December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Deeds aims to add expertise to mental health committee

HOT SPRINGS — You may not see a slew of bills proposed in next month’s session of the General Assembly, but do not be fooled — Sen. More...

Bath board unhappy with Virginia marine commission

WARM SPRINGS — Several creeks and rivers in the area have been designated as navigable by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission without a public hearing or public comment process, and the Bath County Board of Supervisors protested the lack o More...

County urged to press state

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development has asked county supervisors to adopt a resolution calling on the state to regulate the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s erosion and sediment control.  More...

Bath supervisors reflect

WARM SPRINGS — Several supervisors and citizens talked about the past four years and the county’s future Tuesday during the Bath County Board of Supervisors’ meeting.  There have been several contentious points and many split v More...

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Kes and Gwen Phillips held a well-behaved pair of grandchildren on their laps at the Bath Public Library annual Cookie Night Tuesday. More...

Radio station gears up for Christmas

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain Radio has scheduled programs this week, leading up the holidays.  • School Christmas programs – The school Christmas programs are happening this week and next. More...

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Millboro Elementary School principal Allison Hicklin (left) accepts the Millboro Ruritan Club’s Citizen of the Year Award from Ruritan member John Haney Monday night. More...

Staff to change at HMC

MONTEREY — Ruth Holmaas, FNPBC will be leaving Highland Medical Center in order to pursue a new job. Beginning Jan. 1, she will be practicing at a new facility.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Bath County High School   HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School has announced is first-quarter honor roll as follows.  More...

Sports

Highland girls win tournament

STAUNTON — The Highland girls’ basketball team defeated North Cross and Grace Christian to win the championship of the Grace Christian Tip-Off Tournament last weekend.  More...

Charger boys get first win at home

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys played their first home game Monday night, hosting the Ridgeview Christian Crusaders. The Chargers improved to 2-1 for the season with a 68-43 win. More...

Pigskin Report

SAN DIEGO — John Phillips and the San Diego Chargers fell to Denver 17-3 in NFL action Sunday.  More...

Home & Property

Mertz students participate in program

ROANOKE — Bath County High School students from Mertz Career and Technical Center participated in Kid Talks at the Virginia Society for Technology in Education annual conference in Roanoke Sunday, Dec. 6. More...

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Anders Marks, 1, took in the sights at the Wintertide Market in the old H&H Store while being held by mom, Linda Marks. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Patricia Lindsay of the Maple Queen Court rode a float in the parade. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Letters

Politicians stirring fear, making us less safe

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

HHS Christmas tree is spectacular sight

Editor, The Recorder,  I applaud the National Honor Society at Highland High School for decorating the beautiful evergreen tree that is on the school lawn. How exciting it is to see our school colors shine throughout the town!  More...

Breaking News - 12/10/2015 6:12 PM

Possible Highland outages next week  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Shenandoah Vally Electric Cooperative announced today that there might be power outages during transmission line work next week, from Tuesday, Dec. 15 to Thursday, Dec. More...

Go south, feds tell Dominion

MONTEREY — Federal regulators have asked Dominion to find southerly routes for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline to improve environmental outcomes and reduce harm to national forests. More...

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Despite plenty of curious human passersby, this terrified little black bear did his or her best to hide in the upper branches of a pine by the Highland Medical Center parking lot Monday in Monterey. More...

In brief ...

• Monterey Mayor Rich Holman reported six applications for the position of town clerk and treasurer were accepted as of Dec. 1. Interviews are being conducted this week. More...

After four years, project set to begin

Work underway on retention pond at Mountain Crest

WARM SPRINGS — Money to find a solution for a retention pond at the Mountain Crest retirement community was appropriated four years ago. No work has been done since then, but it appears that will soon change.  More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• A lease agreement for $175 per month for a green box trash site on the Wilfong property in the Burnsville area was approved by Bath supervisors Tuesday. More...

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Bath County School Board members were sworn in at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting. More...

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Aurelius Mennoh, a resident of Boys Home of Covington, assisted in selling and adding a bright ribbon to Christmas wreaths at the Warm Springs Gallery Saturday. Christmas trees were also on sale. More...

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Garth Newel Music Center will present the Allgeheny Mountain String Project’s winter recital on Sunday. More...

Obituaries

HARRY ARTHUR ‘BID’ EYE

MOYERS, W.Va. — Harry Arthur “Bid” Eye, 76, of Moyers, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at his home.  He was born June 25, 1939 at Moyers, the son of the late Paul W. Eye and Mary Glenna Propst Eye.  More...

TONY GRAY WOODZELL

WARM SPRINGS — Tony Gray Woodzell, 62, of Warm Springs, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at his residence. He was born Jan. More...

DOROTHY HODGE HURT

SPOTSYLVANIA — Dorothy Hodge Hurt, 94, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in Spotsylvania County.  She was born in Bath County, Sept. 26, 1921, the third child of Roy H. Hodge Sr. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Nov. 29 — Deputy Travis Randozzo and Deputy Todd Fry responded to an activated residential burglar alarm on Rocky Ridge.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

Colaw lives to become valley’s oldest man

Editor’s note: In the Nov. 19 issue, The Recorder published an article about Cyrus Colaw taking his first automobile ride at age 98. Historian Kent Botkin then shared the following article about Mr. Colaw’s 100th birthday, on Nov. More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 9, 1965

• Sheriff Glen Hammer charged a Franklin, W.Va., teen with reckless driving Friday night when his 1966 Chevrolet sedan crashed into a parked bus on Water Street in Monterey. More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER 13, 1990

• Jacob H. Hevener won’t be handling the Christmas mail in Hightown this year. Hevener has retired following 30 years as postmaster with the U.S. Postal Service.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The Highland Community Chorus delighted the audience in Monterey United Methodist Church Saturday with a Christmas Concert series that started at Beulah Presbyterian Church on Friday, and continued a More...

Don’t allow shoddy pipeline construction

If the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is approved, inspections to prevent environmental damage to our water and land will be critical. But we have no confidence our community will be properly protected. More...

Tax day crunch, P.O. woes

Party of One

I’ll warn you now: I am on a rant about taxes and the post office. If you are perhaps a person who enjoys paying taxes, or who has never been frustrated by the post office, please move on to the next article.  More...


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