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News - September 2018
News Archive

Waiting for Florence
Posted 2018-09-20
While Hurricane Florence barrels toward a Friday afternoon landing along the North Carolina coast, Shenandoah County residents watching computer models of the storm breathed at least a sigh of relief at mid-week.
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Supervisors spring for $10.7 million radio
Posted 2018-09-20
After two years of consideration, Shenandoah County supervisors have agreed to spend $10.7 million for radio system to dispatch police and emergency units.
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Cash surplus prompts clerk’s staffing request
Posted 2018-09-20 By Mona Casteel
The Shenandoah County Circuit Court Clerk’s office is taking in more money than expected.
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School chief awarded for budgets
Posted 2018-09-20
Shenandoah County Public Schools superintendent Mark Johnston has received a citation from an international education association for budget preparation.
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Landlord at county trash site plays hardball over rent
Posted 2018-09-20
The owner of a county-operated trash collection site on US 55, west of Strasburg to be abandoned by year’s end is playing hardball with Shenandoah County supervisors.
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Bond issue hearing Tuesday
Supervisors propose to spend $15 million for radio, new ECC
Posted 2018-09-20 By Mona Casteel
Five years after Shenandoah County taxpayers went to the bond market to finance a new courthouse and their share of a regional jail, they’re about to sign up for a little more debt.
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MedExpress calls it quits; the doc’s not in
Posted 2018-09-20 By Mona Casteel
An urgent care medical facility in Woodstock is closing Friday, a year and a half after it opened.
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County’s oldest community festival begins on Friday
Posted 2018-09-20 By Mona Casteel
When the Edinburg Ole Time Festival made its debut in the 1980s organizers believed it was a nice little event that would show visitors and townsfolks just how friendly and charming their small town could be.
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Schools solve behavior issue; bad kids not amused
Posted 2018-09-20 By Mona Casteel
Students suspended from Shenandoah County Public Schools no longer will simply be sent home to idle away time. Instead, they will attend small classes in a restricted and controlled environment under the supervision of an overseer.
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Florence passes with hardly a whimper
Posted 2018-09-20
Tropical depression Florence, a remnant of the massive hurricane that devastated the Carolinas during the weekend killing more than 30 people, left no apparent damage as it skirted Shenandoah County Monday.
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Area farmers asked to grow hemp
Posted 2018-09-20
A hemp processing plant may be coming to a field near you.
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