Sports: Friday, June 21, 2024

VBL Scores and Schedule, Nats Drop 2 Of 3 To D-Backs, O’s Embarrass Yankees 17-5

Lane Thomas’ 430-foot blast gives the Nats an early lead in a 5-2 loss to the D-Backs. Courtesy Nationals’ Radio Network…

River Report: 6-21-24

In the latest Shenandoah River Report, Mark Frondorf looks back at last year’s drought and compares those conditions to what might be ahead this Summer. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors, where Don Roberts and his crew can get you out on the River! Find out more at

Preliminary report on the Clarke County Long Branch fire released

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Clarke County Department of fire and EMS and Emergency Management Chief Wayne Whetsell released preliminary report by email on the Long Branch Fire.

The fire destroyed the stable at Long Branch Historic House and farm.

Where many horses were taken to safety one horse did perish in the blaze.

The fire was first reported at approximately 9:15 p.m. Tuesday June 18.

Crews from Clarke County, Mount Weather, Frederick County, Warren County, and Fauquier County responded.

Crews resorted to using a dry hydrant at the pond on the Long Branch property to fight the fire.

No civilians or firefighters were injured in the suppression efforts.

A go fund me account has been set up by Long Branch Historic House and Farm to benefit and support the woman who lost her horse and equipment in the fire here.

The cause and damage incurred by the fire remains under investigation.

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Frederick County exporter graduates from VALET program

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that 11 companies across the Commonwealth, including one in Frederick County, have graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s VALET program.

VALET, or Virginia Leaders in Export Trade, assists exporters in the state that have firmly established domestic operations and are committed to international exporting to help the business grow.

Frederick County’s representative in the program was Evolve Stone, Inc. which relocated to the area from Massachusetts in 2012, and they are makers of the world’s first Face-Nailed Artificial Stone.

Evolve Stone is also the only mortarless, color-throughout stone veneer on the market.

Through the two year VALET program, Evolve Stone and the other graduating companies were provided:

  • International sales development plan services
  • Assistance from experienced international service providers
  • Meetings with potential partners
  • Educational events
  • Customized market research

52 companies are currently participating in the VALET Program which has helped 455 Virginia based businesses since its inception in 2002.

To learn more about the VALET Program and this graduating class, click here.

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News Maker Jason Winner on WCSO activities and more

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) have been busy lately with more community activities to come.

We spoke with WCSO Major Jason Winner about what has been happening and what’s to come in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

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Major Winner tells us they have welcomed some new officers to the force with more opportunity still available.

He also tells us how involved with the community the Sheriff’s Office is.

The Major also tells us where you are going to be seeing them in the near future with some interesting equipment like the rollover simulator.

Click here for Major Winner’s latest news maker.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.