February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Zoning definitions call for clarification

MONTEREY - The Highland planning commission continued working on definitions for a revised county zoning and subdivision ordinance last Thursday.  Chair Bill Rich and member Jay Swecker deliberated without a quorum over the definitions of subdiv More...

Winter weather forces meeting, event changes in Bath, Highland

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — The winter weather forced the cancellation of several meetings and events Monday and Tuesday in Bath and Highland.  The Bath board of zoning appeals was scheduled to hear two conditional use permit applications More...

Highland sheriff sets chain of command

MONTEREY - Sheriff David Neil has promoted two longtime deputies, hired another to fill his own former position as deputy and has promoted a dispatcher to communications supervisor, fulfilling his campaign promise to establish a chain of command.&nbs More...

General Assembly takes up key issues

Crossover for the 2016 Session of the Virginia General Assembly is at hand. On Wednesday, Feb. 17, all bills that remain under consideration will have crossed over to the other body for action. More...

How do DJs forecast weather for three counties? Find out

MONTEREY — Listeners may wonder how the DJs at AMR get their weather forecast. It’s complicated, and takes a experience, to become proficient at putting it together. More...

Learn about herbs

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Library presents “Herbalious, the prequel: How we get from seeds to herbs,” by Master Gardener Barbara Thomas, on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m.  She will show some of her favorite herbs, includi More...

Highland groups urged to share event plans

MONTEREY — Is your organization planning a festival, a benefit dinner, or other public activity in 2016?  If so, the Highland Tourism Council would like to help you promote the event as we leap into 2016.  On Leap Day, Monday, Feb. More...

Dominion explains new route to FERC

MONTEREY — In a Feb. 16 letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Dominion responded to a request for response about how to avoid the protected species and habitats as outlined by the U.S. Forest Service.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath bee a swift spell-down

WARM SPRINGS – Top speller Katherine Dupoise made quick work of her competitors in the Bath County Spelling Bee last Wednesday.  Dupoise, an eighth-grader at Bath County High School, bested 15 other spellers in the countywide bee, which wa More...

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary School   MONTEREY — Miss Teresa Blum, principal of Highland Elementary School, has announced the following students earned a spot on the honor roll for the second quarter.  A Honor Roll: Zalea Good, Connor Minnigh, More...

Academic achievement

Chloe Bruce  CLIFTON FORGE — Chloe Bruce of Hot Springs has been named to the vice president’s list at Dabney S. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County  • Feb. 7 — Lt. Grimm, Deputy Randozzo, and Virginia State police responded to a report of a trespasser on Cedar Field Lane. Randozzo transported person to Bath Community Hospital on an Emergency Custody Order.  More...

Early Files

Photo

  Dallas Waybright (left) and Nancy Hooke pose with the award cups given to the Highland County Bloodmobile unit. More...

Station to be online next month

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 26, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 17, 1966

• With Highland’s Maple Festival only three weeks away, producers are busily putting camps in order and some of the small producers already have trees tapped and are boiling sugar water. More...

Breaking News - 2/19/2016 10:10 AM

Come enjoy a science extravaganza!  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Schools will host a science extravaganza Wednesday, Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/18/2016 2:05 PM

64 backed up on Afton Mountain  Free Access 

EXPECT DELAYS ON I-64 DUE TO OVERTURNED TRUCK All lanes closed at mile marker 103 on Afton Mountain; detour in place CULPEPER — An overturned tanker truck has closed all eastbound and westbound lanes on Interstate 64 at mile marker 103 in A More...

Economic study shows true costs of pipeline to localities

MONTEREY — Dominion says it would cost about $5 billion to build its 594-mile, high-pressure natural gas transmission line through West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. More...

Emergency outage cause sought

MONTEREY - Highland’s power went down Saturday for almost an hour as work continues on the new Monterey substation and generator site.  More...

Meeting on pipeline set in Bath County

HOT SPRINGS — A public meeting to discuss the potential impacts of the newly proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be held on Thursday, Feb. More...

Defendant pleads guilty; then changes his mind

WARM SPRINGS – A case in Bath Circuit Court almost went awry last Friday, when a defendant who had pleaded guilty then decided he was not. More...

Bath EDA applying for grant

WARM SPRINGS — Looking to make the industrial park ready for potential businesses, the Bath County Industrial Development Authority has applied for a grant from the state.  More...

Free heart seminars offered

LOW MOOR – In honor of heart month, the cardiovascular team at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany wants to help you take care of your heart. For men and women nationwide, heart disease is the leading cause of death. More...

Photos

A Virginia Department of Transportation snowplow heads into Monterey on U.S. 220. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Photos

Jake Lemon of Trout Unlimited addressed a packed room at Highland County Public Library Saturday. More...

Economic study finds Highland will lose money if pipeline built

MONTEREY — The recently released studies on four counties that would be affected by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline indicates Highland County would be among those to suffer economic losses, should the gas transmission line be built.  More...

Obituaries

FRANK ROLAND MILLICAN SR.

WARM SPRINGS — Frank Roland Millican Sr., 76, of 8422 Big Valley Road, Warm Springs, passed away Sunday, Feb. More...

Sports

Celtics best Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Roanoke Catholic visited Bath County last Wednesday and rolled to a 54-20 girls’ basketball win.  The Celtics set the tone of the game in the first quarter, outscoring the Chargers 19-3. More...

Roanoke Catholic doubles up Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team hosted the Roanoke Catholic Celtics for their final home game of the regular season last Wednesday, and the Celtics led from start to finish in an 80-40 win.  More...

Rams no match for Blues

BUENAVISTA — Highland couldn’t muster any offense at all last Wednesday in a 78-15 girls’ basketball loss to Parry McCluer. More...

Home & Property

Western Virginia Sport Show set for Feb. 26-28

FISHERSVILLE — The 29th Annual Western Virginia Sport Show will be held Feb. More...

Bills enter ‘crossover’

We are at the halfway point of this year’s session, which is known as “crossover.”  More...

Council seeks part in major decisions

MONTEREY — Tuesday, the Monterey Town Council agreed as a matter of procedure to vote for vice mayor following general elections, and follow up on plans to shift council elections from May to November.  More...

Letters

Bath County voters urged to vote March 1

Editor, Recorder;  Fellow Republicans, Libertarians, Independents, Democrats and Socialists: Super Tuesday is March 1, and I remind you to cast your votes for the candidate of your choice who may end up being the President of the USA.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Unfriendly territory

At first glance, it appears someone at Dominion merely grabbed a marker and drew a new line for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, with little investigation.  More...

Dippity-Do and brush rollers, too: Oh, the price of teenage beauty

Party of One

This column is for women “of a certain age.” We know who we are. A friend of a certain age recently emailed a link with this notation: “I had to laugh. We are going backwards!” More...

Budget will be main focus

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — Snow, frigid temperatures, and a caring community of people of compassion looking out for each other is what 2016 thus far has been the experience of our community.   More...


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