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News - August 2018
News Archive

Student numbers decline
Enrollment falls slightly at opening
Posted 2018-08-16 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County Public Schools opened Monday with fewer students than a year ago.
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Still soaking it in: 21 inches of rain since May
Posted 2018-08-16
More than 21 inches of rain has fallen in Shenandoah County since May 1, the highest accumulations of precipitation during that period in 15 years.
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Price tag on emergency dispatch radio $10.7 million
Posted 2018-08-16
Shenandoah County super-visors will be asked late this month to approve the purchase of an emergency dispatching system expected to cost $10.7 million.
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Mary Chapin Carpenter headlines music festival Friday
Posted 2018-08-16 By Mona Casteel
Singer and songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival’s Orkney Spring stage Friday.
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Comments on park solicited
Posted 2018-08-16
Local residents will have an opportunity later this month to offer suggestions for development of the long-awaited Seven Bends State Park, east of Woodstock.
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Felon on the run arrested with gun
Posted 2018-08-16
A convicted felon indicted in the Shenandoah County Circuit Court in June for manufacturing illegal drugs was arrested Saturday and charged with having a firearm.
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Schools’ falling numbers
Families moving out, birth rates declining
Posted 2018-08-16
In the unending debate over taxpayer funding for public education, facts often become victims of emotion.
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Enrollment decline less than reported
Posted 2018-08-16
A page one story in the Aug. 9 edition of The Free Press incorrectly reported the declining enrollment of Shenandoah County Public Schools.
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Econ development director gets $43,800 assistant
Posted 2018-08-16 By Mona Casteel
The new joint tourism and economic development office, born less than a year ago, is growing in personnel and cost.
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6 receive national FFA awards
Posted 2018-08-16
Six Shenandoah County FFA students received national ranking during August judging and will receive awards later this year at the national FFA conference in Indianapolis.
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Fugitive accused of chucking infant boy into creek
Posted 2018-08-16
A Strasburg police officer who waded into knee-deep water late Monday to rescue a two-year-old boy likely saved the child’s life while police were searching for the child’s father, a fugitive from Maryland.
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Hostage taking ends in drain pond
Posted 2018-08-16
A Broadway man is being held without bond at Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail, facing abduction charges after he held a man at gunpoint inside a vehicle in Shenandoah County and led regional police agencies on a chase across two counties late Saturday and early Sunday.
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