April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Planning commission sets public hearing

WARM SPRINGS — New Virginia Department of Transportation funding regulations will require a revision to the Bath County Comprehensive Plan.  The Bath County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on revising the plan Tuesday, May 2 More...

Dominion must pay, county tells FERC

MONTEREY — Highland County leaders had their say about protecting residents and business Monday. When it comes to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, supervisors want protection.  More...

Correction

In last week’s edition, Emma Harman’s name was omitted from the Highland Elementary School A honor roll. Harman is a fifth grade student.  More...

Woman gets jail time for Oak Ridge Station thefts

WARM SPRINGS – A woman from Craigsville will spend a year in jail for stealing money from the cash register at Oak Ridge Station in McClung.  Victoria Marie Verhaegen, 29, stole more than $4,500 from the station in the course of just three More...

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  Top: Mackenzie Kincaid, daughter of Tonya and Billy Kincaid of Hot Springs, took the Miss Bath County 2015 crown Saturday night. She is 17, and a junior at Bath County High School. On the left is Mackenzie Lauren Weaver, first runner-up. More...

Concerns about pipeline flood into FERC

MONTEREY — They went down to the wire.  An outpouring of both impassioned and dispassionate comments, mainly opposing the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, flowed to the end this week of a public comment period set by federal regulators.&n More...

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On Saturday, April 25, the Burnsville United Methodist Church youth group met for an evening of fellowship and craft time. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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The Bath County High School Band took its annual band trip, this year to New York City, April 1-3. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools, Tuesday, May 5 — 7 p.m. Bath County High School   More...

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Highland Elementary School Good Citizens for the month of April were (l-r) front row: Aubree Whitelaw, second grade; Meckenzie Lambert, first grade; Elizabeth Whitelaw, kindergarten; back row: Ryan G More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • April 19 — Deputy Cody Smith assisted rescue squad with call on Klondike Drive.  • April 19 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to tree in the road on Sam Snead Highway.  • April 19 — Smith More...

Letters

Recorder praised for investigative work

Editor, The Recorder,  The Recorder is to be congratulated, again, for its journalism awards.  Investigative reporting — searching out, understanding and communicating stories powerful people don’t particularly want told — More...

Bath After-Prom committee seeks support

Editor, The Recorder,  The Bath County After-Prom Committee is planning an After-Prom Celebration at Bath County High School, on May 9 for our students to enjoy time together in a safe, drug/alcohol-free environment.  More...

Hillary Clinton wrong person to lead country

Editor, The Recorder,  This is an honest question: If you had a business that was failing, going deeper every minute and one scandal after another, would you put Hillary Clinton in charge to bring it out? More...

Breaking News - 5/4/2015 8:33 AM

Prescribed burn happens today  Free Access 

HIDDEN VALLEY — The Warm Springs Ranger District of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests will implement a 2,212-acre prescribed fire called Jackson River RX today in the Hidden Valley/Poor Farm section of Bath County.    More...

BCH selects new board

3 members step down

HOT SPRINGS – Following a three-hour meeting that began last Friday at 10 a.m., the Bath Community Hospital board of directors was reconfigured.  For the most part, those concerned about what actions the board would take that day are hopef More...

County set to adopt budget

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors will meet tonight, Thursday, April 30, to adopt a proposed $7,288,760 budget for fiscal year 2016, down from the current budget of $7,353,215.  No public comments were expressed on the spending levels.  More...

Neils’ Small Engine Repair opens in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Need a new lawn mower, trimmer or other yard equipment? Or, do you just need what you have repaired? If so, a new business in Bath County is waiting to serve your needs.  More...

Broadband planning: counties hear options

WARM SPRINGS — What Bath and Highland get out of a joint broadband project may well depend what the two counties are willing to put into it.  More...

Bath now has 4 candidates

WARM SPRINGS — There are now four candidates who have submitted the necessary materials to be on the ballot in Bath County for the November general election.  Annette Loan is the most recent candidate to qualify. More...

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Make plans to visit the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile this week through May 2. The traveling exhibit is parked at the recreation/picnic site adjacent to Valley Elementary School. More...

Library offers free access to eBooks

LEXINGTON — The Rockbridge Regional Library system offers free access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks through the shared collection of Blue Ridge Download Consortium. More...

Obituaries

MARY GRACE TERRY HALTERMAN

MONTEREY — Mary Grace Terry Halterman, 79, of Monterey, went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 27, 2015, at the home of her daughter, in Elkton.  She was born March 14, 1936 in Highland County, a daughter of the late George Everette and E More...

Sports

Bath wins big on diamond

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County picked up its second win of the season on the diamond at home Monday night with a 13-3 win over Webster County.  More...

Rams run at James River

BUCHANAN — The Highland track team continued to perform well at a meet last Wednesday at James River.  Samantha Blagg placed second in the 1600m with a time of 6:12 and also had a time of 14.57 seconds in the 100m and 29.05 seconds in the More...

Bath soccer teams to play road games

HOT SPRINGS — For the time being, the Bath County High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will be road warriors.  Athletic director Will Fields said Tuesday morning an engineer and contractors are still evaluating a sinkhole More...

Home & Property

HRD opposes pipeline impacts

MONTEREY — The citizens group Highlanders for Responsible Development went on record Tuesday in opposition to proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline routes in Highland.  HRD announced Monday it would file comments around noon on April 28, the fi More...

Early Files

Mertz program ‘best in state’

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 8, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher.  More...

HHS chosen for SERC satellite experiment

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 22, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 29, 1965

• The Highland High School Band will march in the Grand Feature Parade at the 38th annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Parade Friday. The three and one-half hour parade will begin at 2 p.m. with 75 bands. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Going green gets new meaning

Add this word to your vocabulary: Astroturfing.  Texas Sen. More...

Governor signs budget without amendment

Several bills vetoed

RICHMOND — April 15 was more than Tax Day this year. Indeed, the legislature came back into session on Tax Day, to consider the governor’s amendments and vetoes to legislation passed during the 2015 General Assembly session.   More...

Citizens urged to weigh in on business license

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — The existing Bath County License Tax Ordinance adopted Dec. More...


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