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News - October 2018
News Archive

Public debt
How much is too much?
Posted 2018-10-18 By Mona Casteel
Within months, every man, woman and child living in Shenandoah County will be obligated for $1,905 in local government debt. The obligation for a family of five would be about $9,525. Since the early 1990s, the people of Shenandoah County have been committed to $64,277,028 in public debt to finance everything from school construction and renovation to a new courthouse and from sewer plants to a sewer line. Most of those debts will be due within the next 10 years.
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County’s schools all get full state accreditation
Posted 2018-10-18 By Mona Casteel
For the first time in five years, all nine Shenandoah County Public Schools are fully accredited.
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Responding to feud, officer is assaulted
Posted 2018-10-18
A Shenandoah County Sheriff’s deputy investigating the report of a domestic assault became a victim.
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Strasburg mayor named to state board
Posted 2018-10-18
Strasburg Mayor Rich Orndorff Jr. has been appointed to the Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board.
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Library plans archives event
Posted 2018-10-18
Shenandoah County Library will join libraries across the country celebrating National Archives Month through October.
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‘Bad Seed’ continues at Theatre Shenandoah
Posted 2018-10-18
Theatre Shenandoah’s production of The Bad Seed continues Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 14.
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At just 14, this girl dreams of caring for others
Posted 2018-10-18 By Mona Casteel
Cheyenne Estep’s career goals began at home. Today, they remain grounded there as she watches her brother’s mobility he may not have had.
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Teacher pay: Not bad
After election, county offers region’s second best
Posted 2018-10-18 By Mona Casteel
Six months after Shenandoah County voters in November 2017 rejected the reelection bids of two conservative county supervisors teacher salaries had risen to second highest in the region.
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Schools spend $32,300 on Arizona convention
Posted 2018-10-18
Superintendent Mark Johnston and 18 employees of Shenandoah County Public Schools attended an educational conference at Phoenix, AZ in late September at a cost of $32,300.
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County’s ECC director quits
Posted 2018-10-18 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County’s director of emergency communications, who just weeks ago shepherded a $10 million radio upgrade to approval, has resigned.
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County school absentee rate exceeds 13%
Posted 2018-10-18
On any school day, one out of 10 Shenandoah County Public School students fail to show up for class.
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Residents ask county to deny impoundment lot permit
Posted 2018-10-18 By Mona Casteel
A request for permission to operate a vehicle impoundment facility in the bucolic community of Mt. Olive, west of Toms Brook, has received a cold shoulder from neighbors.
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30 firms join job fair
Posted 2018-10-18
More than 30 local companies offering job opportunities will accept applications Tuesday at the New Market Community Center.
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ERA topic Sunday at Edinburg
Posted 2018-10-18
Representatives of a campaign advocating equal rights amendment ratification in Virginia will be at Edinburg’ Charter House School Sunday, 6 p.m.
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Auto theft charge placed
Posted 2018-10-18
A Front Royal man has been indicted in a rash of vehicle break-ins in the Fort Valley in 2017.
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Man arrested in mob attack
Posted 2018-10-18
A 19-year-old Basye man has been charged in what police are describing as a mob assault Sunday.
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Opening an old wound
Proposed school calendar would deny Junior a day at the county fair
Posted 2018-10-18
Shenandoah County Public Schools and county fair advocates are entangled in yet another school calendar debate.
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A village at odds over storing seized vehicles
Posted 2018-10-18
A request for permission to construct and operate a commercial vehicle impoundment lot near the north Shenandoah County village of Mt. Olive is getting a cool public reception.
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Students are financially literate
Posted 2018-10-18
Shenandoah County’s three public high schools and its technical school are among 258 schools nationwide recognized with WISE Blue Star status for financial literacy.
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2 receive Moyers Fund scholarships
Posted 2018-10-18
Two Shenandoah County residents planning education careers have received $8.000 scholarships through the Marge Moyers Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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State funds beefing up school security
Posted 2018-10-18
Shenandoah County’s three elementary schools have received almost $100,000 in state grants to improve security.
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New clinic offers free medical services
Posted 2018-10-18
A medical clinic opened a year ago to provide service to children enrolled at the Shenandoah County Public Schools’ southern campus has been expanded to serve adults, too, all at no cost.
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ERA ratification promoted here
Posted 2018-10-18
Representatives of VAratifyERA, a statewide organization promoting the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, discussed the proposition during a public meeting Sunday at Edinburg.
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Woodstock Museum thanks its docents
Posted 2018-10-18
Woodstock Museum docents will be honored Oct. 25 at an annual appreciation dinner and membership meeting.
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Crash claims life of SHS student
Posted 2018-10-18
A 16-year-old Strasburg High School student died Friday of injuries suffered a day earlier in a two-vehicle traffic accident.
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Teachers assaulted at school
Posted 2018-10-18
Three teachers at a privately operated school at Edinburg have reported being assaulted while on the job.
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3 now face charges in attack on man
Posted 2018-10-18
Two Shenandoah County men have been charged in a reported Oct. 7 assault at Basye. A third man was earlier arrested in the same incident.
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