at Route 655, according to a state police news release.

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A Front Royal man died Monday after driving off Interstate 66 and hitting a fence and guardrail, state police report.

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Front Royal police arrested a mother and son on Sunday after a fight in their home.

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WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man accused of killing an Edinburg-area woman earlier this year made a brief court appearance Monday.

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FRONT ROYAL — The fifth SamiCon took place at Samuels Public Library on Saturday, and fans of comics and fantasy came out in force to celebrate their love of books and cosplay.

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WINCHESTER — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are perceived as less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but research is starting to show it can still pose risks, especially to children.

MOUNT JACKSON - Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity officials held an informal meeting at Triplett Tech on Friday to discuss its projects, including its latest home approval.

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FRONT ROYAL – Michael Whited has committed to completing a painting or a drawing a day for a year. He calls it his 365 drawing/painting project.

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Lord Fairfax Community College has entered into a transfer agreement with Radford University that allows local students pursuing a career in chemistry to transfer without losing credits.

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STRASBURG – One of the Strasburg Museum’s most popular attractions is getting a facelift soon after the museum received a $2,500 grant from Crescent City Charities.

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FRONT ROYAL — A new business expansion is bringing gaming out of dark rooms and basements into the communal light.

FRONT ROYAL - The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority’s fiscal year 2018 audit, which is about 10 months overdue, should hopefully be completed by the year’s end, according to EDA Executive Director Douglas Parsons.

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FRONT ROYAL – Officials have not been able to answer who requested an unnecessary $1.1 million draw from a United Bank loan on Jan. 30, which was over a month after the resignation of Jennifer McDonald, the EDA’s former executive director who has been charged with alleged illicit financial conduct.

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FRONT ROYAL — Judge Ian Williams on Wednesday ruled in General District Court that former Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Jennifer McDonald defamed Supervisor Tom Sayre and that he is entitled to $20,000 in damages.

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FRONT ROYAL — Due to ongoing developments regarding the alleged embezzlement case involving the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority, Circuit Court Judge Bruce D. Albertson opted to delay initial motions hearings in the town’s civil suit that claims multi-million dollar damages.

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WOODSTOCK – On Tuesday, Louis Hamrick opened his shop for the last time. On Wednesday, for the first time in 58 years, he spent a weekday not on his feet cutting hair but sitting down, doing, as he said, whatever he wants.

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Since hitting a low point during the Great Recession in 2009, Shenandoah County’s tourism revenues continued to improve, cresting $230 million in 2018, according to data released by the U.S. Travel Association.

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STRASBURG — The Gateway Trail Project to build a sidewalk along U.S. 11 north of town has begun, Town Manager Wyatt Pearson told attendees to a Town Council meeting on Tuesday.

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council at its regular Monday meeting approved Councilman Chris Holloway’s request to vacate a portion of Carter Street so that he can build townhouses.

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FRONT ROYAL – Citizens will have to put down more money upfront when moving into a new house or opening a business as the town’s utility deposits have increased.