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County debates level of caution necessary as pandemic relief requests come

Following the failure of a majority of the Warren County Board of Supervisors to move a Chamber of Commerce request...

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Sunday night house fire ruled arson – occupant charged

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 10:20 pm, the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services was dispatched...

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Royal Comfort Shoe Center relocates & 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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Governor Northam COVID-19 update briefing – June 2, 2020; addresses protest, Phase 2 starts Friday

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

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Money, money, money, EDAs and ongoing weekend downtown walking mall

At a Monday night, June 1st work session the Front Royal Town Council wrestled with the legal and financial dynamics...

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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...

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Local NAACP leadership and police show unity and outrage over Floyd death

Leaders of the Front Royal and Warren County black community met with Town and County political and law enforcement leadership...

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Warren County Public Schools Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year

WHO: Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020 Register at the school in which...

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WCHS DECA elects chapter officers for 2020-21

The WCHS DECA Chapter recently conducted a virtual chapter meeting to elect chapter officers for the 2020-21 school year.  After...

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Warren County Habitat for Humanity moves to new office and resumes Repair Program

Warren County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) will open in their new office located at 109 Water Street, in Front Royal,...

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Mayor, council debate rationale for lower water-sewer tap fees to developers

As noted in our lead story on the Front Royal Town Council’s Tuesday, May 26 meeting, public hearings on two...

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Town looks to expand, revisit success of weekend downtown ‘walking mall’

Early in its May 26th, post-Memorial Day, Tuesday evening meeting, the Front Royal Town Council got a glowingly positive report...

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LFK Graduates 101 5th graders

On May 26, 2020, students from LFK Elementary School in Front Royal held their graduation ceremony, drive-in style. Lines of...

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Kiwanis Club of Front Royal donates $1,000 to local Salvation Army

On Wednesday, May 20, Kiwanis Club of Front Royal President Terry Leckie presented Lt. Matthew Tidman of the Front Royal...

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Abbreviated Memorial Day Ceremony draws nearly 40 to Courthouse lawn

Despite minimal public notice, this community’s eighth annual Memorial Day Ceremony always including a nod to the K-9 Dogs of...

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Memorial Day community celebrations

  The Colonel James Wood II Chapter, Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution color guard, along with other patriots presented...

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RSW Jail deals with COVID-19 cases

Late yesterday evening, RSW Jail received confirmation from the state lab that a second inmate has tested positive for COVID-19....

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Front Royal’s Memorial Day Weekend grand re-opening runs thru Monday

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The Cracked Acorn: Back When

Give me that old-time religion, It’s good enough for me.   (circa 1878) One of our sons very young at the...

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The Cracked Acorn: Thinking

  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever...

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Part 7 of 7: Top 5 real estate tips for people considering becoming a realtor

This 7 part series is accompanied by BETHvids featuring tips regarding buying, selling and the real estate industry in general....

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Part 6 of 7: Top 5 real estate tips for active realtors

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The Cracked Acorn: Things

Those of us who grew up in the post-WWII era know that things were not plentiful and most were in...

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Silver Linings Series: Sharing sweetness during the pandemic at the Apple House, one donut at a time

WHAT MATTERS Warren–It’s far from business as usual at The Apple House Restaurant and Gift Shop in Warren County, Virginia....

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Part 5 of 7: Top 5 real estate tips for those planning to buy soon

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Take a bite out of hunger (with just $10) on April 29th through Rotary Fast

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The Cracked Acorn: Birds

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Memorial Day flags at Warren Memorial Hospital

Warren Memorial Hospital honors members of the military who have died serving our country. John Williams, Corporate Director of Safety...

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Memorial Day: Time to remember those of valor

  The tradition of honoring our country’s fallen defenders began as a springtime custom following the Civil War. Originally, called...

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VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for – May 25-29, 2020

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

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Mayor, Meza spar over committee appointment powers – Mayor by legal TKO

A decision on a one-on-one verbal confrontation between Mayor Eugene Tewalt and Councilman Jacob Meza on who had the authority...

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Holiday weekend downtown walking mall closures okayed by council

While it wasn’t the most entertaining – as in WWF “Cage Match” entertainment – portion of Thursday’s Front Royal Town...

