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Marilyn McElwee
Hot Springs— Marilyn Marie Woodzell McElwee, 96, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Monday, April 23, 2018 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. 

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Lorrie Aikens officiating, assisted by Johnny Woodzell officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Eden United Methodist Church, Switzerland Trail, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445 or Hot Springs Rescue Squad, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia.

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



Monday, April 23, 2018
Virginia Broughman
Virginia Louise Broughman, 92, of 800 W. Ridgeway Street, Clifton Forge died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at her home.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Pastor John Godfrey officiating.  

The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in her memory to Immanuel Baptist Church, 2819 Douthat Road, Clifton Forge, VA  24422.

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



Monday, April 23, 2018
Todd Shiflett
Mr. Richard Todd Shiflett, age 53, of Covington, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at his residence.  He was the husband of the late Bonita Shiflett.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:30 P.M. Monday, April 23, 2018, from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Noel officiating. 

Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; wwwlovingfuneralhome 1913.com.


Friday, April 20, 2018
Rev. Gordon Hammond
With great sadness the family of Reverend Gordon Dean Hammond announces his passing after a brief illness on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the age of 79 years. 

The funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home with Pastor Ronald Turner officiating.  

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


Friday, April 20, 2018
Billy Stover
William Earl “Billy” Stover , 50, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his residence.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Life Line Ministries with Mike Spurgeon officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Fire Department, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Community Leader, Former Clifton Forge Vice-Mayor Dies In Williamsburg
WILLIAMSBURG  — Robert G. Davis, Jr. was called from labor to rest on Friday, April 13th surrounded by his wife Opelene L. Davis and his two sons, Frank and Kevin Davis.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 12:00 noon, First Baptist Church Williamsburg, 727 Scotland St., Williamsburg, VA  23185.




Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Virginia Faurote
Virginia Thomas Faurote, 96, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs, Virginia. 

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday April 20, 2018 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Gilliand officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Springs Nursing Center, P.O. Drawer 1, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445 or Bath County Meals on Wheels, Make check payable to Valley Program for Aging Services, P.O. Box 817, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980.

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



Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Cleo Cash
Cleo Ann Edwards Stanley Cash, 80, of 601 N. Alleghany Ave, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Brian Center Rehabilitation & Nursing Care in Low Moor.

The funeral service will be held Friday April 20, 2018, at 11:00 AM in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Hollenbeck officiating.




Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Loretta Dunsmore
Loretta Lynn Dunsmore, 45, of 108 Craig Ave., died Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Lewis Gale Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor.

The funeral service will be held Friday April 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marva Smearman, assisted by the Rev. Garrett Bostic.

Memorials in Loretta’s name may be made to the Alleghany Humane Society, 9313 Rich Patch Rd., Covington, VA  24426.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Sidney Hannah
Sidney Allison Hannah, age 87, of 8135 Beechmont Avenue, Apt E-117, Cincinnati, Ohio, died Monday, January 1, 2018. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM 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.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Les Honaker
CLIFTON FORGE — Lesley Seibert (Les) Honaker, 72, of Clifton Forge, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, after a long illness.

At his request he was cremated.

A celebration of Les's life will be held June 30, 2018 at Groves Funeral Home from 1-3 p.m. with family gathering afterwards at the homeplace in Union.


Monday, April 16, 2018
Charles "Dickie" Harold
Charles “Dickie” Richard Harold, 81, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Friday, April 13, 2018 at his residence. 

A private funeral service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Rescue Squad, PO Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.



Monday, April 16, 2018
Frank Hopkins
Frank Wexler Hopkins, age 89, formerly of 501 Wintergreen Avenue, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Monday, April 16, 2018 at Carrington Memory Care in Daleville.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem with Reverend Lynn Wright officiating.  

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association.

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



Monday, April 16, 2018
Mary Nelson
HOT SPRINGS — Mary Jean Butler Nelson, 74, of Hot Springs, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at her home.

Services will be held Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church
Internment was held at Pinehurst Heights Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.


Friday, April 13, 2018
Patty Spangler
Patricia Denise “Patty” Leary Spangler, age 56, of 217 Alleghany Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at The Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation Center, Clifton Forge.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Gene Ayers, Reverend Doug Moore, and Reverend Gentry Hinojosa officiating.  

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Sheltering Arms, 13700 S. Francis Blvd, 8254 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA  23116, to Mountain Regional Hospice Volunteers, PO Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA 24422, or to The Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation, 1000 Fairview Ave, Clifton Forge, VA  24422.

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



Thursday, April 12, 2018
James Wiley

James William Wiley, Jr., 75, of 721 Rose Ave., Clifton Forge, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at his residence.

A private service will be held Sunday.

The online guest book is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.



Thursday, April 12, 2018
Michael Swoope
HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Michael Douglas Swoope Sr., 79, of Hawthorne, Calif., passed away Feb. 9, 2018.

In the memory of Michael Douglas Swoope, a memorial service will be conducted at Iron Gate Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
George Hancock Jr.
George Hubert Hancock, Jr., 79, of 214 Landis Drive, Hot Springs, died Tuesday April 10, 2018 at his residence.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the graveside in Alleghany Memorial Park with the Rev. Billy Price officiating. 

Memorial donations in Mr. Hancock’s name may be to the Building Fund at Faith Baptist Church, 311 Jackson Drive, Covington, VA  24426.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Teresa Spangler
Teresa Gaines Spangler, 50 of 2337 S. Church Street died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Lewis Gale – Alleghany  Hospital.

The funeral service will be held Friday, April 13, 2018, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Ratliff officiating.




Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Nancy Hosey
Nancy Louise Hosey, age 63, of 4407 Upper Rich Patch Road, Covington, Virginia died Monday, April 9, 2018 at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem. 

