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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Front Royal’s $45.8 million budget proposal holds line on taxes

FRONT ROYAL — Town Manager Steven Burke proposed a $45.8 million spending plan to the town council at its Monday night work session. The proposal for fiscal 2016-17 is based on the current real-estate tax rate of 13 cents per $100 of assessed value, though the council has not yet adopted a rate for the next fiscal year. The council last week advertised an increase to 14 cents per $100, then voted 3-2 in favor of keeping the rate at 13 cents. The motion failed, however, because tax rate votes require a supermajority, or four votes in favor. The rate has been readvertised and council will try again to approve a first reading of the rate at an upcoming meeting. It needs to be approved twice to be adopted. The $45.8 million spending plan represents a 3.7-percent increase from the current fiscal year.
The Warren Sentinel /  03-25-2016

Alcohol being investigated as factor in head-on crash

BATTLE CREEK ― Two Luray men were seriously injured after a head-on crash Sunday night that trapped one driver. The collision occurred around 9:26 p.m. Sunday, March 20, on Rt. 340, about a quarter mile north of Rt. 615 (Rockingham Drive), near the Page Valley Flea Market. Archie Jack Dodson, 54, of Luray, was traveling southbound when his 1998 Jeep SUV crossed the center line, according to state police. The vehicle then struck head-on a 2005 Chrysler SUV operated by Galen Gene Mullenax, 63, of Luray.
Page News and Courier /  03-23-2016

Painter sentenced to 28 years for shootout with deputies

LURAY ― A Luray man was sentenced last Wednesday in Page County Circuit Court after pleading guilty in December to charges stemming from a March shootout with two Page County deputies. Glenwood Allen Painter Jr., 41, of Luray, was sentenced to 10 years for attempted second degree murder, with five years suspended; 10 years for a second county of attempted second degree murder, with three years suspended; three years for the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (first offense); and five years for the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (second offense). In total, Painter was sentenced to 28 years, with eight years suspended ― more than twice the sentencing guidelines, which dictate a range of five years and three months to 11 years and seven months, according to court documents.
Page News and Courier /  03-23-2016

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Local Sports

Back on the road again

Page Valley Road Race caps off fifth year

Former Page standout has breakout year at Lynchburg

Now former Panther will join former teammates at Eastern Mennonite

Golf season kicks off at Shenandoah Valley Gold Club

The Warren County Wildcats and Skyline Hawks will kick off the high school golf season in earnest in the Curley Licklider Invitational at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.

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