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WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Parks and Recreation Buildings and Grounds Committee last week made updates to a master plan for the planned 25-acre Old Charles Town Road public park near the Snowden Bridge subdivision.

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FRONT ROYAL – A Front Royal man is due in Warren County General District Court in May after being charged with abduction and rape from an incident that allegedly occurred in February.

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WINCHESTER — Ongoing research into a family cemetery on Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester has unearthed three long-lost grave markers, at least one of which dates back to the 1700s.

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested following a multi-state investigation that involved the Drug Enforcement Administration and the seizure of about 1 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine.

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New details of the officer-involved shooting in Front Royal last month were shared in court Tuesday during a bond request that was denied for one of the suspects and an extradition hearing for another facing a murder charge in Maryland.

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WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2 Wednesday night to keep the county’s real estate tax rate at 61 cents per $100 of assessed value — a move that will result in most property owners paying higher taxes due to a recent real estate reassessment.

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With the COVID-19 vaccine expanding to more high-risk groups this week,  the state Health Department, in coordination with Valley Health and Shenandoah University, is advising patience and continued vigilance in helping prevent the spread of the virus.

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Cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed around the area Wednesday as the Lord Fairfax Health District reported 174 new cases, an increase that dwarfed its previous single-day highs of 113 cases on Tuesday and 80 new cases on Saturday.

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Voters who go to the polls today can cast ballots in federal, state, and, in some places, local races in the 2020 General Election.

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WINCHESTER — Since resuming disconnections for delinquent water and sewer accounts on Oct. 14, Frederick Water has been disconnecting service to 30-70 customers a day, Frederick Water Executive Director Eric Lawrence told the agency’s board of directors on Tuesday night.

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WINCHESTER — In what may have been the first challenge to a drug prosecution under Virginia’s new overdose immunity law, a judge on Tuesday ruled Frederick County can prosecute a woman because her alleged methamphetamine-related suicidal behavior didn’t fit the General Assembly’s broad defin…

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Several of the area’s localities have canceled their Fourth of July celebrations and festivities this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while others plan to hold Independence Day events either as scheduled or at a later date.

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The first COVID-19 related death has occurred in Warren County, with 21 total deaths in the Lord Fairfax Health District as of Sunday afternoon, according to Virginia Department of Health statistics.

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With 1-3 inches of rain expected, small streams and creeks may overflow as the National Weather Service has declared a flood watch for today in localities throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley, including Warren, Shenandoah, Frederick and Clarke counties.

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Virginia saw a new record high number of new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, resetting the clock on the path toward 14 days of declining cases. The Lord Fairfax Health District reported a handful of new cases but did see its third COVID-19 related death in Frederick County.