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Broadcasting from his home earlier this week, Sen. Mark Warner continued his efforts to keep in touch with constituents on the unfolding measures to combat COVID-19 while maintaining the appropriate social distancing mandated by state and federal guidelines.

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Following another memo from the Supreme Court of Virginia, Judge Kevin C. Black announced that most court proceedings in Shenandoah County will be continued until April 26 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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On Thursday, the Yebernetsky family of Frederick County was planning to visit North Dakota from their kitchen for an evening of steak and potatoes.

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As crews around the country work to keep first-responders and medical workers stocked on their necessary supplies, Filibuster Distillery is pitching in to do its part.

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging Wheels has prepared its clients in case COVID-19 forces the cancellation of the Meals on Wheels program.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Virginia Department of Health reported that 6,189 people have been tested for COVID-19, 460 cases have returned positive and 65 people have been hospitalized by the virus. A total of 13 people have died.

The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors faced technological challenges Tuesday as members held their first meeting by telephone amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors denied a property owner’s request Tuesday to create an events center near New Market.


Gov. Ralph Northam gave local police and officers of county sheriff’s offices a new set of rules to enforce as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. In addition to checking on businesses that are considered “non-essential,” police are also now monitoring whether general gatherings of 10 or more are happening.

Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced Tuesday that high school seniors who were on track to earn a diploma later this spring will be able to graduate, despite the closure of schools for the remainder of the year.

This week’s weather forecast calls for clearer skies and warmer temperatures, according to the latest information from meteorologists.

A committee that helps guide Shenandoah County’s future has changed how it wii meet next week during the spread of the coronavirus and a ban on large gatherings.

FRONT ROYAL – Two people within the Lord Fairfax Health District - which includes Shenandoah, Page, Clarke, Frederick and Warren counties - have tested positive for COVID-19.

Restaurants are shutting their doors and Shenandoah County residents are staying inside but life during and after the COVID-19 crisis continues to carry on. Lisa McDonald, the Shenandoah County general registrar, said on Friday that her office is operating at full force for May’s town elections.

Virginia’s Standard of Learning testing is likely to be canceled this year after the U.S. Department of Education said Friday that it would waive mandatory testing requirements.

The Shenandoah County grand jury handed up several indictments earlier this month, leaving many people waiting to see how their cases will play out in court.

Shenandoah County government offices stayed open to the general public Thursday for in-person business as the coronavirus spurred closings across the state.

The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley has created an emergency relief fund to help the region’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 outbreak.

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County plans to advertise a 6-cent increase in the real estate tax rate for the April 2 public hearing on next year’s proposed budget.

Shenandoah County Public Schools announced Monday afternoon that its schools will close schools until Monday, April 13, reopening Tuesday, April 14.


As COVID-19 continues to spread across Virginia and the United States, grocery shoppers are trying to purchase basics.

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office asked for more cameras in next year’s budget to help it investigate crimes.

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Planning Commission has endorsed a businessman’s proposed campground over neighbors’ vocal opposition.

Cars whittled out of tiny bricks of wood, hand-carved by boys and girls, raced down a long metal track Saturday afternoon as Cub Scouts gathered together for a morning of competition they just think of as fun.

Ann Hall has worn many hats in her almost 42 years with the Cub Scouts, a level of commitment and service that led the Shenrapawa District of the Shenandoah Area Council to honor her in October with a Distinguished Citizens Dinner.

STRASBURG – The town's Recreation, Parks and Trails Committee discussed current and potential park policies during its meeting on Thursday.

Fair officials are “focused on fun” and hoping for record attendance for the 103rd Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock, scheduled from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5.