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News - July 2017
News Archive

Health issues prompt school clinic
Southern campus kids missing class; many there lack required vaccinations
Posted 2017-07-27 By Mona Casteel
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Supervisors’ prayer under legal review
Appellate court rules against Carolina practice
Posted 2017-07-27
The generations-old practice of invoking prayer to open meetings of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors is under threat.
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2 county schools fail to meet accreditation marks 2 county schools fail to meet accreditation marks
Robinson, North Fork SOL test results remain too low
Posted 2017-07-27 By Mona Casteel
Two Shenandoah County public schools will once again be denied full accreditation because of student failure for four years to reach benchmarks on standardized tests.
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Schools cite volunteers for students, staff help
Posted 2017-07-27 By Mona Casteel
Five Shenandoah County residents have been chosen as local school volunteers of the year, recognized for community service while supporting students, teachers and staff.
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58 years later, disappointment turns to joy
Good Samaritan finds, returns Edinburg High class ring lost at mountain retreat in 1959
Posted 2017-07-27 By Mona Casteel
The reunion was a long time coming„1¤758 years. But for Frances Ritter Heltzel it was a bolt out of the blue. Well, actually, out of the ground.
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Police chief retiring
Posted 2017-07-27
Strasburg Police Chief Tim Sutherly has said that he will retire in January.
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Election forum organization under question
Candidates, former candidate say group has been partisan
Posted 2017-07-27
One of five organizations planning a series of public forums involving candidates for Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors this fall has drawn criticism.
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Supervisors won’t debate prayer challenge
Rotating practice will be decided by member assigned the task
Posted 2017-07-27 By Mona Casteel
To pray or not to pray, that is the question.
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Pure Prairie League due at Orkney Friday
Posted 2017-07-27 By Mona Casteel
Country rock and symphonic music will be offered up for the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival’s second weekend, events executive director Dennis Lynch believes will be two nights of memory-making musical performances.
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Murals debate to go public
Meeting Monday at Strasburg to air differing views on art
Posted 2017-07-27
Strasburg mayor Rich Orndorff is taking an artistic argument directly to the people.
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Trash compactor site offer rejected
Residents say thanks but no thanks to proposed location in their backyards
Posted 2017-07-27 By Mona Casteel
Residents of a sparsely settled community in the shadow of Little North Mountain west of Woodstock are thumbing their noses at what local government calls “convenience.”
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Local town police plan events Tuesday
Posted 2017-07-27 By Mona Casteel
A program to improve relationships between police officers and the communities they serve will be conducted amid fun, food and music Tuesday in Shenandoah County.
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