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EDA in Focus2 days ago

EDA crunches operational budget numbers, moves scandal year audits forward

The Board of Directors met today for their regular monthly meeting. Following an approximately two-hour Closed Meeting, on a motion...

Local News3 days ago

Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges approves name change for Lord Fairfax Community College

Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges today approved changing the name of three of the commonwealth’s 23 community colleges, including...

Town Notices3 days ago

Town Notice: Road closure-Happy Creek sewer replacement

The Town will have a contractor, Snyder Environmental Services, upgrading a sewer mainline as part of the Town’s I&I Program....

Local Government3 days ago

Downtown dwelling conversions dominate Town Planning agenda

The Front Royal Planning Commission met on July 21st for its regular monthly meeting. With a relatively brief agenda of...

Local News4 days ago

Valley Health CEO responds to criticism of its COVID vaccine mandate

Shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, Royal Examiner received the following response from Valley Health President and CEO (Chief Executive...

Local News4 days ago

Train continues to block access to property, could be more than 25 hours before train moves

The train came to a stop at approximately 9:00 pm on July 20, 2021, near the crossing at Dismal Hollow...

Local News4 days ago

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Patient of the Week: Eastern Ratsnake

This snake is the longest patient we have EVER had in care at a whopping 6’ 4”! He is also...

Local Government4 days ago

Councilman Lloyd asserts Valley Health COVID vaccine mandate is the ‘emergency’

In an email response to Royal Examiner’s July 19 inquiry on what he considers the emergency nature of his ordinance...

Local News4 days ago

Virginia’s first lady visits ‘Like Arrows Learning Center’ in Front Royal

Virginia’s First Lady Pam Northam visited the Like Arrows Learning Center in Front Royal on July 21, 2021, as part...

Community Events

Community Events15 hours ago

Children activities by Samuels Public Library for the month of August

These are the events being presented by the Youth Services Department at Samuels Public Library for the month of August....

Community Events2 days ago

Samuels Public Library Adult Programming events for August

You can find and register for all library events on our website, Tales and Tails: Adult Summer Reading Summer reading...

Community Events4 days ago

Hooked on Fishing

Hooked on Fishing – Where: Shenandoah River State Park, 350 Daughter of Stars Dr., Bentonville, VA 22610. Meet at the...

Community Events5 days ago

Live music, Alexa’s multi-tasking highlight Va. Beer Museum clean motorcycle event

Alert Front Royal’s self-anointed “morality police” – the Virginia Beer Museum (VBM) in Front Royal’s Historic Downtown Business District has...

Community Events6 days ago

This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of July 23rd

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

Sons of the American Revolution commemoration ceremony to honor the signing of the Fairfax Resolves

On July 17, 2021, the compatriots from the Colonel James Wood II (CJWII) Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of...

Community Events7 days ago

Reaching Out Now’s Safe at Home Exhibition Games

Come enjoy a day of community and family fun at the ball field. The Skyline and Warren County Baseball teams...

Community Events2 weeks ago

Waggin’ for Dragons sets sail on August 7th

Waggin’ for Dragons, one of the region’s biggest fundraisers is back and bigger than ever thanks to a partnership between...

Community Events2 weeks ago

2021 Front Royal Fireman’s Parade

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

Meet The Candidates

Meet the Candidates2 weeks ago

Youngkin, Sears, Miyares release assessment of Virginia’s economy

Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor Winsome Sears, and Republican nominee for attorney general...

Meet the Candidates2 weeks ago

Youngkin announces confirmed participation in three Gubernatorial Debates

Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin’s campaign announced on July 12, 2021, that Youngkin...

Meet the Candidates3 weeks ago

Glenn Youngkin unveils plan to restore Academic Standard of Excellence in Virginia Schools

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021,  political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin delivered remarks outlining...

Meet the Candidates1 month ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Jay Butler, candidate for Supervisor in Warren County, Happy Creek District

In this Meet the Candidates session, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Jay Butler. Jay is running for the Board...

Meet the Candidates2 months ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Vicky Cook, candidate for Supervisor in Warren County, Fork District

In this Meet the Candidates session, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Vicky Cook. Vicky is running for the Board...

Meet the Candidates4 months ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Josh Ludwig, candidate for Supervisor in Frederick County

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Josh Ludwig. Josh is running for the Board of Supervisors...

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Your State & Regional News

Regional News2 days ago

Fauquier Health now offering virtual Childbirth Education classes

Fauquier Health is excited to announce the continuation of Childbirth Education classes to its patients. The health system had to...

State News4 days ago

Virginia expected to receive half billion dollars from opioid distributors and Johnson & Johnson

Virginia is expected to receive more than half a billion dollars from opioid distributors McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal, and opioid...

Local News6 days ago

On Second Thought Consign & Thrift: Three generations, two locations, one goal

Come in soon and see what everyone is talking about! We’re an upscale consignment store, but we have daily sales...

Regional News6 days ago

New sign highlights Black History in Winchester

During Winchester’s Juneteenth weekend a new Civil War Trails sign was unveiled at 15 North Cameron Street, on the ground...

