WCBS advocates for teacher raises and staff additions

Warren County Virginia new logo used by permission by Warren County Director of Technology Todd Jones

A press release from the Warren County Board of Supervisors (WCBS) ensures that the Warren County Public Schools’ budget provides for teacher raises.

The Board of Supervisors supports a school budget sufficient to cover teacher’s 3 percent raises including increases and the hiring of an additional agriculture teacher at Skyline High School.

The Board of Supervisors requests that the Warren County School Board (WCSB) honor the request over any non-labor increases.

Shenandoah District supervisor John Stanmyer noted that he believes that the board found great solutions that allow the School Board to provide their employees with what is needed while addressing the funding challenges the county is facing.

The WCBS) and Public-School Board continue to work together to fine tune their respective budgets for the upcoming 2025 budget year.

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FCSO awards 4 Frederick County students with scholarships

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports by email the awarding of 4 scholarships to deserving Frederick County Students.

Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland presented four Frederick County Students with $1,000 scholarships for college attendance.

The scholarships are awarded through the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute and is provided yearly for students pursuing an education in criminal justice.

Applications will become available on the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute website by January 31, 2025, and must be submitted by May 1, 2025.

Students who meet the qualifications must attend a Virginia College and or University for the 2025-26 school year.

The 2024 recipients of these scholarships are Morgan A. Robinson, Noelle A. Redden, Abigail M. Mauck and Reagan A. Kite.

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VSP investigate a fatal plane crash in Culpeper County

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

Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email the investigation of  a fatal plane crash May 17 in Culpeper County.

The small, private aircraft went down in the 13000 block of Spillman Road near Brandy Station in Culpeper County.

The crash occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m.

A news release from Virginia State Police Sgt. Brent Coffey did not identify the pilot, who was the sole occupant and died at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were notified, and the crash remains under investigation.

Further details are expected at the end of the investigation.

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News Maker Sheriff Lenny Millholland on Peace Officer Memorial

As we try to do at least once a month we check in with Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland in our latest news makers.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

Sheriff Millholland has an update on the Deputy that had an usual mishap on Interstate 81.

He also reminds us of the local Peace Officers that we have lost in the line of duty as we commemorate Peace Officer Memorial Day.

Sheriff Millholland also shares some interesting stories about former Sheriffs of Frederick County with us.

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Sports: Monday, May 20, 2024

FRLL Action Tonight On 1450, Phils Sweep Nats, Schauffele Wins PGA Championship

Eddie Rosario and Jesse Winker crack homers in the Nats’ 11-5 loss to Philly. Courtesy Nationals Radio Network…

Virginia job growth continues in April

Job growth continued in April in Virginia, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The bureau’s Local Area Unemployment Statistics showed the number of employed Virginians increased by 517 to 4 million, 455 thousand 81. That’s over 204 thousand more Virginians employed since January 2022, according to a news release from Governor Glenn Youngkin’s office.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained below 3 percent at 2.8 percent in April, down 0.1 percent from last month. The national unemployment rate was 3.9 percent.

“Our goal since day one has been for more Virginians to hear the words ‘you are hired,’ and each new job created represents a step toward a stronger Commonwealth and a promising future for all Virginians,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “It is our strong job growth that enabled us to pass and sign a bipartisan budget this week, making historic investments in areas important to our workforce, such as childcare for working families, behavioral health, and education. We will keep Virginia on a winning path and strengthen our economic vitality and our communities.”