March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Maple madness: One weekend down, one to go

A long line formed in the annual tradition of the Mill Gap Ruritan Club’s maple doughnut trailer. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Bath LEPC discusses ‘smart911’

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Local Emergency Planning Committee discussed a relatively new service Tuesday afternoon, one emergency services representatives believe could help in responding to calls for assistance.  More...

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Monterey Town Council

• At the Monterey Town Council meeting March 11, Mayor Rich Holman reported that buying and installing new trash cans was delayed by weather. More...

Deeds recognized for mental health reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Permits issued to survey forest for pipeline

ROANOKE — The U.S. Forest Service is issuing a temporary special use permit to survey a 12.6-mile segment of the George Washington National Forest for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland and Augusta counties.  More...

EDA perplexed over proposed gas pipeline

MONTEREY — Monday, Highland Economic Development Authority members expressed interest in Dominion’s $500,000 quote for a natural gas pipeline tap, but frustration over not knowing where such a facility could be located.  “I don More...

Highland audit shows positive finances

MONTEREY — Highland’s finances are in good order, according to an independent auditor.  Michael Upton of the financial firm Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates of Staunton, told supervisors Feb. More...

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Local Emergency Planning Committee

• At a meeting March 12, Highland emergency services coordinator Harley Gardner, chair of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, proposed budgeting to improve meeting participation by adding meals. More...

Mountain Power Sports open for business

HEAD WATERS – Bath and Highland have a new repair shop for motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, generators, pressure washers, space heaters and power sprayers.  Mountain Power Sports opened Feb. More...

Milkshakes an FFA tradition

MONTEREY — The Highland County Maple Festival is in its 57th year. Eleven years ago, Highland’s Future Farmers of America chapter wanted to get involved. More...

Trucks to detour, March 23-27

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Hospital offers free diabetic classes

HOT SPRINGS — Many people would like to get diabetes in better control, but don’t know how to do it. Bath Community Hospital and Bath Community Physicians’ Group can help.  More...

BARC awarded broadband funding

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative announced last week it has been provisionally selected to receive funding through the Connect America Fund Rural Broadband Experiments, a program of the Federal Communications Commission. More...

Small-farm class offered

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a beginner-level crash course geared toward managing pasture and hay resources on farms under 100 acres.  More...

Traffic tickets on rise

MONTEREY — Supervisors heard a report earlier this month from Sheriff Tim Duff that traffic summonses in February climbed steeply from January.  Thirty-three of 63 papers served were traffic summonses written by deputies, Duff said.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Science fair winners announced

MONTEREY — The Highland County Public Schools Science Fair last week was a big hit, said Superintendent Dr. More...

Photo

The first Junior Highland 4-H Dairy Bowl team competed Saturday, March 7 at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School in Broadway. More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School honor roll   WARM SPRINGS — Bath County High School principal Sarah Rowe has announced the honor rolls for the second quarter and the first semester of the 2014-15 school year.  Second quarter   More...

Home & Property

Adalynn Virginia McRobie

ELK GARDEN, W.Va. — Adalynn Virginia McRobie was born Nov. More...

Jacob Levi Murray

MONTEREY — Vincent and Hannah Murray are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Jacob Levi.  He was born Jan. More...

Gunner Thomas Mullins

MILL GAP — Glendon and LeLe Mullins of Mill Gap were blessed with the birth of their son, Gunner Thomas, on Oct. More...

Letters

Red Cross chapter appreciates support

Editor, The Recorder:  I would like to say thank you to everyone who came to the Bloodmobile Monday, March 9 in Hot Springs.  We received 38 units of blood, 30 units of whole blood, and four people gave “double reds,” which made More...

Firefighter urges residents to consider dry hydrants

Editor, the Recorder,  I would like to share with you a way that citizens may be able to assist their local volunteer fire department, benefit their communities, and reduce the severity and impact of fire in their areas.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Great match, bright future

Running any business in this area is tough. Running an iconic business, one that everyone associates with our town, is much tougher.  The Highland Inn has long been more than just a hotel. More...

Krispy Kreme re-opens in Roanoke

Dining Delights

ROANOKE – Who doesn’t love a warm, fresh doughnut? I’ll bet even too-slim fashion models crave the delicious delights. What’s not to love? Yeasty dough, fried, filled or glazed with something sweet. Yum!   More...

We heard you was gone

Meadowdale Musings

I just love winter, until we take down the Christmas tree and finish off the left over turkey rice soup. More...

Center preps for move to Highland Inn

MONTEREY — The Highland Inn hosted a full house for the Maple Festival last weekend and is booked solid for the upcoming second weekend.  “We were thrilled,” Betty Mitchell, executive director of The Highland Center, said betwe More...

