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Strasburg can taste the tropics at Yeica’s Kitchen

Local News

Yessica Acosta has always dreamed of selling her homemade food. Today, her dream becomes reality with the grand opening of Yeica’s Kitchen in Strasburg. “When I was a child, I would play like I was selling my own food,” Acosta said. “I always had this dream…so right now I see it ...

Community honors Judge Hupp

Local News

WOODSTOCK – The community came out in force Thursday to honor Judge Dennis L. Hupp for his 26 years on the bench. Judge Bruce D. Albertson, chief judge of Virginia’s 26th Judicial Circuit, presided over a special session held in the Shenandoah County Circuit Court to commemorate Hupp’s ...

Warren County supervisor sues EDA director

Local News

Tom Sayre, a member of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Jennifer McDonald, the executive director for the Warren County Economic Development Association. In the suit, Sayre accuses McDonald of planting his phone number at a crime scene at her ...

Council candidate discusses his platform

Local News

FRONT ROYAL - A former town councilman is hoping to regain his seat in the upcoming November election. Chris Holloway, 54,  is employed by MC Dean, Inc. and previously served on the Town Council from 2008 to 2012, which included a two-year stint as vice mayor. He has also served as ...

Low water bridge reopens after flooding

Local News

The Morgan Ford Bridge reopened late Friday afternoon after a three-day closure that was the result of complications from recent rain events. Sandy Myers, Virginia Department of Transportation communications manager, said over the phone at 2 p.m. Friday that the bridge would reopen at about 3 ...

Veteran judge recalls major cases, weighs in on legal system

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Judge Dennis L. Hupp retired Aug. 1 after 26 years presiding over courts in Virginia’s 26th Judicial Circuit. But Hupp, 67, hasn’t completely hung up his robe just yet as he plans to serve as a substitute judge beginning in November. Hupp sat for an interview Friday in the ...

Downtown Front Royal changes receive mixed reviews

Business

FRONT ROYAL—Front Royal’s downtown facelift is making waves and splitting the attitudes of businesses on Main Street. Craig Laird's tea and coffee shop, Vine and Leaf, closed at 124 E. Main St. when its lease ended on Aug. 31, and reopened two and a half week later at 477 South St., a move ...

Warren schools move toward renovations to A.S. Rhodes

Local News

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County Public Schools is moving toward renovating A.S. Rhodes Elementary School after School Board members informally agreed to have the district request bids from architectural firms for the project. During a School Board work session on Wednesday, Melody Sheppard, ...

Local conservation groups form Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley

Local News

After more than a decade of informally working together, four local conservation groups have decided to officially partner up. On Wednesday, it was announced that the Shenandoah Valley Network, Shenandoah Forum, Community Alliance for Preservation and Augusta County Alliance would form the ...

Middletown police seize cigarettes from local store

Local News

Middletown police Wednesday seized packs of cigarettes that did not have local sales tax stamps from the ABS Food Mart store on Main Street. “Our Town Hall got a tip that one of our stores was not collecting the local tax on cigarettes,” Middletown Police Chief Gary Benedict Jr. said. ...

Historic plot donated to Warren County

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – Two sisters have donated to the county a tract of land once inhabited by a prominent local family. Tannis Warren, 77, of Warrenton, and Patricia Bonner, 73, of Decatur, Georgia, donated about 10.6 acres off Marys Shady Lane. It is the site of Happy Creek Manor, which burned ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

Valley 911

The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Sept. 10: Faith Horton, of Front Royal, was charged with having an invalid state car inspection and failure to display license plates. Sept. 10: Arkadiusz Majewski, of Arlington, was charged with driving two abreast in ...

Fire & Rescue Report

Valley 911

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Sept. 10-16:   Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status: 4 Cardiac: 1 Cardiac arrest: 1 Chest pain: 1 Diabetic: 1 Difficulty breathing: 1 Fall: 3 General ...

RSW inmates charged with fighting

Local News

A man awaiting trial on a murder charge now stands accused of fighting with a fellow inmate at the regional jail in Warren County last month. David Glynn Hoyle Jr. remains held without bond at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, charged with first-degree murder and use of a ...

Water troubles roil Edinburg: Mayor hopes for improvement soon

Local News

EDINBURG – Mayor Dan Harshman said he has learned more about water and sewer problems than he’d ever hope to know. Edinburg and Harshman’s water troubles will increase in January when the town pivots from E. coli testing to cryptosporidium. The town has been testing for E. coli all year ...

Strasburg police arrest man on malicious wounding charge

Local News

The Strasburg Police Department arrested Kenneth Ritter, 48, on a charge of malicious wounding on Monday. Police Chief Wayne Sager said that the magistrate’s office contacted the Strasburg police after receiving a request for a protective order from the victim in the case against Ritter. ...

Judge sentences man in fifth domestic assault

Local News

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man must serve time in jail for his fifth domestic-assault conviction. Judge Clark A. Ritchie sentenced Michael Alon Gilardi in the Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to two years in prison with one year and three months suspended for committing ...