The region mourns the loss of news anchor

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and others across Washington, Maryland and Virginia are mourning the loss of WRC anchor Wendy Rieger.

The Virginia native and long time WRC Washington metro reporter and anchor Wendy Rieger passed away on Saturday morning.

Rieger began her career in journalism in the 1970’s reading news for a local radio station out of Norfolk.

She graduated from American University in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Rieger has worked for CNN’s Washington bureau, WAMU American University Radio,WLTT and as an anchor for WTOP.

In 1988 she began working for WRC as a weekend street reporter.

In 1996 she began anchoring weekend evening news going on to anchor the afternoon newscast in 2001.

In July Rieger announced that she underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor and was undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with Glioblastoma.

Several months later she had open heart surgery to fix two heart conditions.

She announced her retirement in December.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared December 17 as Wendy Rieger Day in the District of Columbia.

The local Emmy Award winning journalist was 65.

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News Maker Dario Savarese on SABF sporting events

Some Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (SABF) Sporting events begin next Friday April 22.

We spoke with SABF Marketing Director Dario Savereese about the events coming up in our latest news maker.

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Dario tells us about the classic SABF sporting events that have occurred for years.

He also tells us of the new events that are scheduled for this the 95 SABF.

Where it isn’t necessarily a sporting event the Sports Breakfast is packed with sports celebrities and Dario tells us about that too.

Click here for Dario’s interview.

Information and tickets for all SABF events is available at thebloom.com.

News Maker Todd Jones on new positions in Warren County

Some brand new positions have become available in Warren County.

We spoke to Warren County Director of Technology Todd Jones about these new opportunities in our latest news maker.

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Todd tells us of a new position is being created by the county involving the airport.

He also tells us the county is also looking to fill a few other positions as well.

To apply for any opportunity with the county go to warrencountyva.net.

Todd also talks about Warren County Parks and recreations summer programs some of which open May 2.

Click here for Todd’s interview.

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A fatal accident involving a Front Royal man Prince William Co.

Prince William County Police announced that they are continuing to investigate a fatal accident involving a Front Royal man.

The accident occurred Monday on Lee Highway past Pageland Lane in Gainesville.

The investigation indicates that 57 year old Front Royal resident John Andrew Uber lost control of his 2007 Ford Mustang.

Uber apparently left the roadway running onto the shoulder and over corrected.

The north bound vehicle traveled along the gravel shoulder then returned to the road and crossed into the southbound lanes.

It looks as though the vehicle then left the road a second time striking a tree and caught fire.

Uber was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries sustained in the accident.

This incident remains under investigation with authorities asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to please contact Prince William County police.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on the VT blood drive Mon. 4/18

Monday Apr. 18 is the date of this year’s annual Virginia Tech (VT) Memorial Blood Drive.

We spoke to the Donor Recruiter Manager for the Red Cross Lisa Wilt about the opportunity in our latest news maker.

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Lisa tells us the drive is almost full but she reminds us to check the website daily before the event to see if any appointments have reopened.

By using the zip code 22601 at redcrossblood.org you can check on appointment opportunities.

Lisa also reminds us that we need to be sure to cancel our appointments if you can’t make it.

Canceling the appointment opens the opportunity for someone else to give.

Lisa also tells us of the incentives to give at a blood drive if saving a life isn’t enough incentive.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

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News Maker Erin Rooney on Samuel’s Library Memory Lab

Samuel’s Public Library of Front Royal announced through an email that they can offer Memory Lab.

Memory Lab can preserve old faded photos and documents and even VHS tape.

We spoke with Adult Reference Supervisor Erin Rooney about the innovative lab in our latest news maker.

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Erin tells us how the lab is able to take old documents and old photos and preserve them for future generations.

She also tells us of the variety of ways the materials can be stored and saved.

Erin also tells us that in order to use the lab you must set an appointment here.

She also tells us of what the Library hopes to offer in the future with the lab.

Click here for Erin’s interview.

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News Makers Todd Jones and Matt Robertson on Co. Budget

Warren County is making the budget available for review by the public and offering an opportunity to voice thoughts on it as well.

We spoke with the Director of Technology Todd Jones and Director of Finance Matt Robertson about it in our latest news maker.

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The two men have some very good news for Warren County tax payers.

Matt offers a quick review of the new car laws enacted in Virginia just last week.

Todd spoke on the public hearing on the budget that is coming up on Apr. 12 as well.

Todd tells us about the up coming Valor Awards as well.

Click here for Todd and Matt’s interview.

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News Maker Lisa Curtis on a motorcycle show

This Sunday Apr. 10 the Front Royal Moose Riders will start a series motorcycle shows at the Front Royal Moose Lodge.

We spoke with Moose Riders’ President Lisa Curtis about the shows in our latest news maker.

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Lisa tells us about the all types of motorcycles being on the display at the show.

She also tells us about the vendors that will be on hand.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

Lisa also tells us about the cash prizes that will be offered at the shows and the dates of the future shows.

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