Tag: Highland County

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Painting Weekend in Highland County

The Highland County Arts Council will host its annual Artists Weekend June 23-25.

Energy Assistance application period in Highland now open

The Energy Assistance, Fuel Component application period is open until November 13, 2015. Eligibility is based on income and actual heating cost.

Presentation on Medicare Part D in Highland County

Amy Adkins Taylor, VICAP Program Coordinator with the Valley Program for Aging Services, spoke to 33 people at the community luncheon held at the Highland Inn in Monterey about Medicare and Part D on Wednesday.

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Questions about Medicare?

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. If you have questions about which Part D drug plans or Medicare Advantage plans will be available in our local area for 2016, how to compare their costs and benefits, and would like assistance with enrollment, Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) is here to help.


Forest Service issues permit to survey portions of George Washington National Forest for proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Forest Service is issuing a temporary special use permit to survey a 12.6-mile segment of the George Washington National Forest for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland County and Augusta County.

Truck detour on Route 250 in Highland County March 23-27

Route 250 (Mountain Turnpike) in western Highland County will be closed to commercial truck traffic March 23-27 during repairs to a rock retaining wall.

State approves 2014 drought disaster declarations

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced this week that Highland County received U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designation as a primary disaster area due to drought that occurred from June 1 through October 31, 2014.

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Delegate Dickie Bell appointed to Committee on General Laws

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that he has been appointed by Speaker Bill Howell to the Committee on General Laws.


Old Dominion Electric Cooperative works to improve facilities at Monterey delivery point

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has begun working on a project that will increase reliability to its member-owner Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Monterey delivery point located in Highland County.


CSEMS announces new board appointments

Central Shenandoah EMS Council, Inc., a regional EMS planning and training body, announced that four current members were reelected and one new member has been selected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.

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Senior luncheon in Highland County

Join the Valley Program for Aging Services on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Highland Center cafeteria for a very special senior luncheon made from ingredients grown and produced in Highland County.

Local author marks latest release with book signing

Book-signing on Saturday, September 6, 2-4 p.m., at Bookworks in Staunton with author Paul Klein, whose latest book is Unusual Suspects: Four Stories of Suspicion, Suspense and Murder.

VDOT announces Highland County Krenite S brush spraying schedule

The VDOT Lexington Residency Office has announced its schedule for the application of Krenite S for brush control in Highland County this year.

Bath Community Senior Center Traveled to Highland Center for Lunch

The Bath Community Senior Center members traveled to Highland County to attend a Senior Luncheon on June 11.

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Del. Dickie Bell appointed to education conference

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell announced today that he has been chosen by the Speaker of the House of Delegates to represent the Commonwealth at the Southern Regional Education Board’s Annual Legislative Work Conference.


Robin Sullenberger to speak at American National University commencement

On Friday, May 9, the Harrisonburg Campus of American National University will hold its graduation ceremony at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren with special guest Don “Robin” Sullenberger as the commencement speaker.

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Del. Dickie Bell to chair House education subcommittee

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) has been appointed by Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) as Subcommittee Chairman of Elementary and Secondary Education, a subcommittee of the House of Delegates Committee on Education.

Find fall color off the beaten path

As cooler temperatures arrive and the leaves on the trees begin to change color, visitors come from near and far to admire Virginia’s autumn splendor.

Highland feltmaker holds downtown show in new coworking space

Lisa Jacenich makes fabric out of wool. She takes fibers shorn, cleaned and dyed and adds hot water, soap and agitation, plus a big dollop of creativity, turning a pile of loose, wool fibers into wearable art: a jacket, a dress, a shawl, purse, vessel, lamps, wall decorations … the possibilities are endless.

Highland County supervisors liable for noncompliance with Endangered Species Act

   Column by Rick Webb Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net Wood Rogers PLC, the Roanoke law firm representing Highland Citizens, has advised the Highland County Board of Supervisors that allowing Highland New Wind Development to proceed without the Incidental Take Permit required by the Endangered Species Act will place the county in legal jeopardy. The Highland […]

Rick Webb | Highland New Wind in wetlands denial?

Although Highland New Wind Development has started construction on its 19-turbine, 39 MW wind project in Highland County’s remote Laurel Fork watershed, additional state and federal permits and review may be required for wetlands disturbance.