News Maker Everett Brubaker on weatherizing your home

Weatherizing your home is just as important in the summer as it is in the winter.

Community Housing Partners Energy Solutions (CHP) of Winchester is offering free weatherizing services that could reduce your heating and cooling bill by 20 percent for those who qualify.

We spoke with CHP’s Energy Solutions Everett Brubaker in our latest news maker.

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

Everett tells us about the program which is more than just insulation and caulking.

Everett tells us that air quality testing is done as well.

He also tells us about the qualifications for the services being offered.

Click here for Everett’s interview.

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Governor Youngkin orders flags at half staff 5/31

An email from Governor Glenn Youngkin has ordered Virginia flags to be flown at half staff today May 31.

This is in respect and memory of the lives lost and those injured on the anniversary of the Virginia Beach shooting at the Municipal Center.

It was on this date in 2019 that an employee of the Municipal Center opened fire on fellow employees.

The assault killed 12 and injured several.

The Virginia flag is to fly at half staff at all state and local buildings and grounds in Virginia.

The Virginia flag is to be flown at half staff until sunset today May 31.

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Winchester Cemetery honors those who gave all

Yesterday Memorial Monday May 30 hundreds gathered to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at Winchester’s National Cemetery (WNC).

Over 5,000 flags were placed at the headstones of those soldiers who are laid to rest at WNC.

The ceremony was organized by the American Red Cross of the Greater Shenandoah Valley with the support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2123 co-hosting the event.

Lieutenant Colonel Joan K. Grewe U.S. Army Retired was the Keynote Speaker.

Karen Wallace Williams read the poem of remembrance.

Another co-host of the event, Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution set off a  volley of musket fire to honor those who sacrificed.

That was one of many ceremonies held across the region.

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) allowed the laying of flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier by the general public this year.

As always ANC with the help of volunteers placed flags at the headstones of those who are buried there.

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Manassas school shooter apprehended

The suspect wanted in connection with the shooting that occurred at the Benton Middle School athletic field in Manassas has been apprehended.

According to a Prince William County Police report Isaiah Gordon turned himself in to the Authorities without incident.

The 23 year old Gordon faces 2 counts of aggravated malicious wounding, along with 1 count of possessing a firearm on school grounds.

Gordon also faces 2 counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and 2 counts of use of a firearm while on school grounds.

A verbal altercation at the school on May 1 led to Gordon producing a gun and shooting 2 men.

The 2 victims reportedly are making a full recover.

Gordon is being held without bound with a court date pending.

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Virginia’s first interment for reservist

Virginia became the first state to conduct an interment for a former Guardsmen, Reservist, or family member after the burial of David A. Corona who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy Reserve after 8 years of service.

This interment was made possible following the passage of the Burial Equity for Guards and Reserves Act.

The law allows former Guardsmen and Reservists and their eligible dependents to be honored with a final resting place at any state veteran cemetery.

Previously, state veteran cemeteries were limited to those who served 24 consecutive months on active duty.

Former Guardsmen and Reservists who previously applied and were denied are encouraged to re-apply.

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Town of Front Royal begins curb and Gutter work 6/1

The town of Front Royal announced curb and gutter installation will begin June 1.

The work will begin on E. 6 St. to Commerce Ave. to Royal Ave..

Signs will be in place and lane shifts will be implemented while work is being done.

Motorist are asked to use caution and watch for the crews in work zones.

The work is expected to last through at least June 24 weather permitting.

All work will be conducted Mon. through Fri. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Department of Public Works at 540-635-7819

Click here for a list of the road work locations and dates.

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