Front Royal dedicates a bridge to Sgt. Dennis Smedley

Front Royal Police Department seal used by permission

The Town of Front Royal announced the dedication of the North Commerce Avenue Bridge on Wednesday September 20.

The dedication ceremony will start at 11 a.m. in honor and memory of Sergeant Dennis M. Smedley, formerly of the Front Royal Police Department.

It was on September 20, 1983, that Sergeant Smedley was killed in an ambush in front of his home in Front Royal as he prepared to make his way to work at the police department.

The case of Sergeant Smedley’s death remains unsolved to this date.

The dedication ceremony will honor Sergeant Smedley in the community he was dedicated to serving and protecting.

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Front Royal Warren County Chamber host a candidates forum

candidates' forum

The Front Royal Warren County Chamber of Commerce announced that they will host a candidates forum.

The event takes place the day before in person early voting September 22.

The forum will be at the Warren County Government Center 220 Commerce Avenue Front Royal.

The forum begins at 6 p.m. with limited seating but it will be available on social media.

This is a chance for citizens to hear local candidates answer issue-based questions and gain insight into the candidate’s goals should they be elected.

Candidates will answer previously unseen questions presented by a moderator.

All questions from the public can be and must be submitted in advance for consideration at or by mail at 201 East Second Street Front Royal 22630.

All questions must be submitted by next Tuesday September 19.

Only issue-based questions relevant to all candidates will be included and asked.

This event will include separate forums for contested local and state races.

Any questions or for more information contact the Front Royal Warren County Chamber of Commerce at 540-635-3185.

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News Maker Robin Miller on WATTS fundraisers

The Winchester Area Temporary Transitional Shelter (WATTS) has a couple of fundraisers in our future.

We spoke to the Shelter’s Executive Director Robin Miller about some of the events in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Robin tells us of a major fundraiser this Saturday September 16 with the band Shag and great food.

She also tells us of some of the additional services that WATTS offers the homeless in the Winchester area.

Robin also tells us of some of the other fundraisers still to come to support the shelter.

Click here for Robin’s news maker.

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