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Breaking News - 1/24/2014 12:08 PM

Highland games cancelled  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Highland High School principal April Goff has announced all basketball games — and homecoming — that were scheduled for tonight and tomorrow, have been cancelled. This includes middle school versus Marlinton, which was set for to More...

Cline sponsors bill to create psychiatric bed registry

RICHMOND — One of the 26 pieces of legislation introduced by Del. Ben Cline in the Virginia House of Delegates as chief patron would create an online registry of available psychiatric beds throughout Virginia.  More...

Top JMU ensemble visits Highland

MONTEREY — The snow-covered parking lot was empty for the most part, but the Highland school campus was jumping this weekend.  More...

Deeds’ bills move forward in Senate

RICHMOND — Mental health services reform remains a key issue in the General Assembly this week.  Sen. Creigh Deeds introduced four bills aimed at improving the system that failed his son, Gus, who died in November. More...

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A snowplow did its best to clear a Monterey parking lot. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Panel explores ideas for seniors

MONTEREY — Meals on Wheels is the largest expense for senior services in Highland, and raising money is critical to keeping them delivered.  The program and other ideas were discussed Jan. More...

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The County of Bath Chamber of Commerce hosted Third Thursday, a networking event, Jan. 16 at Mountain Laurel Creations in Mitchelltown. Rolf Brunner was the door prize winner. More...

Maple fest proposed for state title  Free Access 

Science teaching, town council bills also filed

MONTEREY — If a measure before the General Assembly is successful, Highland County’s Maple Festival could become Virginia’s official state maple festival. Del. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary School

MONTEREY — Teresa Blum, principal of Highland Elementary School, has announced the honor roll for the second quarter grading period of the 2013-14 school year.  A honor roll — Third grade: Brianna Borrell; fourth grade: Emma Herold, More...

Sports

Chargers fall short against Blues

HOT SPRINGS — After trailing by seven in the second half, the Bath County girls’ basketball team pulled to within one last Wednesday before falling 41-37 to Parry McCluer.  More...

Bath County blasts Rockets

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team got its second district win last Friday when they defeated the Craig County Rockets 67-37.  Craig stayed close throughout the first quarter, trailing by only four points at the end More...

Pendleton handles Highland boys

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Highland scored only six points in the first half last Friday night and went on to lose to Pendleton 70-27.  The Rams trailed 39-6 after the first two quarters. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Jan. 12 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts conducted a traffic stop on Jackson River Turnpike.  • Jan. 12 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to a report of illegal parking in Hot Springs.  More...

Early Files

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Dallas Waybright (left) and Nancy Hooke pose with the award cups given to the Highland County Bloodmobile unit in this Sept. 26, 1985 Recorder file photo. More...

Sugar producers protest tree taxes in reassessment

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 6, 1975 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 12, 1989

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors made a resounding vote Tuesday night to give $5,000 to the Bath County Meals on Wheels program. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Education bill not needed  Free Access 

There are plenty of good proposals to support in the General Assembly this year, but HB 207 isn’t one of them. Del. More...

Pictorial

If you managed to get anywhere this week after the big snowfall, you can thank your friends and neighbors who put their plows to work for the Virginia Department of Transportation or scraped your dri More...

Resolution supports budget amendment

MONTEREY —The resolution below was adopted by the Highland County Board of Supervisors Wednesday, Jan. 22, in support of Sen. Creigh Deeds’ budget amendment request for a state park in Highland:   More...

Breaking News - 1/29/2014 9:00 AM

VDOT: Road conditions  Free Access 

SLIPPERY MORNING COMMUTE ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY   More...

Breaking News - 1/28/2014 11:53 AM

SVEC urges conservation  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 1/27/2014 5:50 PM

Tune into Anderson Cooper tonight  Free Access 

Tonight on AC360°, Anderson Cooper will speak with Creigh Deeds. More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2014 9:40 AM

Tune into 60 Minutes Sunday  Free Access 

Sen. Deeds interviewed

NEW YORK — If you want to learn about the state of mental health services in the U.S., tune into 60 Minutes on Sunday — 7 p.m. More...

State park idea gains momentum

MONTEREY — Highlanders have rallied quickly behind the idea of getting a state park here in the county.  After The Recorder’s story last week announcing a budget amendment request made by Sen. More...

Official apologizes, gets some jail time

WARM SPRINGS – An Alleghany County supervisor will serve up to 10 days in jail following his conviction on three misdemeanors in Bath County General District Court.  More...

14 indictments returned in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – The grand jury met for its term day Tuesday morning, and returned 14 indictments against six people. More...

EDA asks what entrepreneurs need

MONTEREY — Tony Huffman of Monterey appeared before the Highland Economic Development Authority Jan. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Highland supervisors agreed to meet with Bath supervisors at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the modular conference room to hear a presentation on a More...

HHS hosts 1st Conference 44 Scholastic tourney

MONTEREY — In the first year of moving from districts to conferences in the new six classification system for the Virginia High School League, Highland High School hosted the Conference 44 Scholastic Bowl Tournament this past Saturday.  Se More...

Stuart Hall School introduces new merit scholarships

STAUNTON — Stuart Hall School has announced the availability of two $10,000 merit scholarships available to new day students in rising sixth through 12th grades.  More...

Obituaries

MARY FRANCES MCGEE FISCHER

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. — Mary Frances McGee Fischer, 100, of Rockleigh, died on Sunday, Jan.19, 2014.  She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Fischer.  More...

MARY LORINE KEYES RIDER WADE

NEOLA, W.Va. — Mary Lorine Keyes Rider Wade, 77, of Neola, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.  Born July 25, 1936, in Bath County, Va., she was the daughter of the late James and Martha Kershner Keyes.  More...

HELEN ISABELLE SELLERS JOHNSON

HOT SPRINGS — Helen Isabelle Sellers Johnson, 91, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at her residence.  She was born Nov. 6, 1922, to the late Mary Plott Sellers and Everette Franklin Sellers.  More...

Home & Property

Native Highlander and husband win agriculture award

WYTHEVILLE — W.P. and Dr. Amy Johnson of Bedford County were named this year’s VFBF Young Farmers Excellence in Agriculture Award winners Aug. More...

Naturalist training planned

HOT SPRINGS — “There is a love of wild nature in everybody and ancient mother-love ever showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties.”  More...

Parade brings music, melodrama to Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS — If you’ve seen David Mayfield perform as front man with his own Parade, with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, or his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield, at Bonnaroo, or on Mountain Stage, you’ve caught on to the charis More...

Letters

Gus Deeds’ mother expresses appreciation

Editor, The Recorder,  One of the last conversations I had with Gus was about “What a wonderful world it would be if all words were spoken in kindness.”  Thank you for doing so.  Pam Deeds Lynch Station, Va.   More...


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