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2015 Maple Queen Allison Stump More...

Old pipeline report sheds light on safety needs

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — A year has passed since The National Transportation Safety Board adopted an accident report of its investigation into the Dec. More...

Feds predict pipeline demand will slow down

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. Department of Energy study found that fewer new interstate pipelines will be needed to meet the demand for natural gas to produce electricity.  More...

Donna Weaver seeks clerk post

WARM SPRINGS – Donna Weaver, a deputy in the Bath office of Circuit Court clerk, announced her candidacy for the clerk’s position in the upcoming election.  Weaver has worked in the clerk’s office for eight years. More...

Library Notes

• In anticipation of summer travel season, we’re updating our children’s audiobook collection. After a hard look at what we had on hand, we removed nearly everything and are starting from scratch. More...

Speed limit, width reduced on 64

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has temporarily lowered the work-zone speed limit to 45 mph on westbound Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County where contractors are rehabilitating bridges over the Maury River.  In additio More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools OK $4 million budget proposal

Teacher, staff raises included

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland school board approved a $4,077,646 revised fiscal 2016 budget proposal, down 1.74 percent from the current $4.15 million budget.  Superintendent Dr. More...

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• At the Highland County School Board meeting Monday, parent Karla Obaugh asked about a survey that went out last fall. More...

Gabrielle Reed aces Bath bee

MILLBORO – For the fourth year in a row, Gabrielle Reed is Bath County’s top spelling champ.  Reed, the daughter of Doug and Tracie Reed of Mountain Grove, won the Bath school division spelling bee last Wednesday, Feb. 25.  More...

Sports

Bobcats hosting fourth annual March Madness

MONTEREY — The Highland County Bobcats Youth Basketball team is hosting its fourth annual March Madness in the Mountains basketball tournament at the Highland County School Saturday.  More...

Phillips is new James River football coach

BUCHANAN — During his high school playing days at Bath County in the early 2000s, Jacob Phillips was running, throwing and helping the Chargers win lots of games on the Pioneer District football fields. More...

Skillman wrestles his way to the top

HEAD WATERS — Samuel Skillman, the son of Mike and Sheila Skillman, is a 17-year-old junior at Grace Christian School in Staunton and has become a top VISAA (Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association) wrestler for the Warriors in just h More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Feb. 22 — Deputy James Rexrode checked on a vehicle blocking the road in Warm Springs.  • Feb. More...

Early Files

Sheep dog trials at Millboro

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Sept. 13, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 4, 1965

• Staunton attorney J. Forester Taylor has announced that he will seek a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates by running in the July Democratic primary. A native of Staunton, Mr. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 1, 1990

• Bath County’s new planning commission, appointed during an unannounced meeting of the board of supervisors last Friday afternoon, held its first regular meeting Tuesday night. More...

Highland social services closing early  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Due to the inclement weather, the Highland County Department of Social Services will close at 11 a.m. Thursday. More...

Scoping process set for pipeline

MONTEREY — A new phase unfolded late last week concerning the proposed Dominion pipeline that could cross Highland.  Friday, the federal agency regulating natural gas pipelines announced plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement o More...

Highland Inn to re-open  Free Access 

MONTEREY — As announced recently, The Highland Inn has a new owner, with plans to have the hotel open just in time for Maple Festival. The Highland Center bought the historic landmark, closing on the property Feb. 27. More...

Supervisors, school board agree on revenue process

WARM SPRINGS — An issue that has caused some confusion for the past few years was resolved last Thursday.  At a joint meeting, the Bath County Board of Supervisors and Bath County School Board agreed that unanticipated revenue received by More...

Pipeline meeting March 19

MONTEREY The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has scheduled an informational open house in Highland from noon to 2 p.m. March 19 in The Highland Center. More...

Loan running for circuit court clerk

WARM SPRINGS — Annette Loan, who has worked in the Bath County Circuit Court Clerk’s office for 17 years, is running for the clerk’s position in the Nov. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, March 10 Bath County Courthouse – Room 115 Regular meeting 7 p.m.   More...

Allegheny Mountain String Project presents spring concert

COVINGTON — The Allegheny Mountain String Project will hold its Spring Concert on Saturday, March 7, 3 p.m., at Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church in Covington.  An education program of Garth Newel Music Center, AMSP provides privat More...

Sign up for March 17 tornado drill

RICHMOND — Although winter is still around, tornadoes can happen any time of year, making preparedness for these potentially deadly storms even more important.  More...

Obituaries

MARY ARDELLA BOTKIN

STAUNTON — Mary Ardella Botkin, 71, of Staunton, went to be with her heavenly Father, and husband Franklin, on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Avante at Waynesboro.  She was born May 6, 1943 in Staunton, a daughter of the late Harry Lusby and Mar More...

POLLY RYAN WHELESS

RALEIGH, N.C. — Polly Ryan Wheless, 66, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  Born on Feb. 9, 1949, in Raleigh, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Ann Wheless.  She died from breast cancer, which was originally diagnosed in 1996.  More...

MADELINE NEFF CAMPBELL

RICHMOND — Madeline Neff Campbell, 86, of Richmond, widow of Dennis E. Campbell, passed away Feb. 27, 2015.  Born in Hot Springs, she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Ruth Neff.  Mrs. More...

Home & Property

County hears more budget requests

MONTEREY — On Feb. 26, Department of Social Services director Sarah Rexrode introduced Trista Randozza, new office manager for the department, during the second round of budget requests to Highland supervisors.  More...

Fowler — Swecker

Engagement

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — Pastor Norman Fowler and Helen Brown of Moscow, Idaho are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessa Grace Fowler, to Christopher Todd Swecker, son of Mark and Cindy Swecker of Monterey, Va.  More...

Levi Warren Smith

Birth

GREENVILLE — Josh and Marsha Smith of Greenville proudly announce the birth of a son, Levi Warren Smith, on Jan. More...

Letters

Every citizen should be involved in county’s future

Editor, The Recorder,  The conclusion to any Aristotelian syllogism is action.  More...


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