April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Governor bungles two counties, boosts pipeline

RICHMOND — Gov. More...

Correction

Last week’s Share the Fun picture of youth for 4-H Contest day, Autumn Warner incorrectly identified.  All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. Clarifications will also be made as needed. More...

County hears budget requests

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, Highland supervisors heard 2016 budget requests from Valley Community Services Board, Valley Associates for Independent Living, public works, recreation commission, economic development authority and Valley Program for More...

Junior 4-H Camp to be held

WARM SPRINGS — Junior 4-H Camp will be held from July 13-17 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake. Registration opened April 1 and final payments will be due June 5.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

My biggest fan: Remembering my Dad

HOT SPRINGS - Over the past 26 years of covering various sports I have learned there are many necessary components to any successful team.  More...

Bath softball team gets first win

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County softball team got its first win of the season last Thursday, defeating Pocahontas 15-7 on the Chargers’ home field.  More...

Late surge puts Wildcats over BCHS

FRANKLIN, W. Va. — Pendleton broke open a close game Tuesday night with an eight-run sixth inning and defeated Bath County 11-1.  More...

Home & Property

Dominion Resources named Bath business of the year

HOT SPRINGS — The Board of Directors of the Bath County Chamber of Commerce has announced the sixth annual recipient of the Chamber Business of the Year Award will be given to Dominion Resources and the Bath County Pumped Storage Station.  More...

Ty-Rone to perform at Bath library

WARM SPRINGS — On Friday, April 10, Ty-Rone Travis will appear at the Bath County Public Library in Warm Springs at 4 p.m. for a presentation celebrating National Library Week. More...

Bluegrass Jamboree is April 11 at Bath County High School

HOT SPRINGS — Allegheny Mountain Radio will host the 13th annual Bluegrass Jamboree Saturday, April 11 in the auditorium at Bath County High School.  Doors will open at 5 p.m. and performances are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. More...

Letters

Arts council thanked for Highland library shows

Editor, The Recorder,  Appreciation for the visual arts and a chance for local artists to show their work has taken a huge leap since the formation of the Highland County Arts Council, and since one Liz Delahoussaye came to Highland County.  More...

Appreciation expressed for festival volunteers

Editor, The Recorder,  Well, once again, we’ve done it. We have clambered through another Maple Festival, pretty much intact. Did I ever confess my deep, dark secret? More...

Hospital board needs smart, caring members

Editor, The Recorder:  It appears that George Phillips desires to not only remain on the Bath Community Hospital Board of Directors, but to become chairman. More...

Bath school board tackles communication meeting issues

WARM SPRINGS — Communication is a key to success for any organization, and the Bath County School Board discussed ways to improve communication both among themselves and with administration during a Tuesday work session.  More...

Photos

Darwin and Patsy King, charter members of Mill Gap Ruritan Club, suggested the club bring the Maple Festival to their new home at Brookdale, formerly Emeritus, in Staunton, for the second year in a r More...

USFS seeks comments surveys for routes of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

ROANOKE — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking comments on whether to allow surveys on proposed alternative routes crossing the George Washington National Forest for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland and Augusta counties.  More...

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The Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition has launched a new website,www.pipelineupdate.org, with content related to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and environmental issues. More...

Highlander named Democratic Party chair

RICHMOND — The Democratic Party of Virginia elected a new chair last week — Susan Swecker of Richmond and Monterey.  Swecker was confirmed Friday evening and immediately assumed all duties of the position. More...

Obituaries

SALLY ALICE DAVIS RAUSCHER

TROUTVILLE — Sally Alice Davis Rauscher, 76, of Troutville, went home to the Lord on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015.  She was born on April 16, 1938 in Richlands, to the late Thomas W. and Susie Litz Davis.  More...

CARL JOSEPH MOYERS

BOLAR — Carl Joseph Moyers, 86, of Bolar, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Golden Living Center in Clifton Forge.  He was born Aug. 5, 1928 in Cave, W.Va., a son of the late Luther Martin and Ada Wilfong Moyers.  More...

JOHN ALVIN SEABOLT

FRANKLIN, W.Va. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • March 23 — Deputy James Bryan IV responded to report of property damage on Jamaica Drive.  • March 23 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts and Deputy Nancy Sweitzer transported an individual from Stonewall Jackson More...

Early Files

Eight years of preparation brings teacher to Highland

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Dec. 6, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   MONTEREY — New Jersey native Susan Lyons is no stranger to Highland County. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 1, 1965

• Highland is one of five Virginia counties among 182 listed by the White House this week as eligible for 100 percent federal aid because they are too poor to help themselves. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 29, 1990

• Spurred on by Bath County’s impending bicentennial, a committee appointed by the supervisors in 1986 held its first meeting Monday night. A dozen members of the roads committee paved the way for naming the county’s byways. More...


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