Local News7 days ago

Extraordinary Registered Nurse recognized at Fauquier Health

Nurses at Fauquier Health continue to be honored with The DAISY Team Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The DAISY award is...

State News1 week ago

Herring defends key Virginia climate change mitigation program against legal attack

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and his team have successfully defended one of Virginia’s most significant climate change mitigation programs—participation...

State News1 week ago

AG Herring and his team defeated the latest challenge to the Virginia Values Act, this time in state court

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has again successfully defended the Virginia Values Act, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation...

State News1 week ago

Governor Northam launches #YourSayVA Digital Town Hall on speeding and summer travel safety campaign

Governor Ralph Northam announced on July 16, 2021, a new summer travel safety campaign and survey designed to engage Virginians...

State News1 week ago

Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped again, falling to 4.3 percent in June

Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2-percentage points to 4.3 percent in June, compared to 8.8 percent...

Features & Lifestyles

Automotive14 hours ago

Helpful tips to cruise the open road

If you don’t want to get stranded on the side of the road with a flat, make sure your tire...

Home2 days ago

Arts and crafts: Beautiful butterflies to brighten up your summer!

Do you enjoy crafts? Follow these seven steps to make colorful cardboard butterflies. Supplies Here’s what you’ll need to make...

The Cracked Acorn2 days ago

The Cracked Acorn: Louise

In the beginning, God created heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) Where I was born and raised in Kentucky, it...

Interesting Things to Know2 days ago

The magical story of Romeo still tugs at Alaska’s heart

A magical thing happened in Juneau, Alaska, 18 years ago, and as with most magical things, some people loved it...

Jenspiration2 days ago

House of Hope making a REAL difference to local homeless population

HOUSE OF HOPE RESIDENT HIGHLIGHTS – “Sharing real stories about real people.” The House of Hope (local transitional program for...

Food3 days ago

Watermelon and grapefruit mocktail

This non-alcoholic beverage is the perfect drink to sip by a pool or barbecue. Start to finish: 5 minutes (5...

Health3 days ago

Not all diets best for heart-healthy weight loss

Even though weight loss comes down to a simple formula — eat fewer calories than you burn — dieters should...

Travel4 days ago

3 advantages of using a travel agency

Are you planning to go on vacation in 2022? Whether you want to head to a sunny destination, take a...

Business4 days ago

Whispers of SBA COVID-19 fraud abound

In a dark bar, one guy whispers to another that outside a certain apartment building, there is a man with...

Home5 days ago

What you need to know about teething kittens

Kittens normally have a full set of baby teeth by the time they turn six weeks old. If they don’t...

Health5 days ago

Swollen legs? Move more often in hot weather

In hot weather, if you get some puffiness around the ankles or an unpleasant tautness in your calves, it is...

Interesting Things to Know6 days ago

3 questions you shouldn’t ask a transgender person

It’s normal to be curious about transgender people and want to learn more about them. However, certain questions aren’t appropriate...

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Local News5 days ago

Public Hearing Announcement: Proposed Office Lease for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Corrections

The Probation and Parole Unit of the Virginia Department of Corrections will provide an opportunity for public comment on the...

Local News5 days ago

Lord Fairfax Health District warns residents of rabies risk

On the morning of July 16, 2021, two bats were found dead on the sidewalk, on the 200 block of...

Local Government5 days ago

Front Royal names Assistant Town Manager

Kathleen Leidich has been selected as Front Royal’s Assistant Town Manager. Ms. Leidich will lead strategic operations for Planning and...

Local News6 days ago

WATCH: Melanie Salins appointed to Warren County School Board, will run for seat in November election

In a special meeting on July 19, 2021, the Warren County School Board has selected Melanie Salins to fill the...

Local Government6 days ago

No Public Hearing prior to July 26 Council ‘action’ on Lloyd’s COVID Vaccination Code Proposal

On Monday, July 19, town staff verified a change in the originally announced August 2nd date for Front Royal Town...

Local News6 days ago

Valley Health announces new safety standard: All employees and medical staff to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Today, Valley Health announced to its 6,300 employees and affiliated physicians that, in a move to improve patient and employee...

Local News1 week ago

Navy veteran, author, and friend ‘Tory’ Failmezger dies at 74

Victor “Tory” Failmezger, a career veteran in the U.S. Navy who, in retirement, turned to research and writing about World...

Local News1 week ago

VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for July 19 – 23, 2021

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

Local News1 week ago

Andréa Ross joins Warren County Habitat for Humanity as new Executive Director

Warren County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is excited to announce that Andréa Ross has joined the organization as its new...

Local Government1 week ago

County Planning Commission copes with influx of Conditional Use Permits

The Warren County Planning Commission held its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 14, with a full slate of Conditional Use...

Local News2 weeks ago

Royal Cinemas lights up Main Street Front Royal

Another upgrade to Main Street Front Royal was when the Royal Cinemas turned on the lights Wednesday night. The Royal...

Local News2 weeks ago

Passenger vehicle driver skills testing expanded across the Commonwealth

Beginning July 19, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will offer passenger vehicle road skills testing at 72 customer...