VR MAY 13, 2022

 Rhonda Plumley – 58

Ms. Rhonda Lynn Bragg Plumley, age 58, of Covington, died Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke. Ms. Plumley was born October 13, 1963, in Beckley, WV, the daughter of the late Julius Crawford Bragg and Loretta June Gaylor Bragg. She was employed as a registered nurse by the Brian Center. In her [...]

James R. O'Conner, SR – 81

James R. O’Conner, SR, 81, of Chesterfield passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Thursday, May 5, 2022. He is survived by his wife Dorothy O’Conner and 2 sons James O’Conner, JR and wife Coventry and Shawn O’Conner and wife Billie, and 1 brother Jesse O’Conner and wife Linda. He has 4 grandchildren and [...]

Mounties Win On Senior Night; Fall In Regular Season Finale

On senior night this past Tuesday at the tennis court at Clifton Middle School, five Alleghany Mountaineers (8-8) senior boys tennis players were honored; Baron Leitch, Nathan Clark, Coy Brown, Coree Nicely, and Ethanael Elmore. Following the senior introductions, the Mounties got on the tennis court and took care of business as the team cruised [...]

“I Know I Can Compete At That Level”, Dressler Heads For Steelers Minicamp

Tyler Dressler did not have his name called upon at the 2022 NFL Draft after 262 selections were made. Dressler, who was projected to be a 7th round to top priority free agent post the draft, did not get signed right away either. That though has not stopped Dressler nor working for his dreams from [...]

What If We All Gave On One Day?

What if we all gave on one day? We can! On June 7, 2022, our community will come together for 24 hours of unprecedented giving to support the amazing work of the nonprofits of Alleghany County through Give Local Alleghany Highlands. The Arts provide experiences in creative expression, personal growth, and FUN! Alleghany Highlands Arts [...]

Boys Home To Participate In Give Local Alleghany Highlands 2022

For the second year in a row, Boys Home of Virginia will be participating in a 24-hour online giving event called Give Local Alleghany Highlands on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. This event is sponsored by The Alleghany Foundation and MightyCause. Give Local Alleghany Highlands is an opportunity for community members to support local non-profit organizations. [...]

LewisGale Physicians Family Medicine And Specialty Center – Lexington To Host Community Open House

LewisGale Physicians Family Medicine and Specialty Center - Lexington will host a community open house Friday, May 20, 2022, from 9 - 10:00 a.m. at its facility located at 539 E. Nelson Street, Lexington. Staff will provide facility tours, light refreshments, and an opportunity to meet with healthcare providers to learn more about the services [...]

JRTC and Kars Unlimited Partner to Support Local Students

Kars Unlimited hosted a Cruise-In event at Jackson River Technical Center on Saturday, April 16, 2022. The event raised money in support of graduating area high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the automotive industry. The event raised $1,200, and Kars Unlimited plans to host the event annually as a way to support [...]

Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting Celebration For Dr. Gary Pillow In Covington

Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism held a “Ribbon Cutting Celebration” at 283 W. Main St. in Covington for Dr. Gary Pillow on Wed., May 11. Dr. Pillow relocated from a block away to his new office in 2020 during the COVID-19, but the ceremony was delayed. Pillow recalled, “We moved during the pandemic [...]

Clifton Forge Town Council Views Power-Point 2023 Budget Presentation

Leanne Tyler shared a power-point presentation of the fiscal year 2023 operating and capital improvement budget for the Town of Clifton Forge on Tues., May 10 at the Town Hall. The proposed FY23 operating budget was prepared by Tyler, and the proposed budget, $6,105,271 in addition to the American Rescue Pan (ARPA) funds total $11,955,290. [...]

DSLCC Cheerleading Clinic Set June 3-4

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is hosting a Cheerleading Clinic for any youth under the age of 15 on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, from 9 am to 2 pm in the Armory on the Clifton Forge campus. Kim Jefferson, who was recently appointed as head coach for the new DSLCC Roadrunner Cheerleading [...]

Jeter-Watson Students Place in Regional Art Competition

Two Jeter-Watson Intermediate School students, Lydia Herstine and Gracie Reynolds, are among the winners in the Virginia School Boards Association’s Blue Ridge Regional Art Contest. The contest was held on May 4, 2022, with student art from the elementary, middle, and high school levels representing each school division in the competition. The entries were judged [...]

Bath County Sheriff's Office Weekly News Release 5-1-22 through 5-7-22

5-1-22 Dep. Bryan and Dep. Miller responded to a report of a disabled vehicle in the Warm Springs area. 5-1-22 Dep. Bryan and Dep. Miller responded to a report of an animal control call in the Warm Springs area. 5-1-22 Dep. Bryan and Dep. Miller conducted a traffic stop in the Hot Spring area. 5-1-22 [...]

Alleghany County Board Of Supervisors Adjourned Meeting Agenda

ALLEGHANY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ADJOURNED MEETING AGENDA MONDAY, MAY 16, 2022 6:00 P.M. 1. CALL TO ORDER: 2. WORK SESSION: A.   Work Session to discuss/review the FY 2022-23 County Operating Budget. 3. ADJOURNMENT: A.   Adjournment to Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the County Governmental Complex.

