March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Town asks whether bank revenue could disappear

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the Monterey Town Council instructed staff to find out about the impact of the sale of First and Citizens Bank on its tax revenue.  Mayor Rich Holman said the sale could impact Monterey since the bank generates a More...

Bath EDA expanded to 9 members

Legality of action in question; state law calls for 7

WARM SPRINGS — Two additional at-large seats were added to the Bath County Economic Development Authority Tuesday, but there are legal questions about whether the number of members can be increased. More...

Bath EDA plan approved

WARM SPRINGS — About 18 months worth of work by the Bath County Economic Development Authority and the community came to fruition Tuesday.  The board of supervisors approved the Economic Development Strategic Plan developed by RKG Associat More...

Supervisors comment on pipeline

WARM SPRINGS — The two Bath County supervisors whose districts would be affected by the change in the proposed route for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline addressed the issue Tuesday.  Stuart Hall, who represents the Williamsville District, whic More...

In Brief ...

Bath supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday in front of an overflow crowd that caused it to be moved upstairs to the circuit courtroom, the Bath County Board of Supervisors authorized moving forward with two grants from the Virginia E911 Services Board. More...

Former supervisor concerned about budget

MONTEREY – An outspoken former supervisor voiced his concerns about the plight of his fellow farmers, protest mentality, and an increasing tax burden earlier this month.  “You’re trying to make numbers come together that aren&r More...

New pipeline route ‘unbelievably devastating,’ landowner says

MONTEREY — Lucie Blanchard, whose family lives near Mill Gap in the path of the new proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route, filed a comment recently with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission raising environmental concerns. More...

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Artist Bud Cook of Highland has completed his drawing of the Highland Inn. More...

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The Highland County Recreation Commission made its annual payment to the county for the pool last week. More...

Special Sections

Schools

HCPS predicted to grow by 10 percent

MONTEREY — A higher student population next year and fewer local tax dollars for school spending were highlights of a school budget presentation Monday. More...

Kindergarten enrollment bumps up

MONTEREY — It was quite a surprise recently when residents heard on the radio that Highland Elementary School might have two kindergarten classes this fall.  Alas, there weren’t quite enough to add another kindergarten teacher.  More...

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Highland School Board

• Monday, Highland High School principal Tim Good reported the Destination Imagination teams will go to the state tournament in Richmond next month. More...

Home & Property

Celebrating Seuss: A raucous party

CALLAHAN – Reading has always topped my list of hobbies. Not that the list is very long, but still, reading vies for napping as a hobby high point. I recently joined the Covington Woman’s Club. More...

Deeds highlights legislation left in General Assembly

RICHMOND — With one week before the scheduled adjournment of March 12, the 2016 General Assembly is nearing completion on all major issues. In fact, it will be a surprise to me if we do not adjourn a day or two early. More...

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The Highland Historical Society kicks off a new exhibit for the 2016 season at its headquarters in McDowell this weekend. The focus is on Highland County soldiers who served their country from World War I through the Vietnam War. More...

Letters

Christians need to write more letters to Recorder

Editor, The Recorder,  I want to thank Earl Cutlip for his excellent letter to the editor on Feb. 25. More...

Animal groups can and will help pet owners

Editor, The Recorder,  The Jan. More...

Opposing the pipeline: Strength in numbers

Editor, The Recorder,  Folks in the path of the pipeline may feel overwhelmed. After all, a big multi-billion dollar corporation with a dream team of lawyers is swooping down on them like a hawk on a sparrow. More...

‘Sommersby’ chat draws fans

HOT SPRINGS – A fireside chat about the making of the 1993 film “Sommersby” in Bath County drew film fans into The Homestead theater Saturday afternoon. More...

Circuit court hears 3 cases

MONTEREY — Highland County Circuit Court heard three probation violation cases involving positive drug tests March 3, with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding.  More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• At last Thursday’s meeting of the Monterey Town Council, mayor Rich Holman noted the realignment of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline away from Monterey’s aquifer was encouraging. More...

