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WestRock Explains Discharge
WestRock Co. officials said the wastewater treatment plant at its Covington paper mill experienced a foaming issue that created a white film on top of riverways downstream.

The mill discharges effluent waste into the Jackson River, which a tributary to the James. The Jackson and and Cowpasture rivers merge near Iron Gate and form the James.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

OBITUARIES
William "Fuzzy" Knighton
Mr. William Elsworth “Fuzzy” Knighton, age 80, of Covington, died Friday, July 13, 2018, at the VA Medical Center, Salem.  He was the husband of the late Joyce Clarke Knighton.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, July 21, 2018 from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with Rev. Buddy Burks officiating.

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



Tuesday, July 17, 2018
William B. Havlichek
DUBOIS, Pa. — Mary Ellen Haines has received word of the death of her brother, William B. Havlichek.

Mr. Havlichek died Saturday, July 14, 2018, in DuBois, Pa.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. in Salem United Methodist Church.

Nedza Family Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 2044 Carson Hill Road, DuBois, Pa. 15801.


Monday, July 16, 2018
Dorothy Hoke
Dorothy Mae “Dottie” Hoke, 64, of Covington, VA, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea. 

Services will be held on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with Pastor Gene Sizemore officiating. 

WALLACE & WALLACE FUNERAL HOME IN LEWISBURG IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

PLEASE SEND ONLINE CONDOLENCES BY VISITING www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com



Monday, July 16, 2018
Lauretta Green
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lauretta Holmes Green, announces her death at the age of 95. She passed peacefully at home on Thursday, July 12, 2018 with her son, Harry by her side.

Her going home service will be held at First Baptist Church on Church Street in White Sulphur Springs on Saturday, July 21, 2018. 

WALLACE & WALLACE FUNERAL HOME IN WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

PLEASE SEND ONLINE CONDOLENCES BY VISITING www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com



Sunday, July 15, 2018
Betty Johnson
Betty Jean Thacker Johnson, age 83, of 68 Hayden Loop, Eagle Rock, Virginia died Sunday, July 8, 2018 at The Springs Nursing Home, Hot Springs, Virginia. 

In keeping with her wishes, her body has been cremated.  Private services have already been held.

Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.

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



Friday, July 13, 2018
Kathleen Miller
Kathleen C. Miller, age 93 of Richmond, Virginia, and formerly of Clifton Forge, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 12, 2018. 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend W. Pembroke Hall officiating.  

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



Friday, July 13, 2018
Inas Wright Loan
Our beloved Inas went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 10, 2018.

We will celebrate Inas’ life at Paitsel Funeral Home in New Castle, VA Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM with Steve Minnix officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Craig County Rescue Squad in New Castle, VA or to Crossroads Church, New Castle, VA.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Nancy Kaptis
Nancy Fawcett Kaptis, 87 of Indian Harbor Beach, FL, formerly of White Sulphur Springs, passed away on July 10, 2018.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs, WV with Pastor Ed Craft officiating.

WALLACE & WALLACE FUNERAL HOME IN WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

PLEASE SEND ONLINE CONDOLENCES BY VISITING www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com



Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Rev. Donna Bennett Coffman
A Celebration of Life Service and Committal for Rev. Donna Bennett Coffman will be held July 21, 11:00 AM at Hoke Chapel (UMC) Cemetery on Ogle Creek Rd, west of Covington, VA.  

Donna passed away on March 28, at her home in Fuquay Varina, NC, following a valiant 25-year battle with cancer. 

Memorial gifts may be made to Sarcoma Research, Duke Cancer Institute, 710 W. Main St, Durham, NC 27701; to Kirk of Holly Springs (Presbyterian) KOK, 200 High Meadow Dr, Cary NC  27511(Note Donna Coffman Memorial on memo line), or to McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church, 900 Alleghany Av, Covington, VA  24426.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Sterling Walker
Sterling Harvey Walker, age 87 of 565 Roxbury Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Clifton Forge Baptist Church in Clifton Forge with Reverend Tom Harvey officiating.  

Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Clifton Forge Baptist Church, 511 McCormick Blvd, Clifton Forge, VA  24422.

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



Monday, July 9, 2018
Patrick Griffith
Patrick G. Griffith passed away at his home in Richmond, Virginia on June 28, 2018. Patrick was the son of Rebecca Griffith of Petersburg, VA and Larry G. Griffith of Covington, VA.  

Memorial services will be held on July 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the Covington Baptist Church in Covington and August 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Derbyshire Baptist Church in Richmond.


