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Town Talk8 hours ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Dr. Sherri Yoder

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Dr. Sherri Yoder about her new book, Breakup Breakthroughs: Asking...

Local News10 hours ago

VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for August 3-7, 2020

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in Warren County during the coming weeks. Scheduled work...

Jenspiration15 hours ago

Girl of Destiny 2020 Awards – A celebration of leadership, service, and empowerment

This weekend Reaching Out Now held the Girl of Destiny Luau Awards Ceremony. The girls and their families gathered to...

Local News16 hours ago

Virginia War Memorial seeks entries for 2020 Veterans Day Student Essay Contest

The Virginia War Memorial in Richmond is seeking entries for the Virginia War Memorial 2020 Veterans Day Student Essay Contest....

Local News16 hours ago

Valley Health extends Paycheck Protection Plan to ensure workforce stability during COVID-19 uncertainty

Valley Health System announced last week that it has extended the Paycheck Protection Plan enacted in April to provide income...

Local News2 days ago

Skyline High School Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

On August 1, 2020, the Skyline High School Class of 2020 had their long-awaited ceremony.  The ceremony was in two...

Local News3 days ago

Warren County Fire and Rescue Services Chief Richard Mabie announces retirement

Warren County Fire and Rescue Services Chief Richard E. Mabie announced today that he will retire effective December 31, 2020....

Local News3 days ago

Governor Northam declares State of Emergency in advance of Hurricane Isaias

  Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Isaias, which is expected to impact...

Local News3 days ago

A look back at last week’s downtown Front Royal shows as a rainy weekend looms

As the first weekend of August approaches in Front Royal’s ongoing walking mall effort to stimulate downtown foot traffic to...

Community Events

Community Events7 hours ago

This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of August 7th

Are you looking for the full movie-going experience without having to wait in the long lines that often accompany that...

Community Events5 days ago

Coming to the Table video conversation and invitation to virtual gathering on Thursday, July 30

WHAT MATTERS Warren–The community is invited to watch the virtual healing discussion shared below and to attend the Coming to...

Community Events6 days ago

This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of July 31st

Are you looking for the full movie-going experience without having to wait in the long lines that often accompany that...

Community Events7 days ago

Northwestern Prevention Collaborative’s Faith Based Web Series: Highlighting the intersection of trauma and substance misuse

In the third installment of their virtual Faith Based Series, the Northwestern Prevention Collaborative will be highlighting the intersection of...

Community Events1 week ago

Northwestern Prevention Collaborative offering free online training on how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug

The Northwestern Prevention Collaborative in collaboration with Northwestern Community Services Board is sponsoring online trainings that teach people how to...

Community Events1 week ago

Virtual children activities by Samuels Public Library for the month of August

These are the virtual events that are being hosted by the Youth Services Department at Samuels Public Library for the...

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Local News6 days ago

Train crossing blockages and noisy target practices rile Warren County residents

Trains and gunfire have gotten Warren County residents riled up in recent weeks, specifically on the latter front uninhibited target...

Local Government7 days ago

UPDATE: Back from the brink – supervisors save most interesting discussion for last

Just when suicide seems like a viable option to extricate yourself from a time/space loop of consideration of municipal government...

Local News1 week ago

High School Class of 2020 Commencement Drive-In Ceremony – Questions & Answers

Here is the latest information on the Class of 2020 Commencement Drive-In Ceremony for both Warren County High School and...

Local News1 week ago

Jean’s Jewelers Grand Re-Opening

On Friday, July 24th, the Front Royal/Warren County Chamber of Commerce held the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at Jean’s Jewelers at...

Local News2 weeks ago

Warren County School Board resets school-start date for Aug. 27

The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Warren County School Board to set a new start date for...

Local Government2 weeks ago

Sheriff Butler recognizes outstanding contributions to his department and the community

At the July 21st Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting, Sheriff Mark Butler presented several officers, administrative staff, and County...

Local News2 weeks ago

The Town of Front Royal to provide financial assistance to small businesses

The Town of Front Royal, administered by the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, will begin taking grant applications from...

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‘Biggest yard sale in history’ turned out to be… the ‘biggest yard sale in history!’

When the Julia Wagner Animal Shelter Executive Director Meghan Bowers boasted of an upcoming fundraiser “as the biggest yard sale...

EDA in Focus2 weeks ago

Two supervisors questioned about ‘back channel’ dealings with Town on EDA issues

On Tuesday, July 21, Happy Creek Supervisor Tony Carter’s call to add board discussion and a vote of “formal approval”...

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The Cracked Acorn1 month ago

The Cracked Acorn: Out & Back LOVE

Nowadays everything comes either already assembled or in a kit with easy to put together instructions, usually in as least...

Jenspiration2 months ago

Phoenix Project benefits from Tattoo Raffle by OHPMC

Last weekend on Saturday the Ohana Pride Shenandoah County held a rally to benefit the Phoenix Project. Several members gathered...

