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Breaking News - 3/27/2014 2:51 PM

Investigation into death of Gus Deeds continues  Free Access 

State police issue statement today

By Anne Adams • Staff Writer RICHMOND — Virginia State Police issued a statement today about its investigation into last November's death of Gus Deeds. VSP and the Bath County Sheriff’s Office “continue to evaluate the evidence collected in More...

Festival a record for some groups

MONTEREY — The Maple Festival of 2014 goes down in the books as one of the best, and for some, the best in memory.  More...

In Brief

Highland supervisors

• Last Wednesday, supervisors voted 2-1 to oppose a request by Del. Dickie Bell asking localities to encourage the governor and General Assembly to adopt the state budget and defer consideration of Medicaid expansion. More...

Medical center welcomes new physician

MONTEREY — James DeBoe, M.D., of Carrol County, began practicing family medicine last week at Highland Medical Center. A native of Danville, DeBoe brings more than four decades of experience to Highland. He is on call Tuesday through Friday. More...

Open house set for artist

MONTEREY — Artist Ina Moss of Monterey will have an open house and reception from 3-6 p.m. April 4 at Highland County Crafts, 127 W Main Street.  More...

Farmers’ market set to begin seventh season

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Farmers’ Market is ready to begin its seventh season, and is seeking new vendors and volunteers for the summer.  Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or vendor should make plans to attend the spring More...

Photo

The birth of little Miss Tenley Greyce Nelson made for five generations in one family. More...

Second Wind sets April calendar

MONTEREY — Several Second Wind programs are planned for April in addition to weekly programs:  • March 30 — Bali: Land of Beauty. Highland County Public Library; 3-5 p.m.; presenter, Annette Nabor.  More...

Goodlatte announces art competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Goodlatte announced he will once again host the Congressional Art Competition for high school students throughout the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia.  More...

Family resources available, updated

MONTEREY — The Highland County Public Library has updated its list of educational DVDs, previously named “Social Services Resources.”  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Principal gets superintendent certificate

MONTEREY — Highland High School principal April Goff got the go-ahead from the Department of Education a couple of weeks ago; she is now certified to be a Virginia Superintendent of Schools. More...

School budget draws no comment

MONTEREY — The Highland County Public Schools budget hearing Monday attracted no members of the public for a review of a proposed $4.2 million spending package, up 6 percent from the current year.  The school budget is the single largest c More...

Educator from Science Museum of Western Virginia speaks at library STEM meeting

MONTEREY — Youth in the Highland STEM after-school enrichment program welcomed Adam Daniel to their March meeting. Daniel is an outreach educator with the Science Museum of Western Virginia based in Roanoke.  More...

Sports

Bath girls drop one to Mountaineers

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ soccer team opened their season at home on Monday against Alleghany. The Chargers struggled to get any offense going and fell 8-0.  More...

Charger tennis underway

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — The numbers are down for the Bath County girls’ tennis team this season.  More...

Alleghany tops Chargers in opener

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ soccer team played its first game of the season on Monday night against the Alleghany High School Mountaineers and dropped an 8-0 decision.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County March 18-24   • March 18 — Transported two inmates from Middle River Regional Jail to court and returned to jail.  • March 18 — Received a report of destruction of property, Cowpasture River Road S More...

Early Files

Who dumped all this trash?

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 23, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Chris Pugh, publisher; P. Lea Campbell Jr. president.   More...

50 years ago

MARCH 19, 1964

• The weather, always a major factor in the success of Highland’s Maple Festival, kept visitors away in droves during the past weekend. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 16, 1989

• Petitions are circulating throughout Highland County opposing a proposed ordinance banning loaded weapons in vehicles. More...

Breaking News - 4/2/2014 8:29 AM

Another burn takes place today  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — The Warm Springs Ranger District of the George Washington  and Jefferson National Forests will implement a 57-acre prescribed fire called Golden  Winged Prescribed Burn today (Wednesday, April 2) in the Warm Springs More...

Breaking News - 4/1/2014 9:12 AM

Prescribed burn today  Free Access 

Forest Service to ignite prescribed fire today WARM SPRINGS — The Warm Springs Ranger District of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests will implement a 64-acre prescribed fire today (Tuesday, April 1) called Hidden Valley Warm Se More...

