Springfield Elementary named ‘distinguished school’

RILEYVILLE — At Springfield Elementary, everyone knows Ms. Day. Walking down the hallway, the principal fields an assortment of how-are-yous and excited hey-Miss-Days from students, teachers and staff at the Rileyville school. The distinction, however, isn't uncommon, Teresa Day says — here, at the small Springfield school, everyone knows everyone.  
Page News and Courier /  11-26-2014  

Blaze in Dovel Hollow causes $10,000 in damage

STANLEY ― A house fire last Friday spread to a nearby mountain, burning four acres of woodland before the blaze was contained.
Page News and Courier /  11-26-2014  

Rileyville man struck by car

LURAY ― A Rileyville man was flown to the U.Va. Medical Center in Charlottesville last Thursday following two separate crashes ― the second in which he was struck after exiting his vehicle.
Page News and Courier /  11-26-2014  

Smart Beginnings seeks support

ELKTON — Diar Kaussler is looking for a few good businessmen and women to help with a preschool initiative in eastern Rockingham and Page counties. Kaussler, a woman with Persian lineage who hails from Sweden, has been director of Shenandoah Valley Smart Beginnings for nearly a year and a half.
The Valley Banner /  11-26-2014  
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Downtown Front Royal landmark sold at auction

FRONT ROYAL — Sixteen years after the closing of one-time Main Street fixture Frank's Ladies Apparel, the building is back, at least partially, in the hands of the Silek family. The building at 317 E. Main St. — once the site of the Fishback Hotel and what is now known as “Belle Boyd Cottage” — was sold at a foreclosure auction on Thursday, Nov. 13, for $525,000.
The Warren Sentinel /  11-21-2014

SNP officials discuss Chronic Wasting Disease detection and assessment plan

FRONT ROYAL – Chronic Wasting Disease is just one of the many new challenges facing Shenandoah National Park in the 21st century, according to Park Superintendent Jim Northup, who spoke at the Warren County Government Center Tuesday night.
The Warren Sentinel /  11-21-2014

Page County administrator resigns

LURAY — Four months after the county opted to renew his contract, Page County Administrator Mark Lauzier resigned Tuesday night. In a Nov. 12 letter to the Page County Board of Supervisors, Lauzier announced his departure, citing family reasons.
Page News and Courier /  11-20-2014

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Local Sports

Gate City ends Luray’s season

GATE CITY — The Luray volleyball team reached the end of its successful season Tuesday night, losing to powerful Gate City, 25-14, 25-20 and 25-9. In a rematch of last season's 2A final, the result was the same, with Gate City emerging victorious over the Lady Bulldogs.

Mistakes cost Hawks in playoff loss

FRONT ROYAL — In an evenly matched game in which the yardage was nearly identical, a series of costly mistakes proved fatal for Skyline last Saturday as the Hawks lost 24-21 to Hopewell in the opening round of the 3A East Division playoffs.

Speed kills Wildcats in playoff opener

FREDERICKSBURG — Warren County knew coming in it would have to play a clean game and efficient game to have a chance against a battle-tested James Monroe team in the opening round of the 3A East Division playoffs.

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