News Maker Dale Corey July 4 presentations starting July 1

The Sons of the American Revolution Colonel James Wood II Chapter will be reading the Declaration of Independence over the July 4 weekend.

We spoke with Sons of the American Revolution representative Dale Corey about where and when this will happen in our latest news maker.

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

Dale tells us about what happens at these presentations.

He also tells us where the presentations will be taking place starting July 1.

Dale also tells us what it takes to become a member of the group and how to get in touch.

Click here for Dale’s interview.

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Winchester man sentenced to 6 years for drug violations

Virginia State Police announced the sentencing of a Winchester man to 6 years for drug violations.

Lamont Antoine Parson of Winchester received a sentence of 72 months in federal prison on Mon. June 27.

The 40 year old Parson pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute Eutylone.

The drug is sometimes referred to as Molly or Ecstasy.

Parson also faced a charge of possessing with the intent to distribute Eutylone.

The Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force began the investigation back in Jan. 2020.

Authorities found, in the apartment Parson and his uncle Gregory McKinley Frye shared, over three kilograms of the drug.

Authorities also confiscated a 9 millimeter pistol and digital scales at the apartment while executing a search warrant on Feb. 6.

Frye pleaded guilty back in Nov. of 2021 and will be sentenced later this year.

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Regional Independence Day celebrations


The Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front royal begins the Independence day celebrations in the region on Friday July 1.

The gates will open at 4-H at 5 with live music at 7:30 and fireworks at 9:15.

Front Royal has a car show at Lindsey Chevrolet starting at noon on July 3 with a free Cardinals double header at 4:30.

Fireworks will follow the second game at Bing Crosby Stadium both games are free.

Clarke County holds their Independence Day celebration on July 3 at the Ruritan fairgrounds.

The community band at 8:30 followed by fireworks in Berryville.

Old Town Winchester’s Rockin’ Independence Eve celebration begins at 2 with bands throughout the day at the Taylor Pavilion.

The Texas Chainsaw Horns are the featured performers from 7 to 9 with fireworks starting 9:15 at Jim Barnett park.

There will also be free baseball in Winchester on the 3.

Middletown has announced that Washington Football Player Ryan Kerrigan will be the Grand Marshal of their 2022 Middletown Independence day celebration on the 4 of July.

Fred Smoot and Mark Moseley along Miss Virginia 2022 are all schedule to attend the celebration in Middletown.

That celebration will start at 8 a.m. with a softball tournament with activities all day.

The Middletown celebration includes a parade at 5 and fireworks at 9:15 on the 4.

The town of Luray, Sherando Park,  Strasburg Town Park all have activities planned for the 4 of July as well.

Shenandoah County fairgrounds will hold a fireworks display at 9:20 on the 4.

Mew Market will host their Independence Day celebration on July 5 starting at 5 p.m. at the community park.

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FCPS name an interim Superintendent

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A news release from Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) names the interim School Superintendent.

The Frederick County School Board named Dr. J. David Martin as interim Superintendent of schools effective July 1.

Martin assumes the role vacated by Dr. David Sovine who has taken the role of Superintendent of Washington County Maryland schools on July 1.

The School Board considered several individuals for the position before Martin was chosen.

With Martin in place the School Board will focus on their permanent Superintendent search.

The board will seek input from students, parents, staff and the greater community in their search for a person to lead Frederick County Public Schools.

Martin brings over 20 years experience as a division superintendent to the Frederick County interim position.

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VSP investigate reports of suspicious packages

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation of a suspicious package with  Virginia State Police (VSP).

The suspicious item was reported inside the Murphy Deming Health and Science’s complex in Fishersville Virginia.

A 911 call was received from an unknown male subject who claimed to find a backpack with exposed wires in a classroom on the school’s campus.

VSP and other Authorities evacuated the building but found no suspicious item.

It has been revealed that there were at least three other incidents of similar nature across the state.

Again no suspicious items were found in any of those cases either.

VSP and other authorities in the investigation don’t believe there was ever an active threat.

All the incidents remain under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact authorities.

If you have any information you can call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-322-2017.

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