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Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh joined other mayors at the White House on Friday and spoke with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson about affordable housing as part of the last day of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual winter meeting.

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FRONT ROYAL – William “Crazy Willie” Huck, the owner of C&C Frozen Treats, plans to open a second Main Street business with offerings including Cajun food, donuts and more. 

FRONT ROYAL – When it was time to discuss the town’s $15 million civil lawsuit against the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority during a Thursday town-county liaison committee meeting, Town Attorney Doug Napier said “I don’t want to be a party pooper” but it was not a pro…

The spotted lanternfly has been found within the region and will be coming for area crops soon, said Corey Childs, extension agent of agriculture for the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s seventh district.

Weeks after a final order was entered in a case petitioning to remove Strasburg Mayor Richard Orndorff Jr. from office, Orndorff and his attorney, Phil Griffin II, filed an objection and asked the court to reconsider its ruling.

FRONT ROYAL – An item the Board of Supervisors usually approves with no discussion - its monthly account payables - was questioned by some of the new board members. The 70-plus page packet outlines everything the county owes its vendors. If it is not approved, County Administrator Doug Stanl…

FRONT ROYAL — Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority Board members determined Thursday that it won’t be cost-effective to take the solar panels off the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority building to use on the jail.

FRONT ROYAL - The Board of Supervisors has delayed the county’s application to the Virginia Department of Transportation seeking state funding for road improvements in hopes of understanding how the projects will impact next year’s overall budget.

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MIDDLETOWN - Lord Fairfax Community College hosted technologist Gary McGraw on Wednesday night. He spoke of the cutting edge work being done at the Berryville Institute of Machine Learning, which he co-founded a year ago.

FRONT ROYAL – The Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting denied the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority’s request for $36,827 to fund current and former EDA board members’ legal fees for their dismissed misdemeanor nonfeasance and misfeasance charges.

FRONT ROYAL – A private business wants to assume management of the county-owned Front Royal Golf Club, which has operated at a loss for years.

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STRASBURG — The upcoming closure of LSC Communications will cost the town more than $41,000 in lost water and sewer revenue this year, and more than $146,000 in lost revenue next fiscal year, said Town Manager Wyatt Pearson.

WOODSTOCK - The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors and the Shenandoah County Board of Education held a joint meeting Tuesday night to continue the ongoing discussion of the school division's long-term facilities plan.

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Strasburg has been hit with several businesses, both large and small, closing in the last couple of months, leaving the town and county scrambling to mitigate the impact.

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Edinburg’s new initiative to encourage property owners to keep up their buildings could begin as soon as next month.

FRONT ROYAL – The town sought feedback from business and property owners during a forum last week in ongoing attempts to create policies regarding downtown events and Main Street closures.


WOODSTOCK - A descendant of several great-great grandfathers who fought in the Revolutionary War led a group of citizens, ministers and others on Saturday in honor of Peter Muhlenberg, one of the heroes in America's fight for independence from Great Britain.

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.

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.

STRASBURG — Following a Tuesday announcement that the local LSC Communications manufacturing facility will close, Mayor Richard Orndorff Jr. said the town is doing its best to help nearly 400 people losing their jobs find other employment.

MOUNT JACKSON – Holtzman Corp. violates town zoning violations by parking company vehicles for sale on a vacant lot, officials say.

FRONT ROYAL - Several gutted deer carcasses were recently dumped on the side of Panhandle Road, according to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police Officer Michael Corrado.

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.

STRASBURG — At a Tuesday Town Council meeting, Vice Mayor Scott Terndrup defended the mayor’s character. He also asked town attorney Nathan Miller how the council might protect itself in a legal case that would put the council at odds with the mayor.

MOUNT JACKSON — Most of the people who spoke at Town Council’s public hearing on the Second Amendment sanctuary resolution do not live in the corporate limits, a resident complained Tuesday.

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.


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.

David Silek, a Front Royal attorney representing Bock’s Garage in its suit against the Town of Strasburg, filed a response to the town arguing it doesn’t matter whether the town took property for public use, that its failure to maintain its water pipes remains the central issue.

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.

FRONT ROYAL – Former Sheriff Daniel McEathron’s phone and computer records have been subpoenaed by lawyers representing the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority in the EDA’s $21.3 million civil lawsuit that alleges rampant theft and questionable dealings.

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.