VSP investigates fatal crash in Page County

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Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Page County that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

A 2005 Ford F-150 attempted to turn on to US Highway 340 when it collided with a 2014 Mack Truck.

James Mann, 75, of Rileyville, was the driver of the Ford and died from his injuries after being transported to Page Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the Mack truck, an unidentified 54 year old male from Shenandoah County, was not injured.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

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Fort Loudoun Day in Winchester

History lovers are invited to Fort Loudoun Day today in Winchester.

Guests and participants will meet at the original site of the Fort on N Loudoun Street.

The Day encampment will feature tents and flys, displays, demonstrations, and drills from 10 am – 4:30 pm.

There will not be a tactical battle but some live shooting will occur.

The French and Indian War Day Encampment welcomes the George Mercer Company of the Virginia regiment, Rutherford’s Rangers, and Massaw Howard, an author and amateur archaeologist who will discuss his books and Native American artifacts.

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News Maker Shayla Rickard of FCEDA on a job fair

Frederick County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)  is holding a job fair and employer expo on Wednesday May 25.

We spoke with the job fair employer expo organizer from the FCEDA Shayla Rickard about the event in our latest news maker.

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Shayla tells us of all the opportunities available at the event.

She also tells us there is still time to have your organization represented at the job fair employer expo.

Shayla tells us that this is also a great place for job placement assistance as well.

Click here for Shayla’s interview.

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News Maker Ford Carson explains the new 826 area code

The new 826 area code will begin to be issued in June in Virginia.

This means some changes will have to be made for those of us in the existing 540 area code beginning this Sat. May 14.

We spoke with State Cooperation Commission (SCC) representative Ford Carson about the change in our latest news maker.

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Ford explains what will have to happen to complete a call starting Sat..

He also explains what will not change for the 540 area code.

Ford also gives us the time line of all these coming changes.

Click here for Ford’s interview.

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LFCC holds 50 commencement ceremony this weekend

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Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) soon to become Laurel Ridge Community College will hold its 50 commencement ceremony this weekend.

An email from LFCC Public Relations Coordinator Sally Voth confirms that this is the first in person ceremony since 2019.

This year nearly 1,000 members will be graduating in an outdoor ceremony at the Middletown Campus.

A break down of this year’s glass includes 40 graduates from Clarke County 37 from Page County, 17 from Rappahannock County.

The number of Frederick County residents graduating this year is 228 with 114 from the City of Winchester.

There are 166 people from Fauquier County graduating this year.

Shenandoah County will see 106 residents graduate this year and 87 people from Warren County.

To make the event more manageable a ceremony dedicated to graduates in the health profession is being held Fri. May 13 at 2 p.m..

Another ceremony will be held on Sat. May 14 at 11 a.m..

This is the first outdoor commencement ceremony at the Middletown Campus in more than a decade.

More information on commencement is found here.

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4 hurt in Bunker Hill fight and shooting

The Herald Mail reports a fight and shooting at a gentlemen’s club in Bunker Hill West Virginia.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded to reports of a shooting Saturday morning May 7 at the Elysium Gentlemen’s club.

A large fight was reported at the bring your own beverage club on Winchester Road around 5 a.m..

An unidentified Virginia man was injured when he fell fleeing reported gunfire and was taken to the Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Two other individuals who had been at the club were later reported at the Winchester Medical Center and treated for gunshot wounds.

Another was injured by broken glass after a bullet struck the windshield of the vehicle he was fleeing in.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the outbreak and the extent of the injuries involved.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office are being assisted by the West Virginia State Police on the investigation.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police  are also working on the case.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact authorities.

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New guidelines for telework for Virginia Employees

Governor Youngkin announced by email new guidelines for work at home and telework for Virginia State employees.

This marks the first update to the telework policy in more than a decade in the state of Virginia.

Even with an already work from home agreement you must reapply for that status again by Friday May 20.

Applications are available at the Department of Human Resource Management website now.

Individual applications will be reviewed by Friday June 3.

All state employees are expected to return to their job function on-site, full time by Tuesday July 5 unless outlined by an approved executed new standard telework agreement.

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Youngkin announces Commission to Combat Antisemitism

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the new members of the Commission to Combat Antisemitism.

The Commission plans to study antisemitism in the state, propose actions to combat antisemitism and reduce the number of incidents.

They will also compile materials to provide assistance to educational entities in relation to antisemitism and its connection to the Holocaust.

The commission selected 19 new members after a selection process which began in February.

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Boeing headquarters relocate to Virginia

Boeing announced the relocation of its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington.

Boeing already has a campus in northern Virginia and believes they will benefit from being closer to Washington D.C. so it can be closer to customers, stakeholders, and key government officials.

In addition to the movement of their headquarters, Boeing plans to develop a research and technology hub to attract new employees.

Governor Glenn Youngkin is the former co-CEO of the Carlyle Group and has a relationship with Boeing CEO David Calhoun from prior business ventures.

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7th Annual Family Fun Day in Front Royal

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Today is the 7th Annual Family Fun day in Downtown Front Royal as a part of the First Friday’s Weekend.

Fun Flix Friday was postponed yesterday, but today a New Orleans style parade will get things started at 10 am.

They will line up on Luray Avenue and also close portions of Main Street, Royal Avenue, Chester Street, and 3rd Street.

Then stick around for some live music, plenty of activities for the kids, and a crawfish boil.

Many local shops and vendors will also stay open during this event which will wrap up at 6 pm.

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