WCSO units track and help apprehend a Pennsylvania fugitive

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports that their units tracked and helped apprehend a Pennsylvania fugitive.

On February 3 the WCSO was called in to assist the Virginia State Police (VSP) in a man hunt.

A fugitive from Minersville, Pennsylvania was tracked to the Guard Hill Road area of Warren County.

Warren County Canine units were called in to track the suspect.

Deputies Anderson and Gregory with their partners Rooster and Roman respectively covered and tracked nearly a mile and a half to bring the suspect to justice.

The two units tracked the suspect to a rooftop apparently in an attempt to avoid being tracked.

Despite the effort Scott Allen Parsons was tracked and taken into custody by VSP.

The effort was only possible through the help of the Canine units.

If you live in the Guard Hill Road area, you may have received the Rave Mobile Safety Alert about the incident the morning of February 3.

The Rave Safety Alerts are available to everyone from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office by signing up here.

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FCPS announce two new appointments

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Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) announced two new appointments with Allison Post appointed as Supervisor of Career and Technical Education and Stephanie Reed as Redbud Elementary School Principal.

School Superintendent Dr. George Hummer made the appointments and announcements at the February 6 School Board meeting.

Post moves into her new position from her work-based learning coordinator job which she has held since 2022.

Post brings at least 9 years of experience of work within the Frederick County Public School system to the position.

Post takes over for Mary Beth Echeverria who is taking a position at the Dowell J. Howard Center.

Stephanie Reed moves from her assistant principal position to principal, taking over for Joseph Strong.

Strong was named the FCPS’s Assistant Director of Student support Services in October.

Reed brings at least 26 years of experience in elementary education to the principal position at Redbud Elementary School.

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SHS Marching Band hosts inaugural Charity Golf Tournament and Live Music Event

The Sherando High School Marching Band is hosting their inaugural Charity Golf Tournament and Live Music Event at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club on Friday, May 24, 2024.

The golf tournament will begin with a shotgun start at noon and include closest to the pin, hole-in-one, and longest drive competitions.

After golf, Crosswinds will provide live music from 7 pm – 9 pm with light food and a cash bar.

Early bird registration is now available for golf or music only tickets until March 31st.

Sherando Band Boosters President Adam Stein said, “I look forward to reaching out within our community to host our inaugural Charity Golf Tournament and Live Music Event…The funds raised will play a pivotal role in nurturing the talents and providing essential resources for our student musicians and color guard members.”

For more information or to register for the tournament, click here.

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News Maker Margo Roseum on SNP’s Education Programs

Shenandoah National Park (SNP) offers several educational opportunities both on and off park grounds.

We spoke with SNP Education Program Manager Margo Roseum about these opportunities in our latest news maker.

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Margo tells us that the program has been an important part of educating people about the park for all ages for sometime.

She also reviews the wide range of topics that are offered through the program.

Margo also tells us how to set up the program in class, online, or at the park.

Click here for Margo’s news maker.

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