Woodstock police arrested Katherine Wenger, 27, of Woodstock, on a felony charge of shoplifting.

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

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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.

U.S Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, applauded U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement Wednesday  that 40 Farm Service Agency offices in Virginia, including one in Strasburg, will temporarily reopen to provide essential services.

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WOODSTOCK – The federal government shutdown over spending on a border wall has started to have an impact on local courts.

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FRONT ROYAL — The town has revised its rules and regulations regarding Main Street closures during special events and festivals after several months of discussion regarding the topic.

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FRONT ROYAL — As the county is about to prepare for its new budget, the Board of Supervisors recently reviewed its 2018 goals and projects list to this map out this year’s priorities.

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FRONT ROYAL — Although it is later than expected, construction on the Front Royal Police Department’s $10.2 million Kendrick Lane office is nearly complete.

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The Shenandoah Valley region has seen an increase in the number of people who have the flu, as flu-like illnesses are on the rise across the United States.

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FRONT ROYAL — Virginia Beer Museum proprietor David Downes’ seven-month quest for an off-street parking exemption fell short Monday.

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A pedestrian was struck by a car at around 3 p.m. Monday in front of the Rural King at 465 South St. in Front Royal.

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WOODSTOCK – At least two women who were recorded or photographed without their knowledge at a tanning salon last year say they no longer feel secure.

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MIDDLETOWN – Promotions and new titles dominated the agenda at Monday night’s Town Council meeting.

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FRONT ROYAL — Downtown parking should be less confusing after the Town Council, at its regular Monday meeting, rescinded a 1993 ordinance that allowed a variety of conflicting time limits for spaces in close vicinity to one another.

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Since Jan. 1, residents across Virginia whose incomes fall below 138 percent of federal poverty guidelines have been eligible for Medicaid, following the state’s passage of Medicaid expansion last year.

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FRONT ROYAL - As construction on the new Front Royal Police Department nears completion, the town is still trying to figure out a way to fund the $10.2 million project.

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WOODSTOCK — Authorities claim several men drove from Pennsylvania to Shenandoah County on New Year’s Day with the intention of shooting at two people in a vehicle.

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WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man who once suffered an apparent panic attack in court must serve jail time for a 2016 drug charge.

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MIDDLETOWN — Lord Fairfax Community College has opened a sensory room for students with autism, or other sensory conditions, so that they have a place to retreat when a break from the world is needed.

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STRASBURG — Strasburg’s Board of Zoning Appeals voted on Wednesday to deny an appeal that argued that former Planning and Zoning Administrator John Settle improperly denied zoning permits for two single-family homes near Stonewall Street.

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WOODSTOCK – A judge has sentenced a Shenandoah County woman to jail time for dealing drugs.

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man received jail time Wednesday for his role in a love triangle that turned violent in 2017.

FRONT ROYAL — Councilmen recently reviewed a wish list for the upcoming budget year containing $4.7 million in potential expenditures for 50-plus items ranging from street repairs to salary increases.

STRASBURG — The town has received provisional environmental approval for its streetscape project, allowing it to move forward and hold a public hearing on the project, which is funded through a grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

FRONT ROYAL – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1860 is close to getting a site plan for its new facility approved, although two councilmen disapprove of the organization’s request for a waiver from curb and gutter requirements.

STRASBURG — Members of Strasburg’s Public Safety Committee briefly discussed whether or not they wanted to add 15-minute parking spots on King Street during their meeting on Thursday.

WOODSTOCK — A judge put off bond hearings Friday for men accused of involvement in a shooting incident because authorities did not provide criminal complaints with the cases.

In a meeting of the Strasburg Fire Department on Thursday, department’s Interim President Milton Painter resigned from his role as a member of Strasburg’s Fire Department Restructuring Committee and from his positions as a member and interim president of the department.

WOODSTOCK – A Roanoke man accused of committing sex crimes against a child in Shenandoah County received a suspended jail sentence for a reduced charge.

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man convicted of attempted malicious wounding and sexual battery wants his gun rights restored.

A Front Royal woman received a suspended jail sentence last week for committing welfare fraud.