March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Judge Humes Franklin retiring

WARM SPRINGS – Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr. More...

No tax increase proposed in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Tax rates for Bath County remain at 48 cents per $100 of assessed value for real estate and 35 cents per $100 for personal property under the proposed 2016-17 budget that will be advertised for public hearing. More...

EDA asks county to invest in growth

Supervisors review budget requests

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors heard about some new initiatives by the Economic Development Authority that would drive up its current allocation 26 times. More...

BZA denies dog day care permit; approves auto shop

WARM SPRINGS — Ruling that a dog boarding facility proposed for property in Mitchelltown came under the county’s definition of a kennel, the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals denied a conditional use permit for the facility Monday becau More...

HRD seeks pipeline permit rejection

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development asked the U.S. Forest Service Monday to deny or delay granting a special use permit for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...

Pipeline opponents to develop guidance for well and spring monitoring; funding sought

MONTEREY — Among the significant concerns about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is the potential for damage to private and public water supplies. More...

Photo

Snow flurries flew Sunday as these visitors were spotted in the Highland High School parking lot. The ring-billed gulls were taking a break on migration from the coast to the Great Lakes. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools

Tuesday, April 5 Closed meeting, 5:30 p.m.; regular meeting, 7 p.m. Millboro Elementary School   More...

Sports

Fields resigns as Bath County football coach

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County football coach Will Fields announced Monday evening that he was resigning as head football coach at the school. He announced his decision to the team earlier that afternoon.  More...

Chargers drop first game to River

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ soccer team hosted James River last Wednesday in the season’s first game and dropped a 3-1 decision to the Knights.  The Chargers held off the Knights throughout most of the first half, only More...

Knights gain shutout over Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ soccer team hosted the James River Knights last Wednesday for its first game of the season. The Chargers were held without a goal and fell 6-0.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • March 13 — Deputy Bryan IV responded to Long Lane Drive for a person reported unresponsive.  • March 13 — Bryan IV spoke to a resident about a civil issue.  • March 13 — Bryan IV assisted More...

Early Files

Bath County’s ‘Old House Mother’ loves renovating

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 7, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor.  More...

50 years ago

MARCH 24, 1966

• Burley Black, a Stonewall District livestock farmer, was appointed to the Highland County School Board Friday at a called meeting of the School Trustee Electoral Board. Mr. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 22, 1991

• A “stop work order” was issued Feb. 28 to the Bath County Service Authority on both the utility’s current projects within the county. County engineer W.G. More...

Breaking News - 3/30/2016 11:37 AM

CANCELLED: Burn takes place today in Bath County  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — A prescribed burn will take place today in Bath County, conducted by the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy.Roughly 32 acres will be burned, and smoke is expected to be visible, particularly near Wallahatoola Road. More...

Ashwood School added to landmarks register

RICHMOND — Ashwood School was one of five historic sites named to the Virginia Landmarks Register last week by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  More...

McCune new farmers market manager

MONTEREY — The Highland Center has hired Lorraine McCune as the new Highland Farmers Market manager. More...

Researcher criticizes pipeline company’s strategy

MONTEREY — Dominion could be going the way of the buggy-whip factory and taking its investors along for the ride to financial ruin, according to one investment professional. More...

Man arrested after pursuit, crash

MILLBORO — A Bath County resident was arrested early Saturday morning after crashing his car during a high-speed pursuit.  Trooper A.L. McCoy of the Virginia State Police said he attempted to stop Howard Meadows, age 19, around 11:15 p.m. More...

Bath Co. court considers drug, grand larceny cases

WARM SPRINGS – Two more defendants arrested in a raid on a Burnsville methamphetamine lab last April faced Judge Humes Franklin Jr. in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. Dustin Corey Kimberlin pleaded not guilty to three felony drug counts. More...

Feds set ACP intervention deadline

MONTEREY — Tuesday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission posted a formal notice stating the public has until April 12 to intervene in proceedings for the proposed 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline project that would cross Highland and Bath. More...

Photos

Sarah Collins-Simmons, right, explained how ciders differ during the Maple Festival Saturday at Big Fish Cidery. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Highland Medical Center offers help to quit tobacco use

MONTEREY – Employees from Highland Medical Center recently became certified as “Freedom From Tobacco Use” facilitators and are planning their next clinic to help smokers quit. More...

Obituaries

FRANCES COX

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. More...

NELLIE BODKIN

HARRISONBURG — Nellie Elizabeth Bodkin, 100, of Harrisonburg and formerly Sugar Grove, W.Va., passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at her residence.  She was born Feb. More...

TERRY WAYNE ROGERS

HOT SPRINGS — Terry Wayne Rogers, 24, of 2531 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Bath Community Hospital.  He was born Oct. More...

Home & Property

Pipeline route opposition mounts

MONTEREY — More concerns over the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route through southern Highland and northern Bath counties continued to pour into federal records this week, not only from landowners, but from political and civic club leadersh More...

DSLCC Educational Foundation announces new scholarships

CLIFTON FORGE – The DSLCC Educational Foundation has announced the addition of eight new scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year, as well as another new scholarship that will be available in 2017.  More...

Junior 4-H camp set

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE — If your child has never experienced an away-from-home camping week, then 4-H Camp is a great way to start. Junior 4-H Camp will be held from July 11-15 at the W.E. More...

Letters

Pollards appreciate community’s support

Editor, The Recorder,  To the Bath and Highland communities, on Feb. 27 we made the very difficult decision to close Jason’s Pizza. Thank you for your loyal support and friendship over the years.  More...

Raffle basket for VPAS raises $1,300 at festival

Editor, The Recorder,  Congratulations to Ken Koontz of Luray, who was the winner of the Maple Festival 2016 basket raffle.  Thank you to everyone who donated items for the basket. Your generosity is amazing. More...

Bath group to share pipeline information

Editor, The Recorder I am writing as a member of the newly organized environmental group, Voices from Bath. More...


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