VR MAY 27, 2022

Official Voting Information

The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. In order to be eligible to vote in June 21, 2022, Republican Primary, You must register or make any changes no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 The Voter [...]

Virginia ABC Stores Will Remain Open Until 6 p.m. On Memorial Day

All Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores will open at their normal hours and remain open until 6 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. A searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 395 stores—including brands and quantities of spirits available at each location—can be found at www.abc.virginia.gov. Virginia ABC encourages those consuming alcoholic beverages to [...]

PTK taco event at DSLCC

Members and advisors of the Alpha Eta Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College hosted a “Walking Tacos Cinco de Mayo” event recently for graduating PTK members. PTK, an academic honor society, is part of an international organization made up of more than 3.5 million members across 11 nations. [...]

Mr. and Miss CHS for 2022

MR. AND MISS CHS — Levi Dressler and Megan Rickett were named Mr. and Miss CHS on Friday, May 20, 2022, during an assembly at Covington High School. Levi and Megan are members of the Class of 2022. Levi is the son of W.L. and Tina Dressler. Megan is the daughter of Mark Rickett and [...]

VPI Graduate Student Returns As Project Coordinator For The Alleghany Foundation

Daniel Grizzard, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, has returned to serve as the project coordinator for Give Local Alleghany Highlands 2022. Born in Loudoun County in May of 1998, he graduated from Freedom High School in South Riding, Va. in 2016. Grizzard earned a bachelor’s of science degree in sustainable bio materials in the [...]

Mountain Air, Inc. Changes Hands

After 32 years of owning Mountain Air, Inc. in Covington, Carl Byer has sold his business to Dusty Stull and announced his retirement. The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Stull as Byer bid goodbye to the business he established in 1990. The business that operated as an [...]

Called Meeting Of Council For City Of Covington

There will be a Called Meeting of the Council for the City of Covington on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 333 W. Locust Street, Covington, VA. The purpose of said meeting is: 1.   To hold a work session concerning the fiscal year 2023 budget. 2.   To [...]

Dear Abby 5-27-22

  DEAR ABBY: I have a gay friend I'll call "Allen." We have been close friends for 13 years. Allen has visited me often with his friends from England, and two years ago, when I could finally afford to visit him, he invited me to stay in the home he shares with his boyfriend, "Rupert." Rupert [...]

Echoes Of the Past 5-27-22

May 25, 1923 99 Years Ago Ford Wants Country To Arm Henry Ford today declared that, first, the United States navy must be strengthened; second, the American airpower must be increased; third, the courts must be made subordinate to the people; further, the railroads must be reorganized, and centralized, possibly under some form of government [...]

Life … You Gotta Love It! 05.27.22

Life’s little coincidences are funny, in a rather odd way. Yesterday, racing around Covington doing my errands – there always seems to be too many – I was in Walmart and saw two different people I thought I knew. I said “Hello,” and kept moving quickly through the aisles. (Why is it at Walmart that, [...]

Covington High School Cougars Reunite

The weekend of September 30th and October. 1st, Olde Town Covington, Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society and the Alleghany Historical Society will join forces with the City of Covington to celebrate the 110th birthday of Covington High School and the closing of CHS as they merge with Alleghany High School and CHS becomes Covington Middle School. [...]

Veterans In The Park Car Show

The second annual Veterans In The Park Car Show will be held this Saturday, May 28th with registration starting at 8:00 AM at the Jackson River Sports Complex. The show is scheduled to run from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The City of Covington, Parks and Recreation will also have their Summer Kick-Off Event starting [...]

The Covington Parks & Recreation Summer Kick-off event is coming soon

The Covington Parks & Recreation Summer Kick-off Event is coming soon! This event will be taking place on May 28th, 2022 at the Jackson River Sports Complex, 870 Edgemont Drive in Covington, VA, 24426. There will be various activities taking place! At 12:00 p.m., the Covington City Pool will be opening. From 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., [...]

