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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Missing Luray man found dead

LURAY — The body of Leonard Fox, 73, was found Monday in a field off of Rosedale Lane. He had been missing since Feb. 7 and was last seen on Horsepen Road.
Page News and Courier /  02-24-2016

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

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Local Sports

Luray boys headed to Region B semifinal

Could there be a rematch with cross-county rival Page?

Stonewall Jackson girls stay alive

The Stonewall Jackson girls basketball team kept its season alive, going on the road Wednesday night to defeat homestanding Cumberland County, 60-27, in the first round of the Region B, Division 1 Tournament.

Central girls headed to region semifinal

“We’re Not Done Yet! (Central Sophomore Brenna Cook)

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