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Local News15 hours ago

Top 10 tips to avoid tax season fraud

Each year, taxpayers’ personal information is compromised through phishing scams or by unscrupulous tax preparers. With tax season kicking off...

Local News2 days ago

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Patient of the Week: Red-tailed Hawk

Sometimes, it takes a village! This adult Red-tailed Hawk was spotted hanging from its leg in a tree. It’s possible...

Local News3 days ago

Front Royal based substance abuse recovery program receives grant

Harvest Missions Outreach Center’s Exodus program has been awarded the Rappahannock Electric Power of Change grant. Each month Rappahannock Electric...

Local News3 days ago

Element Risk Management acquires new agency, expands local footprint

Element Risk Management has acquired Stoneburner-Carter Insurance, located in Front Royal, Virginia. Stoneburner-Carter Insurance was established in 1985 and is...

Local News3 days ago

Kindness is contagious at LFK Elementary School

On Monday, January 24, 2022, Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School kicked off The Great Kindness Challenge week. LFK joins other...

Local News4 days ago

VSP investigating a fatal crash in Fauquier County

Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J. Lewis is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash in Fauquier County. The crash occurred Friday,...

Local News5 days ago

Valley Health distributes COVID test kits to community partners in region

At a time of high community COVID-19 positivity, Valley Health is distributing more than 150,000 free COVID-19 test kits throughout...

Local News6 days ago

Update: RSW Regional Jail – Death in Custody

On December 12th, 2021, shortly after midnight, the R.S.W. Regional Jail contacted Warren County Emergency Medical Services and reported two...

Local News6 days ago

Governor Youngkin announces updated guidelines for parents, educators, and preK-12 schools

On January 21, 2022, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced updated guidelines for parents, educators, and schools per Executive Order 2, which...

Community Events

Community Events2 days ago

This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of January 28th

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

Community Events2 days ago

Children activities by Samuels Public Library for the month of February

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

Community Events3 days ago

Sons of the American Revolution commemorate Peter Muhlenberg, the “Fighting Parson”

On January 22, 2022, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution cosponsored...

Community Events3 days ago

Samuels Public Library Adult Programming events for February

You can find and register for all library events on our website, Keep Calm and Cozy On: Adult Winter...

Community Events4 days ago

Colonel James Wood II – Commemoration of the Battle of Cowpens for local seniors

On January 21, 2022, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution gave...

Community Events7 days ago

People Inc. to cohost virtual workshop for regional businesses

People Incorporated is cohosting a virtual financial services workshop for small business owners to learn about business loans, technical assistance,...

Community Events1 week ago

This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of January 21st

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

Colonel James Wood II Chapter, Cowpens Commemoration

On 15 January 2022, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution sponsored...

Community Events2 weeks ago

2022 Polar Plunge – Humane Society of Warren County

On January 15, 2022, the third Polar Plunge event rang in a brand-new year at the Humane Society! Top fundraisers...


Local News1 week ago

Martin Luther King Jr.’s enduring legacy: ‘Beyond Vietnam’

Sometimes words remain appropriate, not only for the era in which they are spoken, but for multiple eras, and perhaps...

Interesting Things to Know2 weeks ago

Putting words to racial justice

Like no other leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. demanded a better nation, one committed to eliminating the scourge...

Seasonal2 weeks ago

Books for all ages to honor MLK’s legacy

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on January 17 this year, is an occasion to honor the achievements of...

Interesting Things to Know4 weeks ago

The once-a-year to-do

What should you try to accomplish in 2022? Goals don’t have to all be mountains, but when we plan the...

Seasonal4 weeks ago

5 tips for storing Christmas decorations

The holidays help many of us rediscover the child within; we overflow with enthusiasm at the thought of putting up...

Seasonal1 month ago

New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world

People across the country bring in the new year in a variety of ways, from enjoying lavish, multi-course meals to...

Kids' Corner1 month ago

Snow Island: The Christmas lantern walk

On one particular night in December, Orion and Capella were allowed to stay up late. This was because they were...

Kids' Corner1 month ago

Snow Island: The community Christmas gift giveaway

Beautifully decorated for the Christmas gift giveaway, the Snow Island community hall buzzed with energy and trilled with cheerful voices....

Seasonal1 month ago

Quiz: Classic Christmas songs

Christmas music can be heard nearly everywhere you go in December. While you might be familiar with the lyrics, how...

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Your State & Regional News

State News17 hours ago

Governor Youngkin announces School Choice Proclamation

On January 26, 2022, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced this week as School Choice week, and issued a proclamation highlighting the...

Regional News2 days ago

LFCC website’s new design takes top educational marketing award

LFCC’s newly-redesigned website was recently named a Gold winner in the institutional website category in the 2021 Education Digital Marketing...

State News2 days ago

Virginia Department of Elections releases post-elections report

Recently, the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) released its annual post-election report for the 2021 November General Election; this report...

State News6 days ago

Governor Youngkin announces legislative agenda priorities

RICHMOND, VA—On January 21, 2022, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the legislation, budget amendments, and initiatives he will be supporting to...

