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Smart Beginnings seeks support

ELKTON — Diar Kaussler is looking for a few good businessmen and women to help with a preschool initiative in eastern Rockingham and Page counties. Kaussler, a woman with Persian lineage who hails from Sweden, has been director of Shenandoah Valley Smart Beginnings for nearly a year and a half.
The Valley Banner / 11-26-2014

New life for the Elkton Theater?

ELKTON – The U.S. Marshals Service seized the old Elkton Theater last month and plans to sell it early next year. Victoria Johnson, asset forfeiture coordinator with the U.S. Marshals Service in Roanoke, said the theater, located at 415 W. Spotswood Trail in downtown Elkton, was seized from Joyce Marie Crawford, 72, and her son, Kenneth Odell Crawford, 51, on Oct. 7 pursuant to a preliminary order of forfeiture.
The Valley Banner / 11-20-2014

Spotswood grad trying to stop the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

ELKTON – A Spotswood High graduate is helping get the word out to stop the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone. Jennifer (Hensley) McQuiston, 43, works for the Centers for Disease Control and has been in the virus-ravaged West African nation for three weeks.
The Valley Banner / 11-12-2014

Printz defeats two challengers, will return as Elkton’s mayor

ELKTON — Wayne E. Printz won another term as Elkton mayor on Tuesday. Printz, a curent councilman, collected 334 votes (unofficial totals) to defeat a pair of challengers, including another current councilman, Joshua J. Gooden (279 votes) and former councilman Randell L. Snow (230 votes). The same three men all ran for seats on the town council in 2012, with Gooden, 20, receiving the most votes of six candidates in that race. Printz, 56, finished second and gained a seat in 2012, while Snow, 73, took fourth in that council election. Printz, who has 20 years experience as either mayor or councilman in Elkton, will succeed current Mayor Roy Gene Davis.
The Valley Banner / 11-05-2014

Port Republic’s ‘town hall’ springs back to life

PORT REPUBLIC –­ It might seem odd to some, but a local couple has remodeled a private home for the general public’s use. Port Republic residents Martha and Walter Curt purchased the building at 8597 Water St. in 2005 with the intent of remodeling it for the community.
The Valley Banner / 10-29-2014

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