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Rocky Bar church to mark 100 years

ROCKY BAR — It’s been 100 years since the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church was built in Rocky Bar, and church parishioners are celebrating the event Saturday, Sept. 6. The church, which merged with St. Stephen Episcopal of the Berrytown/Yankey area in the 1960s and is now called St. Stephen and the Good Shepherd, is part of the Episcopal Church’s Lynwood Parish. The parish also includes Grace Memorial Church on Ore Bank Road northeast of Grottoes. The Rev. Stuart Wood has served as rector at the churches for 24 years.
The Valley Banner / 08-28-2014

Crash damages Elkton post office

ELKTON – No one was injured, but a driver was shaken up Monday morning after his passenger van crashed into the Elkton post office. McGaheysville resident Lester Samuels, who is wheelchair bound, was at the gas pumps at Meadows Service Center when he began backing up his vehicle. The gear stuck and Samuels’ van backed across Rockingham Street into the southwest corner of the post office, he said.
The Valley Banner / 08-20-2014

Former SAAA director spared jail time

FRONT ROYAL — The former executive director of the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging won’t be serving any jail time following her conviction on embezzlement charges. Last Friday, Warren County Circuit Court Judge Dennis L. Hupp handed down a sentence for Helen Cockrell calling for three months of limited confinement to her home, six years of probation and 1,000 more hours of community service. Hupp called her crime a “violation of a public trust.”

Street, sidewalk work underway in Elkton

ELKTON – Town residents will be seeing some sidewalks and streets being upgraded over the next several weeks. Town employees began work July 21 on a sidewalk project on Old Spotswood Trail that will stretch from 5th to 1st streets. The project will run about 30 days and cost around $25,000, Town Manager Kevin Whitfield said. He said the sidewalk had been crumbling. It’s been on his to-do list for approximately a year after council decided to replace it.
The Valley Banner / 08-11-2014

Having a Field Day in Elkton

ELKTON — The 106th annual Elkton Field Day is set to kick off Tuesday, Aug. 5 and run through Saturday, Aug. 9, at Blue Ridge Park.
The Valley Banner / 08-06-2014

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