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  

Luray Triathlons has a new owner

LURAY — The Luray Triathlons, the annual two-day race that starts every summer at Lake Arrowhead was acquired by Racine MultiSports last week for an undisclosed amount.
Page News and Courier /  10-22-2014  

Valley agencies request state action to curb heroin trend

HARRISONBURG — At $10 for one-fifth of a gram, heroin is a seemingly affordable addiction in the northern Shenandoah Valley, while finding treatment often comes with a much higher price tag. Amid a spike of heroin -related overdoses and deaths, medical professionals and police are communicating to see where law enforcement can improve and long-term addiction treatment can be crafted.

Hiring: Shenandoah Riverkeeper

FRONT ROYAL — The Shenandoah River needs a new keeper. Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. is looking to hire a new Shenandoah Riverkeeper, a leadership position focusing on community action and enforcement to protect and restore water quality in the Shenandoah Valley. The organization is home to two Riverkeeper programs: one for the Potomac River and one for the Shenandoah River.
The Warren Sentinel /  10-22-2014  
More News

Three vie for mayor in Elkton

ELKTON – Two men with 20 years or more of council experience are competing on Nov. 4 for the town of Elkton’s mayor’s seat with a 20-year-old man who garnered the most votes in the last council election. Wayne Printz and Randell Snow have 20 and 24 years on council, respectively, while Joshua Gooden has served almost two years.
The Valley Banner /  10-22-2014


WOODSTOCK —For local barbecue and brews, AutumnFest this Saturday is a prime opportunity. The annual festival, sponsored by the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, has made some changes to this year’s event.

THIS WEEKEND: Autumn Days and Fall Festival

ELKTON — The 28th annual Elkton Autumn Days festival will be held this weekend. The arts and crafts festival will be held on B Street in front of Elkton Elementary School. Just over the hill from the elementary school, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics’ 31st annual Elkton Fall Festival will host a flea market and food sales in Blue Ridge Park.
The Valley Banner /  10-17-2014

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Local Sports

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.

Golfing in the Valley — Bowling Green

ROCKLAND — When Linwood Morrison opened Bowling Green Country Club back in 1983, his vision was to provide affordable golf at a fun golf course. Morrison hit the proverbial nail on the head as Bowling Green flourished with a healthy membership and plenty daily fee play. So much so that Morrison opened up the sister South Course in 1992. Shorter than the 6,400 North Course, the South Course provided another option for the multitudes of golfers in the area. After Morrison passed, his widow Nellie Mae eventually hired a golf management company to run the day-to-day operations at Bowling Green.

Grottoes Cardinals set to return to the RCBL

HARRISONBURG – It wasn’t a unanimous vote, but the Grottoes Cardinals are coming back to the Rockingham County Baseball League. The RCBL voted to approve the addition of Grottoes to the 8-team league on Monday night during a meeting held at the Rockingham County Administration Center.

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