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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Tactical Walls set to move to Shenandoah

SHENANDOAH – Tactical Walls is moving from Elkton to Shenandoah. RHB Real Estate purchased the former Genie Plant at 611 Williams Ave. earlier this month from V & V III for $545,000, according to the Page County Commissioner of Revenue’s office. Tactical Walls co-owner Tim Matter said his company bought the vacant business. V & V III’s registered agent is Shenandoah resident Jeffery P. Vaughn, who also owns Shenandoah Speedway and KVK Precision Specialties. V & V III purchased the 12-acre site, which is located on the north side of town, west of U.S. 340, for $115,000 in October 2013. The Genie plant, which manufactured garage doors, closed in May 2012.
The Valley Banner /  02-24-2016

First responders slated to converge on Elkton

ELKTON – Some friendly emergency squad competition will be going on in town this week. The Elkton Emergency Squad will be hosting a competition at Elkton Area Community Center on Sunday, Feb. 28. The competition, which will likely feature 10 to 12 squads, will run from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday morning, according to Elkton Emergency Squad Chief Carroll Baugher.
The Valley Banner /  02-24-2016

New Market trying to bring bang back for 4th

NEW MARKET — New Market officials and a local organization have launched a collaborative effort to bring Independence Day fireworks back to town. The Rebel Fireworks Association of New Market is selling raffle tickets for an American flag afghan handmade by town resident Evelyn Faulkner. Tickets are $2 each and $5 for three. The association will draw the winner on March 31. In addition, a committee of residents is working with the town to raise enough money for the fireworks and a daylong family event in the Community Park, both to be held on July 3. The town stopped holding a fireworks display in 2014 due to its increasing cost.

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