December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Wintertide, cold and enjoyable

Maple Queen Rhonda Obaugh read “A Christmas Carol” on the courthouse steps. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

‘Tis the season …

It’s that time of the year to touch base with loved ones who are away from home.  The Recorder invites readers to let us know of friends or family members who won’t be able to get out or get home for Christmas this year. More...

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In what has become an annual tradition, students from preschool through high school took time last Thursday to decorate the tree on the campus lawn with their ornaments. More...

DJs leave WVLS radio

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain Radio has said goodbye to two of its DJs at WVLS – Polly Newlon of “The Filling Station” and Keith Carson of “The Midnight Ride.”  More...

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BARC electric cooperative CEO Mike Keyser (left) presents a check for $4,000 to Valley Elementary School principal Steve Sizemore and Millboro Elementary School principal Allison Hicklin during Tuesd More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Highland County Public Schools students were treated to costumed portrayals of Thomas Jefferson by University of Virginia alumnus John Stewart. More...

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The children from Little Rock Preschool were treated to information on dental hygiene by the staff at Highland Medical Center. (Photos courtesy Little Rock Preschool) More...

BCHS woodworking students donate gifts

HOT SPRINGS — If Santa Claus ever needs some new elves, he can find some rather large ones at Bath County High School. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County  • Nov. 29 — Officer provided assistance for motorist, Bullpasture River Road.  • Nov. 29 — Officer responded to motor vehicle crash, Courthouse Lane.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

Brunner needn’t fret

Editor’s note: The following article written by Margo Oxendine was first published Dec. 6, 1991. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 8, 1966

• From 25 year ago, Dec. More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER 6, 1991

• “It’s a great day for democracy,” school superintendent P.C. Nowlin said as he left the courthouse Monday morning.  More...

Foundation clarifies position on easements

MONTEREY — The Virginia Outdoors Foundation told federal regulators Monday the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline crossing of conservation easements would need to meet state statutory requirements under the Open-Space Land Act. More...

Three apply for vacant Bath supervisor seat

WARM SPRINGS — Three candidates submitted letters of interest to the Bath County Board of Supervisors to be considered for an interim appointment to represent the Warm Springs magisterial district.  The seat became vacant when Matt Ratclif More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, the Highland County Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation by schools superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott to engage in a five-year, $87,000 lease-purchase contract to acquire a new 65-passenger school bus. More...

Bath, Highland agree to form broadband authority

WARM SPRINGS — Supervisors from Bath and Highland counties met last Wednesday to consider forming a joint, regional broadband authority.  Robert Huff, regional planner and GIS manager with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commissio More...

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The Homestead’s managing director Brett Schoenfield presented a check for $1,000 to Lynn Pistell, 2016 Bath County Christmas Mother, in support of the annual program. More...

Holiday Pops concert delivers spirit of Christmas

COVINGTON – The 45-piece Roanoke Symphony Orchestra trucked into town Monday night and, by the time they finished performing at Curfman Hall, there wasn’t a Grinch in the crowd.  Presented by the Alleghany Highlands Arts Council, and More...

Gazebo gets spruced up for Christmas

WARM SPRINGS — Members and spouses of the Warm Springs Valley Garden Club gathered at the Bath County Welcome Center gazebo on U.S. 220 to prepare the landmark — one of the club’s community projects — for Christmas.  More...

Obituaries

MYRTLE FRANCES BUSSARD

BACOVA — Myrtle Frances Bussard, 85, of Bacova, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Highland House in Clifton Forge.  She was born March 29, 1931 in Mustoe, a daughter of the late Orvie Mustoe and Carrie Myrtle Carpenter Doyle.  More...

Home & Property

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Highland FFA members reported on their trip to the annual convention in Indiana. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Christmas Cantata a hit

Little angels performing at Blue Grass United Methodist Church last weekend were, from left: Martha Sweeney (back to camera); clockwise around the manger: Lucy Honaker, Lucy Sax, Elizabeth Whitelaw, More...

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Senior geologist Mark Howard and geologist Dan Hennessy, of NAEVA Geophysics Inc. More...

Letters

Lions club short of goal for courthouse clocks

Editor, The Recorder,  The last month of 2016 began last week and those folks who may wish to make year-end donations have only a few days to go.  More...

Dominion trying to evade public safety issues

Editor, The Recorder,  In September of this year, Dominion filed documents with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, stating that all karst and geohazard surveys for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline had been completed for the entire state of Vir More...

Get to know, appreciate our local public servants

Editor, The Recorder,  Dec. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Slippery slopes

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation, as a state agency, needs to hold strong — now more than ever — to its core mission and principals. We need to help. More...

Pictorial

As hard as it was to watch the First and Citizens Bank name come down from the roof in Monterey last Friday, the conversion of ownership to Summit Bank over the weekend seemed pretty near flawless fr More...

Board offers final update for 2016

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — This is the last board update of 2016.  More...


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