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News - May 2019
News Archive

Schools: ‘Money won’t fix ‘em’
Candidate says teachers won’t stay unless student discipline improves
Posted 2019-05-23
A former Shenandoah County supervisor said this week that he would campaign for a school board seat at the encouragement of friends who believe “schools are moving in the wrong direction.”
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Retired circuit court clerk comes to the rescue
Posted 2019-05-23
Retired Shenandoah County Circuit Court clerk Denise Estep has returned to office, apparently at the request of the county’s supervisors.
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School chief gets pay hike
New contract sets salary at $150,000
Posted 2019-05-23 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County school superintendent Mark Johnston has a new, four-year contract, one that came with a higher salary.
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County hires No. 2 administrator
Posted 2019-05-23
Deputy Woodstock town manager Amanda Belyea is returning to Shenandoah County government as assistant county administrator.
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Recalling battlefield lives lost
Weekend events set at New Market
Posted 2019-05-23 By Mona Casteel
Thousands are expected in New Market Saturday and Sunday to remember a Confederate Civil War victory 155 years ago that cost the lives of 10 Virginia Military Institute cadets.
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Missed their woman, but got others
Posted 2019-05-23
Three people who apparently occupied a Mt. Jackson house with a woman being sought as a suspect in a federal investigation were arrested a week ago on drug charges.
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457 to get graduate diplomas
Ceremonies set today, Friday
Posted 2019-05-23 By Mona Casteel
The strains of Pomp and Circumstance will be heard on local football fields and in at least one gym Thursday and Friday when 457 high school seniors are awarded diplomas.
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Memorial Day service Monday at Edinburg
Posted 2019-05-23 By Mona Casteel
Memorial Day will be observed in Shenandoah County Monday during a ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post home at Edinburg.
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Mayor’s accident raises more questions than answers
Posted 2019-05-23 By Mona Casteel
Strasburg Mayor Richard Allen Orndorff Jr. remained hospitalized at Inova Fairfax Wednesday for treatment of injuries suffered in a traffic accident in town late Friday as opening day festivities of the community’s annual Mayfest wound down.
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Foundation awards $53,000 in grants
Posted 2019-05-23 By Mona Casteel
Twenty-one non-profit organizations are sharing more than $53,000 in Shenandoah Community Foundation grants.
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Walker runs for treasurer
Posted 2019-05-23
Shenandoah County supervisor Richard Walker, who announced earlier that he would not campaign for a second term, will instead run for county treasurer.
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Old road to the tower won’t reopen soon
Posted 2019-05-23 By Mona Casteel
Woodstock Tower Road, closed during the winter after erosion prompted concern that a section of the mountainous passageway might collapse, will not reopen for months.
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Roofing nail driveway prank: It’s all relative
Posted 2019-05-23
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