News Maker Preston Knight on SVEC elections

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) well hold its board of  directors elections this summer.

We spoke with SVEC Events and Communications Manager Preston Knight about that in our latest news maker.

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

Preston explains who is eligible to run for the board and how the elections work.

He also explains how to get involved if you would like to be a board member.

Preston also gives us a breakdown of the districts that make up the SVEC services area.

Click here for Preston’s interview.

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BRWC and VSP have important considerations for the holiday

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (BRWC) and Virginia State Police (VSP) remind residents that research shows that firework displays can cause a number of problems.

Research shows that wild birds can become disoriented and increase flight response.

Flocks have been recorded flying higher and further causing increased energy expenditure.

Loud and bright displays can cause animals to flee and even abandon their nest leaving their young to die.

Some humans can also negatively be affected by fireworks.

Those suffering from neurological disorders can be affected by fireworks as well.

BRWC and VSP ask that you consider one of the many professional displays in the area as opposed to setting off your own fireworks.

There are a number of fireworks starting tonight July 1 through July 5.

Many of the area displays are listed here.

Always be sure to secure your pet and check on people who might be negatively affected by fireworks.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day weekend.

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River Report: July 4th Weekend, 2022

In this edition of the Shenandoah River Report, Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf has a refresher on 4th of July weekend river safety. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors. Let Don Roberts and his crew get you out on the South Fork this holiday weekend in a great variety of watercraft. Visit https://frontroyaloutdoors.com and find out more!

 

 

Last living WW 2 Medal of Honor recipient passes at 98

The announcement was made by his foundation that Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams has passed away.

Williams who was affectionately known as Woody was the last living World War 2 Medal of Honor recipient.

Condolences continue to came in from all over the country and all military branches after the loss of Williams.

Williams passed away at the age of 98 June 29 at 3:15 in the morning.

The former Marine from Quiet Dell West Virginia enlisted in 1943 eventually landing in Iwo Jima where his actions earned him the Medal of Honor for valor.

After serving his country as a Marine Williams went on to create the Woody Williams Foundation to help support Veterans and Gold Star families across the nation.

Williams passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Huntington West Virginia VA Medical Center that bears his name.

Condolences and sympathies can be sent to the Woody Williams Foundation.

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has ordered flags in the state be lowered immediately through sunset July 4.

Justice has also nominated Williams to be the first Veteran to be inducted into the newly created West Virginia Military Hall of Fame.

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VH updates visitation guidelines

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Valley Health (VH) announced they have updated their visitation guidelines as of June 28.

Where all VH facilities are still on Level Yellow Visitation guidelines the update benefits patients, visitors and staff.

The update maintains patent and staff safety as well.

The update includes allowing up to four guests for adult inpatient and critical care unit patients per day.

Up to two guests can be at the bedside of a patient at a time as well.

All restrictions and updates on VH’s visitation requirements are found here.

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