Page News and Courier
Luray pastor to undergo psychological evaluation
The lawyer for former pastor James Daley asked for a continuance of 30 to 60 days to complete preliminary evaluations of his client. Judge Bruce D. Albertson, while presiding in the Page County Circuit Court, granted the extension with the next pre-trial motions hearing now scheduled for Dec. 17. In July, Daley, 70, was charged with 12 separate counts of aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age of 13, described in court documents as “inappropriate touching,” that occurred on 12 separate occasions between Jan. 1, 2011 and Sept. 20, 2012.
Page News and Courier / 10-31-2013
Luray Airport completes $2.2 million renovation
The Luray-Page County Airport Authority recently completed a $2.2 million resurfacing by laying 8,000 tons of asphalt on the 3,125-by-75 foot runway. The new portion increased the standards for heavier aircraft.
Page News and Courier / 10-28-2013
Luray man tased, maced in court
A 23-year-old Luray man who was being sentenced in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Monday afternoon was tased, maced and cuffed after threatening a deputy with a knife. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Monday, after Christopher Aaron Burgamy walked into the Page County Courthouse for sentencing, bypassing two bailiffs. Upon receiving his sentence, Burgamy then “went off,” according to Sheriff John Thomas, pulling a 2-inch pocket knife from his pants and threatening to hurt himself and a deputy.
Page News and Courier / 10-23-2013
The Market Collective opens on Luray’s Main Street
The Luray Downtown Initiative has created a new retail space for local entrepreneurs to showcase their talents on Main Street. In conjunction with the Luray Farmers Market closing for the season, the new Market Collective opened on Oct. 4 offering fresh produce and organic meats alongside locally made arts and crafts.
Page News and Courier / 10-21-2013
Page County’s on-time graduation rate continues to climb — 21.5-percent increase since 2008
Nearly 98 percent of the county's high school seniors graduated on time last June — up half a percentage point from the previous year and 21.5 points since 2008. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released the latest numbers last week, based on students who entered ninth grade in fall 2009. Statewide, 89 percent of 2013 seniors graduated on time with a Board of Education-approved diploma, up 7.8 points since the VDOE first reported the statistics five years ago. On-time graduation in Page County has increased each year since 2008.
Page News and Courier / 10-16-2013