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 Highland County Public Schools’ bus driver Franny Neil outfitted her young riders with squirt guns on the last day of school, and then drove the loop of the parking lot two extra times so the kids could blast the school...

Public works facility struck by lightning

A van was rolled by the explosion, which spread debris to a nearby parking lot. (Recorder photo by Gavin Dressler)COVINGTON — Unexpected storms severely damaged Covington’s Public Works facility early last Friday morning. Shortly after midnight, a lightning strike is...

Moomaw access in awful shape

The group cut grass in an overgrown pavilion picnic area. (Photo courtesy Kim Alexander)HOT SPRINGS – When Kim Alexander helped form a local volunteer group to fix up Lake Moomaw, the last thing she expected was to be told she...

Plea deal reached on felony embezzlement charges

WARM SPRINGS – The former Millboro fire chief pleaded guilty to five felony embezzlement charges in Bath County Circuit Court last Thursday. Ernest Wayne Deel Jr., 44, was charged with 11 felony embezzlement counts; in a plea deal reached before...

School consolidation decades in the making: A history

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ALLEGHENY HIGHLANDS — A long, winding journey that began in the 1960s will soon culminate in a historic unification. The road that led to the imminent consolidation of the Alleghany County and Covington school systems on Friday, July 1, though,...

Alleghany school board holds its final meeting

Highland County Public Schools celebrate final day of school year

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Highland County softball rec league gets under way

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Eggleston leads area All-Region athletes

Six area student-athletes presented Snead Awards

26 Mounties on All-Three Rivers District honor teams

Byer fires another 300 game

Linda Carol Nipper


 MONTEREY — Linda Carol Nipper, 71, of Monterey, went to...

Marvin Lyn Dunaway


  COVINGTON — Marvin Lyn Dunaway, 72, of Covington, went...

Albert Joseph Schnarwyler Jr.


 DALEVILLE — Albert Joseph Schnarwyler Jr., 93, of Daleville, and...