News Maker Sheriff Carter on Shenandoah Co. SROs

Once a month we try to check in with Shenandoah County Sheriff Tim Carter to see what’s top of mind in the County.

In our latest news maker Sheriff Carter focuses on Shenandoah County School Resource Officers (SROs).

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Sheriff Carter tells us how SROs came about in Shenandoah County.

He also tells us about school systems that have done away with the Officers.

Sheriff Carter also addresses the use of social media and how it can sometimes hamper the efforts of the Officers and agency itself.

Click here for Sheriff Carter’s news maker.

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Furever Friday: Meet Luke


Welcome back to Furever Friday! Each week, we spotlight an adoptable Pet from the Humane Society of Warren County.

This week we’re featuring Luke an approximately 5 year old bulldog mix. Luke is a fun loving goofball who loves to play. Luke loves to go on long walks and gives big hugs. He also has a cute underbite.        

If you would like to give Luke a forever home please fill out an application at  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

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.

The Humane Society of Warren County offers their Pick of the Litter Thrift Store at 450 S. Commerce Ave. Front Royal.

A great way to support the Humane Society of Warren County by way of both purchase and donations.   

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


FCSO arrest two Frederick County Public School associates

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports the arrest of two Frederick County Public School (FCPS) associates.

Emily Walker a Physical Education Teacher and Basketball Coach at Frederick County Middle School and Matthew Geyer a Sherando High School aide are in custody.

Walker is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child which is a felony.

Walker turned herself in voluntarily after cellphone investigation showed evidence of hundreds of text messages between, she and a then 12-year-old student.

The messages over several weeks indicated an escalation in expectations of physical contact.

Further investigation revealed that the now 13-year-old student did meet with Walker on more than one occasion on school property and kissed.

Walker is currently being held in the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention facility.

A second investigation of alleged inappropriate behavior led to the arrest of Sherando High School aide Matthew Geyer.

Geyer allegedly had a consensual sexual encounter with a 16 year old male student after the two met on social media months ago.

The investigation confirmed that the pair met off school property at the victim’s home where sexual contact was made.

Geyer is currently being held without bond at the Adult Detention facility and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Initial charges have been placed against both FCPS associates and no further information will be released pending the upcoming court proceedings.

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

VSP investigate a fatal accident involving New Market residents

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Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email the investigation of a fatal two-vehicle accident in Rockingham County.

Mar. 22 at  approximately 4:50 p.m. a Chevrolet Traverse heading west on Route 211 attempted a left turn onto a private driveway and collided with an eastbound Toyota Camry.

The driver of the Chevrolet 47-year-old Jennifer L. Silvious of New Market sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Rockingham County Medical Center.

The driver of the Toyota 72 year old Denice R. Grove of New Market suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to the UVA Medial Center.

A passenger of the Toyota 101-year-old New Market resident Melba E. Grove died at the scene.

A second passenger of the Toyota 69-year-old New Market resident Beatrice S. Antisdel suffered life-threatening injuries and was also transported to UVA Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the Toyota Silvious has been charged with reckless driving in the incident.

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

PCSO updates condition of dog found chained to a fence

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Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) shared an update on the dog that was found padlocked to a barbed wire fence last year.

The dog now named Kaiya has recovered from her ordeal and appears to be readjusted to being a normal beautiful dog.

Now Kaiya is ready to be adopted into a family that deserves her.

Kaiya is crate-trained, walks nicely on a leash and rides in a car well.

She is not rude to other dogs but does not seem to take well to other female dogs.

She would probably do better with a couple without children but she does like adventure.

If you are interested in giving Kaiya a good home click here and send a private message to begin the adoption process.

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

BRWC works to prevent the needless loss of life

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The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (BRWC) is working to prevent the needless loss of life through education.

A well intentioned homeowner found a young Red Fox Kit who they believed needed assistance and took it to work with them.

The person found the Kit at their home but needing to report to work took the animal with them where co-workers and others handled it.

A Frederick County Animal Control Officer was called to take the animal.

