Governor Youngkin orders flags at half staff

Governor Glenn Youngkin in an email has ordered Virginia flags to be flown at half staff through at least sunset Sat. July 9.

Pursuant to President Biden’s ¬†Presidential Proclamation to lower the United States Flag in honor of the lives lost on July 4.

Youngkin follows suit ordering the State flag to be flown at half staff at all state and local buildings and grounds as well.

This in honor and memory of the lives that were lost and those that were injured on July 4 at Highland Park Illinois.

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Winchester mourns the sudden loss of a council member

A City of Winchester news release announced the sudden passing of Common Council Member Judy McKiernan.

McKiernan passed away suddenly Mon. night Nov. 29 at the age of 58.

In the email Winchester Mayor John David Smith Jr. called McKiernan a community champion who went above and beyond to ensure residents have a voice in local government.

McKiernan was a City Council member since 2018 and was also active in the Winchester Public School system since 1990.

The Winchester City flag at Rouss City hall will be fly at half staff in her honor.

It’s believed the cause of death was a sudden heart attack baring the examination.

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Shenandoah County remembers a fallen Officer

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is flaying its flags at half staff in honor of former Deputy Thomas Wade Frazier.

The Officer died in the line of duty while working for the Artesia New Mexico Police Department.

The 42 year old Frazier began his career with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office in 2004.

Frazier was also a member of the FEMA fire fighting team and Woodstock Rescue Squad.

In 2016 Frazier transferred to New Mexico (NM) and was killed in a traffic accident Friday morning.

The NM State Police are investigating the accident.

The Officer is survived by his wife Allison and their 3 children.

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