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One day last week, a piece of banana bread when down the wrong pipe for Becky Moser and she spent 10 minutes trying to get a cough under control. She said she “immediately” thought she had the coronavirus and her anxiety level kicked through the roof so much that she made herself go to sleep.

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

A local dog recently won an award after taking part in one of the largest and most prestigious dog shows in the world — the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which was held last month in New York City.

STRASBURG – Mayor Rich Orndorff Jr. announced Wednesday that he will seek reelection in the upcoming May election, despite ongoing legal troubles.


Construction on the Route 11 Pedestrian Project — also known as the “Gateway Trail Project” — is close to completion.

WOODSTOCK — Charges brought against Strasburg’s mayor are headed back to the General District Court after he demanded a jury trial for a driving under the influence charge he incurred last year.

STRASBURG – Mayor Rich Orndorff Jr. has confirmed that the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce is no longer operating, citing a lack of finances and a shortage of volunteers.


FRONT ROYAL – An hour-long multi-jurisdictional high-speed chase began Tuesday night in Front Royal, ended in Clarke County and culminated Wednesday morning with the arrest of William Watson Allen IV in West Virginia.

A Friday evening house fire in the 8000 of John Marshall Highway in Strasburg displaced a resident and caused an estimated $50,000-$75,000 in damages, according to Shenandoah County Fire Marshal David Ferguson.

Lydia’s Clothes Closet has made its largest charitable donation to date — $7,000 given to nonprofit organizations that serve the Strasburg community.

STRASBURG — A yellow and brown food trailer parked in front of a building on Massanutten Street is catching the eye of passing drivers. The hand-written sign on top of the trailer proclaims it to be the home of The Pancake Underground.

WOOSTOCK – Weeks after a final order was entered in a civil case involving the mayor of Strasburg and a petition for his removal, the mayor and his attorney filed a notice of appeal to take the matter to the Supreme Court of Virginia last month.

STRASBURG — Town Council voted Tuesday to approve holding James Massey’s seat on the Architectural Review Board though he has moved to Winchester.

STRASBURG — Use of the town boat ramp will be a topic of discussion at the next Recreation, Parks & Trails Committee meeting.

STRASBURG — At a Monday work session, the Town Council heard updates on a speed study and two transportation projects, discussing plans for being more involved in the progress of town projects.

STRASBURG — The Architectural Review Board has asked that the Town Council consider allowing board member James Massey to stay on, though he’s moving to the Winchester area.


STRASBURG — After Nash Garage suffered a devastating fire in early November that displaced renters and destroyed family memorabilia, owner Ricci Troxell intended to rebuild.

STRASBURG — On a quiet Wednesday night at Old Dominion Doggery & Burger Shoppe, Jason and Katie Harley sat talking near the front window waiting on their food.

A Winchester judge denied a last-chance effort by Strasburg Mayor Richard Orndorff Jr. and his attorney Phillip Griffin II to have the final order in a civil case reconsidered.

Weeks after a final order was entered in a case petitioning to remove Strasburg Mayor Richard Orndorff Jr. from office, Orndorff and his attorney, Phil Griffin II, filed an objection and asked the court to reconsider its ruling.

STRASBURG — The upcoming closure of LSC Communications will cost the town more than $41,000 in lost water and sewer revenue this year, and more than $146,000 in lost revenue next fiscal year, said Town Manager Wyatt Pearson.


Strasburg has been hit with several businesses, both large and small, closing in the last couple of months, leaving the town and county scrambling to mitigate the impact.

STRASBURG — Following a Tuesday announcement that the local LSC Communications manufacturing facility will close, Mayor Richard Orndorff Jr. said the town is doing its best to help nearly 400 people losing their jobs find other employment.

STRASBURG — At a Tuesday Town Council meeting, Vice Mayor Scott Terndrup defended the mayor’s character. He also asked town attorney Nathan Miller how the council might protect itself in a legal case that would put the council at odds with the mayor.

David Silek, a Front Royal attorney representing Bock’s Garage in its suit against the Town of Strasburg, filed a response to the town arguing it doesn’t matter whether the town took property for public use, that its failure to maintain its water pipes remains the central issue.


LSC Communications on Tuesday announced it was closing its manufacturing facility in Strasburg, impacting hundreds of area residents.