ALICE: ‘The new face of poverty’ — United Way report documents plight of working poor

FRONT ROYAL — It's not exactly news to most Warren County residents that many of their neighbors work full time and still have trouble making ends meet. However, we can now quantify that number — about 49 percent of Front Royal households and 27 percent of households countywide — thanks to a study released Tuesday by the Front Royal-Warren County and Northern Shenandoah Valley United Way chapters. Combined with the 10 percent of Warren County households living in poverty, about 37 percent of county households have some kind of continuing struggle to get by.  
The Warren Sentinel /  07-21-2017  

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  
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Christendom inquires about properties

FRONT ROYAL — It doesnít look like the Town Council has much interest in taking Christendom College up on a recent offer to buy the townís interest in two nearby properties. However, authorization to use the properties is not out of the question, council members said at their Monday night work session.
The Warren Sentinel /  01-07-2016

Trio charged with having fighting birds on return trip from Kentucky

HARRISONBURG — Virginia State Police arrested three Shenandoah Valley men in Botetourt County last month in connection with an animal-fighting operation. Cole McDaniel and Douglas McDaniel, both of Luray, and Brett Dearing, of Elkton, were charged with felony possession of animals for the purpose of animal fighting on Dec 21. The three men were arrested after a state trooper stopped to help them, according to a search warrant obtained by the Roanoke Times.
Page News and Courier /  01-06-2016

Comments sought on affordable housing project, downtown parking at Jan. 13 hearings

LURAY — The Luray Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at the town office to discuss two hot-button issues: the location for a proposed affordable housing apartment complex and the efforts to rezone parking in the historic district.
Page News and Courier /  01-06-2016

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Local Sports

Woodstock-Edinburg Little League Challenger Division

In 1989, Little League Baseball created a Challenger Division, with teams set up according to abilities, rather than age.

`We Can Play’

On April 4, Luray High School senior point guard Monty Dickson found himself on the hardwood in a special tryout that surprised him "big time."

Elkton’s Butler, Morris win multiple events

Elkton Middle School had several event winners during a home track meet last Thursday against J. Frank Hillyard and Cornerstone Christian School.

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