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NTSB releases details of fatal plane crash

FRONT ROYAL — The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary accident report on a fatal plane crash earlier this month includes details on the moments before the glider tow plane crashed onto private property off Ridgeway Road. Pilot Steven B. Zaboji, 76, of Reston, was killed in the crash. Zaboji was a member of the Skyline Soaring Club, which is based at the Front Royal-Warren County Airport, according to the report. He was towing a glider the afternoon of Oct. 7 in a Piper Pawnee plane. A flight instructor in the attached glider was giving an introductory flight to a passenger, the report said.  
The Warren Sentinel /  10-19-2017  

Inquiry ongoing: Authorities looking into suspicious device that halted Cedar Creek battle re-enact

MIDDLETOWN — Evidence collection continued this week at the Cedar Creek battlefield, where a device that may have been a bomb was found Saturday. Using metal detectors, eight Frederick County Sheriffís Office deputies and two members of the Frederick County Fire Marshal's office examined an approximately 40-yard-long, 20-yard-wide area from about 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday. The area was where a vendor found the device in a vendor tent about 4 p.m. Saturday. It was detonated by state police. The discovery prompted the evacuation of about 2,500 people Saturday. Sundayís scheduled events for the annual re-enactment were canceled, but a private re-enactment of the historic 1864 Confederate defeat at the Battle of Cedar Creek occurred Sunday morning.
The Warren Sentinel /  10-19-2017  

YEP seeks young entrepreneurs

LURAY ― Organizers of a young entrepreneur program are hoping that budding crafters, local business leaders and community members just say YEP. Presented through a partnership between the local school system, the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, the Hawksbill Trading Co. and Lord Fairfax Community College, Page County's Young Entrepreneur Program is aimed at helping young participants develop and implement business plans. The program kicked during the 2016-17 school year thanks to a one-time $22,596 grant. Local organizers opted to continue the program this school year, raising money to fund YEP through community donations.
Page News and Courier /  10-19-2017  

Revamped Autumn Days on the schedule this weekend

ELKTON — After nearly disappearing as its host organization dismantled, the revived fall arts and crafts festival is back in Elkton this weekend for the 31st consecutive year. The new organizers have made major changes, including moving Autumn Days into the main shopping area and asking businesses for more help to promote Elkton as a year-round destination. The free arts and crafts festival is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. While arts and crafts sales won’t begin until Saturday, the festival really is kicking off Friday night. Three bands will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. as the vendors set up, providing music in front of Town Hall at 173 W. Spotswood Ave.
The Valley Banner /  10-19-2017  
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Father, son sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Joy Schultz

LURAY ― The father and son found guilty in October of the brutal slaying of a Shenandoah woman will spend the rest of their lives in prison. George Schultz, 55, and his son, George Schuppan, 25, were sentenced on Monday in Page County Circuit Court for the murder of 51-year-old Joy Schultz ― Schultz's wife and Schuppan's stepmother. Donning bulletproof vests, the pair appeared solemn before Judge Clark Ritchie, who said that he would uphold the jury's sentencing recommendations for each of the convictions.
Page News and Courier /  02-11-2016

Police looking for missing elderly man

LURAY — The Virginia State Police issued a Senior Alert for Leonard Charles Fox, 73, who was last seen Sunday evening on Horsepen Road in Luray. Fox is listed as 5'5" and 233 lbs, with brown eyes and gray/black hair. He could be operating a green 1999 Ford Ranger pickup truck, with a license number ZVY-3503. The police report states that Fox has a "cognitive impairment and the disappearance poses a credible threat to his safety."
Page News and Courier /  02-11-2016

Whitfield is out as Elkton town manager

ELKTON — Kevin Whitfield is no longer Elkton’s town manager. Whitfield said he resigned from the position, but Town Attorney Nathan Miller said council fired Whitfield on Friday, effective at 5 p.m. that day. Miller declined to say whether Whitfield submitted his resignation before he was fired. Council made the decision Friday afternoon following an emergency meeting. Whitfield said he submitted his resignation on Jan. 25 – two weeks before he was fired – and gave a departure date of March 31.
The Valley Banner /  02-10-2016

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Local Sports

Panthers blast Mountaineers

Page puts five in double figures during Region B quarterfinal
02-23-2012

Luray boys headed to Region B semifinal

Could there be a rematch with cross-county rival Page?
02-23-2012

Stonewall Jackson girls stay alive

The Stonewall Jackson girls basketball team kept its season alive, going on the road Wednesday night to defeat homestanding Cumberland County, 60-27, in the first round of the Region B, Division 1 Tournament.
02-23-2012

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