WOODSTOCK — A Woodstock man is being held without bond in Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail after being charged with attempting to poison his wife with rubbing alcohol. Sgt. Paul Ryman of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Stanley Sweeney of Hoover Road was arrested Friday after a five-month investigation concluded that isopropyl had been found in alcohol at Sweeney’s home.
The Shenandoah Valley-Herald / 03-27-2015
FRONT ROYAL — Nine local women received Dare to Dream grants from the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center last Thursday, March 19, at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. The Women’s Resource Center enriches lives by supporting opportunities for women in Warren County through education, information and programs. The center’s vison is to empower women to change the world. The resource center has been giving out Dare to Dream grants since 1999 and has given a total of 96 grants to date worth around $68,000.
The Warren Sentinel / 03-26-2015
LURAY — Luray native Chris Morris, the organizer behind a petition demanding the removal of the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), wants residents to pay attention to their electric bills. Morris has collected more than 1,425 online signatures from Valley residents who cannot justify the rate increases. Some cry for options, others, the return of former Page provider Allegheny Electric. With 13,656 members in Page County, SVEC is a monopoly that serves nearly 90,000 households in the Shenandoah Valley.
WINCHESTER — A former Shenandoah University religion professor and local United Methodist minister will be suspended from performing ministerial duties for having officiated at a same-sex marriage last fall. The Rev. John D. Copenhaver Jr., 66, is suspended from this past Sunday through June 15, but will not face church trial or lose his clergy credentials. A resolution was reached in the case with the Rev. Larry Thompson, Winchester District superintendent of the United Methodist Church, and Bishop Young Jin Cho of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. It was announced March 6 via the Virginia Conference website vaumc.org and via email lists from both clergy and Virginia Conference laity leadership (non-clergy).
The Warren Sentinel / 03-23-2015
SHENANDOAH — Shenandoah Speedway announced the beginning of its 2015 racing season, highlighting its 10th anniversary with the announcement of a special late model race to be held on Friday, April 24. Jeff Thielscher, Managing Partner of Go Live Stream. TV Network, announced at the track Thursday that the inaugural Racing for Wishes 150 would be held at the track at 6 p.m. with pit gates opening at 1 p.m. and grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Among those competing for the $6,000 first prize will be 10-year old Timmy 'Mini' Terrell, who entered six races in the Late Model class last season.
NEW MARKET — The New Market Rebels, and their fan base have always looked forward to the summer Valley League baseball season. This year, the anticipation is even higher as Bruce Alger, team president and general manager has brought in a new, young coaching staff to guide the Rebels to a hoped for championship.
LYNCHBURG — The initial Luray High School indoor track team capped off its season with a strong showing at the 2A State Meet held last week at Liberty University. Taking 17 athletes, Luray's girls' 4 x 400-meter relay team and boys 4 x 800-meter relay team both medaled by finishing eighth overall among the teams.