REC 

Christopher Stoia has been named Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s newest managing director-engineering and power supply. 

Stoia brings an extensive background in engineering, grid operations and reliability having spent over 26 years in the energy utility industry. Coming from Mountain Electric Cooperative in Tennessee, he served as general manager since 2021 and as director of engineering and operations beginning 2020.  

In this senior leadership role, Stoia will oversee REC’s engineering, transmission and substation departments and promote REC’s culture of safety. This includes the maintenance and growth of REC’s electric grid. He also will lead REC’s power supply team, ensuring that members have safe, reliable and affordable electricity.  

Book signing  

Local historian Kathy Kehoe will sign copies of her book “Strasburg” along with a Dennis Hupp, who wrote the forward, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Strasburg Visitor Center, 33229 Old Valley Pike.

Weichert, Realtors 

Mark Ackermann, regional president of Weichert, Realtors, has announced the Front Royal office has been recognized for exceptional sales performance at the regional level in December. 

The office shared top honors for having the most sales and revenue units in the region, which is comprised of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Orange, Prince William and Warren counties. 

The office is located at 824 John Marshall Highway. The office can be reached at 540-635-8000. 

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