The Warren Sentinel
Phoenix Project top goal for Warren United Way
FRONT ROYAL – After extending its 2013 fundraising campaign through January, the Front Royal-Warren County United Way exceeded its $135,000 goal, finishing with $136,499. Now the organization has a new goal and a new deadline – to re-establish counseling services and help for local victims of sexual assault and domestic violence by April 1.
The Warren Sentinel / 02-28-2014
Front Royal man charged after stabbing
FRONT ROYAL – Police have arrested a town resident in connection with a weekend stabbing that left a 24-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries.
The Warren Sentinel / 02-21-2014
Warren County vintner is Grape Grower of the Year
BROWNTOWN – The Shenandoah Valley isn't up and coming as a wine country destination. It's already there. That's what Jeff White, owner of Glen Manor Vineyard in Browntown, said during a recent interview about receiving the Grape Grower of the Year Award from the Virginia Vineyards Association. The Charlottesville-based association announced the award in January.
The Warren Sentinel / 02-20-2014
George Washington National Forest Management Plan Still Stalled
HARRISONBURG — After more than two years of estimating when a new George Washington National Forest management plan would be complete, U.S. Forest Service officials have declined to make another guess on when a final decision will be reached. The plan, last revised in 1993, is generally updated every 10 to 15 years. The U.S. Forest Service most recently missed a completion target of fall 2013.
Front Royal woman named Big Sister of the Year
WINCHESTER — Although her two children are grown and out of the house, Jill Slaughter still finds time to talk crushes, school and girl stuff. The 51-year-old Front Royal resident does so with Kendel, 14, and Karlie Franklin, 11, a pair of Frederick County sisters who lost their mother to cancer years ago. “She deals with everything,” Karlie said of Slaughter. “Especially me in public. And she’ll never spread your secrets. We’re really close. Really close. She’s my new BFF.” “She’s really close to us,” Kendel added. Karlie and Kendel are littles, or the name given to children and teens who are mentored by adults, or bigs, through the nonprofit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winchester, Frederick and Clark Counties. Last month, BBBS acknowledged Slaughter as its Big Sister of the Year at a ceremony at the Courtyard by Marriott on Northwestern Pike (U.S. 50).
The Warren Sentinel / 02-07-2014