Municipal offices closed for Memorial Day

A reminder that municipal offices throughout the region will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Schedules for services such as garbage collection have been adjusted for the coming week. Check with your local office or municipal website for updates.

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There will be Memorial Day observances regionwide, including Middletown, which will have a remembrance and wreath-laying at 1 p.m. Monday at the Veterans memorial.

The Winchester Rotary Club will hold its Healing field of honor closing ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday at Handley High School.

Also, Virginia State Police urge motorists to use extra caution as the holiday combines with recent graduations to result in increased traffic.

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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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LFHD and Dollar General partner for vaccines

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The Lord Fairfax Health District is partnering with Dollar General stores around the valley to provide free COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine clinics will be held at various locations throughout the valley starting Tuesday, February 8th and continue on each Tuesday and Saturday through the rest of the month.

The Dollar General locations in rotation include Stephens City, Middletown, Toms Brook, Edinburg, and Shenandoah.

Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available for anyone over 18 and Pfizer for 5 and up.

Boosters will be given to those eligible and please bring your previous vaccination card.

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Improvements completed on I-81

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Improvements were completed at three interchanges along Interstate 81 in Shenandoah and Frederick counties.

The acceleration lanes on to the interstate at Exit 291 in Toms Brook and 296 in Strasburg were extended.

The deceleration lane into the commercial truck weigh station at mile marker 304 was also extended.

Kickin Asphalt completed these projects after earning the contract of over $1.6 million.

These safety upgrades are a part of the I-81 Corridor Improvement Program.

The $2 billion project was signed into law in spring of 2019.

For more information on the I-81 CIP like interactive maps and timelines, head to

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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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SCIDA reminds small business of deadline

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Shenandoah County Industrial Development Authority (SCIDA) reminds small businesses that applications for relief are due by July 30.

Small businesses can take advantage of COVID-19 Recovery Assistance Grants of up to $1500.

This is available to small businesses throughout Shenandoah County including Woodstock, Toms Brook, New Market, Edinburg and Strasburg.

Contact the SCIDA at (540) 459-1822 for more information and applications.

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