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News - April 2017
News Archive

Solar farm projects offer few jobs, little in taxes
Mt. Jackson proposal expected to be approved despite low return
Posted 2017-04-20 By Mona Casteel
A proposed solar energy project at Mt. Jackson expected to breeze through local government review after its May 1 public hearing will do little to meet Shenandoah County’s economic development needs.
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Tax increase advocates prepare pitch
Hundreds likely to appear at today’s budget hearing
Posted 2017-04-20 By Mona Casteel
Scores of local residents will turn up at a public hearing today in Woodstock to tell Shenandoah County supervisors they are willing to pay higher real estate taxes to increase funding for public schools and emergency services.
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Shruntz want to boost development effort
Posted 2017-04-20
Shenandoah County supervisor Marsha Shruntz wants to step up the county’s economic development effort.
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Basye rejects Dollar General offer
Planning commissioners agree; suggest supervisors deny rezoning request
Posted 2017-04-20
A proposal for a Dollar General Store in bucolic Basye appears dead on arrival.
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3 local towns will increase utility charges
Posted 2017-04-20 By Mona Casteel
Taxpayers in Shenandoah County’s six incorporated towns will see no tax increase for the 2018 fiscal year, but in three of them utility rates will go up.
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After all these years, county finally owns 18th century landmark
Posted 2017-04-20 By Mona Casteel
The Shenandoah County Farm has found its real owner. And the owner, Shenandoah County’s taxpaying public, got it for a song.
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High school students earn college credits
Posted 2017-04-20
Twelve Shenandoah County public school students are among 29 who will earn community college credit while attending Massanutten Regional Governor’s School.
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Asphalt, once rejected, comes courting again
Firm seeks special use permit to build plant at Strasburg park
Posted 2017-04-20
Fourteen years ago at the end of a weeks-long emotional ride, Shenandoah County rejected a Roanoke company’s proposal to build and operate an asphalt plant near Edinburg as a project the community could better live without.
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Walker insists taxpayers ‘deserve a rest’
Supervisor holding crucial vote on budget rejects increases
Posted 2017-04-20
Shenandoah County supervisors Tuesday are expected to approve by default a budget that will leave tax rates and public spending unchanged for the next year.
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Filmmaker returning to local roots
Californian due here in summer to begin filming sci-fi script he wrote about area
Posted 2017-04-20 By Mona Casteel
Zack Van Eyck often travels back in time, reflecting on long hours spent at Woodstock’s Community Theater watching tales unfold and dreaming of stories yet to be filmed.
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Woodstock wants citizen input as town seeks a new image
Posted 2017-04-20
Two hundred, sixty-five years after its birth, the Town of Woodstock wants a new image.
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Central’s Smith special education teacher of year
Posted 2017-04-20
Megan Smith, a Central High School special education teacher, has been named 2017 Arc of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Educator of the Year.
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Moore Trust to feed the imagination
Posted 2017-04-20
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library will receive $50,000 from the Shenandoah County Schools’ Moore Education Trust.
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Symposium to focus on early 1900 events
Posted 2017-04-20 By Mona Casteel
The World War I era will be revisited Saturday via sports, music and memorabilia at a one-day symposium on Shenandoah Valley history and artifacts.
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CHS drama students to perform Anne Frank
Posted 2017-04-20
The Diary of Anne Frank, the story of a young German Jew who died in a concentration camp in 1945, comes to the Central High School stage Friday and Saturday.
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County Democrats to caucus April 27
Posted 2017-04-20
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County school projects in state publication
Posted 2017-04-20
Three Shenandoah County Public Schools’ special programs are among the 118 statewide projects from 56 school divisions to receive recognition from the Virginia School Boards Association.
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Local farmers cited for corn production
Posted 2017-04-20
Two Shenandoah County farmers recently earned top honors in the National Corn Yield Contest.
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