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Plans laid out for Warren County’s first historic district

ROCKLAND – An effort underway to enter some 10,000 acres of north Warren County into the National Register of Historic Places shouldn't have an effect on Virginia Department of Transportation plans to replace the Morgan Ford low-water bridge, according to a state researcher.

Warren County decides on middle school financing

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Board of Supervisors has decided to issue a $44.5 million general obligation bond through the Virginia Public School Authority (VPSA) to finance construction of the new middle school, which will be built at the northern end of the future Leach Run Parkway in Front Royal.

Lord Fairfax Community College gets $3.25 million for job training

MIDDLETOWN — Lord Fairfax Community College has been awarded more than $3 million to advance its job-training programs. Vice President Joe Biden announced more than $450 million in grants to community colleges on Monday, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor. They’re part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program that has awarded nearly $2 billion over four years, according to the release.

BB gun found on bus

FRONT ROYAL — For the second time in just over a month, a student has brought a BB pistol onto school property. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Warren County Sheriff's Office began investigating an incident on Bus No. 41. According to a release from the WCSO, a Warren County Middle School student pulled an Airsoft pistol from a backpack and “brandished it at another student on the bus.”

THIS WEEKEND: Festival of Leaves

FRONT ROYAL — Founded in 1971, the Festival of Leaves was created to bring visitors to the town during the peak of the autumn foliage. Forty-four years later, the Festival of Leaves is more popular than ever, drawing an average of 25,000 people each year.

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