VR JUN 22, 2022

10 Years of Restoration on the Warm Springs Bathhouses

Ten years ago marks the commencement of a restoration plan for the Warm Springs Bath Houses. The Warm Springs Bathhouses were originally listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register (1968) and The National Register of Historic Places (1969). In 2011, The Bath Houses were listed among Preservation Virginia's Most Endangered Historic Sites. In 2012, The Preservation [...]

DSLCC Business Students Find Success, Despite Challenges

Business classes are dry and boring? Informative but not exactly scintillating? Not so fast, say three students in the business program at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Forest Kay of Clifton Forge, a young man with business in his blood; Freddie Tomlin of Buena Vista, an operations manager at a large facility; and Sondra Elliott [...]

County of Alleghany formed January 5, 1822 Celebration planned for September

Two hundred years ago, the Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia created the County of Alleghany. The County was formulated from the surrounding counties of Bath, Botetourt, and Monroe. Natural increases in population and settlements west of the Shenandoah River, forced the creation of many new jurisdictions between 1700 and 1770. Ease of access [...]

Bath County features Southern Gem, Douthat State Park

Douthat State Park in southern Bath County opened on June 15, 1936 after the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cleared the forest, created a 50 acre lake by damming Wilson Creek, and constructed roads. The architectural style developed by the CCC was a log cabin style, and Douthat State Park served as the model park for [...]

The Clifton Forge Main Street Stars & Stripes 2 day celebration will take place on July 3rd and 4th

This year our CFMS Stars and Stripes Celebration will take place on 2 days. On Sunday, July 3rd at 6 PM, the grounds of the C & O Heritage Center open to the public for an evening of informal fun, food and festivities. Back by popular demand is the 50 member Celebration Choir presenting a [...]

Alleghany Highlands Community Services prepares to celebrate 40 years of service

On the heels of celebrating a ribbon cutting for the opening of its’ tenth site, the Alleghany Highlands’ Community Services is full speed ahead preparing to celebrate 40 years of service with Ingrid Barber at the helm almost 14 of those years. Barber is the first African American to serve as Executive Director of the [...]

Delegate Austin's update on Virginia's budget

The General Assembly convened this past Friday, June 16th to consider the Governor’s amendments to the state budget. There were 35 total amendments, 24 of which passed out of the General Assembly. As Vice Chairman of Appropriations, I am proud of the $150 billion budget crafted over these past few months. What remains in the [...]

Warner, Slotkin, and colleagues urge action on misleading search results about abortion clinics

WASHINGTON (VR) – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) led colleagues in a letter to the CEO of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google, Sundar Pichai, urging him to take action to prevent misleading Google search results and ads that lead to anti-abortion clinics. In the letter, the lawmakers note [...]

During National Gun Violence Awareness Month, VHHA Highlights Hospital Efforts to Address Community Violence

RICHMOND, VA (VR) – June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month, and here in Virginia one of the many ways hospitals are helping lead efforts to enhance public health is through programs focused on meeting the needs of victims of community violence. These programs are part of the Virginia Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) Collaborative, [...]

Echoes Of the Past 6-22-22

Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The Virginian Review and other publications archived since 1914. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical purposes and accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original, unedited form, and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of [...]

All Paws Aboard! Tips for Safe Boating with Your Pet

With boating season ramping up, it's a good time to talk about best practices for pet-friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the lake, river or sea with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged first mate in mind. Boating with your [...]

Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church welcomes Pastor Early July 3rd

Granbery Memorial UMC welcomes Pastor Pianapue TK Early and his wife Claudette to our church and community. Pastor Early is a Liberian American United Methodist Pastor. He has been UMC Clergy, in the Alabama - West Florida Conference, since 1999. He is a graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center, where he earned the M.Div. (1993) [...]

Jacks Split Doubleheader With Cardinals

On the road Sunday, the Covington Lumberjacks (5-9) traveled to Front Royal to take on the Cardinals (6-8) in a doubleheader. The two teams split the doubleheader with the Lumberjacks winning the first game 3-2 and the Cardinals winning the second game 5-4 on a walk-off. Just a few days ago, the Lumberjacks ended their [...]

