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Town Talk: A conversation with Shane Goodwin, Danelle Sperling, Robert Hupman – Reaching Out Now, Christmas Meal at Skyline HS

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with  Shane Goodwin, Danelle Sperling, and Robert Hupman about the Linda...

Local News1 day ago

Thanksgiving officially second busiest Thanksgiving travel period in the history of the Transurban Express Lanes

Transurban, the operator of the 495, 395, and 95 Express Lanes, announced that the 72-hour travel window from the Tuesday...

Local News3 days ago

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Patient of the Week: American Goldfinch

These two American Goldfinches hit the same window at the same time and ended up here at the Center for...

Local News4 days ago

Congressman Ben Cline holds Town Hall meeting in Warren County

Residents of Warren County were invited to a town hall event with Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) on December 5, 2022....

Local News4 days ago

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputies help rescue horse after fall into pool

On December 2, 2022, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Deputy’s responded to a residence on Green Springs Rd. in Frederick County....

Local News4 days ago

Local doctors take time out to again treat third world country residents of Honduras

For the past 14 years, local Dr. Thomas (call me “Tommy”) Ball has ducked out of Front Royal Family Practice...

Local News6 days ago

WATCH: Christmas Parade 2022

If you missed the Christmas Parade or want to see it again, sit back and enjoy! This year the Front...

Local News6 days ago

If it’s early December it must be time for Kiwanis’s Pancake Day Breakfast thru Lunch community fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Front Royal held its annual Pancake Day fundraising event at Warren County High School’s cafeteria from...

Local News6 days ago

VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for December 5 – 9, 2022

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

Local News6 days ago

Drive sober or get pulled over this holiday season, and every day

This holiday season, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is partnering with the Warren County...

Crime/Court1 week ago

Judge ponders rulings in multiple defense motions to overturn civil case jury finding of liability in EDA financial scandal cases

After over five hours of arguments surrounding five EDA civil case defendants’ motions to overturn jury liability verdicts totaling over...

Local Government1 week ago

In wake of most recent turnover at top of its Finance Department, County Supervisors promote Asst. Director Alisa Scott to head department

Warren County is pleased to announce the appointment of Alisa M. Scott as Finance Director for the County. Mrs. Scott...

Town Talk

Town Talk2 days ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Erin Rooney, Samuels Public Library – December Activities

In this town talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Erin Rooney from Samuels Public Library. Erin is the Adult...

Town Talk3 days ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Michelle Smeltzer, Thermal Shelter of Front Royal update

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Michelle Smeltzer about the Thermal Shelter of Front Royal. Michelle updates...

Town Talk3 days ago

Town Talk: Warren County Sheriff’s Office – A conversation with Lt. Robbie Seal and Sgt Terry Fritts – December events

In this Town Talk, we’ll talk with Lt. Robbie Seal and Sgt Terry Fritts from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office,...

Town Talk3 days ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Congressman Ben Cline

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Congressman Ben Cline. Cline was in Warren County for a...

Town Talk2 weeks ago

Town Talk: Town Talk: A conversation with Kaycee Childress and Jenna DeHaven – United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Kaycee Childress and Jenna DeHaven from the United Way of...

Town Talk2 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Rick Novak, Royal Cinemas – Free Christmas Movies

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Rick Novak. Rick is the owner of the Royal Cinemas...

Town Talk2 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Ken Knesh, Principal at Warren County HS, Holiday Craft-Vendor Bazaar

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Ken Knesh, Principal at Warren County High School. On December...

Town Talk2 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Shane Goodwin, Michelle Ross, Rob Adanitsch, Nathan Scott – This is IT!

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Shane Goodwin, Michelle Ross, Rob Adanitsch, and Nathan Scott about...

Town Talk2 weeks ago

Town Talk: A conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Blue Ridge Singers, Christmas Concert Series 2022

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director of the Blue Ridge Singers. The...

Community Events

Community Events2 days ago

This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of December 9th

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

Community Events1 week ago

Matchy-Matchy Pawliday Giving Campaign at the Winchester Area SPCA

Thanks to the continued generosity of the Ingham Family, your year-end contributions can go twice as far and help twice...

Community Events1 week ago

Happy Creek riparian planting with Front Royal’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee

On Saturday, November 19, with leadership and oversight from Front Royal’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC), local community groups and...

Community Events1 week ago

This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of December 2nd

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

Community Events2 weeks ago

Bridge Naming Ceremony well attended by dignitaries and community

More than 100 adults and children were present on Saturday, November 19, 2022, to witness the commemoration of the new...

Community Events2 weeks ago

Selah Theatre Project presents “A Seussariffic Christmas Carol”

In partnership with Laurel Ridge Community College, Selah Theatre Project presents A SEUSSARIFFIC CHRISTMAS CAROL, an imaginative twist of Dickens’...

Community Events2 weeks ago

Comedy legend Bobcat Goldthwait headlines three shows at Bright Box

Bright Box Theater welcomes legendary comedian, actor, writer, director and bigfoot enthusiast Bobcat Goldthwait on December 2 and 3. Bobcat...

