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.

STRASBURG – On July 4, 2016, Kelly Kirschke graduated from a program as a certified life coach. Three years later, Kirschke is sitting in her own office, carefully tailored to create a welcoming, empowering environment for her clients.

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.

Strasburg FFA was recently named the No. 1 FFA chapter in the state during the 93rd State FFA Convention at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

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

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.

The Shenandoah Fire Marshal’s Office has released the name of the 72-year-old man who died last week in a fatal fire at Massanutten Manor in Strasburg.

The black rhinoceros is critically endangered, but with the help of activists and scientists working with the International Rhino Foundation in Strasburg, the species is making a slow but determined comeback.


A 72-year-old Strasburg man died Wednesday as a result of injuries he sustained in an early morning fire that appears to have started as he was smoking while using an oxygen tank, investigators said.

STRASBURG — Town Council has begun discussions on releasing a right of way northwest of town and plans to vote on the matter at next month’s meeting.

STRASBURG — Town Council approved two proffer amendments Tuesday but deadlocked on a third. The amendment failed since the mayor wasn’t there to break the tie.

A catcher for the Woodstock River Bandits was hospitalized after passing in and out of consciousness as a result of an injury from a foul ball during a Monday night game in Strasburg.

STRASBURG — The Town Council approved its fiscal year 2020 budget at a Monday work session, and after lengthy discussions of three proffer amendments for the Summit Crossing housing development, members decided to revisit the matter at their regular meeting on Tuesday.

STRASBURG—The Farmers Market returned to Strasburg Saturday morning, bringing free selections from the community garden as well as the first fruits of a bevy of local vendors’ efforts.

STRASBURG – The Planning Commission approved a new housing development during a Tuesday night meeting following much discussion and contention. The committee will forward the project to Town Council for a decision.

A Strasburg woman has been arrested on charged related to a May 18 home invasion while another person remains wanted by police, according to a Strasburg Police Department news release.

FRONT ROYAL — A car repair shop is suing the Town of Strasburg after a water pipe burst and flooded the business’ property last year.


Debra Dillman, 18, will be one of 142 graduation candidates to accept a diploma during Strasburg High School’s commencement excercises on Friday.

STRASBURG – At a Monday night Town Council work session, Vice Mayor Scott Terndrup said the council will do “our very best” to keep business going as usual during the mayor’s absence.

Virginia State Police issued a media release Monday morning stating charges are pending against Strasburg Mayor Rich Orndorff as a result of an investigation they are conducting into a single-vehicle crash involving him Friday night.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner stopped in Strasburg Saturday during Mayfest. Warner, a Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and former governor, answered a few questions from the The Northern Virginia Daily as he walked through the downtown.

STRASBURG – Police are investigating a traffic crash involving Strasburg Mayor Rich Orndorff Jr. that occurred Friday evening during the town’s annual Mayfest.

STRASBURG – The Town Council on Tuesday agreed to delay a vote on the fiscal year 2020 budget.


A horse is framed by fencing as it grazes by Sandy Hook Road in Strasburg on Monday.

STRASBURG – Voter registration drives continue in Shenandoah County public high schools, with the latest occurring Friday at Strasburg High School.