News Maker Taryn Logan on boat landing upgrades

Warren County made some upgrades to various boat landings around the county.

Did you know that there are nine boat landings in the county?

We spoke with Warren County’s Deputy County Administrator Taryn Logan about it in our latest news maker.

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

Taryn tells us what boat landings have been improved and how.

She also tells us of future plans for upgrades with possibility of more landings being added.

Taryn also tells us where the funding comes from to conduct these improvements.

Click here for Taryn’s interview.

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Governor Youngkin donates his second quarter salary

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin in an email confirmed that he donated his second quarter salary to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF).

The VVSF dedicates and provides supplemental funding for Veterans programs and services throughout the state.

The Governor presented the funds at the Jones and Cabacoy Veterans Care Center in Virginia Beach.

The Governor reiterated at the presentation that he pledged to serve the Commonwealth without accepting a salary because he wanted to continue to give back to the state and help Virginians every way he can.

Back in April Youngkin donated his first quarter salary to Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program.

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SCSO reports a Deputy involved shooting

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Shenandoah County Sheriff (SCSO) Tim Carter reports on a Deputy involved shooting.

Shenandoah County Sheriff Deputies responded to reports of a man causing a disturbance outside a home on Copp Road south of Strasburg.

The man was shining light into to the home and banging on the door around 10 p.m..

The caller also reported several gunshots being fired Mon. night July 25.

When officers arrived additional gunshots were heard from inside 1115 Copp Road.

Authorities repeatedly asked the man to surrender peacefully.

The man did exit the home with a weapon in hand.

A Shenandoah County Deputy discharged his service revolver striking the man.

Sean Christopher McCormack was transported to Winchester Medical Center for life saving treatment but succumbed to his injuries.

As is standard procedure the Deputy has been placed on administrative leave with Virginia State Police investigating the incident.

Copp Road and Route 757 were completely shutdown from approximately 10:30 Mon. night until well into Tuesday morning while the investigation was being conducted.

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Baseball Cards

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Greetings from The Booth!

Well, were just about into the dog days of August, which mean county fairs (please keep me away from the fried Oreos!) and NFL training camps. For me, those two things go hand-in-hand. In my line of work, I often had to broadcast at our local county fairs on Friday nights, the rush home in time to see the Burgundy and Gold play a preseason game. Of course, the games mean nothing in the standings, but it’s always great to see your favorite team actually playing football. It’s an appetizer until they start playing for real in September.

I’m also reminded of a funny training camp story from back in the day when the (then) Washington Redskins used to train in Carlisle, Pa. I worked at a station that carried the ‘Skins games, and as a promotion, we would take some listeners up to Carlisle for a day during training camp. One year, my friend Mike Burton went along for the ride. Back then, Mike was the spitting image of Skins’ great Russ Grimm. I can’t tell you how many kids and adults wanted Mike’s autograph that day, mistaking him for the famed “Hog.”  Good times, good times.

Changing gears, this week a mint condition 1952 Mickey Mantle rookie baseball card went up for auction online, and it could break the baseball card auction record. It’s estimated the final cost of the Mantle card could top $10 million. when the Heritage Auction sale ends August 27th. The current record is $6.6 million for a 1909 Honus Wagner card.

If you are like me, your mom threw away your baseball cards (along with the Lionel .027 gauge train, classic comic books, and full-size G.I. Joes) a long time ago. I never got anything close to a Mickey Mantle card. I always seemed to get the Zolio Versailles or Eddie Brinkman cards. In fact, every pack I opened seemed to contain those cards, which ended up in the spokes of my orange Schwinn Stingray bike.

The baseball card industry has come a long way, with multiple companies selling cards, not only for baseball, but action heroes, Pokemon, etc. Back in the day, there was Topps, and that was it. In 1969, for about 10 cents, you got a pack of 10 cards, along with a stick of gum. The gum was usually as brittle as a piece of glass and hard as a rock, but it made the pack of cards smell really good. The gum has gone the way of the dodo bird, but it might have been my favorite part.

Here’s to my Hawk Harrelson and Paul Casanova cards…wherever they may be.

Until next visit from The Booth…stay cool and enjoy the dog days!

RW

 

 

American Red Cross is in need of donors

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The American Red Cross reports once again a steep blood shortage this summer.

A number of drives are scheduled for the month of August with several open appointments.

A full 6 hour drive will be held at the Stephens City Fire Department on August 12 from noon to 6 p.m..

The drive is the annual Beef Up the Blood Supply event sponsored by Gore’s Meats.

Donors will be treated to a burger with a chance to win a Gore’s cooler bag and gift cards.

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of donors and knows that appointments are often filled at the last minute.

Lisa Wilt of the American Red Cross urges donors to make that appointment in advance so the Red Cross knows what to expect when it comes to supply.

Wilt also reminds us to cancel the appointment at that website if you can’t make it so the slot opens for someone else.

Appointments for the Beef Up the Blood Supply event can be made at redcrossblood.org using the zip code 22655 or the code GMP.

Wilt the American Red Cross and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue are grateful for the donations given during the annual battle of the badges drive.

The group exceeded the donation quota which helps tremendously with supply.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is particularly grateful for the support as once again for the second year in a row they took the trophy for the most donations in the July 8 event.

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