Archive for: March 4th, 2018

Shooting incident in Frederick County
March 4, 2018

Frederick County, VA – On March 3, 2018 at approximately 9:49 p.m. deputies responded to the 200 block of Ruebuck Lane in Clear Brook for the report of shooting at a residence. The owner of the residence reported that one or two subjects were trying to break into his residence through his bedroom window. The suspect broke out the bedroom window and reached inside of the window.

The home owner reported that he fired one round from his 12-gauge shotgun through the window when he saw the suspect’s hands come through the window. When deputies arrived on scene they found a deceased female outside of the residence by the bedroom window.

At this time the deceased female has not been positively identified. The body is scheduled for an autopsy at the state medical examiner’s office on March 5, 2018. This incident is still under investigation and anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and ask for Investigator Beauvais.

Anyone with information is requested to call the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office at 540-662-6162, or Crime Solvers at 540-665-TIPS

Girl Scout Troop 40326 gather this week to paint bowls for House of Hope fundraiser
March 4, 2018

Front Royal – Girl Scout Troop 40326 gathered at The Kiln Doctor to help paint beautiful ceramic bowls that will be used for the Empty Bowl Supper on March 22nd .  People who attend the event will get to select a bowl to use for their soup.  After the meal, take the bowls home!  Watch as the children carefully paint with love and care.  Community involvement like this warms the soul.
Arline Link, of The Kiln Doctor, reflects on the how they first got involved painting bowls for the Empty Bowl Supper.

“From the beginning. I was approached by Siggi Hepp-Dex about donating bowls or having people come in to make bowls. The first couple of years I got my customers to donate some of the bowls as well as making some myself. We had workshop where people could come in and make bowls. First Night New Years Eve 2016 I introduce the coloring book bowls which has become a great success. I set up in The I want Candy shop. We had 100 bowls that where glazed within 3 hours. I ran out of bowls.”  Arline explains, “The local community comes in and glazes the bowls. The participation of the Front Royal community has been great this year.”

The Empty Bowl Supper benefits the House of Hope, a residential program for homeless men.  It was first founded in 2008.  It is a 24 hour facility with 16 beds and provides shelter, food, laundry facilities, counseling and more for the residents.  To learn more or to donate directly to House of Hope

Empty Bowl Supper |Thursday, March 22nd  | 5pm – 7pm
Front Royal Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department | 221 Commerce Ave, Front Royal VA
SILENT AUCTION (Basket Bonanza)
Passage Creek Rising / Skyline HS Jazz Band
For more information: 540-636-6753

Local News
Power restoration continues in Warren County following Winter Storm Riley
March 4, 2018

REC crews work to restore power after a powerful wind storm caused outages for thousands of customers. / Photo from REC Facebook page

WARREN COUNTY – Workers from utilities in Virginia and three other states  have traveled to the Shenandoah Valley to help with power restoration, following Winter Storm Riley that brought down utility lines in vast numbers.

Officials with both Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative say that crews are working around the clock to restore power.

REC vice president of engineering and operations, Ron Harris said the utility began feeling impact late Thursday. February had unusually large amount of rainfall, he said, which saturated the ground.  The soft ground, along with Thursday evening’s high winds caused broken poles, cross arms and conductors.  In some cases, he said, restored services were being taken down by falling trees.

By 8 a.m. Sunday over 16,000 members remained without power, and officials estimated that some restorations efforts would extend into the week.
About 1,000 separate outage events remain. according to an update on Rappahannock Electric’s website. Each represents anywhere from one outage to several hundred. Those outages are widespread among REC’s 22-county service territory, though most remain in the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Madison, Rappahannock, and Warren. Many of the outages require significant repairs to infrastructure.

As of 8:20 a.m. Sunday, about 251 members were without power in the SVEC service area. Officials indicated that crews would continue working throughout the day to restore power and hoped to have most power restored by Subday evening.