May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Town votes yes on oil, gas amendment

MONTEREY — Last week, the Monterey Town Council approved a town zoning ordinance amendment requiring a conditional use permit for oil and gas exploration, mining and transportation.  More...

In brief ...

• Monterey Town Council member Cody Cohen reported last week that the town purchased new outdoor trash cans similar to, but smaller than, those along the community trail. More...

Golf cart donated to Bath County Sheriff’s Office

HOT SPRINGS — Thanks to the generosity of area individuals and businesses, the Bath County Sheriff’s Office has a shiny golf cart ready to use at various events.  Harold and Leslie King of Burnsville donated the cart. More...

Plecker qualifies as candidate

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker officially qualified this week to be on the ballot for re-election.  There are now six candidates in Bath who have qualified to be on the ballot for the November general election.  Als More...

Highland Farmers’ Market opens May 29 in Monterey

MONTERERY — The Highland Farmers’ Market will begin its 18th year of operation on Friday, May 29, at the Pavilion in front of The Highland Center. Market manager Scott Smith spoke about the upcoming season.  More...

Photos

Flower planting and general outdoor clean-up accompanied sunny skies last Friday at Highland courthouse. More...

Highland Relay celebrates 10 years

MONTEREY — It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since the first Highland County Relay For Life event. A lot has happened during those years, but the one thing that has stayed the same is the community support.  More...

In brief ...

Highland Tourism Council

• Monday, the Highland Tourism Council heard a report from Tammy Minnigh on plans for the newly purchased Montvallee Motel. The motel will close to lodging guests on June 1, and she and her husband, Mike, will move their game business there. More...

Visit a state park May 16

RICHMOND — As part of National Kids to Parks Day, May 16, Virginia State Parks will offer special kid-friendly activities, and visitors will receive a coupon for complimentary parking later in the year.  More...

Dominion responds to Highland concerns

‘They don’t care at all,’ mayor says

MONTEREY – Public drinking water is not a concern unless it’s within 150 feet of the line.  More...

Student art show at BCHS this Sunday, May 17

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County students will have their artwork presented in an art show this weekend at the Bath County High School.  Awards donated by the Bath County Art Association will be given to first, second, and third place, and honor More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland School Board

• Monday, the Highland school board heard principals’ reports — Teacher Appreciation Week was a success and SOL testing was to begin. More...

Sports

Bath offense explodes against Craig Rockets

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County baseball team scored 15 runs off 15 hits Monday night to defeat the Craig County Rockets 15-2.  More...

Parry McCluer wins over Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Parry McCluer broke open a close game with four second half goals Monday night and defeated Bath County 5-2 in a Pioneer District girls’ soccer game.  The Chargers were back on their home field for the first time in sev More...

Late runs not enough

HOT SPRINGS — James River jumped out to a 7-0 lead Tuesday night and defeated Bath County 9-2 in a Pioneer District baseball game.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County  • May 5 — Transported inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to court and returned.  • May 5 — Assisted motorist with keys locked in vehicle, Jackson River Road.  • May 5 — Received rep More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • May 3 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to a noise complaint on Thomastown Road.  • May 3 — Deputy Cody Smith performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway near the Cascades Golf Course.  • May More...

Early Files

Photo

“Spring Blossoms,” an art exhibit featuring the work of these Highland High School art students, was on display at the Highland County Public Library. More...

Asbestos removal requirements not as drastic as first thought

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 15, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

Lottery begins; still topic of controversy

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 22, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Danny Smith was editor.   More...

Opinions & Commentary

Debate, discuss, decide

The Bath County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday night was a fine display of government in action.  It featured 10 separate motions concerning the proposed 2015-16 budget. More...

Pictorial

The Allegheny Mountain String Orchestra, part of the Allegheny Mountain String Project, was on tour April 29, performing concerts at Valley Elementary School and Highland Elementary in one day. More...

Moon, moth and mystery . . .

Wonders of the Woods A closer look at our natural world

It is a balmy June twilight and I have been asked to come over to experience something absolutely spectacular at my friend Glenna Runyon’s home. More...

