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The Warren Sentinel

Four new judges likely to be added in 26th Judicial District

WINCHESTER — Four new judges are expected to be added to the benches in the Northern Shenandoah Valley next week. They were selected from among 19 candidates seeking the judgeships in the 26th Judicial District, according to a joint news release from Republican Dels. Mark Berg, Frederick County; Randy Minchew, Leesburg; Dave LaRock, Hamilton; Todd Gilbert, Woodstock; Steve Landes, Verona; Tony Wilt, Harrisonburg and Michael Webert, Marshall; along with GOP Sens. Jill Vogel, Upperville; Mark Obenshain, Harrisonburg and Emmett Hanger, Mount Solon.

Environmental Protection Agency set to relinquish control of Avtex Superfund site

FRONT ROYAL — On Saturday the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to return to the Front Royal community a 440-acre piece of land once considered one of the most polluted places in Virginia. A quarter of a century after the closing of the Avtex Fibers plant, EPA officials will hand a letter of ‘no further interest’ to the Front Royal Warren County Economic Development Authority concerning the Avtex Superfund site, formerly the Avtex Fibers Inc. manufacturing plant of Front Royal. The site is one of original pilot sites selected to participate in EPA's Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI). SRI seeks to return Superfund sites to productive use by coordinating environmental cleanups with the planned reuse of the sites.

THIS WEEKEND: Virginia Air Show at the Front Royal-Warren County airport

FRONT ROYAL — The annual Virginia Air Show at the Front Royal-Warren County airport has grown from a one-day event in 2008, to encompass several events over a week

Discussion of fee collection in corridor to move ahead

FRONT ROYAL — Continuing a discussion that began in earnest last July, the Front Royal Town Council took a concrete public step toward collecting more revenue from its water and sewer customers north of town.

Announcement of ACP natural gas pipeline follows postponement of Spectra pipeline

FRONT ROYAL — Nearly one month after an announcement from Spectra Energy that a proposed plan for a $4 billion natural gas pipeline running through Frederick and Warren counties was postponed, Spectra’s parent company, Duke Energy Corp., has been named a co-owner of a proposed $5 billion natural-gas line that will have the capacity to pump 2 billion cubic feet of gas per day through the Shenandoah Valley.

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