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  1. Man involved in Lake Moomaw standoff receiving mental evaluationRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... Gathright Dam Sunday morning, carrying an AR-15 style rife and wearing body armor. Ricky Lee Chittum, 30, of Covington, was charged with assaulting a police officer and brandishing a firearm during the nearly four-hour standoff that followed. Bowser ...

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  2. Community rallies to support recovering Eagle Rock firefighterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Martinsville Bulletin

    "That was one of the reasons he was out in Covington that night," Botetourt County Fire & EMS Deputy Chief David Firestone said.

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  3. Loans available to help homeowners, businesses after floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | The Daily News-Record

    The federal government is offering loans to help homeowners and businesses clean up after floods swept through parts of the state last month. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration says the low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small Businesses Association are available in the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Coutetourt, Craig, Rockbridge and the city of Covington.

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  4. Tom Sox Fall to CovingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2016 | NBC29

    Covington, VA The Covington Lumberjacks scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off 9-8 win over the Charlottesville Tom Sox Sunday night at Casey Field. The Lumberjacks trailed 8-6 facing their final three outs in the ninth inning when things went downhill for Charlottesville .

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  5. Hughes, Kidder and Rounds Return to Arts FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2016 | Statecollege.com

    ... first time at their show. Band members are psyched. We just finished up a three-day rehearsal at Glenn's place in Covington, Va.," said Rounds. "We'll do another few days in State College before the fest gig. This story was produced by the staff at ...

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  6. U.Va. hosts Gear Up camp for Virginia ninth-gradersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Cavalier Daily

    ... Martin said. Martin said he was delighted to welcome students from the school that he attended in his hometown of Covington, Virginia. "These were low-income and disadvantaged kids, and they got excited to see the University and energetic about ...

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  7. Linwood Mason BarnettRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | Crozet Gazette

    Mason was born June 4, 1927 in Covington, Virginia. He was the son of Jesse and Myrtle Barnett.

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  8. Fieldale woman spearheads relief for flood victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... flooding in southwest Virginia. She grew up in and has family in Alleghany County, and her cousin is mayor of Covington, a city within and county seat of Alleghany County. According to a Federal Emergency Management briefing June 25, there was major ...

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  9. Firefighter rescued from high waters in Covington still in critical conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    The Eagle Rock Volunteer Fire and Rescue assistant chief who was injured during a water rescue in Covington last week is still in critical condition.

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  10. The Latest: National Guard to Help with Flood ResponseRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2016 | NBC29

    ... and were released from a hospital. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Alleghany County and Covington on Thursday in response to severe weather and flooding. Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Karla Ramos says ...

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  11. Flood Warning For James At Bremo BluffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

    ... in Alleghany and Botetourt counties. Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in Alleghany and Covington due to record flooding along the Jackson River. That follows torrential rain Thursday that hit West Virginia and moved into western ...

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  12. The Latest: 3 emergency workers hurt in water rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | White Lake Beacon

    ... and were released from a hospital. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Alleghany County and Covington on Thursday in response to severe weather and flooding. Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Karla Ramos says ...

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  13. Historical flooding in Southwest Virginia has residents thinking back ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | WRIC-TV Richmond

    ... to be." "They've had it blocked off before when we got heavy rain but nothing like this," said Chris Rohr, a Covington native. "It hadn't been like this since '85." For now, the rain has stopped. Neighbors tell us they're hoping it stays this way as ...

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  14. Heavy rain, lightning cause damage in Western VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... for a few hours in the morning and night, posing problems including flooding and fires sparked by lightning. Covington residents were urged to avoid downtown after water rose throughout the day. Much of the area was evacuated. The police department ...

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  15. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures during a news conference at...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    ... to catch on fire. Governor Terry McAuliffe tweeted Thursday night that a state of emergency has been declared for Covington and Alleghany in response to the flooding and severe weather.

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  16. Storm causes flooding, sparks fires in Western VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... shut down in the Alleghany Highlands and Roanoke Valley in response to flooding. Nearly 10 roads were closed in Covington and Alleghany County, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Botetourt County also had a few roads shut down. ...

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  17. 5 seriously injured when truck plunges into river in Alleghany CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... to spokesman Chris Turnbull. The helicopters landed and took off from the parking lot of a shopping center in Covington, several miles south of the scene of the accident, which was in the Clearwater Park community off U.S. 220. Virginia 687 makes ...

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  18. Austin: "Go Virginia" will aid economic developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    Austin, a Republican, represents the 19th District in the House of Delegates, which covers Alleghany County, Covington, most of Botetourt County and part of Bedford County.

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  19. Alleghany County cited for wastewater overflows into creekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... As part of an agreement reached with DEQ, the county will complete work on the Indian Valley pump station south of Covington by Dec. 31. Heavy rains on four days in April 2015 caused excessive amounts of water to flow or seep into the sanitary sewer ...

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  20. Stuart Borders, 53, Cumberland Co., KYRead the original story

    May 27, 2016 | Columbia Magazine

    He was a member of Burkesville Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army veteran, and had been a mechanic and had done renovations. He was a native of Covington, VA, and was a resident of Marrowbone, KY, at the time of his death.

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