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WOODSTOCK – A circuit court judge warned attorneys Wednesday he wants to stop the “pattern” of putting off or delaying action on cases.

Funding for agricultural cost-share programs is at an all-time high as Gov. Ralph Northam sent more than $3 million to the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District earlier this month.

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A man found guilty of leading authorities on a high-speed chase into Shenandoah County and causing a car crash remains in jail on related charges out of another locality.

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County Public Schools are moving forward with installing a solar energy system at the building that houses Triplett Tech/ Massanutten Governor's schools in Mount Jackson.

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Authorities accuse Strasburg’s mayor of driving under the influence when he crashed a vehicle into the town's library in mid-May.

A Shenandoah County man pleaded guilty this week to charges of having a gun while under a protective order.

WOODSTOCK – Authorities have accused a Shenandoah County man of assaulting several law enforcement officers trying to arrest him after he failed to stop his vehicle.

After sustaining undisclosed injuries in a vehicle crash nearly two months ago, Strasburg Mayor Rich Orndorff Jr. said he’s been released from the hospital and is home recovering.

The second phase of Strasburg’s Streetscape Project likely will begin in the next week, Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting.

Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley has left the Shenandoah County Public Schools after being named principal of Harrisonburg High School.


Woodstock police on Monday started a campaign to help the students of Shenandoah County Public Schools by allowing people the option to pay off their parking tickets with new school supplies.

WOODSTOCK — A judge dismissed a man’s charge Tuesday to let the prosecutor, who disclosed she received potential evidence the day before trial, bring the case back later.

Shenandoah County is keeping its recycling effort going while other localities are scrapping their programs.

The Woodstock Police Department reported incident totals are down slightly in 2018 from the previous year, according to the Virginia State Police annual crime analysis report.

WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors could ask voters in November how they feel about a local meals tax.

The Virginia Employment Commission released its preliminary local unemployment figures this week after state and nationwide figures came out earlier this month. May marks the fourth consecutive month for Warren and Shenandoah County improving its unemployment rate over a 12-month period.

Crime is generally pretty low in Strasburg compared to other towns in Virginia, but Police Chief Wayne Sager said certain crimes are a persistent problem.

A feral cat captured in northern Shenandoah County has tested positive for rabies, the Lord Fairfax Health District of the Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday.

STRASBURG — The Town Council plans to vote at its Tuesday meeting to approve budget amendments for Phase II of the town’s Streetscape Project and the Gateway Trail Project.

Area health officials warned residents about rabies Saturday after a cat found in Shenandoah County tested positive for the disease.

STRASBURG — Postcards will be going out to about 380 addresses of historic homes and other buildings in coming weeks.

Statistics don’t necessarily tell the whole story about the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office efforts to tackle crime every year.

WOODSTOCK – A judge sentenced a Shenandoah County man Wednesday to serve 7 1/2 years in prison for sexually abusing a child in 2016.

WOODSTOCK – The Citizens Advisory Committee has waded into addressing the future of housing in Shenandoah County, asking the question of whether the county truly is a rural one.

STRASBURG — Business and job creation were on the forefront of discussions at a second meeting of the town’s Community Advisory Board this week.

STRASBURG — The Planning Commission has unanimously recommended approval of renovations to an existing site and gas station building at 294-328 Front Royal Road and will forward its recommendation to the Town Council.

A rabid raccoon was captured after an altercation with two dogs in Shenandoah County, according to a news release from the Lord Fairfax Health District.

WOODSTOCK — There are two areas of job growth that Jane Oates, president of Working Nation, sees as maximizing the potential of rural America: Remote working and entrepreneurship.

WOODSTOCK — Two years in the making, the Shenandoah Valley ArtFest came to town on Saturday afternoon, filling the streets of the county seat with music and art.

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man on drug charges Monday morning.

Woodstock’s Public Works Department received a favorable outcome in a recent accreditation review conducted by evaluators from the American Public Works Association.

Shenandoah County Public Schools are considering an option to fill seats in under-enrolled Triplett Tech classes by making them available to students who are in home education or private school.

WOODSTOCK – Authorities have accused a Shenandoah County man of having sex with a juvenile earlier this year.