After hearing from people on both sides of the county line, all urging them to approve the submitted Warren-Frederick County Boundary Adjustment as presented along Foster Hollow Road, the Warren Count...
Gerrymandering (/ˈdʒɛrimændərɪŋ/ JERR-ee-mand-ər-ing) is a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries. Who really is benefiting from this?
Virginia State Police Trooper M.T. Brill is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Shenandoah County. The crash occurred August 20, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. on Route 55 at 4 tenths of a mile east of Route 623 ...
On August 20, 2019, the Colonel James Wood II, Chapter of the Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution honored Pvt Jeffrey Collins in a grave marking ceremony at the Lewin-Lawson Cemetery in ...
Front Royal mayoral candidates Eugene Tewalt and Hollis Tharpe will have the opportunity to face off in a Candidates Forum held by the Warren County Republican Committee this Thursday, August 22. Howe...
There are some errors in this article.
1. Mrs. Moore is currently employed with a General District Court, not a Circuit Court.
2. The sheriff’s race is not three-way, but four-way. Mickey Licklider is also running.
The Band of Brothers is a local music ministry dedicated to bringing Jesus to the community through music. As part of their on gong Jesus Saves Tour, they have scheduled an event on September 14th at ...
The VALLEY CHORALE OF FRONT ROYAL (formerly the Front Royal Oratorio Society) happily announces our new Artistic Director, Dr. Ryan Keebaugh. Interested singers may bring forth the song in their hears...
As former Lucky Star Lounge co-owner and oft-bartender Trevor Lipton said Saturday evening, August 17 at the Front Royal Brewery in introducing the newest incarnation of the first and last band to pla...
Fireball Arcade has been open for about a year at 218 East Main Street in Front Royal, but is just now getting around to their Grand Opening. On August 17th the Fireball Arcade held its Grand Opening ...
Meet Shae Parker. He is the independent candidate for the Warren County Board of Supervisors serving the North River district. Shae has been part of this community for 40 years, working tirelessly to ...
All are invited to the Rotary Club of the Shenandoah Valley (The Area ONE|ders) blood drive on Wednesday, August 21st fom 2pm-7pm at the Front Royal United Methodist Church (1 W. Main St. Front Royal)...
Meet Beau, Wess, and River! These three are young pups who have all been chosen for our August Warren County sponsored Pet of the Month. They are all at the perfect age to be socialized into almost an...
To help celebrate the coming end to the summer season, the Blue Ridge Independent is hosting an Outdoor Movie Night and Summer Social event on Saturday, August 17th, 2019. The gates will open starting...
The result of the Warren County Republican Committee Canvass for nomination to Warren County Circuit Court Clerk is: Stephen Jerome: 268; Janice Shanks: 253; Kristie Atwood: 67. This story will be upd...
On Aug. 11, 2019, a groundhog was found behaving aggressively (a very unusual manner for this type of animal) near Indian Camp Trail in Black Bear Subdivision, near Maurertown in Shenandoah County. Th...
There is a cute red groundhog that lives on Hill Street under the apple tree. He has been there for years and we all look forward to seeing him. He is a healthy looking groundhog and a neighborhood Icon. We call him Red Buddy....the groundhog. He's right behind Ressie Jeffries. He and the deer love the apples from the old apple tree.
On August 14, 2019, at approximately 1 a.m., Virginia State Police Trooper M.T. Brill attempted a traffic stop on a 2018 Toyota Corolla that was traveling north on Interstate 81 at the 275-mile marker...
Ginny I am so sorry this is happening to you ,You are such a sweet person I know you would never have anything to do with this mess ..I thought so much of your mom ,she was the sweetest teacher this valley has ever know ..
Praying 🙏 for our community and it’s surroundings. Lord we need your help here and nation wide.
How DARE this group of people behave this way. Grow up. This is the exact "mob mentality" that we're seeing across the country. And for what? This is certainly not the America that I love. It's not what we've been or who we are. I'm disgusted.
Another EDA casualty. The town and county should have helped them!
Prayers sent !!!
