Frederick Co. man arrested after acting erratically and threating

A 36-year-old Frederick County man who allegedly brandished a machete and made threats from the porch of his residence Thursday morning was arrested after a standoff.

The standoff drew a heavy police presence near the Dowell J. Howard Center.

Kenneth Frock, of the 100 block of Dairy Corner Place, was charged with a felony count of brandishing a machete within 1,000 feet of a school, according to Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland by phone.

Frock’s residence, which is where the standoff occurred, is located about 630 feet from the Dowell J. Howard Center, a Frederick County Public Schools career and technical education facility.

The sheriff’s department and school officials worked together to maintain safety of the students. 

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Governor Announces Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance for Early Childhood Education

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced updated guidance on quarantine procedures following exposure to COVID-19 in
school, childcare and camp settings. This revised guidance outlines that quarantine is no longer routinely recommended after
exposure to COVID-19 infected individuals in childcare, K-12 schools, and camp settings.
Earlier in the year, individuals were encouraged to consider their own risk tolerance and determine what precautions made
sense for them and their families. Today, vaccines, tests and treatments continue to be readily available and, at the same time,
hospitalization rates are low and the number of Virginians with natural immunity has increased. As such, it is again timely for
individuals, families and employers to re-evaluate which precautions are appropriate to them.
“From the first days of my administration, I have supported parents in making informed decisions for their own families,
whom they love and know best,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “As Virginians continue to return to the office and social
settings, the pandemic is disrupting workplaces and family life when entire childcare facilities, camps and classrooms shutter
in response to as few as two cases. Today marks a shift in my administration’s recommendations to optional quarantine for
exposure to COVID-19 in childcare and school settings as the severity of the disease decreases.”
While our communities and Commonwealth are learning to live with the pandemic, we recognize that COVID-19 continues
to impact many individuals. We are encouraged by our health systems’ continued advancement in both the understanding of,
and treatment for, the virus. We will continue to be vigilant about surges or new variants and any impact to our healthcare
system.  While maintaining that prudence, Virginia’s communities can, and should, continue on a path to normalcy.
View the updated COVID-19 guidance here.
For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

LFCC will talk to you about their name change

luray-page county center

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is inviting the public to learn more about the process and the school’s aspirations regarding the name change.

The school will host a telephone town hall meeting May 6 at 6:30 p.m..

The public is invited to ask questions about the change.

Registration for the LFCC telephone town hall is available at

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.