NWS confirms another tornado in Virginia

The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed at their website that an EF-0 tornado struck Rockbridge County Fri. May 6.

Strong straight line winds were reported with an EF-0 tornado embedded in them.

The winds struck just south of Fairfield Virginia and ran northward for a little more than a quarter mile ending north of Fairfield.

Winds were recorded at 85 miles per hour at the beginning dropping to 70 then to 60 miles per hour at the end of the path.

Damage occurred to the siding of a church and several barn outbuildings along with uprooted or broken trees along the path.

No injuries were report in the winds.

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The first volunteer fair is scheduled for Sat. 5/14

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Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) and the Wednesday Group are hosting the first Warren County Volunteer Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

The fair was announced at the Front Royal Chamber of Commerce website to be held at Samuel’s Public Library.

Nonprofits that will be there include Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Warren Coalition and more.

Any nonprofits interested in participating in the fair should contact Samuel’s Public Library in Front Royal.

Contact Michelle Toss at Samuel’s Public Library at (540) 635-3153.

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SVEC awards scholarships to students

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Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SEVC) announced recipients of their $1,000 scholarships.

In an SEVC Event and Communication Manager Preston Knight news release there were 11 recipients of $1,000 scholarships from the cooperative.

Including Alicia Bare and Claire Shirkey of Mountain View high school, Alex Bogner of Luray, Morgan Dellinger of Turner Ashby, Tyler McDonald of Sherando.

The cooperative has contributed over $150,000 to area youth over the last 31 years through their operation round up.

For more information on the scholarships go to svec.coop.

Meanwhile the Regional Association of  Electric Cooperatives awarded the Worth Hudson $1,000 scholarships to Ava Grace Flory of Turner Ashby, Emma Snider of James Wood and Page County’s Alden Turner.

Those scholarships named in honor of  the regional cooperative’s foundation’s founder Worth Hudson.

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Strasburg Police investigate an assault and robbery

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Strasburg Police are investigating an assault and robbery at the Strasburg Visitor’ s Center.

An email from Strasburg Police Chief Wayne Sager confirms that an assault and robbery occurred at the Visitor’s Center at 33229 Old Valley Pike Mon. May 9 around 4:30 p.m..

Strasburg Police arrived shortly after the report but not before the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

A female employee with the Town of Strasburg was assaulted by the suspect and was treated at the scene.

The employee was able to give a description of her assailant.

She described him as a white male 5 feet 7 or 8 inches tall.

He was wearing a gray shirt and pants with combed back gray hair.

He was believed to be in his late 50’s or early 60’s.

Strasburg Police believe it was an isolated incident with no further threat to the community according to the email. 

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Detective Chris Nixon at (540) 465-5230.

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News Maker Ford Carson explains the new 826 area code

The new 826 area code will begin to be issued in June in Virginia.

This means some changes will have to be made for those of us in the existing 540 area code beginning this Sat. May 14.

We spoke with State Cooperation Commission (SCC) representative Ford Carson about the change in our latest news maker.

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

Ford explains what will have to happen to complete a call starting Sat..

He also explains what will not change for the 540 area code.

Ford also gives us the time line of all these coming changes.

Click here for Ford’s interview.

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