February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Proposed pipeline route still remains uncertain

MONTEREY — Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline unidentified route has yet to stand up to regulatory scrutiny. More...

‘Operation Deep Freeze’ nabs 49 suspects

COVINGTON – An all-out drug raid dubbed “Operation Deep Freeze” arrested 49 people in Alleghany and Bath counties last Thursday. More...

Program of studies to change

HOT SPRINGS — Several changes are being made to the Bath County High School program of studies for 2016-17. BCHS counselor Stephanie Hiner said there are more adjustments than usual. More...

Gun control: Compromise in Virginia is possible

RICHMOND — The General Assembly session is moving along quickly. Committees meet early in the morning and late into the evening. More...

ABRA voices worries to lawmakers

RICHMOND — The Allegheny Blue Ridge Coalition took its concerns over the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline to the General Assembly’s Environment and Renewable Energy Caucus Monday, Feb. 1. More...

Gardening, youth employment strong at HCPS

MONTEREY — Gardening and youth employment projects are going strong at Highland schools. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors passed a resolution opposing a proposed state constitutional amendment that would take the authority to approve charter schools away from local school boards. More...

In brief ...

Highland School Board

• Monday, Highland school superintendent Thomas Schott reported on work with supervisors on the capital improvement plan and proposed a lease-purchase agreement for a new $65,000, 24-passenger school bus for the McDowell area from Kingmor Supply More...

Sports

Fast start propels Rams to win

HOT SPRINGS — The Highland girls’ basketball team took a 17-1 lead after the first quarter over Bath County last Thursday and went on to defeat the Chargers 52-30. More...

Covington pulls ahead late in the game, 69-58

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County and Covington were separated by only two points last Friday night until a late surge in the fourth quarter gave the Cougars a 69-58 win. More...

Highland beaten by Cougars

MONTEREY — The Highland girls were within seven points of Covington after three quarters, but the Cougars pulled away in the final period to defeat the Rams 71-54. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County • Jan. 24 — Sgt. Smith responded to Cedar Creek for a domestic dispute. • Jan. 24 — Deputy McRoberts responded to a motor vehicle accident on Warm Springs Mountain. • Jan. More...

Early Files

7th generation on Meadowdale Farm

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 27, 1972 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 3, 1966

• Highland’s total snowfall during what is described as one of the greatest storms in Virginia history had totaled an even 23 inches from Jan. 23 through Feb. 1. More...

25 years ago

FEBRUARY 1, 1991

• Highland County is in the middle of an epidemic. “It’s a viral infection of some sort, probably influenza, but without testing it’s hard to say what it is,” said Central Shenandoah Health District clinician Dr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Thoughts on snow and county government meetings

Say What?

You may wonder, and it’s a valid question, how snow and government meetings are related. Well, during each, it can get pretty deep. More...

Breaking News - 3:17 PM

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Power will be out in Highland tomorrow
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Kingfishers delight visitors along the Cowpasture

Natural Heritage

Editor’s note: The following is the 12th in a five-year series on water resources stewardship in the Cowpasture River Watershed, sponsored by the Cowpasture River Preservation Association and published by The Recorder. More...

Photo

Sunset lit up the sky over Back Creek Mountain Sunday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Valley working on school improvement

HOT SPRINGS — The goal is full accreditation for Valley Elementary School, and both Bath school administrative staff and VES staff say that goal is attainable. More...

Cline encouraged by progress

RICHMOND — Since first elected in 2002, I have been committed to reforming the way state government works. More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisors heard from social services director Sarah Rexrode that 22 percent of children in Highland County live under the poverty level. More...

Cuba not ready for influx of American tourists

HOT SPRINGS – Dreaming about a trip to the tropical isle of Cuba? Since a travel embargo was lifted last year, hundreds of thousands are saying, Why wait until manana? Ahora! Vamanos! More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 2/4/2016 5:13 PM

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DURBIN, W.Va. — Pastor Dr. David Edward Angel, 68, of Durbin, passed away Feb. 2, 2016, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, W.Va.He was born in Montgomery, W.Va., on April 23, 1947. More...

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SHEBA REXRODE  Free Access 

DOE HILL — Sheba S. Rexrode, 95, of Doe Hill, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Bath Community Hospital.  She was born Oct. More...

EUNICE WOODZELL

EDINBURG — Eunice Cauley Woodzell, 81, of Edinburg, and formerly of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

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Monthly Happenings

Editor’s note: Items in the calendar that run continuously appear once a month, the first week of each month. Items for a specific date will run two weeks prior to events. Items may be sent to recorderoffice@htcnet.org. More...

Home & Property

Planners iron out zoning revisions

MONTEREY — A new zoning ordinance for Highland County is closer to completion after years of needing revision. County attorney Melissa Dowd distributed materials for the zoning and subdivision ordinance Jan. More...

In brief ...

Highland Planners

• Last Thursday, outgoing Highland planning commission chair Sue Cornelius mentioned she noticed the lights were on and people were working in Kiddos on her way to the meeting. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsBath County Courthouse,Room 115Tuesday, Feb. 9Closed session 6 p.m., regularmeeting 7 p.m. More...

Letters

Gun violence: Fear is quite an affliction

Editor, The Recorder, With great interest and consternation, I digested as best I could the Jan. 28 letter from Mr. Jay Trinca, “Stop targeting law-abiding citizens with guns.” More...

Diversity could be key to Bath County’s future

Editor, The Recorder, I waited to read the full report issued by RKG Associates before commenting on their findings. More...