June 2, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Dominion accused of ‘gross violations’

MONTEREY — Once again, they went down to the wire. A 30-day environmental scoping period reopened for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline concludes today, June 2, more than a year after the initial scoping period. More...

HTC customers receive questionable offers from California company

MONTEREY — Several Highland Telephone Cooperative subscribers have contacted the business office during the last several weeks reporting they are receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to represent HTC.  HTC subscribers are being More...

SVEC announces ‘Beat the Peak’

MT. CRAWFORD – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has announced the roll out of its Beat the Peak program, a free and voluntary effort to help control energy costs for all cooperative members. The program begins on June 1. More...

Photo

Kieren Covert took pictures of this double rainbow touching down in the field between the Wes Maupin home and Bullpasture Mountain Monday. More...

SVEC warns about phone scam

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Spring sounds!

The Allegheny Mountain String Project put on quite a show May 22 at Garth Newel Music Center, leaving more than 100 attending on their feet with ovations by the end. (Recorder photos by Anne Adams) More...

Virginia releases election data project through DOE

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Elections has released the Virginia Election Data Project, a collaborative effort with local election officials and the State Board of Elections with technical assistance provided by The Pew Charitable Trus More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath school board appoints personnel

WARM SPRINGS — At a called meeting last Thursday, May 26, the Bath County School Board made several personal appointments following a two and a half-hour closed session.  More...

Agenda

Bath County School Board

Tuesday, June 7 Closed meeting: 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting: 7 p.m. Bath County High School  • Good news in Bath County schools   More...

Academic Honors

Tracy Chapman   BRIDGEWATER — Tracy L. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

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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...

Home & Property

Hot Springs Garden club celebrates 75 years

HOT SPRINGS — A 75th anniversary of any kind is an unusual occurrence these days, but the Hot Springs Garden Club is making history this year by celebrating that milestone.  More...

Wedding

Gardner — McGuire

MONTEREY —Beth Joannah Gardner and Harold Elwood McGuire were united in marriage on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at the Highland Baptist Church in Monterey. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Davie Whitlock. More...

Photo

Ron and Anita Back left some birdseed on their deck in Mitchelltown May 7, and a visitor came to enjoy their “snack bar.” Anita Back said the bear came back to the deck two more times tha More...

Letters

Explosions, fires, gas leaks are major concern

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent May 25 to Kimberly D. Bose, secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Ms. Bose: More...

Resident urges VOF to deny ‘land swap’

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent May 31 to Martha Little, Deputy Director of Stewardship for Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Richmond, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Ms. Little and the VOF Board:  More...

Pipeline project a threat to young county farmer

Editor’s note: The following was sent to Kimberly Bose, secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on May 30, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Ms. Bose:  More...

Dominion seeks Hayfields Farm easement trades

MONTEREY — Dominion has proposed swapping Hayfields Farm near McDowell for a number of state conservation easements in the realigned path of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Photos

Lt. Col. Spangler installed a paver on the Walk of Honor during the Memorial Day ceremony in Monterey. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Planners hope to finish zoning law revision

MONTEREY — After months of deliberation, the Highland County Planning Commission set a goal for its June meeting to recommend a revised and simplified zoning ordinance with completed mapping for supervisors to consider and schedule a public hea More...

Photo

Members of the Rockbridge Patriots Marine Corps League Detachment 1351 Color Guard presented the colors at the National D-Memorial foundation event held Monday, May 30, at the Bedford D-Day Memorial. More...

Radio cooperative to meet

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Photo

A cicada sat on a leaf near Williamsville last week. This summer marks the 17-year cycle for these insects as they emerge from the ground. More...

Alleghany hospital gets A rating

LOW MOOR – LewisGale Hospital Alleghany recently received the highest grade possible from a national patient safety organization, ranking the hospital as one of the nation’s safest when it comes to protecting patients from preventable med More...

Obituaries

JUDITH G. HOWDESHELL

GREENWOOD, Ind. — Judith G. More...

LARRY RAY HAROLD

HOT SPRINGS — Larry Ray Harold, 70, of 284 Tinkertown Road, Hot Springs, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his residence.  He was born Oct. More...

Sports

Rams’ track season ends at regional meet

SUSSEX – A superb season for the Highland track team ended at the 1A East Regional meet last Thursday at Sussex Central High School.  The top six places for each event move on to the state meet, but the Rams did not advance past formidable More...

Charger baseball Conference runner up

COVINGTON — The Charger baseball team advanced to the Group 1A West Region baseball tournament with a secondplace finish in Conference 45 last Friday at Covington’s Casey Field. More...

Charger baseball ends season in regional tourney

COEBURN — The Charger baseball team was on the road Monday for the first round of the Group 1A West Region tournament, traveling to Eastside High School to face the Spartans. Bath fell 7-2, bringing their season to an end. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • May 22 — Deputy Michael Colaw performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway near the intersection of North Forest Trail. More...

Early Files

Dime-store turtle has been pet for 25 years

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 24, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

JUNE 2, 1966

• Sheriff Glen Hammer is investigating the theft of a camera, suitcase, and a dress from a car at Montvallee Motel in Monterey Sunday night or Monday morning. Sheriff Hammer said a window was broken in the car owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. More...

25 years ago

MAY 31, 1991

• An early morning fire Monday destroyed a large, two-story house owned by Evelyn Howard. Mrs. Howard lived in the house with her son, Stanford, his wife Tanya, and their 4-year-old son, David. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Is there nothing money can’t buy?

Dominion’s recent proposal to trade Hayfields Farm to somehow mitigate crossing 11 other tracts under open-space conservation easements is an outrageous proposition. More...

Pictorial

We just can’t get enough of Jailyn Ford. We have watched her grow up on the pages of her hometown newspaper, generating Charger Pride from the time she was very young. More...

County revenue comes from several sources

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — Where does money come from to pay for programs, projects, and services required by federal and state government, or determined through public input and approved by the Bath board of supervisors to be provided for and to the commu More...


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