Community Events2 weeks ago

Children activities by Samuels Public Library for the month of December

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

Community Events2 weeks ago

American Legion Community Band to perform Christmas Concert at R-MA Boggs Chapel, December 13th

The American Legion Community Band will present a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 12:00 pm in St....


Obituaries9 hours ago

Virgie Mae Thompson (1927 – 2022)

Virgie Mae Thompson, 95, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Winchester Medical Center. A...

Obituaries1 day ago

Raymond Miller McCorkle (1932 – 2022)

Raymond Miller McCorkle, 90, departed this life on December 4, 2022, as a resident of Lynn Care Center, Front Royal,...

Obituaries1 day ago

Donna Emily Clatterbuck (1935 – 2022)

Donna Emily Clatterbuck, 87, of Winchester, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Winchester Medical Center. A funeral...

Obituaries2 days ago

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Sinclair (1947 – 2022)

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Sinclair, 75, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Warren Memorial Hospital....

Obituaries2 days ago

Tracy Lynn Fincham (1972 – 2022)

Tracy Lynn Fincham, 50, of Toms Brook, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at her home. A funeral...

Obituaries2 days ago

Linda Mellott Beatty (1950 – 2022)

Linda Mellott Beatty, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, 72, of Stephens City, Virginia, went home to be with her...

Obituaries3 days ago

Roger A. Heston (1955 – 2022)

Roger A. Heston, 67, of Bentonville, Virginia, passed away at his home on Monday, December 5, 2022. Mr. Heston was...

Obituaries4 days ago

Jesse Walker Dove (1991 – 2022)

Jesse Walker Dove, 31, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022. He graduated from Warren County...

Obituaries4 days ago

Harold Elwood Boone (1935 – 2022)

Harold Elwood Boone, 87, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2022, surrounded by family in...


Opinion9 hours ago

Commentary: Virginia has a data center problem

Actually, Virginia has several data center problems. One seems like a good problem to have, at least if you are...

Opinion1 day ago

Commentary: Take no shortcuts in boosting police agencies to full strength

  Consider all the ways police departments around Virginia are working to fill vacancies in their ranks: Offering signing bonuses....

Opinion2 days ago

Commentary: Cozy Christmas Haunts

Christmas has arrived in a heaving rush and I’m plotting a means to get my Christmas on proper before it...

Opinion3 days ago

Commentary: Let’s not whitewash the racism from American history

  My father grew up on a farm in San Jose that my grandfather had to put in the names...

Opinion5 days ago

Commentary: If times are so good and Virginia’s flush with tax money, why do we feel so poor?

  Sometimes it just hurts to watch the constant yammering about the economy, particularly on those dry-as-dust cable networks like...

Opinion2 weeks ago

Commentary: The parable of the Bambino

Babe Ruth’s home run record was sure to fall sooner or later. Roger Maris broke Ruth’s 60-homer single-season record with...

Opinion2 weeks ago

Blind Squirrel Finds Nut

Great news to read in the Royal Examiner that the Council voted to fill the Town Manager and Town Attorney...

Opinion2 weeks ago

An example of an Egyptian feminist for Iran today

With all that is going on in our nation, it is understandable if you have not been paying attention to...

Opinion2 weeks ago

Commentary: Governor Glenn Youngkin, YIMBY-in-chief?

  Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin and California Democrats could hardly be further apart politically; however, their diagnoses of what is...

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Local News1 week ago

Human remains found in Fairfax identified as missing Front Royal resident Kevin Smith

Last month, Front Royal Police Department detectives received information that the Fairfax County Police Department was working an investigation regarding...

Local Government1 week ago

Town Planning Commission puzzles over RMA Rezoning request

The Front Royal Planning Commission met Wednesday, November 30 in a special meeting to consider a rezoning application submitted by...

Local News1 week ago

Stephens City Church shelters homeless Nov 19-26 to support local WATTS week-long event

Stephens City UMC (SCUMC) hosted the Winchester Area Temporary Transitional Shelter (WATTS) during the week of November 19-26, 2022, including...

Local News1 week ago

Waltz’s town manager contract unanimously approved at special meeting Wednesday, Nov. 30

Two days after failing to heed the call of Councilman Skip Rogers to “immediately” expedite a contract offer to former...

Local Government1 week ago

Warren County, Virginia receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that Warren County, Virginia, has received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award...

Local News1 week ago

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Patient of the Week: Eastern Screech Owl

What inspired you to help wildlife? For many, it was this beautiful owl, Dopey. Dopey is a red-morph eastern screech...

Local Government1 week ago

After hour-and-a-half in closed session council fails to finalize contract with Joe Waltz – appoints Finance Director B.J. Wilson interim town manager

A nearly hour-and-a-half closed session Monday night, November 28, led to a unanimously approved motion by Amber Morris, seconded by...

Local News2 weeks ago

WC DECA celebrates three of its Alumni during DECA Month

Each year, during November which is National DECA Month, the Warren County DECA shares the success stories of three of...

