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News - May 2017
News Archive

County school budget increases by $1.7 million
Superintendent lists new positions board’s final budget will finance
Posted 2017-05-25 By Mona Casteel
After complaining for months that county supervisors and their tight-fisted constituents are ignoring the needs of public education, the Shenandoah County school board has adopted a budget that will increase spending by nearly $2 million.
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Study finding river ‘mess’ is old news, locals say
Conservation district, North Fork Friends find nothing new in latest pollution report
Posted 2017-05-25
A national environmental group’s finding in April that farm animals are “making a mess of the Shenandoah River” has received a ho-hum response from local organizations concerned with the river’s health.
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Asphalt plant decision nearing
Posted 2017-05-25
A second public hearing on a proposed asphalt plant at Strasburg’s North Shenandoah Business and Industrial Park will be held June 5.
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Schools say energy savings have exceeded $500,000 since 2009
Posted 2017-05-25 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Public Schools have reduced water and energy usage fees by $515,000 since implementing an energy-savings program in 2009.
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Retiring educator to campaign for school board
Posted 2017-05-25
Shelby Kline, a Shenandoah County Public Schools teacher and administrator, announced this week that she will be a candidate for the county school board in the November election.
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Town approves solar farm project
Posted 2017-05-25 By Mona Casteel
Construction of a proposed solar farm on 160 acres in Mt. Jackson is expected to get underway in late summer.
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Park attack raises questions
Assailant tells investigators the devil made him do it
Posted 2017-05-25 By Mona Casteel
Until a week ago, Sam Homer was a good kid. By all accounts, he was polite, sometimes shy. He had volunteered at the diaper and food pantry at his church, and on occasion looked after a little sister while their mother was at work.
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Walker defends budget
Says conservatives did compromise
Posted 2017-05-25 By Mona Casteel
Reflecting on the just-passed 2018 Shenandoah County budget, the conservative coalition of county supervisor hopes it has had the last word.
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Authority to press supervisors on economic development plan
Posted 2017-05-25 By Mona Casteel
A renewed effort to encourage Shenandoah County supervisors to more aggressively pursue economic development reportedly is under way.
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State grant sought toward industrial site development
Posted 2017-05-25 By Mona Casteel
Two local government entities and a private landowner are seeking grant funds to prepare a prospective industrial site near Mt. Jackson for development.
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Veterans’ groups to hold Memorial Day events
Commemorative programs planned at Edinburg and Strasburg Monday
Posted 2017-05-25
Memorial Day events, remembering those who died in war or while serving in the country’s military, begin today and continue through Monday in Shenandoah County.
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2014 home burglary suspect extradited to face charges here
Posted 2017-05-25
A Martinsburg, WV man indicted three years ago for his role in a series of Shenandoah County home burglaries has been extradited to face charges here.
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Triplett students win state skills titles
Posted 2017-05-25
Seven Triplett Business and Technical Institute students are headed to SkillsUSA national competition in June after first-place finishes at the recent state meet.
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Pence gets sorority’s top honor
Posted 2017-05-25
Mary Pence, outgoing president of Xi Epsilon Beta chapter of Beta Sigma International Sorority, has been selected woman of the year for 2016-2017.
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River Bandits look for hosts
Posted 2017-05-25
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Boies to campaign for school board
Posted 2017-05-25
A former Shenandoah County planning and zoning director will be a candidate to represent District 5 on the county school board in November.
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