March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

$10.2 million budget defended by school board

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors heard the reasoning behind the $10.2 million budget adopted by the school board March 19 at a meeting of the two boards held Wednesday, March 21. More...

Ag Center to trade as Alleghany Meats

FORKS OF THE WATER — A new name, Alleghany Meats, will usher in the opening day of business for the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center next Thursday, April 5. More...

Bath County will offer drug discount card

WARM SPRINGS – Bath supervisors just made prescription drugs a little more affordable for county residents. More...

Electric bills in holding pattern

MONTEREY — As prices as the gas pump escalate, litigation and a presidential election year’s political influence on regulatory trends may hold electric bills steady. Power costs actually are dropping slightly in the near term. More...

Spring luncheon to feature American chestnut

MONTEREY — The Monterey Garden Club will hold its annual spring luncheon Saturday, April 21 at the Highland Inn. More...

PCCC elects board members, officers

FROST, W.Va. — Following recent board elections, Robin Sullenberger of Mill Gap, Va., and Rachel Tompkins of Minnehaha Springs, joined the Pocahontas Communications Cooperative Corp. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, April 3Closed meeting 5:30 p.m.Regular meeting 7 p.m. More...

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Cubby Bear from WVPT Harrisonburg visited Highland Elementary School to help promote the PBS KIDS GO! More...

Sports

March Madness comes to HES

MONTEREY— The Highland County Recreation Commission held its first ever basketball tournament last weekend for their fourth and fifth grade co-ed teams. Marlinton and Green Bank also fielded two teams each. More...

Overtime goal gives Bath win

HOT SPRINGS — The game was closer than it should have been. More...

Chargers blow past Blues

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ soccer team won its season opener Monday night, defeating Parry McCluer 5-0. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Highlanders who took part in the Maple Festival were welcomed with a reception March 23 in the Highland Center to get together and celebrate the crowds that two weekends of good weather brought to ou More...

Protect your neighbors

Nobody likes being told what to do with their own property. Especially in this area, where our property rights are so very highly valued. More...

Recycling business gets nod from county

MONTEREY — Last Wednesday, the Highland County Board of Supervisors gave a West Virginia man the green light to proceed with preparations for operating a waste disposal and recycling business on part of the former Hooke Brothers Lumber Mill on More...

Rezoning set after 3-2 vote

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the Highland County Planning Commission recommended rezoning land for a Montereyarea landscape and construction business after nearby residents expressed support and concerns. More...

Highland woman killed in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — A Friday afternoon crash on U.S. 220 claimed the life of a Highland County woman. Sgt. R.J. More...

Planners recommend permit approval

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission recommended approving a conditional use permit for Bath County Lawn Service Monday, to operate at 5155 Sam Snead Highway (U.S. 220) in Healing Springs. More...

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Tiny Miss Bath County Pageant contestants are, front row (l-r): Emily Robertson, Lillian Bryant, Renee Tuning, Amber Puffenbarger, Zoey Jenkins and Alexia Wood. More...

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The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is hosting for the first time a free Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Community chorus planned for Highland

MONTEREY — Plans for a Highland Community Chorus are in the works. It is hoped the group will perform for various events throughout the year, including the Crusade for Christ and Christmas. More...

Obituaries

Katharine Stewart Windsor

BLUE GRASS — Katharine Stewart Windsor, 69, of 95 Ginseng Mountain Lane, Blue Grass, died Friday, March 23, 2012 on U.S. 220, Rocky Ridge, in Warm Springs. More...

Robert ‘Bob’ John Key

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Robert “Bob” John Key, 65, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at his residence. He was born at Planeville, N.J., on Aug. 19, 1946, the son of the late Charles Everett and Helen Hay Key. More...

June Kitty O’Roark

MONTEREY — June Kitty O’Roark, 74, of Monterey, died on March 15, 2012 at her home. She was born on June 5, 1937 at Balham, England, a daughter of the late Ernest E. and Kitty L. Veazey of Orpington Kent, England. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 18 — Deputy Cody Smith unlocked a vehicle on Coles Mountain Road. • March 18 — Smith responded to report of shoplifting at Fastbreak. More...

Early Files

Cutting it close — with customized blades

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 24, 1992 edition of The Recorder. Paula Phelps was publisher; Jack Phelps was Highland News editor. More...

50 years ago

March 29, 1962

• The Highland County Volunteer Fire Department used its new fire truck for the first time about 9 a.m. last Friday, when a call was received from the George R. Secker home near Blue Grass. More...

25 years ago

April 2, 1987

• A delegation of Highland County officials discussed their longstanding request for improvements on U.S. 250 in a special meeting Monday with representatives of the state Department of Transportation’s Staunton District office. More...


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