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.

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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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West Virginia Health Departments confirm a case of rabies

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A rabies alert has been issued for Berkeley County West Virginia.

The Berkeley-Morgan County Health Departments were alerted to the report by the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services.

Awareness of the case of rabies is specifically for the Arden Nollville, Inwood area of West Virginia.

The positive rabies diagnosis was confirmed in a skunk on November 21st.

If you believe that you or a pet has come in contact with the animal, you are advised to contact the Berkeley County Health Department or Animal Control.

All citizens are reminded to make sure their pets are current and up to date with vaccinations against rabies and always avoid contact with wildlife.

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Gov. Youngkin orders flags at half-staff for Rosalynn Carter

Where President Biden has ordered all United States, Flags be flown at half-staff for former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

Govern Youngkin has also ordered all Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff as well.

The order is to honor the lifelong work, passion, and commitment as an advocate for woman, caregivers of children and aging families and the disabled and mental health communities.

The former first lady of the United States and Georgia passed away November 19 at the age of 96.

A motorcade will take the former first lady from Plains Georgia to Atlanta starting today at 10 a.m.

A public viewing for the former first lady will be held in Atlanta.

The flags have been ordered at half-staff until her interment.

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News Maker Niki Foster on Christmas in Front Royal

Christmas activities are in abundance and this weekend at the Gazebo things will be getting started in Front Royal.

Genesis Henry spoke with Front Royal Warren County Chamber of Commerce President Niki Foster about what’s planned in our latest news maker.

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Niki tells us that there is still time to be a part of the parade this year.

She also tells us the parade will be rather large and where it will be traveling.

Niki also tells us that the parade is only a small part of the festivities this year.

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Winchester’s Holiday Parade kicked off the season in Old Town

It’s parade season in the area and Winchester’s annual Holiday Parade steps off tonight in Old Town!

The parade begins at 7 pm and typically lasts an hour.

Following the parade at roughly 8 pm, a tree lighting ceremony with Santa will be held at the courthouse lawn area on the Loudoun Street Mall.

Road closures will begin at 5:30 pm surrounding the walking mall.

The parade route will follow Cameron Street to Piccadilly, left on Braddock St., left on Cork St. and finish at Loudoun St.

Roads will reopen at 8:30 pm.

For a full list of road closures for the Winchester Holiday Parade, click here.

To view the schedule for the other upcoming holiday parades in the area, click here.

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Trails reopen

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

Shenandoah National Park has announced that all trails around Rapidan Camp have reopened.

These areas were previously closed due to the Quaker Run Fire and the hazard of trees that had been weakened by the wildfire.

On November 17th, the Quaker Run Fire was declared 100% contained.

The wildfire affected 3,937 acres on private, state, and federal lands.

About 700 acres were within Shenandoah’s boundary.

Shenandoah’s complete fire ban remains in effect.

All open-air fires are prohibited, including in picnic areas and campgrounds.

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