VR MAY 25, 2022

Covington Woman's Club of GFWC Participating In Give Local Alleghany Highlands June 7, 2022

The Covington Woman’s Club of GFWC will be participating in the Alleghany Highlands Day of Giving, a day-long event sponsored by the Alleghany Foundation and Mighty Cause. This online event, provides large and small nonprofits the opportunity to be recognized in their communities for the work they do and win prizes through charitable donations. As [...]

Winner announced for Boys Home Quilt Raffle 2022

COVINGTON, (VA) - Boys Home of Virginia hosted its 2022 Quilt Raffle drawing on Wednesday, May 4. Mrs. Jamie Capaldo, of Salem, Virginia, was the lucky winner. She won an exquisite queen-sized, Carpenter’s Wheel-patterned quilt with lavender, blue, pink, and white trimmed in deep purple. A special thank you to Phyllis Gibson of Waterford, Michigan, [...]

Becky's Bridal Story

Rebecca Fairchild started Becky’s back 40 years ago as an upscale sweater shop. Their first location was on Magnolia Street in Buena Vista and they remained there until December of last year. The first store had a reputation for its sweaters and sportwear for many years and Becky’s did have a selection of prom dresses [...]

Local Schools Listed In VSBA Showcase for Successes

Alleghany County Public Schools and Covington City Public Schools are included in the Virginia School Boards Association’s 26th annual Showcases for Success directory which highlights successful K-12 programs in Virginia’s public schools. Alleghany County Public Schools has three programs featured: a Career and Technical Education Initiative at Clifton Middle School; a Living History Project at [...]

C&O Historical Society Volunteers Restore Vintage C&O Railway Phone Box at Heritage Center Museum

Clifton Forge, (Va.) – At the C&O Railway Heritage Center, the interpretive museum in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia operated by the non-profit Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society, a piece of railroad history has been preserved and brought back to life for public display. Alongside examples of C&O Railway locomotives, passenger cars, and replica railroad [...]

Remembering The Most Decorated World War II Soldier Who Died In Craig County, Va.

Aboard a flight surrounded by fog, Audie Murphy and five others were killed when the private airplane crashed on Brush Mountain in Craig County near Roanoke on May 28, 1971. During World War II, Murphy was awarded The Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. military honor, along with 32 other medals that rendered him the [...]

UVA Medical Center named to Newsweek's Best Maternity Hospitals List

CHARLOTTESVILLE – University of Virginia Medical Center has been nationally recognized for its high-quality care of new mothers and babies, earning a place on Newsweek’s 2022 list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals. “This tremendous honor is only possible thanks to a collaborative effort across UVA Health, including our UVA Women’s Services and UVA Children’s teams,” [...]

Letter to the Editor 05.25.22

Recently, our family was headed to the Outer Banks of N.C. for a family vacation. There were ten of us including two young children in our group. We were coming from Ohio and hauling a trailer, when it became a tenuous situation. We were exiting the ramp for Covington, Va., when the frame on our [...]

Echoes of the Past 05.25.22

99 Years AgoMay 25, 1923$100,000 For Good FishingImagine getting $100,000 for just going fishing. That's what the Red Lake Chippewa Indians in Minnesota have done in the past two years, according to the Indian office. They have sold to the state of Minnesota in two years 900,932 pounds of fish taken from Red Lake, on [...]

Auxiliary VFW Post 1033 honors Commander William Bradshaw Atherholt

This month, in observance of National Veterans Appreciation Month, the auxiliary of VFW Post 1033, Covington, Virginia has chosen to honor one of their post members. William Bradshaw Atherholt was born September 19, 1938 in Lynchburg, Virginia. After graduating from Virginia Episcopal School in 1956, he attended Virginia Tech. He then transferred to Lynchburg College [...]

