Funds are available to assist Winchester residents

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The National Emergency Food and Shelter Program (NEFSP) has awarded Winchester an additional $9,000 in funding.

This and an additional $29,525 are to be used by local agencies to assist families in the City of Winchester.

The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) chairs the local board of the NEFSP and are accepting applications.

The UWNSV is able to offer the funds to agencies that provide services to Winchester residents.

According to an email from the UWNSV the additional funds are intended to supplement and expand current resources.

The funds are not to substitute or reimburse ongoing services or start new programs.

Applications, qualifications and additional information is available here.

Applications must be completed and filed by next Friday May 6.

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NVRDGTF arrest two Winchester residents

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The Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force (NVRDGTF) arrested two Winchester Residents.

The pair were under investigation for at least a month with the NVRDGTF conducting several controlled buys.

During the residential raid 9 and a half ounces of a white powder believed to be cocaine along with weapons, drug paraphernalia and over $1,500 were confiscated.

The drugs could have a street value of over $38,000.

Josie Peacoe has been charged with distribution of a controlled substance.

Rasheed Riley along with having a previous warrant for his arrest has been charged with possession and a probation violation.

More charges are pending.

Both are 29 years old and lived in the same residents on Valley Ave. Winchester.

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