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WINCHESTER — Although contract negotiations between the Valley Health System and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are ongoing, Valley Health officials say the two sides are at an impasse.

Woodstock’s Town Council gave administrators the greenlight to make changes to the town’s water and sewer system development charge policy and gave its unanimous approval of a distance-learning stipend for town employees with school-aged children on Tuesday night.

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WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association is looking for volunteers and donations to help in their continued community support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Woodstock administrators and Town Council members on Wednesday discussed potential uses of the town’s $280,000 share of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, including one avenue that would provide town employees with school-aged children a monthly stipend to help …

Woodstock will soon resume levying water and sewer disconnections against customers with delinquent utility accounts after previously halting cut-offs during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WOODSTOCK – Sen. Mark Warner stopped by the Woodstock Brew House on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic with Shenandoah County business leaders and local Democrats.

Woodstock’s Town Council approved a special-use permit for Woodstock Lofts LLC on Tuesday evening, giving the green light to Echelon Resources Inc. to repurpose the town’s old school as an apartment building.

The Woodstock Planning Commission on Monday gave its nod of approval and recommended to Town Council a special-use permit that would allow a firm to transform the town’s old school building into residential apartments.

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This year’s Shenandoah County Fair has been canceled, the fair association board announced on Thursday.

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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.

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Several of the area’s localities have canceled their Fourth of July celebrations and festivities this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while others plan to hold Independence Day events either as scheduled or at a later date.

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WOODSTOCK — Dozens of area residents stood outside the Historic Courthouse on Saturday to protest racism and support equal rights under the law.

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WOODSTOCK — As residents continue to support local business through COVID-19, staff members at Shaffer’s Catering in Woodstock said they’ve realized how important they are to some folks in the community.

The town of Woodstock will be the first to open its community pool for the summer, while other towns are still making plans before committing to dates for opening pools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Several local law enforcement leaders condemned the actions of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during the arrest of George Floyd last week that ultimately ended in Floyd’s death and sparked nationwide demonstrations protesting police brutality against African Americans.

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The Woodstock Town Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve the town’s budget for fiscal year 2021 and gave the green light to a proposal made by a firm that intends to repurpose the old Woodstock school as a residential property.

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Shenandoah County is considering an unsolicited proposal from a company that wants to acquire the historic bank building in Woodstock in order to renovate and repurpose the structure for use as a commercial space and residential apartments.

The Woodstock Economic Development Authority approved on Wednesday a grant totaling nearly $19,000 through the town’s Facade Rehabilitation Grant program to be applied toward the exterior renovation of the future location of Sugar Creek Snowy & Sweet Co. ice cream shop.

Woodstock’s Ordinance Committee voted in favor of recommendations for a pair of ordinances that would amend chapters in the town code about consumer utility taxes and solid waste during Monday’s meeting.

Woodstock Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance that establishes a tourism zone on the northern end of town during its monthly meeting on Tuesday night.

The Woodstock Planning Commission on Monday night approved a recommendation to Town Council for a special use permit for multi-family stacked townhouses on a 3-acre parcel of land off Route 42 that was recently rezoned from highway commercial to high-density residential.

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After 8-year-old Noah Ryman, of Woodstock, pledged his piggy bank savings of $7.87 with a hand-written note saying “For the sick people that need it,” staff at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital participated in an internal match donation challenge that his parents said has raised more than $3,000 so far.

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Asked recently if she would sew masks for health care professionals at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, 103-year-old Woodstock resident Flora Coffman said it was a definite maybe.

Woodstock Town Council members voted unanimously on Wednesday evening in favor of a recommendation of the town’s proposed alternative budget for fiscal year 2021 and to advertise the budget for a public hearing on May 5.