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News - March 2017
News Archive

$65 million school budget heads for vote
Guarantees pay increases for most of system’s employees
Posted 2017-03-23 By Mona Casteel
A $64.9 million budget to operate Shenandoah County Public Schools for the next year is headed to county supervisors.
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GOP supervisor choices could be named soon
Unless contests result in 2 districts, party chair will declare candidates
Posted 2017-03-23 By Keith Stickley
Two former Shenandoah County supervisors who chose not to seek reelection 22 years ago amid revelations of an embezzlement scandal in county government are likely to be on the November election ballot here.
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Medical service to expand
Children’s needs prompt school project
Posted 2017-03-23 By Mona Casteel
Free medical care in Shenandoah County may soon be available at a school near you.
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Debate rages over CIP funds
Bailey believes school boards misused money earmarked for maintenance
Posted 2017-03-23 By Keith Stickley
Apparently fearing that their efforts to earn public support for ever-rising salaries and benefits may be a lost cause, advocates for Shenandoah County Public Schools appear anxious to change the subject.
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Local Chevrolet dealership sold
Posted 2017-03-23
One of two remaining independent automobile dealerships in Shenandoah County has been sold.
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Fair promoters hope we all love a parade
Posted 2017-03-23
Celebrating 100 years, the Shenandoah County Fair will host a parade Aug. 24 as a prelude to the 2018 fair.
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Schools again ask county to return unspent money
Posted 2017-03-23
The Shenandoah County School Board is asking county supervisors to return $562,750 unspent from it 2016 budget for use on capital improvements.
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County schools set kindergarten sign-up
Posted 2017-03-23
Shenandoah County Public Schools’ kindergarten registration will be held March 21-23 at Sandy Hook, W. W. Robinson and Ashby Lee elementary Schools, noon to 7 p.m.
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Walker, Neese hold key votes on tax rates
Supervisors meet Tuesday to settle budget question
Posted 2017-03-23 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisors Richard Walker and John (Dick) Neese are expected to cast deciding votes Tuesday when the board sets local tax rates for the next year.
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‘Want a brownie with those docs?’
Posted 2017-03-23
Shenandoah County government should consider taking a page from the Domino’s Pizza playbook. Doing so might save taxpayers a little dough.
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Again, schools unlikely to get money they want
Neese adamantly against raises; Bailey, Shruntz firm on no-tax hike
Posted 2017-03-23 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Public Schools’ request for $27.4 million from local taxpayers, an increase of $2.3 million, is almost certain to be significantly reduced Tuesday.
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New Market: Tip of an iceberg?
County taxpayers pay most costs of emergency service to town
Posted 2017-03-23 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County taxpayers can expect to be on the hook indefinitely to provide emergency medical services to New Market, a town that once prided itself on support for volunteer organizations.
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Property owners join Edinburg revitalization grant effort
Posted 2017-03-23
Owners of 22 properties in Edinburg’s business district have signed on as potential participants in a program to revitalize the neighborhood.
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Free film promotes agriculture
Local Farm Bureau hosting movie here
Posted 2017-03-23
A 90-minute film describing the importance of American agriculture will be shown in Woodstock Friday and Saturday.
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Theatre Shenandoah to present ‘Evita’
Posted 2017-03-23
Evita, the musical chronicling Argentine political leader Maria Eva Peron’s life, will be presented at Theatre Shenandoah, Edinburg, beginning Friday and continuing the next two weekends.
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Public radio executive to speak here Saturday
Posted 2017-03-23
WMRA/WEMC public radio executive director Al Bartholet will speak to the Shenandoah County Women’s Club Saturday at the Woodstock Episcopal Church beginning at 10 a.m.
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Fish farming idea topic of meeting Wednesday
Posted 2017-03-23
A few months ago Virginia Cooperative Extension agent Bob Clark told county supervisors that aquaculture was becoming a well-known industry and suggested it as a possibility for Shenandoah County.
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