January 21, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 1/23/2016 3:26 PM

From the governor's office ....  Free Access 

Commonwealth Continues Round-the-Clock Response to Winter Storm ‘Jonas’ RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe and Virginia public safety officials continue to urge Virginians to stay off of the roads as the Commonwealth’s response to severe winter More...

Breaking News - 1/22/2016 6:25 PM

Update from VDOT  Free Access 

Route 606 closes to all traffic

AVOID ALL TRAVEL IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY TONIGHT More...

Breaking News - 1/22/2016 5:04 PM

Snowfall in Headwaters  Free Access 

Marc Ritchie shared this scene of the snow falling earlier in Head Waters. More...

Breaking News - 1/22/2016 3:20 PM

Snowy farm day in Hightown  Free Access 

Doug and Terri Puffenbarger shared these photos from their farm in Hightown. Beautiful! More...

Breaking News - 1/21/2016 10:09 AM

Governor declares state of emergency  Free Access 

Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to the Winter Storm ~ Virginians Urged to Prepare Now ~   More...

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It was a cold way to ring in the new year, but Highland Telephone Cooperative technician Jacob Lightner was up in the bucket on a snowy, cold Wednesday two weeks ago getting the fiber optic cable hoo More...

Animal abuse charges placed on McDowell man

McDOWELL — A Highland man faces animal cruelty charges after a landlord found one dog dead of starvation in a crate, and another alive but underweight, inside a rental property. More...

In brief ...

Highland EDA

• Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority welcomed Paul Clemmons, who said he was new to the county and was interested in learning about the EDA.   More...

USFS firm on rejecting pipeline’s soil survey

MONTEREY — A soil stability assessment performed along routes of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline by a Dominion subcontractor is unacceptable, the U.S. Forest Service said, in a Jan. 12 filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. More...

In brief ...

Highland LEPC

• Highland’s Local Emergency Planning Committee member Ronald Wimer reported last Thursday that Green Bank National Radio Observatory has received the county’s application for a radio frequency, and the application is now held up in More...

Southern States hosts leadership conferences

RICHMOND — Taking the story of the cooperative to customers in the field, management and board members of Southern States Cooperative, a Virginia-based farm supply retailer, participated in five regional leadership conferences in key cities thr More...

Special Sections

Schools

Academic Achievements

Aaron Newmarker  HARRISONBURG — Aaron Newmarker of Millboro has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2015 semester. He is scheduled to graduate in 2016 and is majoring in kinesiology. More...

Sports

Charger girls break losing streak

HOT SPRINGS — A lot can change in a minute and a half. That was the lesson of last Thursday’s girls’ basketball game between the James River Knights and the Bath County Chargers. More...

Rams defeat Grace Christian

STAUNTON — The Highland girls’ basketball team took a five-point lead after the first quarter Monday night and never looked back in a 51-41 road win over Grace Christian.  More...

Second half sends Craig past Rams

NEW CASTLE — Craig County broke open a tie game at halftime and defeated Highland 34-24 last Thursday in a boys’ JV basketball game. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County  • Jan. 10 — Deputy McRoberts, Deputy Randozzo and Virginia State Police responded to a report of a vehicle accident on Mountain Valley Road.  • Jan. 10 — Lt. Grimm and Sgt. C. More...

Early Files

Bath Lions observe 40th anniversary

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Feb. 26, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 20, 1966

• Erwin S. Solomon of Hot Springs and J. Forester Taylor of Staunton have announced their plans to open an office in Monterey for a general law practice. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 18, 1991

• “Wish lists” for capital improvements over the next five fiscal years were presented to the Bath County Planning Commission Monday night by various county departments, fire and rescue squads and the Rockbridge Regional Library. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Invest in our future

Highland County supervisors will soon hear a budget request from the Economic Development Authority far greater than they have heard before — about $56,500.  Usually the EDA asks for only about $2,000 a year to cover incidental expenses.&n More...

Pictorial

The progress made by the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad in recent years has been impressive by most anyone’s reckoning. On Saturday, Jan. More...

Plans from 1980s reveal fascinating vision for Bath

Say What?

I’ve always been interested in history and learning things about areas I visit, or in this case, live in.   More...

