The Shenandoah County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to push the first day of instruction from Aug. 17 to Aug. 31.
Cynthia Walsh couldn't help but get emotional as she talked on Wednesday evening. The Shenandoah County School Board member has children in school and she said at the meeting she was torn over whether the schools should come back on Aug. 31 using a hybrid or an all-virtual method.
During Wednesday's School Board meeting, several Shenandoah County said they are fearful of reopening school with in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Shenandoah County School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a request to move the start date for Shenandoah County Public Schools to Aug. 31.
The federal funding that Shenandoah County has received in the form of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act soon will double.
The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office will be taking donations for school supplies from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Woodstock Walmart.
Shenandoah County Public Schools is one of nine school divisions honored by the Virginia School Boards Association for Excellence in Workforce Readiness during a recent virtual awards ceremony.
Appraisers expect to begin Shenandoah County’s next real estate reassessment later this month.
If there is a COVID-19 case in Shenandoah County Public Schools this year, the Virginia Department of Health will give guidance as to whether schools need to be shut down.
Massanutten Military Academy will be offering classes in-person and virtually this fall.
FRONT ROYAL – Citizens within the Lord Fairfax Health District continue testing positive for COVID-19, with total reported cases in the district's six localities numbering 2,485 as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.
The Shenandoah County School Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday to vote on the possibility of pushing the start date for schools from Aug. 17 to Aug. 31.
Shenandoah County supervisors rekindled discussions regarding the Black Bear Crossing bridge during Tuesday’s regular meeting as county leaders continue to ponder ways to address homeowners’ concerns about the structure.
The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night gave its approval of a construction contract for the next phase of expansion of the county landfill in Edinburg and passed an ordinance establishing the county as a tourism development zone.
Dellinger Funeral Homes in Shenandoah County announced new ownership Tuesday with minimal changes.
Quarantines, school closures and advice on preventing the spread of illness sound all too familiar during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. But such news stories also appeared in local newspapers more than 100 years ago when the Spanish flu and an infantile paralysis (polio) outbreak raged thro…
Strasburg resident Eva Mae Pifer, 93, was born almost a decade after the Spanish flu attacked the valley. But her life has been marked by the pandemic that killed her father-in-law, Joseph Edwin Pifer Sr.
A suspected explosion from a propane tank leak destroyed a house in Mount Jackson on Sunday evening but no injuries were reported, officials with the Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue Department said Monday.
STRASBURG – Cheyenne Estep and Paige Hiserman each had a goal to become state officers of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America and now they've accomplished it.
STRASBURG – Strasburg High School's Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapter won a national award with the help of some elves.
This year’s Route 11 Yard Crawl has been canceled, the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce has announced.
COVID-19 has had a disparate impact on the country and within each state, and the virus has not shown any regard for ravaging pockets while leaving others unscathed. Within the relatively low-impact northwest health region in Virginia, Shenandoah County has suffered a disproportionate amount…
Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston and Gabby Ryman, assistant superintendent of teaching, learning and innovation, put three more videos on YouTube late Tuesday afternoon describing what schools will look like at the elementary, middle and high school levels this f…
Volunteers at the Strasburg Museum have been working on new projects and upcoming exhibits while the museum remains closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shenandoah County Public Schools earned a Virginia Department of Education Innovative Practice award recently.
Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston gave two updates for the upcoming school year last week on YouTube.
MOUNT JACKSON — Protesters gathered outside town hall Saturday, expressing umbrage with the Shenandoah County School Board’s decision to retire school names and nicknames with ties to the Confederate states defeated in the Civil War.
The Shenandoah County School Board on Thursday accepted the division’s plan for reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic in August, which will require students in the higher grade levels to receive most of their instruction online to limit the number of people present in the county’s sch…
The Shenandoah County School Board on Thursday evening voted in favor of a resolution to retire the names of Stonewall Jackson High School and Ashby Lee Elementary School and the Rebel mascot at North Fork Middle School in a preliminary step to cut ties with the buildings’ references to the …
Harness racing will take place in Woodstock this fall, with precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This year’s Shenandoah County Fair has been canceled, the fair association board announced on Thursday.
The Shenandoah County School Board will consider a resolution today calling for the renaming of schools in the southern part of the county that bear the names of prominent officers who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Despite concerns expressed Tuesday by President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Dr. Colin Greene, health director for the Lord Fairfax Health District, said Virginia's plans for reopening schools have not changed in recent days.
The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the distribution of the nearly $4 million in federal funding it will receive through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The Mount Jackson Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved proposed changes to the town’s code concerning federal and state floodplain provisions.
Central and Stonewall Jackson’s Future Farmers of America chapters were recognized in many ways at the State FFA Convention held virtually from June 15-18.
Faith Dellinger has always wanted to be a state FFA officer and last month her goal was accomplished.
When Larry Johnson, of Warren County, started reenacting the history of his ancestor Abel Johnston about seven years ago, it was with an interest in teaching his children and grandchildren about their family’s Revolutionary War history.
Children interested in participating in 4-H this summer can attend day camps from home using activity boxes and logging in to Zoom chats with camp counselors.
The Shenandoah County School Board approved the hiring of Benjamin Bailey as the new principal at Ashby Lee Elementary School at Thursday's School Board meeting.
Parker Cameron was born on April 5 during a pandemic, which his grandmother said was sadly fortuitous.
Jenna French, Shenandoah County’s director of tourism and economic development, gave the county’s Industrial Development Authority an update on the progress of the development of working toward identifying possible Brownfields sites in the county during the IDA’s virtual meeting Friday morning.
The Shenandoah County Public School Board held a work session on Thursday afternoon to discuss the reopening plan for schools this fall.
The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors during a Tuesday meeting opted to obtain a $6 million credit from the First Bank of Strasburg to stave off potential cash flow issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Shenandoah County Fair is still on, but one thing will be missing – the concerts.
WOODSTOCK — The fifth defendant in a case out of Edinburg appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court on Tuesday for a bond hearing.
Shenandoah County Public Schools unveiled a draft plan Tuesday morning for reopening schools.
WOODSTOCK — Following the arrest of a local pastor on a charge of brandishing a weapon, Judge Amy Tisinger on Friday approved a motion of nolle prosequi from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office not to prosecute.
A criminal charge against Pastor Leon McCray Sr., of Woodstock, has not been dropped, his attorney Chris Kowalczuk said late on Wednesday.
After a Saturday car chase spanning multiple localities, a 33-year-old Luray resident has been charged with a litany of counts related to the incident, according to the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail’s website.
Shenandoah County Public Schools announced additional information on Tuesday afternoon about the reopening of schools.