Shenandoah County Supervisors Approves New Policies for County Schools

WOODSTOCK — Shenandoah County’s School Board underwent policy changes to fall in line with new legislation and the Virginia School Board Association. The School Board approved several changes and additions to Sections A through G of its policy manual at its meeting last week.  

Strasburg Council Approves UDO, New Zoning Map

STRASBURG — Town Council voted 6-2 in favor of the Unified Development Ordinance at its meeting Tuesday. Crafted from two years of planning and discussion, the UDO, as members referred to it, combines zoning, subdivision, and other land use regulations to update the town’s planning code. In addition to the UDO, the council approved a new town zoning map unanimously to match the new regulations. The map rezones more than 24 land parcels in the Northern Shenandoah Business and Industrial Park, and along sections of Route 11, Route 55, and the Shenandoah River.

Fort Valley man indicted for manslaughter

WOODSTOCK — A Fort Valley man was indicted by a Shenandoah County grand jury Wednesday for the shooting death of a Winchester man earlier this year. The trial date has not been set. Daniel Scott Harvey, 33, of 600 Stephens Lane, is charged with felony manslaughter for fatally shooting Harry Grant Nelson III, 36, of Winchester on March 31.

Page Theater must go digital

LURAY — Jerry Spencer, 73, loves the theater business, but not the movie industry — or at least what it has become. Owner of the Page Theater since 1989, Spencer's livelihood is under threat from the movie industry's drive to push theaters in the U.S. to go digital. The choice: Go digital or go dark.
Page News and Courier /  07-16-2014
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A Day No Pigs Would Be Chased: Virus cancels fair plans

FRONT ROYAL — A fatal virus infecting millions of baby pigs across the U.S. has caused the cancellation of the popular pig scrambles at area fairs this year.

Shenandoah County Chamber’s executive director leaves post for newspaper

WOODSTOCK — Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce’s executive director will leave on July 7 to join the Northern Virginia Daily. Jackie Thompson formally announced her departure at the chamber’s board…

Bluegrass jams deemed a success

ELKTON – The first five months of a resurrected bluegrass jam were a success. That’s…
The Valley Banner /  07-14-2014

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Golfing in the Valley — Heritage Hunt

GAINESVILLE — Tucked inside the sprawling Heritage Hunt housing community lies a Arthur Hills designed…

Volunteers the Key for LL Baseball/Softball

WOODSTOCK — When baseball/softball fans go to a Woodstock-Edinburg Little League game, they see an organized program, immaculate fields, and active press box and a well-stocked concession stand. Umpires trot…

Golfing in the Valley: Potomac Shores

DUMFRIES — When Jack Nicklaus hit the ceremonial first tee shot at his latest signature…

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