SCSO warns of counterfeit money

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office has already received calls about the use of counterfeit bills during the Yard Crawl.

They are encouraging the community to check their money by:

  • holding the bill up to light
  • looking for watermarks
  • comparing it to another bill of the same denomination
  • using an ultraviolet light
  • feeling for texture or thinness
  • inspecting borders and printing quality

If you believe you have received counterfeit money, contact the Sheriff’s office non-emergency number at 540-459-6100. 

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Low flying aircraft expected in region

Low flying planes and helicopters will be flying over portions of Frederick and Clarke Counties through December.

The Virginia Department of Energy is aiding the U.S. Geological Survey in their national effort to modernize geographical maps, topographical surveys, and geochemical sampling.

This will be the area’s first high resolution public survey in 45 years.

No pictures or videos will be taken with the equipment.

Experienced pilots were contracted to fly as low as 300 feet to use instruments that will help scientists evaluate natural resources or potential hazards.

The pilots will operate out of Cumberland, Maryland.

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United Way’s record breaking campaign

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley announced the 2021-2022 campaign was one of their most successful in the organization’s history raising over $1 million dollars to serve the community.

The majority of those funds were raised through workplace giving programs and individual donations.

The organizations that contributed the most through workplace giving include Trex, Valley Health, and Navy Federal.

The United Way had a huge increase in requests over the past year and would not be able to serve those community members without these donations.

The money will be used for the United Way’s Impact Grants as well as to expand and maintain their flagship program, the Valley Assistance Network.

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Senator Tim Kaine visits the Valley

Senator Tim Kaine visited the area this past week making stops in Winchester, Frederick County and Front Royal.

While in Winchester, he visited the Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center and spoke on the importance of the future of Career and Technical Education.

He then went to Frederick County’s new water treatment which is under construction.

While in Front Royal, he spent time with the family of the former Front Royal mayor, George Banks.

He visited the family’s home along the newly renamed road in his honor and spoke on his ability to “build bridges” in the community.

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