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Scott Bradley speaks with News Maker and Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland for their monthly chat.
They discuss the noteworthy contributions of the Animal Control Unit recently.
They also talk about the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office’s upcoming free youth camp.
For Lenny’s News Maker, click here.
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For the sixth time in the last three years, Central (11-0) and Strasburg (8-2) meet on the gridiron; this time in the second round of the VHSL playoffs.
In their first meeting this year, Central emerged victorious and claimed the Bull Run District Championship with a 28-7 win.
That game was closer than the final score implies as Central added a few late scores.
Strasburg had numerous opportunities in that game to put points on the board where they came up short and a few defensive plays that allowed 4th down conversions.
If Strasburg can correct those mistakes, they will be able to go toe-to-toe with one of the most dominant teams in Virginia over the last two years in Class 2 football, the Central Falcons.
Central has not lost since last year’s State Championship against Graham and has looked to be on a mission to get back to Salem.
The Falcon’s dynamic running game was too much for the Rams in the last matchup which allowed star running back Tyler Forbes to reach 164 yards and Jacob Williams-Warner to reach 140 yards on two carries.
Forbes recently claimed the Central High School career rushing record in the first round matchup against Stuarts Draft when he passed Johnnie Williams with 3,308 yards.
Central’s gameplan will once again revolve around Forbes and his bruising style, but they have shown some big play capability through the air as the season has progressed.
Both team’s have been dominant in the trenches and it will basically be a Bull Run All District All Star game between both team’s lines.
The more physical team who can limit mistakes will win the game.
Strasburg has a nasty taste in their mouth after losing to Central in last year’s playoffs and in the regular season finale, but the Falcons playoff experience and home field advantage should give them the boost they need to get past the Rams in a tight one, 22-14.
Press play below for my interview with Strasburg Head Coach Mark Roller.
Welcome back to Furever Friday!
Each week, we spotlight an adoptable Pet from the Humane Society of Warren County.
Carly is sweet girl who enjoys the simple things in life like belly rubs.
She loves to soak in all the the attention.
This sweetheart is about 6 years old and super sweet!
She just recently got a spa day at Shear Elegance in hopes she will catch the eye of her furever family!
Cary has lived with another dog but was said to be bullied by the other dog in the home resulting in altercation.
We are not sure about cats and would love for all the children in the home to come to the meet and greet before adoption.
She loves to go on long walks and lounge in the play yard.
Carly should not be left unattended in a fenced in yard.
She is a collie mix who is spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations and 4DX tested.
If you would like to give Carly a forever home, please fill out an application at humanesocietywarrencounty.com.
Once you apply and are approved, a staff member will contact you with the next steps.
You can also check out the Humane Society of Warren County’s adoptable pets on petfinder.com.
Furever Friday is proudly sponsored by Shear Elegance Pet Boutique.
Shear Elegance Pet Boutique has been giving pets the love, care and respect they deserve since 2011.
Visit them today off John Marshall Highway and on Facebook.
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Warren County and Frederick County’s Departments of Fire and Rescue issued an open air burning ban.
The decision was in accordance with the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code due to the extreme atmospheric and drought conditions impacting Front Royal, Winchester, Frederick and Warren County.
No one within the county or town limits shall kindle or maintain any open burning during this time.
This includes all bonfires, ceremonial fires, camp fires and barrel fires.
The regulation does not include barbecues, grills, smokers, or any device that emits smoke through a chimney or stack.
Some safety tips mentioned to reduce the chances of fire include the proper discarding of cigarettes, avoiding grass with your vehicle so that the exhaust does not contact dry grass or leaves, and trailers using safety chains should check that they are not dragging on the ground which can create a spark.
The releases also recommend moving anything that will burn away from structures, cutting back or removing dry and dead plants around the home, and notifying the electric company if dead trees or limbs endanger electric wires.
The Winchester Medical Center attained its fourth Magnet recognition for its commitment to nursing excellence.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program awards healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards to determine high-quality nursing.
Only 10% of hospitals throughout the country, including 27 in Virginia, have earned the Magnet designation.
Some of the components used to gauge an organization include the quality of nursing leadership, coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.
To achieve initial recognition, healthcare organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy electronic application, written patient care documentation, an on-site visit, and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.
Organizations must reapply every 4 years.
Winchester Medical Center was first designated in 2008 and redesignated in 2013 and 2018.
Organizations with the recognition have shown to have higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure rescue rates, higher job satisfaction among nurses, and lower nurse reports of intentions to leave.
The Salvation Army Front Royal Corps’ annual Red Kettle Campaign will kick off Saturday, November 18th at 12:30 at the Wal-Mart off Route 522.
The Kettle Kick Off was originally scheduled for Thursday, November 16th at Rural King but was moved.
Funds raised through the Kettle Campaign go directly back to the local community to support those in need.
Each year, the Front Royal Corps assists over a thousand families with rent, mortgage, or utility payments, hygiene items, food, and clothing.
To make this event a success, the Salvation Army relies on organizations to “adopt” days at the kettle and engage in a friendly competition with other groups for bragging rights.
Individuals are also crucial to the success of the campaign as they fill critical scheduling gaps.
The Salvation Army Front Royal Corps supports Warren, Page, and Rappahannock Counties as well as Strasburg.
Kettles will be outside numerous area stores and businesses Monday through Saturday beginning on November 18th through Christmas Eve.
A link to register to ring the bell is available here.
Virginia Senator Mark Warner and Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan introduced bipartisan legislation to support spaceports across the nation.
The legislation will increase investment in space and address the spaceport bottleneck.
The Alleviate Spaceport Traffic by Rewarding Operators Act, or ASTRO, would award funding to spaceports with a track record of launches, protecting and promoting America’s strategic, military, and commercial interests in space exploration while supporting their local economies.
The ASTRO Act would help private spaceports get the resources they need to improve the infrastructure and increase launch capacity and cadence.
Through the Act, spaceports would receive $250,000 for each licensed launch and $100,000 for each permitted launch up to $2.5 million to promote investment in spaceports that have a record of successful launches.
One of the spaceports eligible for those funds includes Wallops Island in Virginia.
To view the Senator’s full release, click here.