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WDBJ7 Sports Staff | October 5, 2012
Over at Northside, the Vikings defense of their Blue Ridge District crown started this week against Alleghany on a pink out night off of Peter's Creek Road in Roanoke County. The Vikings sported the pink ribbons on their helmets in honor and support of breast cancer awareness tonight. They were up 7-nothing before Alleghany's Nick Ferrell hit Kendall Kessinger on the short pass for the touchdown.  The extra point was no good though. Northside then put together its second scoring drive and Isaiah Kelso capped it by barrelling in on the 9 yard touchdown and Northside led it 14 to 6. But the Mountaineers hung in.  Ethan Nicely kept his legs moving and he scored from a couple of yards out to make it a 14 to 12 game.
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Robin Reed and NEWS7's Chief Meteorologist | September 15, 2011
Alleghany quarterback Seth Bradley has picked apart defenses in the Mountaineers first two ballgames.  Friday night, Bath County, the latest team to try to slow him down. A spectacular night for high school football as late summer felt like early fall.  Alleghany moving the ball quickly down the field until Seth Bradley coughs it up on the Bath 30.  It was the first of six turnovers in the first half for both teams.  The next fumble by Bath gave the Mountaineers great field position.  Five plays later Casey Walker takes the pitch in for the score, 7-nothing Alleghany County.  After another Bath turnover, Alleghany converts on 3rd and 20 with a long touchdown pass - Bradley to Nicely.  The lead is 14-nothing.  In the second quarter, Bath driving to the one yard line.  Waylon Maydian strips the ball and rumbles 99 yards and the fumble-fest gives Alleghany a 21-nothing lead.  But on the next possession, the Chargers take advantage of a coverage breakdown.
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WDBJ7 Sports Staff | September 21, 2012
The Cave Spring Knights carried a two-game losing streak into Friday night's contest at Alleghany. Coach Tim Fulton's team hoped to get its pass happy offense in gear in a hurry against the Mountaineers. The captains met at midfield for the opening coin toss. Cave faced a 3rd-and-18 on their first possession when Connor Baker finds his tight end Jordan Bryant on a seam route for the first down to the Alleghany 41.     Three plays later, it's James Jackson up the gut for 13 yards and the Knights score with 7 minutes left in the opening quarter and it was 7-0 Cave Spring.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | March 20, 2013
Crews in Alleghany County are on the scene of a brush fire. We're told the fire is burning between 50 and 60 acres on Little Mountain, just north of Suck Lick Hollow. Firefighters say no structures are in danger but wind has been an issue in containing the fire.
NEWS
April 23, 2012
Because of the rain received over the weekend, the burn ban in Alleghany County will be lifted at noon Monday. However, according to state law, all outdoor banning is banned until after 4 p.m. That statewide regulation is in effect until May 1. The burn ban was put in place in Alleghany County because of a recent outbreak of wildfires in that area. Several thousand acres burned. Here is the news release from Alleghany County: Due to the rain Alleghany County has recently received, the County-wide total ban on burning will be lifted effective at noon on Monday, April 23, 2012.
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June 18, 2010
Following your dream can lead you many places. For Robbie Andrews, the Alleghany High School Product, his path will take him all the way to Yakima, Washington. Andrews, who just wrapped up his Senior Season at VCU, has signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Robbie is already out on the west coast waiting to take a physical.  When that is over he will begin playing in the Northwest league which is a Short Season Class A league. He will be pitching for the Yakima Bears.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | April 3, 2012
If you see smoke in Alleghany County, don't be too alarmed. Department of Forestry officials are conducting a 4,600-acre controlled burn. The burn is from Warm Springs Mountain to Douthat State Park. Smoke from the burn can be seen as far away as Bath County. The burn began Tuesday.  
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March 4, 2013
Falling Spring Elementary School in Alleghany County is closed Monday due to water problems at the school. This is the only school closed for this school system.
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Holly Pietrzak and Weekend Anchor/Reporter | August 31, 2011
    It's a program that was nearly cut a few years back, but now the Alleghany County DARE officer has a top award.     Corporal Chris Fisher said he loves his job and his passion for it is hard to miss.     He's been a DARE officer going on four years now.     This year, he was named the Virginia Dare Officer of the Year.     There are about 150 DARE officers statewide. "I see people in the community.    People call me on the phone after work.  That's ok.  If that what it takes to save someone's life from the harmful effects of drugs and tobacco, I'll do it.  I really do, I mean that," said Cpl. Fisher.
