VH administers over 90K doses of vaccine

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Valley Health (VH) reports that they have been able to administer over 90,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

VH acknowledges the help of their partners and the over 700 volunteers assisting in the effort.

Everyone is encouraged to register and get vaccinated as soon as it is their turn.

Register for your vaccination at vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-829-46-48.

Gov. Northam said on Thur. those already on the waitlist should expect a call for an appointment for vaccination within the next 2 weeks.

Earlier in the week we spoke to the Director of Volunteer Services at Winchester Medical Center Kelly Miller about the volunteers and how you can become one.

Here is Kelly’s interview.

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City of Winchester asking residents to complete a survey

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The City of Winchester is asking all residents to complete a short online survey on city life.

The survey will provide information from residents for the strategic planning process for the next 5 years.

The survey is at surveymonkey.com and the city ask that you complete it by April 30.

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Hrbek receives Rotary award

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Former Front Royal Rotary Club President Bret Hrbek received the club’s Excellence in Communications award.

Hrbek won the award in the Rotary Club’s virtual district conference.

The award goes to the person or group that exhibits excellence in communications.

Club President Derrick Leasure called it the easiest choice in his career.

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FCSO resolve a barricade situation

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The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) has charged John Redmond with domestic assault and violation of a protective order.

Redmond barricaded himself in a home on Brandy Lane Stephens City for as long as 3 hours.

Officials attempted to talk Redmond out but he refused.

It was reported to deputies that Redmond had been drinking and may have been armed.

Swat teams deployed chemical agents to flush Redmond out.

Authorities entered the home and arrested Redmond without further incident.

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Virginians age 16+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on April 18

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By Associated Press | Published April 2, 2021 7:00 a.m.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All Virginians age 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine beginning on April 18, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday.

Northam said that nearly everyone in the highest-risk groups who has preregistered for a vaccination appointment has received one. He said those who are still on the preregistration list will receive appointment invitations within the next two weeks, allowing the state to move on to Phase 2, which covers everyone 16 and up.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, and that light is getting brighter every day day as more and more Virginians get vaccinated,” Northam said in a news release. He made the announcement during a visit to a vaccination clinic at First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Prince William County.

More than 3.7 million vaccine does have been administered so far in Virginia. More than one in three adults have received at least one dose and one in five Virginians are fully vaccinated.

Beginning on Sunday, health districts that have invited everyone preregistered in Phase 1c may invite members of the general public who have preregistered. Based on the supply projected by the federal government, all local health districts will have enough vaccine to open appointments to the general public by April 18, Northam said. Those at highest risk will continue to receive priority.

“Expanding vaccine eligibility to all adults marks an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to put this pandemic behind us, and I thank all of the public health staff, health care workers, vaccinators, and volunteers who have helped make this possible,” Northam said.

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Sports: Friday, April 2, 2021

Nats Opener PPD, Caps Doubled Up By Isles, SU Football This Weekend

The Washington Nationals postponed their Opening Night game against the New York Mets last night due to multiple positive COVID tests on the team. According to sources, at least four Nats players have tested positive for the virus, and a fifth has shown symptoms. It’s now unclear when the Nationals will open their 2021 season.

The Baltimore Orioles opener with Boston was also postponed, in more traditional way–by rain. The two teams will give it a go today at 2:10 at Fenway Park.

The Washington Capitals were doubled up by the New York Islanders last night 8-4. The Isles poured in 4 goals in the first period in dealint the Caps their second straight loss. John Carlson had 2 goals for Washington, who continue their road trip tonight in New Jersey. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.

On the Shenandoah University scoreboard, number-3 Washington & Lee outscored Women’s Lacrosse 16-8, while Men’s Soccer dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to Randolph-Macon. Men & Women’s Tennis, Track & Field, and Field Hockey are in action today.

Shenandoah University Football will take to the Sprint Field of Shentel Stadium tomorrow in the Spring season finale against Bridgewater. This will be the rubber match between the two teams, who have played each other twice this season. Air time is 4:30 on The River 95-3.

And the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament resumes tomorrow with the Final Four. Houston takes on Baylor at 5:14, while UCLA plays Gonzaga at 8:34. The River 95-3 will join the coverage in progress after SU football. The two winners play Monday night for the National Championship.