February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

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The annual Maple Queen pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., Highland High School Gym. More...

Schools, county review budgeting priorities

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board hosted county supervisors Tuesday for a budget work session. More...

Disaster, communications plans under way in Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Local Emergency Planning Committee is preparing to invite local groups to participate in a Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster program.  More...

Bath County fields new 911 system

WARM SPRINGS — Emergency dispatchers must have certain character traits to perform well under pressure. They must be alert, organized, and able to remain calm in stressful situations. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Science fair delights crowd

MONTEREY — An audience of well over 100 elementary and middle school students, parents, friends and relatives enjoyed an evening of entertainment and education last Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Highland County Public Schools Science Fair.  More...

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Eleven local students from Bath County High School and Millboro Elementary School were selected to participate in the All District Band concert at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton on Feb. 3-4. More...

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Local students participated in the All Area Band event January 27-28 at Covington High School. The musicians received their music Friday morning and performed in concert on Saturday afternoon. More...

Home & Property

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Garth Newel Music Center presents the second Pub Series concert, Carlson, Quesadillas and Corona, on Saturday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. More...

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If you’re in Covington between now and next Tuesday, take a few minutes to stop by the Alleghany Regional Library and enjoy the student art show. More...

Southern Rail releases newest CD

HOT SPRINGS — Southern Rail Express out of Hot Springs has released its second bluegrass CD, “On and On,” a mixture of traditional, modern bluegrass and classic country. A CD release show is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. More...

Letters

Neighborhood’s water at risk from pipeline

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted by the Bird family Feb. 16 to Kimberly Bose, secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, about Dominion Resources’ proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.   More...

Last eight years have passed; let’s move on

Editor, The Recorder,  I’m still amazed at the people that cannot accept the fact that we have leadership in place that are doing their best to try to turn our country around from eight years of sliding down a slippery slope.  More...

Make America great with true, legal citizens

Editor, The Recorder,  Haunt, a word that I just recently saw in the paper, really rang a bell with me.  First and foremost, let us all get down on our knees each night and thank God Almighty that our past eight years will not “reappe More...

Take pipeline worries to lawmakers, county says

MONTEREY — A somber county discussion over the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline last Wednesday, Feb. 15, prompted a recommendation for residents to contact their U.S. More...

ACP project concerns BZA

Antique store permit gets nod

WARM SPRINGS — An Ashwood antique shop will be able to expand thanks to a Monday decision by the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals. The BZA approved a conditional use permit for Patricia A. More...

Schedule in place for emergency upgrades

MONTEREY — Last week, Highland County supervisors heard a report from the Local Emergency Planning Committee about building a radio tower on Lantz Mountain.  The report was in response to concerns expressed by Highland County Volunteer Fir More...

In brief ...

Highland Economic Development Authority

• Monday, Feb. 20, the Highland County Economic Development Authority heard tourism council chair Gene Dever report on the council’s 2016 finances. From January 2016 to January 2017, the council received a total income of $17,943. More...

Correction

William Samuel Hiner was charged in Bath Circuit Court last week with one misdemeanor obstruction of justice by threat or force; one felony stalking; one felony violation of a protective order, third in 20 years; and one felony destruction of propert More...

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Erica Ratcliffe, daughter of Matt and Lori Ratcliffe of Warm Springs, competed in the Blue Ridge Horse Force show series in 2016 on her horses G Man and Quest. More...

Obituaries

JOSEPH JONES

McDOWELL — Joseph “Joe” Hollis Jones, 86, of McDowell, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at his home.  He was born Dec. 4, 1930 in Morgantown, W.Va., a son of the late Richard Garland and Kathryn Marie Hollis Jones.  More...

WILLIAM PITSENBARGER

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — William “Virgil” Pitsenbarger, 89, of Franklin, and formerly Moyers, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at Pendleton Manor.  He was born Dec. More...

MARTHA HERMAN

HOT SPRINGS — Martha Lou Herman, 83, of 4680 Sam Snead Highway, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem.  Miss Herman was born Sept. More...

Sports

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The Rams dance team provided a glow stick light show at intermission during the recent Ram Jam. (Recorder photos by David Cockerham) More...

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The members of the 2017 Highland High School girls’ varsity basketball team were, from left: Allison Stump, Katelyn Hise, Katie Amirault, Haley Warner, Hannah Adams, Morgan Adams, Sydney Armstr More...

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The members of the 2017 Highland Cheer and Dance team are, from left: Emma Harman, Hannah Newlen, Brianna Wimer, assistant coach Ashley Hutchinson, coach Ann Foster, Luke Leech, Kay Crider and Erin B More...

Sheriff's Report

Sherrif’s Report

Bath County  • Feb. 12 — Deputy Rexrode checked on a disabled vehicle on Warm Springs Mountain.  • Feb. 12 — Rexrode responded to Millboro for a report of someone shooting a weapon.  • Feb. More...

Early Files

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Joyce Altizer Ellinger shared this photo of her first grade class at Ashwood Elementary School in 1963. More...

‘Pegasus’ program may add airplane

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Thursday, Dec. 4, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 23, 1967

• An observation tower and visitor center, which will provide a view of about 20-mile radius, has been announced for construction in early May on Spruce Knob in Pendleton County. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Recorder says good-bye to long-time staffer

In The Recorder

MONTEREY — It’s with a heavy heart this week that our small newspaper family must say goodbye to Brandi Bussard, who is leaving our family to join another. More...

Where to go from here?

It’s been a rough time in Bath County — for residents, elected officials, and county staff.  For a year now, anxiety has had a grip. We watched in dismay as trust unraveled and distrust set in.  More...

Pictorial

Students got a gas from Atomic Ally from Mad Science of Central Virginia during her amazing demonstrations at the Highland County Public Schools’ science fair last Thursday. More...


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