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News - February 2019
News Archive

Rich Walker: Is anyone listening?
Posted 2019-02-14
Rich Walker is fighting a losing battle. Easily the most conservative of Shenandoah County’s six supervisors, Walker today is being largely ignored.
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Shipe to lead crisis response
Posted 2019-02-14 By Mona Casteel
Mellanie Shipe, a supervisor in the Shenandoah County Emergency Communications Department, has been named the department’s director.
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Does plan build up, threaten volunteerism?
Posted 2019-02-14 By Mona Casteel
A veteran Shenandoah County firefighter fears a proposed fire and rescue strategic plan will hurt volunteer efforts and agrees with some opponents that too little volunteer input was put into planning sessions.
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Charged with murder, defendant wonders why
Posted 2019-02-14 By Mona Casteel
The man charged in the murder of Cynthia Grim Dellinger has said he doesn’t know why he’s locked up.
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School principal vindicated, sees pay restored
Posted 2019-02-14 By Mona Casteel
Stephen M. Povlish, the elementary school principal accused of assaulting a 5-year-old child and then placed on administrative leave without pay has had his salary restored and might get his job back.
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Former Army secretary John Marsh remembered
Posted 2019-02-14
John Otho Marsh Jr., a folksy-styled attorney practicing law in Strasburg before entering politics as a Democrat and serving as either an advisor or high-ranking Cabinet member under three Republican presidents, died Feb. 4 in Raphine. Mr. Marsh was 92.
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Walker: Merger threatens volunteers
Posted 2019-02-14 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisor Richard Walker says he believes a strategic plan to combine the county’s volunteer and paid emergency services agencies will discourage and eventually destroy volunteerism.
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Public defender to represent Knott
Posted 2019-02-14 By Mona Casteel
David Brian Knott, the farmhand accused of the brutal murder of real estate broker Cynthia Grim Dellinger in late January, has a lawyer.
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Local archaeology topic of Sunday meeting
Posted 2019-02-14
Mike Kehoe likes to dig for history. Sometimes it’s a literal dig into the past.
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Suit seeks $8M from county
Posted 2019-02-14 By Mona Casteel
A Strasburg couple has filed suit seeking $8 million in damages, claiming that the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services withheld information about the psychological health of a boy they adopted at age 8.
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Breakfast fund needs some cash
Posted 2019-02-14 By Mona Casteel
Just like the children it aims to help, the Community School Breakfast Program is hungry. But while some school children are hungry for food, this program is hungry for money — money to feed children arriving at school with empty bellies.
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Library program focuses on slavery
Posted 2019-02-14
The Shenandoah County Library will observe Black History Month Tuesday during a program it is calling Bondage Biographies.
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Granddaughter offered care at a price
Posted 2019-02-14
A 25-year-old former New Market woman who spent two years caring for her grandparents has been charged with spending their money and abusing their credit cards.
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Beer cans stir angst
Posted 2019-02-14
Travis Lee Hamilton doesn’t like empty beer cans littering his house.
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Man accused of assaulting women
Posted 2019-02-14
A Mt. Jackson man has been charged with assault after an argument with two women at his home early Sunday.
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School bus wrecks
Posted 2019-02-14
A Shenandoah County Public School bus driver was left hanging from her seat belt two weeks ago when the vehicle slid off an icy patch of roadway and overturned.
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