Millboro Fire Department To Hold Ceremony

On Sunday, June 25th, the Millboro Volunteer Fire Department, in Millboro, VA, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication for the new addition to the fire station. The community room is being dedicated in memory of longtime Chief Walter Junior Shinault. The upstairs of the addition includes a “burn-out room”, which can be used for families that have been displaced due to an emergency. This is the first ever burn-out room offered by a volunteer fire department.

Guests speakers at the event include Bath County Supervisor Richard Byrd, Ben Cline, from the 24th district of the Virginia House of Delegates, and Bob Goodlatte, US Congressman from the 6th District of Virginia.

A light lunch will follow the ceremony.

The total cost of the addition was $214,000, all made possible with donations from the community, with no government funds used to complete the project, which broke ground in October 2016.

For more information, contact Jeff Grimm at 540-784-3026 or

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Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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