VFW scam in Page County

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The Page County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents, especially small business owners, about a scam involving individuals pretending to represent the local VFW Comer-Jones Post 621 in Luray.

The scam is attempting to lure local businesses into buying advertising for a community calendar through an email and by phone.

They are not affiliated with the the VFW and have contacted people in the area and outside the state.

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Clarke County offers a Citizen’s Academy

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In an effort to have residents learn more about government, Clarke County is offering a Citizen’s Academy.

The program begins in September and is designed to engage residents and elicit feedback.

The Academy meets the third Friday of each month through June from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided.

Deadline to enroll is Monday September 6 at 5 p.m. here or call (540) 955-5100.

The first meeting of this first of it’s kind academy in Clarke County is Sept. 17 for residents 18 and over.

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