Vigil becomes memorial after missing woman’s remains found

SHENANDOAH — A vigil for the missing Shenandoah woman on Saturday became a tribute to her life, as local law enforcement made two arrests and can claim with “99-percent certainty” that the remains found in Rockingham County are that of Joy Schultz.  
Page News and Courier /  10-29-2014  

Port Republic’s ‘town hall’ springs back to life

PORT REPUBLIC –­ It might seem odd to some, but a local couple has remodeled a private home for the general public’s use. Port Republic residents Martha and Walter Curt purchased the building at 8597 Water St. in 2005 with the intent of remodeling it for the community.
The Valley Banner /  10-29-2014  

New Market approves excess yard sale fine

NEW MARKET — Town council added a penalty to New Market’s annual yard sale limit for homeowners. Violating the ordinance is now considered a Class 4 misdemeanor and carries a fine of up to $250.

Shenandoah County Schools unveil capital improvements

WOODSTOCK — Shenandoah County Public Schools is preparing for new capital improvement requests from the county this December. The current plan was presented at the school board meeting Oct. 9, with over $1 million worth of new projects. The total plan carries a $10.5 million price tag and lists projects based on urgency for completion. Among those items listed as “urgent” this year are fire alarm panel replacements at Triplett Tech for $65, 788, electrical switchgear inspection and tests at all schools for $115,000, and replacing an eight-inch water main at Signal Knob Middle School for $22,000.
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Area’s first natural gas station to be built on Route 522 corridor

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County will be home to something the Shenandoah Valley has never seen before – a compressed natural gas (CNG) service station.
The Warren Sentinel /  10-24-2014

Luray Triathlons has a new owner

LURAY — The Luray Triathlons, the annual two-day race that starts every summer at Lake Arrowhead was acquired by Racine MultiSports last week for an undisclosed amount.
Page News and Courier /  10-22-2014

Valley agencies request state action to curb heroin trend

HARRISONBURG — At $10 for one-fifth of a gram, heroin is a seemingly affordable addiction in the northern Shenandoah Valley, while finding treatment often comes with a much higher price tag. Amid a spike of heroin -related overdoses and deaths, medical professionals and police are communicating to see where law enforcement can improve and long-term addiction treatment can be crafted.

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Cardinals general manager Wines passes away

FRONT ROYAL — Front Royal Cardinals general manager and local business man Dave Wines passed away last Saturday, October 11, in the Winchester Medical Center. Wines was one of the key founders of the Cardinals of the Valley Baseball League and in recent years served as the teams general manager.

Golfing in the Valley — Bowling Green

ROCKLAND — When Linwood Morrison opened Bowling Green Country Club back in 1983, his vision was to provide affordable golf at a fun golf course. Morrison hit the proverbial nail on the head as Bowling Green flourished with a healthy membership and plenty daily fee play. So much so that Morrison opened up the sister South Course in 1992. Shorter than the 6,400 North Course, the South Course provided another option for the multitudes of golfers in the area. After Morrison passed, his widow Nellie Mae eventually hired a golf management company to run the day-to-day operations at Bowling Green.

Grottoes Cardinals set to return to the RCBL

HARRISONBURG – It wasn’t a unanimous vote, but the Grottoes Cardinals are coming back to the Rockingham County Baseball League. The RCBL voted to approve the addition of Grottoes to the 8-team league on Monday night during a meeting held at the Rockingham County Administration Center.

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