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News - July 2018
News Archive

Shenandoah County: Growing old
More of its young are leaving home and its workforce is shrinking
Posted 2018-07-19
Shenandoah County should give up its tired old debate about crowded schools and focus instead on nursing homes.
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County Medicaid rolls could increase by 2,000
Posted 2018-07-19
The Virginia General Assembly decision earlier this year to expand Medicaid will open government-funded medical care to 2,000 more Shenandoah County residents.
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Music festival opens July 20
Posted 2018-07-19 By Mona Casteel
The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival’s 55th season opens July 20 at bucolic Orkney Springs.
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Nesting eagles delay park
Posted 2018-07-19 By Mona Casteel
Seven Bends State Park, a 1,000-plus acre project underway on the Shenandoah River, east of Woodstock expected to open this summer, is six months behind schedule, the director of state parks said Wednesday.
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A poet among artists in town’s cultural tilt
Posted 2018-07-19
Strasburg may be in the midst of a cultural renaissance.
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First it was ducks; now shrubs
Posted 2018-07-19
Police service to the Town of Toms Brook couldn’t come soon enough.
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School accreditation likely
Scores show all county schools meet state benchmarks
Posted 2018-07-19 By Mona Casteel
For the first time in five years, all nine Shenandoah County Public Schools are expected to achieve full state accreditation by September.
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County planning, zoning director fired
Posted 2018-07-19
A Winchester native hired nine months ago as Shenandoah County director of planning and zoning has been fired.
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Demand drives school health clinic expansion
Posted 2018-07-19
A pilot program begun in Shenandoah County a year ago to provide mental health counseling to schoolchildren is being expanded.
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Nearly 800 county school kids get backpack gifts
Posted 2018-07-19 By Beth Kraemer
Some 800 Shenandoah County school children whose parents may not have been able to afford a backpack now have one, thanks to a project of the county sheriff’’s department.
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Schools take costly route to compliance
County creates $100,000 position; neighbors assign new tasks to existing staff
Posted 2018-07-19 By Mona Casteel
The ranks of Shenandoah County Public School administrators are growing.
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Festival opener Friday
Posted 2018-07-19 By Mona Casteel
Home Free, a five-member vocal group, will open the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival’s 2018 season Friday at Orkney Springs.
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