January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Monterey Oil spill remediation continues

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. More...

Blue Grass Mercantile carries on retail tradition

BLUE GRASS — Martha Colaw Hancock decided it was time for a change. More...

Melanoma: A cautionary tale for all

HOT SPRINGS – I am truly hoping this column will be a warning, or a call to action, to all of you.  More...

YCC seeks applicants

RICHMOND — Applications are being accepted for two three-week summer sessions of the award-winning Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps.  The application deadline is March 1.  The program will be held June 25 to July 15 and J More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath school board defers solar decision

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board has not ruled out a solar power project proposed by BARC Electric Cooperative, but board members want more information before committing to the project.  The board continued its meeting from Jan. More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• During a meeting on Jan. 9 which continued Jan.  More...

Academic Honor

Ian Adams   ATLANTA, Ga. More...

Home & Property

In brief ...

• The Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee voted Thursday, Jan. 12 to return to monthly from bimonthly meetings. The LEPC will explore having lunch or dinner meetings to improve attendance. More...

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Bath Economic Development Authority

• Last Wednesday, the Bath County Economic Development Authority elected officers for the coming year and the roster remained unchanged from the previous year. More...

New, renewed programs air

MARLINTON, W.Va. – Some new programming is scheduled next month during Allegheny Mountain Radio’s morning drive time program, “Caroline In the Morning.”  More...

Early Files

1868 letter home to Highland:

Varner interested in politics, railroads, wheat prices

MONTEREY — The Recorder was delighted with a letter shared earlier this month by long-time reader Mary Harshfield of Roanoke. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 19, 1967

• Miss Jessie Bird, Highland Maple Queen for 1966-67, will represent this county at the Miss Virginia preliminary pageant to be held at Clifton Forge on March 17.  More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 17, 1992

• Officials at the Virginia Film Office in Richmond expected an official statement from New Regency Films of Los Angeles Thursday, confirming that a major motion picture, “Somersby,” would be produced in Bath County this spring.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

The value of water: Cool, clear, water

Natural Heritage

Editor’s note: The following essay is the 15th in a five-year series on water resources stewardship in the Cowpasture River Watershed, sponsored by the Cowpasture River Preservation Association and published by The Recorder.  More...

‘Cool Water’ by Bob Nolan

All day I’ve faced the barren wasteWithout the taste of water, cool waterOld Dan and I with throats burned dryAnd souls that cry for water, cool, clear waterKeep a-movin’, Dan, don’t you listen to him, DanHe’s a devil not a ma More...

Bath EDA hosts Speyside visit

WARM SPRINGS — Two managers with Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Inc. More...

Dominion reapplies for easement conversions

MONTEREY – The state board controlling open-space land conservation easements will decide next month whether Dominion’s request to swap easements meets the letter of the law. More...

County kicks off $10,000 business incentive program

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority showed the county is taking a pro-active stance in assisting businesses by announcing a grant incentive program for new and existing small businesses. More...

Zoning ordinance hearing set for Jan. 26

MONTEREY — Next Thursday, Jan. 26, Highland County Supervisors and Monterey Town Council will have a joint public hearing to invite comments on a proposed zoning ordinance revision intended to replace the current 18-year-old ordinance. More...

What to look for, what to do

Moles. We all have them.  And, especially as we age, we should keep a close and wary eye on them. If a mole changes in any way, it’s time to get that checked out by a physician. Or a dermatologist. More...

2 file for supervisor seat

Election scheduled for March 14

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Registrar Charles Garratt reported Wednesday that two candidates have been certified to run in the March 14 special election for county supervisor for the Warm Springs district.  The election is to fill the seat More...

Obituaries

TONY HERWALD

ERIE, Pa. — Tony Herwald, 55, son of Melvyn and Barbara Herwald of Williamsville, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. More...

JOHN ‘JACK’ CALHOUN GRAHAM JR.

KITTY HAWK, N.C. — John “Jack” Calhoun Graham Jr. passed away Jan. 15, 2017 in Kitty Hawk.  He was born Sept. 12, 1935 in Red Springs.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John Calhoun Graham Sr. More...

Sports

Charger girls come out with big win

HOT SPRINGS — On Thursday, Jan. 12, the Charger varsity girls’ basketball team faced off against the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs. More...

Charger boys fall to Mustangs

ELLISTON — Thursday, Jan. 12, the Bath County JV and varsity boys’ basketball teams faced the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs, and brought home a 23-49 loss on the JV side, and a narrow 57-68 loss for the varsity club. More...

Rockets soar past Highland Rams

MONTEREY — The Highland JV boys’ and varsity girls’ basketball teams have had a taxing schedule this year. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Jan. 8 — Deputy McRoberts checked on a suspicious vehicle on Jackson River Turnpike.  • Jan. 8 — Deputy Randozzo responded to report of a broken down vehicle on Jackson River Turnpike.  • Jan. More...

Letters

Museum seeks industry items by February 15

Editor, The Recorder,  Did you know that there used to be a cheese factory in McDowell? More...

Volunteer work good way to meet neighbors

Editor, The Recorder,  The beginning of 2017 has been a sad reminder that being a member of community isn’t always fun. There is a difficult, even shattering, duty we must sometimes perform — we must grieve together.  More...

Former hospital board member explains tenure

Editor, The Recorder,  I’ve been meaning for a long time to set the record straight concerning my short tenure as a member of Bath Community Hospital board. For several years prior to his dismissal, Dr. More...


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