News Maker Casey Hollins of REC on cutting winter energy costs

Scott Bradley speaks with the Newsmaker Casey Hollins of the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative about how to save money on your electric bill as the temperatures drop.

She provides a few tips like removing window a/c units and checking for gaps in windows.

Casey also shares the resources REC members can contact if they fall behind on payments during this difficult economy.

Click here for Casey’s News Maker.

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Crash responder safety week

Traffic Update

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) would like to remind you that it is Crash Responder Safety Week.

Remember to slow down or move over for flashing red, blue & amber lights, it’s the law!

You play a role in providing first responders, law enforcement, VDOT crews & tow truck drivers need a safe area to work.

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Royal Orchard fire update

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

Thursday evening a new fire was reported in the Rockfish Gap/Afton area due to a vehicle fire near Interstate 64.

The crews from the Quaker Run wildfire were diverted to assist with the Royal Orchard Fire.

Shenandoah National Park is reporting that Skyline Drive is closed from Rockfish Gap to Lofton Mountain and the Appalachian Trail is closed from Rockfish Gap to Jarman Gap.

Currently the wildfire is at 20 acres, with significant progress in the building of fire lines.

The smoke we are experiencing, especially on the east side of the mountains, is the compiling of wildfires across the state.

Refer to https://fire.airnow.gov/ to track conditions.

As a reminder, those with respiratory issues, children, and pregnant women should be particularly cautious.

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Camping for Hunger is wrapping up

Camping for Hunger Food Drive is wrapping up this morning, thank you to everyone who contributed this year.

A big thanks to Dominion Ridge Academy whose students packed up all the donations but also donated over 2200 pounds of nonperishable foods and household items this year with their 7-week themed collection.

Final totals will be announced next week.

Without all of you we couldn’t have made this event a success.

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News Makers Todd Jones and Gerry Maiatico on their friendly Camping for Hunger competition

Scott Bradley speaks with Todd Jones and Gerry Maiatico about their friend competition between Warren County Government and Warren County Fire and Rescue for Camping for Hunger.

There is still time to make a donation for Camping for Hunger by going to one of the many drop off locations throughout town, including at the Warren County Government Offices and the fire station, as well as our main location at the Royal Plaza.

For Todd and Gerry’s News Maker, click here.

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News Maker Jacob Matz explains how BRAFB supports pantries

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) supports food pantries like the Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP).

In fact BRAFB supports Food Pantries throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

We spoke with BRAFB’s Partner Encouragement Manager Jacob Matz about supporting the effort to feed those in need in our latest news maker.

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Jacob explains how the need has grown since the end of COVID-19 relief benefits and inflation.

He also tells how BRAFB works to combat food insecurity valley wide.

Jacob also tells us that supporting Camping for Hunger is one of the best ways to help in the effort.

Click here for Jacob’s news maker.

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News Maker Carrie Hill on DRA help with Camping for Hunger

During the Camping for Hunger campaign, invaluable help is offered every night by the students of Dominion Ridge Academy (DRA).

We spoke with Saturday morning newsperson Carrie Hill about it in our latest news maker.

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Carrie is also an employee of DRA where she wears a number of hats that include coordinating the students for the monstrous effort of stacking and packing the food the community brings us.

She also gives us a little history behind the continual endeavor that we are eternally grateful for.

Carrie also gives us a preview of what to expect from the school this year.

Click here for Carrie’s news maker.

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News Maker Andrew Shearer on Camping for Hunger 15

Camping for Hunger 2023 has begun at the bus in the Royal Plaza Shopping Center.

Donations are being accepted 24 hours a day through Saturday morning November 18.

We spoke with Royal Broadcasting’s River 953 Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM owner Andrew Shearer about the effort to feed those in need in our latest news maker.

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Andrew takes us back to the creation of and beginning of the Camping for Hunger campaign.

He also gives us one of his favorite and most rewarding moments of the event 13 years ago.

Andrew also tells us how important the campaign is in supporting Front Royal Warren County C-CAP and how grateful he is for the support of the community over the years.

Click here for Andrew’s news maker.

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Camping for hunger begins Monday

Frost has started to settle on the cars overnight, so that must mean that it is time for Camping for Hunger to begin.

Kick off will begin on Monday, November 13th for the News at Noon.

The River 95.3 radio station crew will be manning the bus 24/7 until November 17th.

They pull out early Saturday morning to deliver all donations to C-Cap.

Non perishable foods, money and gift cards can be dropped off anytime during the week.

Hope to see you all there!

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News Maker Joanne Koszyk on Camping for Hunger 2023

Collections of nonperishable foods and monetary donations are ongoing in preparation for  the 15 annual Camping for Hunger.

Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP) benefits from the effort.

The River 953 and Fox Sports Radio AM-1450 will be at the Royal Plaza Shopping Center 24 hours a day starting Monday November 13 collecting for C-CAP.

We spoke to C-CAP’s Executive Director Joanne Koszyk about the event in our latest news maker.

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Joanne tells us how the need has grown more than ever before.

She also tells us some of the most important items that are needed.

Joanne also tells us that C-CAP is there to help you and anyone that is in need without any kind of judgement.

Click here for Joanne’s latest news maker.

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