Fort Valley man caught in Kentucky after police chase

A Fort Valley man suspected of stealing cars in Shenandoah County was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer in Kentucky on Sunday following a high-speed chase.  

Former Winchester man slain in Loudoun

WINCHESTER — Slain former Winchester resident Corey Mattison is being remembered as a loving father and great friend. The Washington Post reported that Mattison was shot and killed in his Ashburn town house on the night of Thursday, Jan. 15. A news release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office states that Minh D. Nguyen, 38, of Ashburn, has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. It states that two children were in the home, and Nguyen’s ex-wife and a third child returned home as the incident was unfolding. Mattison had recently married Nguyen’s former wife, Front Royal native Denise Fox Mattison, according to their Facebook profiles. Denise graduated from Warren County High School in 1994.
The Warren Sentinel /  01-22-2015  

Warren County denies rezoning request for Dollar General

FRONT ROYAL — Cheers erupted in the meeting room of the Warren County Government Center Tuesday night as the Warren County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 against a proposed rezoning that would allow a Dollar General on Route 55 west. The Tennessee-based JMB Investment Company made a request to rezone 4.14 acres at 1453 Strasburg Road from Agricultural to Commercial, on behalf of landowner Vicki Jimenez.
The Warren Sentinel /  01-22-2015  

Luray to likely move elections to November

LURAY ― Voters in the town's municipal elections may soon cast their ballots during state and federal contests in November. Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) prefiled a bill into the General Assembly last Tuesday that would move Luray's May election to November in even-numbered years.
Page News and Courier /  01-21-2015  
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Comer appointed to open council seat

ELKTON – Selecting a new councilman and handling a couple of zoning issues topped the council agenda Monday. By a 4-0 vote, with Councilwoman Margaretta Isom out of the room, council voted to appoint Gerry “Bootie” Comer, 57, to fill the vacancy created when Wayne Printz was elected mayor in November. Council also voted 4-0 to rezone 11 lots of the Quail Run subdivision from R-5 residential to B-2 business to accommodate the relocation of the Rite Aid Pharmacy. The business plans to move toward the front of Elkton Plaza that it shares with Food Lion and other businesses.
The Valley Banner /  01-21-2015

Town of Shenandoah solicits input for 2015 Comp Plan

SHENANDOAH ― Town officials are looking for public input on its 2015 Comprehensive Plan. The vision document focuses on several chief issues, including future development and policies and actions for implementing the town's goals.
Page News and Courier /  01-19-2015

Mercury Paper performance date moved again

WOODSTOCK — Mercury Paper received a second, 16-month extension on Tuesday from a hiring mandate the company agreed to in 2010. The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors moved the deadline to June 30, 2016. The company must now make the same request to the state. The economic downturn, increased automation and attacks on source materials in Indonesia were blamed by the company for being unable to meet the deadline.

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Burrill makes All-State first team

LURAY — Standing at all of 5 feet, 5 inches tall, Luray High School junior Bryanna Burrill isn't your stereotypical volleyball hitter. But make no mistake, the girl can hit with the best of them.

Warren County Hall of fame announces 2014 class

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County High School - Lawrence "Sweeney" Shiflett Hall of Fame committee has announced the Class of 2014, to be inducted on Dec. 19, prior to the boys varsity basketball game versus Skyline High School. The inductees are athletes Emily Harrison (Class of 2004), Dylan McGreevy (2004) and Brock Jardine (2003).

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.

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