December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Foundation works with Dominion on conversion

RICHMOND — The Virginia Outdoors Foundation has been cooperating with Dominion in preparing its applications to convert open-land conservation easements in the path of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline with a 1,200 tract to the north. More...

Redington reflects on time with BCH

Editor’s note: Asked by The Recorder about his plans for the coming year, Dr. James “Jim” Redington issued the following statement about leaving Bath Community Hospital and continuing his work at Highland Medical Center.   More...

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Trimble’s Knob was silhouetted by a stunning sunset last week near Monterey. (Recorder photo by Anne Adams) More...

In brief ...

Highland County Tourism Council

• Wintertide 2016 was a huge success, chamber of commerce executive director Dorothy Stephenson told the Highland tourism council last Thursday.   More...

Anonymous donor treats Highland firefighters, family

Fifty-nine volunteer firefighters, plus many ladies auxiliary members, make up Highland’s three fire departments. More...

Bath EDA members air differences

WARM SPRINGS — Friction among Bath County Economic Development Authority members surfaced during the authority’s meeting last Wednesday. More...

BCH doctor completes cross-country run

HOT SPRINGS — Dr. Levi Rizk of Hot Springs began a transcontinental run for charity in Los Angeles on Sept. More...

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The gingerbread houses and scenes created by Highland Girl Scouts are always a treat this time of year. They were on display at Monterey United Methodist Church. (Recorder photo by Anne Adams) More...

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What would I give my family for gifts?

MILLBORO — Instead of asking Santa what to bring them, this year Millboro Elementary preschool students wrote about what they want to give to their families. More...

Dear Santa, please bring me ...

WARM SPRINGS — The following letters to Santa were written by young students in kindergarten through fourth grade at Valley Elementary School.  • Santa, I love you. I want a present. I miss you. I love you. More...

May you receive the blessings of the Christ child

A line in one of the secular Christmas songs we sing this time of year says it is the most wonderful time of the year.  More...

Jesus always walks with us

McDOWELL — In times like these — and it seems that we are always living in times like these — we look all around for something, for someone, to make things better. More...

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Little Miss Florence McGuire attended the HES Christmas concert with dad, Harold, and tried to steal the show with her expressions. More...

Warriors showing better teamwork

DUNMORE, W.Va. — The Bath County Chargers traveled across Allegheny Mountain Monday to challenge the Pocahontas Warriors at their home base.  More...

Pigskin Report

NEW ORLEANS — John Phillips and the New Orleans Saints had a thrilling 48-41 win over Arizona in NFL action last week. More...

HMS split wins against Eagles

GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The Highland middle school basketball teams traveled to Green Bank, W.Va., on Dec. 13 and took on the Eagles. The girls were defeated 44-10 while the boys earned a 28-16 road win. More...

Chargers battle Warriors

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers are doing some great things but still looking for their first win. More...

Radio announces Christmas Day programs

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain Radio will have special Christmas programming on Christmas Day, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, including school Christmas programs. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Highland Elementary School good citizens for the month of December were, from left, front row: Cameron Armstrong, second grade; Abram Lockridge, kindergarten; back row: Autumn Warner, fifth grade; Da More...

Home & Property

Grits stir controversy in South

Camp Cookin’

MONTEREY — Grits, sausage and shrimp: This recipe enhances the standard procedure for boiling grits for five minutes and serving with black pepper and a dab of butter. More...

Anniversaries

Lynn and Thelma Townsend of Mill Gap celebrated 70 years of wedded bliss on Dec. 20. More...

Anniversaries

Steve and Christine Mines just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Christine is the former Thelma Christine Thomas of the late Paul and Mary Thomas of Cedar Creek. More...

Letters

Bath resident concerned about board appointment

Editor, The Recorder,  We learned at the past (Bath County) supervisors’ meeting that candidates for supervisor position from the Warm Springs district were never interviewed by the board, nor had the board met all who had applied.  I More...

Atlantic Coast Pipeline not good for anyone

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Kimberly Bose, secretary, and entered into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s docket for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Dec. 13.   Ms. Secretary,  More...

Christmas service planned at Mount Ed church

Editor, The Recorder,  Donna and I have learned that some churches are not having services on Christmas Day. More...

Breaking News - 1/11/2017 9:29 AM

Bath County schools closed Wednesday, Jan. 11  Free Access 

Bath County schools will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 11. More...

Breaking News - 12/30/2016 6:48 PM

FERC releases draft Environmental Impact Statement on pipeline project

By John Bruce • Staff Writer  MONTEREY — Ninety-seven days. Starting today, Dec. More...

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Schools to offer counseling  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Due to the death of Highland High School senior Brooke Harper, Highland County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott has arranged for counseling support on campus when classes resume next week.  More...

Long-time doctor leaving hospital

Redington to stay with HMC

HOT SPRINGS — At the end of this year, Bath County’s veteran physician is leaving the hospital where he has devoted 28 years of his life and career. More...

