Two brothers die in boating accident in Page County

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The Daily News Record reports two brothers died in a boating accident on Sat. May 7.

The boating accident happened at Page County’s Government Pond.

The Department of Wildlife Resources received a report of an overturned canoe around 2 p.m..

Three brothers two 21 and one 19 years of age attempted to turn the canoe when the wind picked up and overturned their canoe placing all three men in the water.

One brother was able to swim to shore and call for assistance.

The Department of Wildlife Resources, Page County Sheriff’s Office, Page County Fire and Rescue and Stanley Dive Team were able to located the two brothers after a few hours search.

The identities of the three men has not been released.

None of the men were wearing life jackets.

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New guidelines for telework for Virginia Employees

Governor Youngkin announced by email new guidelines for work at home and telework for Virginia State employees.

This marks the first update to the telework policy in more than a decade in the state of Virginia.

Even with an already work from home agreement you must reapply for that status again by Friday May 20.

Applications are available at the Department of Human Resource Management website now.

Individual applications will be reviewed by Friday June 3.

All state employees are expected to return to their job function on-site, full time by Tuesday July 5 unless outlined by an approved executed new standard telework agreement.

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River Report: 5-9-22

In this edition of the Shenandoah River Report, Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf has some river safety tips. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors. Don Roberts and his staff can safely get you out on the South Fork. Check out their great selection of watercraft at https://frontroyaloutdoors.com