UWNSV helps 329 households with funding

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWSV) deployed $655,000 in CARES Act funding to Winchester and Frederick County Families that were impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

Out of over 650 applications for assistance 329 households have received financial assistance by way of either utilities or housing assistance.

The funding prevented 289 local evictions and foreclosures locally.

Some monies came for with $400,000 coming from the City of Winchester $255,000 from Frederick County.

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Former Clerk files suite against Front Royal

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A former Council Clerk has filed a federal wrongful/retaliatory termination lawsuit against the town of Front Royal.

Alleging a long-term pattern of sexual harassment against former councilmen and vice-mayor.

The suit asserts that the clerk had to resist efforts by Town Officials for her to withdraw internal complaints about behavior in the workplace.

The suit filed in Harrisonburg, alleges, potential impacts on her family and employment if she did not drop the matter.

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VDOT holds virtual hearing today Jan. 26

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a virtual design hearing in a virtual format today 4 to 6 p.m.

The hearing is for the replacement of the Route 17/50/522 Millwood Pike bridge over I 81 in Frederick County.

To join the hearing go to VDOT’s website project page for Frederick County and follow the instructions there.

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FRPD arrest suspect in substance abuse death

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The Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) arrested 42 year old Nathaniel E. Green III of Winchester after finding weapons, ammunition and a control substance in his possession.

FPD and EMS responded to an emergency call from Green to find his wife deceased from an apparent overdose.

Green, a convicted felon, is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

He was arrest at the Hampton Inn Winchester Road Front Royal Sat. with a trail date of March 2.

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State adds fence around Lee statue; removal not imminent

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By Associated Press | Published Jan. 26, 2021 7:13 a.m.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state agency announced Monday that it was installing fencing around an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond that Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has been fighting in court to remove.

The Department of General Services said in a news release that the fencing was intended to ensure the safety of visitors and workers as part of the plan to prepare the site for the eventual removal of the statue, should a court clear the way.

“As we await the resolution of legal challenges that have delayed the statue’s removal, DGS wants to be prepared to act quickly upon a final determination. The fencing is not intended to be permanent,” the news release said.

A group of Richmond residents sued over Northam’s proposal to remove the statue. With the case now before the Supreme Court of Virginia, an injunction is in place keeping the statue in place while the case plays out.

The Lee statue is among the largest Confederate tributes in the United States. Northam announced plans to take down the behemoth in June after the death of George Floyd.

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Sports: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Cavaliers Roll, Comeback Win For WVU, Caps Skate Tonight

Sam Hauser and Jay Huff each had 21 points as number-8 Virginia blew out Syracuse last night 81-58. The Cavaliers drained 14 3-pointers, as they improved to 11-2 on the season. The Orange fell to 9-5 overall.

Down by 12 in the second half, number-11 WVU stormed back for an 88-87 win over 10th-ranked Texas Tech last night in Morgantown. Miles Mcbride’s driving layup with 6 seconds left completed the comeback, as the Mounties improved to 11-4. Mcbride led West Virginia with 24.

The Washington Capitals are back on the ice tonight when they host the New York Islanders. The 3-0-3 Caps have earned at least a point in all 6 of their games so far. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.

And, Shenandoah women’s basketball hosts St. Mary’s of Maryland tonight. Tip off is at 7. A reminder that no fans are permitted inside the Wilkins Center.

Cancellations and Delays Tue. Jan. 26

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Clarke County Schools are Closed

Frederick County Schools are virtual

Front Royal Christian School Classes are virtual campus is closed to students  

Page County Schools are virtual

Powhatan School is CLOSED

Shenandoah County Schools are CLOSED

Winchester City Schools are virtual

Warren County Schools are virtual all buildings are closed to students

2 Hour Delay

Fauquier County Schools on a 2 hour delay

Other

Warren County Senior Center Closed no home bound meals

Saint Luke Clinic Front Royal is closed today

Shenandoah University opens at noon. Child Care starts at 10:30 a.m.

City of Winchester Offices will open at 10 a.m.

Jim Barnett Park and Recreation Center opens at 10 a.m.

WinTran will run on time

Page County Senior Center is Closed no meals on wheels

Page County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court opens at 11  

Page County Government Center opens at 9 a.m.

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