News Maker Preston Knight on beating high electric bills

Summer heat often means higher electric bills.

As we do the first Fri. of every month we check in with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative.

This month Event and Communications Manger Preston Knight filled us in on how to beat the high electric bills for the summer in our latest news maker.

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Preston gives us some tips on saving electricity.

He also tells us what effects electricity cost.

Preston also tells about beating the high cost by being aware of peak hours of use.

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VSP report from the Memorial Day weekend 2022

The Virginia State Police (VSP) emailed a  report on the 2022 Memorial Day Weekend.

The VSP report shows a sharp decrease in traffic accidents and fatalities compared to 2021.

Traffic volumes rivaled per-pandemic numbers in amounts not seen since 2019.

The holiday weekend saw eight people lose their lives in six traffic accidents compared to 15 in 2021.

Five of those fatalities were people not wearing safety belts.

From Midnight May 23 through May 30 State Troopers issued almost 5,000 speeding tickets.

Almost 2,000 reckless driving citations were issued and 90 impaired drivers were arrested.

Additionally over 650 individuals were cited for seat belt violations.

Almost 120 people were cited for child safety restraint violations.

Almost 150 felony arrest were made.

VSP Troopers were able to assist almost 2,000 disabled motorist over the holiday weekend.

Funds raised from summons issued by VSP go directly to court fees.

The state’s literary fund also benefits from summons’ fees.

The state literary fund helps support public school construction, technology funding and teacher retirement.

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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigate a bomb threat

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) reports responding to an emailed bomb threat that caused the evacuation of Potomac Falls High School.

The investigation identified a juvenile student at the school as the source of the emails.

The teenager has been charged with three counts of threats to bomb.

A search of the school Tues. May 31 after the evacuation found nothing suspicious.

The LCSO was assisted in the search by a number of agencies including the Frederick County Virginia fire marshal’s Office.

The Emergency Management Mount Weather Police Department was also called in along with others.

Out of an abundance of caution authorities have additional personnel at the school today June 2.

The teenager is being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.

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River Report: 6-3-22

In our latest Shenandoah River Report, Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf has some safety tips on what to do if you’re ever caught on the river in a storm. Brought to you by the folks at Front Royal Outdoors. Don Roberts and his crew can help you plan some Summer fun on the beautiful South Fork. Visit them at

Front Royal tax deadline extended

Warren County provides property assessments for both Front Royal and the County following the approval of tax rates.

Front Royal reports that the mailing of Front Royal personal property taxes was delayed.

The delay was caused by the pending approval of the Warren County Board of Supervisors setting personal property tax rates.

Front Royal Town Council passed a resolution to delay assessing penalties and interest for personal property taxes for 19 days.

This allows citizens to pay personal property taxes through June 24 without penalty.

Contact the town of Front Royal Finance Department with any questions or concerns at 540-635-7799.

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