REC offers grants for nonprofits in Power of Change

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is offering grants in their Power of Change campaign.

The campaign invites Cooperative member owners to round up their bill to the next dollar each month.

Twice a year REC offers the funds to organizations in the Cooperative’s service area to apply for the funds to be used to further their cause.

Applications to receive the funds are now open at the Cooperative’s website.

Applications must be submitted by Friday February 10 this year.

Click here to find out more and get an application from REC.

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Pagan leader receives 75 year sentencing for several crimes

Christopher Lamar Baker a leader of a Raleigh Based Pagans Motorcycle Club has been sentenced to 900 months in prison.

Lootpress reports the sentencing of the Pagan Motorcycle Club leader for his involvement in several crimes.

Baker was one of the 13 national leaders in the United States of the Pagans Motorcycle clubs.

Baker is accused of supplying over 268 kilograms of methamphetamine in Virginia and West Virginia and surrounding locations.

Baker also was facing charges of possession of firearms including a machine gun.

Baker is also implicated in directing his club members to promote violence including torture and cutting off the fingers of an opponent.

The Pagan leader is also accused of being involved in a murder of an individual who sold him fake drugs.

Baker used a network of Pagan members to commit crimes, distribute drugs and guns in several states including Georgia, N. Carolina, Virginia and W. Virginia.

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PCSO announces the outcome of an ICAC investigation

The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the outcome of a case involving the Northern Virginia Washington DC Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (NOVA-DC ICAC) investigation.

Page County Sheriff’s Office Deputies in conjunction with the NOVA-DC ICAC Task Force made an arrest on Feb.10 2021.

On Feb. 6, 2023 Juan Francisco Alejandro- Munoz was sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to sodomy by force on a child.

During sentencing Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Armanda Clymer argued that the life sentence be imposed due to the egregiousness of the offense.

Page County Sheriff Chad Cubbage commended everyone involved in the investigation and prosecutorial effort.

Cubbage also commended the Collins Center for playing a major role in this case and many other cases involving juveniles.

The Collins Center offers advocacy and compassionate and collaborative support to those affected by sexual harm.

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News Maker Dale Corey on events with the SAR

February is a busy month for the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

We spoke with the representative of the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Dale Corey in our latest news maker.

Dale tells us of the upcoming events and the wide area the SAR group will be covering in the month of February alone.

He also tells us that the busiest part of the year is yet to come.

Dale also tells us that there are only a limited number of tickets available for the Feb. 20 event in Winchester.

Tickets for that event are available through the French and Indian War Foundation with information found here.

Click here for Dale’s news maker.

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