“Today Facebook posters were promoting a ‘mob’ to gather at the Main Street Market and confront the operator of Red Dog Betty’s hot dog stand .”
You need a permit to ‘gather’ anyplace in town. If this was truly a ‘mob’ call they should be ashamed of themselves!!!
Well...he did say that if he were 20 years younger, he would take a blow torch to Front Royal.
Poking bears is never a good idea, IMHO.
He said he would blow up the town if he was 20 years younger why is she acting like he’s a victim and why is he working for her while bragging on his Facebook that he’s drunk at work? No one had to DIG to see his hateful posts. Smh. Not making it any better for yourself by trying to get pity and downplaying what he said and did. You’d have been better off telling the public you fired him and wouldn’t employ such a hateful person.
You shouldn’t threaten people if you don’t want threats in return. You can’t go around being a bully... just my opinion.
Ginny Robinson Leser sending prayers
Bam! Thats what that POS gets!! Shouldn't be making threats of a flame thrower& such.
In a Town Council meeting held on August 12th, several items of importance were brought to public attention. Town resident Linda Allen spoke to the council urging them to be more open with the public ...
First Baptist Church, Front Royal participates. I was surprised, tho, that the people who took advantage of the shelter, didn’t want the breakfast offered, instead decided to go to McDonald’s and buy breakfast.
FAIRFAX - Route 234 Business (Sudley Road) will be closed in both directions at I-66 nightly between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning August 14 into the following week, so construction crews can lift brid...
As many of you may have seen, we have a beautiful new mural on the wall next to Mountain Trails on Main Street. This mural, commissioned by Mountain Trails owner Garry Green, has now been officially a...
Look at the turned down mouths of these two, expressions speak volumes!
What h how all Dans emails and files end up lost or deleted. Mark my word. This is a calculated strategic move
No one knows nothing ,l take the 5 , really , B's , worked as a team to destroy this town and county of front Royal Virginia , shame on you 3 piece suits and 300.00 dollar shoes all of you should be in jail ,no law in Warren county ,it is who you know ,who you blow , and how much money you have ,we trusted you people ,we the people are not stupid
Wonder who is better at hiding things...the current BOS and EDA or the Clintons?
Did Prince George do reference checks. If so, who in the heck gave a good reference?!
Looks like Doug won't be able to control Dan now that he's leaving. Tell all Dan and tell it to the authorities!
At 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, August 13, the full Front Royal Town Council and Warren County Board of Supervisors and their staffs sat down face to face to discuss the future of the Town-County Econom...
A hearing and trial date of Wednesday, November 6, at 2 p.m. was set in the cases of Cynthia Atkinson Bailey, her daughter, son and son-in-law regarding their alleged roles in operation of a Front Roy...
Looks like a crime syndicate. Moms, daughters, sons-in-laws all allegedly participating in a family prostitution ring with kids booking the appointments. Nice upstanding citizens. At least they kept it on the family.
On Thursday, August 15th, the Republican Party is holding a canvas to determine the party nominee in the Special Election on November 5th. This election will be for the unexpired term of Daryl Funk, C...
On Thursday, August 15th, the Republican Party is holding a canvas to determine the party nominee in the Special Election on November 5th. This election will be for the unexpired term of Daryl Funk, C...
OH so absolutely no experience? I'm sure the staff making barely a third of what the Clerk makes would just LOVE to train their clueless boss
67 votes just didn’t get it done! The people have spoken, can the ballots be goin requested, if so they will be displayed on the book and we may receive an intent to sue! And to the person that was telling Jerome that he owed the people an apology for doing his job should apologize for being a nag!
It's an elected position. Not sure why anyone is fussing about "experience" -- last one had no experience either, and said so.
RoyalExaminer.com - your source for LOCAL news and events. Tonight there is a joint Town Council and Board of Supervisors meeting at the Warren County Community Center at 6pm. Our camera's will be there. ... See MoreSee Less
In a work session following the Front Royal Town Council meeting of Monday, August 12, the format and parameters of the joint meeting of the full council and Warren County Board of Supervisors regardi...