Monday, July 9, 2018
Anna Dierschow
Anna Mae Woods  Dierschow, 75, of 230 Bowmans Run Drive in Stuarts Draft, died, Friday, July 6, 2018, in the Hospice of Shenandoah.

The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 4:00 PM at the graveside in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery at Crimora with the Rev. Tim Bohlmann officiating.


Saturday, July 7, 2018
Murle Darnell
Mr. Murle Henderson Darnell, age 91, of White Sulphur  Springs, WV, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Grace Baptist Church, 223 W. Main St. White Sulphur Springs, WV, with Pastor Kenny Baker officiating.  

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


Friday, July 6, 2018
Frances Stinespring
Frances Owen Stinespring, 96, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at The Spring Nursing Center. 

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Healing Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Lee Altizer officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Healing Springs Baptist Church, 4697 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445 or the Springs Nursing Center Resident Fund, P.O. Drawer I, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.

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


Friday, July 6, 2018
Charles "Joe" Deane Jr.
Charles Joseph “Joe” Deane, Jr., 61, of Dolly Ann Apartments, died, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The online guest book is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations in Joe’s name may be made to either the Epilepsy Foundation; 8301 Professional Place, Suite 200; Landover, MD  20785, or to the Alleghany County Humane Society; 9313 Rich Patch Road; Covington, VA  24426.



Thursday, July 5, 2018
Patricia Hooker
Mrs. Patricia Sue Napier Hooker, age 68, of Covington, died Monday, July 2, 2018, at LewisGale Medical Center, Salem.  She was the wife of Jerry Ellis Hooker.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, July 7, 2018, from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating.

The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Alleghany Humane Society, P.O. Box 60, Low Moor, VA 24457.

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


Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Barbara Keller
Barbara Proctor Gibson Keller, age 89, of 1409 Hamilton Avenue, Clifton Forge died Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 105 Dickson Place, Clifton Forge.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge. 

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd, Clifton Forge, VA  24422.

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



Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Velma Harlow
Velma Nicely Harlow, 91, of Lynchburg, VA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 2nd, 2018.  

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 6th, 2018 at the Central Advent Christian Church (Rock Church) Cemetery, located at 3515 Longdale Furnance Rd., Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Langhorne Chapel Community Church at 15777 Leesville Rd., Evington, VA 24550.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Corbin "Billy" Reynolds IV
Corbin Miller “Billy” Reynolds IV, age 80, of Clifton Forge, Virginia died July 3, 2018 at the Alleghany Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clifton Forge.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Robert McRae officiating.  

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


Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Wylene "Connie" Carder
Wylene “Connie” Carder, 78, of Friendship Manor of Roanoke,Va, former resident of Scott Hill in Clifton Forge, Va died July 1, 2018. 

A private gathering will be decided at a later time due to Ms.Carder’s donation of her body.


Monday, July 2, 2018
Mallow Presbyterian Church Partnering With Presbytery To Present 'Camp Peaks'
Mallow Presbyterian Church, located at 2004 Mallow Road, Covington, in partnership with the Presbytery of the Peaks Camp Workgroup, is hosting Camp Peaks, a day camp from Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27.

The day camp will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the church picnic shelter.

The camp is open to anyone from 5-12 years of age.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Clifton Forge Public Library To Host 'Fun With (Real) Maps' Program Wednesday
The Clifton Forge Public Library will host “Fun with (Real) Maps” on Wednesday at 10: 30 a.m. in the library’s Michael Armstrong Community Room. 

The program, presented by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program for children ages 3-12.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Chase Is Best
Chase Best was back in his comfort zone Saturday night at Casey Field.

The Lumberjacks’ closer got a spot start.

The left-hander from Alabama was spot on.

Best twirled a three-hit shutout, striking out nine as the Jacks whipped Harrison-burg, 6-0.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Movie Free Screening July 19th At Clifton Forge Library
The Clifton Forge Public Library will offer a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Green Fire” on Thursday, July 19, in the library’s Michael Armstrong Community Room, beginning at 6 p.m. “Green Fire” focuses on Aldo Leopold, the father of wildlife ecology and the U.S. wilderness system. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Virginia Melon Season Is Underway
RICHMOND—Melon harvest is underway in Virginia, and growers are reporting a quality, sweet crop this year.

In Halifax County, Reese Farms grows nearly 50 acres of watermelons and cantaloupes, which they sell at two retail farm stands and to Virginia wholesalers that serve customers in a 150-mile radius.


Monday, July 16, 2018
Sunday Fire Damages Covington Home, Displaces Family
The Covington Fire Department answered a call Sunday afternoon for a house fire on the 100 block of E. Prospect Street.

The fire, reported at 1:04 p.m. Sunday, was under control in 15 minutes and was contained to a closet and hallway of the property.