NEWS
May 26, 2010
The idea of merging Covington and Alleghany County has been in the works for years. Now a plan is moving forward that would remove their names from the map in place of one unified city. The proposed name is the City of Alleghany Highlands. "It's gonna be new, but I think it'll give the area a sense of unity," says John Stone, a member of the Citizen's Committee to Perfect a Consolidation Agreement. Talks of merging the Covington and Alleghany County began in 2008, when a group of citizens signed a petition asking for a consolidation.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 30, 2013
UPDATED: 6/1/13, 1:39p.m. An Alleghany County man accused of murdering his wife will soon be heading home. According to Sheriff Kevin Hall- Adan "Manuel" Rodriguez waived his extradition hearing in Charlotte. That means he'll be brought back to Virginia to face charges. Hall wouldn't say when. Rodriguez was arrested in North Carolina Thursday, putting an end to a nearly 2-week long manhunt. Investigators say Rodriguez killed his wife Ashley and then ditched her body in the graveyard where he worked.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 17, 2013
We are continuing to follow the shooting death of a mother in Alleghany County. Investigators say Adan "Manuel" Rodriguez shot and killed his wife, Ashley, and then left her body at a cemetery where he worked. On Friday morning the sheriff's office followed a lead that came in about a suspicious person outside of a home. But that search turned up empty handed. Adan and Ashley Rodriguez had four children and the community is rallying around them. Covington Baptist Church is serving as one of the donation drop off points for the family.
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Web staff | May 14, 2013
A body found Monday in Alleghany County is that of a missing woman. Sheriff Kevin Hall says Ashley Rodriguez's identity was confirmed through dental records. Check back here and watch Susan Bahorich's live reports on WDBJ7 at Five and Six. ----------------- We're learning new details about the area where a woman's body was discovered in Alleghany County. Here is the latest information from the  Alleghany County Sheriff's Office. On May 13, 2013, Alleghany County Sheriff's Office received a call to perform a well being check on Ashley Rodriguez, who hadn't been seen since the late evening hours of May 12, 2013.  Deputies initiated a search for Mrs. Rodriguez, who had not shown up for work.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 8, 2013
Part of Route 220 in Alleghany County is expected to be closed for several days because of a drainage pipe failure caused by flooding. The affected area is about three miles north of the City of Covington. Route 220 will be closed between Routes 684 and 640. Detours are in place. The Virginia Department of Transportation says flooding over the past 24 hours caused the pipe to fail.
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Joe Dashiell and Reporter | May 7, 2013
Botetourt County Supervisor Terry Austin has won the Republican nomination in the 19th House District. He received 787 votes in Tuesday's firehouse primary, more than 200 votes ahead of the second-place finisher Jim McKelvey. Two other candidates, Zach Martin and Zachary Hatcher, were also vying for the nomination that could decide who succeeds Lacey Putney in the House of Delegates. The district stretches from Bedford County to Alleghany County, and Republicans voted at three locations Tuesday night.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | March 20, 2013
Crews in Alleghany County are on the scene of a brush fire. We're told the fire is burning between 50 and 60 acres on Little Mountain, just north of Suck Lick Hollow. Firefighters say no structures are in danger but wind has been an issue in containing the fire.
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March 4, 2013
Falling Spring Elementary School in Alleghany County is closed Monday due to water problems at the school. This is the only school closed for this school system.
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Susan Bahorich and WDBJ7 Reporter | February 26, 2013
Tough choices in Alleghany County were made Tuesday night as the school board voted to close two schools. Boiling Spring and Falling Spring elementary schools will close at the end of the school year. The Alleghany County school board is trying to close a $1.5 million budget gap. By closing these two schools, a school board member says that around 240 kids and 25 teachers and staff will be affected. A lot of families came out to save their schools, even before the meeting began.  "We moved here in '09 back from Roanoke so that Gabe could go to a smaller school," parent Beth Woodson said.  Parents desperate to keep their schools open and children who attend them are dissapointed.
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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | February 9, 2013
Schools are closing, teachers may lose their jobs and parents are threatening to move. That's what school board leaders in Alleghany County are faced with after $1.5 million budget cut. "Throwing the white flag up is nothing simply but finding a way for what the real work will entail," said one speaker during the meeting. Intense doesn't begin to describe the emotion coming from the Alleghany County community. "Logistically a lot more could be done and there's a lot more things that could be done before complete closure I mean there's always money in the budget that could be found," said Jacob Downer, a former resident of Alleghany County who wants to move back to the area.
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Susan Bahorich and reporter | February 5, 2013
"This is probably one of the toughest decision I've ever had to make in my life in anything I've ever done," says Billy Angle. Vice-chair Angle and the Alleghany County School board have their work cut out for them. Explains Angle, "No one person wants to close schools, no one member on our board wants to close schools, no one person in our central office wants to close schools, but it has come to the point now where we don't have a choice. " The school board has been tasked with making ends meet to the tune of 1.5 million dollars.
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