The first COVID-19 related death has occurred in Warren County, with 21 total deaths in the Lord Fairfax Health District as of Sunday afternoon, according to Virginia Department of Health statistics.

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CCAP, the Congregational Community Action Project, will hold one of its largest food giveaways ever from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday at 112 South Kent St., Winchester.

The Lord Fairfax Health District reported its first COVID-19 related death Friday afternoon after a Shenandoah County resident who was confirmed to have the virus died.

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It’s National Library Week, and though libraries around the area remain closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re offering more virtual services than ever to keep connected with the community.

Easter is on Sunday, and around the area, church communities are preparing to celebrate together while maintaining their physical distance.

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Shenandoah Oncology, a private practice in Winchester on the campus of Winchester Medical Center, will be closed for nearly two weeks.

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority hopes to help aid businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by reactivating its USDA loan program.

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On Thursday, the Yebernetsky family of Frederick County was planning to visit North Dakota from their kitchen for an evening of steak and potatoes.

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As of Thursday afternoon, the Virginia Department of Health reported that 6,189 people have been tested for COVID-19, 460 cases have returned positive and 65 people have been hospitalized by the virus. A total of 13 people have died.

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The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley has created an emergency relief fund to help the region’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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WINCHESTER — The lack of in-patient drug and mental health treatment in the area is hampering efforts to deal with the addiction crisis, national drug czar James W. “Jim” Carroll was told during a roundtable discussion with local officials on Monday.

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Virginia lawmakers last week voted down an amendment to the state budget that would have provided 3% increases for sheriff’s offices, ostensibly due to push-back to proposed gun legislation.

Libraries are tremendous resources for borrowing any number of books, audiobooks, movies, music and video games. But they also offer faxing and notary services, provide access to tax forms, help with job applications, troubleshoot technology issues, loan out free state park passes and so much more.

The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has awarded more than $15,000 in grants to area organizations, the co-op announced in a news release.

The spotted lanternfly has been found within the region and will be coming for area crops soon, said Corey Childs, extension agent of agriculture for the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s seventh district.

The Western Virginia Continuum of Care is planning its annual Point-in-Time homeless count for Jan. 22 and accepting Letter of Intent applications from eligible agencies operating within the CoC’s geographic region.

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STEPHENS CITY — Preparations for sleet and snow begin in August for Virginia Department of Transportation officials.

In a night when Republicans lost control of their slim majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates, Republicans representing Shenandoah and Warren counties will return to Richmond next year as members of the minority party.

WINCHESTER — Speaking to a roomful of health professionals Tuesday, hospital chaplain Joseph “Jeff” Fletcher discussed the lifesaving benefits of hope.

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WINCHESTER — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are perceived as less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but research is starting to show it can still pose risks, especially to children.

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MIDDLETOWN — On their summer vacation, 44 high school students from seven public school districts are back in the classroom this week learning about careers in health care.

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Businesses based in Frederick County or Winchester will have to start applying for permits to ship a wide range of items out of the county following a declaration by a state agency of a quarantine zone to prevent the spread of an invasive insect.

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A fox with rabies attacked a person in Frederick County on May 19, the Lord Fairfax Health District announced in a Friday news release.

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WINCHESTER, Va. – It took only three years for the spotted lanternfly to infest all of South Korea. That same fly was found in Winchester and Frederick County in January 2018, and has already moved out of its initial 1-to-2-square-mile range to more than 16 square miles throughout the county.

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MIDDLETOWN – Another portrait of an area police officer who died in the line of duty was unveiled Wednesday during the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy’s annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service.

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WINCHESTER – Students from Mountain Laurel Montessori School in Front Royal have installed a wishing tree at the Valley Health Cancer Center at Winchester Medical Center.

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WINCHESTER --  The threat of rain hitting the area didn’t stop attendees from having fun Saturday during the Weekend in the Park at Jim Barnett Park.

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WINCHESTER – Pie makers from around the area descended on Marker-Miller Orchards on Thursday for the annual apple pie baking contest during Apple Blossom Festival week.

Today, area law enforcement officials will be collecting old or unused prescription drugs from anyone looking to clean out their medicine cabinets.

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Gov. Ralph Northam Thursday announced amendments to Senate Bill 1716 and House Bill 2718, legislation that would provide $151 million in dedicated funding for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan.

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STRASBURG – Local job-seekers visited Strasburg High School in droves Thursday for a college and career fair that turned into a job fair later that evening.

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STRASBURG – Seventeen high school seniors with dreams of business and higher education spent Wednesday morning at First Bank in Strasburg, learning about finance and preparing for a scholarship essay.

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WINCHESTER — Gary Rutherford already knew stories about a distant relative who fought during the Civil War and was captured and sent to New York.

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MOUNT JACKSON - Technical students from throughout the region showcased their skills Saturday in a slew of areas at the annual SkillsUSA competition hosted by Triplett Tech.