March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Attorney says EDA appointments illegal

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County attorney Michael Collins informed the county late last Wednesday afternoon that three of the appointments made to the economic development authority by the board of supervisors March 8 did not comply with state law.&n More...

Dominion filing ignores Little Valley, residents say

MONTEREY — Little Valley could create a big headache for Dominion as builder of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Planners fine-tune new zoning ordinance

MONTEREY — The Highland County Planning Commission decided to propose agriculture as a conditional use in R-1 and by-right in other residential zoning districts on parcels of five or more acres.  The decision was a step closer toward fine More...

Pipeline would put historic property, river at big risk

FORT LEWIS — John and Caryl Cowden, owners of the historic Fort Lewis Lodge in Bath County, filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week.  Dominion’s new route for its Atlantic Coast Pipeline, as proposed, w More...

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Garth Newel Music Center hosted its annual Amateur Chamber Music Retreat, March 10-13. More...

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Visitors enjoyed pancake meals at Bolar Ruritan Club. More...

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The LOVEworks barn quilt sign drew attention after bring placed on the second-story porch of the Highland Inn for the Maple Festival. The sign will be installed for a year across U.S. More...

Friends of CF Library request donations

CLIFTON FORGE — The Friends of the Clifton Forge Public Library are requesting donations to support their upcoming spring book sale, to be held in the Michael Armstrong Community Room of the library Friday and Saturday, April 1-2.  Books, More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath school board adopts $11.3 million budget

WARM SPRINGS — A career and technical education director, a special education teacher, and an additional office position at Bath County High School are some of the items included in the 2016-17 budget passed by the Bath County School Board Tues More...

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Two students from Highland’s team of four won recognition at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair. More...

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The Bath County High School Beta Club attended the Virginia State Convention in Williamsburg Feb. 12-13. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH COUNTY  Friday, March 18 • Burnsville United Methodist Church Youth Group’s Easter craft party, 6 p.m., church fellowship hall.   More...

Home & Property

Grand Master visits Millboro lodge

MILLBORO — Millboro Masonic Lodge No. More...

BCHS wins at KidWind

VIRGINIA BEACH — Bath County High School took the top two places at a KidWind competition at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Saturday, March 12.  Because of the wins, BCHS has been invited to the national KidWind challenge More...

14th annual Bluegrass Jamboree is April 9

HOT SPRINGS — Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 9 when WCHG, the local Allegheny Mountain Radio station, hosts its 14th annual Bluegrass Jamboree. More...

Letters

Couple stands strongly opposed to pipeline

Editor’s note: The following was sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a motion to intervene out of time, and shared with The Recorder. To the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission:  More...

Resident questions Dominion’s plans

Editor, The Recorder,  Monday morning, I scanned the Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC Docket No. CP15-554-001 posted March 14. More...

CRPA adopts resolution opposing pipeline

Editor’s note: The following was sent to Kimberly Bose, secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Secretary Bose:  More...

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Charlotte Bellsches, daughter of Adam and Philippa Bellsches of Crozet enjoyed maple sugar candy at Laurel Fork Sapsuckers Sugar Camp, which was still in production last weekend. More...

Schools ask for less from county

MONTEREY — The Highland County School Board heard about the latest adjustments to the proposed fiscal 2017 budget Monday and a 0.65 percent reduction in the total county share from the current year — a decline of $14,831 from the current More...

Grant could help with survey costs

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Economic Development Authority is having the industrial park surveyed, and has applied for a grant that could pay for up to half the cost.  More...

Dominion holds open house on pipeline

HOT SPRINGS — Representatives from Dominion held an open house last Wednesday at Bath County High School to provide information and receive input about the new proposed route for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Free willow cuttings available

WARM SPRINGS — The Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District is offering free locally grown willow cuttings for streambank stabilization projects.  The district established the willow nursery on a farm several years ago so adequate and More...

Assembly session closes

RICHMOND — With the legislature wrapping up the 2016 regular session of the General Assembly, I wanted to provide a status report. Budget More...

EMS council accepting nominations

STAUNTON — Central Shenandoah EMS Council is accepting nominations for the 2016 Regional EMS awards program. This regional program consists of 12 state level EMS awards and two local awards. More...

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The Burnsville United Methodist Church Youth Group met Friday, Feb. 26 for an evening of crafts, devotion, fellowship and refreshments. More...

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Maple Festival-goers crossed a raceway at Allegheny Trout Company. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

In brief ...

Highland Tourism Council

• The Highland County Tourism Council announced Monday it is seeking a successor to fill the vacancy of member and treasurer Theresa Wagner, who resigned for personal reasons. More...

Environmental film festival begins March 30

Wild Virginia is set to host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, “On Tour.”  The festival spans three evenings and three venues in three cities. More...

Obituaries

SHIRLEY JANE BELFIELD

MONTEREY — Shirley Jane Belfield, 73, of Monterey, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the home of her loving niece, Ginger Darragh.  She was born March 12, 1943 in Marion County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charley Lee and Ossa Virg More...

MARTHA BEVERAGE CARMICHAEL

ATLANTA — Martha “Marti” Beverage Carmichael passed away in Atlanta on March 4, 2016 at the age of 74.  More...

SHARON KAY

MILLBORO — Sharon Yvonne Burris Kay, 53, of Millboro, died Monday, March 14, 2016 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.  She was born Aug. More...

Sports

Bath softball team preparing for season

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger softball team is getting ready for their season with an air of confidence. They lost five seniors from last year’s team, but have five fresh faces stepping up to the plate. More...

Charger baseball loaded with experience

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County baseball team is in a pretty good place to start the season this year. Everyone on the team this year, all 15 of them, played last year for the Chargers.  More...

On Campus

Bath County’s Jailyn Ford and James Madison University softball team had a 5-1 week in Arizona last week. Ford picked up two pitching wins and slugged a home run in that stretch. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County   • March 6 — Deputy McRoberts responded to a report of an injured deer on Tunnel Hill Road.  • March 7 — Sheriff Plecker and Deputy Colaw conducted an investigation on Coffee Pot Road.  • March 7 More...

Early Files

Teacher shares stories

A lady of the old South

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 17, 1992 edition of The Recorder. Paula Phelps was publisher and Jack Phelps was editor. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 17, 1966

• Miss Jessie Bird, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bird of Mill Gap, was selected by a three-judge panel to reign as the 1966-67 Maple Queen. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 15, 1991

• The Homestead hotel is diving into the bottled water business, releasing its own product into the competitive, fashionable, health-oriented market this month. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Feds need feet on the ground

It’s not enough to read about or see a satellite image of the terrain here that Dominion proposes to cross with a 42-inch gas pipeline. More...

Pictorial

Gerald Heatwole explained syrup making to visitors at Sugar Tree Country Store last weekend during the first half of Highland 58th Maple Festival. More...

Pre-op prep a tiring task

A Party of One

I’m weary, but weirdly content. More...


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