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.

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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.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members finished the months-long budget process Monday night with all of the council members present voting to approve the budget presented to the public last week.

NEW MARKET – Planning Commission members rejected a proposed increase for conditional use permit application fees Monday night, suggesting the town raise the fee but to a lesser degree.

NEW MARKET – Despite a proposed sharp increase in water rates, only a few citizens showed up Monday night to hear about what to expect next year in the town's 2020 fiscal year budget. Town Council members are set to vote on the combined $7,113,821 budget next month.

New Market Town Council and the Planning Commission are holding public hearings Monday to discuss the upcoming year’s budget as well as increased fees for conditional use permit applications.

Shenandoah County will lose another staple business when CC Rosen and Son closes its doors on Friday.

NEW MARKET – After three work sessions, the Town Council is ready to advertise its budget for the coming year that will include at 68 percent increase in the minimum water bill.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members have agreed to administer a grant that will provide funding for 4-year-olds to attend a new daycare center.

NEW MARKET – A new interpretative historical experience weaving through town is underway after Town Council members agreed to work with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation on setting up signs and allowing it to use the town park.

NEW MARKET – The long-awaited, much-anticipated pocket park celebrated its grand opening Monday, the culmination of a years-long effort and relationship between the town and two property owners to bring some green space into the heart of town.

NEW MARKET - The Red Truck Rural Bakery helped revive a small Virginia town by tapping into basic, human needs - cakes, pies and granola.

NEW MARKET – Town officials trimmed about $344,000 off their initial budget proposal before Tuesday evening’s budget work session, but they still have a way to go.

One of New Market’s oldest residential buildings caught fire at 9516 S. Congress St. early Monday morning, causing roughly $95,000 in damages, according to Bill Street, director of operations for Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue.

Gov. Ralph Northam Thursday announced amendments to Senate Bill 1716 and House Bill 2718, legislation that would provide $151 million in dedicated funding for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan.

NEW MARKET – The town’s Chamber of Commerce wined and dined its community last week as it honored people and businesses with its annual awards.

Virginia conducted its annual statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, but a software glitch stopped the test alert from being broadcast on NOAA radios and some broadcast television stations.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members approved several action items during their brief meeting on Monday evening.