‘Hi Neighbor’ Day In Bath County

Bath County is ramping up for its 5th Annual Family Fun Day and Hi Neighbor Day. It’s happening Saturday from 11am to 5pm on the front lawn of the Old Millboro School. The event is family friendly and participants are encouraged to bring some chairs and spend the afternoon reminiscing with your neighbors, eating great food, and playing games for people of all ages. There will be hand crafted vendors and activities for the day. Free admission. There will be live music and a cornhole tournament and lots to do for the kids. No alcohol allowed.

Magic City Ford Expanding

Magic City Ford is celebrating its 80 th year in business by announcing the acquisition of
Alleghany Motors in Covington, VA. This expansion and multi-million dollar investment from
Magic City into the Alleghany Highlands will expand Magic City’s presence, create dozens of
new jobs, and give Magic City customers access to 7 additional great brands for both sales and
service. The two additional locations in Covington will offer Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC – and
separately Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM.

Drug Busts In Covington

On Tuesday August 14, 2018 members of the Covington Division of Police, assisted the Alleghany Drug Task Force with a “roundup”, of individuals involved in narcotics violations. Sixty eight suspects were indicted on a total of 322 charges. Fifty six suspects have been arrested. The following agencies were involved in the operation; Alleghany Sherriff’s department, Clifton Forge PD, US Marshalls Service and the VA State police. The Covington Division of Police would like to thank the above mentioned agencies for their assistance in this operation.

Tourism Grant Dollars Headed For Alleghany County

$33,500 is headed to the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce as part of a state tourism corporation marketing leverage program. $3,500 is designated for Fish Virginia First. Another $30,000 is for a heART of the Alleghany Highlands promotion. The money will allow the chamber to develop a video and ad campaign for heART of the Alleghany Highlands.

Mann Leaving Helm Of Safehome Systems For Another Position

The woman who’s been at the helm of Safehome Systems in Covington for the past five years, is moving on. Tamy Mann will take a position with the Giles County Victim Witness Program. She finished up her last day at Safehome last week. Prior to coming to Covington, she had been a victim witness advocate for 18 years in Radford. Wanda Moore will serve as interim director until a successor for Mann is found.

Ingevity Has Expansion Plan In Covington

Ingevity plans to increase the extrusion capacity at its Covington plant. Company officials say the expansion comes in response to major growth in demand worldwide for its carbon pellet products. Those are used primarily in gasoline vapor emission control in vehicles, motorcycles and boats. The upgrade will reportedly improve quality and consisency at the Covington operation.

Bath County OK’s Hiring Safety Officers For Elementary Schools

At least on paper, Bath County elementary schools will be safer after funding was approved by supervisors to fund enhanced security. The sheriff will hire two additional deputies to work at Valley Elementary School and Millboro Elementary School. Among the options that had been considered was seeking grant money to offset the costs and hiring just one officer to be split between the two schools.

DMV With Advisory On Accessing Its Services And Products Online

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles says the only place to access its products
and services online securely, conveniently, and without extra processing fees: www.dmvNOW.com. All others
are third-party pretenders.
DMV is aware of sites like dmv.org that pop up during internet searches and try to pull in customers who
may think they are dealing directly with DMV, but that is not the case. More than 40 transactions can be performed at www.dmvNOW.com, a convenient shortcut address that
directs people to the official DMV website, www.dmv.virginia.gov. DMV urges customers to make sure
“virginia.gov” appears in the address bar before they proceed with a transaction. Additionally, the official
Virginia DMV’s website home page has “Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles” and “DMV Now” in the
top left banner

Dominion Doling Out Grants For Non-Profits

Dominion Energy is inviting nonprofit organizations across the company’s footprint to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each to meet critical community needs in communities. For the fourth consecutive year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet critical needs for food, housing, medicine or medical services. Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate the ability to serve communities through partnerships, and have a proven track record of meeting basic human needs and preventing future needs.

Trash To Treasure Event

Coming up next week, turn those bargain buys from the thrift store into clever and classy décor. Thrifty Finds: From Trash to Treasure will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, August 23rd, at 7 p.m. Join our guest presenter, Kathy Comer, as she demonstrates the art of upcycling trash to treasures. This event will be held in the Community Room. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the staff at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

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Aug. 16, 2018 3:02 AM CST
by pkilleen