High School Volleyball — Covington 3, Bath County 0. The Cougars improved to 12-2 on the year and 4-0 in the Pioneer District with a win over the Chargers in Hot Springs, 25-15, 25-15, 25-17. Bath County dropped to 1-2 in the district and 8-5 overall. Aubrey Brown led Covington with eight kills and 12 digs, Lauren Bragg had six […]

Inmate still on the run in Highland


MONTEREY — An inmate being returned from Highland County court to jail this morning escaped near Head Waters and has not been located as of mid-afternoon. Shaun W. Gwin, 34, was being transported from a Highland court appearance in Monterey to Middle River Regional Jail, in the same vehicle with William Kincaid, who also had a court appearance this morning. […]


High School Golf — Floyd County wins at River Course. Floyd County shot a 316 Monday, edging Radford by three shots in the final Three Rivers District mini-tournament of the season, hosted by the Bobcats at The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech. Carroll County was third at 349, followed by Glenvar (354), James River (356) and Alleghany (374). […]


High School Football — Cave Spring 34, Alleghany 7. Landon Altizer threw a pair of touchdown passes to Owen Sweeney, and Camerohn Parker rushed for 167 yards on 18 carries and a score, as the Knights (3-1) handed the Mountaineers their first loss of the season. Jackson Steffen added 81 yards on the ground and a touchdown for the Knights. […]


High School Volleyball — Covington 3, James River 0. Covington won its sixth straight match, whipping James River in straight sets — 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 — in the Cougar Den. Cougar leaders included Aubrey Brown with eight kills and six digs, Kaiya Lian with six aces and 15 digs, Lexi Dressler with seven assists and six digs and Jayahna Hughes […]

2022-09-15 E-Edition

Rowsey named Christmas Mother

HOT SPRINGS — Lori Rowsey has been named Bath County Christmas Mother for 2022. She will oversee the 31st year of the Christmas Mother program along with dedicated and committed volunteers who have made the program successful year after year. The program is a volunteer organization that prioritizes applicants’ needs and relies solely on donations from individuals, businesses, schools, county […]

Highland schools seek to improve

MONTEREY — Administrators presented the past two year’s results for the Standards of Learning tests for Highland County Public Schools on Monday. Highland Elementary and Highland High School are both accredited, though there are areas that need improvement. “We want to make sure our three-year trend increases,” said elementary administrator Nicole Cabral. “Minimally, I would like to see 90 percent […]

Fall on Main promises two days of crafts, song, fun

HOT SPRINGS – There are two nights and a full day of entertainment in store at the end of this month. The Doris L. Via Cancer Fund is putting on an event that should offer some fun to everyone. Friday, Sept. 30, there’s a gospel sing. Those who attended this last fall enjoyed it very much. It starts at 4:30 […]

New business opens to support children, families

COVINGTON — A new Christian-based childcare and behavioral therapy initiative has begun operation in Covington. Mindy Gardzinski, who brings more than 20 years of experience in education and in working with children, recently opened Connections LLC Child Care and Learning Center at 125 Mall Road in Covington in the Highland Centre, formerly known as Mallow Mall. Also operating out of […]