December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Communication big concern for emergencies

HOT SPRINGS — A needs assessment for emergency communications in Bath County is progressing, but one fire and rescue volunteer says that progress is not fast enough. More...

Forum provides resources for landowners

MONTEREY — Know your rights and do your homework. That was the takeaway from last Wednesday’s landowner forum with pipeline experts. More...

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Much hope and optimism has surfaced in Monterey as The Highland Center’s renovation project nears its starting point and plans get under way to help boost the county’s local economy. More...

Highland LEPC reviews Ebola precautions

MONTEREY – Carolyn Palmer, district nurse epidemiologist and immunization specialist with the Virginia Health Department, presented an update on planning for Ebola cases last Thursday to the Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee. More...

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Members of the Highland High School band wrapped up the Highland County Public Schools’ Christmas program last Wednesday. 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...

Chorus delights Wintertide visitors with concerts

MONTEREY — The harmonious voices of some of this area’s best singers came together over Wintertide weekend for three astonishing performances Dec. 5-7. More...

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Burnsville United Methodist Church hosted a children’s Christmas craft party on Tuesday, Dec. 16. There were 17 children in attendance. More...

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Highland Elementary School second-graders sang songs and played instruments at the school-wide Christmas program last Thursday held in the Highland High School gym. More...

Special Sections

Schools

MES seventh-graders hold debates

MILLBORO — Given the chance, seventh graders will likely debate about most anything. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, Jan. 6Closed meeting: 5:30 p.m. — Regularmeeting 7 p.m.Valley Elementary School Music More...

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is ...

Students from Kim Manion’s fourthgrade class at Millboro Elementary School More...

Sports

Highland falls to Tygarts Valley

MONTEREY— The Highland boys’ basketball team trailed 44-17 at halftime Monday night and could never recover, losing 89-27 to Tygarts Valley. Highland dropped to 0-4. Ethan Botkin led the Rams with 15 points. More...

Chargers fall short to GC

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County hosted Grace Christian last Thursday night for its second home game of the season. The Chargers put forth a solid effort, but came up short 53-42. More...

Rams defeat Grace Christian

STAUNTON — Clutch free throw shooting in the fourth quarter helped propel the Highland girls’ basketball team to its first win of the season last Friday, 60-57 over Grace Christian. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Dec. 7 — Deputy Michael Colaw conducted two traffic stops on Mountain Valley Road. • Dec. 7 — Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. • Dec. More...

Letters

Volunteers appreciated for senior services

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to thank all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations of Highland County who shared their time and contributions to support Highland County Senior Services (VPAS) during 2014. More...

Don’t let Dominion take our neighbor’s land

Editor, The Recorder, Do you think you own your home because you bought the land, built the house, and paid taxes on them both? More...

Potential Highland residents rethink plans

Editor, The Recorder, Nancy Sorrels makes some very salient points in her response to the possible tax revenue from the pipeline proposal. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Emergency services on right track

Often, the pace of progress is maddeningly slow. That’s the case now with Bath County’s efforts to upgrade its emergency communications system. More...

Pictorial

The Christmas season is upon us, and we have to say, our Bath and Highland communities really know how lift spirits amid the cold chills of winter. More...

Highland County: A community of light

The Singing Farmwife

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 More...

Breaking News - 3:52 PM

CEO resigns from Bath hospital

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath Community Hospital Board of Directors conducted a meeting today (Friday, Dec. 19) where the board unanimously accepted the resignation of Jason Paret in his position as Chief Executive Officer. More...

Pipeline could skirt historic Hevener farm

RICHMOND — Dominion is looking at different routes for its proposed gas pipeline, including avoiding more of the historic Dividing Waters Farm in Highland County. More...

Bath cookbook hits the shelves

WARM SPRINGS – It’s here! “The Mixing Bowl,” a community cookbook and so much more, is available for sale just in time for the holidays. More...

USFS seeks comments on survey for pipeline

ROANOKE — The Forest Service is seeking comments on whether to allow surveys on a 12.6-mile segment of the George Washington National Forest for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland and Augusta counties. More...

Community mourns loss of beloved Blue Grass horse

Remembering Raven

BLUE GRASS — Losing a pet is tough. They can be our best friends and favorite family members. It’s rare, though, that one’s best friend also becomes a local celebrity. Such was the case for a horse named Raven. More...

Stephenson to head Highland chamber

MONTEREY — The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has named a new executive director. Dorothy Stephenson, 30, of Monterey, accepted the full-time position effective Jan. 2 to succeed Tiffany White. More...

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Missy Shifflett, left, branch manager of First and Citizens Bank in Mitchelltown, recently presented a donation to the Bath County Christmas Mother program. More...

Strings players wow the crowd

MONTEREY — The Allegheny Mountain Strings Project once again brought attendees to their feet in a packed auditorium at The Highland Center Dec. 13. More...

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Bath Community Hospital recently made a donation to the Bath County Christmas Mother program. Kari Lightner, left, presented the donation to Christmas Mother Linda Criser. More...

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This beautiful sunset was captured by Denise King of Monterey around 5 p.m. on Dec. 11 in Vanderpool, at the home of her father Tinker King. More...

Obituaries

CATHERINE V. NACKENOFF

MEDIA, Pa. — Catherine V. Nackenoff, born Catherine Virginia White, died on Dec. 12, 2014 at 106 years of age. More...

JOSEPH BEARD GRAHAM SR.

BEDFORD — Joseph Beard Graham Sr., 93, formerly of Goshen, died on Dec. 11, 2014, in Bedford. He was the son of Andrew Dewitt and Rebecca Vaughan Graham. More...

KENNETH S. REDMAN

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Kenneth S. Redman, 69 of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Petersburg on Jan. 31, 1945, the son of the late Percy McGuire and Lillian Rosetta Edith Beckwith Redman. More...

Home & Property

Virginia Shepherds’ Symposium to be hosted by Scott Greiner

VERONA — The annual Virginia Shepherd’s Symposium will be held Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. More...

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Isaac Varner turned 14 Dec. 6 and got a gravity defying cake for his birthday. More...

Millboro Ruritans install new officers

MILLBORO — The Millboro Ruritan Club met Monday, Dec. 8 to install the 2015 officers and the recognize community leaders. More...

Early Files

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Ian Robertson, first grader, has found physical education class to be one of his favorite parts of the school day. He is shown here in this Dec. More...

BCHS awaits new facility

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 28, 1992 edition of The Recorder. Paula Phelps was publisher and Jack Phelps was editor. More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 17, 1964

• State Trooper Joe Clark, who has been stationed in Highland since October of 1963, has been transferred to Fredericksburg and will report there on Monday, Dec. 21. Sergeant W.E. More...


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