News Maker Lonnie Hill on preparing a radio station for snow

It has been a tough week with the snow and more on the way for some parts of Virginia.

This has closed schools, caused delays and has made it hard for my news maker guest make it to their appointments.

So because he is here and affected by the snow like all of us we spoke to Operation Manager of Royal Broadcasting Lonnie Hill in our latest news maker.

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

Lonnie tells us what goes into preparing a radio station for inclement weather.

He also tells us what goes on at a radio station during inclement weather.

Lonnie also talks on the changes that have happened over the years.

Click here for Lonnie’s interview.

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The AM. Red Cross Blood Supply is now at crisis level

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An email from the American Red Cross announced that blood supply levels are now at crisis status.

The email went on to state that doctors are now forced to decide which patients receive blood transfusions and who must wait.

At this critical stage donors are asked to make an appointment for the future at a blood drive.

An appointment at a time near your home can be made at redcrossblood.org by using your zip code.

Anyone making a January donation will be entered to win a pair of tickets to this year’s NFL finally or a home theater package or a $500 e-gift card.

Donations are desperately needed at this time with appointments available well in advance.

Blood donors are able to give every 56 days.

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WCPS makes masks optional for students

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Warren County Public Schools (WCPS) announced in a social post the latest mask requirements for students.

Students with the proper form signed by a legal guardian or parent can opt out of the mask wearing requirement.

The form to be signed can be found downloaded from this link.

Anyone riding on school transportation must continue to wear a masks.

All staff must continue to wear a mask while in school buildings in the county.

The Warren County School Board plans to reevaluate the situation during their Feb. 2 meeting.

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Warren County Health and Human Services offers free COVID testing

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The Warren County Virginia website shows that COVID-19 testing is being offered at the Health Complex.

The test are free and will be offered every Wednesday through February 2 from 1 to 3 p.m..

The Warren County Health and Human Services Complex is located at 465 W. 15 Street in Front Royal.

The testing will take place in the gymnasium at the complex.

If you plan to attend bring a photo ID and wear a mask.

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REC accepting applications for several scholarships

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) announced in an email that they are accepting applications for several scholarships.

There are two scholarships for $2,500 and 15 scholarships for $1,000.

These scholarships are available to any high school student who will attend an accredited college, university or career and technical school.

The scholarships are also available to any student who currently is in any of those institutions.

One of the qualifications includes the applicant’s parent or guardian being a current member owner of REC.

Applications must be submitted by Tues. Jan. 25 and are available along with additional details at rec.coop.

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News Maker Jessica Cowardin of DMV on making 81 safer

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VDMV) installed new technology to make Interstate 81 safer.

We spoke with VDMV representative Jessica Cowardin about the technology in our latest news maker.

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

Jessica explains how the technology works.

She also tells us about how a device has been installed at the Interstate 81 weigh station.

Jessica tells us that the device has already found over 13,000 unsafe tires since it’s installation.

She also explains that the technology will be used in other parts of the state.

Click here for Jessica’s interview.

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