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Local Government5 hours 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 News5 hours 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...

Town Notices5 hours ago

Town Notices: No yard waste pickup on July 15th

The Town of Front Royal’s Solid Waste Crew will NOT be collecting yard waste on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, so...

Local News7 hours 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 Government8 hours 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 News10 hours 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 News12 hours 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...

Community Events1 day ago

‘Yappy Hour’ returns to Main Street this Friday, July 10

“Yappy Hour” — a fun fundraiser for the Julia Wagner Animal Shelter – returns to downtown Front Royal’s East Main...

Local Government2 days 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...

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Local News1 week ago

Three words: The test of liberty or tyranny

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator...

Local News1 week ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Tim Ratigan – support our local law enforcement officers

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Tim Ratigan. Tim has started a movement in our community...

Local News1 week ago

Front Royal Unites seeks teamwork with Warren County School Board

Two organizers of Front Royal Unites, a newly formed nonprofit working for the lawful and equal treatment of all races...

Local News1 week ago

Warren County School Board OKs new transportation slot, Bradd scholarship

The Warren County School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved both a new special transportation route assistant position and the forthcoming...

Local News1 week ago

Front Royal/Warren County public safety agencies urge compliance with fireworks laws and safe practices this 4th of July

The Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office, Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the...

Local Government1 week ago

Tederick contract extended through council’s town manager search

At its special meeting of June 30th the Front Royal Town Council approved a new contract extending the service of...

Local News1 week ago

Can’t adopt a pet? Adopt a kennel at the SPCA

Whether you wish to advertise your business, memorialize a loved one, honor a special furry friend, or you are just...

EDA in Focus1 week ago

Legal questions surround Town offer of one-time, recoverable FRPD payment

Without accepting any responsibility for the nearly $9-million cost of its new police headquarters building, at a hastily called Tuesday...

Local News1 week ago

Two days late! How July 4th became Independence Day

Few people realize that the resolution for American Independence was actually approved on July 2, 1776. Here’s how it happened....

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Local News4 weeks 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 News1 month 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 Acorn1 month 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 News1 month 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 News1 month 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...

Local News1 month ago

Changing a life, one car at a time

WHAT MATTERS Warren — Bill and Sandy Long, owners of the Auto Care Clinic in Front Royal, had no idea...

The Cracked Acorn1 month ago

The Cracked Acorn: Hard Times

The KENTUCKY DERBY has been delayed this year. It is a nostalgic event from my childhood when we traveled in...

Local News2 months ago

Local harpist and inventor, John Kovac, is using quarantine time to create interesting gadgets

Front Royal resident and harpist John Kovac has been making the most of his time indoors by using his free...

The Cracked Acorn2 months ago

The Cracked Acorn: Alien Form

  Friends, can’t do without them. They are there when we need them for advice and comfort and just there...

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Local News1 week ago

Governor Northam applauds historic progress as new laws take effect in Virginia

~ Sweeping measures include minimum wage increase, worker protections, gun violence prevention, expanding voting access, fighting climate change ~ Governor...

Local News1 week ago

AG Herring’s legislative package to go into effect July 1st

~ Herring’s legislative package helped to make 2020 the most progressive legislative session in Virginia history, includes bills that will...

Local News1 week ago

Hrbek prepares to turn FR Rotary presidency over to R-MA’s Derrick Leasure

Bret Hrbek, the 2019-2020 president of the 94-year-old Rotary Club of Front Royal, completed a year in office last Friday...

Local Government1 week ago

Tederick likely to continue with Town

It looks like the Town of Front Royal’s interim manager may get an extension to his employment contract, which expires...

Local Government1 week ago

Town to vote on agreement to make FRPD debt service payment

According to an agenda summary distributed to the media for tonight’s June 30th Special Meeting, the Front Royal Town Council...

Local Government2 weeks ago

It’s back – The Front Royal Golf Club will remain open for coming year(s)

Like a Phoenix rising from its own ashes, on Monday, June 29, the VA. Golf LLC management team gathered a...

Local News2 weeks ago

Samuels Public Library opens its doors June 29; new director arrives July 1

Two big days in the long life of Samuels Public Library in Front Royal – the re-opening of the library...

Local News2 weeks ago

VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for – June 29 – July 3, 2020

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

Local News2 weeks ago

Shop Small: Meet Wildfire Yoga

Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses every day and to help communities thrive and stay vibrant. ...

Local News2 weeks ago

They’re back – Virginia Golf LLC offers to pay County to run municipal course

Just three days after having their $25,000 annual County municipal golf course management proposal rejected by a four-person majority of...

Local News2 weeks ago

Warren County School Board appoints new superintendent

The Warren County School Board tonight, June 26, 2020, voted unanimously to name Dr. Christopher Ballenger as the new superintendent...

EDA in Focus2 weeks ago

EDA’s June 26 meeting action agenda

The Front Royal/Warren County EDA Board of Directors held their regular monthly board meeting today: Finance Committee Finance Chair Jorie...

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Local News2 weeks ago

Saving lives one pint at a time

According to the American Red Cross, one pint of donated blood can potentially save up to three lives. By that...