It was apparent to the Officer that there was a potential rabies exposure and as is the law reported it to the Health Department.

To protect those who handled the animal the Health Department had no choice but to euthanasia the animal.

Examinations for rabies has to be done by looking at the animal’s brain stem which means the animal has to be euthanized.

Where the results of the rabies test are not yet available the action had to be taken for protection of those involved.

The BRWC would like to remind the public that it is always recommended that you call a professional wildlife handler first and not to even touch a wild animal even if you might think it needs assistance.

Call your local animal control office which is a division of your local Law Enforcement Office to ensure the animal is cared for properly and prevent this heartbreaking loss of life.

For a look at this beautiful young animal click here but be aware in this writer’s opinion it is hard to look at knowing what happened to this little one.

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

News Maker Todd Jones on spring activities

Spring has sprung and Easter is on the way and Warren County is ready with activities.

We spoke with Warren County’s Director of Technology Todd Jones about some of the activities in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

First Todd tells us of some of the Easter egg hunts and festivities that are scheduled.

He also tells of the some recent government activities in Warren County.

Todd also tells us of some recognition given to some of our most vitally important employees that we don’t even realize are there until we need them.

Click here for Todd’s news maker.

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

Gov. Youngkin promotes former Shenandoah Co. Educator

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Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the appointment of former Shenandoah County Division Superintendent Jeremy Raley as the new Chief of Staff of the Virginia Department of Education.

The Governor also appointed Tennessee Chief Academic Officer Lisa Coons as the 27 Superintendent of Public Instruction in Virginia.

Coons’ appointment takes effect Monday April 17 replacing former Superintendent Jillian Balow who resigned in early March.

Coons has demonstrated success in addressing learning loss and implemented evidence based literacy policy and practices previously.

She is also known for building strong partnerships with teachers, communities, schools, division leaders and parents.

Raley became Goochland County Superintendent of schools in 2016.

Raley began his career in education 26 years ago in Shenandoah Count as a Physical Education teacher.

As his career advanced Raley would move on to become a Principal and then Division Superintendent in Shenandoah County.

Raley holds a doctorate in education from Shenandoah University.

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

Hampshire County Authorities warn of cop impersonator

The Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) issued a warning of a person trying to  impersonate a Police Officer.

This warning follows a report of a female driver being suspicious of an attempt to pull her over by a Utility Terrain Vehicle using flashing red and blue lights in the Voit Road old Martinsburg Grade Road area in Slainsville.

The woman reported that the male driver wearing a hoodie style shirt made more than one attempt to conduct a traffic stop in the evening of Mar. 20.

The woman, who sensed something was out of the ordinary continued to a safe place and called 911.

Officers responded and canvased the area in question but were unable to locate the individual.

Authorities are advising caution if traveling alone and report any suspicious activity to 911 immediately.

If you are suspicious always try to reach a safe location for instance the Police or Sheriff’s Office if possible before pulling over.

Anyone with any information in any incident like this should contact the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have security cameras in that area please review footage from Mar. 20 and turn any leads over to Authorities.

You can leave an anonymous tip here or call 304-822-3894.

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

FCSO advises that drunk driving can occur anytime

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) advises that they need to dispel the myth that impaired driving is only a Friday or Saturday night occurrence.

Tuesday morning Mar. 21 Frederick County Authorities responded to two separate incidents of impaired driving.

Both of these incidents were the result of alcohol use and included a single vehicle accident and arrest of two impaired drivers between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m.

Both drivers involved in the incidents were below the legal drinking age and were found to be at double the legal limit.

At the same time these drivers chose to drive impaired, school buses were loading and some of the heaviest traffic was traveling through the county.

Authorities are asking citizens who witness driving behavior that leads you to believe a driver may be driving impaired to report it as soon and safely as you can by calling 911.

This can only help to keep these drivers out of harm’s way of themselves and others.

If you find yourself impaired whether that be by alcohol, narcotics or even medications make the right decision to find an alternate to driving and help keep the roads safe 24/7/365.

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