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FRONT ROYAL -- Cadets in a fourth-year high school advanced math class at Randolph-Macon Academy now have one less problem to solve. Previously stuck taking courses some viewed unnecessary to their intended career paths, students now have another choice.

Winchester police are seeking information on what they believe are two connected incidents that occurred on Monday involving a theft at one store and attempted fraud at another.



Sep. 29, 2014
Front Royal released a public notice Monday asking residents to take part in voluntary water conservation practices due to a reduction in the Shenandoah River's flow rates.

Sep. 29, 2014
The Warren County Economic Development Authority wants more details about a plan to draw money from some U.S. 340-522 corridor businesses.

Sep. 29, 2014
FRONT ROYAL - Front Royal leaders voted Monday to give the old Town Hall to the Warren County Economic Development Authority as part of a swap for the Afton Inn.

Sep. 26, 2014
Front Royal has created a website intended to both help local businesses thrive and encourage new ones to come to the area.

Sep. 26, 2014
A "legal glitch" shouldn't hinder a planned swap of Front Royal's old Town Hall for the Afton Inn, attorneys say.

Sep. 26, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- The Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren Regional Jail Authority hopes to beef up security by adding cameras and intercom stations to areas currently lacking them.

Sep. 26, 2014
The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Committee plans to host a forum next week for Town Council candidates.

Sep. 26, 2014
Stacy Fletcher, of Front Royal, trims this line of boxwood shrubs in front of a home on West 2nd and Union streets in Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Sep. 25, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- The Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren Regional Jail Authority Thursday named William T. Wilson as its next superintendent.

Sep. 24, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- Local groups have partnered with state officials to start the necessary actions required to remove local streams from Virginia's impaired waters list.

Sep. 24, 2014
William Jackson of Front Royal loads his wheelbarrow after splitting wood outside his McLendon Street home in Front Royal this week. Jackson was gathering his winter fuel for his wood stove inside his home. Rich Cooley/Daily

Sep. 23, 2014
FRONT ROYAL - Riders of the Royal Trolley can keep using the bus service for another five years.

Sep. 22, 2014
Warren County Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico checks for fire under the porch roof of this home at 215 South Church St. in Front Royal on Monday afternoon. Firefighters contained the fire to the porch roof. Fire Chief Richard Mabie said the fire was started by trash on the back porch. Rich Cooley/Daily

Sep. 21, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- Martha Craig, 86, and Audrey Dorr, 87, were Avtex Fibers employees in 1989 when the plant shut down. And both returned Saturday to celebrate the 440-acre site's return to the community.

Sep. 21, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- If the long lines stretching across Main Street were any indication Friday night, Downtown Front Royal's Taste of the Town was a resounding success.

Sep. 19, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- In Justin Birckbichler's fourth grade class at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School, the fun of learning has taken on another meaning.

Sep. 18, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- The 440-acre Avtex Fibers Superfund site is visible from one of the first overlooks on Skyline Drive. Once, a visitor could see smoke billowing from the facility.

Sep. 18, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- At its peak, Avtex Fibers employed 3,000 people.

Sep. 18, 2014
FRONT ROYAL - Cleanup of the Avtex Fibers Superfund Site couldn't happen without government oversight.

Sep. 17, 2014
Lori Ritchie and her daughter Hannah, 6, walk their yellow labrador retrievers Gunny, left, and Hondo along the Happy Creek Trail in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

Sep. 12, 2014
Landon Rutherford has a history with racing. Recently placing among the top 18 drivers in the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, the 13-year-old Skyline High School student said his interest in building and driving soap box cars came from a family tradition.

Sep. 12, 2014
Catherine Funk, of Front Royal, sits under the gazebo along East Main Street in Front Royal on an overcast afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Sep. 11, 2014
Randolph-Macon Academy' students, faculty and staff and members of the community gathered early Thursday morning for a Patriot Day remembrance ceremony at the school in Front Royal. The event included a flag-raising ceremony and a 21-gun salute in front of Sonner-Payne Hall. Photos by Rich Cooley/Daily

Sep. 11, 2014
The Warren County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects who took $356 and a cell phone from a man who reported they beat and robbed him at knifepoint Sunday.

Sep. 10, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- Tiana Ramos, 17, said she opened Naughty Girls Donut Shop to give all outsiders a place to go. But not everyone is happy with her message.

Sep. 10, 2014
Front Royal leaders cleared another hurdle this week to let the town move forward on plans for a new police headquarters.

Sep. 9, 2014
A recent donation to E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School will fund fitness and fun for Warren County children. The $9,000 donation that George Karnes, president of the Rotary Club of Linden, presented to Principal Lori Layman at a Tuesday morning presentation will go to new playground equipment at the school.

Sep. 5, 2014
Cadence Noel, 10, left, and her sister Charli, 8, right, walk their dogs Leo and Copper down Washington Avenue near their home in Front Royal on a recent summer afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Sep. 5, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- Understanding addiction and mental illness is not as easy as knowing risk factors or researching a patient's past. The diseases aren't exclusive to nature or nurture, explained Dr. Kevin McCauley -- they come from both.

Sep. 5, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- A town on a hill cannot be hidden -- neither should the potential for doing good deeds be hidden. A lesson from the Bible, it's also an idea that Rev. Josh Orndorff plans to promote as chaplain at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal.

Sep. 4, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- Fire and rescue crews responded to a fire Thursday that damaged the attic of a two-story home.

Sep. 3, 2014
FRONT ROYAL -- The town could start collecting more money from some businesses in the U.S. 340-522 corridor next year.

Sep. 1, 2014
The recent death of a female panda named Shama at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal has left three panda cubs to be raised by their handlers.

Sep. 1, 2014
Carly Ford of San Antonio, Texas, lets her daughter Makenna, 18 months, take a sniff from this basket of petunias along Main Street in Front Royal recently. Ford, who is from Front Royal, is visiting family. Rich Cooley/Daily








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