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  

New life for the Elkton Theater?

ELKTON – The U.S. Marshals Service seized the old Elkton Theater last month and plans to sell it early next year. Victoria Johnson, asset forfeiture coordinator with the U.S. Marshals Service in Roanoke, said the theater, located at 415 W. Spotswood Trail in downtown Elkton, was seized from Joyce Marie Crawford, 72, and her son, Kenneth Odell Crawford, 51, on Oct. 7 pursuant to a preliminary order of forfeiture.
The Valley Banner /  11-20-2014  
More News

County Offers New Proposal to Toms Brook

WOODSTOCK — In response to a letter from the Toms Book Volunteer Fire Department’s attorney, the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors presented a revised proposal for considered. The fire department will have until Nov. 30 to approve the agreement in order for the county to begin renovations on its building by Dec. 1.

Mercer named new Woodstock Enhancement Coordinator

WOODSTOCK — Woodstock will welcome its first new Enhancement Coordinator in 14 years this week. Town Manager Reid Wodicka appointed Katie Mercer to the position in late October. She has been a member of the Woodstock Enhancement Committee and the Business and Community Coordination subcommittee for three years. Mercer will replace Jane Beasley, who is retiring after 14 years as Enhancement Coordinator. Mercer acknowledged Beasley in a press release on Nov. 6.

Warren County Middle School teacher indicted

FRONT ROYAL — A Warren County middle school teacher has been indicted for stealing a quarter-million dollars by fraudulently collecting a disability pension from New Jersey while working as a teacher in Virginia.
The Warren Sentinel /  11-17-2014

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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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