On Friday, August 9th the annual 4-H Livestock Auction was held at the 62nd annual Warren County Fair. The crowd filled in, and it looked to be a good show. An esteemed buyer, Blaine Keller, showed us...
On Thursday, August 8, Royal Examiner spoke with Virginia Recovery and Reentry (VRR) Program Project Director Christopher Ronquest of the McShin Foundation, McShin-RSW Jail Program Facilitator Diana L...
Four Front Royal churches came together this week to pay tribute to those affected by the recent gun violence in Dayton and El Paso, culminating in a candlelight vigil on Sunday, August 11, at the Fir...
Whats their solution and why don't they care about the hundreds shot and killed in Chicago and elsewhere? Do they also not care about those killed by the mass knife attack recently?
Problem solved. [wipes hands]
It was a touching event. I never realized until they read of all the places in our country that have had terrible gun violence . It also became more personal with the reading of the names of the people that was killed in El Paso and Dayton
Delores Oates, Republican candidate for North River Supervisor talked with Royal Examiner publisher Mike McCool about her run for the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Delores is a lifelong resident...
WHO KNOWS WHERE THE MONEY GOES?
It's truly amazing how Budget priorities are set.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOARD MEETING:
“It’s one thing to give a small raise but to go from $154,000 to $165,837 — plus $8,000 deferred compensation and $3,000 car allowance, plus insurance and paid sick time — you must think the county has planted money trees outside of each school,”
A lot of money is sloshing around this place. It's amazing to think what could be done if it were spent wisely.
Take look at the salary scales. You should ask how many regular teachers even make more than $65,000. I bet not many. But all the people who work at Central Office beside him make a nice hefty salary I’m sure.
I don’t know who this Harper man is BUT he’s saying what everyone else is thinking! Been waiting for an email or phone call back from Drescher since December 2018 and January 2019. He makes entirely too much money, especially when HIS paraprofessionals are literally making his raise last year.
Finally something that makes since in this county ....
3,000 dollar car allowance, what’s he drive , wish I could get that
You know you say what we are all thinking
If Drescher runs the schools like he was leading the EDA he should be demoted to bus driver.
All are invited to join the community in celebrating the legacy of the late Dr. Elizabeth B. Sherman on her 120th birthday: Saturday, August 10th, 2019! Join her niece, Dr. Ellen Perricci (along with ...
Two of the most familiar county government critics, Paul Gabbert and James Harper, continued to single out County Administrator Doug Stanley for criticism. Gabbert asked the board not to renew or make...
The Best . Mr Stanley is not answering Us. Our Reps on The Board are not answering Us. I do hope We get answers soon. All it takes is to react .As Far as The Chairman of The Board making a Comment about Homework. It is obvious none of them as elected Officials did much Homework while The EDA was allowed to steal our money. It is these kinds of Responses That show our citizens The Lack of Respect Our Board Members have for Us.
A new restaurant with a distinct European flavor, ViNoVA, has opened its doors at 124 East Main Street in downtown Front Royal. For the first time in the area, tapas and exclusively wines and beers fr...
Thomasin Savaiano, coaching drama students at the Independent School of Winchester this summer, took a breather to visit with old friends from Wayside Theatre days in Front Royal. Included was a past ...
A bear was spotted by neighborhood residents near the edge of town on the evening of July 31st. Wandering into the backyard of local residents, the bear was reported to have a sickly look to it. Scabb...
Pray someone gets this poor thing help,it's so sad to know its suffering,Pray no one shoots it🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️
Someone needs to call the Blue Ridge Wildlife center, and it would probably need to be trapped to get transported. If it can be treated and heals, then I believe it has to come back to that area, and can't be relocated. However, it really looks extremely sick. Someone took the darn photo, did they call the wildlife place? The wildlife center should know the protocol.That is so sad. www.blueridgewildlifectr.org/
Looks like the bear we saw last week !
yes i agree with others thoughts the game wild life peole should be trying to rescue this bear, sedate, treat, and release . Its cruel to just watch it suffer and not do anything.
