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News - March 2017
News Archive

Building official bolts; says county growth stunted
Few home permits, no commercial projects prompt decision to leave
Posted 2017-03-16 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County building code official Mike Dellinger has quit, saying the department he has headed since 2012 has too little to do.
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Advice on chair issue differs
Halifax impasse finally resolved, but not until county attorney left
Posted 2017-03-16 By Keith Stickley
Though located on opposite end of Virginia, Shenandoah and Halifax counties have a few things in common.
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Big jail budget not ready
County taxpayers in darkness on costs
Posted 2017-03-16 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisors within weeks will approve a budget without knowing how much county taxpayers will pay to operate the RSW Regional Jail for the next year.
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Conicville EMT request dies on floor
Volunteers asked for 7 more; supervisors considering 2
Posted 2017-03-16 By Mona Casteel
Conicville, an unincorporated and ill-defined rural southwest Shenandoah County outpost whose residents have argued for taxpayer-funded emergency services for much of the past year, will get less than its supporters had hoped for.
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Spending advocates: helpful or hurtful?
Posted 2017-03-16 By Keith Stickley
Advocates for increased local funding for public schools are as vocal this season as spring peepers.
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School chief envisions ‘happy’ kids, options for graduates
Posted 2017-03-16 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County School superintendent Mark Johnston’s vision for public education has little if anything to do with readin,’ ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic.
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What we have, what we pay
Posted 2017-03-16
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$65 million school budget heads for vote
Guarantees pay increases for most of system’s employees
Posted 2017-03-16 By Mona Casteel
A $64.9 million budget to operate Shenandoah County Public Schools for the next year is headed to county supervisors.
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GOP supervisor choices could be named soon
Unless contests result in 2 districts, party chair will declare candidates
Posted 2017-03-16 By Keith Stickley
Two former Shenandoah County supervisors who chose not to seek reelection 22 years ago amid revelations of an embezzlement scandal in county government are likely to be on the November election ballot here.
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Medical service to expand
Children’s needs prompt school project
Posted 2017-03-16 By Mona Casteel
Free medical care in Shenandoah County may soon be available at a school near you.
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Debate rages over CIP funds
Bailey believes school boards misused money earmarked for maintenance
Posted 2017-03-16 By Keith Stickley
Apparently fearing that their efforts to earn public support for ever-rising salaries and benefits may be a lost cause, advocates for Shenandoah County Public Schools appear anxious to change the subject.
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Local Chevrolet dealership sold
Posted 2017-03-16
One of two remaining independent automobile dealerships in Shenandoah County has been sold.
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Fair promoters hope we all love a parade
Posted 2017-03-16
Celebrating 100 years, the Shenandoah County Fair will host a parade Aug. 24 as a prelude to the 2018 fair.
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Schools again ask county to return unspent money
Posted 2017-03-16
The Shenandoah County School Board is asking county supervisors to return $562,750 unspent from it 2016 budget for use on capital improvements.
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County schools set kindergarten sign-up
Posted 2017-03-16
Shenandoah County Public Schools’ kindergarten registration will be held March 21-23 at Sandy Hook, W. W. Robinson and Ashby Lee elementary Schools, noon to 7 p.m.
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Absence of ‘harmony’ leads to family arrests
Posted 2017-03-16
An 18-year-old Strasburg woman has been charged with child endangerment after she and her 15-year-old boyfriend, kicked out of her mother’s house, reportedly took up shelter in a shed without the owner’s permission.
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Assault on officer charged
Posted 2017-03-16
The report of an unconscious person found in an abandoned vehicle has led to charges of resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer.
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Chainsaw attacker arrested
Posted 2017-03-16
David Brian Knott, 53, of Edinburg is charged with malicious wounding after reportedly attacking a neighbor with a chain saw and an all-terrain vehicle.
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Hungry burglars pay a price
Posted 2017-03-16
Hunger may have driven a trio of men to reportedly break into a home Sunday. But as they were leaving, they got caught.
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