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Local News17 hours ago

SNAP Emergency Allotments Will End in February

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will release the final issuance of emergency allotment benefits to the Supplemental Nutrition...

Local News18 hours ago

VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for February 6 – 10, 2023

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

Local News21 hours ago

Warren Coalition’s “We See You, Warren County” February 2023 Theme: You Can Do Hard Things

The February 2023 Theme for We See You, Warren County is “You Can Do Hard Things.” That phrase means something...

Crime/Court2 days ago

Deputies rescue suspected impaired driver from pond after crash

At approximately 11am today, the Frederick County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call stating that a SUV had driven...

EDA in Focus2 days ago

FR-WC EDA moves to guarantee records protection during transition to County IT oversight, goes to Closed Session on litigation, business matters

The Front Royal-Warren County EDA held a special meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 3:00 PM at the EDA...

EDA in Focus2 days ago

County overseen FR-WC EDA reviews Conservancy Park status, Small Business Loan Committee applications, future property marketing options

The Front Royal Warren County EDA held its monthly meeting on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 8:00 AM at the...

Local News2 days ago

Show our community some love: Warren Coalition’s LOVE sign hits the road

From February 6th through March 31st, Warren Coalition’s LOVE sign will travel about Warren County to raise awareness and create...

Local News4 days ago

Front Royal Presbyterian Church holds open conversation regarding Thermal Shelter

On January 30, 2023, the Front Royal Presbyterian Church held a ‘question and answer’ session at the church regarding the...

Local News5 days ago

R-MA CyberPatriot teams compete in national competition

On December 9, 2022, between 2:30 pm and 8:30 pm, the math room at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School became the...

Local News5 days ago

County’s Virginia Inland Port begins 2023 by getting ALL of its operational power needs from clean-energy resources

Virginia Inland Port (VIP) is fulfilling all of its operational electricity needs from clean-energy resources and in doing so moves...

Local News5 days ago

J-Term 2023 at Randolph-Macon Academy

At Randolph-Macon Academy, academic enrichment and experiential learning are at the forefront of our teaching philosophy. That’s why R-MA offers...

Local News6 days ago

National school-choice advocate speaks in Front Royal

The lady who engineered “the biggest school-choice victory in U.S. history in Arizona last fall” spoke on January 29, 2023,...

Town Talk

Town Talk3 days ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Patrick Quest, Athletic Director, Christendom College

In this town talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Patrick Quest, Athletic Director at Christendom College. Christendom College offers...

Town Talk1 week ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Michal Ashby and Erin Rooney, Samuels Public Library – February Activities

In this town talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Michal Ashby and Erin Rooney from Samuels Public Library. Michal...

Town Talk2 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Vicky Cook, Board of Supervisors, Sherry Sours Commissioner of the Revenue – 2023 Re-Assessment Information

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Vicky Cook, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and Sherry...

Town Talk3 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Tammy Sharpe, Phoenix Project – Women’s Wellness Workshop

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with the Phoenix Project Executive Director Tammy Sharpe. The Phoenix Project...

Town Talk3 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Declan O’Reilly and Joe Sladky, Matrimont, Enhanced Websites

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks again with Declan O’Reilly and Joe Sladky from Matrimont. Matrimont is a...

Town Talk3 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Warren County Sheriff Mark Butler and Sgt Fritts – 2022 Annual Report

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Warren County Sheriff Mark Butler and Sgt Terry Fritts. The...

Town Talk4 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Joey Waters & JoEllen McNeal – Dare to Dream Grant deadline is Friday, January 13th

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Joey Waters and JoEllen McNeal from the Front Royal Women’s...

Town Talk4 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Declan O’Reilly and Joe Sladky, Matrimont, Google Business Profile

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Declan O’Reilly and Joe Sladky from Matrimont. Matrimont is a...

Town Talk1 month ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Lori Cockrell and Josh Ingram – our new Mayor and Councilman

In this town talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Lori Cockrell and Josh Ingram. Lori will be the new...

Community Events

Community Events18 hours ago

American Legion Community Band will hold combined concert with Clarke County Community Band on February 28, 2023

The American Legion Community Band will present a Combined Concert with the Clarke County Community Band on Tuesday, February 28,...

Community Events3 days ago

Middleburg’s 12th Annual Winter Weekend Sale

Join the town of Middleburg on February 17, 18, 19 and 20 for the 12th annual Winter Weekend Sale. During...

Community Events4 days ago

SAR recognizes Senior Living Facilities

During the month of January 2023, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American...

Community Events4 days ago

This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of February 3rd

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

SAR commemorates Peter Muhlenberg in Woodstock

On January 21, 2023, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution conducted...

Community Events5 days ago

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s first annual Casino and Cash Party a sold-out success

On Saturday, January 21st the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® held its first annual Casino and Cash Party at the Elks...