Local News2 weeks ago

Warren County owed over $1.5 million in delinquent personal property and real estate taxes

“Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” That oft-used phrase was penned by Benjamin Franklin in 1789, and it holds...

Your State & Regional News

Regional News7 hours ago

Maryland’s Van Hollen wants Congress to address medical debt practices

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, hopes to reform medical debt practices by introducing legislation that would curb unfair...

State News8 hours ago

An Arlington push for stronger swatting laws and more Va. headlines

  • Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder gave congressional testimony that was “often evasive or misleading,” according to a report from...

State News9 hours ago

Virginia officials say more than 10,500 felons remained on voter rolls after re-offending

Another data glitch in Virginia’s election system caused 10,558 felons to remain on the voter rolls after they committed new...

State News9 hours ago

School divisions, facing buildings in disrepair, tap into new buckets of money

  According to state data related to school construction needs, Grayson, Franklin City, Martinsville, Bristol, and Petersburg are Virginia’s most...

State News9 hours ago

Attorney General Miyares issues restitution checks to consumers harmed by service dogs organization

Attorney General Jason Miyares announced that his office has mailed restitution checks totaling $192,667.11 to 94 consumers as part of...

Regional News1 day ago

Marriage equality bill heads to Biden’s desk following bipartisan U.S. House vote

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a marriage equality bill Thursday that would ensure same-sex and interracial couples continue holding many...

State News1 day ago

Virginia State Police won’t release job records of ex-trooper who killed 3 in California

Virginia State Police acknowledged “human error” caused them to miss a violent incident in the past of a former state...

State News1 day ago

Loudoun superintendent fired after grand jury report and more Va. headlines

  • The NCAA is granting another year of eligibility to all University of Virginia football players who were playing in...

Regional News1 day ago

Attempt to help states ease banking for marijuana businesses stumbles in Congress

The annual Defense Department policy bill members of Congress released late Tuesday did not include measures to loosen federal marijuana...

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Features & Lifestyles

Food10 hours ago

6 crowd-pleasing dishes to bring to a potluck

Do you plan to attend a potluck this holiday season? If so, it’s a good idea to choose dishes that...

Food10 hours ago

Spanakopita bites

With its unique blend of textures and flavors, this appetizer may just steal the show at your holiday party. Servings:...

Automotive12 hours ago

Why winter car care matters

Winter can wreak havoc on your car. Here’s why a professional tune-up is important for your vehicle at this time...

Home1 day ago

How to cat-proof your Christmas tree

Are you worried your feline friend might get hurt playing in your Christmas tree? If so, here are a few...

Kids' Corner1 day ago

Three interesting winter sports

Do you love winter sports like downhill skiing, ice skating, and tubing? If you’re interested in trying an uncommon winter...

Business1 day ago

How to make your mark when you start a new job

If you recently landed a new job, congratulations! Now, you’ll need to show your employer why they made the right...

Business2 days ago

Are you making these two marketing mistakes?

There are two big mistakes that you might be making when it comes to marketing, and they’re costing you thousands...

Home2 days ago

Five great gifts for seniors

Are you looking for a Christmas present for the senior in your life? If so, here are five great gift...

Home3 days ago

Winter home updates: do’s and don’ts

Everything has its right time and place, including home renovations. If you want to update your home this winter, here’s...

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Local News2 weeks ago

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Patient of the Week: Pileated Woodpecker

This female Pileated woodpecker came into care this week after a suspected vehicle collision. She was having difficulty breathing due...

Local Government3 weeks ago

Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District Advisory Committee Chair tells county supervisors they are poised to repeat EDA financial scandal mistakes

As promised, sports fans – coverage of another side of the Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting of November 16th,...

Local News3 weeks ago

Buckle up and travel safely this Thanksgiving

For many Virginians, gathering with family and friends is the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Some will even travel long distances...

Local News3 weeks ago

WCPS begins addressing instructional materials with sexually explicit content

  Local school boards across the state have until January 1, 2023, to adopt either model policies from the Virginia...

Local News3 weeks ago

VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for November 21 – December 2, 2022

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

Local News3 weeks ago

Warren County School Board approves instructor rate for Right Turn Program

The Warren County School Board, during its Wednesday, November 16 work session, approved an instructor’s fee for a specific Warren...

Local Government3 weeks ago

Town Planning Commission punts to December on approval of N. Royal Ave. Short-Term Tourist Rental

The Front Royal Planning Commission met Wednesday November 16 and considered a request by Aaron Hike for a Special Use...

Local News3 weeks ago

Laurel Ridge and Native American communities came together for a Come to the Circle event on Fauquier Campus

Members of various Native American tribes and Laurel Ridge Community College students, faculty and staff shared more than a meal...

Local Government3 weeks ago

Former town manager Steven Hicks lands, loses top job in Louisburg, NC

Former Front Royal Town Manager Steven W. Hicks, who was recently offered a job as town administrator of Louisburg, NC,...