April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Feathered visitor returns to Highland Landfill

MONTEREY – Only in Highland.  The roaring engine of a backhoe operated by landfill manager Richard Waybright seems to keep beckoning her back.  More...

Crews battle brush fire

WARM SPRINGS — Volunteers from three Bath fire departments along with firefighters from the U.S. More...

Delay tactics could be key in pipeline fight

BURNSVILLE — Anything that can be done to delay progress on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project could help to kill it altogether, a large group at a meeting on the pipeline last Thursday was told.  More...

Lightner pursues stellar ambition

MONTEREY — A Highlander is following his dream to be a top horse trainer.  More...

Little, Tiny Miss Bath crowned

HOT SPRINGS — Kenley Scott Smith was crowned Little Miss Bath County 2016 and Kenzlie Louise Williams was crowned Tiny Miss Bath County 2016 at the 50th annual Little and Tiny Miss Bath County Pageant Saturday night at Bath County High School.& More...

Off-road trail could stoke economy

MONTEREY — The Highland Tourism Council Monday heard from an all-terrain vehicle and horseback riding enthusiast who says off-road trail systems are doing wonders for local economies in West Virginia and could do the same for Highland. More...

AMR halfway to fundraising goal for radio

MONTEREY — Alleghany Mountain Radio reports its spring fundraiser is off to a great start thanks to the many generous supporters in the Allegheny Highlands. More...

Apply now for culinary, hospitality internship

MONTEREY — May 9 is the application deadline for The Highland Center’s new Culinary and Hospitality Internship. More...

Photos

Phydeaux, the Highland County Humane Society mascot (played by Gloria Mcconnell) and Jeanne Lou Hull recently visited Highland Elementary School and kicked off a spare change fund-raiser called &ldqu More...

FERC to open scoping process

MONTEREY — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has reaffirmed it will reopen the scoping process for the realigned portion of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, at a time yet to be determined. More...

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The annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree recently held at Bath County High School is still going strong after 14 years. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Bath County High School  HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School announces the honor roll for the third quarter.  More...

Highland student joins Angus association

HEAD WATERS — Sydney Armstrong of Head Waters is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. More...

Photos

Bath County High School FBLA regional competition participants were Aly Durrett, Ivy Barker, Kendall Keyser, Sophia Bulgarelli, Cole Nelson, Katie Via, Molly Watkins, Dillon Skovira, Jenson Ford and More...

Sports

Highland comeback falls 4 runs short

HOT SPRINGS — The Highland club baseball team traveled to Bath County Tuesday to play the Chargers’ JV team. More...

Gap too much for Chargers

SWOOPE — The Bath County tennis team was on the road last Friday, traveling to Buffalo Gap to face the Bison in their third match of the season, where the Chargers took an 8-1 loss.  More...

Rams no-hit in season opener

STANDARDSVILLE — The Highland softball team played its first game of the season on the road last Thursday, traveling to United Christian Academy to face the Crusaders. The Rams were unable to get any hits and fell 12-0.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • April 10 — Deputy Bryan IV conducted a well-being check on an individual walking on Sam Snead Highway.  • April 10 — Bryan IV assisted state police on a traffic stop on Dry Run Road.  • April More...

Early Files

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Fishermen continue to take lunkers from the South Branch of the Potomac on the West Virginia side. More...

State reviews school situation

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 8, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.  More...

50 years ago

APRIL 21, 1966

• A sleet and snow storm Wednesday night of last week left Highland a winterland of ice-covered trees sparkling brightly Thursday. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Thank you to our readers

The Recorder staff is very proud to have won, for an unprecedented 10th time, the Virginia Press Association Award for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service. More...

Here’s to readers during library week

Party of One

Ever since I can remember, reading has been my chief hobby. My mother taught me to read when I was about three. And, probably since I was six years old, I’ve been devouring books. More...

Easter mouse no match for Goldie

Meadowdale Musings

It was love at first sight way back in Suffolk, in 2002.  It was a nice day to plow the cornfield to get ready for the growing season ahead. The corn seed could go into the ground after April 15 because most of the danger of frost had passed. More...