Local News2 months ago

Christa Shifflett of the Warren Coalition discusses COVID’s impact on “The Disease of Addiction”

WHAT MATTERS Warren — In this sobering video, you’ll be in awe as Christa Shifflett, Executive Director of the Warren...

The Cracked Acorn2 months ago

The Cracked Acorn: The Beard

It was close to noon on a summer day in 1860, the train had stopped for water at Westfield, New...

Local News2 months ago

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers ”Coping with a Money Crunch” webinar

WHAT MATTERS Warren–In this video, meet Karen Poff, MPA, AFC®, Senior Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences of the Virginia...

Local News2 months ago

COVID Silver Lining Series–FR/WC pandemic Victory Garden Program

WHAT MATTERS Warren–This video will remind you that a great deal can be accomplished by a small group of people...

The Cracked Acorn2 months ago

The Cracked Acorn: Pew Presence

A comedian said that all through grade school, he sat behind “Whimpering Charlie.” When Charlie didn’t come to school, he...

Local News2 months ago

Front Royal/Warren County C-CAP serves over 7,000 residents per year–can YOU help? 

WHAT MATTERS Warren–The Front Royal/Warren County C-CAP is a 100% volunteer-run organization that has been serving our community for 41...

Local News2 months ago

Royal Comfort Shoe Center relocates and trades spaces with the OPEN HOUSE meeting space on Main Street

WHAT MATTERS Warren—Despite the plethora of challenges faced by retail establishments the past few months, Mark and Yuliya Poe, owners...

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Local Government2 weeks ago

Pushing ‘OUR’ luck? Town poised to seek traditional graduations capped at 1,000 attendees

As initially reported in our overview story on the Front Royal Town Council Work Session of Monday, July 20, council...

Local Government2 weeks ago

Council briefed on FY-20 revenue numbers, including some good news; and…

The Front Royal Town Council got some unexpectedly good news concerning its just completed Fiscal Year 2020 revenue stream at...

Local Government2 weeks ago

Warren County Deputy County Administrator Robert “Bob” Childress announces retirement

Warren County Deputy County Administrator announced today that he will retire effective August 31, 2020. Mr. Childress has been employed...

Local News2 weeks ago

Stephens City Baseball Club to host baseball tryouts for team expansion

Stephens City Baseball Club is an up-and-coming youth baseball organization in the Shenandoah Region. Based in Stephens City, Virginia, our...

Local News2 weeks ago

LFCC looking forward to welcoming students for fall classes

“Make this upcoming year count for you,” LFCC President Kim Blosser says. “We’ve set up our classes so you will...

Local News2 weeks ago

VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for – July 20-24, 2020

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in Warren County during the coming weeks. Scheduled work...

Local Government2 weeks ago

Liaison Committee reports: Tourism, new corridor restaurants, and the Class of 2020’s graduation plight

The Town of Front Royal-Warren County Liaison Committee shared updates on several topics of mutual interest at its meeting of...

Local News2 weeks ago

IRS unveils ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams for 2020; Americans urged to be vigilant to these threats during the pandemic and its aftermath

The Internal Revenue Service announced its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with a special emphasis on aggressive and...

Local News2 weeks ago

WCPS releases graduation plan; continues devising fall school-start plan

Warren County Public Schools (WCPS) Superintendent Chris Ballenger today released the school district’s new plan for graduating the Class of...

Local Government2 weeks ago

Clarification on July FRPD debt service payment – due and paid July 1

Despite recent County work session discussion indicating the July debt service payment on the Front Royal Police Station was coming...

Local News3 weeks ago

Wednesday night house fire displaces two families – officials offer safety tips

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at approximately 9:20 pm, the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services were dispatched...

Local Government3 weeks ago

LOVE, Hate, LOVE, Hate – I’d LOVE for you to be quiet while I’m talking, Kristie – Back at you, Rick

At a July 14 work session there was little love expressed for a LOVE sign Warren County staff have been...

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Local News3 weeks ago

2020 Front Royal Fireman’s Parade

Royal Examiner’s cameras were there… if you missed it or want to see it again, watch it here. RoyalExaminer.com – your...

EDA in Focus3 weeks ago

Pared back FRPD payment ‘Reservation of Rights Agreement’ revealed by County

In an unexpected and somewhat stunning development in an added agenda item to conclude Tuesday’s Warren County Board of Supervisors...

Local News3 weeks ago

Community Foundation to award COVID relief grants

The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley will be awarding new grants to agencies in our area that have...

Local News3 weeks ago

Governor Northam COVID-19 update briefing – July 14, 2020; calls for stronger enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines

Governor Northam joins the Virginia Emergency Support Team to share the latest updates on the COVID-19 response. Here are the...