Breaking News - 1/25/2016 11:25 AM

Watch out for your roofs  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 1/24/2016 1:24 PM

Some back roads still severe  Free Access 

MANY SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS STILL HAZARDOUS Some I-81 Exits Back Open  More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2016 6:52 PM

Road conditions from VDOT  Free Access 

SNOW STORM IS ENDING – PLOWING HAS NOT – PUBLIC SHOULD REFRAIN FROM ALL TRAVEL IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY  More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2016 8:49 AM

Morning update from VDOT  Free Access 

VDOT TO DRIVERS: STAY HOME THIS MORNING Several I-81 Off-Ramps Remain Closed  More...

Breaking News - 1/22/2016 5:49 PM

News from the governor on Virginia's response  Free Access 

Commonwealth Responds to Winter Storm ‘Jonas’  RICHMOND – As the entire Commonwealth of Virginia experiences the impacts of Winter Storm “Jonas,” state transportation and public safety officials are continuing their aggressive, round-t More...

Breaking News - 1/22/2016 3:26 PM

SVEC outage cancelled  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Due to the winter storm, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has cancelled the power outage it had planned for Monday morning.  The outage was needed to continue upgrade work on the substation near Monterey. No new d More...

Breaking News - 1/22/2016 1:30 PM

VDOT reports on road conditions  Free Access 

WINTER STORM ALREADY MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS  More...

Breaking News - 1/21/2016 4:03 PM

Closings announced in Bath  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — Both the Bath County Courthouse and Bath County Library will be closed Friday, Jan. 22 due to the snowstorm expected to drop large amounts of snow on the area. More...

Bath authority approves economic development plan

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County’s strategic plan for economic development is complete. More...

EDA to ask county for $56,525

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority parted from the past and voted to request $56,525 for its fiscal 2017 budget.  The EDA customarily has kept its budget requests at $2,000 as an allocation for incidental More...

Reminder: Power outage in Highland set for Monday morning

MONTEREY — Due to forecasted low temperatures, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative rescheduled its planned power outage to Monday, Jan. 25. It will start at 8 a.m. and last about three hours. More...

Need for speed met by Highland Telephone Cooperative

MONTEREY — The Recorder offices in Monterey helped make history last week when Highland Telephone Cooperative hooked up the newspaper to the new fiber optic service, as its first customer.  More...

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Kimberly Krulikowski of the American Red Cross spoke to Todd Brendel, president of the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, about partnering in the delivery and installation of free smoke detector More...

Mother, daughter sentenced for probation violations

WARM SPRINGS – A mother and daughter, each with a felony conviction under their belts and more charges hanging over their heads, faced Judge Humes Franklin Jr. More...

BARC selects contractor for solar project

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative has announced it has contracted with Affordable Energy Concepts, headquartered in Madison Heights, as its contractor to construct BARC’s groundbreaking community solar project – the first utility More...

Obituaries

THOMAS L. HINER

APRIL SOUND, Tex. — Thomas L. Hiner, 82, of April Sound, passed away Dec. 27, 2015.  He was born in Monterey, Va. More...

GLADYS JACKSON

HOT SPRINGS — Gladys Virginia Beard Lindsay Jackson, 98, of Hot Springs, died Saturday, Jan. More...

MARY FRANCES CORBETT

CLIFTON FORGE — Mary Frances Beverage Corbett, 88, of 709 Lee Street, Clifton Forge, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at her residence.  She was born Oct. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY  Thursday, Jan. 21 • Burnsville United Methodist Church Women’s Group meets at the church, 7 p.m. Bring light refreshment.   More...

Home & Property

BCHS robotics team competes

ORANGE — The Bath County High School robotics team traveled to Orange County High School Saturday, Jan. 16 for the FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Virginia Regional Competition.  More...

SVEC encourages preparation for weekend winter storm

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Governor’s budget will be focus this session

RICHMOND — The 2016 regular session of the Virginia General Assembly is off and running. The long sessions are held in even years and are significant because we will be adopting a new two-year budget. More...

Letters

Bath County resident supports Dr. Redington

Editor, The Recorder,  Attention Bath County: I have been in and out of the hospital the past month, and I have talked to at least a half a dozen people who have been in or have had a family member in the emergency room at Bath Community Hospita More...

No need to fabricate crises for personal gain

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Wiling away the winter hours with naps, TV

Editor, The Recorder,  People are wishing me a Happy New Year again. Actually, I’ve never liked New Year’s celebrations. I find them depressing these days, especially. More...


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