December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

DEQ continues to monitor school oil spill

MONTEREY — Monitoring the water quality in a creek polluted by an oil spill at Highland County schools this summer will continue for the foreseeable future.  More...

Christmas Mother Shop opens

Donations appreciated

HOT SPRINGS — Lynn Pistell, Christmas Mother 2016, has announced the Bath County Christmas Mother Shop opened Nov. 28 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for the 24th year of the program.  More...

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More than 150 people filled the tables at the Hot Springs firehouse Thursday for the annual Community Thanksgiving Feast. More...

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Kathy McCollum was chosen to light The Homestead Christmas tree last Wednesday. More...

Concert planned for Dec. 8

COVINGTON — Music on the Corner at First Presbyterian Church will present a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County School Board Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Valley Elementary School Closed meeting 5:30 p.m.; regular meeting 7 p.m.   More...

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Sen. Creigh Deeds graciously visited Valley Elementary on Wednesday, Nov. 30. More...

Sports

Rams varsity teams fall in home opener

MONTEREY — The Highland varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball teams looked for home court advantage Tuesday evening playing against the visiting Stuart Hall Dragons. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Recreation Commission

• At the Highland County Recreation Commission meeting Monday, treasurer George Deem reported the commission recently received a $5,000 anonymous donation.  More...

Highland swept by United Christian

STANARDSVILLE — The Rams boys and girls varsity basketball teams traveled to United Christian on Monday evening and both fell to the Crusaders. During the girls’ game, senior Allison Stump was one steal shy of a triple double.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Nov. 20 — Deputy Bryan responded to a residence on Sam Snead Highway in Warm Springs for a report of property damage.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

Dixon Lumber closes after 40 years

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 22, 1996 Recorder and written by Margo Oxendine. Chris Pugh was publisher and P. Lea Campbell Jr. was president. More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 1, 1966

• Highland’s first snowfall of the season began shortly before noon Monday, following rain, which began Sunday evening and continuing through much of the night. More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 29, 1991

• Concluding five months of work by turkey producers and the Highland County Planning Commission, the board of supervisors and the Monterey Town Council adopted an ordinance to govern the growing poultry industry at a joint meeting Thursday even More...

Opinions & Commentary

Let’s get this right

We cannot figure this out.  More...

Pictorial

The Highland County Chamber of Commerce photo contest sure brought out the best in local talent once again this year. More...

Willie Nelson was right about cowboys

Meadowdale Musing

The boys in my neighborhood liked to play/pretend we were cowboys. We wore cap pistol six-shooters, 10-gallon hats, and high heeled boots.   My favorite cowboy was ole Hopalong Cassidy — he wore a dark outfit and never got dirty. More...

Petitions filed to remove three Bath supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County citizens filed petitions with the Bath County Circuit Court on Tuesday, seeking to remove three county supervisors from office.  The petitions seek the removal of supervisors Claire Collins, Cedar Creek Magisteri More...

More pipeline questions posed

MONTEREY — With a draft Environmental Impact Statement release expected in a matter of days, the federal agency responsible for regulating the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is asking more tough questions about the project. 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...

Ag secretary opens farm bureau convention

HOT SPRINGS — Hundreds of farmers and agriculture-related business people arrived at The Homestead on Tuesday to kick off the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention.  More...

Hemorrhagic disease in deer: What you should know

HUNTING CORNER

RICHMOND — Hemorrhagic Disease is the most important infectious disease of white-tailed deer in the Southeast United States and in Virginia, and outbreaks occur almost every year, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisherie More...

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Bruce Folks stands by his new machine for making maple syrup during an open house at Bruce’s Syrup and Candies’ new sugar camp in Blue Grass on Sunday. More...

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The Clifton Forge Public Library is featuring a display of J.K. Rowling’s “The Tales of Beedle the Bard,” which the Friends of the Library are raffling off. More...

Obituaries

ELDON ECKARD

SUGAR GROVE, W.Va. — Eldon Eckard, 89, of Sugar Grove, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, surrounded by loving family at the home of his great-granddaughter. Born Nov. More...

NEAFOR RANDOZZO VESS

COVINGTON — Neafor Randozzo Vess, 53, of S. Craig Avenue, Covington, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke.  She was born Feb. 10, 1963 in Bath County, to the late John Randozzo Sr. More...

GRACE HINER EAGLE

STAUNTON — Grace Hiner Eagle, 88, widow of Henry Merle Eagle, of Staunton, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Brookdale.  She was born Nov. 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

USFS announces new management at lake

LAKE MOOMAW – The USDA Forest Service has selected Royal Elk Park Management as the concessionaire to operate and maintain forest service campgrounds and day use areas on and near Lake Moomaw in Alleghany and Bath counties.  More...

Chamber selects photography winners

Overall winners:   Monterey Mountain – GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Photographer: Crystal Waybright  Highland County Fairgrounds – RUNNER UP WINNER – Photographer: Crystal Waybright  Category winners:  Bolar - Cat More...

45 donors attend blood drive

HOT SPRINGS — A blood drive was held at the Hot Springs Fire and Rescue building on Nov. More...

Letters

Community meal greatly enjoyed, appreciated

Editor, The Recorder,  My sincere thanks go out to the organizers and planners for the lovely celebration at the fire and rescue building on Thanksgiving Day.  More...

Time to replace threats with active protesting

Editor, The Recorder,  There are not many people in Bath County who would be more enthusiastic about the resignations of supervisors Claire Collins and Richard Byrd than I would be, but I was appalled by the full page “Wanted” ads pl More...


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