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George Washington National Forest Management Plan Still Stalled
HARRISONBURG — After more than two years of estimating when a new George Washington National Forest management plan would be complete, U.S. Forest Service officials have declined to make another guess on when a final decision will be reached. The plan, last revised in 1993, is generally updated every 10 to 15 years. The U.S. Forest Service most recently missed a completion target of fall 2013.
Bluegrass jam brings sweet sounds to the EACC
ELKTON — More than a dozen bluegrass musicians, along with a solid group of fans of the genre, braved last week’s frigid temperatures to attend the second in a series of bluegrass jams started at the Elkton Area Community Center. As the listeners took seats in the back room of the EACC, the musicians occupied the center of the room, some standing in a circle and playing towards each other, while the rest lined up as a backup “chorus” – all playing without a microphone in a casual and informal “jam” atmosphere. It was just “feel” that organizers Don DePoy and Martha Hills wanted.
The Valley Banner / 02-07-2014
Elkton focuses on Gateway plan details
ELKTON — During its Jan. 20 meeting, the Town Council received an extensive report on the progress of the Gateway project from Erin Yancey, who is a regional planner with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission.
The Valley Banner / 01-31-2014
New Elkton ordinances focus on parades, curfews
ELKTON — Three new ordinances are now being utilized in the town of Elkton, and Police Chief Aaron Hammer wants to make reisdents aware of the changes.
The Valley Banner / 01-24-2014
Chamber honors Elkton native Dofflemyer
HARRISONBURG — Todd Dofflemeyer, who grew up in Elkton and was in the first graduating class at Spotswood High School in 1981, was recognized by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce last Thursday evening during its banquet at James Madison University’s Festival Conference and Student Center. Dofflemeyer, the owner of Muddy Feet Graphics, was awarded a mahogany and bronze plaque and named “Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2013 before an audience of several hundred guests. To be chosen for this award from the hundreds of businesses in the county constitutes unusual recognition.
The Valley Banner / 01-15-2014