Rosary Recitations In The Area

Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus have a number of Rosary recitations planned inthe area. On Sunday, it will happen at Mount Loretta Cemetary at 8:30am Another will happen Monday afternoon at 3pm at Mount Carmel Cemetary in Low Moor. The Knights will also be placing American flags at Catholic cemetaries around the area.

Looking For Churches To Help Prompt Change

Empowering Neighgbohoods to Overcome Undesirable behavior Gives us Hope, or ENOUGH, now has a long list of upcoming Pop-Up” Prayer and Praise Initiative services. All churches are asked to join this initiative by leading one of the Wednesday services. Some of the upcoming weekly services are happening at James Crossing Communtiy, Daniels Hill Center, Fairview Center, Jefferson Park,Yoder Center . The group is looking to inject faith into a plan to become part of the solution to issues affecting the commnuity

VA Efforts To Curb CWD

Virginia game officials are making a concentrated effort to prevent the spread of a fatal disease in deer.

The Roanoke Times reports that the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has increased its focus on eliminating chronic wasting disease in Virginia’s deer population.

Chronic wasting disease is a fatal ailment that affects the nervous system of deer, elk and moose. It was first detected in Virginia in 2009.

Since then, the state has tested 12,500 deer for chronic wasting disease and found 38 cases.

Virginia has also imposed several rules designed to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, including a 2015 ban on the use of hunters using deer urine to mask their scent or attract deer.

Star-Studded 2018 Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic

Two former Grand Slam finalists have been added to the already impressive lineup of tennis greats for The 2018 Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, which will take place Sept. 15 and 16 at America’s Resort, The Greenbrier. Kevin Anderson and Marcos Baghdatis will be the men’s representatives for the two-day tennis showcase, joining sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams, who were previously announced as the women’s representatives. Anderson and Baghdatis will meet in a men’s singles match at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 – which will follow the women’s singles match between the Williams sisters at noon – and will be part of a mixed doubles match on Sunday at 1 p.m. Serena Williams will pair with Anderson to take on Venus Williams and Baghdatis in that mixed doubles feature. Participants for a legends singles match on Sunday at 11 a.m. will be announced at a later date.

Highland Farmers’ Market Starts Friday

The Highland Farmers’ Market starts today in Monterey. Local produce, meats, crafts and much more! It’s located at 61 Highland Center Drive Monterey, Virginia. A wide selection of organic food, local specialties, vegetables and fruites are available, too. The Highland Farmers’ Market season runs from late May through early October, Fridays, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information call (540) 468-1922 or go to

Fun Running, Biking In Clifton Forge Saturday

Saturday is the Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in Clifton Forge. Virginia! Race begins at the Sharon Community Center at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30 pm – 7pm, May 18th at Jack Mason’s Tavern and 7:30 am at The Sharon Community Center on May 19. The Top male and female finisher overall will each receive an Omni Homstead gift certificate for a 2 person one night stay! Medals will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams.

Tolls Being Considered For I-81

Virginia is set to study whether to add more tolls to Interstate 81.

The Bristol Herald Courier reports that State Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine recently outlined plans to begin a study next month on putting tolls on the highway. Interstate 81 runs along the western edge of the state and a large percentage of vehicles that use it are tractor-trailers

Valentine said the study should be completed by the end of November.

The General Assembly passed a bill earlier this year directing the state to study paying for improvements to I-81 with tolls. The law requires that the study not look at tolling all I-81 users, but instead focus on possible high-occupancy toll lanes and tolls on heavy commercial vehicles.

Facebook: Uber, Lyft Rides And Jobs Locally

If you live locally and didn’t know, according to the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia Facebook page, UBER is now available. You can download the Uber app and request a ride as soon as you do. Also, you can apply to become an Uber driver if you want to make some extra cash. Also, on that page, one response mentions that Lyft is available as well, and there too, people who want to drive for extra money can apply and may be eligible for a bonus.

Possible Water Issues In Parts Of Alleghany County

From Alleghany County officials via Facebook: There will be a possibility of water pressure fluctuations over the next two to three days in the Oneida Trail and Cherokee areas of the County. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 863-6650.

Salvation Army Youth Summer Camps Sign-Ups

The Salvation Army in Covington is now taking applications for its youth
summer camps. There are 20 openings for the 2018 summer season. The venue
for the camps is Camp Happyland, 21457 Happyland Drive in Richardsville,
Virginia, with travel to and from camp provided by The Salvation Army. The
camp schedule is as follows:
June 18-23 Music Camp ages 8-17
June 25-30 Community Camp ages 6-12
July 2-7 Boys Camp ages 12-17
July 16-21 Girls Camp ages 12-17
July 23-28 Sports Camp ages 10-17
Camp Happyland aims to meet the physical, social, and spiritual needs of
campers. The natural outdoor locale provides an ideal setting for guiding young
hearts and minds toward a new understanding of God and His creation. For more
information about Camp Happyland, please visit:
Application may be made at The Salvation Army offices at 115 S. Lexington
in Covington weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.