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Covington man charged after authorities seize narcotics, guns from home

COVINGTON, Va. – A Covington man was arrested and charged after authorities searched his home on Nov. 3, according to the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office. Members of the Sheriff’s Office and the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force assisted the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources with a search warrant for 43-year-old Henry Redman Jr.’s home at 2810 Schoolhouse Road.
COVINGTON, VA
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Man arrested after drugs and firearms found: Alleghany Co.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office and Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force say they partnered with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources to complete a search and arrest for a man. Alleghany County Deputies say they arrived at the 2800 block of Schoolhouse road...
ALLEGHANY COUNTY, VA

Sheriff’s Office Arrests Cody Prior On Multiple Charges

Valley Ridge, VA (Nov. 29, 2022) - On 11/29/2022 at approximately 0034 hours, Sgt. K.D. Curry of the Alleghany County Sheriff's Office was on routine patrol when he checked on a suspicious person in a car in the 2800 Block of Valley Ridge Road. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Cody William Prior, 27, of Covington. Mr. Prior was asleep behind the wheel with the vehicle in reverse, with the car partially blocking one lane and part of the vehicle off the road. When responding units arrived Mr. Prior was removed from the vehicle and Sgt. Curry deployed K4...
COVINGTON, VA
The News-Gazette

Parading In Buena Vista

Friday - The first of the area's Christmas parades brought a large crowd to Buena Vista on Thursday night. Parades are also scheduled for Lexington this evening at 6 and in Glasgow tomorrow at 4. There are also a whole host of other holiday-related items this weekend. Be sure to check out the calendar of events in this week's paper for information on them.
BUENA VISTA, VA
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Rockbridge Co. vehicle fire along I-81N cleared

ROCKBRIDGE Co., Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: The vehicle fire was cleared. EARLIER STORY: A Rockbridge Co. vehicle fire at mile marker 175 along I-81N is causing delays Friday night, according to VDOT. The right lane, shoulder and exit ramp are closed.

Pine Street Baptist Church To Welcome Pastor-Elect Reverend Charlie E. Ellis, Jr.

CLIFTON FORGE—Reverend Charlie E. Ellis, Jr. and Karen Ellis, his wife, have moved from Roanoke to the Pine Street Baptist Church’s parsonage in Clifton Forge. Pine Street Baptist Church will hold a breakfast reception for the couple at the church on Sat., Dec. 3, at 10:00 a.m. A spokesperson from the church has extended an […] The post Pine Street Baptist Church To Welcome Pastor-Elect Reverend Charlie E. Ellis, Jr. appeared first on The Virginian Review.
CLIFTON FORGE, VA

Main Street Closure – Christmas Parade

The City of Covington would like to make our citizens and downtown business owners aware that Main Street and parts of the surrounding streets will be blocked off on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The street will be blocked off and impassible beginning at 3:00 p.m. on December 3rd. This will be in preparation for the […] The post Main Street Closure – Christmas Parade appeared first on The Virginian Review.
COVINGTON, VA
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Virginia Tech students design backpacks for people experiencing homelessness, addiction

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. – Virginia Tech students are gaining critical real-world work experience while making a difference – they’re designing and assembling weather-proof backpacks for people experiencing homelessness and those suffering from addiction. Each backpack will have a foldable tarp and a first aid kit, plus much-needed...
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RCHS Swim Makes a Comeback

On Nov. 7, the Rockbridge County High School boys and girls swim team had their first practice, which started their winter season for the year of 2022. The team and their coach, coach Erica Bisaillon, have been practicing for a little over three weeks at this point to prepare for upcoming meets. Coach Erica says practice has been going well.
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K9 sniffs out drugs in man’s car in Alleghany Co.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va, (WFXR) — The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office says a K9 found illegal drugs including one pound of methamphetamine in a man’s car. Deputies say the drug bust happened during a routine patrol on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at approximately 12:34 a.m. in the 2800 block of Valley Ridge Road. They say they found a suspicious driver in a car who was asleep with the vehicle in reverse and partially blocking a lane. The driver was identified by deputies as Cody William Prior.

Echoes of the Past: Cheeze Claus Returns

Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The Virginian Review and other publications archived since 1914. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical purposes and accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original, unedited form, and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the publisher. December 2, 1923 99 Years Ago Find Lawhorn Wounded; He Later Dies Harry Lawhorn, about 24 years of age, just recently married, was found lying wounded in a dying condition about 9:30 o'clock this morning in Lick Mountain Orchard, about seven miles west of Covington, by a...
COVINGTON, VA
The News-Gazette

ESOL Invites Area Residents To Holiday Event

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) invites the community to a holiday gathering on Monday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the basement of Grace Episcopal Church. Donations accepted at the event will benefit Programa SOL, a three-week summer program for local bilingual youth that focuses on language and literacy development.
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VA

Alleghany County Announces Christmas/New Year Office Schedule

Christmas The following offices will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2022 and Monday, December 26, 2022 in observance of Christmas: County Offices located in the Alleghany County Governmental Complex, 9212 Winterberry Avenue, Covington, VA. These offices will reopen for business on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. New Year The following offices will be closed on Friday, December 30, 2022 and Monday, January 2, 2023 in observance of New Year’s: County Offices located in the Alleghany County Governmental Complex, 9212 Winterberry Avenue, Covington, VA. These offices will reopen for business on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Island Ford Transfer Station Schedule The Island Ford Transfer Station hours of operation for the holidays will be as follows: Friday, December 23, 2022   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 24, 2022   CLOSED Monday, December 26, 2022   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2022   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2022   CLOSED Monday, January 2, 2023   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The post Alleghany County Announces Christmas/New Year Office Schedule appeared first on The Virginian Review.
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Lane closures on I-81 will cause traffic delays beginning Monday

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ/VDOT Release) - Lane closures on southbound Interstate 81 at two locations are expected to create significant delays for drivers during the week starting December 5, according to VDOT. The work will depend on weather, according to VDOT, and drivers should pay attention to message boards, expect...
ROANOKE COUNTY, VA

Kars Unlimited Makes Donation To Food Pantry

For Thanksgiving this year, our club members collected food for the Clifton Forge Food Pantry. 453 pounds of can goods, etc. were collected by our members as well as donating gift cards for Kroger’s. Debbie West, organizer for the pantry, is seen here receiving the donation from club member Liz Higgins. The post Kars Unlimited Makes Donation To Food Pantry appeared first on The Virginian Review.
CLIFTON FORGE, VA
The News-Gazette

Light Up A Life Memorial Dec. 13 At Kendal

Rockbridge Area Hospice (RAH) understands that the holidays can be a difficult time for someone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. The first step in coping with grief during the holidays is to acknowledge that everyone’s journey is unique, said a spokeswoman. For some, holiday memories serve as sweet touch points with memories of their loved one; for others they serve as sad reminders of the impact of the loss.
LEXINGTON, VA
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Campbell Nominated for Rising Star Award

Congratulations to our very own Luke Campbell for being a Virginia Economic Developers Association "Rising Star" nominee. The Rising Star Award is given to a VEDA member who has made a mark on his or her employer during a relatively short tenure in a new role. The idea for this award (debuting in 2020) originated with the VEDA Young Professionals to recognize the Stars of Economic Development in Virginia.
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Meet a W&L Scholar: Blake Sanchez ’23

Editor’s note: This series will present a conversation with a current W&L scholarship recipient, summer intern or research scholar. W&L’s generous donors have made these funds possible to enhance the university’s learning community. “I am a first-generation college student, and the selflessness of the donors who have...
LEXINGTON, VA