Board Establishing Alleghany County Public Schools Hall Of Fame

There’s now an Alleghany County Public Schools Hall of Fame. The resolution was introduced at the school board meeting this week to recognize staff members who have shaped and influenced the future of students. The Hall of Fame’s inaugural class will be inducted in March 2020. Eligible candidates must have been an employee of Alleghany County (Highlands) Public Schools for a minimum of ten years between 1983 and 2014 and demonstrate outstanding contributions during their employment with the division.

Community Dinner At Emory United Methodist Church

Saturday, Nov. 2, Emory United Methodist Church in Alleghany County is holding a community dinner and the public is invited to attend. Among the menu items, say organizers, brown beans, baked potatoes, hot dogs, cole slaw, cornbread/rolls, onions, desserts, coffee, ice tea and soft drinks. Deliveries will be available for shut-ins. Donations will be accepted and any money taken in will be used for the church’s ongoing ministry.

Event Raising Money For Bath Community Rehab & Wellness

The 4th annual Run for Your Life 5k run/walk with start and finish at Bacova Beer Co in Hot Springs Saturday. All proceeds from this race will go to help offset the costs of equipment upgrades and replacements at Bath Community Rehab and Wellness Center. For more information, go to

Burn Ban Lifted In Botetourt County

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors lifted the burn ban in the County. Both the rain from the past two weeks and forecasted rain in the coming days have allowed County officials reasonable comfortability in lifting the burn ban. Even though the burn ban has now been lifted, Virginia state law always requires anyone who burns outdoors to take precautions before igniting the fire to prevent the fire from spreading. Recommended precautions include clearing all flammable material away from the burn area, having water and tools available to extinguish the fire, and avoiding burning on windy days. Additionally, people burning fires are required to stay with their fire until it is completely out cold.

DSLCC Gains Funding To Help Increase HS, Post Secondary Graduation Rates

DSLCC is one of eleven colleges receiving money from the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI). Through that initiative, the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education and Virginia’s Community Colleges is investing $1.5 million in the 2019-2020 academic year to increase high school graduation rates and gaining post secondary degrees as well. This is the sixth year that DSLCC has benefitted from the initiative.

Powell Named Deputy Chief In Botetourt County

The Botetourt County Fire and EMS Department has appointed Jeff Powell as Deputy Chief. Powell is a flight paramedic at VCU Health and he has worked in fire and emergency services for more than two decades. In Botetourt, Powell will serve as second-in-command of the county’s combination fire and EMS system. Powell also served terms as vice president and president of the Virginia Association of junior volunteer rescue squads.

Nacho Average Comedy Show Coming To Clifton Forge

Nacho Average Comedy Show happens Friday, November 1 at Scott Hill Retirement Community at 800 W. Ridgeway Street in Clifton Forge. Two Showings! 6 pm Dinner Show • $15 per person Includes Loaded Tacos & Nacho Bar & Dessert. Also, an 8 pm Late Show • $10 per person Tickets are on sale now! Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance at Scott Hill or by calling 862-5741 to reserve. A portion of the evening’s ticket sales will benefit local resident Boo Spinner to assist with medical expenses.

Fatal Crash In Botetourt County

State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred Saturday (Oct 19) at 9:59 p.m. on Roanoke Road, one tenth of a mile south of Ashley Way in Botetourt County.
A 2008 Ford Ranger was traveling north on Roanoke Road when the vehicle ran off the left
side of the roadway, overcorrected, crossed the roadway and struck a utility pole.
The driver of the Ford was identified as Charles Robert Lawrence, 30, of Roanoke, Va. Mr.
Lawrence was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.

Trick Or Treat In Lewisburg

Trick or Treating will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Lewisburg, WV at homes that have the porch light turned on. The Church Street, Court Street and Graham Addition residents have asked that parents not drive their children door to door because this creates a traffic/pedestrian hazard for those walking through the neighborhood. Participants are instead asked to park in a municipal parking lot or in the on-the-street-parking spaces located on Church and Court Streets and walk their children on these streets

48th Annual Fall Festival Art Exhibit In Clifton Forge

The “48th Annual Fall Festival Art Exhibit” begins Friday and runs through November 15th in Clifton Forge. Enjoy the Art Exhibit, then pick your favorite for the “People’s Choice Award”! Also during the town’s Fall Festival, they’ll have the annual “Attic Treasures Back Room Sale” at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center. While there you can purchase wonderfully handcrafted arts and crafts for the holidays by one of 200+ artists. They’re open Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.