March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Bath’s 225th birthday celebration scheduled

WARM SPRINGS — Everyone loves a party, and the celebration of Bath County’s 225th anniversary promises to be a big one with events planned throughout the spring, summer and fall.  More...

Commission endorses historic survey plans

WARM SPRINGS — Preservation Bath is hoping a historic survey can be performed in the Warm Springs area, and the Bath County Planning Commission agrees it should.  More...

Local NBC may disappear

ROANOKE – If you prefer to get your news from John Carlin and Lester Holt, you may be disappointed after Thursday. The NBC affiliate, WSLS-10, is locked in a dispute with the Dish satellite provider. More...

U.S. predicts fossil fuel to dominate power industry

USFS responds to realigned pipeline route

Editor’s note: Due to a production error, the following report was published March 3 with several key paragraphs missing. MONTEREY – Uncertainties surround the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and electricity’s future in general. More...

Bull exam clinic to be held

MILL GAP — Virginia Cooperative Extension is coordinating a Bull Soundness Exam (BSE) clinic to assess the potential for the reproductive success of a bull. This should help beef producers prior to the breeding season. Dr. More...

Alliance responds to pipeline supporters

MONTEREY — Tuesday, the Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance responded to the March 11 letter of support for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline sent by members of the Hampton Roads Caucus to U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.  More...

BCHS senior auditions for ‘The Voice’

HOT SPRINGS — One step away. More...

1966: Recorder reports on the future

MONTEREY — Historian Kent Botkin found the following tidbit in The Recorder’s files from 1966, where the newspaper reported on the predictions of technology’s turns in the 21st century nearly 50 years ago.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievement

Emily Black  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Emily Black of Hot Springs has been named to the Dean’s List at West Virginia University for the fall term with a 3.78 grade point average. More...

Schools fine-tune budget proposal

MONTEREY — The Highland County School Board approved a 2017 budget proposal Tuesday asking for the same amount of county tax dollars as the current year. A previous version put the county share at 0.65 percent less. More...

Sports

Lotts breaks Highland High record

COVINGTON — Michael Lotts broke a school record in the Highland track team’s first meet of the season at Covington last Wednesday. More...

Chargers win at Pocahontas

DUNMORE, W.Va. — The Bath County softball team put a mark in the win column Tuesday, when they defeated the Pocahontas County Warriors 13-3.  More...

Bath baseball gets road win

DUNMORE, W.Va. — The Bath County baseball team hit the road Tuesday, and they made the trip pay off with a 10-5 win over Pocahontas County. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County  • March 22 — Officers responded to a report of a disturbance, Ralston Lane.  • March 22 — Officers transported an individual to Middle River Regional Jail.  • March 23 — Officer respond More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • March 20 — Deputy McRoberts and Deputy Randozzo responded to a dispute on Paul Siple Drive.  • March 20 — Sgt. More...

Early Files

Sweets take over weather station

Editor’s note: The following article was published May 27, 1994 edition of The Recorder. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 31, 1966

• The Highland County Fire Department was called to Hooke Brothers Lumber Co. Sunday about noon when a blaze broke out in a sawdust pile and threatened to burn into a nearby woodland. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 29, 1991

• Virginia Hot Springs Inc. president Dan Ingalls Jr. More...

HMC honors first retiree

MONTEREY ‘ Highland Medical Center’s first retiree steps down today.  Debbi Stephenson, chief financial officer, was elected as the first board secretary when the center was organized Sept. 23, 1992. More...

Subdivision gets nod from planners

WARM SPRINGS — Natural Retreats introduced its rezoning request for a development across from the dairy Monday. More...

Windows highlight Highland Center renovation

MONTEREY — Contractor Lantz Construction Co. is adding finishing touches to The Highland Center. A public grand opening celebration is set for 2-4 p.m. More...

Defiant pipeline foes turn up heat

MONTEREY — Resistance keeps building against the latest pipeline study corridor, and Dominion’s alleged evasion of environmental policy to keep the project on track.  More comments, motions to intervene, and demands to reopen the sco More...

Bath planners address pipeline questionnaire; possible recommendation

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County planners discussed a possible recommendation concerning the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Monday, and a questionnaire sent to the county about it.  Bath County Planning Commission chair John Cowden said he believed pla More...

Alleghany Meats staff dedicated to customers’ needs

First in a three-part series

FORKS OF THE WATER — Alleghany Meats has been serving the region four years now, and there have been many changes over that time. More...

Correction

An article last week incorrectly stated the number of residents served by Highland County Department of Social Services. More...

Photo

Construction has started on a major renovation project to upgrade the main lobby of LewisGale Hospital Alleghany. More...

Obituaries

SHIRLEY TEMPLE ARMSTRONG

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Shirley Temple Armstrong, or “Nan” as she was known by friends and family alike, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, March 25, 2016.  She was born on May 16, 1939 in Highland County, to the late Denv More...

GRAYSON CHASE CHAPLIN

WARM SPRINGS — Grayson Chase Chaplin, infant son of Patrick Levi and Emily Jean Bennett Chaplin, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born Dec. 1, 2015 at Augusta Health. More...

PATSY G. WHETSEL

RAPHINE — Patsy Gail Tichenor Whetsel, 66, wife of Richard C. Whetsel, of Raphine, died Friday, March 25, 2016 in Hospice of the Piedmont. She was born Oct. 16, 1949 in Staunton, a daughter of the late Irwin Leo Sr. More...

Calendar

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...

Community Calendar

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Home & Property

‘Staycation’ requires kindness of others

Party of One

“If you need anything, just let me know.”  Ah, those are the most welcome words a shut-in can hear.  I am a shut-in these days. More...

Expanded virtual education is right policy for Virginia

STAUNTON — Education has been an important issue to me throughout my professional and legislative career. More...

Genealogy course offered

WARM SPRINGS — Elizabeth Jane “Janie” Sherman, professional genealogist, will conduct a three-week course at Bath County Public Library beginning Saturday, April 2, from 1-3 p.m., on consecutive Saturdays.  More...

Letters

Health crisis helps reflect on God’s love, gratitude

Editor, The Recorder,  Thank you for providing a vehicle by which your readers can express their views on such a wide range of subjects.  More...

Burnsville resident warns FERC about karst terrain

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

Pipeline could be national security risk

Editor, The Recorder, They say you shouldn’t put all of your eggs in one basket. That’s true down on the farm, and in our country’s energy policy and national security. More...

Opinions & Commentary

County welcomes input about visitors’ center

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — From voices of community comes ideas and guidance to “honor convictions, honor constituents, and honor community.” Meetings of the Bath County Board of Supervisors to date have reflected community input, ideas, and pa More...


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