This is SO SAD 😢😢
Poor soul... plz someone help him!
This is sad. He needs some help 😢
This bear has been called in several times and the town refuses to address its issues. This is NOT a healthy bear and needs assistance. You can't tell me animal control can't trap it and get it help here or in waynesboro.... and if it's too far gone help put it out of its misery. We expect to see bears in our area and even in our backyards. But this bear is quite clearly In need of assistance.
Raise some HELL people! Insist that animal control do what they are trained to do. Call blue ridge wildlife. Call the forest ranger. Call EVERYONE. I swear I get so frustrated with this town. I bet if I take my crossbow out and help this bear out of its misery theyll all show up....with shiny silver bracelets
I hope they're trying to capture it
He's been around our house and it is so sad that he is in this condition. I wonder if the wildlife center could help. I don't know why something can't be done. Mange is highly contagious so it could infect pets and other animals.
Poor baby.... Hope it gets help
Been on my porch the past two nights, last night I turned on all the porch lights looking for it and didn’t see it when taking out the dog a minute after it passed, got Ring video of it also, he scurries away.
Poor thing-😢😢😢It deserves a better existence than that- 🙁
It’s so sad the town has to suffer this expense for no good.
Keep spending money.
Do you think I would be as lucky as Ron L if I did not pay my taxes? This town and county governrment(so called) is a shame. They all need to be gone. I find it funny that they started resigning months ago. Let me see- health reasons, family matters whatever came to their mind to say. Greg Drescher, you are not fit to run a one leg cat race, let alone a school system. Eda spending my tax dollars to buy buildings such as the Stokes Mart and Baugh Dr. One a building that had many issues and another that has sat empty for years at my tax dollars expense $27,000+ a month. What is wrong with these people? Someone needs to take charge and NOW!!!!!
This has become such a joke. Do these people really believe citizens are so ignorant that we can't read between the lines. This needs restitution, resignations, solutions, and closure with new elected officials and re-evaluation of all local government entities across the board for our town/county to prosper again. Enough is enough.
how does Stanley &Drescher continue to get raises if they are under contract? seems they should owe a lot of money back to taxpayers! they are robbing us blind and no body seems to see it .sounds like they are in the same catagory as those that have been charged. somebody needs to look into this big time.raises over last 6 years are robbing the public.some how they make it legal!!!!?
Too bad the local law enforcement won't help the people. Remember that when it's time for elections. If their names sounds familiar... Don't vote for them!
Look who is in the picture DOUG STANLY!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS TOWN AND COUNTY ???
There's no problem too big to be fixed. Just throw enough money at it. Someone else's money of course.
Jason Poe if you get elected will you take care of these people? Or will they be paying you to look the other way like your previous boss?
Both are guilty as HELL!!!!
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Is doug back in town?
Somebody is kidding, right???
These people from Doug Stanley on down the board are total assholes. All they do is spend the county taxpayers money as they see fit, Does not matter what the people want but the good ole boys have access to unlimited money at your expense. My house payment went up $35 per six mths due to the tax increase. When and how do these asshole are stopped wasting our tax dollars in any way they want to?
Stanley is a Fucking idiot ... so far not to be completely trusted. Until I hear otherwise
CULPEPER, Va. - Virginia State Police have charged a Herndon, Va. man with attempted capital murder of a police officer following a shooting in Clarke County Monday morning (Aug. 5, 2019). Timothy B. ...
In the Town Council meeting held on August 5, a formal request for the use of a CITAC center was proposed. Front Royal Police Chief Kahle Magalis requested the approval of a budget amendment to reimbu...
The money the town pays is reimbursed by a state grant.
Great idea! Should help with those that are self medicating and can saves lives.
I think this is great. I do not oppose my tax dollars for this.
