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Warren and Shenandoah counties received a few inches of much-needed rain Wednesday as Hurricane Ida moved up the East Coast from the Gulf Coast to New England.

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The Virginia Department of Health is reviewing whether residents in areas experiencing substantial and high transmission rates of the novel coronavirus  should consider wearing masks indoors — even if they are fully vaccinated.

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NEW MARKET — Fifty years later, Vietnam War veteran Kevin Whited still remembers how he and his Army buddies sometimes felt uncomfortable wearing their uniforms after they returned home.

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MOUNT JACKSON — A 53-year-old employee of Bowman Andros Products died Friday after entering a cold-storage room without the proper equipment, according to the Shenandoah County Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Following the 2020 deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police, protesters across the country took to the streets demanding that police work be done differently.

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NEW MARKET — A few months back, New Market Police Chief Chris Rinker tuned into a podcast series recently started by Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy Carter. As a fellow law-enforcement officer, Rinker was naturally intrigued by the idea and thought to himself, “That’s a way to reach people.”

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In addition to an increase in overall traffic volume on Virginia’s highways,14 deaths occurred over the Memorial Day weekend, according to a news release from Virginia State Police. That’s six more deaths than last year’s three day weekend.

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Janice Hannah, running unopposed, received all 22 votes cast in Tuesday’s special town election and will serve out the final year of the term for a seat on New Market’s Town Council that she currently holds, according to unofficial results from the Virginia Department of Elections.

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The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail still has more out-of-compliance inmates compared to what it normally has, the Personnel & Finance Committee of the Authority Board discussed at a recent meeting.

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Participants in the Shenandoah County Republican Committee’s “firehouse primary” held Saturday chose the incumbent candidates from District 1 and District 5 to represent the party in the November elections for the county Board of Supervisors seats.

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NEW MARKET – Members of the Town Council held their first budget work session for the fiscal year 2022 budget on Tuesday evening, during which Town Manager Todd Walters and New Market Treasurer Teresa Green walked council members through an initial draft of the document.

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Members of New Market’s Town Council voted at a special-called meeting on Monday night to exempt the town from a state moratorium prohibiting utility disconnections during the COVID-19 public health emergency, meaning the town will resume shutting off water service to residents with delinque…

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The Baltimore man accused of shooting a woman in Harrisonburg in December before leading several police agencies on a pursuit from there to Woodstock has been indicted by a Shenandoah County grand jury on several charges. 

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NEW MARKET – New Market Town Manager Todd Walters presented to the Planning Commission on Monday night his proposed capital improvement plan for the town over the next five years, which includes just over $4.5 million in projects in fiscal year 2022 and just over $1.8 million in 2023 as the …