The Warren Sentinel
Warren County School Board gets first glance at calendar survey results
The Warren County School Board on Dec. 13 got to see the results of a recent survey of parents and teachers regarding the school calendar. Out of 5,400 students, 393 returned surveys. Superintendent Pamela McInnis pointed out that many families have multiple children in the school system and those parents would have returned only one survey. “When you think about voter turnout results, I actually don’t think this is bad,” School Board member Kim Athey said. Out of 400 surveys distributed to teachers, 247 were returned.
The Warren Sentinel / 01-03-2013
Warren County Sheriff’s office to increase presence Friday at Skyline High School
The Warren County Sheriff's Office will have an increased presence Friday at Skyline High School in response to rumors that a shooting was being planned there. Skyline Principal Andrew Keller confirmed on Wednesday that school officials have investigated the rumors and found them to be unsubstantiated, but asked the Sheriff's Office for additional coverage on Friday as a precautionary measure. The move comes on the heels of a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., in which 26 people were killed, including 20 children.
The Warren Sentinel / 12-20-2012
Sen. Warner defies NRA, calls for limits on guns
After 26 people — including 20 children — were fatally shot Friday at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama said Sunday night that the country has failed to protect its youth. The carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School also has gun-control advocates growing louder in their demands for action and some elected officials rethinking their stances. Sen. Mark R. Warner, one of few Senate Democrats to hold favor with the National Rifle Association, has decided enough is enough and voiced support Monday for tighter screening of gun buyers and stricter access to assault weapons.
Home from Afghanistan
Army Reservist tells Randolph-Macon Academy students in Front Royal about recent deployment
The Warren Sentinel / 12-17-2012
Wayside Inn for sale again, asking price $1.5 million
The historic inn — on 3.76 acres at 7783 Main St. in Middletown — is listed for $1.5 million — which according to Butch Barnes of Sager Real Estate in Strasburg is under its $1.8 million Frederick County tax assessment. The inn has 21,076 square feet of space and 23 rooms. The inn was built in 1797 along what is now U.S. 11. It was owned from 1961 to 2008 by Leo M. Bernstein, who died in 2008. His family sold the property to the Charons at a 2009 auction for $1 million. The price included furniture, antiques and kitchen equipment that will convey with the property.