Six firefighters charged for sex with teen

STRASBURG — Six members of the Strasburg Fire Department, including its chief, were arrested over the weekend as a result of a Virginia State Police investigation into accusations that five of them had sex with a 17-year-old girl. Arrested were Chief Dale R. King, 36, of Strasburg; Nathan S. Hirschburg, 26, of Winchester; Andrew S. Key, 24, of Strasburg; Bradley A. Markin, 21, of Strasburg; Christopher L. Pangle, 32, of Woodstock; and Fabian J. Sosa, 25, of Woodstock. The suspects were detained at different times between Friday and Monday, Sgt. Les Tyler, spokesman for the VSP, said on Tuesday. They have all been charged with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Tyler declined to say whether further charges are forthcoming.  

Boyce Council bans recording at meetings except with permission

BOYCE — The Town Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday forbidding residents from making audio or visual recordings of council meetings without prior permission from the mayor or town manager. Council already uses a digital device to make audio recordings of its meetings. The action comes after a resident used a smartphone to visually record a portion of the December council meeting.
The Warren Sentinel /  01-08-2018  

Shenandoah native remembered for lifelong service to town

SHENANDOAH ― The only list longer than the number of community councils, boards, committees and clubs he was a part of is the names of those who were touched by his service. On Thursday, Dec. 28, U.S. “Jack” Rinaca Jr. passed away. He was 92. Sometimes referred to as “Mr. Shenandoah,” Rinaca held roles including Shenandoah mayor and councilman, president of the former Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce, president of the Shenandoah High School Alumni Association and the District 5 representative on the Page County School Board.
Page News and Courier /  01-08-2018  

Under contruction? Council receives plans for former town hall

HARRISONBURG — More than 17 months after a flooded basement sparked an inspection that led to its use as Elkton’s Town Hall being discontinued, Town Council members soon could act on an effort to get a better grasp on the condition of the historic Jennings House. At this point, however, it appears likely that it will be at least midyear before Town Council knows what can be done and how much it will cost. At their Dec. 18 meeting, council members received proposals from three architectural firms interested in assessing the structure at 173 W. Spotswood Ave.
The Valley Banner /  01-08-2018  
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Contest gives area entrepreneurs a chance to win $5,000 for firms

FRONT ROYAL — Small business owners in the Shenandoah Valley will be pitted against each other during the Regional Entrepreneur Cafe event in an attempt to claim a $5,000 prize to aid their companies' growth. The competition is similar to the Shark Tank television show, in which entrepreneurs vie for investments from wealthy investors. The Regional Entrepreneur Cafe drew 18 participants — including four from Front Royal and Warren County — who paid a $50 entry fee, said Marla Jones, director of marketing and business development for the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority and one of the organizers of the contest. To qualify for the event, entrepreneurs had to be in business for one year and operate in Frederick, Clark, Warren, Shenandoah and Page counties, the City of Winchester or the Town of Front Royal.
The Warren Sentinel /  03-18-2016

Dare to Dream Breakfast set for March 24

FRONT ROYAL — The Front Royal Womenís Resource Center has scheduled its annual Dare to Dream breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. The winners of this yearís Dare to Dream grants and the Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship will be announced at the breakfast.
The Warren Sentinel /  03-18-2016

School Board OKs new boundary lines

WOODSTOCK — Despite protests from some parents, the Shenandoah County School Board voted 5-1 to finalize redistricting as a temporary solution to school overcrowding on March 10. Board member Irving Getz opposed the action, which will shift 395 of the county’s 6,000 public school students to different schools. The purpose is to reduce overcrowding at W.W. Robinson and Sandy Hook elementary schools.

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Local Sports

Stonewall Jackson wins state track title

Generals outdistance second-place Altavista

Luray heads to state semifinals at Radford

After winning the Region B tournament and taking down Sussex Central in the first round of states, the Bulldogs baseball team plays the next round of the Group A, Division I state tournament at 10 a.m. on Friday

Full circle journey finishes at home

Former Skyline catcher Neeb joins the Cardinals

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