Local News2 weeks ago

4-H Center announces Phase 3 pool hours and programs

On July 1st, Warren County will enter Phase 3 and the Northern Virginia 4-H Center will be launching new and...

Local News2 weeks ago

Town of Front Royal announces a short-term contract with a business recovery consultant with a primary focus on tourism

The Town of Front Royal announced a contract with a Business Recovery Consultant with a primary focus on Tourism, enabling...

Local News2 weeks ago

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth: The Jurassic Park Motorpool Capital Division now on Main Street!

  The Jurassic Park Motorpool Capital Division is here on Main Street! They’ll be there Friday, Saturday, and the Sunday Matinee!...

Local News2 weeks ago

Governor Northam COVID-19 update briefing – June 25, 2020; Phase 3 starts July 1st, briefings to end

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

Local News2 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with the Front Royal Christian School

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Lorraine Hewitt and Mary Anna Ouakil from the Front Royal...

Local Government2 weeks ago

County Board majority says ‘No’ to FR Golf Club management contract

Enjoy it while you can – in one week with the start of the new fiscal year on July 1,...

Local News2 weeks ago

Front Royal Christian School names Deans of Education and Students

In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, Front Royal Christian School is pleased to announce the promotion of Detra Tutton,...

Local News2 weeks ago

Horse racing programs re-open to fans at Charles Town Thursday, June 25

Our friend and Royal Examiner contributing writer Malcolm Barr Sr., a racehorse owner and breeder for more than 20 years,...

Local News2 weeks ago

Fauquier Health: Making Communities Healthier – A Year in Review

A message from Chad Melton, Chief Executive Officer, Fauquier Health: Fauquier Health is proud to be a part of Fauquier...

Local News2 weeks ago

Governor Northam COVID-19 update briefing – June 23, 2020; Phase 3 starts July 1st

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

Local Government2 weeks ago

Council moves toward 2nd EDA – not forever, just during lawsuit gamble

Like a riverboat gambler on the prowl, on Monday night, June 22, the Front Royal Town Council ignored repeated public...

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Home5 days ago

Out of quarantine: What we need first

If you have just been in isolation for months (or someone you care for has), some basic human needs will...

Food6 days ago

Greek chicken brochettes

Serve up these tasty brochettes at a Greek-inspired feast or as an alternative to burgers at your next family barbecue....

Health6 days ago

Vaccine technologies: Why a COVID vaccine will take months, not centuries

The smallpox virus raged among humans for 10,000 years before a leap of insight led to the vaccine that killed...

Home7 days ago

How to choose living room furniture

Whether you want to spruce up your living room or completely remodel it, choosing new furniture can be a challenge....

Health1 week ago

Be careful out there this summer

Beautiful grass and long stretches of parkland offer an open invitation for summer activity. But it can be an invitation...

Food1 week ago

For your 4th of July feast: A blueberry trifle

It’s that time of year when berries explode with color. The reds, the blues, and the blacks attract us, but...

Business1 week ago

Management Message idea: You can use in whole or as an idea starter – It’s time to change the tone

In July, we celebrate this country’s independence and the birth of what was to become the United States. In July...

Food1 week ago

4 tips for a successful Fourth of July barbecue

The Fourth of July is an ideal occasion to host a backyard barbecue. Here are four tips to ensure the...

Home2 weeks ago

3 considerations when choosing a floating floor

Floating floors have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to their durability and improved quality. Most of all, people...

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Local News2 weeks ago

101 Year Legacy: Seeking Equality & Justice

The wife of the late James Wilson Kilby, a prominent African-American figure and leader during the Warren County Civil Rights...

Local News2 weeks ago

Dr. Rahul Dewan, Neurologist, joins Fauquier Health

Fauquier Health announced on June 22, 2020, that Rahul Dewan, MD, has joined its staff and will be offering neurology...

Local News3 weeks ago

Front Royal Rotarians and friends meet to pay tribute to Dr. “Chuck” Huber who died June 1

A clutch of Rotarians, colleagues and family friends met over drinks at the Shenandoah Golf Club’s (SVGC) regular “Fire Pit...

Local News3 weeks ago

VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for – June 22-26, 2020

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

Local News3 weeks ago

FR Unites ‘March for Justice’ maintains peaceful commitment to racial justice for all Americans

While the crowd was smaller than the precedent-setting 1500-plus that marched “Against Racism June 5th, the Saturday, June 20th, “March...

Crime/Court3 weeks ago

UPDATE: Fauquier Sheriff ties Warren murder arrest to Bealton investigation

According to the RSW Jail website, a woman, Melody Dawn Glascock, 54, was booked into the facility at 8:34 a.m....

Local News3 weeks ago

Sheriff’s Office calls upon community members to act as an advisory council

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office embraces a strong community policing philosophy. This philosophy emphasizes efforts that support fair and impartial...

Local News3 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Gene Kilby

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Gene Kilby. In earlier Town Talks, he spoke with his...

EDA in Focus3 weeks ago

Still working for the Town – EDA announces sale of 514 E. Main apartments

  In a late-afternoon press release from the office of Executive Director Doug Parsons, the Front Royal-Warren County EDA announced...