Local News6 days ago

Governor Youngkin announces Covid Action Plan

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – On January 20, 2022, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced his COVID Action Plan concurrent with Executive Order Number...

Regional News7 days ago

Virginia State Police welcomes 58 new troopers to serve

On Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, the Commonwealth will graduate its 135th generation of Virginia State Troopers. The 58 new troopers...

Local News1 week ago

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank promotes food finder tool amid winter weather, rising food prices

Following another weekend of winter weather, many individuals and families across the region are experiencing hunger because they could not...

Local News1 week ago

VDOT crews focus on secondary roads tonight – drivers should watch for refreezing and drifting

STAUNTON – (5:00 p.m.) Plow crews in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District continue with snow removal operations following...

Local News1 week ago

Governor Glenn Youngkin delivers address to the Joint Assembly

On January 17, 2022, Governor Glenn Youngkin delivers to the Joint Assembly in Virginia’s State Capitol. As prepared for Delivery Good...

Features & Lifestyles

Home25 mins ago

Rediscover the joy of ice skating

If you’ve never experienced the joy of gliding across a frozen lake or simply haven’t ice skated in years, consider...

Home22 hours ago

Metal vs. shingled roofs

If you’re in the market for a new roof, you might question whether traditional shingles or metal sheeting will work...

Home1 day ago

Original Xbox turns 20 as new console war heats up

Pretty soon, that classic Xbox console gathering dust in your closet will be able to join you at the pub....

Home2 days ago

Kitchen lighting 101

In a kitchen, it’s best to have different types of light fixtures throughout the space that serve various functions. Here’s...

Mature Living2 days ago

How to prevent knee pain as you age

For many, knee pain is seen as an inevitable part of aging. However, it doesn’t have to be. Here are...

Home3 days ago

How to install a vapor barrier

If you’re constructing a wall, building an addition, or finishing your basement, installing a vapor barrier is a must. This...

Health3 days ago

What you should know about hot flashes

Menopause can produce a wide range of symptoms, but the most well-known is hot flashes. Here’s a close look. Causes...

Interesting Things to Know3 days ago

The brief history of the telephone conversation

Odds are pretty good that when you answer the phone, “hello” is the first thing out of your mouth. But...

Home4 days ago

3 tips for installing recessed lights in your basement

Lighting a basement can be a challenge, but recessed lights are a great option. They provide a widespread light source...

Interesting Things to Know4 days ago

How to ask a family member for a loan

Do you need to borrow money? Do you want to ask a family member for help but don’t know how...

Business4 days ago

Small businesses leverage delivery services

If you build it, they will come — or so the saying goes. These days, many customers prefer that you...

The Cracked Acorn5 days ago

The Cracked Acorn: Coloring

  Oh my!!! When it happens: The gravy on my best tie or the favorite ballpoint pen in my shirt...

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Local News6 days ago

School masks opt-outs change; Board briefed on counseling programs

Students attending Warren County Public Schools (WCPS) now may be opted out of the division’s face mask mandate without citing...

Local Government6 days ago

Town Planning Commission considers short term rental ordinance and update on Town’s Comprehensive Plan process

The Front Royal Planning Commission entered the new year with a quiet and businesslike first meeting on January 19th with...

Legal Notices7 days ago

Legal Notice: Hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection


Local News7 days ago

Elks Lodge donates to FR United Methodist Church student meals program

Jim Sheppard, Exalted Ruler of Front Royal Elks Lodge # 2382, delivered a donation of $5,500 to the Front Royal...

Local Government7 days ago

After work session discussion of Town building permit function, supervisors approve 3 CUP requests, 2 for short-term tourist rentals

The Warren County Board of Supervisors agenda of Tuesday, January 18, began with a no cameras, caucus room work session...

Local News7 days ago

Mackenzie Tolliver of Front Royal named to UA Presidents List

Mackenzie Tolliver was named to The University of Alabama Presidents List for Fall Semester 2021. Mackenzie is a 2019 graduate...

Local News7 days ago

LFCC students now have immediate access to free mental health support and counseling

All LFCC students are now able to get immediate help for mental health and other wellbeing needs – at absolutely...

Local Government1 week ago

‘Grandfathering’ or not? County Planning Commission foresees the need to address Non-Conforming Properties

At its regular meeting on January 12, the Warren County Planning Commission confronted a nagging issue that members expect will...

Local News1 week ago

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Patient of the Week: Red-shouldered Hawk

Why are hawks so often hit by vehicles? This Red-shouldered Hawk was admitted last week due to a vehicle collision....

Local News1 week ago

Summary of the Warren County EDA meeting of January 14, 2022

The Board of Directors of the Front Royal and Warren County Economic Development Authority held the first board of directors’...

EDA in Focus1 week ago

The Warren County EDA faces 2022 with optimism while bidding farewell to one board member and seeking administrative staff replacements

After an hour-and-a-half closed session to discuss a variety of topics, including disposition of three cited properties, the civil litigation...

Local News1 week ago

Shenandoah Valley roads improving – but high winds and refreezing pose threats

STAUNTON – (11:00 a.m.) Road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands are steadily improving in the wake of...