Nine Run Fifth Inning Lifts Mounties Past Highlanders

The Region 2C varsity baseball tournament got underway for the Alleghany Mountaineers on Wednesday. Backed by a complete game gem from Anthony Webb (W, 2-for-3) and an offensive surge in the fifth inning resulting in nine runs scored, the three seeded Mounties eliminated the six seeded Glenvar Highlanders 10-0 to advance to the Regional semifinals. [...]

Phillips Strikes Out 10 In One-Hit Complete Game Victory

Averi Phillips (W, 1-for-3), saved her best performance on the mound for the three seeded Alleghany Lady Mounties following the teams 3-2 victory over the sixth seeded Radford Bobcats in the first round of Region 2C softball tournament. A. Phillips, tossed a complete game one hitter. In her seven innings on the mound for the [...]

Buffaloes Edge Mounties In Regional Semifinals

The Alleghany Mountaineers boys tennis run at the Region 2C tournament, came to an end on Tuesday following a 5-4 semifinals loss to the Floyd County Buffaloes. The match took nearly seven hours. After pulling off their upset victory over top seeded Grayson County on Monday, the Mounties came out swinging against the Buffaloes and [...]

Umpires Needed

The City of Covington will be hosting a Fun and Fellowship Adult Softball League starting approximately the second or third week of June. If you are interested in umpiring please call the office at 540-965-6360. Umpires call two games a night and are paid by the teams a total of $20.00/game.

Summer Softball Leagues

The Covington Parks and Recreation Department is accepting teams for the Fun & Fellowship League and Men’s Softball League. The entry fee will be $125.00, which must be paid at the time of registration. Please make check payable to CITY OF COVINGTON TREASURER. The deadline to enter a team is FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022 The [...]

The Covington City Pool is opening soon

The Covington City Pool's opening day is soon arriving! It will be opening on Saturday, May 28th, 2022. There hours will be from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission for adults (18+) will be $4.00 and children (17-) will be $3.00.

Donald Kirby Sr. – 46

Donald Wayne “Don Don” Kirby Sr., 46 of 2914 S. Greenway Dr., died, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond. Mr. Kirby was born on June 22, 1975, in Alleghany County a son of Peggy Smith “Penny” Wells. He was employed at the Excel Truck Group as a shop foreman and a member [...]

The 24th Annual Douthat Lake Run Car Show

On behalf of the Douthat SPEED Group, I would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the 24th Annual Douthat Lake Run Car Show that was held today on Sunday, May 22, 2022! I would like to thank all of the volunteers, park staff, spectators, participants, vendors, sponsors, Fincastle Baptist Church for providing [...]

Ryland Johnson – 87 

Mr. James Ryland Johnson, 87, of Covington, went on to his next adventure on Friday, May 20th, 2022. Ryland, as he was known by most, was born in Covington VA on July 6th, 1934. The 4th of 5 children of Frank and Sallie Johnson, Ryland graduated from Covington High School in 1952, was honorably discharged [...]

Leitch Advances To Regional Finals

The Alleghany Mountaineers boys tennis season came to an end on Wednesday following the teams Region 2C Semifinals loss to Floyd County. However, Baron Leitch, currently is representing the Mounties in the Region 2C singles tournament. This morning, Leitch, won his semifinals match over Glenvar's, Alec Mcllwain with the scores of 6-4, 6-4. With the [...]

Ann Rebecca Johnson Gill – 76

Ann Rebecca Johnson Gill, 76, of Buchanan, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022. Ann was a 1964 graduate of James River High School, she retired from the Deli at Kroger Daleville, and loved her three sons and their families going to concerts, the beach trips, and sea cruises. She was preceded in death by her [...]

ABBAFAB, The Premier ABBA Experience, Returns to The Historic Masonic Theatre

On Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, one of the most talked-about shows in Masonic Theatre History returns! ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA. This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 70s and 80s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, [...]

Elder Leon Taylor's 35th Pastoral Anniversary At First COGIC

Elder Leon Taylor and his wife, Fannie, celebrated 35 years of ministry at The First Church of God in Christ, Clifton Forge, Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Roslyn C. Thomas, pastor of Haven of Hope Apostolic Ministries, Brooklyn, NY, delivered the anniversary message to an audience of approximately 50. Taylor has been in ministry for over [...]

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