News Maker Dana Winner on Warren County activities

Warren County has several activities for young people in the month of November.

We spoke with Warren County’s Parks and Recreations Office Manager Dana Winner about the activities in our latest news maker.

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Dana tells us of all the activities offered by Parks and Recreation and how to get involved.

She also tells us of opportunities to get involved by coaching or being a mentor with the young people.

Dana also has details on getting involved with people and classes by teaching your interest or hobby through the county.

Click here for Dana’s interview.

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WPD arrest one and seek another in a hit and run

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Winchester Police Department (WPD) report a hit and run Nov. 1 on Berryville Avenue around 10 p.m.

Officers found a 26-year-old male who had been struck by a vehicle while he was on his bicycle.

The victim was transported to Winchester Medical Center with multiple fractures and serious non-life threatening injuries.

A witness was able to provide crucial information in the incident and an arrest was made shortly thereafter.

A 17-year-old male from Winchester now faces charges of driving without a license, felony hit and run and felony causing injury to another while racing.

Authorities are still investigating and would like anyone with any information on a green Dodge Charger which was the second vehicle involved in what appears to have been a racing incident to contact the WPD.

You can call 540-662-4131 or 540-665-TIPS or use the P3 app.to report any information.

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FCSO warn citizens of recent car burglaries

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) announced that they are investigating a series of thefts from vehicles in Frederick County.

Typically the victims have been in one of the area’s fitness centers and had their vehicle’s window broken and valuables stolen.

Reports of stolen items have come in from several of the fitness centers in the area.

Authorities are asking the public to be vigilant and be sure not to have any valuables visible from a vehicle’s window.

More effectively do not leave valuables in the vehicle at all as a smashed window enables a perpetrator to rifle through the vehicle.

Authorities are asking anyone with any information on the incidents to contact the FCSO.

Call 540-662-6162 or use the Winchester, Frederick, Clarke Crime Solvers number 540-665-TIPS or the P3 app.

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VSP seek information on a hit and run

Virginia State Police (VSP) continue to investigate a fatal hit and run in Spotsylvania County.

An email from VSP confirms that two pedestrians were struck from behind by a red pickup truck will walking along Lafayette Boulevard at around 1 a.m. Nov. 1.

The impact killed 36-year-old John W. Kern of Spotsylvania County.

A 36-year-old female pedestrian from Spotsylvania County was also struck.

The unidentified female suffered minor injuries as a result of the impact and was treated at the scene.

Authorities are now searching for a red pickup that should have damage on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Anyone with any information on the incident or the truck is asked to contact your local authorities and Virginia State Police.

Contact VSP Senior Trooper M. Gremillion at 540-891-4108 or by email at questions@VSP.virginia.gov.

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News Maker Mike Ashby on WATTS of Winchester

The Winchester Area Temporary Transitional Shelter (WATTS) has a fundraiser Sat. Nov. 5 at Kernstown Battlefield.

WATTS provides temporary shelter to the homeless in the Winchester area.

We spoke with WATTS Vice President Mike Ashby about a fundraiser in our latest news maker.

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Mike tells us that WATTS is the recipient of the funds from the Half Marathon Relay at Kernstown Battlefield and how to register here.

He also tells us that the official opening of the shelter takes place Nov. 5 as well.

Mike also tells us that what was Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter is now Winchester Area Temporary Transitional Shelter and why.

Click here for Mike’s interview.

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Virginia exempts tax rates on certain items in 2023

Beginning January 1, 2023 food purchased for home consumption and essential items for  personal hygiene will see a reduced tax rate according to the Virginia Tax website.

Previously groceries were subject to a 1.5 percent state sales tax with a 1 percent local option retail sales and use tax.

As of January 1, food for home consumption and the essential personal hygiene items will be exempt from all regional and additional local tax rates.

Previously the Retail sales and use tax generally imposed a total combined rate of 5.3 percent tax rate statewide.

As of January 1, food for home consumption and essential personal hygiene items will be exempt from all regional and additional local tax rates.

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Berryville’s requirements to fill the vacant council seat

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Berryville has announced the requirements to fill the vacant council seat.

Town Manager Keith Dalton announced a process to fill the Ward 1 councilmember position that has been vacant since October 26.

Any qualified voter from Ward 1 can submit a letter of interest, the completed Talent Bank Form and resume to the Town Clerk by November 18.

The Town Council will hold a meeting December 5 to interview candidates and deliberate on the appointment.

The Council may meet later December 5 if necessary but hopes to appoint someone on that date.

A special election will be held on November 7, 2023.

The newly appointed member’s term will expire on December 31, 2023.

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News Maker Linda Tyler on 2 for 2 breaking world records

On Oct. 29 the 2 for 2 Foundation attempted to break 2 world records to raise awareness to their efforts to bring an indoor pool and ice skating rink facility to the region.

We spoke with 2 for 2 Foundation Board Chairperson Linda Tyler about the attempt and what’s next for the Foundation in our latest news maker.

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Linda tells us how the Guinness World Record Officials have to be provided with to insure the world record was broken.

She also explains that the 2 For 2 Foundation has been with the Guinness Officials for a while before the attempt was even made.

Linda also tells us what is still to come from the 2 For 2 Foundation to continue to raise funds and awareness.

Click here for Linda’s interview.

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