May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Tied vote on pipeline unlikely

MONTEREY — Four of five seats are filled at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency responsible for reviewing Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  Commissioner Phillip Moeller left FERC in October 2015, creating More...

Architectural review guidelines discussed

WARM SPRINGS — After considering architectural practices for construction and renovation in Bath’s commercial areas, the Bath County Planning Commission passed those guidelines along to the board of supervisors and economic development au More...

Endangered plant grows in pipeline path, club says

MONTEREY – Remember the Cow Knob salamander? Say hello to shale barren rock cress and its sole pollinator, the Appalachian grizzled skipper butterfly.  More...

Brownie Oxendine crosses the Rainbow Bridge

TINKERTOWN ROAD – Brownie Johnson Oxendine, at least 15 years old, passed away Thursday, May 19, surrounded by people who loved her. Brownie’s birthday was unknown, but she is believed to have been born in Rockbridge County. More...

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The Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition’s pipeline air force flew this banner Sunday afternoon, May 22, over Browns Island in Richmond, where Dominion was hosting the RiverRock Festival. More...

Civil War 150 HistoryMobile coming to Heritage Day June 3-4

CLIFTON FORGE — History is on the move in Virginia as the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile rolls into Clifton Forge for a one and half-day visit on June 3 and 4 for Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

MES wins state award

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education announced Tuesday that 278 schools and two school divisions earned Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement for 2016. More...

Sports

On Campus

HARRISONBURG — Jailyn Ford and the James Madison University softball team opened the NCAA tournament with a bang by winning the four-team Harrisonburg regional last week. More...

Softball season ends for Bath

RINER — The Bath County softball team saw its season end Monday with a 15-0 loss at Auburn in the first round of the Conference 45 tournament.  Victoria Webb, Kassedi Estes and Alicia Lee each had a hit for the Chargers.  More...

Narrows ends Bath’s season

NARROWS — The Bath County tennis team traveled to Narrows last Thursday for the opening round of the Conference 45 tennis tournament and saw its season end with a 6-3 loss.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County   • May 17 — Officer assisted with keys locked in vehicle, Goldenrod Lane.  • May 18 — Officers investigated property dispute, Blue Grass Valley Road.  • May 18 — Received report of tree More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • May 15 — Deputy McRoberts conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway near the intersection of Cavendish Lane.  • May 15 — McRoberts conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway near Hot Springs.&nbs More...

Early Files

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Ellis King, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. More...

Bank vice president retiring

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 24, 1991 issue of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

MAY 26, 1966

• Miss Anne Marie Hevener, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob H. Hevener of Hightown, and a straight A average student for the past five years, has been named valedictorian of the 1965-66 graduating class at Highland High School. More...

Opinions & Commentary

King of cats rules the roost

Snapshots

Upon my return from the bus stop, my best cat, Hank, races through the dew-laden yard, his fluffy tail flagpole straight as he runs to meet me. More...

Breaking News - 5/31/2016 10:27 AM

SVEC warns of scam  Free Access 

SHENANDOAH VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE WARNS OF PHONE SCAMMT. More...

Residents tell FERC reps about pipeline worries

Water, environment, terrain cited as concerns

HOT SPRINGS — A proposed gas pipeline in this area would do untold damage, residents told federal regulators Saturday.  More...

Ancient lake tells of colder times

BURNSVILLE — This area’s terrain and climate have transitioned over thousands of years, research suggests.  After the last great ice age, around 26,000 years ago, an ancient lake once extended a mile in length near what is now Burnsv More...

Study outlines Mountain Valley Pipeline project costs

ROANOKE — A new study by Charlottesville based Key-Log Economics — “Economic Costs of the Mountain Valley Pipeline: Effects on Property Value, Ecosystem Services, and Economic Development in Virginia and West Virginia” — More...

Pipeline worries bristle Bath landowners

WARM SPRINGS — Information suppression, soil contamination, threats to Little Valley, and questionable necessity are some of the concerns Bath County landowners have voiced online lately about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and its intend More...

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Hues of gold and crimson painted clouds beyond Monterey Mountain at sunset last Thursday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

DEQ, Corps under pressure from pipeline opponents

MONTEREY — Frustration is mounting among those concerned about how the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline might affect the environment. More...

Bath’s vote marks growing opposition to pipeline

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County submitted a letter on Monday, May 16 stating opposition to the proposed 600-mile, highpressure Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Obituaries

AVIS THERESA VELI

ADELPHI, Md. — Avis Theresa Veli, 86, of Adelphi, passed away May 21, 2016 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, following a short battle with cancer. She was born in Blue Grass on June 15, 1929, the daughter of Edward and Tudie Mullenax. More...

DAVID FRANKLIN RYDER SR.

WARM SPRINGS, — David Franklin Ryder Sr., 56, of Warm Springs, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  He was born Feb. More...

Home & Property

Bath chamber holds Business Appreciation Dinner

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce Business Appreciation Dinner was held Thursday, May 19 at The Homestead.  More...

Virginia’s first community solar garden fully subscribed

MILLBORO — It’s still under construction, but the first community solar garden in the Commonwealth of Virginia is already fully subscribed and a waiting list has formed for future phases.  BARC Electric Cooperative’s 550-kilowa More...

Council awarded grant for Bath County EMT training

STAUNTON — Central Shenandoah EMS Council has received a $22,421 grant from the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity to train new Emergency Medical Technicians in the counties of Bath and Rockbridge. More...

Letters

Little Valley wrong place for transmission pipeline

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission May 19, and shared with The Recorder. More...

Dominion’s maps not updated, hard to use

Editor’s note: The following motion and letter was sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission May 19, and shared with The Recorder.   More...

Pipeline must avoid Burnsville cave system

Editor’s note: The following was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and shared with The Recorder.   More...


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