Archives for September 2018

Facebook: Clifton Forge Wins Top Adventure Town In Contest

According to the Clifton Forge Facebook page, the town has won the top small town Adventure Town in Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine contest. The announcement was made tonight by Teresa Hammond, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism at Jack Mason’s Tavern. The announcement comes after a lengthy evaluation of various municipalities and reader involvement in the contest as well.

New Fund To Help Out Boys Home Of Virginia

There is now a Boys Home of Virginia Fund. The Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Bath and Alleghany says the fund was established by donor Fred Swope and it will provide continuing support for the home. and the 6 to 17 year olds the home servies to teach them honesty, respect and responsibility. Many of those who live there have issues raning from behavior or attitude challenges to academic struggles.

ACPS Students Will Be Given Youth Risk Behavior Study

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey will be administered to Alleghany County Public Schools students in grades 8, 10 and 12. The survey asks students about things like violence, suicide, tobacco, alcohol and drug use, physical activity, bullying and social behaviors. Results are used to plan programs and to secure funding.

Bridge Inspection Thursday In Covington

There will be an annual bridge inspection on the S. Rayon Drive Bridge. The bridge will be closed on September 27, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., weather permitting. Questions can be directed to Allen Dressler at 965-6321. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Small Business Financing Workshop Upcoming

If you own a small business or are thinking about starting one up, you may want to save some time on October 16th. The Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation is holding a workshop called, The Nuts and Bolts of Small Business Financing,” to address those all important money issues surrounding the establishment and success of small business. There will be represenatifes from the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, along with Virginia Community Capital to discuss their perspectives. It happens 6 to 8pm in Scott Hall at DSLCC.

REAL ID To Be Issued Starting October 1

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin issuing optional REAL ID compliant
driver’s licenses and identification cards to interested Virginians starting October 1st. As of October 1, 2020, the federal government will require a REAL ID compliant form of identification for boarding a domestic flight or entering a secure federal facility or military base. An in-person visit, with appropriate documentation, is necessary to obtain a REAL ID , but several other forms of ID, including a U.S. Passport and some military IDs, will also be accepted for federal identification. Visit dmvNOW.com/REALID for more information.

WestRock Announces Huge Investment In Covington

A huge announcement from WestRock Company which is announcing plans to invest close to a quarter of a billion dollars in its Covington paper mill. It will be a $248.4 million dollar influx to pay for facility and equipment upgrades. About a thousand people are employed at the mill and company officials say the investment will ensure the company is equipped to stay competitive in a global marketplace. The company also pays about $10 million in taxes to the City of Covington and Alleghany County.

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Sep. 25, 2018 1:18 PM CST
by pkilleen

WestRock Company Announces Massive Investment In Covington Mill

A huge announcement from WestRock Company which is announcing plans to invest close to a quarter of a billion dollars in its Covington paper mill. It will be a $248.4 million dollar influx to pay for facility and equipment upgrades. About a thousand people are employed as the mill and company officials say the investment will ensure the company is equipped to stay competitive in a global marketplace. The company also pays about $10 million in taxes to the City of Covington and Alleghany County.

Alleghany County Resident Among New Class Of DGIF Grads

An Alleghany County officer is among The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) Basic Law
Enforcement Academy’s latest class of officers. Philip Pritt was among 17 sworn in at the Greater
Richmond Convention Center. These officers completed an intensive training program that ran for 26 weeks. They will take up their assignments across the Commonwealth and proceed with field training.

Man Killed In Crash In Botetourt County

A two vehicle crash in Botetourt County left a man dead Monday night. It happened just before 9:30 on
Interstate 81, southbound at the 171 mile marker in Botetourt County.
A 2016 Hyundai Accent was traveling south on Interstate 81, when the vehicle lost control and
crashed. The 2016 Hyundai came to rest in the right travel lane, perpendicular to the roadway.
The driver then exited the vehicle and was standing in the roadway, when a 2016 Kenworth
T680 tractor trailer, which was also traveling south on I-81 struck the stopped vehicle. The
Hyundai then struck the driver while he was standing outside of his vehicle.
The driver of the Hyundai was identified as Conner Daniel Smith, 21, of Rock Hill, SC. Mr.
Smith died at the scene.