New Program Coordinator at the Highland Center

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 I’ve decided that I would like to be out in the job world again, so that is why I applied here at the Highland Center.”

Being the Program Coordinator at the Highland Center is certainly a change from working remotely.

“The Highland Center serves as a public venue for countless community and organization events,” says Terry-Warner.  “It operates an employment program for area youth and it leads important regional incentives to advance tourism, agriculture and arts.”

As Program Coordinator, Terry-Warner will be working with the Youth Employment Program, the Farmer’s Market and helping with all the events held at the Highland Center.

“I think it’s great,” says Terry-Warner.  “I didn’t realize all of the activities and service that the Highland Center offers.  So it’s great to see the services and the community come together and all work as one.”

And what’s been the biggest surprise in the new job so far?

“The amount of community support for all the activities,” says Terry-Warner.  “It seems like there is all sorts of volunteers and helpers that are willing and able to come out and help when you need it and it is greatly appreciated.”

Lois Terry-Warner can be reached at 540-468-1922 or by email at

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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