Hometown Halloween takes over Front Royal

Hometown Halloween will take over downtown Front Royal tomorrow evening.

The Town of Front Royal, the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, the Merchants on Main Street, and Front Royal IBA have partnered together for this event.

Things will get started with pumpkin carving at noon.

A costume parade will follow at 4:00 pm then Trick-or-Treating along Main Street at 6:00 pm.

Portions of Main Street and Chester Street will be closed for the festivities so plan accordingly.

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Dominion Energy celebrates art education

The deadline for entry to the Dominion Energy ArtStars awards ends tomorrow at 5 pm.

Art organizations that combines education and the arts in their communities around Virginia are encouraged to enter.

The One Shining Star Award of $10,000 will be granted to the winners in five regions across Virginia.

Qualifications must be met in regards to art and education and must have an annual budget of less than $1 million.

The judging will take place in November and winners will be notified in January.  

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VBM Halloween Party with the Dead

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The Dead Rise Again at the Virginia Beer Museums Halloween Party and final show of this year’s concert series.

The Grateful Divination Band will take the stage from 6 to 9 pm tonight bringing some of the Grateful Dead’s music with them.

Along with the special musical guests, there will also be guest beers on tap.

Three Notch’d Brewery and Dogfish Head will sell some of their signature brews.

The Virginia Boomuseum will also offer spooky tours of the museum all weekend.

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Footin for Animals 5k and 10k

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The 12th annual Footin for Animals 5k and 10k to support the Briggs Animal Adoption Center will get started today at 10 am.

Walk or run by yourself or bring your dog for the scenic trail through the Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy Farm.

If you don’t have a running companion, there will be dogs ready for adoption at the start line.

The Briggs Animal Adoption Center is a program of the National Humane Society.

They rely solely on donations and fundraisers like this to help place cats and dogs with families.

For more information head to baacs.org/footin.

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News Maker Lt. Robbie Seal on WCSO help with Camping for Hunger

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office will be assisting in the pickup of non-perishable  food items for Camping for Hunger starting Nov. 15.

We spoke to Lt. Robbie Seal about the logistics of the effort in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Robbie explains that the he and the WCSO van will be out in the community starting Nov. 15.

Look for Robbie in the van and the Camping for Hunger sign to drop off your non-perishable food item.

Click here for Robbie’s interview.

We and C-Cap thank you for your donations for our Camping for Hunger campaign.

Click here to learn more about Camping for Hunger.

Thanks to WCSO for making drop offs easier than ever by going out to meet you.

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Authorities reopen a missing person case

According to a social media post form the Warren County Sheriff’s Office authorities are reopening a missing person case.

Authorities continue the search for David Wayne Harting who was last seen on August 26, 2017.

Harting was known to drive a 1999 Dodge Dakota which was found in the Southern end of Warren County in September of 2017.

The area where the vehicle was found was searched without finding Harting or finding any indication where he may have gone.

The 62 year old Harting is described as being 6 feet tall with brown eyes weighing approximately 175 pounds.

Harting has gray hair and a bread but he could be clean shaven now.

Anyone with any information is asked to call (540) 636-5946.

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WPD respond to shots fired in residential area

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A social media post from the Winchester Police Department (WPD) reports an arrest having been made of one Donald Cox.

Police responded to reports of an intoxicated man firing a gun in the 1600 block of S. Braddock St. Winchester.

This led to the brief lock down of nearby Quarles Elementary School until the subject was in custody according WPD Officer Amanda Behan.

When officers arrived they found the 36 year old Cox with a gun and in the possession of several types of drugs.

Cox has been charged with public intoxication.

He also faces two counts of possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm charges and could see more charges pending consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Police report no injuries in the incident but a car was struck by one of the two bullets that were fired.

Cox is currently held without bond.

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Governor Northam orders VA. flags to half staff for a month

An email from Governor Northam states with the passing of former Governor Linwood Holton Virginia flags are to fly at half staff for 30 days.

Holton was the first republican governor of Virginia in the 20th century as the 61st governor.

According to Wikipedia while governor Holton increased employment for blacks and woman in state government.

He is also credited with creating the Virginia Governor’s School Program in 1973.

Holton a lawyer served as governor from 1970 to 74.

Holton died last night at the age of 98.

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Bowman Library honors Women’s Suffrage in VA.

A press release from Bowman Library relays that they will be displaying the exhibit We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia.

The display and exhibit will be in the library lobby at 871 Tasker Rd. Stephens City through Dec. 4.

This is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia with support from the task force to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote.

The exhibit features text and images to trace the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 to 1920.

More information is available here.

Bowman Library is a part of the Handley Regional Library System.

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The body of Zander Ward has been found

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In a Front Royal Police Department press release officials announced the discovery and recovery of the body of Zander Ward.

The body was found yesterday Oct. 28 around 3 in the afternoon in the 3900 block of Guard Hill Road.

Ward was found in a wooded area by family and community searchers.

At this time there is no evidence of foul play barring the Medical Examiner’s report as the investigation continues.

The 18 year old Ward had been missing since Monday Oct. 25.

The Front Royal Police, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Warren County Fire and Rescue and community members assisted in the search.

Front Royal Police Chief Magalis in the press release thanked the community and the various department’s response and efforts in locating ward.

Magalis also expressed thoughts, sympathy and prayers for the family.

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