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News - December 2017
News Archive

County joins Carter lawsuit
Sheriff asks judge to release funds
Posted 2017-12-14
Shenandoah County Sheriff Tim Carter has moved one step closer to his goal of constructing a new departmental headquarters at no public expense.
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Relaxed accreditation would not have helped
Superintendent says even after change, 2 county schools still would have failed
Posted 2017-12-14 By Mona Casteel
Virginia’s public schools’ accreditation standards have been relaxed, a measure state educators believe will narrow achievement gaps among students.
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Bailey, Shruntz praised for effort
Voice for ‘lots of people,’ Kwiatkowski says supervisors did what she liked
Posted 2017-12-14 By Mona Casteel
Outgoing Shenandoah County supervisors Cindy Bailey and Marsha Shruntz, who lost bids for reelection in November, felt a little love a week ago.
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Knife-wielding boy won’t stand trial
Posted 2017-12-14
The young mentally challenged Edinurg man who attacked a family with a kitchen knife at the community park in May likely will never be prosecuted.
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County poised to relax rules for subdivisions near town utilities
Posted 2017-12-14
The Shenandoah County Planning Commission is expected today to recommend that county supervisors approve a proposal that would reduce lot sizes in some residential zones, a change that could significantly alter development densities near county towns for generations.
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Schools cited for energy saving
1 of 33 public school systems statewide to receive recognition
Posted 2017-12-14
Shenandoah County Public Schools is one of 33 Virginia school systems recognized for energy conservation.
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Taylor gets state technology award
Posted 2017-12-14
Tim Taylor, instructional technology supervisor for Shenandoah County Public Schools, has been selected the Virginia Society for Technology in Education’s 2017 Leader of the Year.
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Schools report $1M surplus; ask to keep it
More then half came from school benefactors’ accounts
Posted 2017-12-14 By Mona Casteel
After all its bills had been paid at the end of the 2017 budget year in June, Shenandoah County Public Schools discovered more than $1 million left over.
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Charity wary of costs to discard ‘donations’
Posted 2017-12-14 By Mona Casteel
The Shenandoah County Thrift Store, a Woodstock business that sells used clothing, furniture and appliances and gives much of what it earns to charity, is asking local government for relief.
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Ferguson returns; this time to pray
Posted 2017-12-14
Former Shenandoah County supervisor David Ferguson, voted out of office two years ago leaving a trail of legacy plaques and more than $60 million in bonded debt for a generation of taxpayers yet to come, returned to the public forum Tuesday.
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Boy who hid knife used in stabbing cited for heroism
Posted 2017-12-14 By Mona Casteel
The 10-year-old son of a stabbing victim at the Edinburg town park who hid the weapon after the assault has been cited for heroism.
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Board hears failing school plan
Administrators describe Robinson, North Fork accreditation efforts
Posted 2017-12-14 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Public Schools administrators continue to seek solutions to low standardized test scores that have denied full accreditation to two schools over the past four years.
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Commission delays zoning amendment for higher densities
Posted 2017-12-14 By Mona Casteel
The Shenandoah County Planning Commission has put on hold a zoning amendment that would reduce lot sizes in some residential areas and increase housing densities.
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Schools receive donations
Posted 2017-12-14
More than $5,000 in donations came in to Shenandoah County Public Schools during November to help feed children, outfit athletes and expand students’ cultural experiences.
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4-H clubs cite outstanding members
Posted 2017-12-14
Sabrina Bauserman and Anna Rankin have been named outstanding 4-H club members.
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Theater performing Dickens’ ‘Carol’
Posted 2017-12-14
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be staged at Theatre Shenandoah, 107 Center St., Edinburg for the next two weekends.
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