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Breaking News - 12/19/2013 2:08 PM

Thank you from the Deeds family  Free Access 

From the family of Gus Deeds:  More...

2013: What a year it was

Editor’s note: This year seems to have flown by, as most years do, but in our area, many positive changes took place in 2013. More...

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An icy glaze reflected the moonlight on this field in Monterey Sunday night. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Highland fire and rescue volunteers responded along with law enforcement Friday to a tractor-trailer carrying 45,000 pounds of logs that overturned and blocked both lanes on U.S. More...

Christmas strolls through Millboro

Bath County Relay for Life won first place for Best Appearing Christmas Float at Sunday’s Millboro Christmas Parade. More...

HRD lists 2013 enterprises

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development during 2013 began several initiatives to promote stewardship of Highland County’s natural resources, quality of life and landscape.  More...

4 legged friends rescue group focus

This holiday, humane society marks 1st full year of service in Highlands

MONTEREY — The crucial need for an active animal rescue organization drove the formation of the Highland County Humane Society a year-and-a-half ago.  More...

Smith retires from EDA, 2 nominated

MONTEREY — David Smith received a proclamation this week honoring his 22 years of service to Highland’s economic development.  More...

Strings, orchestra never disappoint

MONTEREY — It was a close call.  Snow was pouring, on top of already icing slush. More...

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Harmony Leonard, left, and Kathy Solomon of Valley Program for Aging Services are working together to help ensure a smooth transition as Solomon’s year-end retirement approaches. More...

Little Switzerland Cloggers leaders recognize dancers

MONTEREY — The Little Switzerland Cloggers held their annual awards banquet to recognize the accomplishments of their dancers and team this past year.  More...

Be foolish this Christmas!

Dear People of God,  In the midst of the Broadway musical “Mame,” a song recommending Christmas and all it represents comes joyously and exuberantly forth, and for those in attendance it fits perfectly whatever the time of year.  More...

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The Edward Mullenax family held their Christmas Party Sat. Dec. 14, at the Gainesville United Methodist Church in Gainesville. Host for the party was Avis Mullenax Veli. More...

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Ice formations clung to a rocky mountainside in Highland last week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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The Homestead always decks the halls with boughs of holly, and other festive folderol of the season, including this great fir tree, which graces the far end of the Great Hall. More...

Data suggests increase in ‘stomach bug’

RICHMOND — Statewide surveillance data monitored by the Virginia Department of Health indicate that norovirus is arriving in Virginia just in time for the holidays.  More...

2014 Relay for Life set

HOT SPRINGS – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bath County gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.  Register a team today by visiting More...

Special Sections

Schools

Math teacher to exit HHS

MONTEREY — Missy Douglas, math teacher at Highland High School, has resigned for health reasons.  The position has been posted, said principal April Goff.  A definitive plan to address the needs of high school students following Dougl More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, Jan. 7 Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. — Regular meeting 7 p.m. Bath County High School   More...

Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is ...

Millboro Elementary School Preschool   MILLBORO — Leslie Brunner’s preschool class at Millboro Elementary School held Family Fun Night on Dec. 3. More...

Home & Property

A signature piece translated by a signature man

MONTEREY — Can there be a more exclusive, niche gift to buy? More...

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A VDOT snow plow headed north of U.S. 220 Saturday afternoon as the snow gradually changed over to ice pellets. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Horses ate as snow and ice fell on the Vanderpool area Saturday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Letters

Poverty vs. affluence: Don’t allow disparity

Editor, The Recorder,  Last week a 16-year-old boy named Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years’ probation for killing four people while driving drunk. More...

Bell clarifies information about state changes

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

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Breaking News - 1/8/2014 2:28 PM

Deeds set to introduce mental health bills  Free Access 

Explains how system failed his son, Gus

HOT SPRINGS — The loss is crushing.A 24-year-old with everything to gain thanks to his multiple talents, Gus Deeds was cherished by his friends and family; he touched everyone around him. More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2014 1:02 PM

Board postpones meeting  Free Access 

MONTEREY - Highland supervisors delayed their monthly meeting because of frigid temperatures. More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2014 12:56 PM

SVEC requests members conserve  Free Access 

SHENANDOAH VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE REQUESTS THAT MEMBERS CURB ELECTRICAL ENERGY USAGE  More...

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus was on hand Sunday at the Millboro Christmas Parade riding on the front of a Millboro Volunteer Fire Association truck. More...

Rescue workers need help

MONTEREY — Tuesday, Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad leaders updated supervisors on the status of rescue service and asked for the county’s help to improve it.  More...

