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Virginia Realtors elect Winchester agent as prez

Virginia Realtors, the state’s largest trade association, has a new president and slate of officers for 2023. Katrina M. Smith, of the Blue Ridge Association of Realtors, will lead the group for the next year. She is the broker and owner of RE/MAX Synergy in Winchester and has been a Realtor since 2005. She led the Blue Ridge Association of Realtors, served on its board and has won numerous awards from the group.
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Warren County Grand Jury of September 12, 2022 indictments

The Warren County Grand Jury of September, 2022, has issued the following indictments:. On or about January 10, 2022, through April 7, 2022, in the County of Warren, Danielle Dawn Hiserman did unlawfully and feloniously wrongfully and fraudulently’ use, dispose of, conceal, or embezzle property, having a value of $1000.00 or more, which she received by virtue of her office, task, or employment, belonging to Skyline Insurance, in violation of §18.2-111 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: LAR-2707-F9.
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Winchester to conduct an emergency exercise on October 1st

WINCHESTER, VA – The City of Winchester public safety departments, various supporting agencies, and Winchester Public Schools will hold a full-scale emergency exercise on Saturday, October 1, 2022. The training exercise will be held in and around John Handley High School from approximately 8 am-12 pm. This simulated scenario...

Skyline High students protest pending ‘anti-trans’ legislation forwarded by Governor Youngkin

Thirteen public school students gathered on the Skyline High School campus Tuesday morning to protest Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s initiative in forwarding what they termed an “anti-trans law” in Virginia. The students, aged 14 to 17, were orderly throughout as they moved from the front of the school to the football field authorized for the students’ expression of distress at what they believe would become legalized discrimination against transgender students. One of the student organizers who contacted media about the event scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to noon termed it a “Trans Rights Walkout”.

Maryland couple plead guilty in submarine secrets sale case

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife entered new guilty pleas Tuesday in a case involving an alleged plot to sell secrets about nuclear-powered warships, a month after their previous plea agreements that had called for specific sentencing guidelines were rejected. Jonathan and Diana...

Loudoun Deputies Nab 2 Using Stolen Credit Card

After being alerted by a resident that his credit card had been used by someone to purchase car parts, Loudoun deputies were able to catch the suspects red handed. According to the Sheriff’s Office, after learning about the unauthorized purchase, deputies went to the car dealership where the order had been placed. They were told the buyers would be coming in to pick up the parts later that day.

Warren County School Bus driver charged in an accident

Warren County Public Schools Officials reported by email a bus accident in Rockingham County. The Warren County High School Competition Cheer team was returning from an event held at East Rockingham County High School. That is when the bus struck the back end of a work truck setting up a...

Shenandoah University Honors Program Adds Schools

Shenandoah University’s Honors Program has expanded to encompass not only undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences, but also undergraduates in the School of Business and those studying in the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Shenandoah’s Honors Program is distinguished by its unique courses that...

The Largest Flea Market in Virginia is a Must Visit

There's nothing better than spending a day hunting for a bargain, picking up locally crafted items, and rummaging for hidden treasures. Shen Valley Flea Market is one of the largest markets in Virginia. Located in the town of White Post, Shen Valley is just a short drive away from Winchester and Stephens City. The market draws thousands of visitors a year who come to discover everything from antiques and collectibles to new merchandise.

Berryville announces water and sewer fee changes

There will be an increase in monthly water administrative and facilities fees from $12.34 to $18.07. Monthly sewer administrative and facilities fees will increase from $7.22 to $9.65. Water and sewer availability fees will increase by approximately 8 percent. Required account deposits and meter testing fees will increase to $125...

History and Art Collide at Burwell-Morgan Mill

In 1782, during the final stages of the Revolutionary War, two men struck out on a business venture – the Burwell-Morgan Mill – which became one of the most successful merchant mills in the colony of Virginia. Continuing a 200-plus-year legacy in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, its wheels still turn today to produce freshly ground grain.

September 25, 2022

Virginia State Police launched a pilot website in June with a number of “cold cases” throughout the state. Since the start of the website, it has grown to include 44 unsolved homicides, nine missing persons, and seven unidentified persons reports. State police have trained 19 local police and...

River group forms to protect South Fork

September 27, 1990 — Labeling themselves as everyday, ordinary people, The Friends of the Shenandoah River held an organizational meeting in Page County last week. The non-profit organization, based in Front Royal, has some 150 members and is dedicated to the preservation of the river and its main tributary, the South Fork.

Kernstown Battlefield Half Marathon & Relays

Experience all of the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley while running in the area’s premiere half marathon relays. At 13.1 miles the race is welcoming for casual runners and still provides a challenge for experienced runners. The starting line is located in historic Kernstown Battlefield with the vast majority...

Second-Half Personal Property Tax Deadline is October 5, 2022

Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr. reminds taxpayers that the deadline for payment of the second-half personal property tax is Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Payments received or postmarked after October 5, 2022, will incur a 10% penalty and interest. Any such penalty, when assessed, will become part of the tax with interest accruing on both the tax and penalty at a rate of 10% annually. Personal property taxes remaining unpaid after 60 calendar days from the original due date will incur an additional 15% penalty. The due date will not be extended for bills where assessment questions have been filed with the Board of Equalization. Taxpayers who are having financial difficulties should contact the Office of the Treasurer’s Collections Team at 703-771-5656 for assistance.

Town Talk: A conversation with Butch Hammond Lorne & LaDona Fetty, The Church at Skyline – Family Fall Festival October 8, 2022

In this Town Talk, we’ll talk with Butch Hammond, Lorne, and LaDonna Fetty from The Church at Skyline about their upcoming Family Fall Festival on October 8, 2022. The festival will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at The Church at Skyline, 7655 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal, Virginia. This is a free event, and the community is invited. There will be plenty of things for the kids to do, so mark your calendar. Food, games, prizes, hay rides, and more, and all free.

Luray couple perish in five-car crash on Rt. 340

Two Page County residents died at the scene of a five-car crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 21) just south of the Warren County-Page County line. Virginia State Police spokesman Sergeant Brent Coffey stated in a Friday evening email that the investigation continues into the 3:11 p.m. crash of five vehicles in Page County, at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Route 662 (Compton Hollow Rd).