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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FRONT ROYAL — On Tuesday night, former Warren County Administrator Doug Stanley was hired as Lynchburg’s new city manager.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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 …

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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.

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.