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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News Maker Lisa Wilt on the Red Cross blood shortage

The American Red Cross is reporting a 20 percent drop in the blood supply.

We spoke to American Red Cross Account Manager II Lisa Wilt in our latest news maker segment.

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

Lisa tells us that the 20 percent drop is typical for this time of year.

She also tells how we can help in the situation.

Lisa also gives us some insight on donating blood.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

If you can make an appointment to donate blood at using your zip code to give at a time that is convenient for you at a location near you.

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Furever Friday: Meet Charlotte


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

This week we’re featuring Charlotte a beautiful 4 year old uniquely colored tabby cat. She does have the color of a tabby with orange and white markings like a calico, they call that tabico. Charlotte is other cat friendly and is ready for adoption. Charlotte like all adoptable animals at the shelter is vaccinated, combo tested, microchipped, spayed and or neutered.     

If you are interested in giving Charlotte her furever 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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Annual Route 11 yard crawl begins Saturday 8/13 officially

The 17th annual 43 mile long yard sale yard crawl will begin officially Sat. Aug. 13.

Some sporadic setups have been known to start as early as the Friday before along Route 11.

The yard sale yard crawl starts in New Market stretching all the way north to Stephens City.

The annual event has been known to attract people from all over the United States and has grown to include specials from brick and mortar vendors in several of the cities and towns along the route.

More importantly this, for motorist, means extreme caution needs to be taken when traveling Route 11 in that stretch.

The travel will be slow and people can be known to cross Route 11 in many unexpected locations.

Cars have been known to move exceptionally slow and stopping suddenly and indiscriminately along the route.

Caution is advised while traveling on Route 11 Saturday officially or if you are not into yard sales avoiding  the road all together on August 13 if you can.

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WPD receive trauma kits from WMC

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Because Law Enforcement are often the first on any scene needing to secure it before Emergency Personnel can even enter the area medical kits have been requested and received.

Often Law Enforcement need to provide life saving measures before Emergency Medical Services can even arrive.

It is vital that those Officers have the equipment and training to provide those measures.

According to Winchester City’s website this is why the Winchester Trauma Leadership have requested and received $10,000 worth of equipment.

The request included 45 kits of medical grade trauma management products.

The kits are provided by the Winchester Medical Center (WCM) Foundation and will be regularly updated and swapped out for hospital use before they expire.

These kits include all the items necessary for Officers to begin lifesaving measures immediately.

Training of Law Enforcement personnel will be provided by Winchester Fire and Rescue Personnel.

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River Report: 8-12-22

In this edition of the Shenandoah River Report, Mark Frondorf has more on algal mats on the North Fork and bacteria levels in the Shenandoah. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors, where Don Roberts can help you plan your Shenandoah River adventure! Visit them at