WINCHESTER — So long, cheap gas prices. The average price of regular- grade gasoline has surged 12 cents nationally over the past three weeks, to $2.38 a gallon, according to The Associated Press. In Virginia, the current average is $2.24 per gallon, up from $1.79 a year ago, AAA reports. Locally, the price at the pump for a gallon of regular fuel ranges from $2.13 to $2.25. The average price Wednesday morning in Front Royal was about $2.18, according to GasBuddy.com.
The Warren Sentinel / 01-13-2017
STANLEY — After months of deliberation and exploring sites all over Page County, members of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project have selected Stanley's Ed Good Park as the site of their monument. The Blue Ride Heritage Project is a regional group, with chapters in all eight of the counties that were affected by the creation of Shenandoah National Park. A committee is formed in each county, with the goal of creating a memorial for the families that were displaced by the park's creation. The only requirement is that the memorial be a chimney — how it looks and where it is located is up to the committee members. The memorial will consist of four stones in a square, to represent the outline of a house. The chimney will be at the end, and the space representing the inside of the house will have informational signs that will tell the story of the affected families.
Page News and Courier / 01-13-2017
ELKTON — Elkton Area United Services has announced there is an immediate need for help for 490 households in the Elkton area after emergency assistance funding was cut by 48 percent. With winter setting in and cold weather spreading across the area, there is a huge impact being felt by the households in need of assistance to cover their expenses. The victims of the downtown Elkton Christmas Eve fire are sheltered in permanent housing or temporary housing with family and friends or in a local motel. They have been supplied with clothing and food as well as other needed supplies and funds are available for them to move into permanent housing to provide shelter and for other basic needs. The food pantry in Elkton gives out food to senior citizens, some of whom are struggling to make ends meet on $600 a month. Currently, 103 seniors are in need of those boxes.
The Valley Banner / 01-13-2017
NEW MARKET — Two New Market nonprofits hope to take Shenandoah County moviegoers back to their roots with a Civil War movie series that launches this month. The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and the Rouss Center for the Arts are partnering on the series. It kicks off with the 1927 Buster Keaton silent film “The General” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the theater at 9357 N. Congress St. The film focuses on the Union’s April 12, 1862 attempt to destroy the railroad between Atlanta and Chattanooga and steal a train in the process. Don Conard, co-owner of the Rouss Center, said the theater will show a Civil War-themed movie on the second Tuesday of every month.
The Shenandoah Valley-Herald / 01-10-2017
Two Page County schools are taking over Strasburg's holiday tournament.
Dedication is a word often thrown around in sports circles. Each athlete possesses a different level of dedication. Each coach dedicates a different amount of time and effort to the team. The Shenandoah 12-U All-Stars made dedication the focal point to win the Babe Ruth 12-U World Series in Jenson, Fla. last weekend. They believed in one another. They were never going to be stopped. From the coaching staff down to the 12 girls that suited up in their prideful navy blue uniform each game, there was no questioning the team’s heart and desire to win for one another.
Strasburg came from four runs down in the seventh inning in Waynesboro to win the club’s second-straight Valley Baseball League championship. The Express scored five times in the seventh inning of a 5-4 victory to complete a 2-0 finals sweep.