SMART Recovery, an international nonprofit administered by volunteers, holds meetings at noon on Mondays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Northwestern Community Services, 1014 Amherst St., Room 204, Winchester.

The program is based on science and education, no spirituality or religion is involved. Informal setting. Information: [] ( .


Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter was inducted as Rotary District 7570 governor on July 1 in a ceremony held at the Woodstock Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was conducted by James Ron Ferrill, past Rotary International director. Rotary District 7570 includes 83 chapters from Winchester to Kingsport, Tennessee.

A member of Woodstock Rotary since 2000, Carter served as club president in 2005-2006 and again in 2015-2016, and as assistant district governor from 2011-14.

He is secretary of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association and serves as vice president of Response Inc. Carter is in his fourth term as sheriff of Shenandoah County. Prior to that, he served for eight years as chief deputy.

Carter lives near Maurertown with his wife and their daughter.


The following students earned bachelor’s degrees from Western Governors University:

• Adrienne Neel, of Bentonville, a degree in business management.

• Brynn Longenecker, of Front Royal, a degree in business management.

• Michelle Collins, of Front Royal, a degree in nursing.

• Samantha Hibbs, of Stephens City, a degree in nursing.


The Town of Front Royal’s recycling program has switched from conventional recycling to single-stream recycling. Residents will no longer have to separate recyclables. All recyclables can be placed in one bin together.

To avoid contamination, items must be clean, no residue left inside and labels must be removed. Bins may be placed curbside before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. the night before the scheduled recycling day.

Acceptable items include cardboard, aluminum, paper, newspaper, telephone books, catalogs, steel/metal cans and plastics (#1-7). Cardboard must be flattened with any tape removed. Unacceptable items include glass, wax-coated cardboard, styrofoam and aerosol containers.


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