ACSO report the recovery of New Market drowning victim

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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) reports the recovery of a drowning victim from New Market.

The report of a drowning at Stoney Creek Resort in Greenville was received at 6:52 p.m. Saturday May 27 with units arriving on scene at 7:05 p.m.

The victim was not immediately found as he was underwater.

The Virginia State Police (VSP) Search and Recovery Team Divers were able to locate and recover the victim.

The victim was recovered and identified as New Market resident Dakota Marcus Fulk’s at 11:56 p.m.

Fulk’s remains have been transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Manassas for examination.

Foul play is not suspected in Fulk’s death as he became distressed while attempting to swim across the lake and went under the water and did not resurface.

Fulk was at the resort with his wife and numerous family members and friends at the time of the incident.

Along with the ACSO and Fire and Rescue units from Stuarts Draft, Riverheads, Staunton and VSP assisted in the rescue attempt.

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VDOT begins significant work in Shenandoah County

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The Virginia Department of Transportation announced significant road work to begin in Shenandoah County on May 1st.

Crews will begin work on Route 211 (East Lee Highway) on May 1st with operations expected to last 30 days.

VDOT expects the milling and paving operation to create significant travel delays for the duration of the project.

The multi-phase operation will allow only one travel lane at a time.

The single travel lane will serve both east and westbound traffic along the three lane, steep mountain road between New Market and Page County.

Pilot trucks will guide traffic Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm until the work is completed.

Route 211 motorists can expect delays of 20 min at a time during work hours.

During non-work hours on weekdays, motorists should be aware of areas of uneven pavement.

Crews hope to level those areas before each weekend.

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SCSO seeks information on car burglaries

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A social post from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) shows they are investigating several vehicle break ins.

The break ins occurred in both Toms Brook and New Market since last Wed. Jan. 26.

Credit cards, purses, keys and backpacks have all been reported stolen.

Authorities track some credit card use to the Walmart in Woodstock.

The suspects appear to be traveling in a white subcompact crossover SUV.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 459-6101.

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A New Market store receives a grant for equipment

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An email from Governor Northam announced grants of up to $160,000 have been awarded to several localities in Virginia.

The grants are to fund local food systems through the governor’s Agricultural and Forestry Industry Development Fund Infrastructure Grant Program.

Jon Henry General Store of New Market received $25,000 in the grant monies to help purchase equipment to flash freeze produce.

The store hopes to freeze large amounts of locally grown fruits and vegetables into retail ready bags for wholesale distribution.

Harrisonburg’s T&E Meats received $25,000 to replace the packing room’s outdated cooling system and purchase a patty making machine.

Five other localities have been awarded portions of the grant for upgrades as well.

The governor stated in the email that these grants will diversify Virginia’s agriculture across every corner of the Commonwealth.

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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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Public transportation is coming to Shenandoah County

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Public transportation is coming to Shenandoah County.

The Shenandoah office of Economic and Community Development along with local governments of New Market, Woodstock, Toms Brook and Strasburg will bring transit service to the region.

The service begins October 4 with a ribbon cutting at the Shenandoah County Government Center Oct. 1 at 2 p.m..

ShenGo Transit will bring reliable bus service to the citizens of Shenandoah County for work, medical appointments and shopping.

The buses will travel along the Rt. 11 corridor 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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SVBF holds New Market commemoration

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The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has a series of programs to commemorate the 157 anniversary of the battle of New Market.

Various programs and demonstrations are planned beginning as early as 9 a.m. tomorrow May 15.

All programs are free but pre-registration is required to help organizers with logistics and planning.

You can register for any or all the events at

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