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Valley milk slapped with injunction for tainted milk powder

STRASBURG — The Food and Drug Administration has filed a court order against Valley Milk Products in Strasburg, banning the production of all powdered milk as a result of salmonella being found during inspections last summer. A consent decree of condemnation and permanent injunction was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Harrisonburg on March 14. The U.S. Department of Justice represented the FDA in court. The decree means the company agreed to cooperate with the FDA without confirming or denying its allegations. The plant at 412 E. King St. has not produced milk powder since July, and cannot resume until 10 “appropriate corrective actions” are taken to sanitize the facility and ensure that salmonella bacteria don’t reappear in the products or the plant, according to the decree. Those actions include cleaning and repairing all equipment and areas that powdered products touch, establishing a sanitation control program and submitting a set of salmonella monitoring guidelines to the FDA, the decree said.  

Dennison named events coordinator in New Market

NEW MARKET — A lifelong Shenandoah County resident has jumped from the golden arches to grant-writing and event planning for the Town of New Market. Amber Dennison, 34, started as the town’s new events and marketing coordinator on March 13. She had been a store manager at the McDonald’s restaurant at 2387 South Main St. in Harrisonburg for 13 years. Former director Brittany Clem left her position in January to join the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department as a program specialist.

Styx pulls out of county fair

WOODSTOCK — Styx will no longer perform at the Shenandoah County Fair in August. The fair association announced the rock band’s cancellation “due to unforeseen circumstances” in a press release last week. General Manager Tom Eshelman declined to say why the near-sellout show will not go on.

Superheroes to the rescue: Dinner planned to benefit boy, 4, with rare bone marrow disorder

FRONT ROYAL — A rare gene mutation has induced tribulations upon a local 4-year-old which would be difficult for any adult to handle. Mason Langlais suffers from a dyskeratosis congentia, which causes an array of medical issues including bone marrow failure. When Ressie Jeffries Elementary School employee Carol Vorous heard about Langlais' diagnosis from his grandmother, Tammy Shell, she knew the family needed help to persevere through these difficult times. So Vorous planned the "Team Super Hero" benefit dinner to help the Langlaises. The dinner will be held 4 to 8 p.m. April 9 at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department at 221 N. Commerce Ave. Proceeds will be used to help the Langlaises with medical bills and other expenses. The benefit will include musical performances by Soldiers of Suburbia, Charlee Allman and Slow Creek. There will also be a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $12 in advance for adults, $15 at the door and kids under 12 are $7.
The Warren Sentinel /  03-24-2017  
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Funds approved for repairs at the Miller-Kite House

ELKTON – Council unanimously approved spending up to $9,500 for repairs to the Miller-Kite House Museum on Monday. Town Manager Kevin Whitfield said the Elkton Historical Society recently had the floors refinished at the historic house at 310 E. Rockingham St., which Confederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson used as his famous “Valley Campaign” headquarters for 10 days in April 1862.
The Valley Banner /  10-22-2015

Bomb investigations unit responds to ‘suspicious package’ report

LURAY ― A “suspicious package” discovered two weekends ago in a Luray parking lot prompted a bomb squad response, according to authorities. The Luray Police Department responded to the call around 9:53 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Park and Ride lot in Luray, off of Route 340, near Bulldog Field, according to Chief Page Campbell. Upon their arrival, law enforcement officials discovered a tan duffle bag, about 2 feet long. Attached to a zipper was a small note reading “do not move the zipper.”
Page News and Courier /  10-21-2015

Five candidates vie for town attorney

LURAY ― The town will likely select its next attorney from a pool of five applicants, according to Mayor Barry Presgraves. The application deadline was Monday, Sept. 21. In August, the town issued a Request for Proposal to fill the position, on the heels of the expiration of former Luray Attorney Jason Spitler's contract last month.The position is up for evaluation every two years. Spitler was appointed to the role in 2004, succeeding his uncle, John R. Bushey Jr., who held the position for 32 years. The terms of Spitler's contract included a $50,000 annual salary.
Page News and Courier /  10-21-2015

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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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