FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority is still awaiting the audit from its last fiscal year, Interim Executive Director John Anzivino reported at the board’s regular Friday meeting.

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The Front Royal Police Department has arrested a person formerly affiliated with Virginia Revolution Athletics, a Front Royal cheer gym, accusing her of embezzling money from the cheer gym’s business account.

FRONT ROYAL — The town will advertise a 2.5-cent real estate tax increase as the need to fund the Front Royal Police Department’s $10.2 million new headquarters has arisen.

FRONT ROYAL - In an ideal world, Superintendent Greg Drescher said during a work session with the Board of Supervisors, the county would increase its contribution to the schools by $2.4 million in the upcoming budget to accommodate “basic needs.”

FRONT ROYAL — The Planning Commission will reconsider the United Parcel Service’s special permit request seeking to use a Commerce Avenue parking lot that has irked neighbors.

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FRONT ROYAL — Historians and guardians of nostalgia come in many forms. Andrew Bowers, 45, lives in Front Royal and is trying to save pieces of history that lived, blinked, clinked and rung throughout arcades in the 1980s.

The Virginia Board of Pharmacy recently reprimanded a Front Royal pharmacy for what the board stated was a failure “to take appropriate steps to determine the validity of prescriptions.”

FRONT ROYAL — A 19-year-old man was arrested on charges of child pornography possession stemming from videos and pictures on his phone of an underage female, according to a criminal complaint by Front Royal Police Department detective Marc Ramey.

Area residents struggling with opioid and alcohol addictions have a new resource in Front Royal. SaVida Health opened its treatment clinic doors on Jan. 28, offering a holistic approach to healing and dealing with addiction.

FRONT ROYAL -- The Warren County School Board continued to discuss the findings of the compensation and benefits study during a special work session on Wednesday.

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County students have a new way of spreading positive thoughts and attitudes in their schools through a program called Project Positive, which was started by Tina Culbreath, co-founder of the I'm Just Me Movement.

FRONT ROYAL — Scandal at the top of Virginia’s Democratic Party is reverberating down the line, sending shock waves through a local party.

Warren County has contracted an attorney to represent the Board of Supervisors regarding certain issues with the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority in the event that any conflicts of interest arise for County Attorney Dan Whitten.

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board received the long-awaited results of a compensation and benefits study during its meeting on Wednesday night.

FRONT ROYAL – The Jan. 30 fire at the Royal Hills Apartments that resulted in the death of Jennifer Lee Roberts, 51, is being investigated as a possible arson, according to court records.

FRONT ROYAL – Court records regarding the Jan. 4 fire at 204 Virginia Ave. reveal that police ruled out any accidental causes of the fire that week and searched resident Alicia Ford Hullihan’s phones for a possible motive.

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County Department of Social Services Director DeAnna Cheatham said her office has seven vacancies that are difficult to fill due to low salaries.

FRONT ROYAL - Citizens may see their monthly electric bills increase from between $3 and $5 by 2021 as the town contemplates raising rates for the first time in a decade.

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FRONT ROYAL – The county has allocated up to an additional $160,000 toward examining the potential missteps of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority and associated legal fees.

Authorities have released the identity of the 51-year-old woman who died in the Wednesday morning fire at the Royal Hills Apartments in Front Royal.

FRONT ROYAL - A company will use a bond of up to $17 million to renovate Royal Arms Apartments, the Section 8 housing development at 401 E. Criser Road.

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority has appointed a task force to assist outside legal counsel with an ongoing investigation into an unidentified matter.

FRONT ROYAL - A collection of 28 cats and dogs seized by Animal Control officers are looking for new homes after about a four-month stay at the Humane Society of Warren County.

FRONT ROYAL — The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority continued conversations this week regarding its ownership of a building at 506 E. Main St. that is in need of a new roof.

FRONT ROYAL — The Town Council has granted the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1860 a break by dropping a requirement that curb and gutter be installed along the street by the post’s new facility.

Front Royal police arrested a man early Sunday morning who is wanted for an alleged assault a West Virginia state trooper.

FRONT ROYAL – Deep in a corner off Riverton Commons Drive sits a business of foreign flavors, run by a young man anxious to share his world.

FRONT ROYAL — MasTec Network Solutions recently received permission from the Board of Supervisors to construct a 199-foot wireless Verizon wireless tower off Happy Creek Road.

FRONT ROYAL — Last week, Thomas Clark, 83, became the latest pedestrian hit by a vehicle, continuing an issue that has plagued the town for years.

As students in Warren County returned to school after the holidays, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported there had been 11 reported assaults on school grounds, including buses and bus stops, during the first half of the 2018-2019 school year.

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board discussed the possibility of pay bumps for staff members in the district and the declining student population during a work session on Wednesday evening.

FRONT ROYAL — The Planning Commission recommended Wednesday that United Parcel Service’s request for a parking lot behind 470 S. Commerce Ave. be denied.

Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, along with Sen. Bill Carrico R-Grayson, introduced a bill Wednesday that spelled out funding options for a massive Interstate 81 corridor improvements project.