April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Store evokes memories

HEAD WATERS — There are memories to share, including my own, about life around Miller’s Store.  More...

Covington library has Monterey roots

COVINGTON – When the library in Covington changed its name recently, from the Charles Pinckney Jones Memorial Library to the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library, some were concerned that Charles P. Jones Jr. might be forgotten. More...

Board hears coaching, auto mechanics concerns

MILLBORO — Citizens weighed in on the auto mechanics class and football coaching position at Bath County High School Tuesday night.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, April 12 — Closed Session 6p.m. Regular Meeting 7 p.m. • Public hearings to receive input on the county and schools 2016-17 budget and tax levies. More...

Possible budget cuts suggested

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County officials are facing some tough budget decisions. More...

Correction

The wrong date for the regular April Highland School Board meeting was printed last week. The correct date was April 4.  All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. More...

Ag center board reflects on changes, challenges

Second in a three-part series

MONTEREY — Almost nine years in the making, Alleghany Meats celebrated an anniversary on Tuesday, April 5 — four years since the first animals were processed at the facility.  More...

County struggles to balance budget

MONTEREY — “It’s a monster cut.”  That was how Superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott described the supervisors’ proposal to cut $114,000 from the school budget.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Photos

Bath County High School sophomore Charles Offer, right, demonstrates a wind turbine built by the school’s career and technical education students to supervisor Matt Ratcliffe during a joint wor More...

In brief ...

Highland School Board

• Highland County Public Schools are gearing up for the first baseball game in seven years. High school principal Tim Good was excited to announce the news of the April 12 game during the school board meeting Monday. More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath County School Board accepted the retirement of school bus driver Stevie Hodge and appointed Kaitlyn Miller as a substitute teacher. More...

Sports

Pendleton slugs past Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County baseball team fell behind early Monday and lost 7-4 to visiting Pendleton County.  More...

Highland brings back baseball as club sport

MONTEREY — Baseball has returned to Highland in the form of a club team.  More...

Bison overwhelm Bath

HOT SPRINGS — It was anything but “home sweet home” for the Bath County softball team in the Chargers’ home opener against Buffalo Gap last Wednesday as the Bison took a 23-4 win.  The Bison got on the board in the first More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • March 27 — Deputy James Rexrode and Captain Robbie Weaver checked on a suspicious vehicle traveling in the Mitchelltown area.  • March 27 — Rexrode and Weaver conducted a well being check on a vehicle on More...

Letters

Resident opposes pipeline through farm

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

Voices from Bath meets with Senator’s rep

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Burnsville farm at risk from pipeline project

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent April 4 to Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and shared with The Recorder.   Dear Ms. Bose:  More...

Board denies request for historic survey

WARM SPRINGS — Preservation Bath was turned down by the county last week.  The group had asked the county to submit an application for a grant that would pay for a Virginia Department of Historic Resources survey of the Warm Springs area. More...

History of Head Waters store goes back more than 100 years

HEAD WATERS — Ending of an era? Actually, it is the ending of mercantile history that spans three centuries at the little, two-story, white general store located on Shaw’s Fork, at Head Waters. More...

County revenue not looking good, administrator says

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County’s revenue apparently might not match county expenses. More...

‘Suite spots’ gets rave review at sneak peek

MONTEREY — A new lodging facility was unveiled Friday during an invitation-only sneak peek in Monterey. More...

Quilts are service project

MONTEREY — Highland Quilt Guild is making lap quilts for those confined to wheelchairs.  Pat Boger came up with the idea to have the guild adopt a community service project, and she suggested lap quilts. More...

Join Girl Scouts in Bath

Open house to be held April 14

MILLBORO — If you’ve ever thought of volunteering for or enrolling your daughter in the Girl Scouts, now is the time to participate. More...

Pipeline would pollute, intervenors argue

Dominion prepared to build on time

MONTEREY — Terry Jackson joined fellow northern Bath County landowners this week who have filed motions with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to intervene against the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Meet the new 2016 agriculture center board

MONTEREY — The 2016 board members of the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center were recently elected. They include:  More...

AMR gears up for jamboree

HOT SPRINGS — Allegheny Mountain Radio is geared up for its 14th annual Bluegrass Jamboree is this Saturday, April 9 from 6-9 p.m. at Bath County High School. More...

Obituaries

KATHERINE DUNCAN ANDRES

WARRENTON — Katherine Duncan Andres of Warrenton passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, March 21, 2016, in her home.  On the Sunday preceding her death, she celebrated the Holy Mass with family and close friends surr More...

ALBERT T. WOODSON

NORFOLK — Surrounded by his family, Mr. Albert Tarleton Woodson passed away peacefully at the age of 84.  Mr. Woodson was born Aug. 24, 1931 in Aiken, S.C., to Catherine Burnette and Henry Herbert Woodson.  More...

ELEANOR NEFF TRIMBLE

MILLBORO — Eleanor Neff Trimble, 79, of Millboro, died Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.  She was born Aug. More...

Home & Property

Highland Center seeks worksites for Youth Employment Program

MONTEREY — The Youth Employment Program is gearing up for its June launch, and the Highland Center is seeking jobsites willing to mentor students during their summer work experience.  More...

Photo

Greg Redfern, NASA Solar System Ambassador, presents, “The Sky is Falling! Space Rocks and You,” at the Bath County Public Library, on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. More...

In brief ...

• Tuesday, Highland supervisors welcomed George Washington and Jefferson National Forest New River District ranger Elwood Burge and Warm Springs District acting ranger, Elizabeth McNichols. More...

Early Files

Hot Springs teen may be county’s first Eagle Scout in almost 50 years

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 17, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor.   More...

50 years ago

APRIL 7, 1966

• Two buildings, a turkey house and a concrete block building were totally destroyed by fire last Thursday morning at the Russell Waggy farm at Mustoe. The loss, put roughly at $15,000 by Mr. Waggy, was covered only in part by insurance. More...

25 years ago

APRIL 5, 1991

• Two sections of Highland County are being proposed as wilderness areas in an ongoing U.S. Forest Service forestland management plan revision. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

It was a joy to see the restorative work done to the apartments above Monterey’s former H&H Cash Store building last week. More...

Bath Co. board’s move inexplicable

What a shame.  The Bath County Board of Supervisors missed a great opportunity last week to further support and enhance the county’s momentum toward attracting visitors and keeping Bath on the map.  More...


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