January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

School board seeks to complete pay increases

WARM SPRINGS — If the Bath County School Board has its way, some employees will be in for a sizeable pay raise for 2015-16. More...

Correction

The Jan. 8 article, “Dominion Sues 4 Highland Co. landowners over survey access,” should have stated Sheriff Tim Duff told Highland supervisors it was not necessary for Dominion to pay expenses incurred by the office for the Jan. More...

EDA continuing work on economic plan for Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Work on a master plan for economic development in Bath County continues. More...

FAA: Treetop jets not a pipeline concern

MONTEREY — Military jets thundered over Highland County hours before the Dominion open house last week. The roaring black jets served as a reminder of questions about low-altitude training missions over a proposed highpressure gas line. More...

Legislation addresses eminent domain

RICHMOND – Soon after opening session, bills were introduced to the General Assembly concerning utilities, eminent domain and natural gas. More...

Monongahela begins pipeline scoping

ELKINS, W.Va. — Monongahela National Forest has opened a public comment period through Feb. 13 to consider survey work for Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Nominate teens for forestry camp

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Nominations are open for the 69th annual Holiday Lake Forestry Camp, to be held June 15-20 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Third-grade students at Millboro Elementary recently received dictionaries from the Woodrow Wilson District dictionary project in conjunction with the Verizon Pioneers and the Millboro Ruritan Club. More...

Sports

Cougars pull away from Bath

HOT SPRINGS — A first quarter run put Covington ahead to stay last Thursday in a 79-49 boys’ basketball win over Bath County. More...

2nd half surge gives Craig win

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County trailed Craig by only three at halftime last Friday night, but the Rockets used a decisive third quarter to take control and defeat the Chargers 64-49 in a Pioneer District girls’ basketball game. More...

Covington takes district win

COVINGTON — Covington hit 10 three-pointers Tuesday night on the way to an 84-28 Pioneer District boys’ basketball win over Highland. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 12 — Deputy Cody Smith assisted with a motor vehicle accident on Sam Snead Highway. • Jan. More...

Early Files

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This photo is beloved to be of the Linotype machine at the old Bath County Enterprise. Hanging on the wall is a September 1948 calendar. The man on the left is Johnny Gazzola Jr. More...

Forest Head reconsiders Laurel Fork

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 16 1996 edition of The Recorder. Chris Pugh was publisher, Anne Witschey was director of operations and P. Lea Campbell Jr., president. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 21, 1965

• Pvt. Henry B. Harper, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy K. Harper of Monterey has completed eight weeks of Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina on Dec. 16. He spent the holidays at home and reported back to Fort Jackson on Jan. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Keep up the push

A 42-member group has been steadily examining issues related to mental health care, and there is progress. Last year, Sen. More...

Pictorial

We were sad to hear about the loss of firefighter Charlie Moyers’ home in Doe Hill this week. More...

New email program brings unwelcome learning curve

A Party of One

Imagine if you awoke one morning to discover that everything in your house had been moved around while you slept. You found the stove in the bedroom, the sofa in the kitchen. The toilet sat in the middle of the living room. More...

Issues vary at pipeline open house

MONTEREY — Worries over groundwater, security, scenic views, business practices and more were voiced during the Dominion Open House Jan. 15 in The Highland Center. More...

Fry will not seek re-election

WARM SPRINGS — Beginning in 2016, Valley Springs District will have a new representative on the Bath County Board of Supervisors. More...

Fire claims Doe Hill home

DOE HILL — Volunteer firefighters from Highland and West Virginia battled a blaze in the early hours of Jan. 15 that destroyed the home of fellow volunteer firefighter Charlie Moyers. More...

Radio needs proving costly

HOT SPRINGS — Improvements to emergency services communications in Bath County could well be decided by how much they cost, Bath’s Local Emergency Planning Committee learned Tuesday. More...

Business comes to Highland

BLUE GRASS — This is the dream of Ladislav Goc and his wife, Ivana. They met with enthusiastic members of the Blue Grass Ruritan Club on Jan. More...

EDA to ask about natural gas

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland Economic Development Authority agreed to contact Dominion and ask about prospects of providing natural gas locally from the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Maple Queen Pageant application deadline is Jan. 23

MONTEREY — Application forms are now available for any Highland County young lady interested in competing for the historic title of Highland County Maple Queen. More...

Obituaries

LILLIE ISABEL LAWHORN

STAUNTON — Lillie Isabel Lawhorn, 84, died Jan. 14, 2015, at King Daughters Community Health and Rehab in Staunton. She was born Aug. 5, 1930, at Meadowdale in Highland County, a daughter of the late Roy B. and Mabel Wimer Slaven. More...

SHIRLEY ARLENE HARTMAN

HIGHTOWN — Shirley Arlene Hartman, 75, of Hightown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1939 in Highland County, a daughter of the late Dewey Esau and Ethel Mullenax Rexrode. More...

EMMA JANE ARMSTRONG PUGH

RICHMOND — Emma Jane Armstrong Pugh departed her earthly life to join her husband for eternal peace in heaven, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. She was born to Charles and Ethel Armstrong in McClung, July 3, 1924. More...

Home & Property

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Chris Earhart (center left) president of Dixie Gas & Oil, is shown presenting a donation of $3,000 to Jennifer Unroe (center right), chief executive officer of the Alleghany Highlands YMCA, in su More...

MES holds 25th anniversary celebration

MILLBORO — Smiles, hugs, and laughter were abundant. Conversations began with “Oh you look so good! More...

In brief ...

Highland EDA

• Highland’s Economic Development Authority chair Nancy Witschey reported Monday that the Bath- Highland Broadband Planning Committee will have a public meeting in March to present its study results. More...

Letters

Citizens should have come to meetings about BCH

Editor, The Recorder, For those who wrote the letters in last week’s Recorder (about Bath Community Hospital issues): you had a chance to express your opinions at the meeting we had at Bath County High School where about 400 or more citizens me More...

Bath County welcomes friendly newcomers

Editor, The Recorder, I just don’t get it. Letters from Jaime McArdle and Eddy Hicklin (in last week’s Recorder) left me a little bumfuzzled. More...


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