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Town governments might need to wait until May to see how the coronavirus epidemic hurts their bottom lines.

NEW MARKET - Town representatives remain opposed to an events center proposed near the corporate limits in Shenandoah County.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members took their first stab Monday at next year’s budget that might avoid a tax increase.

WOODSTOCK — A countywide communication system breakdown has stalled several court cases, including the one for the man accused of robbing a New Market bank in January.

NEW MARKET – Planning Commission members have been so impressed with the Community Care and Learning Center that they are attempting to refund the flourishing center’s $500 conditional use permit application fee.

WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors said on Friday that because they are having trouble getting reports from officers an animal cruelty case started in December will wait until May to move forward.

WOODSTOCK – The Waynesboro woman suspected of participating in a bank robbery in New Market last month appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court on Friday.

New Market leaders took action this week in the hopes the town could buy a new police vehicle.

WOODSTOCK – Police have not filed any new charges against a Waynesboro man accused of robbing a bank in New Market last month but a judge set a preliminary hearing date for him on Monday.

The man accused of robbing Sonabank in New Market is now in custody at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail and will appear in court on Monday.

After two people were arrested and accused of being involved in the Sonabank robbery in New Market on Thursday, only one remains in custody.

NEW MARKET – Town officials warned dozens of property owners last year to remove trash, vehicles and debris from their lots or face consequences.

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.

WOODSTOCK—Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies arrested two New Market residents over the weekend, charging them with several counts of animal abuse and neglect after dozens of animals were found on their property following an eviction, authorities say.


QUICKSBURG—Donors, volunteers and baseball fans had weather on their side Saturday as they walked into a new indoor baseball and softball training facility at Stonewall Jackson High School.

NEW MARKET – Planning Commission members agreed to move forward on establishing rules and regulations for short-term rentals in town after picking over a draft ordinance on Monday evening.

A Timberville man was charged with reckless handling of a firearm after witnesses say he shot himself and hit his mother with the blast.

NEW MARKET – Town officials are inching closer to establishing rules that will allow the town to collect taxes from short-term rentals.

NEW MARKET – The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles granted the New Market Police Department $5,741 to help cover overtime costs that will allow officers to address speeding concerns in town

NEW MARKET – In order to address a derelict property, the town is purchasing 9498 John Sevier Road and will attempt to sell it after cleaning it up.

NEW MARKET – Two New Market residents have been hospitalized at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville after they suffered gunshot wounds Tuesday evening.

NEW MARKET — Town Council members awarded two businesses $5,000 each Monday to help them improve their buildings as part of a facade enhancement program.

Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue members responded to a fire in New Market over the weekend, doing their best to salvage a home that went up in flames after the occupant left a candle unattended.

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a stabbing on Saturday.


NEW MARKET – Inside the cavernous Howell Metal factory in New Market, employees huddled shoulder to shoulder with county leaders, a U.S. congressman and the governor of Virginia on Tuesday afternoon to hear about the newest economic development news to sweep into the county.

NEW MARKET – Homeowners will continue to have trash service in town but must adjust to a new schedule first.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members are inching toward a phased sidewalk project that will overhaul the town’s streets.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members have set times for future meetings and given the mayor the authority to cancel future meetings in the event of severe weather.

NEW MARKET — Town Council members unanimously passed a series of resolutions Monday evening before convening a nearly two-hour closed session to discuss purchasing land for a water tower.