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News - March 2019
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School budget sailing to approval
Meeting with superintendent, supervisors offer no hint of reductions
Posted 2019-03-14 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisors Tuesday appeared prepared to approve unchanged a $70.3 million operational budget for the county’s public schools.
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County administrator to be named today
Posted 2019-03-14
Evan Vass, assistant to retiring Shenandoah County administrator Mary T. Price, is likely to be appointed to succeed her today.
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Potential collapse closes Tower Road
Posted 2019-03-14
Woodstock Tower Road, a narrow, unpaved, mountainous passageway to a popular forest service observation tower, has been closed indefinitely.
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County plans to reassess property values in 2020
Posted 2019-03-14
Fieldwork to assign updated values to Shenandoah County real estate will begin in little more than a year.
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Budgeting is sometimes a bag of cliches
Posted 2019-03-14 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisors’ chair Conrad Helsley rolled out a litany of clichés Tuesday to justify the board’s plan to tap the county’s piggy bank to balance a proposed budget of record spending.
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Comment solicited on lot sizes
Posted 2019-03-14 By Mona Casteel
Public comment will be sought today on a proposal to create a new county zoning district that would reduce the square footage required for residential building lots.
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County’s share of jail costs rising
Posted 2019-03-14
When self-described progressive members of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors earlier this decade promoted a regional jail, they said it would be less costly than continuing to operate a local lock-up.
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Toms Brook house fire investigated as arson
Posted 2019-03-14 By Mona Casteel
An early Monday fire that damaged a Toms Brook house occupied by a man and two children was an act of arson, the county’s fire marshal has said.
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Contract sets annual salary of new county executive
Posted 2019-03-14
Evan Vass, appointed a week ago to succeed retiring Shenandoah County administrator Mary T. Price, will be paid an annual salary of $127,000.
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Planners delay solar project permit request
Posted 2019-03-14 By Mona Casteel
A proposal to use part of an abandoned former textile plant site near Edinburg for solar energy collection got a skeptical response from Shenandoah County’s planning commission last week.
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Students’ science projects awarded
Posted 2019-03-14
Three Shenandoah County students at Massanutten Regional Governor’s School won awards at a recent regional science fair.
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Crossbow theft charged
Posted 2019-03-14
A Strasburg man has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing a crossbow from a residential garage east of Woodstock.
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Trailer park fight ends with ball bat
Posted 2019-03-14
A Woodstock man who struck another man in the face and threatened him with a bb gun Saturday has been charged with public drunkenness.
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Obenshain, Gilbert challenged
Posted 2019-03-14
Two Shenandoah County women have launched political campaigns to challenge long-standing members of the Virginia General Assembly.
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Forgive him trespasses at church
Posted 2019-03-14
A Quicksburg man arrested Sunday probably hopes a judge will forgive his trespassing.
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Firearms stolen in home burglary
Posted 2019-03-14
Firearms valued at more than $5,000 were reported stolen from a rural Woodstock home two weeks ago.
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