February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Salmons sentenced in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – James Lelin Salmons, who was convicted in Bath Circuit Court in November on two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a minor, was sentenced Friday, Feb 13. More...

Highland Tourism Council launches ‘Maple Magic’ video

MONTEREY — March means one thing in Highland County – the Maple Festival. More...

County hears budget requests for Highland

MONTEREY — Tuesday, Highland supervisors heard from office heads in the first round of spending requests for the fiscal 2016 budget, the next local election year. More...

Hospital raises $2,400 for area charities

LOW MOOR – Last month, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany presented four local charities each with a check for more than $600, the proceeds from its annual Christmas bake sale and basket raffle. More...

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A partial “Parhelion Rainbow” was seen over Highland during the subfreezing temperatures last Friday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Schools

School budget proposal down slightly

MONTEREY — A proposed Highland school budget would allow for teacher pay raises and return of culinary arts and handwriting instruction along with the placement of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program and other new offerin More...

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, March 3 — Millboro Elementary SchoolClosed meeting 5:30 p.m. — Regular meeting 7 p.m. More...

Achievement

Mary Umstead ELKINS, W.Va. — Mary Umstead of Clifton Forge, Va. was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Davis and Elkins College. To earn the honor, full-time students must achieve a 3.6 or higher grade point average. More...

Sports

Highland girls fall in Conference 44 tourney

CUMBERLAND — Cumberland blew the game open in the second quarter Monday night and defeated Highland 60-37 in the first round of the Conference 44 girls’ basketball tournament. More...

Bath Chargers lose out in Conference 45 first round

COVINGTON — The Bath County boys’ basketball season came to a close Tuesday night in the opening round of the Conference 45 tournament. More...

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This week was the scheduled week for high school spring sports practices to begin, but it didn’t look Sunday like the Bath County High School girls’ tennis team will be using these courts More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Feb. 15 — Deputy James Bryan IV checked on an overdue motorist on Sam Snead Highway. • Feb. 15 — Bryan IV assisted the Virginia State Police with a motor vehicle accident on Mountain Valley Road. More...

Letters

Remembering fallen Bath football player

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to call to memory the death of Edward Elsworth “Buster” Campbell who died on Nov. 20, 1938 at the young age of 15 years and eight months. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

A group of energetic Bacova kids hauled their shovels to the village playground this week, and created an igloo. More...

Another winter, another storm

We have many times on these pages expressed appreciation for all those who clear roads in our communities. During this last storm, that work was truly amazing. More...

General Assembly wrapping up session

Legislative Update

RICHMOND — With a week to go until the scheduled Feb. 28 adjournment, the Virginia General Assembly is moving steadily along. From what I hear, few areas of controversy remain in the budget deliberations. More...

Bath receives tourism grants

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Office of Tourism and the annual Plein Air Festival have been awarded grants from the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The tourism office received $25,000 while the festival was awarded $4,043. More...

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The 2015 Maple Queen contestants are (l-r) front row: Patricia Lindsay, Sabrina Conner, Brooke Harper, Michell Burns; back row: Kathryn Ancarrow, Allison Stump, Whitney Hunt and Suzanna Landrum. More...

Planners hear capital improvement presentations

WARM SPRINGS — Emergency services and school system representatives presented their 2015-16 capital improvement requests to the Bath County Planning Commission Monday. More...

Kindergarten registration scheduled for Bath schools

WARM SPRINGS —Bath County Public Schools will hold group counseling and registration sessions for students who will enter kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year. More...

Clifton Forge Library requesting donations

CLIFTON FORGE — The Friends of the Clifton Forge Public Library are requesting donations to support their upcoming spring book sale. More...

Jewelry museum opens in Harrisonburg

HARRISONBURG — The Museum of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing opened its doors Feb. 19 in downtown Harrisonburg. More...

Correction

In an article in last week’s edition welcoming new Recorder employee Don Ferrell, we incorrectly listed him as member of the Highland County Electoral Board. Ferrell is, in fact, a former member of the board. More...

Obituaries

ANNA GRACE BEVERAGE HAROLD

FISHERSVILLE – Anna Grace Beverage Harold, 89, widow of Robert Lee Harold Jr., died at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 in Augusta Health. She was born Feb. More...

WILMA JEAN CAMPBELL JAHARIAS

FARMERSVILLE, TEXAS — Wilma Jean Campbell Jaharias, 46, of Farmers- ville, Texas died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at her residence. She was born Aug. 28, 1968 in Sykesville, Md., the daughter of Charles Nelson Campbell and Ruby N. Collins Campbell. More...

ELLEN LOUISE BRUECK

DOVER, Ohio — Ellen Louise Brueck, 81, of Dover, died Tuesday. Feb. 17, 2015 at Community Hospice of New Philadelphia. She was born Sept. 18, 1933 in Orrville, daughter of the late Herbert Lautenschlager and Stella Huntsberger Lautenschlager. More...

Home & Property

Memories of Cuba, 1978: Yacht Race

Third in a three-part series HAVANA – To recap, I went to Cuba first, for the ill-fated waterskiing adventure. Then, my beau Tom took off for Haiti, and ended up being held captive by the Cubans for three months. More...

Recreation commission plans new after-school program

MONTEREY — The Highland County Recreation Commission, in conjunction with Highland Elementary School and Valley Program for Aging Services, is introducing a new after-school program for grades third, fourth and fifth, beginning March 2. More...

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Corey Terry, left, and Matthew Ratcliffe, members of the Bolar 4-H Club, display the awards they recently received at the Virginia Junior Suffolk Sheep Association show at the Rockingham County Fair. More...

Highland tagged as ‘Poverty Stricken Area’

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 1, 1965 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 25, 1965

• The Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries and the U.S. Forest Service plan to stock a total of 22,100 trout in Highland County Streams during preseason and in-season stocking. Game Warden James L. More...


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