Clarke County launches new online tax portal

The Clarke County Treasurer’s Office and Information Technology department launched a new online taxpayer portal to help residents and business owners manage and pay their taxes easier and more conveniently.

CountyOne is a product of Fairfax-based Avenity that provides tax processing and cashiering functionality required by Directors of Finance, Treasurers, and Commissioners of the Revenue.

The new portal features payment options with or without an account to offer additional flexibility and accessibility.

Online e-Checks through the software incur no processing fees while credit card fees remain the same as payments made in person at the Treasurer’s Office.

Some other features of the new tax payer portal include the ability to report a change of address, new or sold vehicles, a new dog or important tax and payment history.

Clarke County residents are invited to checkout the new website at tax.clarkecounty.gov.

Berryville and Boyce residents will continue to pay town taxes through those town offices.

If you have any questions about CountyOne, contact the Clarke County Treasurer’s office at (540) 955-5160 or treasurer.staff@clarkecounty.gov.

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Intersection improvements begin along Boyce’s Main Street

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The Virginia Department of Transportation will begin improvements on the intersection of Route 340 (Greenway Avenue) and Route 723 (Main Street) in Boyce on Wednesday, May 31.

VDOT crews will install flashing stop signs and a high visibility crosswalk with pedestrian signs. The existing overhead flashing signals will be removed.

During installation, motorists should expect flagger traffic control from 8 am to 4 pm.

Crews will return a week later to remove the overhead signals.

When the intersection is complete, drivers approaching the intersection on Route 723 will encounter the dynamic stop signs.

Remember to stop completely and proceed when the road is clear.

The improvements were made following a request by the Town of Boyce to evaluate the intersection.

VDOT plans to install a full traffic signal at the intersection in the future.

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33rd Annual Garden Fair returns to Blandy Farm

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Blandy Experimental Farm is hosting their 33rd Annual Garden Fair for Mother’s Day weekend.

Visitors are welcome from 9 am to 5 pm to their location in Boyce on Saturday and Sunday.

Garden fair vendors will have an incredible variety of native plants, shrubs, trees, and other decorative items for your garden.

This is the first year the event has returned to the State Arboretum since before coronavirus so make sure to enjoy the scenery around the farm including the Ginkgo Grove, Virginia Native Plant Trail, and the Pollination Garden.

Admission is $10 per car and you can reserve your spot by clicking here

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BRWC’s Paint Party fundraiser

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Blue Ridge Wildlife Center is hosting a Paint Party at their headquarters in Boyce today at 1 pm.

The model for the afternoon is Mocha, the Wildlife Center’s resident Striped Skunk.

The session will be led by Cheryl Suitor, a local artist and teacher.

All are welcome ages 7 and up with tickets still available on their website and comes with any needed supplies.

Proceeds for the event go to supporting operations of Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.

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Polls are open until 7 tonight on this election day

Election day in Virginia with voters deciding on a Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General.

According to each counties’ election website there are a number of choices on the ballots for the election.

Frederick and Warren Counties will choose three Delegates each.

Clarke County with two delegates on the ballot and Page and Shenandoah Counties one delegate each.

Frederick and Shenandoah Counties have three board of supervisors to select today.

Warren and Page Counties have two board of supervisors selections on their ballot.

Frederick, Warren and Shenandoah Counties will also select 3 school board members each.

Page County voters will choose two school board members.

Town council members are to be voted on in Front Royal, Luray as well as in Boyce, Stephens City and New Market.

Boyce will also be selecting a mayor and recorder as well.

Polls in Virginia are open until 7 tonight Nov. 2.

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