When someone is taken into custody on an ECO it is 8 hours that an officer might have to sit with them in the ER. A disposition has to be made within that time and if they are found to be detainable then it could be another 3-4 hours driving them to the accepting hospitals. All ECO’s should be brought to WMC from the surrounding counties to the CITAC program where there is a designated officer on duty to sit with them. This is supposed to save resources and money as this is a grant funded program that just started recently
Well I saw a few out on the streets today 🙁
Sad to see a young man argue with a street sign 🙁
Wow..... it amazes me that this town is just realizing there are people here that need help.... now let's focus on rehabilitation, not incarceration
Mentally ill does not require a dash...if you wish to be a quality writer, you will care...!
Even the falsely labeled due to the TRUTHS in them too. The righteous truth speakers and seekers are being persecuted smeared with all kind of falsifications lies. Cover ups even in doing labeling and induced conditions like strokes too. Truth haters everywhere.
That's gonna cost a pretty penny in Fro Ro...
They should also make the law enforcement officers take very deep and comprehensive mental health classes so they don't escalate the problem and shoot people with mental health problems.
I’m wondering why the offer to buy wasn’t accepted , we need these places to be sold so we can recoup embezzled money
This is So Sad. Love looking around in there. I'm sorry this is Not Progress .
No way just went in a couple days ago.So sad to hear!!!
Sad to hear this ginny
That very sad !!!
So sad 🙏
While yet in college abuses persecutions started to force me out of the workforce of which I wanted to start my own business. 08-09-on worsening 2012-ON.
Looks like Good hard working caring people being taken advantage of by slum lords and corruption. When will it end? I too wonder why the offer was rejected 🙅 The only mistake these ladies made was trusting the people they were dealing with were as honest as they are. 🤬🤬🤬
Hang in there Ginny! Hopefully you can find another location.
This is sad. But people need to go in these places. I liked to go in there and look around.
Nice another empty store front on main Street. Maybe the town should buy it and let it become condemned.
The Warren County Board of Zoning Appeals held a meeting on August 1st to hear an appeal of the determination by the Warren County Deputy given on May 1, 2019, to Nelson Mendes. The determination was ...
Town Council member and former Mayor Eugene Tewalt will be on the special election ballot November 5th 2019. This election is an interim election, to replace Matthew Tederick after the seat was vacate...
Need to calculate the average age of voter age residents in town then only allow those who have reached that average age to be on the ballot for ANY POSITION. Anyone older than that cannot be on ballot.
We need some change! Is there not anyone else?
Wow guy's you all make it sound like everybody is in the sheriff's office bad I disagrees I have family that works there and they are not bad & just because they say Jason Poe dad is bad that does not make him bad
Isn't he involved with all the scandals going on in town in one form or another? Why would anyone vote for him? The entire town's politicians are involved with EDA............
Ray Bramble, President of AireServ was in our studios recently, and spoke with our publisher Mike McCool about high utility bills and what we can do to get them under control. Ray is the President of ...
The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton District consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highla...
Well considering that they were suppose to renovate the WHOLE school and couldn’t afford to because it was over the budget, I guess this is a start. Like of all the stuff this town wants to dish $ out to and they can’t even renovate this school which desperately needs it...i feel like schools should be a priority in our budget.
It's definitely not complete, but it's a start and it's much safer. Fingers crossed we can get round 2 going soon.
The roof looks good now, I seen the men putting it up think the temperature was 100 on the days they worked putting it on.
FAIRFAX - As part of continued work installing bridge beams at Bull Run Drive in Centreville, drivers on I-66 should plan for delays in western Fairfax and eastern Prince William counties during overn...
The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce welcomed over 60 new educators to the community on July 30th at Warren County Middle School. The event received wide support from the local business c...
Don't worry everyone Jason just posted that his family love is unconditional. So I would guess that his way if saying he will have problems when it comes to family matters. Also in his Virginia police association (or whatever) interview he said that he wasn't going to make an internal affairs division at the sheriff's department. So that's nice he doesn't want anyone to check in on him? Does anyone else think all of these things seem like maybe he's not the right person ?
"please Daddy please tell them your not guilty for once untill I get to be sheriff, then I'll get you off"
Sad part is, they probably will all get their names cleared.
All three people charged criminally related to the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority financial fraud investigation should be free on bond by the end of the day. Both former EDA ...