Group urged to reconsider BARC decision

MPCA explains decision not to sell

MILLBORO — Residents of Millboro and the surrounding area came to Tuesday night’s Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association meeting and asked the group to reconsider its February decision not to sell land to BARC Electric Cooperative More...

‘Hybrid’ rescue squad considered in Highland

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors learned last week that many Virginia counties have switched from all-volunteer to partly paid, or so-called “hybrid” rescue squads that have paid staff and provide incentives to volunteers.  More...

Bath’s best competes at regional bee

ROANOKE – What a battle it was.  In the end, Gabrielle Reed, a seventh grade student at Valley Elementary, made Bath County proud, despite the fact that she did not win the 41st annual spelling bee sponsored by The Roanoke Times.  More...

Parents seek to start nondenominational youth event

HOT SPRINGS — A number of people have been discussing how important it is to invest in the youth of our community. More...

Radio reception leads emergency needs

MONTEREY — Highland emergency responders and planners put radio communications at the top of a pile of issues relating to emergency preparedness.  Nineteen fire, rescue and Local Emergency Planning Committee members took part in a workshop More...

Kids fishing day scheduled Saturday on Dunlap Creek

COVINGTON — Bring the family to the annual Kids Fishing Day hosted by The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dunlap Creek.  More...

Healthcare.gov deadline is March 31; HMC can help

Highland Medical Center staff will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 28 and the deadline of Monday, March 31 to give citizens the opportunity to enroll on the Healthcare.gov site and receive health insurance. More...

Summer Governor’s School sets schedule

CLIFTON FORGE — Recruitment activities are underway for the 2014 Field Ecology Summer Regional Governor’s School, to be held in two separate sessions this summer at Dabney S. More...

Fire destroys Bath home

HOT SPRINGS — A house belonging to Joe and Cindy Lindsay at 1784 Jackson River Turnpike was destroyed by fire Monday.  Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robbie Chestnut said the structure was fully involved when firefighters arri More...

Obituaries

HOLMES K. RODGERS

BACOVA – Holmes K. Rodgers, 96, of Longview Drive, Bacova, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Augusta Nursing and Rehab in Fishersville.  He was born Aug. 21, 1917 in Williamsville, the son of the late David C. More...

KARIN E. ALLEN

HOT SPRINGS — Karin E. Allen, 75 of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs.   She was born May 6, 1939 in Germany, the daughter of the late Helmut Wahn and Anneliese Baar.  More...

WILLIS DALE ARMSTRONG

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Willis Dale “Sonny” Armstrong passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 after a short illness.  Sonny was born on May 18, 1935 in Hot Springs, Va., to the late Charles E. More...

Home & Property

Tenley Greyce Nelson

Birth

CHURCHVILLE — Abraham and Lori Nelson of Churchville are happy to announce the arrival of their first child, a daughter. Tenley Greyce, who was born Feb. More...

SVEC files for rate hike, fees up April 1

MOUNT CRAWFORD — Power rates and fees are on the way up for members of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative.  SVEC announced last November it was working on increasing base rates for the first time in almost 14 years. More...

Planners recommend approving market permit

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Farmers’ Market is one step closer to moving to a new location.  Monday, the Bath County Planning Commission recommended approving a conditional use permit for the market to locate on the lot in Hot Spr More...

Letters

‘Helium’ kept residents entertained after meal

Editor, The Recorder  On the evening of March 21 a former frozen, few Highlanders, left our dens to seek food, fellowship and homegrown entertainment.  More...

Youth in Bath should come together for

Editor, The Recorder,  Bath County is a beautiful, friendly, safe place to live and raise a family. As a parent, there is only one drawback I see in this. More...

Deeds was committed to Virginia homeowners

Editor, The Recorder,  During the last legislative session, Sen. More...

Opinions & Commentary

It’s time to talk turkey

A decision by the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association in February to not sell a portion of the old Millboro School property to BARC Electric Cooperative has set off much discussion about the cooperative’s future in Bath County.  More...

Pictorial

Highland High School student Justin Sprouse’s bear painting is on display in the Highland school cafeteria. More...


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