Failure becomes tough assignment

Schools reduce passing standard; even the slackers are cheering
Shenandoah County Public School students determined to fail are going to have work a lot harder to achieve that dubious goal, thanks to a grading scale just approved.

Mayor defends vote; detractors not buying it

Opponents say Strasburg asphalt plant won’t meet town’s standard for ‘quaint’
Strasburg Mayor Richard Orndorff has been cast in a love-hate relationship with the town he helps govern.

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