Murderous moonshiners terrorized Bath during Prohibition

Paging though History

WARM SPRINGS – Bath County today may seem a quiet, peaceful place where not much happens most of the time. Oh, but things were quite different 92 years ago this week. In April 1924, all proverbial hell broke loose.   More...

Dominion pushes back pipeline plan

MONTEREY — Environmental issues have postponed construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  The start has moved from this fall to the summer of 2017, with commercial operation still expected in the fourth quarter of 2018, Dominion announc More...

Contact 911 center if planning to burn

HOT SPRINGS — Anyone planning to burn in Bath County in the near future is asked to let the county 911 dispatch center know. More...

In brief ...

• Monday, Highland County Economic Development Authority chair Nancy Witschey reported that supervisors proposed $17,000 in EDA funding for fiscal year 2017. More...

Organized pipeline foes weigh in

MONTEREY — Citizen groups and Augusta County joined Bath County and others opposed to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, making their positions known to FERC last week. More...

Pipeline opponents hone in on feds

MONTEREY — An outpouring of interventions and comments against the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, mainly from Bath County landowners to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, reached a peak last week.  More...

Clarification

In the April 14 edition of The Recorder in the article, “Millboro VFD could move,” it may have appeared that sale of the existing firehouse was imminent and the department was preparing to move to property in the Bath County Industrial Pa More...

Market schedule to change

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Farmers Market has a new conditional use permit for two more years at the old stables site in Hot Springs, but the market schedule will be different for the 2016 season.  More...

8th Artist Weekend set

MONTEREY — The eighth annual Artist Weekend will attract artists to Highland June 24-26, organizer Liz Delahoussaye told the Highland Tourism Council Monday.  The event is popular for many artists who prefer the lack of structure the even More...

Drug take-back set

MONTEREY — On Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. More...

USFS to allow surveying for ACP

ELKINS, W.Va. More...

Registration for summer, fall under way at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — Registration for summer sessions and the fall semester is under way at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. More...

Photo

This one-cent postcard depicts Hot Springs, circa 1900-1910. Bath County Historical Society hosts a program at the Bath County Public Library Saturday, April 23, at 1 p.m. More...

VDOF firefighters dispatched

Shifting winds over next 36 hours will push smoke

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia Department of Forestry wildland firefighters from eastern and central Virginia are being detailed to far Southwest Virginia this week to help battle a number of blazes burning in Buchanan, Dickinson, Lee, Wise and Sco More...

Obituaries

JOHN PAUL HODGE

MILLBORO — John Paul Hodge, 72, of Millboro, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 17, 1944 in Hot Springs, the son of the late Lonnie Hubert Hodge and Lennia Lovisa Matilda Franson Hodge. More...

DIANE M. MANGELS

BURNSVILLE — Diane Mary Mangels, 64, of Burnsville, and formerly of Blue Ridge, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 after a courageous battle with ALS.  She worked alongside her husband, Chris, at Bestel. More...

MARY LOUISE HISE

WAYESBORO — Mary Louise “Honeybee” Hise, 74, of Waynesboro, and formerly Monterey, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Harvard Home in Waynesboro.  She was born April 8, 1942 in Hightown, a daughter of the late Clay Andrew More...

Home & Property

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Members of the Bath County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State police, and Carillion Lifeguard 12 joined forces Thursday, April 7, at the old Millboro elementary school to put out the word: when y More...

Shellfish recipe good for month of April

MONTEREY—Spaghetti alle Vongole: Spaghetti with (small) clams. More...

New Affordable Care Act program available

ROANOKE — Those with a recent increase in their household income may be eligible for a new Virginia health insurance plan at Healthcare.gov in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.  More...

Letters

Pipeline could involve unwanted chemicals

Editor, The Recorder, How many items of interest did the pipeline project people “not” tell you? To add interest, a photo has been added to point out these possible unknown or hidden possible issues. More...

Bath supervisors lauded for opposing project

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Johnny Hodge made world a better place

Editor, The Recorder,  Millboro lost an icon. John P. “Johnny” Hodge was known by everyone. He was liked by everybody. Full of laughter and kindness, he made this world a better place.  More...


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