Monday Sports Roundup

  Girls’ Basketball — Alleghany 47, Auburn 43. The Mountaineers improved to 4-1 on the season with a road win in Riner. Kendell Keene scored a team-high 15 points to pace the winners, Macyn Cash added 12 and Erin Harden chipped in nine. Hannah Huffman led the Eagles with 14 points. Next up: Alleghany visits Covington for an area match-up […]

Friday Night Sports Roundup

  Boys’ Basketball — Boys Home 44, Bath County 28. Tim Kengni led the Hilltoppers with 20 points and Tylon Miller added seven points and 12 rebounds. Akon Deng had 14 rebounds for the winners. Landon Long paced the Chargers with seven points, while Forrest Waldeck had nine rebounds. Next up: Boys Home (4-0) finishes its pre-holiday schedule with a […]

Wednesday Night Sports Roundup

  Boys’ Basketball — Buffalo Gap 65, Bath County 7. Bennett Bowers led the Bison with 14 points in the road victory at Bath County. Andrew Turner led the Chargers with four points. Next up: Bath County (0-6) travels to Covington Boys Home today for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.   Girls’ Basketball — Buffalo Gap 64, Bath County 10. Bailey […]

DSLCC to get $1.46 million grant for workforce training in sawmills, wood manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded two grants totaling $2,966,029 from the Appalachian Regional Commission awarded to Southwest Virginia to strengthen the region’s workforce development initiatives and outdoor recreation economy. The first is a $1,466,029 grant awarded to the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge for the development of workforce training […]

2021-12-09 E-Edition

Wintertide festival gets great turnout

MONTEREY — The warmer weather might not have been appropriate for the season, but people coming to Highland County for Wintertide last weekend appreciated it. “It was obviously beautiful weather,” said Chris Swecker, the Highland County Chamber of Commerce director. “I feel like we had fantastic attendance.” Swecker estimated a few hundred people came through The Highland Center, where much […]

New crafting business opens in Covington

COVINGTON — The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 2, to welcome one of Covington’s newest business ventures, Love.dee Creations. Love.dee Creations primarily showcases the crafting of owner and operator DeShawn Wooding, including customized drinkware, gifts and memories. “I have heard it said before that creativity is just intelligence having fun,” said […]

COVID cases continue on upward trajectory

ALLEGHENY HIGHLANDS — Cases continue on the upward trajectory in this area as a new wave of COVID-19 begins in the Allegheny Highlands. Over the past week, there have been 54 new cases in Alleghany, 14 in Bath, nine in Covington, and four in Highland, according to the Virginia Department of Health. As of Tuesday, Bath is ranked 14th in […]

LOVEworks sculpture planned for Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE — When the crew from Dopesick was filming in Clifton Forge at Central United Methodist Church, one of the producers told members, including resident Martha Edwards, that the Town of Clifton Forge was so warm and welcoming, it needed one of those Virginia is for Lovers, LOVE signs. Edwards took the words to heart and formed a committee […]

ACP easements not likely to be released very soon

MONTEREY — Highland County residents who gave up land for easements for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project will likely have to wait more than a year to regain control of their land. County attorney Melissa Dowd looked into the state of the easements for the discontinued pipeline project at the request of Highland County supervisors. Tuesday, Dowd told the board […]