The Warren Sentinel

Chamber of Commerce awards

FRONT ROYAL — The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce named Warren County Schools Superintendent Pamela McInnis as “Citizen of the Year” at its 69th annual awards dinner Friday night at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.

Front Royal man Killed in Frederick County crash

CROSS JUNCTION — A Front Royal man died Monday night after he failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by a tractor trailer in northwestern Frederick County.

Shenandoah National Park shines brightly on new quarter

FRONT ROYAL — With a trickling waterfall of shiny new coins, a newly minted quarter featuring Shenandoah National Park was launched last Friday. Of the 1,000 people attending the event at Skyline High School, half were students, according to U.S. Mint spokesman Mike White.

Phoenix Project in initial phase of re-establishing services for domestic and sexual violence victim

FRONT ROYAL — United Way executive director Lee Smith Osina has found an apt metaphor from Greek mythology to describe a special campaign that will soon be launched to provide funding for revitalized services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. “The Phoenix is rising from the ashes in Front Royal!” Osina states in a press release, referring to the mythical bird that flew so close to the sun that it was consumed by fire and fell to earth in ashes, only to revive itself as a new creature. Osina said the Phoenix Project is the name the United Way has given to an interim program designed to restore services that were lost to Front Royal and Warren County when Harmony Place was forced to close in October 2013.

Electric Co-Op proposing base rate increases of 5-7%

HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative is proposing a base-rate increase for the first time in nearly 14 years. The base rate is the cost electric customers pay each month to receive service from SVEC. It pays for the equipment and processes needed to generate and deliver power. The total cost changes with consumption, but the rate remains constant each month.

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