Reed competes in regional bee

ROANOKE – Gabrielle Reed made it through 11 rounds at the 42nd annual Regional Spelling Bee here last weekend.  More...

Business license fee better than tax, administrator says

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County administrator Ashton Harrison told the county’s Economic Development Authority last Wednesday a business license fee would be better for the county than a business license tax.  At its March 10 meeting, Bat More...

SVEC will not sign agreement with town

MONTEREY — At its weather-delayed meeting March 11, the Monterey Town Council received a report from town attorney Melissa Dowd about Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s response to the mayor’s request for an indemnification ag More...

‘Cliff dwelling’ offers spot for creativity

McDOWELL — A new feature went up on the mountainside overlooking the Bullpasture Valley last week.  Elizabeth Devenny and Mark Hodge have a new “cliff dwelling” above their home at the old McDowell mill. More...

Dominion marks halfway point

RICHMOND — In a prepared statement, Dominion said the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is halfway through its initial 10 scoping meetings as part of its National Environmental Policy Act review of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...

FERC asked to extend scoping period

MONTEREY — Several groups have gone on record asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to lengthen the period of time for accepting comments in preparation of an environmental impact statement for the proposed Dominion pipeline.  More...

HRD asks for FERC meeting

MONTEREY – In its most recent newsletter, Highlanders for Responsible Development reported it has called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to broaden its scoping meetings to include Highland County for Dominion’s proposed Atlant More...

Town to consider zoning change for pipelines

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council has set a public hearing for its May meeting on the planning commission’s recommendation to amend the zoning ordinance to make oil and gas exploration, extraction, and pipelines subject to the conditional More...

Snow removal discussed

MONTEREY — At the March 11 Monterey Town Council meeting, Mayor Rich Holman brought up the issue of snow removal.  He said he thought council should discuss the town’s position on removing snow “and whether we need to do any sn More...

Join 4-H trip to Caribbean

COVINGTON — The Alleghany/Covington 4-H is participating in a community service project in the Dominican Republic Aug. 7-14. The project is open to all teens in the Allegheny Highlands, including Bath and Highland counties.  More...

Preservation Bath supports nomination for Most Endangered Historic Sites

WARM SPRINGS —Preservation Bath has announced its support for the nomination of the Gibson Cottage for Preservation Virginia’s annual list of Most Endangered Historic Sites.  Ruth Selden-Sturgill of Warm Springs submitted the nominat More...

HMC offering diabetic eye disease screenings

MONTEREY — Beginning in March, patients at Highland Medical Center can receive diabetic eye disease screenings. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged 25-74 years in the United States.  More...

Garth Newel hires executive director

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center has announced Dr. Shawn Puller has been named executive director of the Garth Newel Music Center.  More...

Obituaries

DAVID BRUMMITTE

NORTON — David Brummitte, 34, of Norton, died in a mining accident Monday, March 16, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Adam Brummitte.  More...

BARBARA J. BOWMAN

STAUNTON — Barbara Jean Reid Bowman, 80, widow of James Pendleton Bowman, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on July 25, 1934 in Toccoa, Ga., a daughter of the late Hen More...

AUDREY RAY CORBETT

MONTEREY — Audrey Ray Corbett, 89, of Monterey, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at University of Virginia Medical Center.  She was born Aug. More...

Sports

Highland track ready

MONTEREY— Jason Canze returns as the Highland track coach this season after a three-year absence and he feels good about his small team. “I feel we will have a good season even though we are small in numbers,” Canze said.  More...

Charger baseball full of fresh faces

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County baseball team is starting from scratch this year. Of the 13 players on last year’s varsity squad, only three are coming back this season, the other 10 having graduated last spring.  More...

Veterans will lead Highland soccer

MONTEREY — Like many spring sports seasons here in Highland County, outdoor practice time has been limited and hard to come by for the Highland soccer team as snow and recent rain has covered the Rams’ playing field.  This week, howe More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • March 8 — Lieutenant Jeff Grimm responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in Warm Springs.  • March 8 — Grimm responded to a report of a dispute in Burnsville.  • March 8 — Grimm arre More...

Early Files

History is his passion

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 19, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Ned Bane was publisher and Chris Pugh was associate publisher.   MONTEREY — Kent Botkin’s roots run deep in Highland County. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 18, 1965

• The Mill Gap Ruritan Club, which originated the maple doughnut for the festival, kneaded 10,000 of the goodies at its place of service and cooked many more batches, which were made at home by members and brought in.  More...

25 years ago

MARCH 15, 1990

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night voted to rescind its withdrawal from the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission. The board had voted Jan. More...


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