A graveside memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Lone Star Church Cemetery, Covington with Reverend Michael Fisher and Reverend Mike Warren officiating. 

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


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Kotulka Guest Speaker At C.F. Masonic Lodge Meeting
CLIFTON FORGE — Gene Kotulka, superintendent of Alleghany County Public Schools, was the guest speaker for the April 3 meeting of Clifton Forge Masonic Lodge 166.

Monday, April 23, 2018
Quebe Sisters In Concert At Historic Masonic Theatre
By Gayle Hillert
CLIFTON FORGE — The Historic Masonic Theatre welcomes the Quebe Sisters Band to its stage on Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m.


Monday, April 23, 2018
Prices At Pump Continue To Rise Across Virginia
RICHMOND — Drivers in the Mid-Atlantic region are paying more at the pump as a result of the annual switch-over to summer grade fuel, strong demand for gasoline and a sharp rise in oil prices, according to AAA.

Monday, April 23, 2018
Clifton Forge Town Council To Meet Tuesday
CLIFTON FORGE — Clifton Forge Town Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at town hall.

Monday, April 23, 2018
April Designated As Confederate History & Heritage Month
The month of April has been proclaimed Confederate History and Heritage Month in the Alleghany Highlands.

Monday, April 23, 2018
Writing Classes At Library
The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library is offering two writing classes in May, one for children and another for students who are home-schooled.

“Creative Kids’ Writing Class” will help children ages 6-10 to become authors and illustrators. They will brainstorm ideas and write a short children’s book of 24 pages or less. 


Monday, April 23, 2018
BCHS Band Director Receives Accolades
HOT SPRINGS — Melinda Hooker, director of bands for the Bath County School System, has been named Teacher of the Year and has received the Leadership in Education, Founder’s Choice Award from the SSS Leadership Guild.

Monday, April 23, 2018
Sen. Deeds Assembly Update
By Sen. Creigh Deeds
The General Assembly convened a special session on April 11 to resolve the budget impasse. In the meantime, on April 18, we held the annual reconvened, or veto, session to consider the governor’s amendments to and vetoes of bills. More on that later.


Monday, April 23, 2018
Charger Girls Whip Blues, 9-1
HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls started their Pioneer District girls soccer season on a winning note Thursday on Carl F. Williams Field.

Fenia Skovira recorded a hat trick and Stephanie Gardener added two more goals as the Chargers overpowered Parry McCluer, 9-1.


Monday, April 23, 2018
Parry McCluer Shuts Out BCHS
BUENA VISTA — Jayla Baker pitched Parry McCluer to their fourth straight Pioneer District softball win here Thursday.

Baker tossed a one-hit shutout, leading the Fighting Blues past Bath County, 13-0 in five innings.


Monday, April 23, 2018
Mountaineers Rout Giles, 20-3
Talk about your big innings.

Alleghany super-sized the bottom of the second at Mountaineer Field Friday.

The hosts sent 19 hitters to the plate, scored 15 runs and ended the inning on their own by leaving first base early for the second and third out intentionally.

It was more than enough for a 20-3 Three Rivers District softball win over Giles.
The Mountaineers were on the basepaths all day.


Monday, April 23, 2018
Covington Runs Past Eastern Montgomery
No larcenies were committed Thursday night at Casey Field.

After all, the sheriff was on watch in the home dugout.

But that didn’t keep the Covington Cougars from runnin’ like they stole something.

Coach (and sheriff) Kevin Hall’s group swiped 16 bases and took advantage of five 
wild pitches and a passed ball to defeat Eastern Montgomery in six innings, 13-3.


Monday, April 23, 2018
Two In The 7th Beats BC
BUENA VISTA — Parry McCluer scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh here Thursday, edging Bath County, 6-5, in a Pioneer District baseball contest.

Monday, April 23, 2018
Appalfolks Legacy On Display At C.F. Library
CLIFTON FORGE —Appalfolks of America Asso-ciation, in conjunction with the Clifton Forge Public Library, has provided memorabilia to the library for the “Appalfolks of America Theatrical Legacy Display” that can be viewed at the library during the month of April.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Ashlynn Liptrap, Nevada Kershner Top Grads In BCHS Class Of 2018
HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School’s top students for the Class of 2018 have been announced.

This year’s valedictorian is Ashlynn Liptrap of Millboro, while Nevada Kershner of Hot Springs is the salutatorian.


Saturday, April 21, 2018
Covington Nominated For Designation As Opportunity Zone
RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam has nominated Covington to be designated as an Opportunity Zone by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Northam on Thursday announced the nomination of 212 Opportunity Zones in Virginia. It represents the maximum number of zones the governor may nominate under the new federal tax tool that targets low-income census tracts.


Saturday, April 21, 2018
Alleghany School Board Honors Educators Of The Year
LOW MOOR  — The Alleghany County School Board honored its 2018 educators of the year Monday.

The teachers were recognized by the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism on April 7.


Friday, April 20, 2018
County School Board Approves Summer School Staffing
LOW MOOR — The Alleghany County School Board on Monday approved recommended summer school staffing.

Friday, April 20, 2018
Jr. Miss, Miss Bath County Pageant Set For Next Saturday
The Bath County High School Beta Club will hold the annual Junior Miss and Miss Bath County pageant next Saturday evening in the BCHS auditorium.

The pageant begins at 7 p.m. 


Friday, April 20, 2018
Bath County Sheriff's Weekly Report
WARM SPRINGS — These calls for service were made to the Bath County Sheriff’s Office the week of April 8-14.

Friday, April 20, 2018


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