March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Photos

Maple Queen Pageant contestants lined up in the high school gymnasium Saturday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Administrator provides new information on stipends

WARM SPRINGS — The issue of who is paid stipends to attend meetings and how much they are paid has been the topic of much discussion at recent Bath County meetings and Friday, county administrator Ashton Harrison gave more information on those More...

Out-of-county tuition eliminated at Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Non-resident students will no longer have to pay tuition to attend school in Bath County, beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Tuesday, the Bath County School Board voted unanimously to eliminate the tuition. More...

Bath County 4-H seeks input, adult volunteers

WARM SPRINGS – Bath County 4-H programs are established for youth ages 5 to 19 to enhance life skill learning and youth development, but most programs can’t be accomplished without the support and encouragement from 4-H adult volunteers. More...

Hot Springs Gallery on the move

HOT SPRINGS – As most of us know, moving is a daunting task. The logistics and exertion involved are pretty much the same whether one is moving across the country, or down the street.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools consider adding vocational director

HOT SPRINGS — There hasn’t been a full-time vocational director at Bath County High School for several years now, but that could change.  Tuesday, the Bath school board discussed adding a vocational director to oversee programs at Me More...

2016-17 school calendar approved

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County students will begin the 2016-17 school year Wednesday, Aug. 17 and end it Friday, June 2, 2017, under the calendar approved by the school board Tuesday. More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath school board appointed Stacy Schumacher as Millboro Elementary School cafeteria manager, Jean Anderson as Valley Elementary School bookkeeper/ secretary, David Harold as a vehicle and substitute bus driver, and More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH COUNTY   Thursday, March 3 • Bath County Public Library holds Dr. Seuss Night, 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate birthday of Theodore Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, and the fun of reading. More...

Monthly Happenings

Editor’s note: Items in the calendar that run continuously appear once a month, the first week of each month. Items for a specific date will run two weeks prior to events. Items may be sent to recorderoffice@htcnet.org. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County   • Feb. 21 — Sgt. Smith and Dep. Randozzo responded to a report of a prowler in Warm Springs.  • Feb. 21 — Dep. McRoberts responded to a report of a suspicious person in Hot Springs.  • Feb. More...

Early Files

25th anniversary of fire that threatened Monterey marked

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 2, 1972 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. More...

First & Citizens bank to be sold for $21.8 million

MONTEREY — One of Highland County’s two hometown banks will be sold this fall.  Summit Financial Group Inc. is poised to acquire 87-year-old First and Citizens Bank in a $21.8 million cash deal.  More...

Be ready to fight, Bath County told

HOT SPRINGS — Representatives of the Allegheny- Blue Ridge Alliance told Bath County residents last Thursday the fight over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is going to be hard, and it’s going to be long. More...

Blue Grass Valley Bank sitting tight

MONTEREY — Blue Grass Valley Bank has no plans to sell, according to its CEO Tony Crane.  Headquartered in Blue Grass with a branch office in Monterey, the Blue Grass Valley Bank is Highland’s oldest banking institution, with more th More...

U.S. predicts fossil fuel to dominate power industry

USFS responds to realigned pipeline route

MONTEREY – Uncertainties surround the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and electricity’s future in general. But one thing seems almost certain under current U.S. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsRoom 115, Bath County CourthouseTuesday, March 8, 2016Closed Session 6 p.m., regularmeeting 7 p.m. More...

Hands-on science fair a hit

MONTEREY — From hair-raising static electricity to a hillbilly lie detector, the 2016 Highland Schools Science Fair provided an evening of fun for presenters, parents and faculty.  The grand prizewinner for the middle school was Ryan Gonza More...

Photo

Cathy Halterman, right, chief officer of elections in Monterey, sat with Nancy Hooke, assistant chief, on Super Tuesday. More than 75 votes were cast by noon. (Recorder Photo by John Bruce) More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 3/3/2016 10:27 AM

DR. ORREN L. ROYAL  Free Access 

RADFORD — Dr. Orren L. Royal, Captain Medical Corps, U.S. Navy (ret), 89, passed away on March 1, 2016, surrounded by his children.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Madelyn, in 2003. More...

DELANA MAE CORBETT SHAFFIER

WARM SPRINGS — Delana Mae Corbett Shaffier, 90, of 18151 Sam Snead Highway, Warm Springs, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. More...

KENNETH NELSON HARRIS

FAIRPLAY, S.C. — Kenneth Nelson Harris entered his eternal home on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.  He passed away peacefully at Oconee Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family at his bedside  Mr. More...

Home & Property

Bath revenue outlook improved

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County’s revenue picture appears to be better than originally thought.  More...

Library reports year in review

MONTEREY — Last Wednesday, librarian Tomi Herold asked Highland supervisors to allocate $10,000 for the 2017 budget.  Herold recapped the library’s year in numbers:  • 32,477 items were checked out to patrons — the hi More...

Library Notes

• Highland County’s participation in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library hit a milestone recently. We are currently serving 49 children, and 52 children have graduated from the program. More...

Letters

Taking issue with frequent letter-writer

Editor, The Recorder,  My thanks to the Earl of Strasburg for strengthening my faith. More...

Hospital board member explains resignation

Editor, The Recorder,  In the fall of 2014, I was shocked and dismayed to hear of Dr. (Jim) Redington’s termination from Bath Community Hospital.  More...

Resident urges FERC to provide scoping process

Editor’s note: The following letter was written to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Tuesday, and shared with The Recorder. To Whom It May Concern: I received a letter from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Friday, Feb. More...


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