EDA in Focus3 weeks ago

Town authorizes new EDA; Chamber as CARES administrator; and FRPD equipment upgrades

On Monday, July 13, the Front Royal Town Council took several actions, for better or worse, that will shape several...

Local News3 weeks ago

More images from another Front Royal Historic Downtown weekend

In addition to the “From the Heart” weekend downtown Front Royal entertainment mentioned in a related story on music, haircutting...

Local News3 weeks ago

From the Heart helps Front Royal celebrate a measured return to business – But can I schedule a haircut and shave after the band is done?

It may not be your traditional “Barbershop Quartet”, but to celebrate Virginia’s measured walk-back of COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic emergency management...

Local News3 weeks ago

Derrick Leasure of R-MA assumes Front Royal Rotary presidency

Randolph-Macon Academy Assistant Dean of Students Derrick E. Leasure officially took over as president of the Rotary Club of Front...

Local News3 weeks ago

LFCC Professor Mark Sunderlin receives statewide recognition

Professor Mark Sunderlin recently received the George B. Vaughan Leadership Award for Outstanding Adjunct Faculty from the Virginia Community College...

Local News3 weeks ago

United Way welcomes Shane Goodwin as new president for 2020-21

Shane Goodwin has been elected the new President of the United Way of Front Royal-Warren County, and will serve through...

Local Government3 weeks ago

Town Manager search back to square one: Council majority rejects ‘great resume’ on ‘intangibles’

It seems the $24,500 the Front Royal Town Council spent to have a private-sector executive search firm seek out qualified...

Local News3 weeks ago

RSW Regional Jail’s new visitation system

COVID-19 has been a unique and ever changing situation and we are aware of the difficulties and strain the suspension...

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Food1 week ago

Farmers markets: the best place for locally sourced goods

For many people, the mention of a farmers market brings to mind stalls packed with fresh fruits and vegetables. However,...

Health1 week ago

The impact of stress and how to manage it

Stress can impact your health and well-being. Understanding where it comes from and how it can affect you are crucial...

Health1 week ago

How to maintain your independence as you age

As you get older, you may lose the ability to accomplish certain tasks on your own. However, there are several...

Home1 week ago

Are you carrying the ‘mental load’ in your relationship?

The mental load refers to all the thinking, planning, and organizing you need to do to manage your life and...

Home2 weeks ago

Tips for students starting college or university

If you’re going to start college or university this fall, there’s a lot to think about. Here are some tips...

Food2 weeks ago

Revitalizing green smoothie

Do you need an energy boost? This delicious and refreshing smoothie is the perfect solution. Start to finish: 10 minutes...

Home2 weeks ago

How to get out of debt

Whether your debt is caused by careless spending habits or an unfortunate event, know that with time and effort you...

Home2 weeks ago

5 fabulous themes for an outdoor party

Do you want to throw an outdoor party for your family and friends? If so, here are five ideas for...

Home2 weeks ago

4 creatures that keep your aquarium clean

If you own an aquarium, regular tank cleaning is a must. Here are four types of aquatic creatures that can...

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Local News3 weeks ago

LFCC nursing students volunteer – and learn – during coronavirus pandemic

LFCC nursing students and faculty are playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of coronavirus. Since the...

Local Government4 weeks ago

Warren County Planning Commission considers private school, tourist rental, and camping sites

The Warren County Planning Commission met July 8 at the Government Center. Chairman Robert Myers (Happy Creek district) opened the...

Local News4 weeks ago

Congratulations to Skyline High School Seniors – Class of 2020

Royal Examiner presents the Skyline High School Class of 2020. Congratulations to these wonderful seniors on their hard work and...

Local News4 weeks ago

United Way approves grants totaling $35,000

On Wednesday, June 16th, 2020, the United Way of Front Royal-Warren County Board of Directors approved grants totaling $35,000 to...

Local Government4 weeks ago

Doug Stanley reflects on 25-years in Warren County government

In a statement emailed to the media at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon Doug Stanley reflected on his time and career...

Local Government4 weeks ago

EDA Board Chair Ed Daley will replace Doug Stanley on interim basis at month’s end

Following a 2-1/2 hour closed session convened three minutes after opening Wednesday morning’s Special Meeting, the Warren County Board of...

Local News4 weeks ago

Virginia’s phased reopening plan for Virginia schools

Governor Northam announced a phased reopening plan for Virginia schools which gradually opens up in-person instructional opportunities for students as...

Local News4 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Fern Vazquez, community garden update

In this Town Talk, we’ll have a conversation with Fern Vazquez about the community “victory garden” off Luray Avenue. Fern...

Local News4 weeks ago

AG Herring says Virginia’s rape kit backlog has been eliminated

Attorney General Mark R. Herring provided an update on his project to end Virginia’s rape kit backlog. AG Herring was...