News Maker Cynthia Schneider on TVRC new location

The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber (TVRC) has moved their offices to a new location.

We spoke with TVRC’s CEO Cynthia Schneider in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Cynthia tells us about the new offices and the new opportunities available.

She also tells us the advantages of being at the Winchester Regional Airport.

Cynthia also tells us to look forward to a ribbon cutting coming soon in typical TVRC style.

Click here for Cynthia’s interview.

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Republicans primary in Virginia today 6/21

The Republican primary election is taking place today June 21 with polls open until 7 p.m..

A primary election is for registered voters to decide who they believe will be the best candidate for their political party in the general election.

Virginia utilizes an open primary process in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party’s primary.

In the newly drawn 6 district now includes the Cities of Winchester, Roanoke and Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick and Clarke Counties.

Incumbent Lexington resident Ben Cline is running against Clear Brook resident Merritt Hale in the 6 district today.

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WSPCA receives a sizable grant

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The Winchester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will receive a $30,000 grant investment.

A news release from the Winchester SPCA confirms the grant is from the National nonprofit Petco Love.

The grant presentation will take place  at the Winchester Petco on S. Pleasant Valley Road June 23 at 2 p.m..

The grant is in support of the lifesaving work for animals in Winchester and throughout the  commonwealth by the Winchester SPCA.

Petco Love President Susanne Kogut said in the news release that the investment is a chance to empower  local organizations.

The Winchester SPCA is commended for creating a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized.

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Authorities close Route 340 in Clarke Co. for close to 7 hours

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An email from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) officially closed Route 340 in Clarke County at approximately 1:30 p.m. yesterday June 20.

What was reported as a major accident just after 12:30 led to the closure of Route 340 from Virginia Route 277 at Double Toll Gate to U.S. Route 50 at Waterloo.

A vehicle and tractor trailer accident led to the closure of all lanes on Route 340.

Both vehicles were reportedly on fire at one point after the collision.

VDOT officially announced the reopening of all lanes in an email at approximately 7:25 last night June 20.

The accident remains under investigation by the Virginia State Police with no other details available at this time.

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NWS confirms 3 tornadoes in central Virginia

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that 3 tornadoes struck Central Virginia on Thur. June 16.

The first struck Fluvanna and Goochland Counties with 75 mile per hour winds around 6:35 accompanied by 3 inch size hail causing significant damage.

The path of destruction was about 2 and a half miles long 75 yards wide.

The tornado was recorded as an EF-0.

A second EF-1 tornado was confirmed in Goochland County with 95 mile per hour winds at 23 miles in length and 150 yards wide striking at 7:05 p.m..

A third EF-0 tornado was confirmed in Goochland Fluvanna Counties as traveling approximately 24 miles in length and 75 yards wide.

That tornado recorded high winds at 75 miles per hour.

As many as 16 homes were damaged with widespread power outages.

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