Front Royal Town Council appoint a new council person

At the Front Royal town council’s Tues. Oct 11th work session members of council approved appointing a new council member.

Duane Skip Rogers was elected to council by a 3 to 2 vote to fill a vacancy.

Rogers was selected among several unspecified number of people who applied to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of councilmen Joseph McFadden.

McFadden resigned his council seat at a work session in August.

Rogers will serve in the position until a special election is held November 7, 2023.

Two members of council including Vice Mayor Cockrell voted no to the appointment not because of Rogers inability to serve but rather because of  McFadden’s resignation being accepted as late as it was.

The acceptance by council left two members and McFadden wondering if the resignation can actually be valid.

Click here for a video of the council work session from Oct. 11.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

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.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.