Archives for August 2018

Labor Day Closings In The Area

The following offices/businesses will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The Clifton Forge Public Library – Will reopen Tue. Sept. 4th at 10 a.m.

Alleghany/Covington Dept. of Social Services – Will reopen Tue. Sept. 4th at Regular Time

Alleghany County Governmental Offices in Low Moor – Will reopen on Tue. Sept. 4th

The Island Ford Transer Station will be CLOSED on Saturday, September 1st, but will be open on Mon. Sept. 3rd, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

VDOT Suspending Most Work Zones For Labor Day Weekend

Do you have plans for Labor Day? Plan ahead for holiday travel, and make sure this summer goes down in the books as a safe one.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will suspend most highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Friday, Aug. 31, until noon Tuesday, Sept. 4.

While lane closures will be lifted in most areas, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time. A full listing of those lane closures can be found on VDOT’s website. Also,
VDOT’s online, interactive travel-trends map shows peak congestion periods on Virginia interstates during previous Labor Day holidays. W

Area Closings For Labor Day

The following offices/businesses will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The Clifton Forge Public Library – Will reopen Tue. Sept. 4th at 10 a.m.

Alleghany/Covington Dept. of Social Services – Will reopen Tue. Sept. 4th at Regular Time

Alleghany County Governmental Offices in Low Moor – Will reopen on Tue. Sept. 4th

The Island Ford Transer Station will be CLOSED on Saturday, September 1st, but will be open on Mon. Sept. 3rd, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Rosie The Riveter Being Honored In Ronceverte

“Rosie the Riveter” will be honored on Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day in a special ceremony nationwide with the local ceremony being held outside at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church , Walnut Street and WV 63 West, just behind the Ronceverte Public Library. In case of rain, the ceremony will be inside the church.

The public is invited to participate in a special bell ringing ceremony and in particular, any “Rosies” are invited to be honored in person as well as any children and/or grandchildren of “Rosies.”

The ceremony will begin at 12:45 p.m. and the highlight will be the ringing of the bells at 1 p.m. Each attendee is invited to bring their own bell to ring along with the bells of St. Catherine’s Church.

The bell ringing will take place across the United States and the West Virginia participation is being sponsored by the non-profit organization, Thanks! Plain and Simple, to launch the American Rosie the Riveter Movement.

Clifton Forge Council Meeting Happenings

Earl LaBonte is leaving as Public Works Director in Clifton Forge. LaBonte is headed out of the area after five years in the post. Town Manager Darlene Burcham called him a hard person to replace at a Council meeting this week. Also, County Board of Supervisors representative Joan Vannorsdall, at that same meeting, hoped to encourage people to turn out for three writers, Mary Bishop, Beth Macy and Pulitzer Prize winner Juliet Kelly for upcoming appearances at the the Clifton Forge Public Library.

Board Of Supervisors Agenda

The Alleghany County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing to consider amendments to the County Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18. The amendments are needed due to supplemental appropriations in the amount of $2,537,738. Also, to consider a transfer from Operating Contingency to cover costs in
a Sheriff’s Office budget line item. Under new business, members will discuss
and consider FY 19 performance contract with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health
and Developmental Services, and they’ll talk about a recommendation to rezone 169
acres in the Triangle Hill area of the County from an Agricultural/Rural Residential AR zone
classification to an Industrial M-1 zone classification for the proposed use of an industrial
park.

Work Session Tuesday For Covington City Council

Public safety updates from the police chief will be part of the agenda when Covington City Council meets for a
1. Ingrid Barber, Executive Director of Community Services Board, will discuss the CSB Annual Performance Contract, Wanda Moore, representing HOPE, is requesting demolition of property at Alleghany and Cherry. Members will also consider approprating $38,000 for boiler repair at Jeter-Watson Center.

USDA Taking Steps To Help Farmers Short Term

The USDA is taking steps to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed the agency to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect
agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to
open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally. As announced
last month, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with our World Trade
Organization obligations.

Fire Officials Offering Safety Advice

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs is out with some advice on fire prevention as school is getting underway. Last year, roughly 50 people in Virginia died, another 300 were injured as a result of fires. Among the tips being offered up; In your kitchen, hang curtains, potholders, and dishtowels at least three feet from the
stove; unplug appliances when not in use. Avoid use of extension cords; never run them under rugs or where they may be pinched. Never smoke in bed and dispose of cigarettes properly. Sleep with the bedroom doors closed to slow a fire’s progress toward you. Do not overload electrical outlets, and check cords regularly for wear and tear.

Town Hall Meetings For 9th District Congressional Candidates

Town Hall meetings are happening Wednesday and Thursday for the 9th District congressional candidates, Anthony Flaccavento and Morgan Griffith. Flaccavento will be in town Wednesday at 6:30pm at Gleason Forum Hall at Clifton Middle School, while Griffith will be at the same location Thursday at 6:30pm. The candidates will discuss their platforms and then hold meet and greets with those who turn out for the sessions.