Community Events6 days ago

Virginia SAR honors veteran at Vietnam Memorial

On January 22, 2023, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution participated...

Community Events1 week ago

Save the Dates: Front Royal Chocolate Crawl is back

The Front Royal Chocolate Crawl is back for its 3rd year, and it is BIGGER than ever. With over 20...

Community Events2 weeks ago

Watch: SAR presents Peter Muhlenberg at Warren Heritage Society

On 19 January 2023, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter conducted a presentation at the Warren Heritage Society on Peter...

Obituaries

Obituaries2 days ago

Giles “Bob” R. Henry Jr. (1944 – 2023)

Giles “Bob” R. Henry Jr., 78, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Bob was born...

Obituaries3 days ago

Deborah L. “Debbie” Kenney (1952 – 2023)

Deborah L. “Debbie” Kenney, 70, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the home...

Obituaries4 days ago

Diane Victoria Garber (1985 – 2023)

Diane Victoria Garber, 37, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away at Winchester Medical Center on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. A...

Obituaries4 days ago

Wanda Lee Kibler Mathews (1933 – 2023)

Wanda Lee Kibler Mathews, 89, of Page County, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Skyview Springs Health...

Obituaries1 week ago

Preston Edward Barbour (1946 – 2023)

Preston Edward Barbour of Front Royal, Virginia, was born May 30, 1946. When Preston was born, the Memorial Day Parade...

Obituaries1 week ago

Ramon Orlando Hernandez-Valcarcel (1928 – 2023)

Ramon Orlando Hernandez-Valcarcel, 94, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Commonwealth Senior Living. A...

Obituaries1 week ago

Dean Andrew Redner (1963 – 2023)

Dean Andrew Redner, 59, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away at Winchester Medical Center on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. A...

Obituaries1 week ago

Homer Lawrence Cross (1949 – 2023)

Homer L. Cross, 73, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away suddenly Monday, January 23, 2023. Homer was born in Falls...

Obituaries1 week ago

Amelia Caroline Henson Robinson (1939 – 2023)

In loving memory of Amelia Caroline Henson Robinson, 83, of Panama City Beach, Bay County, FL, who passed away unexpectedly...

Opinion

Opinion3 days ago

Is your child in middle school? Take time now to review survey being asked of our children

URGENT Message for Parents re: 2023 Virginia School Survey of Climate & Working Conditions Please find attached a copy of...

Opinion1 week ago

Commentary: Let’s keep the Shenandoah clean

For years, herds of cattle wading and defecating in our rivers caused pollution and rendered the waters disgusting and, in...

Opinion1 week ago

Closing the Fitness Center is a poor decision – we deserve better

Valley Health is taking away another community outreach and wellness program in order to increase the Corporation’s profit. In a...

Opinion1 week ago

Commentary: Credit company’s laxness jacked up my info; I got a lousy 5 bucks

Equifax’s financial mea culpa arrived in my mailbox the other day. I eagerly tore open the envelope the credit reporting...

Opinion2 weeks ago

Warren County Democrats candidate interest open house Saturday. January 28th

As Chair of the Warren County Democratic Committee, I am excited to announce our Candidate Interest Open House on Saturday,...

Opinion2 weeks ago

2023 Reassessment Notice – sticker shock

Last week I checked the mail and found my 2023 Reassessment Notice from Warren County. While not a bill, the...

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Opinion2 weeks ago

Commentary: Reluctant, distrustful witnesses are key to solving homicides

Kelvin Wright, the recently retired police chief of Chesapeake, remains bewildered by the slaying of Daevon Shaquille Miller outside a...

Opinion2 weeks ago

First Amendment and Twitter

Twitter has been an ongoing story since the Trump presidency and ramped up even more when Twitter suspended Trump’s account...

Opinion3 weeks ago

Commentary: Attacks on Virginia’s climate laws are front and center at the General Assembly

Every year I do a round-up of climate and energy bills at the start of the General Assembly session. This...

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More Local News

Local News1 week ago

Humane Society of Warren County opens thrift store

On November fourth of last year, the Humane Society of Warren County opened a thrift store located at 450 S....

Local Government1 week ago

By 3-2 vote Town Council votes to seek additional information on Holloway alley ‘vacation’ request

Following a public hearing at its meeting of January 23rd, a divided Front Royal Town Council voted to appoint ostensibly...

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As an ongoing consequence of pandemic impacts, fitness programs will end this month but rehab services will continue at Valley Health’s Outpatient facility here

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Town Police Chief Magalis acknowledges departmental personnel movement and promotions accomplished in-house

At the January 23rd Front Royal Town Council meeting, Front Royal Police Chief Kahle Magalis introduced officers recently promoted in...