Monday, July 16, 2018
DSLCC Offering Course In Fly Fishing
CLIFTON FORGE — A new non-credit class, “Introduction to Fly Fishing,” has been added to the summer schedule by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College’s Work-force Solutions and Community Education Division, on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon on the DSLCC main campus in Clifton Forge.

Monday, July 16, 2018
Clifton Forge Properties Included In Loans Announced By Northam
RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday announced more than $3.6 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing loans for seven projects across Virginia, including $600,000 for property in Clifton Forge owned by South River Development Corp.

Sunday, July 15, 2018
What The 'Tech' Is Going On At Alleghany High School?
By Jackie Almarode and Señor Tucker
A great advantage for our students in following the New Tech system of Project/Problem Based Learning is the role that technology plays in it. 

We understand that some of the devices and new software that seems to change on a daily basis can be intimidating to some — especially those of our generation — but for our children, it is essential that they have to skills needed to use them and the ability to learn new software quickly. 


Sunday, July 15, 2018
'Reading Buddy' Participatants Recognized At Edgemont Primary
First and third grade students at Edgemont Primary School participated in a Reading Buddy program this school year. 

Through the Reading Buddy program, third grade students had the opportunity to mentor their “buddy” and help them achieve greater reading success. 


Sunday, July 15, 2018
Quilts Of Valor Presentation Highlights Reunion
On May 19, there was a family reunion of the Sellers family in Covington.

The event was twofold: renewing family ties and an awards ceremony — a Quilt of Valor presented to four of the family members who served in the military.

The event was planned by Ruth (Sellers) Bledsoe and her husband Don Bledsoe (U.S. Air Force veteran) of Adams, Tenn.


Sunday, July 15, 2018
Trey Honts Receives Highlands Bank Scholarship
Trey Honts, left, a May graduate of Alleghany High School, has been named a recipient of the Highlands Community Bank Scholarship.

The scholarship was presented through the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation. 


Sunday, July 15, 2018
Rep. Griffith's Report
By Rep. Morgan Griffith
Reports have circulated in recent months, mostly on questionable news outlets like Facebook etc., asserting that a Balanced Budget Amendment passed through Congress, namely H. J. Res. 2, requires money to be taken from the Social Security Trust Fund. 

Claiming that balancing the budget takes money away from Social Security or Medicare is crazy talk!


Sunday, July 15, 2018
C.F. Masons Hold Wardens Night
CLIFTON FORGE — Clifton Forge Masonic Lodge 166 A.F. & A.M. held Wardens Night during their July 3 stated meeting.

During Warden’s Night, officers in attendance move up a position in the chairs, working toward becoming the master of the lodge.


Saturday, July 14, 2018
Gary Appel Recognized For Service As Governors School Instructor
Gary Appel, left, was recognized for his years of service as an instructor of statistics and pre-calculus for the Jackson River Governor’s School during the annual JRGS Scholars Banquet, held May 30 at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Alleghany County School Board Approves 2018-2019 Personnel Changes
LOW MOOR  — The Alleghany County School Board on Monday approved several personnel changes.

The board met at the Central Office Complex in Low Moor.


Saturday, July 14, 2018
Birds Of A Feather Quickly Becoming Local Celebrities
Covington residents Marvin Farewell, also known as Birdman, and his therapy cockatoo, Sugar, are star attractions and unofficial greeters at local stores: Walmart and Food Lion in Covington and Kroger in Clifton Forge. 

“She goes everywhere I go,” said Farewell. “She stays right here on my shoulder,” he said petting the spot where Sugar sat. 


Saturday, July 14, 2018
Hannah Porterfield Receives Lucy Gleason Scholarship Through DSLCC
Hannah Porterfield, left, a 2018 graduate of Alleghany High School, received the Central High School Lucy Gleason Scholarship. 

The scholarship was awarded through the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation.   


Saturday, July 14, 2018
Highlands Democrats Welcome Congressional Candidate
CLIFTON FORGE — Democratic congressional candidate Anthony Flaccavento attempted to rally the party base in Clifton Forge Wednesday night.

Flaccavento, of Abingdon, is attempting to unseat Republican Morgan Griffith from his 9th District seat in the House of Representatives. The election is in November. 

Flaccavento stopped at the Alleghany Highlands’ Democratic Party’s scheduled meeting Wednesday at the Clifton Forge Public Library. 


Saturday, July 14, 2018
AHS Graduates Receive Christopher Baker Memorial Scholarship
Alleghany High School graduates Alexis Aldrich and Samuel Byer received the Christopher Baker Memorial Scholarship. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018


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