News Maker Robert Hupman on helping Kentucky

Necessary and requested  items are being collected to be taken to Kentucky.

The items can be taken to 23 Church Street Front Royal through Fri. Aug. 5.

We spoke with Robert Hupman about the relief effort in our latest news maker.

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

Robert tells us about this effort to help Kentucky residents affected by the flooding.

He also tells us about his Hazard Mill Farms location and how the property is open for nonprofits who can apply for use of the land.

Robert also tells us about the possibility of another truck making it’s way to the Kentucky in the future.

Click here for Robert’s interview.

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WPD promote Officer Myrtle

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Winchester Police Department (WPD) Chief John Piper announced the promotion of Lieutenant Frank Myrtle to the rank of Captain.

Myrtle began his career in law enforcement when he  joined the WPD in 2002.

Myrtle has served as a Detective and Sergeant in the Criminal Investigation Division for over ten years.

Captain Myrtle has served the citizens of Winchester in other positions as well including as a Sergeant in the Patrol Division.

Myrtle has also been very active in volunteer activities including the Police Department’s Kids and Cops Camp.

Now Captain Myrtle will be the Commander of  the Administration Division of the WPD.

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Laurel Ridge Community College breaks ground in Fauquier

Laurel Ridge Community College announced ground breaking ceremonies occurred at its Fauquier Campus Center on Tue. Aug. 2 for the school’s Skilled Trades complex.

The new 8,000 square foot facility will provide space for plumbing, electrical, HVAC, heavy equipment operator, carpentry and welding programs.

The facility is set on a 62 acre piece of property that was donated to the Laurel Ridge Education Foundation.

Previously trade education at the Fauquier school was done on leased locations and modular buildings.

Through the Building the Future campaign and the PATH Foundation the school is more than halfway towards it’s $1.5 million goal to fund the facility.

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The bodies of a Front Royal man and his son are recovered

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The bodies of a 43 year old  Front Royal man and his 10 year old son have been recovered from the Potomac River.

ABC news affiliate WMRE reports that the Pimentel family had their 23 foot bowrider boat anchored on the Potomac near Swan Point in Charles County Maryland.

The Pimentel children ages 10 and 12 were swimming when they both began to struggle.

The father, Elias jumped into the water but he and his 10 year old son did not resurface.

The 12 year old boy was recovered and taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Dive teams were able to recover the body of the 10 year old around 10:45 Mon. night Aug. 1.

The father’s body was recovered around 11 a.m. Tues. morning Aug 2.

Maryland Natural Resources Police Officers conducted the recovery and investigation of the incident.

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FCPS name a new interim School Superintendent

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The Frederick County School Board announced the appointment of the new interim Superintendent.

Former School Board Chairperson Dr. John Lamanna has been named the new interim Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) effective Aug. 8.

The School Board has also named former Assistant Superintendent of Administration Dr. Al Orndorff as the Interim Assistant Superintendent of Administration effective today Aug. 3.

The search for a permanent Superintendent for Frederick County Public Schools continues.

Mon. Aug. 15 is the first day of school for students in Frederick County with teacher workdays schedule Aug. 8-12.

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