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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.

SNP officials discuss Chronic Wasting Disease detection and assessment plan

FRONT ROYAL – Chronic Wasting Disease is just one of the many new challenges facing Shenandoah National Park in the 21st century, according to Park Superintendent Jim Northup, who spoke at the Warren County Government Center Tuesday night.

Warren County Middle School teacher indicted

FRONT ROYAL — A Warren County middle school teacher has been indicted for stealing a quarter-million dollars by fraudulently collecting a disability pension from New Jersey while working as a teacher in Virginia.

Two newcomers win seats on Front Royal Council

FRONT ROYAL — Two political newcomers will take a seat on the Front Royal Town Council in January following Tuesday’s election, the town’s first in November. Mayor Tim Darr and Councilman Hollis Tharpe will also be back as both men were overwhelmingly elected to their third terms in office. Bebhinn Egger, with 1,273 votes, was second only to incumbent Tharpe who led all council candidates with 1,543. All vote totals were still unofficial at press time, pending certification from the state. Egger, 27, is only the third woman to be elected to Council, following Sally Kemp (1988-1990) and Eileen Grady (2004-2008). John Connolly, 29, took the third seat on the Council with 1,230 votes. Vice Mayor Shae Parker finished fourth, with 1,178 votes. In moving town elections from May to November, the two points that came up most in discussion were voter turnout and getting new and different candidates to run.

New School Board member chosen in Warren County

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board appointed a new board member to represent the Shenandoah district at its regular meeting on Thursday. C. Douglas Rosen will take the seat left vacant by Kim Athey, who resigned from the position on Sept. 19 to accept a judgeship with the 26th Judicial Circuit Court in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

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