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News - April 2017
News Archive

Asphalt, once rejected, comes courting again
Firm seeks special use permit to build plant at Strasburg park
Posted 2017-04-27
Fourteen years ago at the end of a weeks-long emotional ride, Shenandoah County rejected a Roanoke company’s proposal to build and operate an asphalt plant near Edinburg as a project the community could better live without.
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Walker insists taxpayers ‘deserve a rest’
Supervisor holding crucial vote on budget rejects increases
Posted 2017-04-27
Shenandoah County supervisors Tuesday are expected to approve by default a budget that will leave tax rates and public spending unchanged for the next year.
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Filmmaker returning to local roots
Californian due here in summer to begin filming sci-fi script he wrote about area
Posted 2017-04-27 By Mona Casteel
Zack Van Eyck often travels back in time, reflecting on long hours spent at Woodstock’s Community Theater watching tales unfold and dreaming of stories yet to be filmed.
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Woodstock wants citizen input as town seeks a new image
Posted 2017-04-27
Two hundred, sixty-five years after its birth, the Town of Woodstock wants a new image.
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Central’s Smith special education teacher of year
Posted 2017-04-27
Megan Smith, a Central High School special education teacher, has been named 2017 Arc of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Educator of the Year.
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Symposium to focus on early 1900 events
Posted 2017-04-27 By Mona Casteel
The World War I era will be revisited Saturday via sports, music and memorabilia at a one-day symposium on Shenandoah Valley history and artifacts.
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County school projects in state publication
Posted 2017-04-27
Three Shenandoah County Public Schools’ special programs are among the 118 statewide projects from 56 school divisions to receive recognition from the Virginia School Boards Association.
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Asphalt plant proposal gets chilly reception
Hearing speakers say Strasburg needs no more smelly businesses
Posted 2017-04-27 By Keith Stickley
Some 50 Strasburg residents asked the town’s planning commission Tuesday to deny a paving and excavating company’s request to build an asphalt plant in their neighborhood.
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Supervisors keep tax rate unchanged
Decision ends months long debate over school funding
Posted 2017-04-27 By Mona Casteel
Ending weeks of public debate, Shenandoah County supervisors Tuesday rejected the appeals of a small but vocal school lobby for higher taxes to increase teacher wages and benefits.
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Basye rezoning request approved
Supervisors reject planners’ advice; clear way for Dollar General store
Posted 2017-04-27 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisors Tuesday rejected a planning commission recommendation, opting instead to rezone a small tract of land for a small-box discount retail store in the community of Bryce Resort.
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Strasburg opens pursuit for new manager
Posted 2017-04-27
The Strasburg Town Council will decide Monday if they will appoint an interim town manager after Ryan Spitzer leaves two days later or appoint his assistant to serve until someone is hired.
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Mt. Jackson’s women still caring for historic Union Church
Posted 2017-04-27
If there is in Shenandoah County a Church that is entitled to be called the church of the town, it is doubtless the most conspicuous landmark of Mt. Jackson, the little Red Brick Church that stands in the middle of the cemetery in the center of town. –Shenandoah Valley historian, Dr. John Wayland.
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Cop resigns after threat on repo men at house
Posted 2017-04-27
A Town of Mt. Jackson police officer charged with threatening two employees of a towing contractor attempting to repossess his personal vehicle has resigned.
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Law enforcement accepting old drugs in county Saturday
Posted 2017-04-27
Got old, outdated drugs in the medicine cabinet Shenandoah County law enforcement agencies will be collecting prescription and non-prescription drugs Saturday during a national program to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
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Environmentalists cite farm animals in river
Posted 2017-04-27
Resistance by governments of four Shenandoah Valley counties, including Shenandoah, to restrict livestock from the Shenandoah River has once again drawn attention from environmentalists.
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Woodstock observing Arbor Day
Posted 2017-04-27
Woodstock Tree Board members will present Scotch pine tree seedlings to W. W. Robinson Elementary School’s second and third graders Friday as part of the local observance of Arbor Day.
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