Warren County, VA

Warren County High School: Spring Concert

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, the Warren County Music Department presented its Spring Concert, featuring the Jazz Band and High School Symphonic Band. David Dingess, Band Director, conducted both bands and played drums on a few pieces. Dingess said, ” I want to thank the seniors for their work, dedication,...
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River Report: 5-23-22

In our latest Shenandoah River Report, Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf looks ahead to the first Riverpalooza event of the year, later this week. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors. If you’re looking for some fun on the beautiful South Fork this Summer, visit them at https://frontroyaloutdoors.
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Memorial Day weekend ‘double header’ honors the dogs of war and local police K-9s day before downtown Memorial Day ceremonies

Memorial Day weekend in Front Royal will feature separate ceremonies this year honoring the dead of all wars at the Warren County Courthouse grounds on East Main Street and the dogs of war that protected American servicemen and women in those conflicts, as well as local law enforcement K-9 teams, at a newly installed “Garden of Remembrance” at the Julia Wagner Animal Shelter at 1245 Progress Drive in the Happy Creek Commercial Park off Shenandoah Shores Road.
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School division proposes grading policy changes, relocating LFK students during construction

The superintendent and staff at Warren County Public School (WCPS) earlier this week detailed proposed plans for an updated division-wide grading policy, as well as where to relocate students during upcoming renovations at Leslie Fox Keyser (LFK) Elementary School. WCPS Superintendent Christopher Ballenger and other division staff provided information and...

VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for May 23-27, 2022

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in Warren County during the coming weeks. Scheduled work is subject to change due to inclement weather and material supplies. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving tractors during mowing operations. When traveling through a work zone, be alert to periodic changes in traffic patterns and lane closures.

McFadden bows out of mayoral race, throws support to Vice-Mayor Lori Cockrell

Front Royal Town Councilman Joe McFadden has announced, through a media release from the Warren County Republican Committee, that he is withdrawing from his mayoral campaign. In a recent release sent by GOP spokesman Steven Kurtz, McFadden wrote, “I have realized that I simply do not have the time required to collect signatures or run a campaign to get elected to the position of Mayor of Front Royal. I also understand that the level of time commitment needed to be Mayor may be more than I would be able to accommodate at this point in my life. When I announced I was running, I asked that you all vet the very best candidate. I’ve been working behind the scenes to do that very thing too.”

Farms POSF board members, supporters ask supervisors hard questions on Sanitary District management transfer strategy

As noted in our first story on action items on the Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda of Tuesday, May 17th, a contingent of seven speakers supported by five written messages forwarded to the board by people who could not attend the meeting, leveled scathing criticism at the county board and staff for actions or inaction related to the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary Districts’ management future.

Free REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education Classes

Northwestern Prevention Collaborative, in conjunction with Northwestern Community Services Board, will offer three more free, virtual REVIVE! Training classes before the end of June. These one-hour online classes provide an overview of how to recognize an opioid overdose, respond to an opioid emergency, and administer life-saving naloxone. Classes will be...

Chamber welcomes Garcia & Gavino to Front Royal

Local Senior Center reopens with new location and new name. The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging is now Seniors First. The name change reflects their mission to enhance the dignity and independence of older adults in our community. Niki Foster Cales of the Front Royal/Warren County Chamber of Commerce, along...

Growing social division and its political symptoms

Our country is more deeply divided than it has ever been. Just within the past weeks, we have seen the murder of nearly a dozen people whose only crime was being born with darker skin than that of the murderer. State legislatures are imposing laws prohibiting all abortions despite the...

News Maker Taryn Logan on a new sports complex

Warren County is proposing a new full sports facility in Rockland. As with any development of this magnitude the county needs the public’s input. We spoke with Warren County’s Deputy County Administrator Taryn Logan about the facility in our latest news maker. The good news is brought to...

School Board approves pending $1.9M in bonuses for WCPS employees

The Warren County School Board, during its Wednesday, May 18 meeting, unanimously approved more than $1.9 million to be used to pay a one-time bonus to all full-time and part-time employees of Warren County Public School (WCPS). The Warren County Board of Supervisors also must weigh in on the request.

Town Talk: A conversation with Sgts Terry Fritts and Cindy Burke – WCSO Community Events

On July 21st, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office will host a fun day event again this year. This date may be subject to change, weather permitting. Applications can be downloaded below or picked up at your child’s school or at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. All applications must be returned to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office no later than 7/1/22. There is NO CHARGE to participate in Fun Day. Participants must be between the ages of 11–13 and be a resident of Warren County. Fun Day is fully operated by donations.