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News - June 2017
News Archive

Morris’s service on DSS board debated
Posted 2017-06-22 By Mona Casteel
Nearly four years after voters rejected his bid for reelection, former Shenandoah County supervisor Dennis Morris has emerged once again amid controversy.
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Walker: ‘As obstructionist as DC’
Supervisor expresses frustration over board leadership, support
Posted 2017-06-22 By Mona Casteel
A year and a half after taking office as the last member of a conservative governing trio, Shenandoah County supervisor Richard Walker is a frustrated man.
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Board, IDA at odds over funding job
Walker suggests agency pick up first-year director tab
Posted 2017-06-22 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisors Tuesday failed to agree on a proposal that would have created an effort to kick-start the county’s economy.
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Lawsuit challenges Basye rezoning vote
Posted 2017-06-22
A Basye landowner has filed suit in Shenandoah County Circuit Court challenging the approval of a rezoning petition for a discount store at Bryce Resort.
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Top academic students at county high schools identified
Posted 2017-06-22 By Mona Casteel
Valedictorians and salutatorians at each of Shenandoah County’s three public high schools were announced graduation ceremonies Friday and Saturday.
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11 qualify as candidates for local offices
Posted 2017-06-22 By Mona Casteel
Eleven candidates will campaign for Shenandoah County supervisor or school board member in November.
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Griffey promoted as county’s third building official
Succeeds Mike Dellinger who left after saying too few major projects
Posted 2017-06-22 By Mona Casteel
Mark Griffey has been named Shenandoah County’s third building official in 17 years.
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Failure becomes tough assignment
Schools reduce passing standard; even the slackers are cheering
Posted 2017-06-22 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Public School students determined to fail are going to have work a lot harder to achieve that dubious goal, thanks to a grading scale just approved.
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Mayor defends vote; detractors not buying it
Opponents say Strasburg asphalt plant won’t meet town’s standard for ‘quaint’
Posted 2017-06-22 By Mona Casteel
Strasburg Mayor Richard Orndorff has been cast in a love-hate relationship with the town he helps govern.
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Schools’ holiday expanded
Board adds 2 days to Christmas break
Posted 2017-06-22 By Mona Casteel
Santa Claus has arrived early for Shenandoah County Public Schools students, teachers and staff.
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Schools too modern to qualify for credit
Posted 2017-06-22
Though frequently criticized as overcrowded or outdated, Shenandoah County’s 10 public school buildings are all too modern to qualify for a new federal program to renovate aging schools.
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Parking lot gets revised end date
After delays, completion of Woodstock project now likely by year’s end
Posted 2017-06-22 By Mona Casteel
An off-street parking lot in downtown Woodstock earlier expected to be open by summer now may not be completed until year’s end.
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Would-be robber pleads guilty in diner hold-up
Posted 2017-06-22
Raymond Lamar Washington, one of four accused in the January attempted robbery at a Woodstock restaurant, will be sentenced Aug. 30. Washington pleaded guilty to five charges earlier this month.
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Overdose victim indicted
Posted 2017-06-22
A Shenandoah County Circuit Court grand jury has indicted Ronald Lee Stickley Jr., 40, of Woodstock on drug charges.
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Man’s arrest cites bomb threat on car
Posted 2017-06-22
An Edinburg man has been charged with threatening to destroy a relative’s car.
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