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FRONT ROYAL – Lord Fairfax Health District Director Dr. Colin Greene explained during a Thursday news conference that COVID-19 has infected a wide age range of persons in Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Clarke and Frederick counties.

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority hopes to help aid businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by reactivating its USDA loan program.

FRONT ROYAL – The search firm seeking candidates for the open town manager position wants to know the qualities citizens would like to see in the individual chosen for the job.

FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council during a virtual Monday work session continued discussions regarding a proposed pavilion in the town commons, a project for which the construction costs are significantly over previous estimates.

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FRONT ROYAL – Without exiting her vehicle, town resident Jamesa Hughes received two bags of free food from the Front Royal-Warren County Congregational Community Action Project nonprofit organization.

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FRONT ROYAL – As the number of online utility payments increases amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the town is waiving its 2.35% card fees through June.

High winds caused a power line to short and spark a fire that burned a wooded area and destroyed a trailer home Monday, Warren County officials determined.

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On Thursday, the Yebernetsky family of Frederick County was planning to visit North Dakota from their kitchen for an evening of steak and potatoes.

FRONT ROYAL – The Rotary Club of Front Royal is offering to pick up groceries for home-bound citizens – especially the elderly population – during the COVID-19 emergency.

FRONT ROYAL – Practicing proper social distancing, the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority conducted a virtual meeting Friday in which various resolutions were approved on tasks that have been in the making for months.

FRONT ROYAL – Town and county leaders gathered together Thursday evening to update citizens on the ongoing efforts at the local level to fight the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic that landed in Warren County late last week.

FRONT ROYAL – In response to public inquiries regarding the local government’s preparation for the COVID-19 emergency, Warren County recently issued a letter to citizens stating that the county “can only be as prepared as its citizens are.”


Gov. Ralph Northam gave local police and officers of county sheriff’s offices a new set of rules to enforce as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. In addition to checking on businesses that are considered “non-essential,” police are also now monitoring whether general gatherings of 10 or more are happening.


FRONT ROYAL — Outside his wife’s ground-level window at Lynn Care Center on Friday, Chuck Lowe said he was glad for the opportunity this week to celebrate his 42nd wedding anniversary and plan for his daughter’s upcoming wedding.

FRONT ROYAL – One man has been arrested stemming from an early Friday morning robbery at the Blue Ridge Motel, while a juvenile suspect remains wanted, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release.

FRONT ROYAL – A COVID-19 testing site was set up Thursday in a yellow tent outside Valley Health’s outpatient facility at 120 N. Commerce Ave. for citizens who have a doctor’s order to be tested.

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority is considering a backup plan in its efforts to sell the former Stokes Mart at 506 E. Main St.


As COVID-19 continues to spread across Virginia and the United States, grocery shoppers are trying to purchase basics.

FRONT ROYAL – As fears of COVID-19 continue sweeping the nation, the Front Royal Town Council’s weekly Monday meeting was canceled while the Front Royal-Warren County Visitors Center has closed for an undetermined timeframe.

FRONT ROYAL – Resident Paul Gabbert is disgruntled over the town requesting what he believes is an unjustified $2,000 deposit for a Freedom of Information Act request.

FRONT ROYAL – The town is seeking $20.2 million in damages stemming from supposed losses related to the alleged embezzlement and improper business dealings within the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority.

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal on Friday announced that its director, Harold A. Hayes, has tendered his resignation.

FRONT ROYAL - The Front Royal-Warren County Joint Tourism Committee met for two hours Wednesday to discuss different possibilities of how to handle tourism in the future.

FRONT ROYAL – The budget that County Administrator Doug Stanley presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday includes $406,028 of funding for the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority.

FRONT ROYAL – During a public comment period at Town Council’s meeting on Monday, two citizens questioned the validity a proposed $12 million project that would fund a water line to back up the pipe supplying water to the Winchester Road corridor.

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority at a special Tuesday meeting voted to enter a forbearance agreement with First Bank Strasburg that will prevent the bank from foreclosing on two loans.

FRONT ROYAL – One citizen spoke during a Monday public hearing regarding the Town Council’s proposed half-cent real estate tax decrease from 13.5 cents per $100 of assessed value to 13 cents.

Washington, D.C., police filed a search warrant application that shows that a kidnapping and robbery last month have led police and the FBI to investigate possible ties between the Triad crime organization and Front Royal. The story was first reported by the Washington Post.

FRONT ROYAL – With the same logic Town Councilman Jake Meza used in 2018 to vote on a bond issuance for construction of the new Warren Memorial Hospital, he could have voted recently on a sign code ordinance amendment.


FRONT ROYAL – An error led to heartbreak one day and then to tears of happiness the following week for Randolph-Macon Academy senior Citlaly Sosa.

Cars whittled out of tiny bricks of wood, hand-carved by boys and girls, raced down a long metal track Saturday afternoon as Cub Scouts gathered together for a morning of competition they just think of as fun.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service arrested a man wanted since 2015 after Front Royal police received information on his location during one of their investigations.

Ann Hall has worn many hats in her almost 42 years with the Cub Scouts, a level of commitment and service that led the Shenrapawa District of the Shenandoah Area Council to honor her in October with a Distinguished Citizens Dinner.

FRONT ROYAL – Citizens can share their thoughts on the proposed half-cent real estate tax decrease during a 7 p.m. Monday Town Council meeting at the Warren County Government Center.

FRONT ROYAL – As the 7.9 million phone numbers available in the 540 area code dwindle, the State Corporation Commission held a Thursday public hearing in the Warren County Courthouse regarding the need to institute a new area code.

FRONT ROYAL – Interim Town Manager Matt Tederick’s proposed budget includes about $29 million worth of capital improvement projects related to various infrastructure needs.