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Report: Animal waste polluting Shenadoah River

By ROBERT ZULLO, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

More than 410,000 tons of poultry waste and one billion gallons of liquid manure are generated every year from chicken, turkey and dairy and beef cow operations in the Shenandoah Valley counties of Augusta, Page, Rockingham and Shenandoah.

VaNews April 27, 2017

Opioid epidemic fighters aim for proactive strategy

By CHRISTOPHER EARLEY, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

While the close of 2016 saw just one less fatal overdose in the region than in 2015, authorities say they are hoping that instead of continuing on the defense against substance abuse and heroin, they can finally begin to be proactive. According to numbers provided by the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force, the region comprising Winchester and the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah and Page saw 29 overdose deaths in 2016. In 2015, there were 30 such deaths, down slightly from 33 the previous year.

VaNews January 13, 2017

Page County Sheriff Loses Bid For New Term

By RYAN CORNELL, Daily News Record (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Page County Sheriff John B. Thomas lost his bid for another term in office to Chadwick W. “Chad” Cubbage in the general election on Tuesday, while C. Grayson Markowitz topped eight other candidates for the county’s clerk of court seat.

VaNews November 4, 2015

Page County Supervisor Arrested

By PETE DELEA , Daily News Record (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

A Page County elected official is facing more than a dozen criminal counts after his arrest Monday on charges related to the falsi­fying of vehicle titles. J.D. Cave, 65, of Stanley, is charged with 15 felonies and one misdemeanor, in­cluding five felony counts of forgery. The charges were filed by a Virginia Depart­ment of Motor Vehicles special agent.

VaNews June 19, 2013

AG backs school chief who stonewalled police

Virginia Lawyers Weekly (Subscription required for some articles)

A school superintendent who refused to release a student’s school records to police investigating a threat of school violence was within her rights under federal law, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has ruled. In an official opinion, Cuccinelli said the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act authorized the school chief to deny access to a pupil’s records for a law enforcement officer seeking information about a threatened school shooting in Page County.

VaNews May 6, 2013

City Scores ‘B’; Page, R’ham ‘C’s In Open Government Survey

By ALEX ROHR, Daily News Record (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

An independent survey that graded the transparency of government websites in Virginia gave Harrisonburg’s site a grade of B, while marking both Rockingham and Page Counties with C grades. The Virginia Coalition for Open Government surveyed the ease by which an entity’s budget could be found on its website.

VaNews January 21, 2013

5 Va. counties designated primary disaster areas

Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared Craig, Frederick, Page and Surry counties as a primary disaster area because of damage caused by drought and excessive heat in 2011. Prince George County received the designation because of damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

VaNews February 10, 2012