News Maker Susana Calley of BRH on coping with loss

Christmas can be a stressful time for people who have lost a loved one.

We spoke to Susana Calley Family and Support Services Manager at Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH) about coping with loss in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

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Susana tells us of one of several events to cope with loss happening November 29.

She also tells us about some of the services offered at BRH for coping.

Susana also encourages volunteers to share some of the joy of the season with BRH residents.

Click here for Susana’s news maker.

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FCSO seeks a man with ties to Frederick County after chase

Fauquier Co. Sheriff's Logo used by permission by Fauquier County Deputy Jeffery Long

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) report that they are seeking Dylan John Knouse who has ties to Frederick County and Richmond.

Knouse is wanted for felony eluding law enforcement in several counties.

The 30-year-old Knouse most recently was tracked in a rental vehicle Thanksgiving Day traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Winchester Road in Fauquier County.

After a Fauquier County Deputy attempted a traffic stop Knouse sped up to well over 100 miles per hour.

From Winchester Road Knouse sped to Interstate 66 heading west with speeds of at least 120 miles per hour.

Knouse passed several other vehicles including on the right shoulder of the interstate.

Eventually Knouse took exit 13 into Linden and east onto John Marshall Highway.

After numerous erratic maneuvers Knouse turned on to Fiery Run Road and finally abandoned his vehicle on Harrels Corner Road.

Several warrants have been issued by the magistrate for Knouse’s capture.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the FCSO at 540-347-3300.

A picture of Knouse is found here.

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Laurel Ridge partners with JMU to address teacher shortage

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Laurel Ridge Community College is entering a partnership with James Madison University and Germanna Community College to give aspiring teachers a jump start on their degrees while still in high school and address the ongoing teacher shortage.

The Future Educators Academy will help students earn associate degrees while completing their high school advanced studies diploma.

Students will then receive guaranteed admission into JMU’s highly acclaimed College of Education program and can earn their bachelor’s degree within two years.

This opportunity will be available through both Middletown and Fauquier campuses at Laurel Ridge in the fall of 2025.

Laurel Ridge President Kim Blosser said, “All of the public school divisions in our service region are experiencing teacher shortages, and our rural school divisions are often hit the hardest. We are very excited to help meet that need by educating high school students who live and work in our region.”

For more information on the new program, click here.

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Front Royal lifts water conservation efforts

The recent rains and the light snow that fell early November 28 is helping to bring the South Fork of the Shenandoah River back to a more normal level.

This has enabled the town of Front Royal to announce the lifting all water conservation restrictions for now.

So far Front Royal is the only community that has officially lifted the water conservation restrictions.

Any questions can be directed to the Front Royal Water Treatment plant at 540-636-7474.

Be mindful of ever-changing conditions as the entire region has been under water conservation efforts since at least late August.

Water levels are constantly being monitored by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

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VSP investigate an Augusta County Sheriff’s Deputy

VSP official patch and logo used by permission by Information Officer Brent Coffey

The Virginia State Police (VSP) announced the opening of an investigation on an Augusta County Sheriff’s Deputy after a September 29 high speed chase and apprehension.

VSP opened the investigation after the arrest and hospitalization of the driver Adam Ryan Martin.

Martin suffered injuries during the arrest and a warrant was issued by state police for the arrest of Augusta County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant William Mikolay.

Mikolay is charged with felony malicious wounding and misdemeanor assault and battery in the arrest of Martin.

Mikolay has been released on a $5,000 unsecured bond and has been placed on administrative leave.

The investigation is being conducted by VSP under the direction of the Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney with a court date pending.

After the high-speed chase and foot pursuit by officers Martin appeared to turn in a fighting stance and a physical altercation between, he and the deputy ensued.

The 30-year-old Matin was wanted on several charges in other jurisdictions before his arrest.

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Christmas parade schedule for the area

Christmas parade

Everyone loves a parade, here are a few from our area.

We hope to see you there!

November 27th, 7 pm – Winchester

December 1st, 6:30 pm – Woodstock

December 2nd, Noon – Berryville

December 2nd, 4 pm – Front Royal

December 2nd, 4:30 pm – Strasburg

December 3rd, 2 pm – Middletown

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News Makers Bill and Wayne on Kiwanis’ Pancake Day

The December Kiwanis Club’s Pancake Day is this Saturday December 2.

We spoke with Kiwanis Club members Bill Powers and Wayne Barber about the event in our latest news maker.

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Wayne explains that Pancake Day is the Kiwanis Clubs’ biggest fundraiser.

He also explains how the funds raised help the community.

Bill explains how easy it is to get in touch with the Kiwanis Club to either help out in their events or to become a member.

Click here for Wayne and Bill’s news maker.

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The Duke’s Hoops Preview: Strasburg vs Warren County

Basketball season has arrived and our coverage tips off tonight at 7:20 as Warren County hosts Strasburg on Fox Sports Radio 1450 and streaming at and the Tune In Radio App.

Strasburg is coming off a great season last year as they advanced all the way to the State Quarterfinals before falling to the Division I basketball factory, John Marshall.

The Rams have some star power returning including a favorite for Player of the Year in the Bull Run District, Walker Conrad.

The 6’7″ senior forward, was a 1st team All District and 2nd team All State selection last season after finishing with 16 ppg, 8.2 rpg, and 2.9 apg.

Another returner for the Rams is Conrad’s tight end counterpart on the gridiron, Griffin Carter.

Carter was a 2nd team All District selection last year and averaged 7.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, and 1.2 apg.

Warren County struggled last season but returns an experienced team with 11 seniors.

Marshall Barton and Raymond Dingess were two of the teams leading scorers last year and either one can light up the score sheet on any night.

Barton was a 2nd team All District selection and an extremely efficient shooter averaging 14.8 ppg shooting 40.4%.

He also shot 32.2% from outside the arc and was one of the area leaders from the free throw line shooting 71%.

Dingess averaged 7.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.2 apg, and 1.1 spg with his season high coming against Brentsville where he finished with 25 points including 11 in the first quarter.

Last year when Strasburg and Warren County faced off, the Rams took the win in both matchups.

Strasburg led basically from start to finish in both games with a combined score of 99-56.

Conrad led the way with 25 points and 15 rebounds the first go round and 17 points the second.

The first matchup also saw Warren County held scoreless for the entire second period.

Strasburg’s emphasis on defense and having the largest, most talented player on the floor in Conrad will help them secure the victory, 55-32.

Next week, we will be back at Warren County High School as the Wildcats host Luray High School with a tip off scheduled for 7:30, pregame coverage at 7:20 on Fox Sports Radio 1450 and

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WCFR report the death of one in residential fire

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) report the death of one in a November 24 fire.

Warren County Assistant Fire Chief Gerry Maiatico confirmed by phone the loss of life in a devastating fire.

On Friday morning November 24 Fire Personnel reported to the residential structure fire at 240 Blue Ridge Avenue.

On arrival Firefighters found the home fully involved and were told by neighbors there was a person inside.

The fire was so intense it took time to suppress it to enable first responders to enter.

Once inside the remains of a human were found.

Those remains have been transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine cause of death and confirm the identity of the victim.

The Front Royal Police Department and Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office are assisting in the investigation.

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