One Dead in Strasburg Hotel Shooting

STRASBURG — Police say a Strasburg man shot and killed a Maryland man he met just hours earlier at a wedding reception Sunday morning. The suspect, Lucas Scott Ward, 34, of the 500 block of Thompson Street, is charged with voluntary manslaughter and abduction in connection with the fatal shooting of Corey Patrick O'Neil, 42, of Gaithersburg, Md.  

New School Board member chosen in Warren County

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board appointed a new board member to represent the Shenandoah district at its regular meeting on Thursday. C. Douglas Rosen will take the seat left vacant by Kim Athey, who resigned from the position on Sept. 19 to accept a judgeship with the 26th Judicial Circuit Court in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
The Warren Sentinel /  10-31-2014  

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  
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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.

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

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Local Sports

LHS cheerleaders capture Conference 35 crown

The Luray High School competition cheerleading squad is at it again — bringing more hardware back to the Dog House. In winning the Conference 35 competition last week, the Lady Bulldogs have their sights fixed on even more. Last year, Luray used a second-place finish at the conference to motivate it to an eventual third-place state trophy. Cheer coach Kayla McPherson thinks that the 2014 competition team is even stronger.

Skyline wins Conference 28 cheer championship

For the second consecutive season the Skyline Hawks have won the Conference 28 cheer championship. The Hawks finished with 225 points to edge the Central Falcons by 10 points.

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.

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