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News - October 2017
News Archive

Board okays funding for sheriff facility
Decision enables Carter to keep no-tax promise
Posted 2017-10-19 By Mona Casteel
Sheriff Tim Carter’s pursuit of funding for a public safety building he long ago promised would cost taxpayers nothing ended successfully Tuesday.
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Governor asked to declare drought disaster here
County rainfall totals down 5 inches from averages
Posted 2017-10-19 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisors are taking their concerns about the dearth of rain to the governor, hoping money and other forms of relief will come to local farmers from state and federal disaster programs.
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Supervisors rankle Black over tax bill
Commissioner apologizes after meeting with taxpayer, Bailey about penalty
Posted 2017-10-19 By Mona Casteel
A landowner’s inquiry into a change in her tax billing has escalated into a feud between Shenandoah County Commissioner of Revenue Kathleen Black and members of the board of supervisors.
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Kwiatkowski would reduce local government budgets
Posted 2017-10-19
When Karen Kwiatkowski says she wants to “right-size” Shenandoah County’s government, she means that she thinks it’s too big.
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Hearing postponed without notice
Posted 2017-10-19 By Mona Casteel
A public hearing on a proposal to reduce building lot sizes in some Shenandoah County zones was postponed a week ago without notice.
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State arts commission cites local music festival
Posted 2017-10-19
The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival has been named one of 50 award winners in a Virginia Commission for the Arts program.
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Strasburg celebrating rail history
Posted 2017-10-19
The Strasburg Museum will celebrate trains and railroad history Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m. Admission will be free.
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County library seeks local booze history for archival exhibit
Posted 2017-10-19
As part of its celebration of National Archives Month, the Shenandoah County Library is collecting material about alcohol production.
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Zoning director fired
County axes Fadeley after 10 years on job
Posted 2017-10-19 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County’s zoning administrator Joyce Fadeley has been fired.
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CHS teacher to appear on Jeopardy!
History, government instructor was chosen school’s top staffer earlier this year
Posted 2017-10-19 By Mona Casteel
This Central High School teacher will be on Jeopardy! today.
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The price Woodstock pays for a mission of ‘hope’
Posted 2017-10-19 By Keith Stickley
Three years ago, a man who pastors a Stephens City church rented a house on Woodstock’s North Main Street as a short-term haven for troubled men.
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Despite background noise, taxes will decide county election
Posted 2017-10-19 By Keith Stickley
Rarely, if ever, has a single issue so sharply defined candidates as it has in the campaign leading to the Nov. 7 election to fill three seats on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors.
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Walters chosen manager
New Market hires top administrator
Posted 2017-10-19 By Mona Casteel
Todd Walters, a Christiansburg municipal employee for 30 years, has been named New Market town manager.
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Sager appointed Strasburg chief
Posted 2017-10-19 By Mona Casteel
Strasburg Police Department’s Wayne Sager has been named the town’s next police chief. Sager will begin his new duties in early 2018.
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