March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

McWilliams not running for re-election

WARM SPRINGS — Bruce McWilliams, serving his first term on the Bath County Board of Supervisors from Williamsville District, has announced he will not serve a second.  More...

Groups align efforts to challenge pipeline projects

NELSON — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is not informing the public about the big picture when it comes to natural gas infrastructure projects related to increased gas drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations, according to More...

Planners express concerns over capital project scoring

WARM SPRINGS — This is the first year the Bath County Planning Commission was asked to assign scores to capital project requests. They accomplished the task last Wednesday, but members were concerned about the process.  More...

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Highland Tourism Council

• Monday, Highland Tourism Council chair Donna Bedwell reported that a representative from the state game commission was invited to attend a council meeting but it was unclear on when that might happen. More...

Waterwheel a contender in culinary competition

WARM SPRINGS – We all enjoy a meal the Waterwheel Restaurant at The Inn at Gristmill Square. Now, we have an opportunity to prove it.  The Waterwheel is in the running for the 2015 Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge. More...

Business license tax proposed in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — A business license tax for Bath County has been discussed in the past, and in April, citizens will have a chance to weigh in on whether the county should adopt one.  At its meeting Tuesday, the board of supervisors voted 4-1 More...

In brief ...

Bath County Supervisors

• At the Bath board of supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, county administrator Ashton Harrison was authorized to execute the agreement between the county and Wampler Eanes for the general property reassessment. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Two hope to serve on Bath school board

WARM SPRINGS — Two candidates have expressed interest in filling the open Williamsville District seat on the Bath County School Board.  Rhonda Grimm and Rocklynn “Jay” Phillips would like to fill the seat. More...

Sports

Charger boys’ soccer ready to go

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ soccer team is not wanting for numbers this year. More...

Numbers up for Bath girls’ soccer

HOT SPRINGS — Despite the poor weather conditions, the season is well underway for the Bath County girls’ soccer team. They’re starting the season with new goals and a new attitude. More...

Donkey basketball set at BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — The always-popular donkey basketball returns to Bath County High School Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

• March 1 — Deputy James Bryan IV assisted a motorist on Mountain Valley Road.  • March 1 — Deputy Michael Colaw and Deputy Thomas McRoberts assisted Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office with looking for a vehicle possi More...

Early Files

Photo

Two new state troopers have arrived for duty in Highland County. Duane Hylton, left, a native of Woolwine, is an interior design graduate of Virginia Tech and a former Marine. More...

Preparation a year-long process

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 8, 1990 Maple Festival Edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Claudia Anne Campbell was associate publisher.   More...

50 years ago

MARCH 11, 1965

• Black maple ran heartily during 1915 — The worth of a single maple tree is oft-debated by producers of maple syrup and sugar but it is doubtful that many records have ever been kept on the season’s output of an individual.  More...

Breaking News - 3/12/2015 11:59 AM

Watch for lane closure on I-81  Free Access 

EMERGENCY BRIDGE WORK TO CLOSE I-81 NORTHBOUND RIGHT LANE AT I-64 INTERCHANGE IN AUGUSTA COUNTY  More...

Maple Festival gets early start

Sweet spot!

HIGHTOWN — Maple Festival started a week early on Allegheny Mountain this year with a special preview into what is hopefully a better syrup season than last year. More...

New surveys, scoping called coincidence

MONTEREY — An environmental scoping process too closely followed Dominion’s plans to survey an alternative route for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, critics charge. More...

Man, dog rescued from river

VANDERPOOL — In what was described as a positive and swift response, Highland fire and rescue volunteers attended to a river rescue call Tuesday afternoon.  Highland sheriff’s deputies found an unidentified male driver of a blue pick More...

250 lane to close March 23

MONTEREY — A lane of U.S. More...

Author holds book signing during Maple Festival

MONTEREY — Pennsylvania Author Elizabeth Passo will sign books in the Highland County Elementary School gym every day during the Maple Festival.  More...

Old Millboro High School reunion set for this summer

MILLBORO — This is the year for the old Millboro High School reunion. Everyone who went to Millboro High School may register and attend.  This period of time covers the years 1916 through June 1970. More...

Attorney General warns about phising scam

RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark R. More...

Photo

This was the view from the Confederate Breastworks after the last snow from the Augusta County line. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Obituaries

KENNETH WAYNE HUFFMAN

SELMA — Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Huffman, 68, of 1500 Donovan Street, Selma, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem.  More...

JASON ‘JAKE’ WAYNE ROBERTS

BURNSVILLE — Jason “Jake” Wayne Roberts, 35, of Burnsville, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at his home.  He was born Jan. 16, 1980, at Roanoke Community Hospital, a son of Richard Dale Jr. and Linda Wooddell Roberts.  More...

ROBERT SMITH SHUTTLEWORTH

MONTEREY — Robert “Bob” Smith Shuttleworth, 100, of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Augusta Health.  He was born Nov. More...

Home & Property

Bath administrator suggests solid waste ordinance change

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County administrator says he intends to ask the board of supervisors to hold a public hearing to amend the county’s solid waste ordinance.  Tuesday, county administrator Ashton Harrison said he believed solid More...

Highland native recalls growing up in Monterey

MONTEREY — The day rotten potato salad made everyone sick at school. His first new bicycle. Doing chores to earn pennies. Hiking in Burner’s Run and all over Rich Hills. Going to the movies. The McCoy sisters. More...

Free willow cuttings available

WARM SPRINGS — The Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District is offering free, locally grown willow cuttings for stream bank stabilization projects.  The district established the willow nursery on a local farm several years ago so that More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pack your galoshes, bring your appetite

We giggled recently when one of our residents quipped that instead of March Madness, we have March Mudness around here.  So true.  More...

Pictorial

Virginia Department of Transportation street sweepers took to the roads around Monterey this week in advance of the first weekend of the Maple Festival. More...

1,500 bills, resolutions passed in General Assembly

Legislative Update

RICHMOND — The 2015 session of the General Assembly is history. More...


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