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Highland County Economic Development Authority

• Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority welcomed its newest member, Chad Kimble.   More...

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John Kershner (left) and Kenny Woodzell with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4202 installed U.S. flags on light poles in Hot Springs last week. More...

EDA completes Speyside transaction

WARM SPRINGS — During the Dec. More...

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Highland County Planning Commission

• Last Thursday, Highland planning commission chair Bill Rich outlined a summary of the commission’s accomplishments for the year, to present at the Jan. More...

Weight management support group launches Jan. 11

MONTEREY — Last month, Highland Medical Center and Second Wind/ Valley Program for Aging Services were tasked with assessing interest in starting a Weight Watchers program in Highland County.  More...

‘Mary Ann’ wows fans at Homestead

HOT SPRINGS – Hey, fellas: Were you a Ginger, or a Mary Ann? Back when many of us were growing up, we watched “Gilligan’s Island” for entertainment. More...

Christmas Mother program served more than 100 families

WARM SPRINGS — The 2016 Christmas Mother program, “Believe in Angels” is finishing its 24th year of providing help for families, individuals and seniors in Bath County that need assistance during the Christmas season. More...

What does Christmas mean to me?

MONTEREY — This year, kindergarten students at Highland Elementary school wrote about the Christmas season.   More...

Dear Santa, all I want is ...

MONTEREY — The following requests to Santa Claus this year were written by first-grade students at Highland Elementary School.  • I would like some Legos—Ultra Stealth Raider. I would like a soccer ball. More...

‘Tis the season … remember those not home

It’s that time of the year to touch base with loved ones who are away from home.  The Recorder invites readers to let us know of friends or family members who won’t be able to get out or get home for Christmas this year. More...

Christmas Wishes

A winter ensemble concert for the Allegheny Mountain String Project was held Sunday, Dec. More...

Rocky Spring church adorned with angels

DEERFIELD — The Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church in Deerfield is filled with angels and overflowing love this Christmas season. More...

Rams surprised with chance to serve others

HARRISONBURG — Two weeks ago, the Highland Middle School girls’ basketball team got an unexpected experience. The Rams not only dished out wins on the court with their winning record, they also serving out dishes in the community. More...

HMS boys lose heartbreaker

MONTEREY — Highland middle school boys’ and girls’ basketball teams hosted the Pendleton Wildcats last Thursday evening, featuring two excitingly close games. The girls defeated Pendleton 19-17 after a strong first half. More...

HMS Rams doubles up BR

STAUNTON — Looking to build on their road win from the previous evening, the Rams’ boys’ and girls’ middle school basketball teams both cruised past Blue Ridge Christian on Dec. 10. More...

Varsity Rams split wins at Harman

HARMAN — Highland pulled away in the final quarter, taking a close 53-49 road win against Harman last Friday for the varsity girls’ basketball team. More...

HMS takes two from Craig

NEW CASTLE — The Highland girls’ and boys’ basketball teams both took home road wins Dec. 9 against the Craig County Rockets, winning 27-4 for the girls and the boys earning a close 21-19 win in district play. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 12/27/2016 5:15 PM

Brooke J. Harper  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Brooke Jewell Harper, age 18, of Monterey, passed away Dec. 26, 2016 as the result of an automobile accident.  Obaugh Funeral Home will later announce funeral arrangements.   More...

Breaking News - 12/28/2016 12:21 AM

Brooke Jewell Harper  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Brooke Jewell Harper, 18, of Monterey, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 as the result of an automobile accident.     More...

Breaking News - 1/1/2017 5:39 PM

Charles Simmons

STAUNTON — Charles William Simmons, 78, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Envoy in Staunton.  He was born June 22, 1938, in Highland County, a son of the late Charles Pinkney and Mary Eva Moats Simmons. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Dec. 14 — Dep. Colaw responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in Millboro.  • Dec. 14 — Dep. Bryan responded to a report of debris in the roadway in Millboro.  • Dec. More...

Early Files

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Kids watch Santa Claus make his entrance in the 1954 Christmas program at Pisgah Presbyterian Church. More...

Greenhouse horticulture source of satisfaction to Montereyan

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 6, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 22, 1966

• Four persons were injured and two others unhurt in an almost head-on collision between two cars Saturday on Route 614, 2.9 miles north of Head Waters. Trooper J.R. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Hurry! Holiday hubbub season is here

Party of One

I took a close look at my December calendar Sunday, and realized why I am exhausted. Call it the Holiday Hubbub Syndrome. Yes, the days from just before Thanksgiving until New Year’s are joyful, spiritual, feel-good times. More...

Night lights

Wonders of the Woods A closer look at our natural world

When people visit my house, they soon realize it’s like being outside in a forest. More...

Spooky visitors found in the woods

Wonders of the Woods A closer look at our natural world

Nature never ceases to amaze and bewilder me. More...


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