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News - August 2017
News Archive

Sheriff’s staff pay increase wins approval
Supervisor Neese objects saying other employees deserve one too
Posted 2017-08-17
Shenandoah County’s 60 sheriff’s department employees are about to get a boost in pay.
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Valley Pike protections expected to stay in place
Walker’s objections seen as prelude to another tie
Posted 2017-08-17 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County’s Old Valley Pike Overlay District, created nearly 10 years ago to regulate development along the 38-mile stretch of US 11 as an historic asset, appears likely to survive the latest attempt to weaken or repeal it.
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County resignations piling up
Economic development director is at least third to leave in year
Posted 2017-08-17
Leadership within the Shenandoah County Department of Community Development has become a proverbial revolving door.
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Bluegrass weekend on tap at Orkney
Posted 2017-08-17 By Mona Casteel
It’s a bluegrass doubleheader in Orkney Springs Friday when The Hillbenders and Seldom Scene share a stage.
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Enrollment up as schools open
Biggest increases occur at Southern Campus facilities
Posted 2017-08-17 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Public School superintendent Mark Johnston boarded a school bus at 6:40 a.m. at Maurertown Monday, joining more than 6,000 county students to start a new school year.
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Supervisors ignore anti-prayer request
Posted 2017-08-17 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Supervisor Cindy Bailey prayed Tuesday.
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3 schools fail to achieve accreditation
Robinson, North Fork denied for fourth consecutive year
Posted 2017-08-17
Three of nine Shenandoah County Public Schools have failed to meet state accreditation standards.
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Schools begin push for better health benefit
School board gets turnover data to launch pre-election campaign
Posted 2017-08-17 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Public School administrators told the school board a week ago that teachers are resigning at higher than usual rates, citing low wages and inadequate benefits as reasons.
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Republicans go after their own
Former party leaders create PAC to back independents, who-know-what
Posted 2017-08-17 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Republicans are in a tizzy. At least one of their candidates for election in November has cozied up to Democrats.
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New Market manager resigns
Posted 2017-08-17
New Market Town Manager Mike Ritchie has resigned. Ritchie, who became town manager three years ago after spending 25 years in the town’s public works department, has accepted a private sector job.
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Central High gets another award
Posted 2017-08-17
Central High School has scored again. A Blue Ribbon school two years ago, Central is a recipient of a Virginia Index of Performance Award for advanced learning and achievement.
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‘Vision’ celebrates 50 years
Conicville Fire Department to mark half century of service
Posted 2017-08-17 By Mona Casteel
Fifty years ago Bill Mumaw had a vision. He gathered a few guys and together they formed a fire department in their community, Conicville. Marvin (Tuck) Dellinger was the first president, Wilson Eastep, the first fire chief.
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New choir organizing here
Posted 2017-08-17
A new community choir is being formed in Shenandoah County.
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