Page News and Courier

Page County wants back into the RSW Regional Jail

FRONT ROYAL — Page County has asked to buy into the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, just eight years after backing out of the project due to other capital priorities and the proposed jail site. Warren County Administrator and Authority Board Chairman Doug Stanley said that Page requested to be considered for membership in the regional jail at the Jan. 22 RSW Jail Authority meeting.

Luray to likely move elections to November

LURAY ― Voters in the town's municipal elections may soon cast their ballots during state and federal contests in November. Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) prefiled a bill into the General Assembly last Tuesday that would move Luray's May election to November in even-numbered years.

Town of Shenandoah solicits input for 2015 Comp Plan

SHENANDOAH ― Town officials are looking for public input on its 2015 Comprehensive Plan. The vision document focuses on several chief issues, including future development and policies and actions for implementing the town's goals.

Former Page County teacher sentenced to five years for sex with student

HARRISONBURG ― A former Page County High School teacher accepted a plea agreement last Wednesday for taking indecent liberties with a student. Christopher Robert Ritchie Jr., who goes by his nickname, “C.J.,” of Harrisonburg, appeared in the Rockingham County Circuit Court on Jan. 7 for multiple felony charges. Those charges included taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship and exposing his sexual or genital parts to a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship.

Two hospitalized after Route 340 crash

ALMA ― Two Stanley women were hospitalized after the car they were traveling in got stuck beneath a tractor trailer early Monday morning, according to police.

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