Cowpasture home to lively summer camps

Natural Resources

Editor’s note: The following essay is the eighth 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...

10 motions, but no budget

WARM SPRINGS — After multiple motions, much discussion, and some prodding by the county attorney, the Bath County Board of Supervisors still left Tuesday’s meeting without passing a 2015-16 general fund budget.  The $18.1 million gen More...

Step back, look at big picture, FERC urged

MONTEREY — The way the government goes about approving interstate natural gas pipelines such as the one proposed to cross Highland is fundamentally flawed, a leading international environmental group asserts.  The contention reinforces pro More...

St. Luke’s welcomes new rector

HOT SPRINGS — After sensing a call to the church at a young age, new St. Luke’s rector Jerry “Harrison” L. Heidel waited until later in life to answer it. More...

FERC denies charges against ACP owner

MONTEREY — Federal regulators have rejected a watchdog group’s charges against Duke Energy for overbuilding its fleet of power plants, overcharging customers, and neglecting to purchase power from neighboring utilities.  More...

Power plant building predicted to ease up

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a report issued last week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that additions to the nation’s fleet of power plants will slow significantly.  More...

Old buildings exhibited in photos at museum

McDOWELL — “Images of Highland County’s Past,” an exhibit of photographs by Doug Puffenbarger of Blue Grass, is on display at the Highland County Museum through October.  Puffenbarger has captured images of many abandoned More...

Paint classes offer ‘right brain’ opportunity

HOT SPRINGS – We all learned in school, we have a left and a right hemisphere of our brains. The “left brain” is what makes us pay attention to details, carry out complex tasks, and think about, oh, scientific things. More...

YEP accepting applications

MONTEREY — The Highland Youth Employment Program is gearing up to kick off in June. More...

Photo

Duke the German shepherd was the first patient of the Westwood Animal Hospital Mobile Veterinary Clinic’s first monthly visit Monday. More...

Library Notes

• I’m excited to announce a new library product coming in late May, the Playaway Launchpad. Playaway Launchpad is the first ever secure, pre-loaded learning tablet designed for children in a library environment. More...

Photos

Highland Medical Center staff and directors will show off the new facilities on U.S. 220 in Monterey this Sunday, May 17 during an open house with group tours from 3-5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

DEREK JOHN REXRODE

MOYERS, W. Va. — Derek John Rexrode, 23, of Moyers, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg, Va.  He was born on Dec. 31, 1991 in Harrisonburg, Va., the son of Johnny Lee and Pamela Sue Eye Rexrode.  More...

STEPHEN PETER WEINTRAUB

MILLBORO — Stephen Peter Weintraub, 86, of Millboro, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 at home, surrounded by loved ones and faithful canine companions.  He was born Nov. More...

CYNTHIA ANN BEARD GRAY

HOT SPRINGS — Cynthia Ann Beard Gray, 73, of Hot Springs, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs.  She was born Sept. More...

Home & Property

Author to speak at bird club meeting

BOLAR — Bath-Highland Bird Club will meet at the Bolar Ruritan Building on Monday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be “Saving the Cerulean Warbler,” presented by Katie Fallon.  More...

Photos

Millboro Elementary School students recently raised $667 for the American Cancer Society’s “Coins for a Cure” campaign. More...

BCH celebrates National Hospital Week

HOT SPRINGS — A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. More...

Letters

Stop ‘attacks’ on Bath hospital board members

Editor, The Recorder  I am writing this letter in reference to the letter from Stephen Terry, who has described himself as a “concerned citizen.”  More...

Hospital’s future depends on a new approach

Editor, The Recorder,  Our community hospital has faced many challenges in the past couple of years, but we are making concerted and strategic efforts to move forward with a constant focus on patient care.  More...

Country in ‘dire need’ of Christian leadership

Editor The Recorder,  In last week’s paper (May 7), Mr. Bill Cox failed to read the word humor at the beginning of the last paragraph. It was a point of humor, Mr. Cox. More...


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