September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Feds express more concerns on proposed pipeline plans

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, federal energy regulators sent Dominion another set of directives addressing environmental concerns about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...

Corrections

• The front page headline in last week’s edition said the old mill seeds tax credit. More...

Collins running for supervisor

WARM SPRINGS — Claire Collins is seeking a second term on the Bath County Board of Supervisors from Cedar Creek District, and said getting ongoing projects completed was a major factor in her decision.  More...

Eddy Hicklin seeking Millboro District seat

WARM SPRINGS — Eddy Hicklin hopes to begin his first term on the board of supervisors representing Millboro District in January.  More...

Library Notes

Highland County Public Library

• Local author Sandy Hevener will read from her new book, “Little Doreen and Old Doreen,” on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. More...

Healing Springs Baptist to hold 170th homecoming

HEALING SPRINGS — Healing Springs Baptist Church is 170 years old, and will celebrate the milestone with a special homecoming service Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  More...

Pottery a rare find

Editor’s note: Last week’s story about this rare Joseph F. Silber pottery failed to publish both photos of the barrel form cooler stand and top. More...

Masonic brotherhood kept tenets during Civil War

COVINGTON – One of the basic themes of Freemasonry is brotherhood and brotherly love. Every Mason takes a vow to relieve and assist all mankind, especially a brother in Masonry. More...

Congratulations to the 2015 Highland County blue ribbon winners

Parade Decorated float: Burnsville United Methodist Church Youth Group. Theme float: The Beverage Clan. Dance, drill and majorette group: Little Switzerland Cloggers. Best appearing marching band: Highland High School&nb More...

Special Sections

Schools

Academic honor

Victoria Dever   WEYERS CAVE — Victoria M. Dever graduated May 9 summa cum laude from Blue Ridge Community College’s veterinary technology program with an associate’s of applied science in veterinary technology.  More...

Sports

Mountaineers overwhelm Chargers

LOW MOOR — Alleghany held Bath County to -36 yards of total offense and forced six Charger turnovers Friday night in a 47-0 win.  More...

In brief ...

Highland County Recreation Commission

• Highland rec commission treasurer Yvonne Wimer was not yet able to provide bottom line profits of this year’s Mountain Mama. Donations will be mailed to the rest stop providers that were approved at the July meeting.   More...

Celtics beat Chargers at home

HOT SPRINGS — Roanoke Catholic spoiled Bath County’s home volleyball opener last Wednesday, defeating the Chargers in straight sets.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Aug. 30 — Deputy Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway.  • Aug. 30 — Deputy Bryan IV responded to a report of an injured deer on Richardson Gorge Road.  • Aug. More...

Early Files

Tornado-like winds cause extensive damage in area

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 11, 1974 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 9, 1965

• Superintendent H.C. Lunsford Jr. reported to the board that the Highland High School building and grounds were in good condition following the county fair and that he could find no damages whatsoever.  More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 13, 1990

• Supervisor Chairman Ed Dickerson Tuesday night called a fire that has been burning for months at the county landfill in Hot Springs “a serious situation.” Following a statement by Bart Ailstock, who lives on Route 611, which leads More...

Chargers resign Phillips

SAN DIEGO — Bath County's John Phillips, released Sept. More...

Photo

Colton Williams, son of Trey Williams and Heidi Simmons, won novice hog showmanship first-place ribbon at the 64th annual Highland County Fair, which took place last weekend in Monterey. More...

Supervisors give nod to conservation easement

WARM SPRINGS — Conservation easements have become a hot topic recently for Bath County supervisors and planning commission members, and Tuesday’s board meeting was no exception.  More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• An agreement between the county and Lingo Networks, a subsidiary of MGW Telephone, for location on the county’s Warm Springs Mountain communications tower was approved. More...

Sugar Grove Navy base closes

SUGAR GROVE, W.Va. More...

Public invited to comment on trout management plan

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Virginia Tech’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation have initiated a process to develop a statewide Stocked Trout Management Plan.  More...

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On Sunday, Aug. 23, the Burnsville United Methodist Youth Group met for a back to school party. There were 14 children in attendance. More...

Photo

These deer were seen foraging recently in Monterey. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Reunion

Arbogast Family  GROTTOES — The annual Arbogast family reunion was held Aug. 16 at the Grand Caverns Park in Grottoes.  More...

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Whatcha Readin’? The Little Free Library at the Bolar is in service and ready for readers to enjoy. Take a book and leave a book is the neighborly way to share literature and good reading. More...

Photos

Bacova Guild has donated three area rugs as a door prize for the Dabney S. More...

Photos

  Little Master and Miss Highland 2014 Joseph Koal Will and Kristina Brooke Neil wore their bear hunting attire as they cruised in the Highland fair parade last week. More...

Photos

  The tractor pull and truck pull attracted large crowds. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) |align=left|width=250|height=165|link=node]  On Wednesday, Sept. More...

Obituaries

HELEN GAY CARPENTER

HOT SPRINGS — Helen Gay Carpenter, 90, of Hot Springs, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.  She was born Aug. More...

BARBARA J. CHAPMAN

McDOWELL — Barbara Joan “Bobbi” Chapman, 85, of McDowell, and formerly of Monterey, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Patty.  She was born Jan. More...

Home & Property

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Hannah Bradley of Covington, a member of the Dabney S. More...

Weather report

Full Story

Photo

One of the benefits of having a “Pipeline Air Force” is stunning aerial photography. More...

Letters

Community blessed to have Bath hospital

Editor, The Recorder,  A recent farming accident sent me to the Bath Community Hospital. My injury alarmed even the staff, who were doing what they do best, which is to save, comfort, and heal. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Bath’s growth areas need another look

With all the recent wrangling about adding conservation easements to properties in Bath County, one thing is clear — growth areas need to be better defined in the county’s comprehensive plan. Officials seem to agree.  More...

Pictorial

Another Highland County Fair has come and gone, and once again, the volunteers and members of the fair association made it a great one. More...

Corn: That’s what’s for dinner

The Nascent Chef

Pure nirvana! I just finished cooking and devouring my dinner. Last night, I dined on filet mignon, which I’d splurged on recently at the grocery store.  Tonight, though, far surpassed filet mignon. What, pray tell? Lobster? Stone crabs? More...


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