Deeds preparing legislation

WARM SPRINGS — Sen. Creigh Deeds, following the death of his son, Gus, Nov. 19, is preparing legislation for the General Assembly session next month.  This week, he said working most days and “trying to get back in gear.”  More...

Progress continues on broadband project

MILLBORO — The joint broadband project for Bath and Highland is moving along nicely, a representative of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development said last Thursday.  More...

Millboro Christmas Parade winners

MILLBORO — The following entries were winners in Sunday’s Millboro Christmas Parade:  • Best Show of Christmas Spirit — Millboro Christian Church, first place and Iron Gate Fire Department, second place.  • Best More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Highland supervisors approved a new tourism council that would govern the expense of marketing from a soon-to-be-implemented tourism tax. The new council consists More...

New AMR manager attracted by organization

HOT SPRINGS — New Allegheny Mountain Radio general manager Jon Howard says his main goal is to make sure AMR continues serving the community for many years to come.  More...

Hot Springs Christmas Parade this Saturday

HOT SPRINGS – The annual Christmas Parade will went its merry way down Park Lane and onto Main Street in Hot Springs Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m.  More...

Piano students kick off the Christmas season

Brave crowd delighted

MONTEREY — When it comes to ringing in the holidays, nothing puts one in the mood quite as easily as the annual Christmas Piano Recital in Highland.  Sunday’s performances by the piano students of Gerald Waggoner left those attending More...

Emergency radio assessment continuing

HOT SPRINGS — Work is progressing on an emergency services radio needs assessment for Bath County, the Local Emergency Planning Committee learned Tuesday.  More...

‘Incarnation’ was always about love

One of the many disciplines I enjoy are word studies. Whether we think about it or not, most of the words we speak come from another language and have a very long history. More...

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The Millboro Elementary School SCA held a food box drive for the Bath County Christmas Mother program. More...

Tis’ the season …

It’s that season of the year — a time 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 y More...

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Some of those who helped prepare food for distribution as part of the Bath County Christmas Mother program were (l-r): Jane Lyle, Ernie Lyle, Nancy Miller, Randy Knapp, Anita Wolfe, Hans Huebner, Ros More...

Santa Express stops in Millboro

MILLBORO — Right on time, the plaintive call of the whistle blew and Santa rolled into Millboro on the Buckingham Branch Railroad Santa Express Saturday morning.  More...

Allegheny Mountain School deadline extended

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain School is seeking inspiring individuals to participate in its 18-month fully-funded food and community development fellowship program in 2014-15 and is extending the application deadline to Jan. 15, 2014. More...

Obituaries

GLENN BRISEN ‘BUNNY’ KINCAID

MIDDLEBROOK — Glenn Brisen “Bunny” Kincaid, 91, of Middlebrook and formerly of Williamsville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at his home. More...

HAROLD B. ALLLNUT

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Harold B. Allnutt, 76, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Dec. More...

Sports

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The members of the 2013-14 BCHS varsity boys basketball team are, front row (l-r): Max Watkins, Derek Oliver, Dakota Matheny, Judson Carmichael and Brayden Gillespie. More...

Late Petersburg surge costs Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Petersburg (W.Va.) pulled away in the second half last Wednesday and defeated Bath County 59-40 in girls’ basketball action.  More...

Strong 2nd half propels Rams

MONTEREY — After leading by 10 at halftime, Highland pulled away in the second half for a 65-34 girls’ basketball win over VSDB Tuesday night.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Dec. 8 — Deputy James Rexrode conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road.  • Dec. 8 —Rexrode responded to a report of a missing person.  • Dec. More...

Early Files

Bath County Extension agent wears many hats

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 13, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor.   More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 19, 1963

• The Game Commission has announced two changes in personnel that affect Highland County. Game Warden Allen R. More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER 15, 1988

• A section of the Emory & Henry College alumni house will be designated as the Erwin S. “Shad” Solomon Library in memory of the alumnus who was a long-time Bath resident and a member of the House of Delegates.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

About 60 volunteers gave of their time on Sunday, Dec. More...

Blessings abound in Bath, Highland

At The Recorder, we easily get caught up in the fast pace of our day-to-day deadline work, and forget to take stock of our blessings, and express our appreciation to you — our readers and advertisers, news sources and leaders.  We are deep More...

Snowy owls: Can they be found here?

Owls of Highland

MONTEREY — The snowy owl is large, about the size of a great horned owl. It’s an Arctic breeder that migrates south in winter mostly within Canada and Alaska, with limited numbers reaching the northernmost lower 48.   More...


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