Archives for June 2019

Movie Night Next Month In Covington

A true sign of the season, the Alleghany Highlands Healthy Youth Coalition and Alleghany Highlands Community Services will be hosting a free viewing of the movie “Inside Out.” It takes place July 26th, at the Jackson River Sports Complex from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Organizer say they’re focused on the importance of creating drug-free and family-focused activities for kids. The event is for kids in Grade School and higher. It’s free and concessions will be available for purchase.

Cuts Or Abrasions And Summer Swimming

If you plan to do some weekend swimming, the Virginia Department of Public Health is advising you not to enter bodies of water if you have cuts or abrasions. There are a number of harmful micro-organisms are found in lakes, rivers, along the coast and in other bodies of water. Some bacteria may lead to infections and other illnesses. Health officials say sometimes otherwise healthy people can develop a skin infection after skin injury and being exposed to natural bodies of water. Also, if you get a cut while in the water, immediately wash the wound with soap and fresh water.

Sheriff’s Office Updates Medication Drop Box Amounts

The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office says it’s collected more than one hundred pounds of medication since the opening of its medication drop box. The box, located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s office since the middle of January is available for proper disposal of medications that are left over or that may be dangerous in the wrong hands.

Lewisburg Looking For Water Plant Operator

The Lewisburg Municipal Water Plant has an immediate opening for a Water Plant Operator. It’s a full-time position with salary and a benefits package, which includes paid vacation, personal leave, sick leave, PERS retirement and health insurance. Pay negotiable based on experience and is subject to drug test and background check. The City of Lewisburg is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be available at Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street West, Lewisburg, WV 24901. For more information, contact Lewisburg Public Works at 304-645-1833 or the Water Plant at 304-647-5585.

Bath County Plans To Charge Non County Residents For Pool Use

Bath County has plans to start charging people who don’t live there to use its swimming pools. The change starts July1 and the affected pools are at Valley Elementary School and in Millboro. A non county resident season pass would be $50, a five day pass, $12, a non county one day pass, $3. Anyone wishing to use a county swimming pool can obtain a pool pass from the Bath County Parks and Recreation Department. The parks and recreation department will not issue a non-county resident pass until proof of payment has been received from the office of the Bath County treasurer.

ABC Announces July 4th Store Hours

Virginia residents and visitors will be able to shop for spirits on July 4.
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores will open as regularly scheduled on Thursday, July 4, but in honor of the Independence Day holiday, will close early at 6 p.m. All stores will be open regular hours on Wednesday, July 3, and Friday, July 5.
A searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 376 stores, as well as available products in each store, can be found on the agency’s website at

ACSB Makes Clifton Middle School Appointments

Alleghany County School Board Appoints Administrators for Clifton Middle School.
The Alleghany County School Board has appointed Mr. George M. Wood to serve as the Principal of Clifton Middle School, effective July 1, 2019.
The Board also approved Mrs. Cindy M. Fox as an Intern Assistant Principal, effective July 1, 2019.
George “Marty” Wood is a resident of Clifton Forge and has spent his entire teaching career with the Alleghany County Public Schools. As a lifelong resident of this area, Cindy Fox began her career with Alleghany County Public Schools in 2007 as a 6th Grade Language Arts teacher. She also taught 8th Grade Business Technology & Keyboarding. For the past three years, Mrs. Fox has been the TTRT (Testing and Technology Resource Teacher).

Historic Rail Car Coming To Clifton Forge

Wednesday, an historic rail car is expected to roll in to Clifton Forge. Chessie 29 is an 85 foot long vintage rail passenger car. It’s being transported to the C&OHS’s Heritage Center museum in Clifton Forge. The car is called a “Cold War Soldier” as it transported President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Greenbrier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia in May 1956. Chessie 29 was built in 1950 and converted for C&O President Tuohy’s use in 1951. He used the car as his “rolling office” until his death in 1966.

Bath County School Board Meeting Thursday

Closeout meeting happens Thursday for the Bath County School Board. On the agenda, a summary of revenue and payment of claims, a second reading of various Virginia School Boards Association policies; paid lunch equity, approval of food bids, and disposal of surplus items. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the School Administration Building. Following the completion of the regular agenda, the school board will hold a closed meeting.

Alleghany County Board Of Supervisors Has Upcoming Monthly Meeting

The Alleghany County Board of Supervisors holds its regular montly meeting on July 2nd at 7pm. Among the new business to be discussed and considered: amendments to the County Classification Pay Plan, a resolution of support for increased funding for the National Park System and submittal of a grant application for Phase 5 of the Jackson River Scenic Trail to the Department of Conservation and Recreation.