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Berlyn McElwee
Berlyn Edgar McElwee, 91, of Bridgewater, Virginia, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Bridgewater Village Wellness House.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Lorrie Aikens officiating. 

A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening June 21, 2018 at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren in Bridgewater.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Village, 302 North 2nd Street, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812-1712

Arrangements are being handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mclaughlinandyoung.com.



Monday, June 18, 2018
Thomas Young
Mr. Thomas Ronald Young, age 72, of Clifton Forge, died Friday, June 15, 2018, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke. He was the husband of the late Patricia Dianne Seay Young.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with Pastor Lynn Wright officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.


Monday, June 18, 2018
Dorothy "Dottie" Reynolds
Dorothy Benson “Dottie” Reynolds, 77, of 6412-R Ogles Creek Road died Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Lewis Gale – Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor.

The funeral service will be held June 29, 2018, at the United Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Tingler officiating assisted by Pastor Matt Taylor.

The family suggests that donations in Dottie’s name be made to the Youth Fund of the United Baptist Church; 6412-A Ogles Creek Road; Covington, VA 24426.


Monday, June 18, 2018
Anna Gibson
Anna Mae Higgins Gibson, 93, of The Springs Nursing Center, died, June 15, 2018.

A graveside service will be held Sunday June 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Price officiating.




Friday, June 15, 2018
Rosemary Curry
Rosemary Simpson Curry, 78, of 2505 Midland Trail, died Thursday, June 14, 2018 at her residence.

The funeral service will be held Monday, June 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the graveside in Alleghany Memorial Park with the Rev. J.B. Broughman officiating.


Friday, June 15, 2018
Timothy Newton
Timothy Edward Newton, 53, of Folks Run, Virginia died Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Richmond, Virginia.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.



Thursday, June 14, 2018
Phyllis O'Brien
Phyllis Richards O’Brien, age 89, of 633 Roxbury Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family and loved ones.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Clifton Forge with Father Tom Collins officiating.  

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 620 Jefferson Ave, Clifton Forge, VA  24422.

To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.



Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Robert Reyns
Mr. Robert Gene Reyns, age 87, of Covington, died Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at LewisGale Medical Center, Salem.  He was the husband of Elizabeth Johnson Reyns.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Friday, June 15, 2018, at Alleghany Memorial Park with Rev. Donald Earwood officiating. 

Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.



Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Ralph Unroe Jr.
Ralph Marshall Unroe, Jr., 63, of Lynchburg formerly of Alleghany County, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018. 

Graveside Services will be held at the Central Advent Christian Church Cemetery on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Linda Kegarice and Pastor John Godfrey officiating.

Those wishing to make a contribution, please consider the Central Virginia Training Center, 521 Colony Road, Madison Heights, VA 24572 or a charity of your choice. 

Online Condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com or call the Eagle Rock Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home. 540-884-2276.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Ottsy Humphries
Ottsy Ray Humphries, age 58, of 1204 Richmond Street, Selma, Virginia died Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at his residence. 

A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Lyle’s Chapel Cemetery, Millboro, Virginia with Pastor Billy Gram officiating. 

Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Grace Gomez
Grace Christina Adams Gomez, 67, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Friday, June 8, 2018 at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Layspeaker Elwood Smith officiating.




Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Charlotte Taylor
Charlotte Faye Humphries Taylor, 77, of Covington, Virginia went to be with her Lord Saturday, 1:00 a.m., the 9th of June 2018.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Hot Springs Baptist Church with Reverend Garland Humphries officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 993, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.

Arrangements are being handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mclaughlinandyoung.com.



Monday, June 11, 2018
Cynthia Fridley
Cynthia Marie Fridley, 65, of 100 Nicholas Dr., died Saturday June 9, 2018 at Lewis Gale Alleghany in Low Moor.

A memorial service will be held Thursday June 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home  with the Rev. Edith Snedegar officiating.

The online guest registration is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.


Monday, June 11, 2018
Stella Walters
Stella Cloeray Conner Walters, age 86 of 210 Old Alleghany Circle, Goshen, Virginia died Saturday June 9, 2018 at Envoy of Staunton.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM in Central Advent Christian Cemetery with Reverend Lloyd Via officiating.



Monday, June 11, 2018
Tammy Edwards
Tammy Dawn Edwards, 54, of 23491 Botetourt Rd., Eagle Rock, died Friday June 8, 2018 at her home.  

In keeping wit her wishes her body has been cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.  

Nicely Funeral Home in Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.


Monday, June 11, 2018
Shirley Harouff
Shirley Oyler Harouff, 83, of 219 East Phillip Street died Thursday, June 7, 2018, at her residence.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the graveside in Alleghany Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating.

The family suggests that donations in Mrs. Oyler’s name be made to Mountain Regional Hospice;  P.O.Box 637; Clifton Forge, VA 24422.

Online guest registration is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.



Friday, June 8, 2018
Debbie Bland
Debra Lee “Debbie” Bland, 66, of 314 Rogers Road, died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at LewisGale Alleghany in Low Moor.

The funeral service will be held Monday, June 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the graveside in Alleghany Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating. 

Memorial contributions in Debbie’s name can be made to the Alleghany Humane Society at 9313 Rich Patch Road, Covington, VA 24426.

The online guestbook is available at arrittfuneralhome.com. 



Friday, June 8, 2018
Christopher Daugherty
Mr. Christopher Michael Daugherty, age 33, of Covington, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at LewisGale Hospital-Alleghany, Low Moor. He was the husband of Heather Rose Daugherty.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 11, 2018, from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Earwood officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Sweet Springs. 

Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.


Thursday, June 7, 2018
George Green
George Carlos Green, 79, of 704 North Pocahontas Avenue died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his residence.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Christian officiating.





Thursday, June 7, 2018
Stan Wolfe
Stanford Joseph Wolfe, 87, of 107 Parsonage Lane, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at his residence.

The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. J. B. Broughman officiating.

Online guest registration is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018
W.Va. Flood Grants Awarded
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has announced the awarding of more than $6.6 million in grants from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) made available statewide in response to the June 2016 flooding.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Over 100 Attend C.F. Lions Club Open House Held At Scott Hill
CLIFTON FORGE — The Clifton Forge Lions Club hosted an Open House Thursday, April 26, in the dining room of Scott Hill Retirement Center.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Dandelion Festival Art Show Held In White Sulphur Springs
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Main Street White Sulphur Springs held its annual West Virginia Dandelion Festival Art Show at the White Sulphur Springs Public Library on Friday, May 25.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Clifton Forge Scouts Hold Annual Pinewood Derby
Members of Cub Scout Pack 2 from Clifton Forge participated in the Pinewood Derby earlier this spring.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Woman's Club Collects Items For DSLCC 'Cubby Closet'
Members of the Covington Woman’s Club collected 104 personal care items, and well as food, for the Roadrunner Cubby Closet at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. 

Friday, June 15, 2018
Camp ACCOVAC Set To Begin Camping Season
MILLBORO — Camp ACCOVAC located near Millboro will begin its camping program Sunday, June 17.

Junior Camp I for ages 7- 12 will be June 17-June 23. Junior Camp II for ages 7-12 will be June 24-30.


Friday, June 15, 2018
Springs Nursing Home, Rehabilitation Center Planning 5-Star Celebration
HOT SPRINGS — The Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has received an overall 5-Star Rating, as well as a 5-Star Health Inspection Rating for its standard in care in long-term care, short-term care and memory care. 

Friday, June 15, 2018
What The 'Tech' Is Going On At Alleghany High School?
By Jackie Almarode and Señor Tucker
Will my child still have to take quizzes and tests once Alleghany High School becomes a New Tech school? 

Yes, students will still have to study for quizzes, take notes, learn vocabulary, work problems, have homework, listen to lectures, and take SOL tests. 


Friday, June 15, 2018
Wilson Creek To Perform On Stage At Buckhorne
CLIFTON FORGE — The Wilson Creek Band, a bluegrass band named for Wilson Creek that flows through the Buckhorne Campground near the southern entrance to Douthat State Park, will perform on the Buckhorne stage Sunday, June 17, from 6-8 p.m.

Friday, June 15, 2018
Gas Taking Bigger Bite Out Of Wallets This Year
RICHMOND  — Consumers are spending $69 more a month to fill-up compared to last summer. 

According to AAA, gasoline expenses are accounting, on average, for seven percent of an American’s 2018 annual income, a one and a half percent increase since summer of 2017. 


Friday, June 15, 2018
Alleghany Post 4 Starts Legion Season This Week
A combined 10 home dates are featured on the American Legion baseball schedule this summer for the Alleghany Post 4 Senior and Junior leagues teams.

Post 4’s junior team starts the season tonight at 7 p.m. hosting Roanoke Post 3, while the senior team hosts Lynchburg Post 16 Friday night at Casey Field for a 7 p.m. start.


Friday, June 15, 2018
Greenbrier Valley Tourism Office Is Recognized
LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The Greenbrier County Convention Visitors Bureau received three of 14 total Shining Example Awards at Southeast Tourism Society’s inaugural connections conference held recently at Myrtle Beach.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Birth Announcement - Bryan Pearce Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Price Thompson of Covington are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bryan Pearce Thompson. 




Thursday, June 14, 2018
Area Students Receive JMU Academic Honors
HARRISONBURG — The following area students received academic honors from James Madison University for the spring 2018 semester.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a grade point average of between 3.5 and 3.899.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Classic Renamed 'A Military Tribute At The Greenbrier'
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The PGA TOUR officially approved Tuesday the rebranding of The Greenbrier Classic to A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.

The annual PGA TOUR FedExCup stop at The Greenbrier will begin using the new name and logo immediately.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
'Reading Takes You Everywhere' At Rockbridge Regional Library
LEXINGTON — Join the fun at the Rockbridge Reg-ional Library’s Lexington branch for the summer reading program beginning July 11 and featuring the theme “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” 

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Twilight Garden Club Holds Installation Of New Officers
CLIFTON FORGE — The Twilight Garden Club in Clifton Forge held its annual initiation of new officers on Monday, April 23, at the home of Juanita Savage, located along the Cowpas-ture River.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
BRZ Band Performing At River Rock
The City of Covington Department of Parks and Recreation will welcome back to the River Rock Amphitheatre this Saturday the BRZ Band from Lynchburg.

BRZ plays classic country music from artists such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams Sr., Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty and others.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Jacks Shut Out Bandits, Return Home Tonight
WOODSTOCK — Four Lumberjack pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout here Wednesday night.

Kaven Brown (Eastern Kentucky) started and went six strong innings, while Matt Geiger (Occidental), Jordyn Eglite (San Francisco State) and Zac Burch (Fairmont State) all worked in relief as Covington whacked Wood-stock, 8-0.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Moore Leads Area High School Track Honor Roll
K.J. Moore had a big day at the Class 1 state track meet a couple of weeks ago at East Rockingham High School.

The recent Covington High School graduate won both the 100 meters and triple jump and scored 35.5 points in five different events at the meet.


Thursday, June 14, 2018


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