The Warren Sentinel

Town Council repeals law on Tarot readers

FRONT ROYAL — After more than an hour opinions from 28 citizens — though the public hearing had already been held — the Front Royal Town Council itself had relatively little to say. The second and final vote to repeal section 110-17 of the town code, that bans “gypsies or other strolling company” from “pretending to tell fortunes” or practicing “any so-called ‘magic art’” was 4-2 in favor without needing a tie-breaker from the Mayor as it had on Aug. 11.

West Virginia man killed in fatal crash

WARREN COUNTY — Roy Vass, 53, of Beckley, West Virginia, was traveling westbound on Happy Creek Road at 5:25 a.m. Sunday morning when he came upon the railroad crossing near Dismal Hollow Road.

‘Canoe Capital’ sign dedicated in Linden

FRONT ROYAL — Visitors to Warren County coming off of I-66 in Linden will now be greeted with a unique photo opportunity in the form an interactive sign officially unveiled Aug. 14 at its location across Dismal Hollow Road from the Apple House. County officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedicated the sign, a large canoe sitting atop a base of rock and concrete painted to look like flowing water, that illustrates the county’s status as the “Canoe Capital of Virginia,” and ties together the economic and cultural importance of the Shenandoah River.

Front Royal Council likely to lower ‘tarot’ fee — Town code has allowed fortunetelling since 1985

FRONT ROYAL — Fortunetellers and other “personal service” businesses in town may soon have their license fees lowered, courtesy the Front Royal Town Council.

Warren County supervisors table short-term rental permit requests

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Board of Supervisors tabled several tourist-rental permit requests at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19, Keith Hartke’s among them. His application in particular seemed to draw negative responses from local residents.

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