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Area school districts receive grant for safety equipment

Education

Area schools have received grant money for new school security equipment grants. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday announced $6 million in  security equipment grants to schools in 104 divisions and three regional education programs. The grants will pay for items such as: video monitoring ...

Sheriff wants funds released

Local News

The Shenandoah County sheriff is asking the Shenandoah County Circuit Court to declare that funds from an undercover operation, currently controlled by the Sheriff's Office, U.S. Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, should be given solely to the ...

Strasburg to make decision on next police chief

Local News

The Strasburg Town Council will be voting Tuesday to determine whether it will pick Capt. Wayne Sager as the next police chief or expand its search to include candidates who don’t work for the town. The vote comes after a closed session discussion the Town Council held on Wednesday. Town ...

Town nears vote on final building payment

Local News

STRASBURG — The Department of Public Works building in Strasburg’s business park region is complete. Town officials have moved in and have begun storing pipes and signs into the building’s garage. There’s just one step left: complete paying for it. During Tuesday’s Town Council ...

Business Ledger

Business

Capitol Vein & Laser Capitol Vein & Laser Centers has opened a new office at 1077 N. Shenandoah Ave., Suite A, Front Royal. The practice also has an office at 480 W. Jubal Early Drive, Site 230, Winchester. That office can be reached at 540-665-8346. Further information is ...

Local woman recalls 100 years in the valley

Local News

STRASBURG – In her 100 years, Iris Vann has seen 16 presidents, two world wars, and the introduction of electricity, school buses and television. She’s seen her hometown of Fisher's Hill, and, later in life,  Strasburg, grow from small farming communities to busy towns offering museums, ...

United Way announces merger with Page County

Local News

WINCHESTER - United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley and United Way of Page County have merged. The organization will assume the geographic region of Page County in addition to its current territory of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah counties and the City of Winchester. Nadine Pottinga, ...

Hopefuls for supervisor’s seat speak at forum

Local News

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a forum held for candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors. Read the first part at http://tinyurl.com/ycez676g.   QUICKSBURG – Candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors answered ...

Woman injured in school bus crash

Local News

A woman driving a car struck a school bus transporting children in Front Royal Wednesday morning. The bus was traveling on Remount Road at 8:45 a.m. to take children to Ressie Jeffries Elementary School when the woman hit the bus on its right side, Warren County Fire Chief Richard Mabie said. ...

Vehicle overturns in parking lot crash

Local News

A Woodstock man has been charged with reckless driving following a crash in the lot in front of the Food Lion on Main Street in Woodstock on Tuesday. Police believe that Roger Nester, 71, of Woodstock, was trying to enter a parking space around 1 p.m. Tuesday when he pressed on the gas pedal ...

Foundation receives grant to buy land

Local News

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has received grant funding totaling over $500,000 from the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation. According to Keven Walker, CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, the funding will go toward covering the cost of land purchases for ...

ChildSafe celebrates Woodstock location opening

Local News

ChildSafe, the advocacy center that provides child abuse treatment, is opening it’s Woodstock satellite location today with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Kelly Bober, the executive director of ChildSafe, noted that the satellite location breaks down a barrier for Shenandoah County children who ...

Teen takes interest in space to next level

Local News

FRONT ROYAL –   Rian Dougherty may have his feet on the ground, but his head is still in space. Summer break is over, but for the 15-year-old Front Royal resident,  the excitement of attending Space Camp is still on his mind. “I went because I’m really interested in space,” said ...

District 1 candidates respond to questions at forum

Local News

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a story on a forum held for candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday evening. QUICKSBURG – Candidates running for the District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors answered questions during the first of three ...

Woodstock council hears of finances; recognizes officer

Local News

An audit of Woodstock's finances this week was quick and painless. Auditor James Kelley from Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates was at the town offices Monday and Tuesday. Town Manager Angela Clem said everything looks good according to preliminary indications. "We are in excellent shape,” ...