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Front Royal Cardinals bounce back big

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The Front Royal Cardinals offense claimed a big win tonight against the Woodstock River Bandits, scoring 14 runs on 15 hits. The action started early, when Cardinals’ Patrick Baggett scored in the first inning on Steve Grober’s sacrifice fly. Carson Bell followed with a two-run homerun, and the Cardinals had three runs on the board in the first. Levi Leisenring gave the Redbirds another run in the second. The Cardinals were able to hold the lead throughout the remainder of the game.

Cardinals’ starting pitcher Trey Fields held the River Bandits to three runs through the first four innings. In the fourth inning, Leisenring smacked a single, then Will Ahrens and Baggett each worked a walk to load the bases. Unfortunately, Ahrens was picked off at first base, but Dylan Menhennett’s subsequent double, scored one. Three batters later, Derek Orndorff’s grand slam, his second homerun of the season, scored four more. Not yet satisfied, David Willis, Leisenring and Menhennet scored in the fifth, making the score 12-3 in favor of the Cardinals in the middle of the fifth inning.

The Front Royal Cardinals made a pitching change in the bottom of the fifth, bringing in Henri Pratt, with two River Bandits on base, and one out. Pratt was able to handle the pressure, and got two quick outs to end the inning. The River Bandit’s threatened again in the seventh inning, when Pratt gave up a couple of walks and a single that allowed the River Bandits to score one on a sacrifice fly. Then, Woodstock’s Aidan Nagle took a 2-1 count for a grand slam home run, cutting the Cardinals lead to 14 to 9. Pratt was able to get out of the inning, preserving the Redbird lead.
“The bats came out hot tonight, and we needed every bit of it,” said Coach Hurla, “It’s great to get another big road win. The guys continue to impress me with how they show up willing to work hard each and every day, no matter the outcome from the night before.”

The Cardinals’ bats were led tonight by Dylan Menhennett, who went 3-4 on the night, and is batting .370 on the season. Two Cardinals went yard tonight; Carson Bell had his first homerun of the season and Derek Orndorff hit his second of the season. Cardinal pitcher Henri Pratt earned the win, supported by Trey Fields, who struck out five River Bandits in 4.1 innings, and Peter Schuldt, who fanned two in his two innings of work.

The Cardinals are still searching for their first home win, and have another opportunity Saturday, June 8th, when they take on the New Market Rebels at Bing Crosby Stadium at 7:00 pm.

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2020 Front Royal Fireman’s Parade

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Royal Examiner’s cameras were there… if you missed it or want to see it again, watch it here. RoyalExaminer.com – your source for LOCAL news and events!

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‘Biggest yard sale in history’ promised this weekend at Front Royal’s animal shelter

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Looking for a deal? Try the Julia Wagner Animal Shelter site on Progress Drive off Shenandoah Shores Road this weekend, July 17-18, 10-4 p.m. Management says they’re “bursting at the seams with treasures with, by far, the biggest yard sale collection in our history.”

Fussell Florist proprietor and council candidate Betty Showers at last week’s Yappy Hour Wagner Shelter fundraiser with the author’s dog, Diva. Royal Examiner Photo/Roger Bianchini

On Friday, July 17, you may top off your day at the yard sale with a visit to “Yappy Hour” at 124 Main Street. Bring your (well behaved!) dog, if you wish to the outside affair and help the owners of ViNoVa with their generous weekly contributions to the shelter from “Yappy Hour” sales from 6 to 8 p.m. Special “Yappy Hour” prices on food and beverages are offered, as is a 50/50 raffle run by the HSWC Board of Directors.

Meanwhile, the cash-strapped shelter – fundraisers have been seriously curtailed since the virus pandemic began last March – has received a donation of $2,000 from an anonymous donor which will match all donations up to that amount made before July 31.

Earlier this week, about half that amount ($965) had been donated. The shelter will accept checks marked “match” and mailed to Humane Society of Warren County (HSWC), 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630.

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Front Royal woman charged in assault of 2-year-old in her care

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Candice L. McCartney. Photo courtesy of RSW Jail

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Candice L. McCartney, 28, of Front Royal, was charged with § 40.1-103 Cruelty and Injuries to Children and § 18.2-57.2 Assault and Battery Against a Family Member. The victim is a 2-year-old child who was in McCartney’s care when the alleged incident occurred. The alleged assault occurred in the 300 block of Ritenour Street on July 13, 2020. A forensic examination of the child was conducted by Winchester Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

McCartney was arrested without incident and transported to the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren (RSW) Regional Jail where she went before the magistrate and was held on a secure bond. A court date for this offense is set for August 13, 2020, at 9:00 am, in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Further details regarding this matter cannot be released at this time due to the pending nature of the investigation.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with any further information is asked to contact Front Royal Police Detective M.R. Ramey at (540) 636-2208 or by email at mramey@frontroyalva.com.

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Cline to hold telephone Town Hall dedicated to issues facing seniors on July 16th

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Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) announced that he will host a Telephone Town Hall dedicated to issues facing seniors and those approaching retirement. Cline will be joined on this call by Sharon Graham, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional Administrator, and Sheriff Eric Orange, Roanoke County Sheriff.

The telephone town hall will take place Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Constituents planning to participate should register at cline.house.gov/live or dial (855) 933-0825 during the time of the call.

“Seniors face a number of issues concerning healthcare, scams, and more that younger generations deal with far less frequently,” Cline said. “For this reason, I am excited to host a telephone town hall specifically geared toward older constituents in the Sixth District. This event will give me the opportunity to hear directly from seniors about the issues most important to them and allow me to provide updates and resources they may find particularly useful.”

This event will mark the fifth telephone town hall held by Congressman Cline since March.

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Community Foundation to award COVID relief grants

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The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley will be awarding new grants to agencies in our area that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants will come from a new Community Relief Fund at the CFNSV. This fund was started with a grant to the CFNSV from the Micron Opportunity Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia.

Grant applications for this fund will be available from July 17, 2020, until July 27, 2020. All applications will be due by the deadline of 5:00 pm on July 27, 2020. Agencies who have already applied to the CFNSV for a 2020 grant from either the Cochran Family Fund or the Paul and Marta Rees Fund for a COVID related project or program do not need to reapply to be considered for a grant from this new fund.

Agencies wishing to view and apply for these grants can do so through the grant portal at our website, www.cfnsv.org. If your agency has not set up access to the CFNSV Grant Portal, please take some time to do so. The website is found here.

Feel free to contact the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (CFNSV) if you have any problems accessing your account.

For more information, contact Larry Weiss, CFNSV Executive Director at director@cfnsv.org.

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Governor Northam COVID-19 update briefing – July 14, 2020; calls for stronger enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines

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Governor Northam joins the Virginia Emergency Support Team to share the latest updates on the COVID-19 response. Here are the highlights:

  • increasing statewide cases
  • increase testing
  • on average, 10,000 tests administered daily statewide
  • the state should increase the enforcement of face coverings and social distancing
  • reminded business owners that they have the right to deny service to someone who is not following the mask mandate or social distancing guidelines
  • plan to impose an earlier cutoff for alcohol sales at restaurants is also being considered
  • state continues to receive shipments of personal protective equipment, and hospitals have reported no shortages
  • school boards and universities will continue to make decisions regarding this school year
  • update on the rent and mortgage relief program
  • DMV locations continue to reopen
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