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Comer appointed to open council seat

ELKTON – Selecting a new councilman and handling a couple of zoning issues topped the council agenda Monday. By a 4-0 vote, with Councilwoman Margaretta Isom out of the room, council voted to appoint Gerry “Bootie” Comer, 57, to fill the vacancy created when Wayne Printz was elected mayor in November. Council also voted 4-0 to rezone 11 lots of the Quail Run subdivision from R-5 residential to B-2 business to accommodate the relocation of the Rite Aid Pharmacy. The business plans to move toward the front of Elkton Plaza that it shares with Food Lion and other businesses.
The Valley Banner / 01-21-2015

Rite Aid may be on the move at Elkton Plaza

ELKTON – Rite Aid Pharmacy is looking to move forward. The pharmacy’s owners have plans to move the business toward the front of the plaza that it shares with Food Lion and other businesses on the west end of town. A developer, Spotswood Trail Development LLC, has requested a rezoning of 1.2 acres within a total of 2.5 acres on the corner of U.S. 33 and the entrance to the Elkton Plaza shopping center.
The Valley Banner / 01-16-2015

New dollars in the new year?

ELKTON – Applying for a $35,000 planning grant could be on the agenda for town officials this year. Building on steps already taken to spruce up the town through beautification efforts, the town could decide to apply for a $35,000 planning grant, according to Elizabeth McCarty, an economic development planner with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission in Staunton.
The Valley Banner / 01-07-2015

Wastewater treatment plant upgrade nearly finished

GROTTOES – A $2.3 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade that began last January is nearly complete. The upgrade – which was mandated by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality – will result in less phosphorus deposited into the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The Valley Banner / 01-07-2015

New church approved near Grottoes

GROTTOES – A new church is in the works for the Grottoes area. On Dec. 10, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors approved a special-use permit for New Beginning Holiness Ministries, an independent Pentecostal church, at 14856 S. East Side Hwy., about a half-mile north of the Grottoes town limits.
The Valley Banner / 01-05-2015

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