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Virginia receives USDA approval to join SNAP online purchasing pilot program

Governor Ralph Northam announced on May 22, that for the first time, more than 740,000 Virginians who receive Supplemental Nutrition...

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Governor Northam COVID-19 update briefing – May 22, 2020; new testing tools, SNAP update

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

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For some, necessary isolation from virus is detrimental to mental, physical health

Social distancing and staying home have proven essential for flattening the coronavirus curve and minimizing harm from the virus, but...

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Town announces ‘Downtown Rebound’ to assist downtown businesses

The Town of Front Royal and specifically Family Fun Day, Inc. is excited to announce ‘Downtown Rebound’ – a plan...

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Town Talk: A conversation with Rick Novak

In this Town Talk, we’ll have another conversation with Rick Novak. Rick is the owner of Royal Cinemas and the...

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Town Talk: Ron Feldhauser and Jr Kinsner – Fireman’s Carnival 2020?

In this Town Talk we’ll hear from Ron “Hoss” Feldhauser and Junior Kisner from the Front Royal Volunteer Fire &...

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EDA announces reopening of USDA Small Business Loan Program

The Front Royal/Warren County Economic Development Authority (FR-WC EDA) has announced the restart of its USDA Loan Program. The FR-WC...

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Can’t Pay Your Mortgage: Resources for homeowners

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) explains what you should know about mortgage forbearance. A number of state and federal...

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Virginians reminded to be safer-at-home and safer-on-the-road this Memorial Day weekend

Traditionally the Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the summer travel season and significant increases in traffic on most...

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Town Talk: A conversation with Gary Kushner – Get Warren County back to work

In this Town Talk, we’ll have another conversation with Gary Kushner. Gary has been outspoken at the Board of Supervisor...

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Inmate at RSW Jail tests positive for COVID-19

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, an individual was committed to the RSW Regional Jail who stated he may have been...

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Warren County Government Center soft reopening

On Tuesday, May 26th, the Warren County Government Center will conduct a “soft reopening” for the Treasurer’s and Commissioner of...

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County appoints Jonathon C. Munch as Finance Director

Warren County today announced the appointment of Jonathon C. Munch, CPA, CPFO, VCA as the new Finance Director for Warren...

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The SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties to launch the Working Cat Project

The Working Cat Project is a pilot program of the SPCA designed to find non-traditional homes for non-traditional kitties and...

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2020 graduation plans under way; School Board Oks more reno costs

Graduation plans for the Class of 2020 are ongoing by Warren County Public Schools (WCPS), as are renovation costs for...

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Ramsey boundary adjustment, school surplus, COVID-19 & tourism occupy county supervisors – and citizen asks to save the municipal golf course

On Tuesday evening, at its second regular, virtual meeting of May, the Warren County Board of Supervisors passed a Resolution...

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Can’t pay your rent? – Resources for renters

Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam is focused on keeping Virginians in their homes and ensuring people experiencing homelessness are provided shelter....

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Governor Northam COVID-19 update briefing – May 20, 2020; PPE supplies, expanded healthcare coverage

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

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Fauquier Health resuming elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures

Fauquier Health is taking the appropriate steps to safely resume some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that were previously...

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What type of fruit should you grow?

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Don’t Fry Day (Friday before Memorial Day): May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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The EDA Board of Directors announce helpful webinars hosted by the US Small Business Administration

SBA economic resources for COVID-19 webinars this week: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Thursday, May 21, 2020 – 9:00am EDT SBA...

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Front Royal Rotarian honored by Rotary District

Rotary Club of Front Royal Club member Douglas Stanley has been honored by Rotary District 7570 with the Douglas A....

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Town points toward Memorial Day weekend expanded East Main St. opening

Following a far-ranging Monday evening, May 18, work session discussion on the future direction of Tourism promotion and how best...

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Virtual commemoration ceremony for World War II veterans at Hidden Springs Senior Living

On May 14, 2020, The Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Hidden...

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James Wood High School virtual graduation ceremony

The Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution participated with the James Wood...

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Update: Warren County Parks and Recreation opens some facilities

Warren County Parks and Recreation reopened portions of outdoor facilities for group exercise on May 15, 2020, subject to the...

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Governor Northam announces Education Work Group to help guide process for safe, equitable reopening of schools

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Maryland, Virginia, D.C. join forces to challenge EPA inaction on Bay cleanup

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