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The 2022 session of the Virginia General Assembly convenes today with lawmakers intent on passing a biennial budget and examining such issues as  parental involvement in education, mental health and Interstate 81 traffic.

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WOODSTOCK — The attorney for the state college board defending the name change for Lord Fairfax Community College is seeking to move the case to the Richmond area because of the name recognition of the Shenandoah County residents protesting the change.

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Two fires in the southern end of Shenandoah County on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons displaced the residents who lived there and took the lives of several family pets.

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NEW MARKET — The town of New Market will contribute financially to a local business owner’s pursuit of a state grant that would help fund a project that would expand his store’s services to benefit local farmers and other residents.

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Peter Hughes, running unopposed, received 558 votes, compared to 23 write-in votes, in Tuesday’s special New Market Town Council election. He will serve out the remainder of the Town Council term for the seat he was appointed to fill earlier this year, according to unofficial Virginia Depart…

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Peter Hughes, running unopposed, received 396 votes cast in Tuesday’s special  election and will serve out the remainder of the New Market Town Council term for the seat he was appointed to fill earlier this year, according to unofficial and incomplete results posted by the Virginia Departme…

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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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Jon Henry General Store in New Market will be able to expand its food box program after receiving $25,000 in grant money from the Virginia Food Access Investment Fund.

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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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NEW MARKET — The Town Council on Monday evening recognized the contributions of the town’s former mayor, who recently stepped away from a lengthy run of public service due to health concerns.

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FRONT ROYAL — As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail is moving forward with some operational changes including the return of onsite visitation.