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10th Annual Taste of Highland a Great Success

By Bonnie Ralston / August 14, 2020

    This year was the tenth anniversary of Taste of Highland, the annual fundraiser for The Highland Center in Monterey.  With the COVID pandemic creating challenges there were lots of changes this year, but in a good way. Henry Budzinski is the Executive Director of The Highland Center. “I’m…

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Pocahontas County Board of Education Approves the School Re-entry Plan

By Tim Walker / August 12, 2020

At the August 11th Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting, the re-entry plan for the upcoming school year was presented and approved by the board.

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VA Statewide Moratorium Through September 7th

By Abby Dufour / August 12, 2020

Virginia’s Supreme Court has granted a request from Gov. Ralph Northam to temporarily stop evictions proceedings, extending protections for tenants who can’t pay their rent through the beginning of September.

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Monterey Town Council August Meeting

By Bonnie Ralston / August 12, 2020

  The Monterey Town Council met Thursday night.  It passed an amended emergency ordinance for the continuity of government for the town of Monterey.  This allows the Town Council to continue to hold virtual meetings, if necessary, for another ninety days.   Recordings of virtual meetings are available for the public.…

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A Summary of the Approved Pocahontas School Reentry Plan

By Tim Walker / August 12, 2020

This is only a brief summary of this very long re-entry plan, but a link to the complete approved Pocahontas School Re-entry plan can also be found with this story

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Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Issues Capital Credits

By Scott Smith / August 12, 2020

Current customers will receive credit on their bills

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Highland County Supervisors approve fee to fund emergency medical services

By Bonnie Ralston / August 10, 2020

  The Highland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt an ordinance to levy an annual fee to fund emergency medical services.   The fee is $150 per year and will be billed to all land owners, owners of both vacant land and land with habitable dwellings. Landowners…

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Covid-19’s Impact on Overnight Summer Camps

By Danny Cardwell / August 10, 2020

There is no denying the economic impact Coronavirus has had on 2020. All businesses, large and small, have been adversely affected by the shutdowns and restrictions. Overnight summer camps are the only small business industry unable to operate under all three phases of the “Forward Virginia” reopening guidelines. Most campsyearly…

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Agenda for the August 11th Pocahontas Board of Education Meeting

By Tim Walker / August 10, 2020

Please note, the time for this meeting is a bit unusual, with the meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m. instead of the usual 6:00 p.m. This was done because the there will be a formal presentation of the school system’s re-entry plan.

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Project Yellow Light – 2020 Video Winners talk about their award-winning videos

By Heather Niday / August 7, 2020

Texting and driving can be a deadly mix for young drivers.  No one knows that better than Julie Garner, founder of Project Yellow Light.  After losing her son Hunter to a car accident in 2007, she created Project Yellow Light to highlight the dangers of texting and driving.  Through PYL,…

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