Bath County Storm Damage Updates

The Bath County Sheriff's Department reports that the majority of the county was out of electricity from approximately 4pm Friday, June 17 until Sunday evening, June 19, 2022. The southern part of Bath County was also out of electricity and had most of the damage from all of the numerous downed trees. The main power [...]

Bath County School Board Close-Out Meeting June 30, 2022

Bath County School Board Close-Out Meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022 Meeting begins at 7:00 AM School Administration Building 1. MEETING OPENING 2. CONSENT AGENDA A. Minutes B. Attendance Report C. Cafeteria Report D. Maintenance Report E. Transportation Report F. Approval of Consent Agenda 3. ACTION ITEMS A. Fiscal Year Close-Out B. VSBA Policies - [...]

Carnegie Hall Calendar of Events for mid-June 2022

THURSDAY, JUNE 23: RIVER DRIVERS – Carnegie Hall’s Ivy Terrace Concert Series continues on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m., with Philadelphia-based Celtic-tinged folk rock collective River Drivers. Ivy Terrace Concerts take place outside in front of Carnegie Hall and are free to the public. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket [...]

Hot Springs Society Page,  Alleghany Morning Star, 1938

November 18, 1938: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Meadows, who have resided at Healing Springs for the past several months, have leased an apartment in the Lowman Building. Miss Bettie Jane Connor, who has been quite sick at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Conner is much better and able to be [...]

Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new Clifton Forge Pickleball Courts

The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism will be sponsoring a Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new Clifton Forge Pickleball Courts. It will take place at Linden Park, on the Heights, Clifton Forge, VA 24422. This event will be on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Plays at Greenbrier Valley Theatre

Greenbrier Valley Theatre is preparing to produce its first musical of the 2022 season, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Written by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, it originally opened Off-Broadway in 1997. The musical comedy is the second-longest running Off-Broadway musical. The show, presented in a series of vignettes, revolves around the many [...]

Carnegie Hall's 2022 Ivy Terrace Concert series continues with The River Drivers

Carnegie Hall continues its 2022 Ivy Terrace Concert Series Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. with Philadelphia band The River Drivers. Sponsored by City National Bank, the concerts take place outside on Carnegie Hall’s Ivy Terrace as attendees watch from the expansive lawn in front of New River Community and Technical College. Concertgoers are encouraged [...]

Bath County Board of Supervisors Scheduled Meetings

Scheduled Meetings: ************** MEETING NOTICE - THE ELECTORAL BOARD MEETING AND THE CANVASS OF THE JUNE 21, 2022, REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION. The Bath County Electoral Board will meet in the conference room of the Bath County Historical Society on the following date and time: June 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. The Provisional Ballot meeting, which [...]

Linda Salyers Alfier, 75

Linda Salyers Alfier, 75, of 310 E. Prospect St., died, Friday June 17, 2022, in Lewis Gale Montgomery Hospital. Mrs. Alfier was born January 8, 1947, in Bath County a daughter of the late John H. Salyers and Lila Swoop Salyers. She played the piano and choir director for Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church for [...]

Rural Communities Must Tell Their Business Story to the World

Rural communities have experienced challenging economic times with the overall decline in their population, lack of broadband, and many other amenities that metropolitan areas enjoy. In comparison to metropolitan areas, rural communities often do not have a comprehensive ecosystem with business development resources to support startups and small businesses. For this reason, rural communities are [...]

San Francisco subway train shooting kills 1, wounds another

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting on a packed subway train in San Francisco Wednesday morning, police said. “There was an altercation between folks who may have known each other inside the subway before it stopped in Castro,” said Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who represents the Castro [...]

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes and killing at least 1,000 people. The disaster posed a new test for Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and relief agencies already struggling with the country’s multiple humanitarian crises. The quake was Afghanistan’s deadliest in [...]

Update on 6-18-22 Botetourt County Fatal Crash

This is the information from the crash on Saturday night, (June 18, 2022): The crash occurred at 10:29 p.m. on Route 460, near Blue Ridge Springs Road in Botetourt County. A 2012 Toyota Scion was traveling east (wrong-way) in the westbound lanes of Route 460, when the Scion struck a westbound 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The [...]