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Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services Line of Duty Death – Funeral Notification

With great sadness, we announce the passing of District Fire Chief Homer Larry Cross (Age 74) of the Fortsmouth Volunteer...

Local Government1 week ago

Council upholds BAR denial of demolition permit for portions of old ‘Murphy Theater building’ in Front Royal’s Historic Downtown Business District

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The Trust Deed Pledge Plan: An investor’s greatest investment aspiration

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Concern Hotline named beneficiary of Ride with Rotary

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Supervisors hold initial third monthly meeting to deal with Short-Term Rental-fueled increase in public hearing numbers

On January 24, at 6 p.m., the Warren County Board of Supervisors held their newly added third meeting to deal...


Your State & Regional News

State News18 hours ago

Failed Bills: Eliminated divorce period, sexual harassment education, wrongful death and shorter absentee vote period

Elected officials serving in the Virginia General Assembly have a short amount of time to potentially discuss thousands of proposed...

Regional News18 hours ago

Maryland’s cannabis regulations proposed ahead of legalization deadline

Maryland lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to create the framework for a legal cannabis market ahead of the July 1 start...

State News18 hours ago

First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin names first Spirit of Virginia Award for 2023

Governor Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin presented a 2023 Spirit of Virginia Award to Southside Community Development and...

State News2 days ago

Three interesting bills of the week: implicit bias training, geriatric parole and furloughed feds

  Hundreds of bills are filed for General Assembly consideration each year. In this occasional series, the Mercury takes a...

State News2 days ago

Despite public pushback, Board of Ed accepts draft history standards for first review

  The Virginia Board of Education voted to accept for first review the newest draft of Virginia’s hotly debated history...

State News2 days ago

Elite cross-country runners race in Virginia for Team USA spot

Top distance runners in the country recently competed at Pole Green Park in Hanover County for a chance to land...

State News2 days ago

Animal welfare advocates disappointed bill to declaw cats failed

A proposal to outlaw the declawing of cats, a procedure that animal rights advocates call cruel and unnecessary, failed to...

State News2 days ago

Bill to add identifying stamp to firearms fails in subcommittee

A House bill requiring firearms to be microstamp-enabled recently failed in the Virginia General Assembly, but not without a tense...

State News2 days ago

Richmond man sentenced to 10 years for possession of child pornography

Attorney General Jason Miyares announced the successful prosecution of Michaud Yancey for Possession of Child Pornography, Second or Subsequent Offense....

Features & Lifestyles

Business16 hours ago

Become An Action Taker To Live Your Dream Life

You’re a dreamer, but sometimes you don’t take action. Why not? Is it because you are afraid to fail? Maybe...

Health17 hours ago

Heart Month: Learn the difference between cardiac arrest, heart attack

February is National Heart Month, and doctors want Virginians to understand heart health better – specifically, heart attacks and cardiac...

Interesting Things to Know18 hours ago

The tragic tale of the CIA’s spy craft cat

In what sounds like a kid’s movie plot, the Central Intelligence Agency once tried to turn a fluffy cat into...

Travel19 hours ago

Seven ways to travel responsibly

Are you planning a trip? If you want to conduct yourself in a manner that’s mindful of environmental, economic, and...

Health19 hours ago

Hey, watch your back!

Watching your back — or watching out for it, to be precise — is a good practice for anyone. It’s...

Home20 hours ago

Delicious alternatives to traditional wedding cake

If fruitcake isn’t your idea of the perfect wedding cake, have you considered serving something more reflective of your tastes?...

Food21 hours ago

Classic paella

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Home2 days ago

Why tax refunds may come a bit later in 2023

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Business2 days ago

AI-generated images test copyright laws; disrupting the art world

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Local Government2 weeks ago

Lead off Liaison Committee meeting of 2023 tries to outline a path toward improved Town-County joint efforts

Front Royal Town Council and Warren County Board of Supervisors members met at the first Town-County Liaison Committee meeting of...

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Super Bowl LVII fans don’t let fans drive drunk

During Super Bowl LVII, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with the...

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VDOT reopens Route 522 southbound lanes at rockside site west of Winchester

At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, the Virginia Department of Transportation will reopen the southbound lanes on Route 522...

Local Government2 weeks ago

DeDomenico-Payne named to fill Mayor Cockrell’s council seat pending Nov. Special Election, other appointed vacancies also filled

Following a Closed/Executive Session convened at 9:38 p.m. at the end of its regular meeting on Monday evening, January 23rd,...

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VDOT closes all northbound and southbound Route 522 lands at rockside west of Winchester

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Public Hearing speakers raise issues on Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District management and tax revenue usage

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VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for January 23 – 27, 2023

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Skip Rogers of Able Forces honors Rotary EarlyAct Club at E. Wilson Elementary School

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