Bath County School Board To Hold Special Meeting

The Bath County School Board will meet in a Special meeting on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 5:30 PM, at the School Administration Building to discuss budgets, and will meet in closed meeting for the purpose of personnel appointment(s) and resignation.

Virginia Again Ranks as a Top State in a New National Scorecard on Patient Safety in Hospitals

RICHMOND, (VA) – In the midst of National Hospital Week, Virginia is again being recognized as one of the top states in the nation for hospital safety scores. Virginia is second overall among states in the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade state rankings that are based on the share of hospitals in each [...]

VDOT celebrates 20 years of 511 service to Virginia Travelers

RICHMOND, (VA) – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) celebrates “511 Day” Wednesday, May 11, as Virginia 511 marks 20 years of service to Virginia residents and travelers this year. The 511 telephone service officially launched in 2002 as Virginia’s traveler information phone number. The no cost service provides real-time travel information 24/7 including incidents, [...]

Members Of Virginians For Responsible Energy Voice Safety Concerns Near Proposed Windmills

Dave Condon, a member of Virginians for Responsible Energy, LLC, has written letters to the Virginia Air National Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration concerning the danger windmill turbines on North Mountain would create. According to Condon, who served in the U.S. Navy after graduating from VMI in 1972, erecting 13 windmill turbines 644’5” above [...]

Life … You Gotta Love It! 05.13.22

I am not what I’d call an arachnophobe. But I might quickly become one. As most know, arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. I don’t think there are many who “like” spiders, but I’m sure there are some. Shoot – there are people who keep pythons in their homes. Lately, it seems as if every [...]

Dave Says 5-13-22

Dear Dave, My wife and I have always attended church, and we have always tithed. Over the last few months, we have come to the decision it is time for us to find a place to worship that is a little more involved in the community. If we are actively looking for a new church, [...]

Lone Star Advent Christian Church To Observe “Power Of Camp”

The Lone Star Advent Christian Church on Nicelytown Road will observe “Power of Camp”, Sunday, May 15 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. There will be camp songs, skits, testimonies, and a message brought to emphasize what camp has meant to each one in their walk with God. The theme for the weeks of camp [...]

Hymn Sing At Moss Run Baptist Church

"There will be a hymn sing at Moss Run Baptist Church Saturday, May 21st beginning at 6:00 pm. There will be music provided by several members of the church and also some neighborhood friends will be performing for us. Now that the pandemic situation has improved we look forward to celebrating the improved situation. We [...]

City Of Covington Public Notice Thacker Avenue Sidewalk Project

The City of Covington would like to make citizens and businesses aware that the city appreciates everyone’s patience as we continue working through the Thacker sidewalk replacement project. The City will resume the project beginning the week of May 16, 2022 weather permitting, and will run into the second week of June. We apologize in [...]

Sue Miller  

Ella Sue DePriest Montgomery Miller, 68 E. Dolly Ann Dr. died Thursday, May 12, 2022, at her residence. Mrs. was born December 27, 1953, in Alleghany Co, a daughter of the late Ira T. Depriest, Sr.and Pauline Rogers Depriest. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Emmett Wayne [...]

James Bernard Pritt, Jr.. – 84

James Bernard Pritt, Jr., 84, of Millboro, Virginia passed away Friday, April 22, 2022, at his residence. A memorial service will be conducted, at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 28, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mclaughlinandyoung.com.

Dear Abby 5-12-22

 DEAR ABBY: My daughter-in-law, "Brooke," lost her grandfather five weeks ago. She has chosen not to tell her 4- and 10-year-old kids about it. She has ordered my husband, me and our son not to mention it. The kids see her grandmother at least once a week, and SHE is not supposed to tell them [...]

IN THIS EDITION:

 •  Rhonda Plumley – 58

 • James R. O'Conner, SR – 81

 • Mounties Win On Senior Night; Fall In Regular Season Finale

 • “I Know I Can Compete At That Level”, Dressler Heads For Steelers Minicamp

 • What If We All Gave On One Day?

 • Boys Home To Participate In Give Local Alleghany Highlands 2022

 • LewisGale Physicians Family Medicine And Specialty Center – Lexington To Host Community Open House

 • JRTC and Kars Unlimited Partner to Support Local Students

 • Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting Celebration For Dr. Gary Pillow In Covington

 • Clifton Forge Town Council Views Power-Point 2023 Budget Presentation

 • DSLCC Cheerleading Clinic Set June 3-4

 • Jeter-Watson Students Place in Regional Art Competition

 • Bath County Sheriff's Office Weekly News Release 5-1-22 through 5-7-22

 • Alleghany County Board Of Supervisors Adjourned Meeting Agenda

 • Bath County School Board To Hold Special Meeting

 • Virginia Again Ranks as a Top State in a New National Scorecard on Patient Safety in Hospitals

 • VDOT celebrates 20 years of 511 service to Virginia Travelers

 • Members Of Virginians For Responsible Energy Voice Safety Concerns Near Proposed Windmills

 • Life … You Gotta Love It! 05.13.22

 • Dave Says 5-13-22

 • Lone Star Advent Christian Church To Observe “Power Of Camp”

 • Hymn Sing At Moss Run Baptist Church

 • City Of Covington Public Notice Thacker Avenue Sidewalk Project

 • Sue Miller  

 • James Bernard Pritt, Jr.. – 84

 • Dear Abby 5-12-22

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