News Maker Preston Knight on SVEC awarding funds

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) awarded the funds from Operation Round Up recently.

As we do every first Fri. of the month we check in with SVEC to see what’s the latest for the month.

In our latest news maker we spoke with Event and Communication Manager Preston Knight about SVEC.

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

Preston tells us that voting in the SVEC Board of Directors will soon end with the results announced on Aug. 11.

He also tells us who received funding form the Cooperative’s Operation Round Up.

Preston also explains how any nonprofit can apply for funding for the October release of funds.

Click here for Preston’s interview.

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Furever Friday: Meet Tina


Welcome back to Furever Friday! Each week, we spotlight an adoptable Pet from the Humane Society of Warren County.

This week we’re featuring Tina an 8 year old pitbull who came to the shelter with injuries of unknown origin (see below (be aware it’s graphic) poor girl). Thanks to Olive’s Fund this beautiful girl is repaired and ready for adoption. Tina loves everybody and is dog friendly. Tina is very happy and full of energy and is anyone’s instant best friend.     

If you are interested in giving Tina a new home, please visit  to fill out an adoption application. Once the application has been processed, a staff member will contact you with the next steps. 

You can also check out the Humane Society of Warren County’s adoptable pets on

Furever Friday is proudly sponsored by Shear Elegance Pet Boutique. Shear Elegance Pet Boutique has been giving pets the love, care and respect they deserve since 2011. Visit them today off John Marshall Highway and on Facebook.

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EIP reports high levels of bacteria in the Shenandoah River

An Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) published report indicates high levels of bacteria in the Shenandoah River and it’s tributaries.

The most recent samples indicate at least three quarters of Virginia’s water monitoring stations in the Shenandoah Valley were found to have high levels of fecal bacteria.

These levels are much higher than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends for swimming.

These bacteria levels are high due to animal waste washed into the river and its tributaries.

The Virginia General Assembly did approve the allocation of a record $265 million for farm pollution control that includes fencing around streams.

That allocation becomes available in fiscal 2023 and 2024 to help protect the river.

A map of some of the safer areas for swimming can be found here.

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Increased emergency presence expected in Winchester through 8/10

The City of Winchester announced through their CitE-Newsletter that increased emergency presence and personnel is to be expected at the Shihadeh Innovation Center today Aug. 5 through Wed. Aug 10.

The activity will take place behind John Handley High School today Aug. 5 until 6 p.m. for training exercises.

The activity will include Winchester Police, Fire and Rescue personnel and vehicles between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. each weekday.

Training and exercises are scheduled to be conducted today Aug. 5 and again Mon. Aug. 8 through Wed. Aug. 10.

The training exercises will involve several emergency agencies in the City of Winchester and may cause some brief heavy traffic near and around Handley High School.

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VA. and W.Va. Sales Tax Holiday begins today 8/5

Virginia and West Virginia Sales Tax Holiday begins today Fri. Aug 5 lasting through Aug. 7 in Virginia and Aug. 8 in West Virginia.

Certain school supplies that cost $20 or less per item will be Virginia and West Virginia sales tax free during the holiday.

Some clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less will also be included in the holiday as well.

A number of emergency preparedness items are also sales tax free in Virginia as well.

Visit for details on the annual Virginia Tax free holiday.

Visit for more information on West Virginia’s tax free days.

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River Report: 8-5-22

In this edition of our Shenandoah River Reports, Mark Frondorf has an update of algal blooms on the North Fork. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors. There’s s\lots of Summer left, so let Don Roberts plan your South Fork adventure. Find out more at