Support for the families of lost teens from all communities

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A social post from Warren County Public Schools announced that grief counseling is available to the enter community.

In light of the community’s and school system’s recent loss of two teens at Chincoteague Bay Skyline High School offers the counseling.

Call the guidance office of the school at (540) 631-0366 or Concern Hotline is always available at (540) 635-4537.

A candle light vigil for the two teens lost, was held last night Jan. 26 at the Browntown Baptist Church according to their Facebook page.

Shore Daily News reports that the community of Chincoteague is rallying to support the families as well.

The Chincoteague community held a candlelight vigil and began a collection to benefit the families.

If you would like to help call (757) 336-7237 to offer help, donations and support.

The star above Front Royal that is lit during the holidays, has been turned on again in honor of still missing teen Nathan Jenkins.

The search for Nathan continues in Chincoteague as well.

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Gov. Northam’s Thank You Virginia Tour continues

In an email from Governor Northam it was announced that his Thank You Virginia Tour continues.

The governor’s proposed budget for the next two years includes $245 million for outdoor recreation.

The outgoing governor’s budget has to be approved before any of Northam’s allotments can be implemented.

The governor has already allocated funds for a raise for teachers as well as some public safety officials.

If the budget is approved it well significantly expand Virginia’s network of regional trails, state parks and the office of outdoor recreation as well.

This could help bring the Shenandoah Rail Trail closer to reality.

The trail hopes to connect Broadway to Front Royal and all points in between for biking and hiking.

The community support for the trail that will utilize the abandon rail that runs the valley has been very positive.

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REC is named large business of the year

A press release from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) shows that the cooperative has been named large business of the year.

The designation comes from the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber represents over 430 businesses, civic organizations, educational institutions and entrepreneurs.

REC was recognized for its commitment to its member owners and communities they serve.

REC was sighted for the community support it offers from grants, donations and volunteerism to performing their daily duties of providing power to the communities they serve.

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Camping for Hunger and other ways to help the hungry

It is projected by the website Feeding America that almost 800,000 people will go without food in Virginia over 200,000 of those are children.

One way to help the almost 4,000 of those in Warren County is through Camping for Hunger which supports Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) and their efforts in helping the hungry.

Donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations are being accepted for Camping for Hunger through Nov. 20.

Click here for full details on Camping for Hunger and thank you for your support.

If you are unable to donate volunteering is another way to support those who might go hungry.

There are so many opportunities for those who wish to help out their friends and neighbors where you live.

Visit the Feeding America website for more on helping the hungry and again thank you.

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