The Highland County Economic Development Authority met October 19th and set the timeline for the 2021 Incentive Grant Program.   Applications will be available November 1, will be due by January 31, 2021 and decisions on grant awards will be made at the EDA’s April 2021 meeting.   Bryan Obaugh said there is interest in the Incentive…

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The Meals on Wheels program that serves Highland and Bath needs volunteers. Harmony Leonard works in Highland County as the Senior Services Coordinator for Valley Program for Aging Services. “Volunteers make the program work,” says Leonard.  “Especially in our community, I think that it’s reaching out and seeing people that we wouldn’t normally see.  It…

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The Highland Center in Monterey has a new Program Coordinator.  Lois Terry-Warner started work September 21. “I was born and raised here in Highland County and most of my immediate family is still in the area,” says Terry-Warner.  “Most recently I was a medical biller/encoder for a company and was able to work remotely.   But…

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  The Highland Youth Employment Program is back in business.  It’s gearing up to get students back to work.  Lois Terry-Warner is the Program Coordinator at the Highland Center. “Since COVID, we weren’t able to do it in the summer months like we normally would,” says Terry-Warner.  “So at this time we are working closely…

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  As part of Highland County’s Hands and Harvest Festival, the Highland Center is holding the Third Annual Memorial Concert in honor of Mary Hille McCoy and Elizabeth P. McCoy.   Two bands are set to perform Saturday evening. Karl Behr and Double Derringer kick things off at 5 p.m.   Karl Behrens, from Pocahontas County, is…

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This is Chris Swecker, Executive Director, of the Highland County Chamber of Commerce. So, we’re excited to introduce a completely revised and expanded version of our popular Highland County Barn Quilt Trail brochure.   The brochure now has over fifty barn quilts for travelers to explore.  Our Barn Quilt Trail was actually the first in Virginia…

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  There’s a new business open in Highland County where all ages can fish and enjoy the outdoors, especially children since fishing can provide a unique experience.  Hiner Town Trout Fishing is a fee fishing pond owned and operated by Carl and Ruth Hiner. “They’re easy enough that it keeps children’s attention,” says Ruth Hiner. …

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The Virginia Department of Social Services is providing financial help with funding from the new COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program and other energy assistance resources.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020, the CARES Act, has provided funding to assist households impacted by COVID-19. The new program will assist low-income households that would…

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  A feasibility study is now underway for a shared-use Agricultural Enterprise Center in the Shenandoah Valley. The Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study will determine if a certified, commercial, shared-use facility in the central Shenandoah Valley is possible, practical and viable. If brought to fruition, this multi-use facility is expected to support the region’s many…

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