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Elkton to consider addition of pet cemetery at Elk Run

ELKTON – Burying one’s pet may be on the agenda for the town of Elkton soon as it seeks ways to keep the Elk Run Cemetery in the black. Adding a pet cemetery at Elk Run was one of the ideas discussed during a town council retreat held last Wednesday at town hall.
The Valley Banner / 04-16-2015

Donations aid police shooting range

SHENANDOAH – A donation of 60 tons of gravel is helping the Shenandoah Police Department build a shooting range. Frazier Quarry made the donation last month, which Shenandoah Police Chief Paul Davis said is being used on an access road that leads to the shooting range. The range – which has yet to be built – will be located behind the town’s sewer plant on Long Avenue. Davis – who became the town’s police chief in April 2012 – said police officers have volunteered their time by clearing brush and trees and working on the access road over the past 1½ years.
The Valley Banner / 04-08-2015

Fundraising for Albert Long Park set to begin

PENN LAIRD – It’s a $25 million view of Massanutten Peak. Construction at the new Albert Long Park started last fall and now Rockingham County employees are getting ready to embark on a fundraising campaign. A $10,000 donation got the ball rolling. Merck made the donation to Rockingham County in February, according to Kathy McQuain, the county’s parks and recreation director. That is just the beginning of fundraising for the 65-acre park, which the county acquired in a land swap in 2013 with former owner Terry Taylor. The four-phase project is slated to cost $25 million, McQuain said.
The Valley Banner / 04-06-2015

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. 

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