WCMS Principal Fox moving to central office

FRONT ROYAL — After a closed meeting on May 14, the Warren County School Board took action regarding a restructuring of the central office administration team. Assistant superintendent for instruction Greg Drescher originally proposed to the board not to fill his old position right away after he takes the place of Pam McInnis on July 1, 2015 as the new school superintendent.  
The Warren Sentinel /  05-28-2015  

Luray couple dies in Memorial Day crash

LURAY — A Luray couple was killed Monday afternoon after their vehicle was struck by a state trooper’s cruiser. The crash occurred around 1:17 p.m., Monday, May 25, at the intersection of Route 211 and Wallace Avenue.
Page News and Courier /  05-28-2015  

Fort Valley man pleads guilty to fatal shooting

WOODSTOCK — A Fort Valley man pleaded guilty on May 15 to voluntary manslaughter for shooting a Winchester man in the stomach 14 months ago. Daniel Scott Harvey, 33, entered the plea in Shenandoah County Circuit Court. A grand jury indicted him last July for the shooting death of Harry Grant Nelson, III, 35, at Harvey’s home at 600 Stephens Lane on March 31, 2014. Circuit Court Judge Dennis Lee Hupp is expected to sentence Harvey on Aug. 19. He faces one to 10 years in prison.

New K-9 unit now on patrol in Elkton

ELKTON – There’s a new dog in town. Elkton Police recently acquired a German Shepherd from the Czech Republic which will be used in suspect apprehension and drug and article detection. Officer Trent Meadows, 26, is the dog’s handler. Meadows and the dog, Edy, recently completed five weeks of training at Bullocks K9 Kennels in Greenville, N.C. Meadows and Edy spent the first week bonding while Meadows learned 10 simple commands in the Czech language.
The Valley Banner /  05-28-2015  
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THIS WEEKEND: Shenandoah’s Memorial Day Weekend festivities

SHENANDOAH — Red, white and blue will fill the streets of Shenandoah this weekend, when thousands gather for the town's 18th annual Memorial Day Festival and Parade. Sponsored by the town and the Shenandoah Heritage Center, the festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. this Thursday, May 21, with live music, food and activities at the town's carnival grounds on Third Street. Activities will commence again at 5 p.m. Friday in conjunction with a Cruz-In on First Street scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday's festivities also include a flag retirement ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Shenandoah Veterans Park on Virginia Avenue. The Shenandoah River Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution planted two pink dogwood trees at the local park to honor veterans. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. A special Saturday ceremony will honor men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Town officials, leaders and local veterans will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah VFW Avis O. Comer Post 8613.
Page News and Courier /  05-19-2015

THIS WEEKEND: Massanutten’s ValleyFest

MCGAHEYSVILLE — Massanutten Resort plans a rousing start to kick off the summer season with its annual ValleyFest beer and wine festival planned from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23. In what has become a traditional pre-Memorial Day celebration, the festival usually draws more than 4,000 people to the resort, with beer and wine atop the agenda. Many varieties of microbrews and wines from the Valley and beyond will be available, as will food booths and arts and crafts vendors offering their wares.
The Valley Banner /  05-19-2015

Walker announces District 3 run

WOODSTOCK — A retired certified public accountant from Woodstock has thrown his name into the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors race. Richard Walker, 66, announced Tuesday that he is challenging Chairman David Ferguson for the District 3 seat, which represents Edinburg, Fort Valley and St. Luke.

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Local Sports

TENNIS - Trentini becomes first Hawk tennis champ

WOODSTOCK — Last week Skyline Stefano Trentini senior made school history by becoming the tennis programs first-ever postseason champion. Trentini, a exchange student from Italy, won the Conference 28 singles title with a 6-2, 6-2, win over Andres Armenta of John Champe.

TENNIS - Comer and Cubbage grind out conference title in doubles

FALLS CHURCH — Even though powerful George Mason won the Conference 35 team match last week, Page County's duo of Kara Comer and Sydney Cubbage got a measure of redemption by completing a three-set win in the doubles part of the tournament.

RACING - 10 year old claims third place in Late Model 75-lap feature at Shenandoah Speedway

SHENANDOAH — History was made on Sat, May 9th during the Holtzman Oil Late Model 75-lap feature. While Keith Carpenter worked hard to get the win late in the show from leader Brian Purdham, 10-year-old Mini Tyrrell took third place in the overall rundown. That was the young driver's best finish to date and second top 10 of the season.

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