FCSO rescue unconscious driver from pond

Frederick County Sheriff’s (FCSO) report the rescue of an unconscious driver from a pond off of Papermill Road.

FCSO responded to a call Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. responded to reports of an SUV that had driven off the road and into a pond in the area of Papermill Road and Harrison Lane.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they could see the SUV submerged up to the hood of the vehicle and the driver slumped over the steering wheel.

Deputies entered the water and removed the unconscious driver, Michael Surgent of Mechanicsville, from the vehicle.

The driver was given a dose of Narcan and regained consciousness.

Aerosol cans were recovered from his vehicle and it’s believed he was huffing chemicals which led to him losing control of the vehicle.

He is charged with huffing chemicals, reckless driving and driving under the influence.

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BRWC accepting internship applications

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center is accepting applications for their Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship and Wildlife Education Internship.

Interns will learn about different wildlife species, handling techniques, diet preparation, and more alongside their trained staff of veterinarians, rehabilitators, and educators.

Applicants can choose between a part time, 2 days per week position, or a full time, 4 days per week position.

Limited housing is available for applicants who qualify and all interns receive a weekly stipend.

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Staunton man arrested for sexually abusing child

Staunton Police arrested Anthony Lewis, 67, of Staunton, on February 2nd from a Budget Inn where he was living on Greenville Avenue.

The arrest stems from allegations he sexually abused a boy under the age of 14 years old in 2021.

He is charged with one count of abduction, two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, two counts of forcible sodomy, and two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

He is being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond. 

Lewis was previously convicted of forcible sodomy in Rockingham County in 1984.

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News Maker Greg Rogers on SVEC scholarships and board seats

As we do the first Friday of every month, we check in with Shenandoah Valley Electric  Cooperative (SVEC).

We spoke with SVEC President and CEO Greg Rogers in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Greg tells us that there are scholarships available for students until Feb. 16.

He also tells us that board of director seats are open in many SVEC service locations.

Greg also tells us what it takes to be a member of the board of directors and the incentive to become one.

Click here for Greg’s news maker.

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