Governor Youngkin donates his second quarter salary

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin in an email confirmed that he donated his second quarter salary to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF).

The VVSF dedicates and provides supplemental funding for Veterans programs and services throughout the state.

The Governor presented the funds at the Jones and Cabacoy Veterans Care Center in Virginia Beach.

The Governor reiterated at the presentation that he pledged to serve the Commonwealth without accepting a salary because he wanted to continue to give back to the state and help Virginians every way he can.

Back in April Youngkin donated his first quarter salary to Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program.

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SCSO reports a Deputy involved shooting

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Shenandoah County Sheriff (SCSO) Tim Carter reports on a Deputy involved shooting.

Shenandoah County Sheriff Deputies responded to reports of a man causing a disturbance outside a home on Copp Road south of Strasburg.

The man was shining light into to the home and banging on the door around 10 p.m..

The caller also reported several gunshots being fired Mon. night July 25.

When officers arrived additional gunshots were heard from inside 1115 Copp Road.

Authorities repeatedly asked the man to surrender peacefully.

The man did exit the home with a weapon in hand.

A Shenandoah County Deputy discharged his service revolver striking the man.

Sean Christopher McCormack was transported to Winchester Medical Center for life saving treatment but succumbed to his injuries.

As is standard procedure the Deputy has been placed on administrative leave with Virginia State Police investigating the incident.

Copp Road and Route 757 were completely shutdown from approximately 10:30 Mon. night until well into Tuesday morning while the investigation was being conducted.

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American Red Cross is in need of donors

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The American Red Cross reports once again a steep blood shortage this summer.

A number of drives are scheduled for the month of August with several open appointments.

A full 6 hour drive will be held at the Stephens City Fire Department on August 12 from noon to 6 p.m..

The drive is the annual Beef Up the Blood Supply event sponsored by Gore’s Meats.

Donors will be treated to a burger with a chance to win a Gore’s cooler bag and gift cards.

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of donors and knows that appointments are often filled at the last minute.

Lisa Wilt of the American Red Cross urges donors to make that appointment in advance so the Red Cross knows what to expect when it comes to supply.

Wilt also reminds us to cancel the appointment at that website if you can’t make it so the slot opens for someone else.

Appointments for the Beef Up the Blood Supply event can be made at redcrossblood.org using the zip code 22655 or the code GMP.

Wilt the American Red Cross and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue are grateful for the donations given during the annual battle of the badges drive.

The group exceeded the donation quota which helps tremendously with supply.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is particularly grateful for the support as once again for the second year in a row they took the trophy for the most donations in the July 8 event.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland on National Night Out

National Night Out is a week away Tuesday August 2.

The night is a chance to meet our men and women of law enforcement and first responders.

We spoke with Frederick County Sheriff  Lenny Millholland about Frederick County’s plan for the event in our latest news maker.

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Lenny tells us a little bit about the national event.

He also tells us that Frederick County Authorities will be in two different locations.

Lenny tells us what will be on hand at the events including what could be a surprise.

Click here for Lenny’s interview.

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FCSO search for missing female

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) along with agencies from across Virginia announced that they are conducting a search and rescue effort to locate Shannon Lee Fox.

Fox was last seen February 23 and was reported missing March 3.

Fox is a 30 year old white female standing 5 feet 7 inches tall weighing approximately 135 pounds.

No foul play is suspected at this time.

Yesterday July 25 the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office with a number of search and rescue teams were searching the Shawneeland area for clues or evidence of Fox’s whereabouts.

Sheriff Millholland is asking anyone with any information to contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional information and a picture of Fox is available here.

Contact Investigator T. Adamson at 540-662-6168 or 540-662-6162.

Information can also be submitted at Frederick County Crime Solvers at 540-665-TIPS (8477).

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Clarke County holds an open house for Green Master Plan

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Clarke County Government announced an open house is planned for the main meeting room on the second floor of the Berryville Clarke County joint government building Thurs. July 28.

The meeting is to view and discuss plans for the Clarke County Courthouse Green Master Plan.

The public is encouraged to attend to give input on the plan and see possible future designs.

There will be different plans to be viewed and discussed by the public regarding the courthouse grounds.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 at 101 Chalmers Court in Berryville.

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2nd annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Labor Day Weekend

For the second year in a row Shenandoah Apple Blossom and Concern Hotline will team up for a 3 day Labor Day Weekend  celebration.

It all starts Fri.Sept. 2 with the 23 annual Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry from 4 until 9 p.m. with the band Junk Food.

Sat. Sept. 4 from noon until 7 p.m. the second annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Honey Car BBQ and Brews Event begins.

Local Barbecue will be the feature at the event with live entertainment throughout the weekend including College Football monitoring with large screens on the grounds.

Sept. 4 from noon until 6 p.m. more barbecue, games and live entertainment will be featured.

For tickets and information for the annual Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry click here.

Tickets and information on the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Honey Car BBQ and Brews event is found here.

All the events will be at the Frederick County Fairgrounds 250 Fairground Road Clearbrook Virginia.

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Clarke County residents report the jury scam

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The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office reports several Clarke County residents have received the jury scam call.

This is the typical scam where someone pretending to be a Clarke County Deputy is calling from a local number.

The caller tells the intended victim that a warrant has been issued for their arrest for missing jury duty.

The victim is then told they can avoid arrest by paying a fine by gift or green dot card.

Clarke County officials again remind residents that no official of Virginia would ever collect a fine in this manner.

If you believe you have been a victim of the scam or have received a call like that call the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office at 540-955-5124.

Some tips to prevent such calls include blocking unwanted calls and texts, resist the pressure to act immediately.

Know that scammers well tell you to pay by wire service or gift cards.

Stop the call and place a call to authorities to confirm authenticity.

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News Maker Tony Brooks on a golf tournament fundraiser

The third annual Fore the Kitties Golf Tournament to benefit Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue in Winchester is set for August 20.

We spoke to the coordinator of the event Tony Brooks about it in our latest news maker.

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Tony tells us about Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue.

He tells us how you can get involved either by playing or becoming a sponsor but time is a factor.

Tony also tells us that this tournament is a little different from traditional tournaments.

Click here for Tony’s news maker.

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REC announces a rate increase likely due to supply increases

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) announced in an email to its member owners that a rate increase may be necessary.

Due to a significant increase in the cost of electricity the cooperative receives to deliver to its member owners the cost is likely to increase.

These increases have been caused by the ongoing supply chain issues and spike in the cost of fuel used to generate your electricity.

As a result as of August 1 you may see an additional 10 to 16 percent increase based on your usage and rate.

The change will be reflected in the power cost adjustment line item on your bill and is directly related to the increase in supply cost.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to REC at 1-800-552-3904.

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