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Quarantines, school closures and advice on preventing the spread of illness sound all too familiar during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. But such news stories also appeared in local newspapers more than 100 years ago when the Spanish flu and an infantile paralysis (polio) outbreak raged thro…

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WOODSTOCK — Following the arrest of a local pastor on a charge of brandishing a weapon, Judge Amy Tisinger on Friday approved a motion of nolle prosequi from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office not to prosecute.

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Daniel M. Dellinger, 19, of Edinburg, died Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash, according to a news release from Virginia State Police Public Relations Officer Sgt. Brent Coffey.

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A charge that the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office filed against Pastor Leon McCray on June 1 has been dropped, Sheriff Timothy Carter said on Wednesday.

The town of Woodstock will be the first to open its community pool for the summer, while other towns are still making plans before committing to dates for opening pools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout the year, Rutz’s BBQ & Catering is known for providing catered meals for weddings, corporate events and other special events. Now that COVID-19 continues to keep much of the country shut down, Rutz’s is relying on its reputation for BBQ and homemade sides.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Shenandoah County Registrar Lisa McDonald said she hopes all eligible voters will participate in Tuesday’s election and that her office is doing every thing possible to ensure safety.

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The Edinburg Town Council held a public hearing on the proposed 2021 budget Tuesday night. Mayor and Town Manager Dan Harshman said they have received no comments on it.

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It’s National Library Week, and though libraries around the area remain closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re offering more virtual services than ever to keep connected with the community.

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When Hoyle Laughlin II opened Laughlin Auctions with his two brothers in the 1980s, the thought that auctions held at their business could one day be done without anyone bidding on the items in person wasn’t even a blip on the radar.

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EDINBURG – Councilman Steve Van Stee during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Town Council asked Mayor Daniel Harshman about the coronavirus.

Libraries are tremendous resources for borrowing any number of books, audiobooks, movies, music and video games. But they also offer faxing and notary services, provide access to tax forms, help with job applications, troubleshoot technology issues, loan out free state park passes and so much more.

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a Staunton woman on charges related to vehicle break-ins in Mount Jackson.

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Edinburg’s new initiative to encourage property owners to keep up their buildings could begin as soon as next month.

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Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and February is Black History Month. In honor of King’s legacy and the impact that African-American history has made on the U.S., area organizations are planning free public events in coming weeks.

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EDINBURG – Town Council members waltzed through approving three amendments to the town code Tuesday evening but didn’t take up any kind of action on guns.

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Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested an Edinburg man Wednesday who threatened his roommates with burning down the home in which they lived.

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EDINBURG – Citizens rallied behind town leaders Tuesday evening at a meeting to discuss how the town should approach forcing property owners to keep their depreciating homes maintained.

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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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WOODSTOCK – For the past decade, the Veterans Tribute has become a major part of the Shenandoah County Fair, when the service and sacrifice of all veterans are recognized.

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While the summer is heating up, the Edinburg Fire Department and Star Tannery Volunteer Fire and Rescue are planning to cool down the residents of Shenandoah Valley with carnivals this week.

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A raccoon killed in Shenandoah County has tested positive for rabies, the Virginia Department of Health announced in a Thursday news release.