Garvin Wayne Thomas – 63

Garvin Wayne Thomas, age 63, of La Plata, Maryland died Friday, May 20, 2022. He was born March 27, 1959, in Clifton Forge, Virginia to Ira Basil Thomas and the late Carrie Sue Murphy Thomas. He was a mechanical engineer for the US Navy, supporting NSWC Indian Head. He thoroughly enjoyed working on cars. He [...]

Deborah Lynn Damron Cornwell – 63

Deborah Lynn Damron Cornwell, age 63, of 801 N. Beverly Avenue, Covington, Virginia died on her birthday, Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Maryland. She was born in Kentucky to the late Clifford Damron and Anna Mae Fitch Bosoky and was a master plater for Plating Technology, Inc. in Ohio. She [...]

Elizabeth Stuple – 60 

Ms. Elizabeth Ann “Teny” Pritt Stuple, age 60, of Covington, died Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Alleghany Health and Rehabilitation, Clifton Forge. Ms. Stuple was born October 1, 1961, in Bath County, the daughter of the late George Edward Pritt, Sr. and Claudine Frances Martin Pritt. She was a homemaker who loved taking care of [...]

James Johnson – 87

Mr. James Ryland Johnson, age 87, of Covington, died Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Brian Center, Low Moor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.

Jerry Lee Via-88

Mr. Jerry Lee Via, 88, of Virginia Beach, VA, formerly of Parksley, VA, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Born October 12, 1933 in Alderson, WV and raised in Selma, VA, he was the son of the late Guy Allen Via and Pauline Cook Via. Jerry proudly served his [...]

Alleghany Highlands YMCA To Participate In Give Local Alleghany Highlands

The Alleghany Highlands YMCA is once again participating in the Give Local Alleghany Highlands campaign on Tuesday, June 7. Early giving begins on May 24. Give Local Alleghany Highlands gives residents an opportunity to learn more about services offered by local nonprofits and to support these organizations through their donations. With support from The Alleghany [...]

Sharon Ruritan Club Memorial Day Celebration

The Sharon Ruritan Club in conjunction with the Burnside-Carpenter Post No 4299 of Veterans of Foreign Wars will be hosting a Memorial Day Celebration at the Sharon Baptist Church at noon on Monday, May 30th. The VFW will conduct a short service including “The Empty Chair”, “Folding of the Flag”, and “Raising the Flag” with [...]

County Offices Closed In Observance Of Memorial Day

The following offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day: County Offices located in the County Governmental Complex, 9212 Winterberry Avenue, Covington, VA These offices will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. The Island Ford Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, May 28, 2022, but will [...]

People's Bank Of Covington A Sponsor For Youth Day Rodeo

People's bank of Covington was a sponsor for the Youth Day Rodeo that took place on May 21, at the Jackson River Sport Complex in Covington, Virginia. In the featured photo, accepting the donation is 1st Sgt Chris Fisher of Alleghany County Sheriff's Office, Jennifer Hicks and Afton Griffin of People's Bank, and Covington Police [...]

Virginia State Police Arrest Driver In Interstate 81 Crash

Steven P. Lender, 50, of Pennsauken, NJ was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Misdemeanor Hit and Run, for his role in the early morning CMV crash on Interstate 81 at Interstate 581, which left the bridge and several vehicles on I-581 damaged. There were no injuries reported in the crash, and the vehicles [...]

Life … You Gotta Love It! 5/25/22

This column is about a man that all who knew him had to love: Jack Williams. I attended Jack’s “Celebration of Life” Tuesday. It was lovely and uplifting, and just what any of us might want to have as our official send-off. As anyone in Hot Springs knows, Jack Williams, a pharmacist, owned the Hot [...]

Dear Abby 5-25-22

DEAR ABBY: I'm about to get married to a wonderful woman. We have been together for 16 years and have two precious kids. Recently, we were treated to bachelor and bachelorette parties, a week apart. Although we all know that what goes on during them isn't real, it's over once you walk out the door. [...]

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