Covington Resident Receives Honors

Honors for a Covington resident. Laura Meadows, lead faculty for the Practical Nursing Program at DSLCC’s Rockbridge Regional Center, has been chosen as the recipient of the first annual Excellence Award by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Meadows will receive the honor at an awards ceremony in Austin, TX, in May. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges

Covington City Offices Closed Monday

All City of Covington offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020, in observance of President’s Day. Refuse collection for Monday will be collected on Tuesday with Tuesday’s run. The Peter’s Mountain Landfill and State Offices (Commissioner of Revenue, Treasurer and Registrar) will also be closed. All offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Report: Convicted Sex Offender Was In Covington High School Recently

On February 13, 2020 a Covington High School employee alerted the School Resource Officer that an individual they believed to be on the Virginia State Police sex offender registry had been at the school within the past 24 hours. The School Resource Officer in conjunction with the Virginia State Police and the Adult Probation and Parole District 40 conducted an investigation that resulted in the apprehension and confinement of the suspect. If you have any information on this matter, please contact the Covington Division of Police at 540-965-6333.

Black History Program At Clifton Forge Public Library February 24th

The Clifton Forge Public Library will sponsor a Black History program on Monday, February 24.
“Celebrating the Local Black Experience in Arts and Music” will be held in the Library’s Michael
Armstrong Community Room and will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Library Director Mike Barnes will welcome a panel of African American artists and musicians and the program titled
“Celebrating the Local Black Experience in Arts and Music” will conclude with a time for questions and
comments from the audience.

Mental Health First Aid Class, February 24th

Alleghany Highlands Community Services will be hosting a Mental Health First Aid Class on 2/24 from 9 AM – 5:30 PM. This training is free of charge and open to the community. To register please visit Eventbrite.com .

Vet Breakfast At Clifton Forge Elks Lodge

Area veterans can turn out Saturday morning, February 22nd between 8am and 11am at the Clifton Forge Elks Lodge 1065 for veterans. Those vets will eat for free and the cost for non veterans is $5. The menu will include pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, coffee, juice, and milk. Proceeds from the event will help support veteran programs in the area. If you’re planning to attend, call 969-9430.

Covington Submits To Take Part In HGTV’s Hometown Makeover

The City of Covington in collaboration with local artists, historians, property owners and lifelong residents, is pleased to share with the public its HGTV submission for Hometown Makeover. This effort was developed, fleshed out and finalized in a mere three days to highlight the historic downtown Main Street, that has defined Covington for over a 100 years. Currently the downtown is on the cusp of a resurgence, and the City is working to leverage all resources to retain and grow its business community. The City wishes to thank W. Curry photography, Anne Wright, Thomas Smals, Allen Dressler and it’s Vice-Mayor for their contributions to this video and narrative.

Controlled Burns In Bath And Alleghany Counties

The USDA Forest Service will begin conducting controlled burns in Bath County and Alleghany County as soon as this week. Controlled burns improve wildlife habitat by restoring open woodlands and grasslands to the forest landscape. Fire specialists from the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and The Nature Conservancy are planning to treat several areas in Bath County, VA, and Alleghany County, VA, with cooperation from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Virginia Department of Forestry. Fire specialists will complete these controlled burn projects between now and late May 2020.

Controlled Burns Upcoming In Alleghany, Bath Counties

The USDA Forest Service will begin conducting controlled burns in Bath County and Alleghany County as soon as this week. Controlled burns improve wildlife habitat by restoring open woodlands and grasslands to the forest landscape. Fire specialists from the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and The Nature Conservancy are planning to treat several areas in Bath County, VA, and Alleghany County, VA, with cooperation from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Virginia Department of Forestry. Fire specialists will complete these controlled burn projects between now and late May 2020.

Clifton Forge Work Zones

Town of Clifton Forge wants you to know about work zone projects upcoming. February 11, 12, 13, 14 & 17, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM expect delays on Rose Ave. Rose Ave will be utilized to transport heavy equipment to the Town Reservoir.
Residents residing on Rose Ave are asked to park on the left side of the street (odd number side) during these hours. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.