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Page News commemorates 150th anniversary with open house next Thursday

LURAY ― From his office on Luray's South Court Street, Harrisonburg businessman Samuel J. Price published the first edition of what is now the Page News and Courier on March 15, 1867. It was 14 years before the railroad came through Page County, more than 15 years before either the towns of Stanley or Shenandoah were established and 40 years before the Luray Electric Light Plant was completed. In the debut issue of what was then known as the Page Valley Courier, Price gave readers his idea of how a newspaper should function in an 823-word salutatory.  
Page News and Courier /  07-20-2017  

Grottoes lawn party ready to get underway

GROTTOES — The Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department’s annual lawn party gets underway this week and is held from Wednesday through Saturday, July 19-22, at Mountain View Park. Wednesday is Veterans Night, with veterans offered a free meal with valid identification. A kids’ pedal pull competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Southern Grace. Rides begin Thursday, with a $15 armband offering unlimited turns from 5 to 10 p.m. Music guests will be The Hackens Boys. On Friday, an $18 armband allows unlimited rides from 5 to 11 p.m. with bluegrass music offered by Totally Unrelated. Also Friday, the annual Fireman’s Parade begins at 7 p.m. Lineup starts at 6 p.m. and no registration is necessary. On Saturday, rides will again be available for $18 armband from 5 to 11 p.m., with country and southern rock music from Sean Elliott Jr. and 460 South. Fireworks are planned at 10 p.m.
The Valley Banner /  07-19-2017  

Town seeks to enhance its street improvement efforts

ELKTON — Town improvement efforts soon will be hitting the streets. Troy Shifflett, Elkton’s public works director, told members of Town Council at their meeting Monday night that he’ll put out notices soon seeking bids for Elkton’s fall paving work. The town’s recently approved budget includes $412,000 in state funds earmarked for street work. The plan includes repaving parts of B, C and F streets and East Spotswood Avenue and extending Park Avenue to connect with the turnaround at the end of Roland Avenue. Wayne Printz, the town’s mayor and interim town manager, said Tuesday that the town had fallen behind on street-paving work until last year. That’s when it spent about $462,000 into sprucing up the streets.
The Valley Banner /  07-19-2017  

New Market receives $400K from Feds for preservation

NEW MARKET – Less than three weeks after launching a fundraising campaign to preserve three local Civil War sites, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation received a major boost from the federal government. On July 5, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the disbursement of $4.2 million to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation for preservation efforts at 10 state battlefields. Of that amount, $1.7 million will go to the battlefields foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, with $1.3 million going to the Opequon Battlefield in Winchester and more than $408,000 going to the New Market Battlefield. The state amount was part of $7.2 million in grants the federal government approved for battlefield preservation nationwide.
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Cause of RSW inmate’s death still unclear

FRONT ROYAL — The cause and manner of a Strasburg man's death remains undetermined pending autopsy, the Virginia Medical Examinerís Office in Manassas said Wednesday. The Warren County Sheriffís Office is still investigating the death of Brendan Garrett Sullins, 26, of Strasburg, while he was in custody at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. Sullins died Saturday afternoon, Jail Superintendent William Wilson said in a news release issued Monday.
The Warren Sentinel /  02-18-2016

Town attorney introduced at council meeting; fills position vacant since August

LURAY — Filling a position that had been vacant since August, Jason Botkins was formally introduced as the Town Attorney at the Feb. 8 town council meeting. Botkins, who practices law with Litten and Sipe in Harrisonburg, will provide legal counsel to the town of Luray.
Page News and Courier /  02-18-2016

Utility-terrain vehicles may be allowed on town streets

GROTTOES – Utility-terrain vehicles could soon be allowed on the streets of Grottoes. On Monday, Feb. 8, the Grottoes Town Council voted to proceed with amending the town’s golf cart ordinance to include UTVs. The action follows a citizen’s request. The town has allowed golf carts on its streets since Dec. 11, 2013. The planning commission recently recommended adding UTVs. A UTV is a 2-6 person vehicle such as a John Deere Gator. One would have to pay a $10 registration fee, pass an inspection, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance in order to legally drive a UTV on town streets, Town Manager Jeff Nicely said.
The Valley Banner /  02-18-2016

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Local Sports

Great Scott, the triathlon is back!

The Luray Triathlon returns for its seventh event this weekend and will be led in 2012 by an iconic triathlete.
08-17-2012

Back on the road again

Page Valley Road Race caps off fifth year
08-13-2012

Former Page standout has breakout year at Lynchburg

Now former Panther will join former teammates at Eastern Mennonite
08-13-2012

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