Charity Hale Appointed Assistant Principal at AHS

LOW MOOR (VIRGINIAN REVIEW) — The Alleghany County School Board has approved the appointment of Charity Hale as an assistant principal at Alleghany High School. The board approved Hale’s appointment at a Tuesday, June 21, 2022, meeting. The appointment is effective July 1, 2022. Hale will replace Jared Brown as an assistant principal at AHS. [...]

National observance highlights dairy's importance

BOONES MILL (VR) —During National Dairy Month this June, take a moment to appreciate some of Virginia’s most delicious and nutritious commodities, and the farmers who provide them. National Dairy Month commemorates the rich history of dairy farming in the U.S. and highlights the importance of producers who ensure store shelves are stocked with creamy [...]

RCAHD health update for 06.21.22

COVID-19: Cumulative Case Count Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts: 65729 (up 537) People hospitalized with COVID-19, as of Tuesday 6/21/2022: 18 • 16 new hospitalizations COVID-19 related deaths, as of Tuesday 6/21/2022: 1003 • 627 Alleghany Health District, 376 Roanoke City Health District • Please note: Per VDH Central Office “Starting June 6, 2022, [...]

Forest Service Announces Wood Products Grants

ROANOKE, VA (VR) – The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests announce the award of two Wood Innovations Grants. Under a national USDA program that stimulates and expands wood products and wood energy markets, grant funding supports mass timber, renewable wood energy, and technological development for fuel reduction and sustainable forests. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and [...]

AHS 4th 9 weeks honor roll

12th Grade A Honor Roll   A/B Honor RollMakaylen Berry  Carter AsbothLayla Booth   Ashtyn BishopCoy Brown   Randall DeschlerEvan Brown   Arielle DunawayJulia Bryant   Zykera EdwardsAlana Burch   Anne FuSabrina Burks  Leighton Gibson Nathan Clark   Joseph HagueR. Tanner Close Isabella Hall Levi Counts   Allison Hepler Ivan Dobbs   Olivia Kerns Kelly Dudley   Makenzie Kimberlin Kinley Eggleston Carlee Lanford Cassy Evans   Chloe Lewis [...]

IN THIS EDITION:

 • 10 Years of Restoration on the Warm Springs Bathhouses

 • DSLCC Business Students Find Success, Despite Challenges

 • County of Alleghany formed January 5, 1822 Celebration planned for September

 • Bath County features Southern Gem, Douthat State Park

 • The Clifton Forge Main Street Stars & Stripes 2 day celebration will take place on July 3rd and 4th

 • Alleghany Highlands Community Services prepares to celebrate 40 years of service

 • Delegate Austin's update on Virginia's budget

 • Warner, Slotkin, and colleagues urge action on misleading search results about abortion clinics

 • During National Gun Violence Awareness Month, VHHA Highlights Hospital Efforts to Address Community Violence

 • Echoes Of the Past 6-22-22

 • All Paws Aboard! Tips for Safe Boating with Your Pet

 • Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church welcomes Pastor Early July 3rd

 • Jacks Split Doubleheader With Cardinals

 • Bath County Storm Damage Updates

 • Bath County School Board Close-Out Meeting June 30, 2022

 • Carnegie Hall Calendar of Events for mid-June 2022

 • Hot Springs Society Page,  Alleghany Morning Star, 1938

 • Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new Clifton Forge Pickleball Courts

 • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Plays at Greenbrier Valley Theatre

 • Carnegie Hall's 2022 Ivy Terrace Concert series continues with The River Drivers

 • Bath County Board of Supervisors Scheduled Meetings

 • Linda Salyers Alfier, 75

 • Rural Communities Must Tell Their Business Story to the World

 • San Francisco subway train shooting kills 1, wounds another

 • Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

 • Update on 6-18-22 Botetourt County Fatal Crash

 • Charity Hale Appointed Assistant Principal at AHS

 • National observance highlights dairy's importance

 • RCAHD health update for 06.21.22

 • Forest Service Announces Wood Products Grants

 • AHS 4th 9 weeks honor roll

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