Parents, students stunned as Riverfront Christian School closes its doors

FRONT ROYAL — A week ago, a handful of local students were preparing to start the new school year this week at Riverfront Christian School. They may have been in class this week, but it wasnít at Riverfront. The school, which operated at Riverton United Methodist Church, unexpectedly closed its doors just a week before school started because of low enrollment. It had been open for 20 years. Parents and students were notified via email or Facebook according to one parent, Wendy Boice.  
The Warren Sentinel /  08-24-2015  

Residents to railroad: Keep us informed — Council’s help sought to get notification of crossing work

FRONT ROYAL — Last month, Norfolk Southern Railroad maintenance crews made their way through Warren County making necessary repairs along the railroad tracks. There were traffic disruptions with each grade crossing they reached ó some minor and some causing great consternation. Shenandoah Shores Road residents, for example, had their trash pickup delayed for a day and faced the prospect of being stuck on their side of the tracks while the crossing was closed. But at least they had fair warning. Residents up Mary Shadyís Lane from the crossing say they had no warning and theyíre asking council to help them get the same warning Shenandoah Shores residents got.
The Warren Sentinel /  08-24-2015  

Deputies look into stabbing at party; two men treated for injuries; no arrests made

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County sheriff's deputies are investigating a stabbing at a party earlier this month on Stony Bottom Road. Two men were treated for injuries, according to a Sheriffís Office news release. When contacted last week, Sgt. Phillip Henry declined to provide information on the seriousness of the menís injuries, which were described in the news release as simply "lacerations." "We're still investigating," Henry said..
The Warren Sentinel /  08-24-2015  

Three missing river tubers found

LURAY ― It took more than 20 search and rescue responders four hours to locate a group of missing tubers early Friday morning. The Page County Sheriff's Office received a call from the husband of one of the tuber's around 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, notifying authorities that the group of three hadn't returned from their river outing. The three tubers, said Page County Sheriff John Thomas, put their tubes in around 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Alma boat landing near Stanley. The group planned to float to the White House landing near Luray, but were unaware that the float takes about seven hours on average, the sheriff added. As it began to get dark, the tubers got out of the water to wait for help until morning. None of them had a cell phone, flash light or “appropriate footwear,” said Thomas.
Page News and Courier /  08-19-2015  
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Elkton Council approves sale of Kite property, mansion

ELKTON – Council approved a current California and former Elkton resident’s $2.5 million proposal to buy 189 acres of former Kite property Monday night by a 5-1 vote. Pham Chopra was not at the meeting, but his statement was read by Councilman Harry Armbruster detailing some of his ideas for the property that is located next to U.S. 33 on the eastern edge of town and on Mount Pleasant Road on the northeast side of town. The town purchased the properties in question from Mary Elizabeth Kite and Dr. Joseph Hiram Kite for a combined $1.76 million in 2002 and 2006. Their current assessed value is $1.59 million. More than 30 people were in attendance at the meeting and 10 spoke during public comment.
The Valley Banner /  08-19-2015

Mount Jackson Council OKs annexation of nearly 600 acres for proposed industrial site

MOUNT JACKSON — Mount Jackson Town Council unanimously approved the annexation of almost 600 acres of Shenandoah County land into the town limits Tuesday for a proposed 712-acre industrial site. Town residents Robert and Eleanor Whitehurst own the land for the proposed site along Turkey Knob and Georgetown roads. They asked the town to annex 576 acres to create a site that could be large enough to attract a major corporation to the area. The land is zoned agricultural and would need to be rezoned to industrial for the proposal to move forward. Council rezoned 136 acres of the proposed site from agricultural to light industrial in April.

Ex-Myrtle Beach GM chosen to lead Bryce Resort

BAYSE — Bryce Resort’s new general manager marked his first day on the job Wednesday after a two-month search process resulted in his arrival from South Carolina. Charles King was chosen from more than 90 applicants for the resort’s top job. He most recently served as the general manager of Springmaid Beach Resort and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach. He was also the GM and Director of Food and Beverage at Eagle Rock Resort in Hazle Township, Pa. Former GM Rob Schwartz is leaving Bryce after five-and-a-half years at the helm.

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GOLF: Penn National - ‘The Buddy Trip’

FAYETTVILLE, Pa. — Penn National, just across the Pennsylvania border off I-81 dubs itself as the 'Home of the Buddy Trip.' After enjoying a beautiful Friday and Saturday playing both the Iron Forge and Founders Course and staying at the 52-room Inn located on the property in between rounds, it's hard to disagree. Penn National is indeed set up for the buddy golf trip. An entire group of 16 can stay in one of the Civil War themed units - the course is less than 20 miles away from Gettysburg - and the friendly staff ensures that all of your needs are met and exceeded.

TRIATHLON: Life of a professional triathlete aint’ easy; Adam Otstot wins Luray International

LURAY — Adam Otstot fell in love with running during his time on the cross country team at William and Mary University. After graduation, he began to follow his dream of running marathons competitively. But minor injuries continued to hold him back, and every time he got hurt, Otstot turned to a bike to help gain strength. That is how it all began. On Saturday afternoon, the 33-year-old native from Williamsburg earned his fourth first place finish of the year, winning the Luray International Triathlon with a time of 2:07.

BASEBALL: Shenandoah Indians win first AVBL Championship since 2005

SHENANDOAH — The Shenandoah Indians have been waiting 10 years to win another Apple Valley League Championship. And on Sunday, it was worth the wait. Shenandoah crushed Culpeper, 11-4, winning their first AVBL Championship since 2005. Manager David Comer said that the Indians got hot at the right time.

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