Ancestry Program Sat AM At AHRL

You can take the early steps toward tracing your roots with an event happening Saturday morning from 10:30a to 11:30a at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Join staff member Shelly Mongold and get started on the basics of tracing ancestors. Shelly will show participants where to start gathering their family information and how to begin recording what they know, as well as exploring several types of resources to get started. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the library at 962-3321.

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Jan. 21, 2020 2:52 AM CST
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Alleghany County School Board Ready To Make $200K In Cuts, And Directs Administrators To Craft Another $100K In Reductions

The Alleghany County School Board is preparing to make $200,000 in budget cuts as it anticipates the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. The reductions are being made based on state funding projections. In addition, the board has directed administrative staff to make an additional $100,000 in cuts to spending. State funding numbers could change as the General Assembly works with the governor to craft a two year spending plan.

Next Week Is National School Choice Week

Next week marks National School Choice Week. Schools, homeschool groups, organizations and individuals plan events raise public awareness of the different K-12 education options available to children and families while also spotlighting the benefits of school choice. NSCW recognizes all K-12 options, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. Since its inception nine years ago, more than 131,000 NSCW events have been planned across the country and around the world.

Planning Grant Open House In Covington

There will be a Planning Grant Open House with the Department of Housing and Community Development regarding revitalization for the Covington Historic Downtown area. Citizens, businesses and property owners are encouraged to attend this facilitated discussion. Location of Open House:

Covington City Hall
Council Chambers
333 W. Locust Street
Covington, VA 24426
Monday, February 3, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Questions can be directed to the City Manager’s office, 965-6300

Tax Season Kicking Off Soon In VA

Tax season kicks off in just a matter of days in Virginia. There’s a very important change taxpayers need to know about before preparing their 2019 returns. Starting on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, you can begin filing your Virginia individual income tax returns. This year, due to changes in federal tax law, the Virginia standard deduction has increased – $4,500 for individuals and married couples filing separately, and $9,000 for married couples filing jointly. Last year, more than 4.2 million people filed individual income tax returns in Virginia, with 84% of those coming in electronically.

UPDATE: Fugitive Involved In Incident With Police Dies In Hospital

The fugitive involved in the incident with police mentioned in previous story, died at the hospital Monday night, say officials. He’s been identified as 38-year-old Alberto Jose Cornejo-Alvarez of Staunton.

UPDATE: Fugitive In Incident With Police Dies In Hospital

The fugitive mentioned in the previous story, died at the hospital Monday night, say officials. He’s been identified as 38-year-old Alberto Jose Cornejo-Alvarez of Staunton.

Authorities Track Down Fugitive

In Rockbridge County Monday, law enforcement officers with the Skyline Drug Task Force were trying to locate and arrest a wanted fugitive and when they located the person, the suspect fled on foot through Mill Creek and holed up in a culvert pipe which Mill Creek flows through. Deputies had information at the time that the fugitive was armed with a firearm. Deputies attempted to convince the fugitive to exit the pipe, but they refused to cooperate. During the two hour standoff, deputies continued to attempt to persuade the fugitive to surrender and exit the pipe. The fugitive was observed moving within the pipe throughout the standoff. Once movement was no longer detected from the fugitive, deputies immediately entered the pipe, at great risk to themselves, in an attempt to rescue the fugitive from the cold water. Deputies removed the fugitive from the pipe and began life saving measures. The fugitive was transported to Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital for medical treatment.

Trace Your Roots At Library Event

You can take the early steps toward tracing your roots with an event happening Thursday evning at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Join staff member Shelly Mongold and get started on the basics of tracing ancestors. Shelly will show participants where to start gathering their family information and how to begin recording what they know, as well as exploring several types of resources to get started. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the library at 962-3321.

West Virginia Winter Music Festival In Lewisburg

Downtown Lewisburg will be the scene for the West Virginia Winter Music Festival from January 24-25, 2020.
This year, the event is expanding to include two nights, both Friday and Saturday. Venues include The Wild Bean, The Asylum, and more spots around Lewisburg. Wristbands are $20 per night or $30 for a wristband that will cover both nights.
Proceeds will help support music industry professionals in West Virginia in times of need.