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THIS WEEKEND: AutumnFest

WOODSTOCK —For local barbecue and brews, AutumnFest this Saturday is a prime opportunity. The annual festival, sponsored by the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, has made some changes to this year’s event.  

THIS WEEKEND: Autumn Days and Fall Festival

ELKTON — The 28th annual Elkton Autumn Days festival will be held this weekend. The arts and crafts festival will be held on B Street in front of Elkton Elementary School. Just over the hill from the elementary school, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics’ 31st annual Elkton Fall Festival will host a flea market and food sales in Blue Ridge Park.
The Valley Banner /  10-17-2014  

Plans laid out for Warren County’s first historic district

ROCKLAND – An effort underway to enter some 10,000 acres of north Warren County into the National Register of Historic Places shouldn't have an effect on Virginia Department of Transportation plans to replace the Morgan Ford low-water bridge, according to a state researcher.
The Warren Sentinel /  10-17-2014  

Hunters want Cub Run Road open in national forest

LURAY — As hunting season approaches, access to prime land becomes a top priority for local sportsmen’s groups, including the Massanutten Hunt Club and the Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance. A prime stretch of Cub Run Road between Catherine Furnace and State Route 685 has been closed for nearly a year.
Page News and Courier /  10-17-2014  
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Warren County decides on middle school financing

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Board of Supervisors has decided to issue a $44.5 million general obligation bond through the Virginia Public School Authority (VPSA) to finance construction of the new middle school, which will be built at the northern end of the future Leach Run Parkway in Front Royal.
The Warren Sentinel /  10-15-2014

Lord Fairfax Community College gets $3.25 million for job training

MIDDLETOWN — Lord Fairfax Community College has been awarded more than $3 million to advance its job-training programs. Vice President Joe Biden announced more than $450 million in grants to community colleges on Monday, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor. They’re part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program that has awarded nearly $2 billion over four years, according to the release.

Sale of Stardust, Classic Country now complete

LURAY — On last Friday morning's Speakout program, surrounded by his cabal of three and his engineer son Jason, radio host J.D. Cave preempts the new radio station owner, Carrington Thompson. “Carrington has decided that for now, he is going to keep us around,” said Cave on air. On Oct. 1, just two days prior, Cave's family divested their assets of the two radio stations to Thompson, as Easy Radio Incorporated sold “Classic Country” WRAA (1330 AM) and the American classics station “Stardust” (105.7 FM) to Hayden Hamilton Media Strategies for $325,000 and other good and valuable consideration.
Page News and Courier /  10-13-2014

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Local Sports

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.
10-17-2014

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.
09-10-2014

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.
09-10-2014

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