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WOODSTOCK — With an eye on potential growth in the overall student population, Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Melody Sheppard shared details with the School Board on Thursday about the hundreds of area homes that are either being proposed or developed.

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WOODSTOCK — In a recent announcement sent to parents and guardians of students who attend Shenandoah County Public Schools, district officials said they “want all students to meet their full potential in a drug-free, supportive learning environment” and “experience a positive atmosphere free…

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WOODSTOCK — Town officials this spring anticipate hiring at least one consultant to help update the town’s master plan for the 73-acre Larry D. Bradford Fairview Park.

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From expanding broadband internet access to installing modern water meters and HVAC systems to building new sidewalks to refurbishing community swimming pools, Shenandoah County localities have spent or budgeted much of their federal American Rescue Plan Act money on a range of projects.

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WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Fire Department’s 200 years of heroic service were officially recognized via a resolution approved by the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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WOODSTOCK — A 62-acre rural property next to Strasburg’s eastern town limits will be designated as a perpetual conservation easement, Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors members unanimously agreed on Tuesday.

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Giving parents more control over their children’s education, providing greater tax relief to individuals and corporations and providing more mental health treatment options to Virginians are some of the items Todd Gilbert, speaker of the Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates, pla…

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WOODSTOCK — Marty Helsley and Dennis Barlow, who served as chairperson and vice chairperson, respectively, of the Shenandoah County School Board last year, will continue serving in those roles in 2023.

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A free app will soon offer virtual tours of the area to let travelers view local attractions, restaurants and lodging, beginning with Strasburg and Woodstock.

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EDINBURG — Wholesome Foods’ meat-processing operation soon will undergo a major expansion, thanks in part to funding assistance from the state and Shenandoah County.

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Problematic and difficult-to-service stadium lighting at Shenandoah County's three high schools may be upgraded over the next few years, providing much brighter conditions for football games and other athletic contests, as well as for evening graduation ceremonies.

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WOODSTOCK — The lingering poor economy and rising cost of living have contributed to a record-high number of homeless families seeking and receiving help from Family Promise of Shenandoah County.

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This Saturday, as volunteers in Strasburg lay 500 wreaths on the gravesites of veterans at Riverview Cemetery as part of the first-ever Riverview Project, another 500 wreaths will be laid on the graves of veterans at 14 other cemeteries around the county.

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WOODSTOCK — Shenandoah County Public Schools recently received a state grant that will pay the bulk of the cost of security upgrades at two middle schools and each of the three elementary schools in the division.

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The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the region during the coming weeks.

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Area Salvation Army locations have kicked off their Red Kettle Campaigns and are looking for volunteers to ring bells outside storefronts and collect donations this holiday season.

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WOODSTOCK — At a Veterans Day ceremony at the American Legion Post 199 on Friday, members of local veterans groups and cadets from Massanutten Military Academy gathered with other community members to honor the nation’s veterans.

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Faced with a vastly smaller staff, rising costs and the potential of cutting ties with insurance companies in the coming years, Valley Health is considering its options for how to weather the economic impact sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WOODSTOCK — Barry and Robin Shrum planted six pumpkins in their backyard in early May for the Virginia State Fair’s giant pumpkin contest. By August, their largest pumpkin was around 300 pounds and growing 25-30 pounds every day. By the end of August, the largest one weighed in at nearly 1,0…

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During a typical demolition derby, the winning participant’s car just has to outlast the others. A new twist was added at the Shenandoah County Fair on Monday Night when drivers could smash into each other while driving around a track with the ultimate goal of winning a race.

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WOODSTOCK — Commonwealth's attorneys offices statewide are experiencing staffing shortages, but the Shenandoah County Commonwealth's Attorney Office is having a particularly hard time. The office has just two employees.