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As members of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority stare down a dwindling budget, the town may soon have the power to create their own authority.

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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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FRONT ROYAL — Sheriff Mark Butler, who assumed office Jan. 1, said he wants to leave the department better than he found it.

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FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board awarded a consulting services contract to Real Synergy LLC for the school division’s superintendent search during a work session on Wednesday.

FRONT ROYAL — Business owners are invited to share their thoughts on what the town’s policies regarding Main Street events and closures should be during a 6 p.m. forum today at the Warren County Community Center.

FRONT ROYAL — Mayor Eugene Tewalt during Town Council’s meeting this week said he would like 11 goals to be accomplished during 2020.

FRONT ROYAL — It remains in the air whether county money will be used to fund current and former Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority board members’ legal fees for their dismissed misdemeanor nonfeasance and misfeasance charges.

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FRONT ROYAL — Members of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority presented their case on why the county should provide a life preserver if the EDA runs out of money in March.

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FRONT ROYAL – The town could spend $245,000 in legal fees and auditing services for its $15 million civil lawsuit against the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority.

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FRONT ROYAL - Although a crash hospitalized a driver and left a gaping hole in the First Assembly of God church’s brick exterior, the situation could have been a lot worse.

FRONT ROYAL — The town is working to solve issues resulting from old and cracked sewage lines, which has been an ongoing problem for years.

FRONT ROYAL – Criminal charges levied against Donald Poe by the special grand jury investigating the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development have been dropped but could be brought back in the future.

FRONT ROYAL – Former Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Jennifer McDonald on Friday was found to be in civil contempt and notified that she may be held monetarily liable for not following proper legal procedural processes.

FRONT ROYAL – As the Front Royal Economic Development Authority faces a dire budget, it is counting on coming to terms with the town and recovering more than $8.7 million it spent on the new Front Royal Police Department building.

FRONT ROYAL – With a new year and a new budget looming, the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority passed around its draft budget that shows it will run out of money in mid-March.

FRONT ROYAL – Before the Front Royal Warren County Economic Development Authority follows through with the town’s request to prepare the Afton Inn for winter weather, members are asking the town to reimburse them for the expenses.

FRONT ROYAL – The commonwealth is seeking to drop the criminal charges levied against Donald Poe by the special grand jury investigating the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority, according to special prosecutor Michael Parker.

FRONT ROYAL - The commonwealth is seeking to drop the criminal charges levied against Donald Poe by the special grand jury investigating the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority, according to special prosecutor Michael Parker.

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FRONT ROYAL – After a pickup truck crashed into the First Assembly of God church on Thursday morning, Associate Pastor Nick Croft said structural damages were the least of his worries.

The Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal has seen its share of struggles in recent years, but Jeremy Stanford, director of the center, is hoping to turn things around.

FRONT ROYAL – Two Front Royal men accused of killing town resident Tristan Ryan Brinklow will begin to prepare their defenses after the court appointed each an attorney on Wednesday morning.

FRONT ROYAL – A changing of the guard has arrived in Warren County as the three newly elected supervisors - Cherryl Cullers, Walter Mabe and Delores Oates - held the first meeting of their terms Tuesday.

FRONT ROYAL - The Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting once again delayed voting on whether $37,827 of county money will be used to fund the legal defenses of current and former Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority board members.

FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council at its Monday meeting selected Lori Athey Cockrell to fill the seat left vacant upon former Councilman Eugene Tewalt’s mayoral election.

The Western Virginia Continuum of Care is planning its annual Point-in-Time homeless count for Jan. 22 and accepting Letter of Intent applications from eligible agencies operating within the CoC’s geographic region.

FRONT ROYAL – Two men accused of killing a 20-year-old Front Royal man are waiting for representation after they both qualified for court-appointed attorneys this week.

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal Town Council on Monday will select a new member to fill the seat left vacant by former Councilman Eugene Tewalt.

FRONT ROYAL – Tristen Brinklow was dead for over two months before his body was found in a refrigerator at Digs Landing, according to a criminal complaint filed by Warren County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Emily Young.

FRONT ROYAL – Two arrests have been made related to the death of 20-year-old Warren County resident Tristen Brinklow, according to a Warren County Sheriff’s Office news release.

A raccoon tested positive for rabies after it was killed following an altercation with a dog near High Knob Court between Front Royal and Linden in Warren County on Dec. 20.

FRONT ROYAL – Safety improvements designed to slow down vehicles and keep pedestrians safe are set to be installed along Kerfoot Avenue near the soccer fields.

FRONT ROYAL — While county officials distanced themselves from the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority’s embezzlement scandal, saying they were not responsible for oversight, citizens did not agree.

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FRONT ROYAL – Despite the town’s $15 million lawsuit against the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority, Mayor Eugene Tewalt said he hopes the two boards can settle some of their disputes outside of court.

Authorities say a medical emergency might have played a role in a crash in Warren County that left a woman dead Thursday.

FRONT ROYAL – While the brunt of this year’s controversy was focused on other governmental bodies, the Town Council did not escape 2019 fully unscathed.

Shenandoah County authorities arrested two boys Thursday accused of shooting BBs at vehicles and buildings in the region.

FRONT ROYAL — A Warren County grand jury indicted a Culpeper man who is serving time at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail for assaulting a law enforcement officer at the jail.