Stipends summary adopted

WARM SPRINGS — Hoping to clear up recent confusion about stipends paid to board and commission members in Bath County, supervisors adopted a summary of those stipends Tuesday.  More...

Workshop explains how to comment on pipeline

WARM SPRINGS — Communicating with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Dominion Power regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline can be a tough task. More...

Wealth of pipeline route data is now obsolete

MONTEREY — Revisions are in progress. More...

Preservation Bath applying for historical survey grant

WARM SPRINGS — Despite not getting quite response it desired from county supervisors, Preservation Bath is moving ahead with a grant application for a historical survey.  More...

Intrepid serving Alleghenies

MONTEREY — Home health provider Intrepid USA has expended its service area to Bath and Highland counties.  “I am excited to announce that we now offer skilled nursing and occupational therapy in Highland and Bath,” account exec More...

Solid waste costs edge back

MONTEREY — Solid waste disposal costs were down 4.1 percent, and overall recycling declined 6.2 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the solid waste tonnage report complied by Highland’s public works director Richard Waybright.  More...

First National sold to Premier

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Just days following the announcement that First and Citizens Bank of Monterey would be sold, another bank with a branch in Bath County has also been purchased.  More...

High-speed chase ensues in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – A man who aroused suspicion at the overlook atop Airport Road led police on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon.  A passerby noticed a man inside his vehicle, parked at the overlook. More...

AMI student joins Highland Center

MONTEREY — Anna Tracht has joined The Highland Center in her second year as an Allegheny Mountain Institute fellow.  More...

Obituaries

MARY AYLETT CREATH PAYNE

RICHMOND — Mary Aylett Creath Payne, 84, of Richmond, finished this life March 1, 2016. Born in Alexandria, she was the daughter of Samuel Lewis and Mary Ballard Fontaine Creath. More...

DR. ORREN L. ROYAL

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

ANNIE CHESHIRE TUCKER WISE

FALLS CHURCH — Annie Cheshire Tucker Wise, 99, formerly of Shanghai, China, Newport News, and Warm Springs, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Falls Church.  More...

Sports

Highland Bobcats win March Madness

MONTEREY — The Highland Bobcats took the championship of the Highland County Recreation Commission’s March Madness fifth grade basketball tournament for the second year in a row, going undefeated against four other teams.  More...

On Campus

Bath County’s Jailyn Ford and the James Madison University softball team continued their red hot play with five more wins last weekend in Arizona.  More...

Travel team being formed

COVINGTON — Tryouts for a travel baseball team for nine year olds will be held soon depending on weather, and Bath County players are invited to try out.  Players cannot turn 10 until April 29 or later. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County   • Feb. 28 — Deputy Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway.  • Feb. 28 — Colaw and Deputy Bryan IV checked on report of a reckless driver on Sam Snead Highway.  • Feb. More...

Early Files

High temperatures stifle county’s syrup production

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 24, 2000 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

MARCH 10, 1966

• Pvt. Delbert M. Rexrode Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Rexrode of Doe Hill, has been transferred from Ft. Benning, Ga., to Ft. Jackson, S.C., where he will be schooled as a radio operator.  More...

25 years ago

MARCH 8, 1991

• Sixteen-year-old Christy Lightner was chosen Maple Queen from a field of 15 contestants. She is the daughter of Brenda and Ernie Lightner of Monterey.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Bank sale unsettling

The sale of First and Citizens Bank came as a shock to its customers last week. The loss of a hometown, home-grown bank will certainly have an effect on the local economy. More...

Pictorial

Valley Elementary School’s Destination Imagination Team gathers on stage to perform its original song, “Camo.” D.I. More...

Try a stick-to-your-ribs midday meal this season

Camp Cookin’

Editor’s note: After McDowell author William Crisp submitted the text of his cookbook, “Huntin’ Camp Cookin’: Basic to Balkan,” published last fall, he kept working on new recipes. More...


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