News Maker Todd Jones on tonight’s 3/29 board meeting

Tonight Mar. 29 the Warren County Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting at the Government Building on Commerce Ave. Front Royal at 7.

There are a number of items that the board faces in the next few sessions.

We spoke to Warren County’s Technical Director Todd Jones about some of the issues in our latest news maker.

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Todd explains some of the issues, tonight for instance Shenandoah Farms will hear reasons to either keep county services or use private services.

He also tells us when the county budget will be discussed.

Todd also tells us the board is aware of and considering the governor’s newly signed bill regarding car taxes.

Click here for Todd’s interview.

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Gov. Youngkin signs legislation to cut car tax rates locally

An email from Governor Glenn Youngkin confirms that he signed legislation empowering localities to cut car tax rates.

His signature on the legislation empowers localities to cut car tax rates and prevent huge tax hikes.

Prior to the bill’s passage car tax rates could not be lower than the general rate of personal property.

That prevented car taxes from being cut.

Now that the bill has been signed, in the governor’s words it is now up to local leaders to step up and fight inflation with real tax relief.

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NWS warns of enhanced fire risk in VA.

The National Weather Service warns that low humidity and high winds of gust up to 30 miles per hour over the last couple of days will enhance fire risk.

Fires have been reported in several areas of Virginia over the last couple of days with many pushed by the current conditions.

Caution is advised when handling any machinery and be sure to  properly dispose of  any smoking materials.

The current conditions enhance the risk of a fire making it hard to control and difficult to contain.

Burn laws in Virginia remain in effect until Apr. 30.

Until then outdoor fires before 4 p.m. are discouraged.

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VSP investigate a fatal accident involving Boyce residents

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An email from Virginia State Police (VSP) Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey confirmed the investigation of a fatal accident in Fauquier County.

The accident took the life of 57 year old Daniel F. Shomette of Boyce and sent his 58 year old wife to Winchester Medical Center.

Shomette’s wife Marcella sustained life threatening injuries in the accident.

The Shomette’s vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by 67 year old Kevin Hagan of Gainesville.

Hagan reportedly crossed the solid center line while passing another vehicle when he collided head on with the Shomette’s vehicle.

Hagan who was treated at the scene for his injuries is facing a number of charges and is being held without bound in Fauquire County.

The charges Hagan is facing include driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter and improper passing.

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VEC announced the lowest unemployment claims since 1969

An email from the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) announced that the number of initial unemployment insurance weekly claims remains at historic lows.

In fact the claims nationwide fell to the lowest level since September of 1969 for the filing week ending March 19.

The most recent week continued weeks claimed were under 7,000 which is 88 percent lower than the same week last year.

In Virginia for the filing week ending Mar. 19 the seasonal unadjusted claims was 1,546 that is a 308 claimnates decrease from the previous week.

For additional information on who is receiving unemployment claims in Virginia click here.

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WPD continue to celebrate their 200 anniversary

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) announced they will continue to celebrate their 200 anniversary with a car show.

On Sat. May 28 a WPD 200 anniversary Car Show will be held on the Loudoun St. Walking Mall from 1 until 5 p.m..

Enter fee is $10 with registration at 11 a.m. at the 15 N. Cameron St. location.

The show is in partnership with the Hoppers Auto Club, Inc..

Music will be provided by Retro Sound and food will be available from the Shawnee Ruritan Club.

This is a judged show and event with awards given at 5 p.m..

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Winchester Frederick Law Enforcement Foundation.

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News Makers Rick Logan and Chuck Brome on Fundraiser

The South Warren Ruritan club is giving out 3 scholarships to Warren County High School and Skyline High School Students.

To help fund the scholarships they are holding a spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings.

We spoke to Club President Rick Logan and Club Secretary Chuck Brome in our latest news maker.

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The two men tell us about the scholarships what they are worth and qualifications for them.

The two also tell us about what promises to be a great night of food, music and fun at Skyline High School on Apr. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m..

Click here for Rick and Chuck’s interview.

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