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Spotted lanternfly quarantine zone expanding to more Virginia localities

With no natural enemies in the U.S., spotted lanternflies, Lycorma delicatula, can cause extensive damage to vines, crops and trees. Virginia’s Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine currently includes the city of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Warren and Frederick. In early July, the quarantine zone will be expanded to the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Manassas, Staunton and Waynesboro, and Albemarle, Augusta, Carroll, Page, Prince William, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Wythe counties.
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Embezzlement cases skyrocket stolen property monetary sum

Two recent high-dollar embezzlement cases initiated the highest estimated monetary value of stolen property figures in the Town of Culpeper in recent years. The embezzlement investigations involve two different local businesses, of which Town Police did not identify. The cases are not related, but one business had $600,000 stolen and the other had around $110,000 stolen. Each was stolen by their respective employees. Although both offenders have been identified by detectives, both investigations remain active and on-going.
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Rebuilding, re-powering Warrenton, Va. after the storm

Editor’s Note: Dominion Energy updated its peak outage number for Fauquier County from 14,000 to 18,000. That update has been made in the story. WARRENTON, Va. (DC News Now) — Slowly, but surely, the lights are coming back on in Warrenton, Virginia after a storm ripped its way through the town on Wednesday, leaving thousands […]

Century-old cemetery scheduled to be moved

June 24, 1965 — A cemetery more than a century old east of Luray is scheduled to be moved for the dual laning of U.S. 211 from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Luray corporate limits. The quarter-acre cemetery was reserved in 1894 by John and Victoria Zirkle when they...

Statement on the Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court Decision

Christendom College joins with pro-life advocates across the nation today, June 24, in celebrating the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court decision which has overturned the Roe v. Wade decision in the United States. With the decision, abortion is no longer a constitutional right in the United States — an enormous victory for the rights of unborn children and for the pro-life movement that Christendom has been a part of since its founding.

FCSO arrest a murder suspect

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) announced the arrest of Michael Antonio Hill. Hill is being charged with murder in the second degree in the murder of Rufus Holland. The investigation began June 21 with a health and welfare check at Holland’s Kernstown home. After arrival authorities found...
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Culpeper shop pivots to adapt to changing economy

Wallets of residents from Culpeper and beyond are hurting. With rising gas and grocery prices, they’re clutching their dollars a little bit tighter these days. For small businesses like The Vintage Next, it leaves shop owner Bonnie Shank forced to rethink her business plans. After relocating from Sunset Lane...
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Lingo a blue-ribbon winner at Upperville

Rehoboth Beach broker Bryce Lingo recently took first place at the Upperville Horse Show in Virginia. Lingo competed in The Piedmont Foxhounds Hack June 11, winning the class. Riding Adidio, Lingo and his mount were judged at a walk, trot and canter, and asked to take two jumps, over 3-feet high. The class is open to “Silver Foxes” of showing. Gordon Keys, a friend of the Lingo family, said competitors are about 60 years old or older.

Community Leadership Program: A Leader’s Perspective

The conversation for The Valley Business Today with host Janet Michael featured Kory Campbell, Director of Marketing & Communications and Vanessa McAllister, Director of Programs and Events for the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber to talk about the chamber’s recent move to Winchester Regional Airport and the Community Leadership Program. Click here to listen to the conversation.

BREAKING NEWS: Berry Brown v. Town of Front Royal case dismissed

Nearly 18 months after former Clerk of Council Jennifer Berry Brown filed a federal lawsuit against the Town of Front Royal for alleged sexual harassment by former Front Royal Councilman and Vice-Mayor William Sealock and subsequent wrongful termination by the Town, the case has been dismissed, after Brown’s legal team filed a stipulation of dismissal in the U.S. Western District of Virginia Court in Harrisonburg.

Linden Civil Air Patrol cadet recognized as outstanding noncommissioned officer

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Francis “Patrick” Treutlein, of Virginia Wing’s Winchester Composite Squadron, received the Air Force Sergeants Association’s (AFSA) Outstanding Squadron Cadet Noncommissioned Officer of the Year recognizing his efforts in 2021. Cadet Treutlein serves as the unit’s cadet first sergeant,...

Spill in Luray Could Affect Traffic

LURAY, Va – A spill could affect traffic in Luray. Monday afternoon 100-gallons of liquid fertilizer was spilled on parts of Williams Street, East Main Street and Route 340. The town’s Emergency Services Department says the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Emergency Management have been contacted and an environmental clean-up contractor has begun taking steps to mitigate any environmental impacts by protecting public sewer and drainage systems.