Bailey, Shruntz out; Kline in on Election Day

WOODSTOCK — Shenandoah County voters ousted two supervisors and replaced two School Board members in a wave of change during Election Day on Tuesday. Cindy Bailey and Marsha Shruntz, who represent the 4th and 5th districts on the Board of Supervisors, were denied second terms by challengers Karl Roulston and Dennis Morris, respectively. Shelby Kline, a retired teacher and school principal, beat two fellow opponents to claim the District 5 School Board seat being vacated by two-term incumbent Irving “Skeeter” Getz. The other two seats up for grabs were won by candidates who ran unopposed. While challengers and political novices reigned over most of the ballot, incumbent District 1 Supervisor Dick Neese snuck past his opponent, Karen Kwiatkowski, by 73 votes to earn a fifth term in office.  

Valley Health prepares for future hospital in Warren County

FRONT ROYAL — Although a timeline for the construction of a new acute care hospital off Leach Run Parkway is unknown, Valley Health recently took preliminary steps to get ducks in a row through a series of deals with Warren County Public Schools. Valley Health purchased about 150 acres off Leach Run Parkway in 2008 for $2.6 million. Of that land, the hospital may cover about 25 acres. The land is currently zoned agriculture and open-space preservation, and would have to be re-zoned before construction. Valley Health recently received about 0.5 acres of land on the southeast corner of Leach Run Parkway from Warren County Public Schools, which the hospital will use for storm water management and signage. The schools, in return, were given a small patch of land adjacent to Warren County Middle Schoolís track and field.
The Warren Sentinel /  11-10-2017  

Phenix edges out Woodward to take supervisors’ chair, Bailey takes reins as school board chairman

LURAY ― The county will see new leadership in the coming year, when two top seats see new chairmen. Dr. Morgan Phenix will take the helm of the Page County Board of Supervisors, while Randy Bailey will take the reins as school board chairman. In Tuesday's general election, Phenix won the supervisors' chair with about 56 percent of Page County voters throwing their support behind the independent challenger, according to unofficial results by the Virginia Department of Elections. Two-term supervisors' chairman Johnny Woodward earned 2,768 votes, while Phenix garnered 3,540, winning the most votes in each of the county's five districts.
Page News and Courier /  11-10-2017  

New EACC director hired; police chief search continues

ELKTON — Elkton’s search for a police chief is expected to continue into next month, at least, but a new director for the Elkton Area Community Center is in place. Wayne Printz, the town’s mayor and acting town manager, said Tuesday that 17 people have applied to lead the Elkton Police Department. Elkton’s Personnel Committee has called a meeting for Nov. 21 to narrow the list of candidates to be interviewed by members of Town Council. Aaron Hammer resigned as the town’s police chief in early October to accept a deputy’s position with the Page County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Junior Kite was appointed interim chief by Town Council in accordance with the Town Charter.
The Valley Banner /  11-10-2017  
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House fire leaves two homeless

MOUNT JACKSON — Heavy winds and dry conditions fueled the spread of a house fire in Mount Jackson on March 23, according to the Shenandoah County fire marshal. David Ferguson said the fire at 10694 Old Valley Pike was reported at 5:38 p.m. and that fire and rescue crews from the county and surrounding towns got the blaze under control two hours later. Ferguson said the house’s owners, Daryl and Yvette Hulvey, smelled smoke from inside the house early in the evening. Ferguson said county fire crews believe the blaze was accidental. Yvette Hulvey, 63, was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. Daryl Hulvey, 68, suffered no injuries. The two-story wood-frame house, which was built in 1896, suffered “heavy fire damage,” but no property damage estimate has been made yet, Ferguson said. A GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign was launched at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday to raise $10,000 for the Hulveys. It can be found at under “Help for the Hulvey Family.”

Warren County to advertise tax increase; 3.5-cent hike aimed at closing $4M shortfall

FRONT ROYAL — A 3-cent increase in the real estate tax rate will be advertised by the county in an effort to cover a nearly $4million short fall. Previous talks by the supervisors centered on a potential three-cent increase. "It is beyond out of the blue and took me by surprise," said Supervisor Dan Murray in a telephone interview about the extra half cent. Supervisor Archie Fox made a motion at a special Board of Supervisors hearing on Tuesday to advertise the increase, which would bring the rate to 63 cents per $100 of assessed value. Supervisor Tony Carter seconded the motion. The motion passed four to one, with supervisor Dan Murray as the dissenting vote. A budget public hearing is scheduled 7 p.m. April 12.
The Warren Sentinel /  03-25-2016

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

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Local Sports

Shenandoah All-Stars take fourth in regionals

Facing stiff competition and serious weather complications, the Shenandoah 8-and-under All-Stars made a strong showing last week at the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Tournament.

Disney Duals learning experience for Hawks

The Skyline wrestling club traveled to Disney World in Orlando last week, but this wasn't a vacation by any stretch of the imagination.

All-Star action heats up in Front Royal

As the temperatures rise this summer so does the intensity of play of the local Front Royal Little League All-Stars.

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