Lions Club Open House In Clifton Forge

An open house is happening Thursday, held by the Clifton Forge Lions Club. It’s taking place 5:30pm til 8:30pm in the dining room at Scott Hill Retirement Center. The public is invited to participate and learn what the Lions Club is all about. The Clifton Forge Lions club has been in existence for 83 years. The mission of Lions Club is bettering the quality of life for the handicapped, the poor, the sick and the aged. The motto of Lions Clubs International is “WE SERVE,”

Craft Beer Fest To Benefit Lewisburg Rotary

The 2nd annual Craft Beer Festival will be held Saturday, April 28th, 2018, at the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea, Greenbrier County. Organizers say more than 60 beers from West Virginia and Virginia will be featured. Proceeds will benefit the State Fair and the Lewisburg Rotary Club. General admission is $30 for a mug and eight beer tastings. A designated driver or patrons under 21 get in for $15 and a VIP tasting package is $50.

Probe Into Convenience Store Robbery

An investigation continues into the person responsible for a robbery at the former Clifton Forge Stop-In Store/Shell station at 502 W. Ridgeway Street. A man came into the store Saturday night, bought something and as he was about to leave, he put his hand in the cash register and snatched cash. It’s unknown how much he got. He took off in a beige Toyota which had its license plates removed. He got away and remains at large. Police say a similar incident happened at Harts Run in West Virginia. No suspect in custody there.

Prioritizing Land Priorities In VA

The state is developing a new data-driven way to prioritize what parcels of land should be a top priority for conservation. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the new strategy Tuesday. Matt Strickler is the state’s secretary of natural resources. He says the new analysis method will weigh factors like biodiversity, water quality protection and high-value forest cores. Strickler says the system should be up and running in a “matter of months.” He says it’s too soon to say what parcels of land will be a top priority. A news release from Northam’s office says his goal is to achieve the protection of the top ten percent of land identified through the new system within the next ten years.

Summer Teaching Institute At DSLCC

Teachers can do summer school, too. The Summer Teacher Institute is being offered at DSLCC again, held this year in June and July on the Clifton Forge campus. The first classes begin June 11. Teachers currently on the job can select from a number of topics including project based learning and 3D Modeling and Prototyping. They can either embark on new skills or choose work that helps them with recertification.

Three Redneck Tenors At Historic Masonic Theatre In Clifton Forge

The Alleghany Highlands Arts Council’s 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season wraps up with the Three Redneck Tenors returning May 1st to the Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge. Curtain time is 7:30 pm. The group has world class training and has performed at such venues as The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and the Tokyo Opera House. Their music ranges from gospel to country, Elvis to Broadway. Tuesday’s performance is being co-sponsored by Highlands Community Bank with underwriting from The Alleghany Foundation.

American Lung Association Ride For Healthy Air

Join the Ride for Healthy Air! On Thursday, May 17 hundreds will hop on their bikes at the 31st Annual American Lung Association in West Virginia’s Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek in support of friends and loved ones who suffer from lung diseases like asthma, COPD and lung cancer; and raise funds for clean air and lung disease research, education and advocacy. The Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek will take participants cycling through 100 miles of scenic Greenbrier River Trail and through both Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties in just three days.

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Apr. 23, 2018 11:58 AM CST
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American Lung Association Ride For Healthy Air

Join the Ride for Healthy Air! On Thursday, May 17 hundreds will hop on their bikes at the 31st Annual American Lung Association in West Virginia’s Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek in support of friends and loved ones who suffer from lung diseases like asthma, COPD and lung cancer; and raise funds for clean air and lung disease research, education and advocacy. The Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek will take participants cycling through 100 miles of scenic Greenbrier River Trail and through both Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties in just three days.

Family Management Specialist Speaking Monday In Covington

Family Management Specialist Tracy Lee is addressing the Covington Special Education Advisorty Committee. The speech, called, “Handling Challenging Behaviors in the Home,” looks at practical tips parents can use to strengthen their relationships with the children. It will be happening Monday at 5pm in the Covington High School Library. Find out more by calling the Covington School Board Office at 540-965-1400.

Covington Named As Opportunity Zone Nominee

Covington is among the municipalities chosen as Governor Northam announces the nomination of 212 Opportunity Zones to the U.S. Department of Treasury. This represents the maximum number of zones the Governor may nominate under the new federal tax tool that targets low-income census tracts.
The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that passed last December included provisions for a new revitalization tool, the Opportunity Zone and Opportunity Fund. The zones and funds will allow investors to receive tax benefits on currently unrealized capital gains by investing those gains in qualified census tracts or “Opportunity Zones.” While the federal government is responsible for defining the investment process, the Governor of each state was given until April 20, 2018 to nominate qualified census tracts as Opportunity Zones, and Virginia was allowed to submit 212 nominations out of the 901 eligible low-income census tracts.