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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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Brews and Blues festival to feature dozens of breweries

FRONT ROYAL — Local and regional brewers and musicians will be featured Saturday at the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce's eighth-annual Brew and Blues Festival. About 55 beers will be featured, including selections from Virginia breweries and more well-known national brands, according to Chamber of Commerce President Niki Foster. The beer samplings will be accompanied by performances from Hypnotic Willie and Bugsy Cline and the Blue Devils. Drinking is not necessary to enjoy the day, Foster said. There will also be yard games such as corn hole, myriad of food selections and 40 vendors. The festival is scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. in the Village Commons and on Chester Street. While a portion of Chester Street will be closed to traffic, Main Street will remain open.
The Warren Sentinel /  09-22-2017

Dedication of monument brings history to life

STANLEY — At the beginning of this year, after much deliberation, the Ed Good Park in Stanley was chosen as the site of a new monument to honor families who were displaced by the Shenandoah National Park. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Blue Ridge Heritage Project’s chimney monument took place back in early April of this year. The official ceremony was brought to attention by Rose Ann Smythe, who stressed the importance of starting out with a song from High Ground called “What we could see for free.” Bill Henry, the founder of the entire Blue Ridge Heritage Project, pointed out that in each of the eight counties, the monuments will be unique to that community. Two of the main things that are unique to this monument are the size of it and the stone work that went into in by Clyde Jenkins and his helpers.
Page News and Courier /  09-22-2017

Hemp to harvest: Lawmakers, advocates tour Rodes’ Port Republic farm during a Hemp Field Day

PORT REPUBLIC — U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s industrial hemp bill charged this year’s industrial hemp field day, which drew about two dozen people to Glenn Rodes’ Port Republic farm Friday. Goodlatte’s Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017 would remove industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act’s definition of marijuana and would allow states to create hemp cultivation programs. It is illegal to grow hemp in the U.S. unless it is grown for an approved university research program, which requires background checks and fingerprinting, said Mike Renfroe, the biology professor at James Madison University heading up the school’s hemp research. Rodes has about 10 acres of hemp, which he has grown in conjunction with JMU’s research for the last two years.
The Valley Banner /  09-22-2017

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Local Sports

Football Roundup 9/22: Is Luray a legitimate state championship contender?

News and notes from Week 5 of the Valley's high school football schedule.
09-22-2017

Spotswood grad Mickey Dean hired for Auburn Softball

Mickey Dean, an Elkton native and Spotswood High School graduate, was hired away from JMU to be the next softball coach at Auburn University.
09-18-2017

Football Roundup 9/15: Page County, Fort Defiance show improvement in losses

News and notes from Week 4 of the Valley's high school football schedule.
09-15-2017

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