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Sheriff investigates homicide in Shenandoah Farms

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder in the Shenandoah Farms subdivision in the northeastern part of the county. A press release from the Sheriff’s Office Wednesday said Simon Jefferson Funk, Jr., 42, of Front Royal, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound in a wooded area in the 700 block of Kildare Drive. The body was discovered in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec.10, and the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Proximity of Inland Port attracts Canadien frozen food company

FRONT ROYAL — A major Canadian frozen food supplier is investing $1.8 million in a Warren County facility to expand its U.S. Operations. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe made the announcement last Wednesday. The move will create 25 new local jobs.

Happy Creek upgrade talks before re-zoning

FRONT ROYAL — A request from Warren County to re-zone 23 acres at the intersection of Shenandoah Shores and Happy Creek roads is on track for now. The county first submitted the application last March and the re-zoning from A-1 and R-S to R-1 was recommended for approval by the town’s planning commission in July. But the first-reading on the change won’t take place until the new year — and two new members of council take their seats.

Homebrew contest judged ‘really fun’

MIDDLETOWN — There weren’t 99 bottles of beer on the wall, but there were 90 bottles of beer entered in the Backroom Brewery homebrew competition held last Friday and Saturday at Sunflower Cottage Herb Farm on Ridgemont Road near Middletown.

Downtown Front Royal landmark sold at auction

FRONT ROYAL — Sixteen years after the closing of one-time Main Street fixture Frank's Ladies Apparel, the building is back, at least partially, in the hands of the Silek family. The building at 317 E. Main St. — once the site of the Fishback Hotel and what is now known as “Belle Boyd Cottage” — was sold at a foreclosure auction on Thursday, Nov. 13, for $525,000.

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