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Local ministry provides a shining light for victims of abuse

ELKTON – A group of local women have a burning desire to help victims of abuse. Carla Jo Breeden, 51, came up with the idea for Candlelight Ministries a few years ago, and with the help of several friends, put it into action.
The Valley Banner / 03-11-2015

Shenandoah National Park announces spring opening dates

LURAY — Though winter has not released its grip on Shenandoah National Park and staff continues to work on clearing the Skyline Drive of snow and ice, spring is almost here! Park employees are gearing up for a busy season of protecting park resources and welcoming visitors.  Facilities in Shenandoah National Park will begin opening this month and will continue to open through the spring. 

Local clinic makes a move

ELKTON – A community non-profit that has been in town for 8 years has moved. The Elkton Family and Children’s Medical Center relocated from 115 E. Rockingham Ave. to the ShenElk Plaza on the north side of town last week. Pete Hill, a 46-year-old family nurse practitioner, said the move provides two more exam rooms for the center. The new location also enables the clinic to offer a community meeting room, which will be available for public use.
The Valley Banner / 02-25-2015

Shift to November town elections moves forward

SHENANDOAH – The town of Shenandoah may be moving its council elections from May to November. By a 4-1 vote, with Councilman David Hinkle dissenting, council voted last Tuesday to move forward with the change, which would delay next year’s election by six months.
The Valley Banner / 02-18-2015

Stepping up to the plate in Grottoes

GROTTOES – Just in time for baseball season, Grottoes has some batting cages. Owners Austin and Tim Nicely and Larry Shifflett had been thinking about opening some batting cages for about a year, but didn’t know the other(s) had been considering it. When they finally found out, they decided to team up. The Batting Cave opened last week in a space next to the Grottoes Pharmacy that had been vacant for four years, Tim Nicely, 45, said.
The Valley Banner / 02-11-2015

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