Gov. Youngkin unveils his 2022 Virginia Energy Plan

An email from Governor Glenn Youngkin unveiled his 2022 Virginia Energy Plan.

While in Lynchburg Oct. 3 Governor Youngkin reveled his intentions for energy sustainability in Virginia.

The Plan focuses on an all of the above approach that harnesses nuclear, natural gas, renewable and new energy sources to satisfy the needs of the state.

The Governor’s plan outlines an increase in nuclear energy as an objective to make Virginia the world’s leading nuclear innovation hub.

Two of the nation’s largest nuclear manufacturing companies are located in  Lynchburg.

Those manufactures offer exciting opportunities to research and develop cutting edge nuclear generation technologies that will create new high paying jobs in the state while delivering reliable energy to Virginians according to House Commerce and Energy Chair Delegate Kathy Byron.

The Governor’s plan does include actions to protect our natural resources including farmland, rivers and streams.

The protections of those natural resources are not specified in the email.

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Front Royal woman receives 7 years for opiate operation

An ABC News affiliate reports that the Front Royal woman who ran an opiate network with coconspirators will serve seven years in prison.

Candie Calix of Front Royal also known as Summer Angel, Candie Kendall and Nicole Thomas worked alongside her codefendants Kendall Sovereign and Jessica Talbott in the scheme.

The group worked with an unnamed doctor and pharmacist in a scheme that saw tens of thousands of illicit oxycodone pills run through Northern Virginia over a decade.

Calix as a part of her plea agreement confirmed that she worked as an office assistant for an unidentified doctor.

Calix would refer patients to the doctor for prescriptions of medications that would then be kicked back to her to sell.

The patients included members of Calix’s family who all lived in a single property near Front Royal in what some describe as poverty.

According to inmate informants working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Calix  would sell the pills for about $25 each.

The investigation revealed that Calix could net approximately $5,000 a month or more.

While Calix will serve 7 years in prison Sovereign will serve 4 to 5 years and Talbott will serve 3 to 5 years.

It is unclear what consequences the pharmacist and doctor will receive if any.

The doctor and pharmacist’s names were obscured by prosecutors but they did make the scheme possible.

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UW of NSV and UW of FR/WC have merged

An email from the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) and the United Way of Front Royal Warren County (UWFR/WC) announced the two organizations  merger.

The UWNSV will bring their flagship programs in to the communities to better serve the Front Royal Warren County area.

This will also allow UWNSV to expand their Impact Grants programs to include Front Royal Warren County.

The service areas will now include Front Royal, Warren, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah Counties as well as the City of Winchester.

The UW will continue to have a physical presence in Front Royal Warren County at 134-B Peyton Street.

Lori Howard has been hired as the new Program Manager of the Front Royal Warren County Office.

The UWNSV will now be able to bring all of their infrastructure, financial resources and human support directly to the Front Royal Warren County community with this merger.

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News Maker Bryan Burns on Wild West at the Wayside

Sat. Oct. 8 Middletown will be dressed for the Wild West at the Wayside.

We spoke to one of the organizers of the event Bryan Burns in our latest news maker.

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

Bryan gives us a little history behind the event that they hope to make an annual celebration in Middletown.

He also tells us of some of the fun that is planned including a costume contest.

Bryan also tells us that there will be a shoot out every hour featuring some well known celebrities of Middletown.

The whole thing just sounds like a lot of fun.

Click here for Bryan’s interview.

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