February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Pop-up gallery featured at Covington library

COVINGTON – Probably most of us in Bath head down to Covington at least once a week. More...

Dominion sets open house

HOT SPRINGS — An informational open house on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be held Wednesday, March 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Bath County High School cafeteria.  More...

Boards discuss EMS, fire programs in schools

WARM SPRINGS — Emergency medical technician and firefighter programs could be a part of the curriculum at Bath County High School in the future.  More...

Two public hearings scheduled

WARM SPRINGS — Public hearings on bed and breakfast regulations and changing some permitting fees will be held in March by the Bath County Planning Commission.  More...

Photo

Vying for 2016 Maple Queen are (l-r) back row: Haley Warner, Mary Lambert, Breanna Judy, Rhonda Obaugh, Gabby Arnott; front row: Michell Burns, Brooke Harper, Patricia Lindsay, and Kathryn Ancarrow. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools   More...

Kindergarten registration set for HES

MONTEREY — Highland Elementary School invites parents and guardians of children entering kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year to attend kindergarten registration on Monday, Feb. More...

Photos

Highland Elementary School Good Citizens for the month of February were front (l-r): Meckenzie Lambert, second grade; Seth Redd, Kindergarten; Katelyn Rash,first grade; back row (l-r) Eli Moore, thir More...

Sports

Cougars end Bath’s season

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team traveled to Covington last Wednesday to face the Cougars in the opening round of the Conference 45 tournament, and the Chargers saw their season end with a 66-42 loss.  Bath started More...

Blues crush Chargers in tourney

BUENA VISTA — Bath County made the trip to Parry McCluer for the opening round of the Conference 45 girls’ basketball tournament last Wednesday, and the Blues were dominant in an 81-10 win. More...

On Campus

Bath County’s Jessie O’Conner and the Ferrum women’s basketball team had a perfect 3-0 week.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County  • Feb. 14 — Deputy Michael Colaw and Deputy Jamie Bryan conducted a well being check at a residence on McGuffin Road.  • Feb. More...

Early Files

CCC gang works on Sounding Knob

Editor’s note: When Kay Neff of Waynesboro sent us this photo of her father, above, we decided to search our archives for any mention of the work on Sounding Knob. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 24, 1966

• Three McDowell men were injured Saturday at about 8 p.m. when a 1957 Ford went out of control and turned over on U.S. 250, three miles west of McDowell. The car was declared to be a total loss by Trooper D.D. More...

25 years ago

FEBRUARY 22, 1991

• The Highland County Chamber of Commerce hung yellow ribbons from the courthouse trees Wednesday to show community support for troops in the Persion Gulf. The chamber will also place flags around the courthouse statue.  More...

Planners discuss pipeline project’s effects on Bath

WARM SPRINGS — With last week’s change in the proposed route for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that now has it designed to cross Bath County, members of the Bath County Planning Commission weighed in on the issue Monday, specifically as to More...

Industry breaks bad on bogus maple

MONTEREY – Sugar makers don’t take kindly to phonies.  Compounded with the fact that the Highland County sugaring season so far does not look good, and sugar makers are awaiting better conditions for a decent harvest, there’s a More...

DEQ responds to fuel leak

HOT SPRINGS — Anyone with an underground home heating oil tank more than 20 or 25 years old should have that tank checked.  More...

County mulls 5.4 percent spending hike

MONTEREY – Highland supervisors approved adding $1,500 to an originally estimated $4,000 fee to get digital zoning maps completed.  “It’s a tool the planning commission needs to do their job,” chair Kevin Wagner said of t More...

Senate passes right-to-work amendment

RICHMOND – The Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate have now both passed legislation to enshrine Virginia’s Right to Work law in the Constitution.  More...

Positions, pay raise added to school budget

WARM SPRINGS — Two additional positions and a 2 percent pay increase for all employees are now included in the proposed 2016-17 budget for Bath County Public Schools. More...

4-H’ers display skills during Contest Day

MONTEREY — The 2016 Highland County 4-H Contest day took place Friday, Feb. 19 in the Highland school cafeteria. More...

Obituaries

MATTHEW D. SHRIVER

CABINS, W.Va. — Matthew Dana Shriver, 38, of Cabins, formerly of Cherry Grove, passed away Saturday, Feb. More...

BETTY B. PRESTON

HIGHTOWN — Betty Braxton “Biggie” Preston, 94, of Hightown, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at her home.  She was born Jan. More...

SUE HARRIS

DALTON, Ohio — Sue Harris, 92, of Dalton, formerly of Rittman, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Shady Lawn Health Care Community in Dalton, following a period of declining health.  She was born Feb. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH COUNTY  Thursday, Feb. 25 • Burnsville United Methodist Women’s Group meets at the church, 7 p.m. Bring light refreshments.   More...

Home & Property

Rocket launch set for March 5

MONTEREY — The Valley Aero- Space Team will hold a sport launch on Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Jack Mountain Village near Monterey, weather permitting. The final go or no-go decision will be made Friday, March 4 by 8 p.m. More...

Corps to inspect Gathright Dam

COVINGTON — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a routine inspection at Gathright Dam through March 4. More...

Chaney tapped for National Junior Honor Society

STAUNTON — J.R. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Information is out there

Bath County landowners, and a few more in Highland, are suddenly on edge, understandably. More...

Bagels and taxis, and that’s about it

Party of One

An old friend of mine – some of you certainly recall Brenda Sullenberger (now Brenda James) – sent me an email Sunday morning. She mentioned her high school pal, Margaret, who has recently moved from Northern Virginia to Bolar. More...

Some jambalaya in a snowstorm: Why not?

Camp Cookin’

MONTEREY — I suppose that, when you’re doing something you enjoy, and trust the result will be useful for other folks, and essentially harms no one, then keep a’ goin’. More...


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