Archives for August 2017

Fire Alarm at Alleghany HS Yesterday

At approximately 2:00 p.m. yesterday, the fire alarm at Alleghany High School sounded causing an evacuation of students and staff. The fire department did respond as a precaution. The alarm code indicated a problem in the air handler over the stage where a loose belt on the fan motor was found. The alarm cleared after resetting the unit. As a precaution the unit is off until the belt can be replaced by ACPS maintenance.”

Motorcycle Crash

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a crash with a minivan in Lynchburg. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Main and Walnut Streets when the van was making a left turn into the path of the motorcycle. The rider was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Shenandoah Property

A new concept plan for the former Shenandoah Life property in Roanoke is not appealing to neighbors. The latest plan from developer Berkley Hall calls for two large buildings with nearly 200 apartments instead of several buildings spread across the site. Opponents are concerned about the 380 parking spaces in the plan and say that’s excessive. They fear the traffic generated by the project will create problems along Brambleton Avenue.

State Police Need Your Help

Virginia State Police are investigating a hit-and-run by a tractor-trailer that left a Tennessee man dead. Police said in a statement Thursday that a trooper found 65-year-old Donald Davis of Newport, Tennessee, dead on the ground behind his vehicle on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County. Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact them.

Road Construction Rescheduled

Paving work today, on the westbound off-ramp at Interstate 64 exit 21 has been rescheduled to take place during daylight hours. Shoulder closures will be in place. A full closure of the ramp is still scheduled for this Sunday night. Both of these traffic restrictions are part of the Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road) project at I-64 exit 21 in Alleghany County. Today, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., the right shoulder of the ramp will be closed. On Sunday, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the entire off-ramp will be closed for paving.

Alleghany County Roadwork Schedule

Paving work set for Friday, August 11, on the westbound off-ramp at Interstate 64 exit 21 has been rescheduled to take place during daylight hours. Shoulder closures will be in place. A full closure of the ramp is still scheduled for the night of Sunday, August 13. Both of these traffic restrictions are part of the Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road) project at I-64 exit 21 in Alleghany County.
 
On Friday, August 11 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., the right shoulder of the ramp will be closed. In the event of inclement weather, paving work will be rescheduled for the following day.
 
On Sunday, August 13 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the entire off-ramp will be closed for paving. During these hours, the following detour will be in place:
Westbound I-64 drivers needing to access Route 696 at in the Selma/Low Moor area will use Exit 16B at Route 60/220 near Covington and re-enter I-64 eastbound to Exit 21 at Route 696.

Elk Come East As Part Of Restoration Effort

60 Elk will be calling West Virginia home as a part of a program with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The agency okayed the transfer late last week. The relocation is in conjunction with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources in order to help boost elk restoration efforts in the state.

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Aug. 10, 2017 11:47 AM CST
by pkilleen

Elk From Arizona Will Call WV Home

60 Elk will be calling West Virginia home as a part of a program with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The agency okayed the transfer here late last week. The relocation is in conjunction with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources in order to help boost elk restoration efforts in the state.

Dead Man On Highway Thought To Be Hit And Run Victim

Virginia State Police are investigating a Hit and Run fatal crash. It happened on I-81, south of Route 606. A trooper spotted a person on the ground behind a vehicle on the side of the road. Investigators think 65 year old Donald Davis of Tennessee was hit by a tractor trailer while out of his car. They think the rig was a Freighliner, which they believe will have damage to the right side near the headlight and bumper. Anyone with information should contact State Police.

Covington City Council OK’s Economic Development Package

This week, Covington City Council followed suit with the the County Board of Supervisors and agreed to a joint economic and growth sharing initiative. The pact means the two sides will share costs for things like property acquisition and development incentives in an attempt to bolster the bottom lines of both. ALso, they will share revenues fostered by initiatives that generate it. A signing ceremony is happening Thursday afternoon at 4pm at Warren Hall at DLCC.