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Considering the ‘State of the Economy’

More than 175 participants attended the inaugural Economic Summit held at Shenandoah University on Nov. 9. Hosted by the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber and sponsored by First Bank and the Shenandoah University School of Business, the event focused on economic perspectives from experts at the federal, state and local levels.
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SCSO resolve a 19 hour long stand off in Mt. Jackson

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reports the end of a 19 hour long standoff in Mount Jackson. First reports of a wanted person armed and inside a residence at Perry Trailer Park Mount Jackson were phoned into the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office around 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. When...

Standoff Ends Peacefully

MOUNT JACKSON, Va – A Timberville man is in custody following a 19-hour standoff with Shenandoah County authorities and Virginia State Police. Sheriff Tim Carter reported in news release that at around 6:30 Tuesday evening, deputies responded to Perry Trailer Park Road in Mount Jackson for a report of a wanted person.

Family remembers fallen officer from Front Royal

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Jesse Dove from Front Royal passed away this weekend after a drowning accident during a hunting trip in Kansas. Dove lived a life of service. “He loved his community, he loved being a part of it anyway that he could serve he would be there for you,” Joshua Dove, Jesse’s brother said.

Loudoun Co. advocacy groups react to firing of superintendent

Outspoken groups on both the left and the right were in agreement that Loudoun County’s school system needed to move on from Superintendent Scott Ziegler, following the release of a report on a special grand jury investigation into the school system’s handling of two sexual assaults by the same student last year.

Community Foundation Awards $350K Affordable Housing Grant

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and its donor-advised fund, the Loudoun Community Cabinet, have announced a $350,000 grant to Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing to support the development of a new workforce housing project to be developed in Loudoun County. In April, the Loudoun Community Cabinet...

City of Winchester opens employee health clinic

The City of Winchester announced the opening of its city employee free medical clinic. The goal of the clinic is to promote health, prevent diseases, provide a shorter easier path to care. Through the clinic full time city employees can take advantage of no out of pocket costs, including co-pay...

School Board approves virtual instruction contract, other housekeeping items

The Warren County School Board, at its Wednesday, Dec. 7 meeting, approved the expenditure of $72,600 for the spring semester of online instruction provided by Virtual Virginia. Virtual Virginia is the online instructional service provider for Warren County students enrolled in the virtual education option. Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Heather...

News Release - Police Incidents Report 12/2/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 540-338-7422. Two young women, one 17 and one 18 went into the Giant, picked up a bottle of wine and fled the store. The loss prevention agent witnessed the theft and obtained the tag on the getaway vehicle, driven by one of the suspects. Police were able to obtain the vehicle owners name, and called, speaking to the mother of the suspect. She called her daughter, whom promptly reported home and in short order both went to the Giant, bringing the purloined wine. As the item was returned, the store did not prosecute. However, the suspect, 18, was served with a trespassing notice. The second suspect, 17, was identified. Police spoke with her and she will be responding to the Police Station with parent in tow, to be served with her trespassing notice.

Funeral arrangements for WCSO Deputy Dove

Maddox Funeral Home Front Royal reports that they will be handling the services for Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO)Deputy Jesse Walker Dove. The 31 one-year old’s family will receive friends on Wed. Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral service will be...

Shenandoah Student Has Rewarding Experience During Internship With Washington Spirit

Shenandoah University student Patrick Maneval ’23 plans to one day become a sport psychologist specializing in mental performance, mental health, and the impact that different psychological approaches to sport performance have on athlete development. He gained a valuable perspective while working closely with professional athletes during an internship last summer.

Harlem Globetrotters Returning to Shenandoah University

The Harlem Globetrotters, known worldwide for their high-flying stunts, antics and skills on the basketball court, are coming back to Shenandoah University and Winchester for a third time. The Globetrotters, who previously played at SU in 2018 and 2021, will take the court against the Washington Generals at Shenandoah’s James...

Scathing grand jury report on Loudoun schools assaults and more Va. headlines

• A former political consultant for ex-congressman Scott Taylor avoided prison time by pleading no contest to three misdemeanor charges tied to a petition fraud scandal from Taylor’s 2018 election campaign.—Virginian-Pilot. • A grand jury report released Monday blasted the Loudoun County school system’s handling of a pair...

Virginia antisemitism report highlights solutions to growing problem

VIRGINIA (DC News Now) — Antisemitic incidents are on the rise across the country, and according to a new report out of Virginia, the commonwealth has seen its fair share. The Combating Antisemitism in Virginia report, written by the Commission to Combat Antisemitism, said antisemitic flyers were passed out in more than 100 cities and […]

Students Engage with Renowned Academics at Notre Dame Conference

This past month, 40 Christendom students made the long trek from Front Royal, Virginia, to Indiana to attend the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture’s fall conference. This year marks the seventh time students have attended the annual conference, giving them the valuable opportunity to engage with other academics on the crucial philosophical, political, and theological ideas that impact the world today.

Photos: Christmas in Middleburg

Thousands of people from across the region once again packed into Middleburg and lined up along Washington Street to see the famous Christmas in Middleburg parade Saturday, Dec. 3. Early arrivals also got to see the Hunt and Hounds Review in the morning. And shopping, dining and drinks were available...
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Johnson’s halfcourt heave gives Waterford triumph over Zeps

WATERFORD — The ideal inbounds pass followed by the perfect shot. Alec Johnson’s shot from just beyond half court as time expired found all net and lifted the Waterford boys basketball team to a 61-58 win over Shenandoah Tuesday night at Harry W. Cooper Annex. Johnson’s fifth and...

Duke ’15 Promoted to Chief Operating Officer For APMP

Congratulations to School of Business alumna and MBA student Julia Duke ’15, who was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer for the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), an internationally accepted authority serving and educating individuals who win business to drive revenue for their organizations. Duke is chair of the School of Business Board of Advisors and served as former chair and a member of the Business Symposium committee for many years. You can congratulate her at