January 7, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

In brief ...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• During Highland’s Economic Development Authority’s Dec. 21 meeting, treasurer Betty Mitchell reported the EDA’s assets totaled $8,146.   More...

Groups charge Dominion with wrongdoing

MONTEREY — Citizen and environmental groups have joined in protest over Dominion allegedly disobeying environmental law.  More...

VCSB reports on 2015 budget, services

MONTEREY — Valley Community Services Board served 58 Highland County clients in 2015, down from 66 in 2014, executive director David Deering told supervisors during an update and budget presentation Dec. 16. More...

Bath circuit court hears December cases

WARM SPRINGS – The holiday spirit was evident in the Bath County Circuit Court Friday, Dec. 22. More...

Council OKs state park letter

MONTEREY — The Highland Tourism Council voted at its December meeting to approve the following endorsement to promote a proposed state park in Highland during the 2016 state legislative session:  More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• Tuesday, Kevin Wagner was elected chair of the Highland board of supervisors. David Blanchard was elected vice chair.   More...

Special Sections

Schools

Valley Elementary principal resigns

MILLBORO — After only four months on the job, Valley Elementary School principal Kevin Kendall has resigned.  More...

MES teacher earns national certification

MILLBORO — Millboro Elementary School teacher Joey Crawford is the first Bath County Public Schools teacher to earn National Board Certification.  Crawford, in his 11th year at MES, was recognized at Tuesday’s school board meeting. More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• Tuesday, the Bath school board conducted its organizational meeting. Roy Burns was elected as chair and Cathy Lowry as vice chair. Business manager Justin Rider was named fiscal agent and superintendent Sue Hirsh deputy fiscal agent.  More...

Home & Property

Cline calls federal government ‘intrusive’

WARM SPRINGS — Del. Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge) told a gathering of about 20 people at the Bath County Courthouse Monday that the federal government has become intrusive into the agenda of state governments.  More...

Hot Springs Christmas Parade winners announced

HOT SPRINGS — The following were the winning entries in the Hot Springs Christmas Parade held Dec. More...

Power outage planned Jan. 18

MONTEREY — Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative plans an interruption in electric service beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. More...

Letters

Concerns expressed about sheriff’s office

Editor, The Recorder,  When a double homicide suspect from Pocahontas County was at large, Bath County let the citizens know.  Highland County didn’t seem concerned. More...

Revoking conceal carry agreements irresponsible

Editor, The Recorder,  I am extremely alarmed at Attorney General Mark Herring’s unilaterally revoking Virginia’s reciprocity agreements for conceal carry permits in 25 states.  More...

This presidential race is not like previous races

Editor, The Recorder, “Let me go over that again: Reagan’s popularity was popular. More...

Karst a ‘disaster’ for pipeline company, expert tells board

MONTEREY — Cave authority and Burnsville resident Phil Lucas told Highland supervisors the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would be a calamity if construction proceeds as proposed through the karst topography of Highland.  More...

Plenty of news wraps up past year

2015 headlines in review

There was no shortage of news and headlines for Bath and Highland during 2015. Here is a look back at a few of the big stories last year. More...

Feds told pipeline route options are unfeasible

MONTEREY — Alternative pipeline routes suggested by the U.S. Forest Service are not viable, Dominion said last month, in response to requests by federal agencies. More...

2015 a big year for The Highland Center

MONTEREY — The Highland Center in its report of 2015 accomplishments began by noting the creation of a Youth Philanthropy Council in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Blue Ridge. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Jan. 12 — 7 p.m. Bath County Courthouse Room 115  • Approve by-laws (rules of order).   More...

Initial 2016-17 budget requests made in Bath

MILLBORO — Beginning work on the 2016-17 school budget, the Bath County School Board heard budget presentations from several departments Tuesday.  More...

Obituaries

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HIGHTOWN — Samuel Curtis Hise, 56, of Hightown, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at his home.  He was born August 27, 1959 a son of the late Isaac Samuel and Edith Grace Arbogast Hise.    More...

BONNIE JEAN WIMER

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Bonnie Jean Wimer, 86, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at the home of her daughter.  She was born Aug. More...

CAROL HEVENER

SILVER SPRING, Md. More...

Sports

Fourth quarter surge sends Eagles past Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County trailed by only three early in the fourth quarter Dec. 18, but Auburn closed the game on a 12-6 run and defeated the Chargers 35-26 in a matchup of two Conference 45 girls’ basketball teams. More...

Highland girls sweep JR

BUCHANAN — Highland earned a season sweep over James River Dec. 17, defeating the Knights 48-44 on James River’s home floor behind 36 points from Chelsey Isles.  More...

Knights too much for Rams

BUCHANAN —James River’s JV team defeated the Highland boys on Dec. 16 by a 64-11 score.  The Knights led 27-7 after the first quarter, and shut the Rams out in the second and took a 39-7 lead at halftime. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County  • Dec. 14— Deputy Colaw responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in Millboro.  • Dec. 14— Deputy Bryan responded to a report of debris in the roadway in Millboro.  • Dec. More...

Early Files

Photo

Winners in the Womanless Beauty Review at Highland High School in this Feb. More...

First big snow hits area

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 2, 1998 Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 6, 1966

• Residents of Highland County received a fine Christmas gift on Dec. 24 in the form of a new International rescue-type ambulance, which is to come almost fully equipped. S.N.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Puff pastry holiday a reason to cheer

Party of One

One of my favorite things is puff pastry. Wrap just about anything in it – other than peppers of any sort – and I am happily content.  I had an absolutely joyful holiday, in spite of my Grinch-ness before it began. More...


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