Governor Ralph Northam has announced that eight companies across the Commonwealth have graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. VALET, which now has more than 300 graduated companies, assists Virginia exporters that have firmly established domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as a growth strategy. Among the graduating companies is Balchem Corporation in Alleghany County.
The City of Covington will be holding its 1st Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. This is an opportunity for residents of the City of Covington to meet their Police Officers and other City employees while enjoying free food and drinks. There will also be children’s activities for the kids to enjoy such as a jump-house, dunk tank, Icee’s, prizes, and much more. All-City First Responders will have vehicles displayed and everyone will have the opportunity to dunk their favorite Police Officer. It’s happening Tuesday, August 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Main Street Park for this exciting event. They will be giving away free bikes that were donated from the ACSO.
Alleghany County Public Schools is still actively accepting applications for this coming school year. Please visit our website at: www.alleghany.k12.va.us, go to Human Resources and Employment Opportunities to submit an application. Current teaching vacancies are: Elementary, Science, Health & P. E. , Math, Library Media, Testing & Technology Resource Teachers, Special Education and Alternative Education Program Teacher. School Psychologist and Speech Language Pathologist.
We are also seeking Teacher Assistants, Bus Drivers, Custodians, and Cafeteria Staff. Full time positions with excellent benefit package to include paid vacations, retirement and health insurance.
YOU ARE INVITED TO: The Botetourt County Surplus Sale in Downtown Fincastle, Virginia
WHEN: Friday, August 20, 2021, 9am to 2pm AND Saturday, August 21, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Hundreds of items for sale including desks, chairs, cabinets, electronics, office supplies, business machines/copiers, vehicles and more!
Items are located in three (3) buildings:
Circuit Courthouse Basement, 1 W. Main Street (front entrance only)
Old District Court Building, 5 W. Main Street (front entrance only)
Former Public Works Office, 30 W Back Street
Vehicles are located in the parking lot beside of the Eastern Star/Catawba Lodge at 14 Academy Street, Fincastle
This will be a sealed bid sale. Bid forms will be made available and County Staff will be on site with further instructions.
The City of Covington will be holding our 1st Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. This is an opportunity for residents of the City of Covington to meet their Police Officers and other City employees while enjoying free food and drinks. There will also be children’s activities for the kids to enjoy such as a jump-house, dunk tank, Icee’s, prizes, and much more. All-City First Responders will have vehicles displayed and everyone will have the opportunity to dunk their favorite Police Officer. It’s happening Tuesday, August 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Main Street Park.
Openings remain for children in the Virginia Preschool Initiative program offered through the Alleghany Highlands YMCA in partnership with Alleghany County Public Schools. If your child turns four between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30 of this year and resides in Alleghany County, they may be eligible for free preschool.
The program is offered in two locations – the Central Learning Center housed inside Mountain View Elementary School and at the West Learning Center, located at the former Jeter-Watson Intermediate School in Covington.
The program offers a high-quality educational experience that focuses on the STREAMin3 curriculum, prepares children for kindergarten and offers fall and spring Brigance and PALS testing. The program is full-day and features highly qualified teachers and aides.
The STREAMin3 curriculum focuses on five core skills that form the building blocks for later learning and six STREAM skills to help children prepare for the academic demands of kindergarten.
A couple of local names on the Girls Soccer All Region Tournament Team. Forward Kinley Eggleston, a junior at AHS is on the squad. Also, midfielder Carley Lanford, an AHS junior made the girls soccer all region 2C first team.
To ensure children are protected to return back to school, Roanoke City &
Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) will offer numerous opportunities across our jurisdictions in
upcoming weeks for students to receive Back to School immunizations.
To meet state requirements to enter the school year, students new to Virginia schools must receive a
physical and all students must be up to date on their vaccinations. There are new vaccines required this
year, and in particular, there are several vaccines required for entry into 7th and 12th grades. COVID-19
vaccines are not required for school entry, however RCAHD encourages all children ages 12 and up to
get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
A Covington man faces charges in connection with a drive-by shooting incident. Claude Elliott Elmore was taken into custody Sunday by Alleghany County Sheriff’s deputies. He faces a number of weapons counts in connection with the incident, specifics of which are few . Elmore is being held without bond in the Alleghany Regional Jail. A preliminary hearing on the case is set for September 13th.
The Alleghany Foundation has new board officers and four new board members.
Dr. Susan W. Rollinson has been named president of The Alleghany Foundation Board of Directors, while
new board members include Teresa Johnson, Brandon Caldwell, Jim Eller and Rusty Hammond. Dr.
Rollinson succeeds Meade Snyder as president of the board. Kelly Dean Madsen is the new
secretary/treasurer of the board. These appointments will begin at the close of the foundation’s annual meeting on Friday, July 23. Other remaining board members include Janie D. Barnette, Dr. David E. Crandall, and Lisa Schoppmeyer.n,