September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Gas boom over, pipeline unaffected

MONTEREY — The natural gas boom has reached a peak, and production is expected to decline.  That is the assessment of federal government forecasters and industry insiders, but the news does not affect plans for a pipeline proposed to cross More...

Bath tourism revenue increases

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County tourism revenue increased by 3.8 percent in 2014, the tourism director reported this week.  Tourism revenue in Bath totaled $260,162,222 for 2014, and tourism relatedtaxes totaled $3,110,861 — a 1.9 percent More...

HRD to recap work to protect Highland Co.

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development will make a presentation of activities over the past year and invite questions during the group’s annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Drug Take Back day set in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Anyone with prescription drugs they are no longer using has an opportunity to get those drugs out of their homes Saturday, Sept. 26.  More...

Biggest gross sale yet for 4-H FFA livestock

MONTEREY — The 2015 Highland County Fair Livestock Sale grossed just over $153,000 in support of local 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects.  More than 57 businesses, organizations, and individuals participated in the sale. More...

More fair ribbon winners

Department F-2: Adult and Youth Sewing Adult Sewing  Section I: Infant and children’s wear Class: 6. Dress, street length: Mamie Faulkner. 11. Nightwear: Mamie Faulkner.   More...

Homestead plans fall event series

HOT SPRINGS — Celebrating the arrival of the vibrant fall season, The Omni Homestead Resort is hosting a series of exciting outdoor weekend events collectively titled “Leaf, Barley, Dine.”  More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Highland County Schools have seven more students than last year, an increase of 3.75 percent for a total of 212 students. More...

Photos

Students attending the SOL Celebration Dinner Sept. 9 were honored for passing one or more Standards of Learning tests last spring. More...

Sports

Chargers, Rams run first cross country meet

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath and Highland cross country teams ran in their first meet of the season last Wednesday at the Chargers’ home course in Hidden Valley. More...

Gap shuts out Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Buffalo Gap spoiled Bath County’s first home football game of the season Friday night, posting a 36-0 win over the Chargers.  More...

Highland Rams topple Tygarts Valley

MONTEREY — The Highland volleyball team picked up its first win of the season last Thursday, defeating Tygarts Valley, three sets to one.  The Rams won the first two sets by identical 25-16 scores before Tygarts Valley took the third set 2 More...

Early Files

Hotel confronts hairy situation

Editors note: The following story was gleaned from the Sept. 20, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was publisher and Danny Smith was editor.  More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 16, 1965

• Two Bath youths were charged for the Friday night robbery of the Midway Service Station at Bolar. Sheriff Glen Hammer said that both men admitted to the robbery, which amounted to perhaps $20 worth of beer, tobacco and cigarettes.  More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 20, 1990

• Suzanne Simmons has been named interim news editor for The Recorder. She will replace editor Danny Smith, who has accepted a position as general manager of the Andalusia (Ala.) Star-News.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

If you build it, will they come?

Making a big-ticket purchase is a tough call for any locality, and Bath is facing one now. More...

Pictorial

Priscilla Melchior read some of her poetry about the North Carolina coast to a huge turnout during Highland County Arts Council’s first “Poetry on the Patio” at the Highland Inn Fri More...

The Cornerstone — What does ‘Worshipful’ mean in Freemasonry?

COVINGTON — Recently, I was asked to address the use of the term “Worshipful” as it relates to Freemasonry. More...

Breaking News - 9/21/2015 12:50 PM

Dominion files for certificate  Free Access 

MONTEREY — A filing Friday by Dominion's Atlantic Coast Pipeline to formally apply to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity was a procedural movement, heralded by proponents as an improvem More...

Athletic field, fueling stations debated

Joint meeting held in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The athletic field at Bath County High School and the idea of joint fueling stations for county and school vehicles were the two major topics at a joint meeting of the Bath County School Board and Bath County Board of Supervisors More...

Bath EDA to participate in candidate forum

Welcome center property obtained

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Economic Development Authority talked about a variety of topics last Wednesday.  One of those was a workshop development meeting held Aug. 31 at Bolar Ruritan Club. More...

In brief ...

Bath Local Emergency Planning Committee

• At the LEPC meeting Tuesday at the Hot Springs Fire and Rescue Building, emergency services coordinator Andy Seabolt said emergency services was able to buy a trailer at low cost through its regular budget. More...

Church has new pastor

MONTEREY — The Church of God of Prophecy has a new spiritual leader.  He is Robert “Robby” Redd, 34, formerly a deputy sheriff for 13 years in Christiansburg.  More...

Correction

A typographical error appeared in the fair sponsorship ad for Judy Hupman in The Recorder last week. The error was the responsibility of The Recorder, not the advertiser.   More...

Photo

When Ron and Anita Back returned to their Warm Springs Mountain home from a trip in August, they found a visitor had been using their garden water bowl for a spa. More...

Free health screenings at LewisGale Hospital

LOW MOOR – LewisGale Hospital Alleghany invites citizens to attend its upcoming Community Event on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital grounds. More...

Photo

Volunteers attending a landing zone training session got an up-close view of the Life Guard Carilion Helicopter from Lexington Sept. 9. More...

Obituaries

THOMAS ROBERTSON

ORANGE — Thomas E. Robertson, 67, went to be with Lord, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Bath County.  He was born April 1, 1948, the son of the late Charles and Inez Robertson.  More...

HENRY MORGAN HEVENER

MONTEREY — Henry Morgan Hevener, 75, of Monterey, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 at his farm home.  The youngest of eight, he was born March 5, 1940 in Monterey, a son of the late George Pinckney and Bonnie Marie Rexrode Hevener.  More...

EDWARD LEE JOHNSON

HOT SPRINGS — Edward Lee Johnson, 62, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, Sept. More...

Home & Property

Group needs help finding American chestnut trees

MONTEREY — The mission of the American Chestnut Foundation in Virginia is to breed a blight-resistant American chestnut to grow in the Virginia forest. More...

Tornado! Front row, center stage

Of the most violent, yet compellingly beautiful storms on earth, a tornado not only touches down, it also touches many lives each year as “tornado season” kicks off in the springtime.  More...

Weather Report

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Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Sept. 6 — Deputy James Rexrode performed a traffic stop on Muddy Run Road.  • Sept. 6 — Deputy Todd Fry conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway.  • Sept. 6 — Sgt. More...

Letters

Health centers need support of U.S. Congress

Editor, The Recorder,  For 50 years, community health centers like Highland Medical Center have provided high-quality, primary and preventive care to communities like ours across the country. More...

Nuclear deal with Iran is nightmare for U.S.

Editor Recorder,  The “nuclear” agreement between the so-called Allies, the U.S. and Iran, is the worst agreement with a foreign government since the Munich agreement between England, France, Italy and Nazi Germany in 1938.  More...

No vote for candidate who can’t represent all

Editor, The Recorder  I’m a newcomer to Highland County, having been here only 18 years. I love the fair and have enjoyed working various places, eating once-a-year treats, watching events and visiting with friends every year.  More...


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