Man Busted For Pretending To Be Police Officer

The Virginia State Police arrested Joshua N. Mays on June 5, 2018
following a traffic stop in which he displayed law-enforcement credentials, attempting to lead
the trooper to believe he was a police officer.
May 25, 2018, Mays was stopped for a speeding violation in Rockbridge County while driving a
white SUV traveling 69 mph, in a 55 mph zone. During the stop, Mays produced a Police
Department Identification Card.
The subsequent investigation into Mays employment as a Law Enforcement Officer found that
Mays had completed his service as a law-enforcement officer on April 30, 2018 and after his
separation with his agency did not turn in the Identification Card.
The investigation into Mays employment has lead to multiple charges, including: Impersonating
a Law-Enforcement Officer, two counts of Grand Larceny and one count of Obtaining Money
under False Pretence.
Mays was arrested and taken to the Rockbridge County

Grand Jury Gets Malicious Wounding Case

A malicious wounding case in Alleghany County is headed to a grand jury. Intell Allen is accused of shooting a man outside Penny’s Diner early last month. Police say Allen and another man and his girlfriend got into an altercation inside the restaurant May 6th. A bystander, by all accounts not the intended target was shot in the exchange entered the restaurant and was later taken to the hospital. No trial date has been set for Allen.

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Dam Work Presentation In Clifton Forge

The Clifton Forge Dam has issues and this week, council heard a presentation on how much fixes for it would cost. There’s a $4.3 million price tag for the project that would be done, tentatively, on December 31st of next year. Prior to the presentation, the town manager made reference to the 100 known damn failures in the state in the past two decades, which are blamed for damage and four deaths. According to documentation, no major work has been done on the dam in 60 years.

Head Of WV’s Flood Victims’ Housing Program Is Out

The head of the West Virginia Department of Commerce has been forced out in the wake of complaints about poor management of a housing assistance program for 2016 flood victims in our area and beyond. Gov. Jim Justice announced Woody Thrasher’s resignation Thursday. Justice says in the statement he asked for the resignation. Earlier this month Justice named West Virginia National Guard adjutant general James Hoyer to take control of the RISE West Virginia flood recovery program from the Department of Commerce.

Grand Jury Gets Malicious Wounding Case

A malicious wounding case in Alleghany County is headed to a grand jury. Intell Allen is accused of shooting Ryan Hall outside Penny’s Diner early last month after the pair were involved in an argument inside the restaurant early on the morning of May 6th. A bystander who was also shot in the exchange entered the restaurant and was later taken to the hospital. No trial date has been set for Allen.

Flag Day Celebration Thursday In Clifton Forge

The Flag Day Celebration @ the Masonic Amphitheatre begins at 5:30pm.

The Stars and Stripes Celebration Committee of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is excited to announce this year’s 242nd Nation’s Birthday events.

A Flag Day Ceremony kicks things off at 5:30 pm at the Masonic Amphitheatre. Included in the ceremony will be flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop #2, Girl Scout Troup # 699, and Clifton Forge VFW posts #4299 and #1033. Jim “Neighbor” Smith with also take part in the flag ceremony. In addition there will be patriotic music sung by Dale Meuterspaugh and a benefit picnic supper with birthday cake. Everyone is invited to this very special occasion.

Wings And Wheels Upcoming In Bath County

Wings and Wheels 2018 is happening July 14th, 10am to 4pm in Bath County. You can enjoy good food, family fun and activities for all ages! Activities include an acrobatic air show, car show featuring antique and muscle cars, tractors and motorcycles and carnival rides provided by Big Country amusements.

$5 per person
$3 12 & Under
FREE 3 & Under
Parking is FREE

Air Show 1-3pm
Car Show Awards 3:30pm

Bring your chair or blanket to sit and enjoy the show. Sorry, no pets allowed.
Registered service animals only. No coolers allowed.
There is no ATM on the mountain. Please bring cash for admission and for purchases.

If you’re interested in being a vendor, please contact Kelsey Ralston by calling 540.839.7202 or by email

Registration Fee:
Early Bird (before 7/6/18): $15
After 7/6/18 or Day of Event: $20

All entries must be registered between 8am – 10am on Saturday, July 14t

Fall Sports Registration Happening Now In Alleghany County

Alleghany County Parks and Recreation is now registering for fall sports. Registration is free during the
month of June and is $10 during the month of July. To register, go to Divisions have changed this year, so make sure to sign up for the
correct division. The following sports are offered during the fall season; Girls’ Basketball, Youth Football, Flag Football, and Cheerleading Ages are as of October 1 st . If you have any problems registering or have any questions regarding the new age divisions, feel free to call the Parks and Recreation office at 540-863-6622, or email questions

WV Jobless Rate Steady…Again

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 5.4 percent in May, the eighth straight month the rate has been unchanged.

WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed state residents rose by 100 during the month to 42,300. Total unemployment was up 3,800 over the year.

Job gains included 9,000 in government due to the addition of primary election workers, 1,100 in education and health services, and 1,000 in trade, transportation and utilities.

Employment losses included 100 each in construction, financial activities and information.

Nationally, the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in May.

Another Phase Of Roadwork Starting For Covington

Another phase of road work will be starting soon in Covington. The city, in conjunction with Alleghany Asphalt, will begin milling and paving North Magazine Street from North Alleghany Avenue to East Locust Street beginning Monday, June 18 thru Thursday, June 21. Roads will be closed and no on-street parking will be permitted during this paving project. We apologize for any inconvenience, any questions can be directed to Allen Dressler at (540) 965-6360.