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News - February 2017
News Archive

A $2.6 million fix to an $820,000 problem
Big jail more costly than advocates thought
Posted 2017-02-23 By Keith Stickley
Months before it opened in the summer of 2014, Shenandoah County supervisors boasted publicly that the RSW Regional Jail was the best decision they had ever made.
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School budget would force tax increase
Administrator, board seeking $2 million more in local funding
Posted 2017-02-23 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Public Schools today will ask county supervisors to consider approval of a $65 million budget that calls for $2.2 million in increased local funding.
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Another of Woodstock’s log homes reduced to rubble
Posted 2017-02-23
Founded nearly a quarter century before the American Revolution, Woodstock once was a wilderness village of log homes.
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Finally, Bailey gets jail authority post
Helsley agrees to share committee gig with colleague who once ran a lock-up
Posted 2017-02-23 By Mona Casteel
The effort of Shenandoah County supervisor Cindy Bailey to gain a seat on the RSW Regional Jail Authority was anything but smooth.
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Elderly man perishes in fire at remote home
Posted 2017-02-23
An elderly man living alone in southwest Shenandoah County died Tuesday morning in a house fire.
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Schools want surplus returned
Posted 2017-02-23
Shenandoah County Public Schools will ask county supervisors to return $562,750 that was budgeted for 2016 but left unspent.
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Insects attacking local ash trees; few will survive
Posted 2017-02-23 By Mona Casteel
The immigration ban under scrutiny in federal courts came just a little too late for the ash tree.
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Walker refuses to cede chairmanship
Rejects attorney opinion that his election was flawed
Posted 2017-02-23 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisor Richard Walker said Wednesday he has no intentions of ceding the chairmanship of the board, despite the opinion of the county attorney that his election was procedurally flawed.
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Board’s procedures give Walker gavel
Posted 2017-02-23
Based solely on rules governing it, the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors has no chairman, nor will it have one until its next organizational meeting in January 2018.
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Bailey: No holds barred
Conservative faction shut out too long, supervisor asserts
Posted 2017-02-23 By Keith Stickley
Shenandoah County supervisor Cindy Bailey is a God-fearing woman some people love to hate.
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Wandering child prompts change
Posted 2017-02-23 By Mona Casteel
A 9-year-old child at W. W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock walked unnoticed out school at mid-day Friday, prompting a complaint to school administrators.
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Neese hits teacher wage hikes
Will reject any budget calling for increases
Posted 2017-02-23 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisor Dick Neese says local government can’t continue to rely on real estate taxes to balance budgets.
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GOP county supervisor candidates must first win a primary
Posted 2017-02-23 By Mona Casteel
Candidates for Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors in November who hope to secure the Republican Party nomination will be forced to campaign a lot earlier than usual.
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Town asks owner to remove debris from fire scene
Posted 2017-02-23 By Mona Casteel
East Locust Street in Woodstock reopened Tuesday, 11 days after a fire destroyed a historic log structure in the town’s business district.
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Man flees cops, rams cruiser; now at RSW
Posted 2017-02-23
A Woodstock man was arrested and jailed late last week after fleeing from a traffic stop, ramming a police car and escaping into West Virginia.
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Moyers scholarship available
Posted 2017-02-23
Members of senior classes at Shenandoah County Public Schools planning to pursue a teaching career may apply for the Marge Moyers Memorial Scholarship.
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Old photo viewing set Sunday
Posted 2017-02-23
Mike Kehoe will present a program Sunday on 19th century photographs of Valley Pike taken from Fisher’s Hill to Stephens City.
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Pancake supper Tuesday
Posted 2017-02-23
Mt. Olive United Methodist Church will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m. A freewill offering will benefit Strasburg’s Compassion Cupboard.
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