Virginia recorded the most new COVID-19 cases (943) it has seen in over a month, two days after it conducted the second-highest number of detection tests since the beginning of the pandemic.

The friends and family of inmates at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren County Regional Jail will be able to visit their loved ones again next week after months of restricted visits.

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FRONT ROYAL — Five months after approving a $24,500 contract with executive search firm Baker Tilly, the process to find a town manager is ongoing.

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WOODSTOCK — The Waynesboro man accused of robbing the Sonabank in New Market earlier this year pleaded guilty to the charges on Wednesday.

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The Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard shows that as the department continues to fill new in information about cases by the date people reported symptoms Virginia saw a rise in cases in June after its peak on May 21.

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FRONT ROYAL – The town is poised to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct a pavilion and restrooms in the town commons.

The Lord Fairfax Health District didn’t record any new COVID-19-related deaths Wednesday — the third day in a row no new deaths have been reported.

FRONT ROYAL – The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting today “for discussion of the position of County Administrator,” according to a Tuesday meeting notice.

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal Town Council during a Monday work session considered $315,881 worth of expenses to purchase body-worn cameras, a 911 system upgrade and radio consoles for the police department.

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After recording just eight new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend and no new deaths on Monday, Virginia’s statistics started to normalize again Tuesday when the Virginia Department of Health reported it recorded 28 new deaths.

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The new Town Council in Strasburg is leaving the remnants of the last council in place for the time being.

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County Public Schools division is seeking parent input for how students will learn come fall amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County Public Schools is adding a new position that Human Resources Director Buck Smith said will focus on transporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic along with specialized bus routes.

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Virginia, like dozens of other states, has seen an increase in new cases in recent weeks but underlying figures still show positive signs for the commonwealth, according to the Virginia Department of Health.


When Larry Johnson, of Warren County, started reenacting the history of his ancestor Abel Johnston about seven years ago, it was with an interest in teaching his children and grandchildren about their family’s Revolutionary War history.

As Virginians have grown accustomed to checking the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard daily, epidemiologists continue to remind everyone that the data – while as up-to-date as possible – is more accurately reflecting what was happening in the commonwealth weeks ago.

FRONT ROYAL – As the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench into the traditional school year, business owners and students are ensuring that seniors have a prom.

Virginia saw its lowest new COVID-19 case total in two weeks on Wednesday when the Virginia Department of Health reported 416 new cases.

FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council during a special Tuesday meeting unanimously voted to make a one-time $10,528 payment to the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority for interest on a construction loan for the Front Royal Police Department’s headquarters.

The Mount Jackson Town Council made approvals of much of its staff on Wednesday morning at a 9 a.m. reorganizational meeting. The approvals all go into effect starting Wednesday with the beginning of a new fiscal year.

Since June 5, the day Virginia moved into Phase Two of its reopening plan, the Virginia Department of Health has recorded 22.7% of the state’s cases.

In its last act as a Town Council, Strasburg council members voted on Monday night not to condemn a piece of property in the Strasburg Business Park that would have led to allowing the town to extend Borden Mowery Drive to Radio Station Road.


FRONT ROYAL – Two days before the Front Royal Golf Course’s slated closure, the Board of Supervisors on Monday accepted a revised offer from Va. Golf LLC in which the company will assume management of the 82-year-old course.

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority recently moved forward with plans to sell its 3.5-acre parcel off Royal Lane to a buyer who will develop housing on the land.

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board has appointed Christopher Ballenger, an Oklahoma transplant to Virginia, to serve as the next Warren County Public Schools superintendent.

Virginia's daily testing averages have fallen off slightly since a peak of averaging 10,501 tests over a seven-day average in early June but figures continue to look strong heading into the final days of the second phase of reopening.

Virginia began lifting restrictions six weeks ago and has prevented roughly 178,160 new cases of COVID-19 since then, according to the latest update from the Virginia Department of Health on the University of Virginia model that it is using.

WARRENTON – A Fauquier County judge said on Thursday that he found probable cause to certify to the grand jury the cases of four people alleged to have murdered a Warrenton man during an attempted robbery in January.

FRONT ROYAL — A petition to remove supervisors Tony Carter and Archie Fox from office has been dropped from Warren County Circuit Court.

The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors during a Tuesday meeting opted to obtain a $6 million credit from the First Bank of Strasburg to stave off potential cash flow issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.


FRONT ROYAL – Going against the majority of citizens’ sentiments presented during a Tuesday public hearing, the Warren County Board of Supervisors opted against leasing the county-operated Front Royal Golf Club, effectively closing the decades-old course come July 1.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that businesses and individuals should prepare to enter into Phase Three of reopening Virginia on July 1.