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News - August 2017
News Archive

Valley Pike protections threatened
Planning commission to consider changes
Posted 2017-08-10
How best to develop land along Old Valley Pike, a 38-mile stretch of asphalt through six quaint Shenandoah County towns, will again be debated today.
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Old Republicans wander off course
Neese, Morris attend Democrat picnic Saturday at Edinburg Community Park
Posted 2017-08-10 By Keith Stickley
Lifelong Republicans Dennis Morris and John (Dick) Neese could become the new face of the Shenandoah County Democratic Party.
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The eye of the beholder
Strasburg murals attract diverse public opinion
Posted 2017-08-10
More than 130 people filed into Strasburg Town Hall Monday, some praising an art program that has painted murals on downtown buildings, others complaining that the murals depict nothing of the town’s heritage.
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Vacation over; school opens Monday
Posted 2017-08-10
Shenandoah County Public Schools will open Monday, nearly a month earlier than usual.
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Court orders evaluation in park attack
Posted 2017-08-10
A clinical psychologist will evaluate the mental condition of an 18-year-old Edinburg boy accused of attacking a family at the Edinburg community park in May.
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Sheriff’s staff pay increase wins approval
Supervisor Neese objects saying other employees deserve one too
Posted 2017-08-10
Shenandoah County’s 60 sheriff’s department employees are about to get a boost in pay.
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Valley Pike protections expected to stay in place
Walker’s objections seen as prelude to another tie
Posted 2017-08-10 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County’s Old Valley Pike Overlay District, created nearly 10 years ago to regulate development along the 38-mile stretch of US 11 as an historic asset, appears likely to survive the latest attempt to weaken or repeal it.
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County resignations piling up
Economic development director is at least third to leave in year
Posted 2017-08-10
Leadership within the Shenandoah County Department of Community Development has become a proverbial revolving door.
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Bluegrass weekend on tap at Orkney
Posted 2017-08-10 By Mona Casteel
It’s a bluegrass doubleheader in Orkney Springs Friday when The Hillbenders and Seldom Scene share a stage.
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Enrollment up as schools open
Biggest increases occur at Southern Campus facilities
Posted 2017-08-10 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Public School superintendent Mark Johnston boarded a school bus at 6:40 a.m. at Maurertown Monday, joining more than 6,000 county students to start a new school year.
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Supervisors ignore anti-prayer request
Posted 2017-08-10 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Supervisor Cindy Bailey prayed Tuesday.
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Florida truck driver dies after rig hits guardrail
Posted 2017-08-10
A Panama City, FL truck driver died Sunday morning on Interstate 81 just south of Edinburg when his tractor-trailer struck a guardrail and overturned.
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Vandals damage historic bridge at Meem’s Bottom
Posted 2017-08-10
The historic Meems Bottom covered bridge on Wissler Road, south of Mt. Jackson has become the victim, again, of vandals.
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