June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

EDA approves writing intent letter

WARM SPRINGS — Last Wednesday, the Bath County Economic Development Authority agreed to move forward with a prospective business.  The EDA voted unanimously to direct attorney Chris Singleton to draft a letter of intent for the disposition More...

Correction

• An article about the Highland County School Board last week should have stated the closeout meeting is 7 p.m. More...

Business team seeks participation

WARM SPRINGS — A Business Innovation Team for Bath County is looking for prospective members.  The Bath County Chamber of Commerce will head up the team, and chamber executive director Emily Plecker updated supervisors on the new group Tue More...

Lacks’ art on display at Seven Oaks

WARM SPRINGS — Many in this area know Todd Lacks through his commercial painting businesses. It may come as a surprise for some to learn that’s not the only kind of painting he does. More...

LOVEworks dedication set

MONTEREY — The Highland County Tourism Council invites everyone to the dedication of the new LOVEworks sign at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at the sign, on U.S. 220 just south of Highland Medical Center in front of the public swimming pool. More...

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The Bath County School Board recognized employees for years of service and retirements Tuesday, June 7. More...

Highland Center hires food coordinator

MONTEREY — The Highland Center has a new local foods coordinator.  Zach Beard began his new job Monday after graduating from University of Virginia with a master’s degree in urban and environmental planning. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Congratulations to Valley Elementary School!

Staff and students at Valley Elementary School gathered around the flagpole for a moment of silence and the morning pledges Thursday, June 2, when it was announced the hard work of Valley’s sta More...

HHS seniors earn scholarships

MONTEREY — The following graduating Highland High School graduates received scholarships on Class Day last week:  More...

4-legged teacher delights Highland students

MONTEREY — Highland SPCA treated Highland Elementary students to a new kind of teaching on their last week of school before summer break. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH COUNTY Thursday, June 16• Burnsville United Methodist Womenmeet at the church, 7 p.m. More...

Home & Property

Feds tell Dominion to provide details

MONTEREY — Federal regulators issued 187 directives Monday. More...

Bath music camp set

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Music Camp will be held July 18-21 at Warm Springs Presbyterian Church.  More...

Bath, Highland get grants for deed books

$13,875 and $7,872, respectively

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County has been approved for a $13,875 grant for item conservation related to Deed Book 9, dated 1836; Deed Grantee Indexes, 1791-1903. More...

Letters

W.Va. group concerned about width of corridor

Editor’s note: The following letter regarding the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline was sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 7.   More...

Landowners address VOF about easements

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Brett Glymph, executive director of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, on June 13, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Ms. Glymph, More...

FERC is listening to comments on project

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Put burden on companies, not landowners

For three years now, we’ve witnessed a perverse form of “crowd-sourcing” — the modern day term for gathering information by enlisting the free services of large numbers of people, usually online, for a particular project.  More...

Pictorial

Bath County Historical Society president Rick Armstrong read and presented a resolution to the board of supervisors Tuesday that was passed by the General Assembly commending Bath County on its 225th More...

Breaking News - 6/21/2016 9:12 AM

Auction to benefit drive-in  Free Access 

FRANKLIN, W. Va. — A group working to reopen the Warner Drive-In is reaching out and asking for community donations of auction items to raise money.   More...

Foundation tables Hayfields easement plan

MONTEREY — Last week, Dominion asked to postpone a decision on applications to create an open-space conservation easement on a Highland farm, in exchange for the right to cross nine other easements in the realigned study corridor for the Atlant More...

Supervisor questions legality of board action

WARM SPRINGS — Williamsville District supervisor Stuart Hall questioned Tuesday the legality of a letter sent by the Bath County Board of Supervisors to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Before the Bath supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, chair Claire Collins asked for a moment of silence for “what’s going on in this country right now in the hopes we can overcome hate and discrimination.”   More...

Radio announces special events

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain Radio has been airing public service announcements about the upcoming Bath County Triathlon. The triathlon is this Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. More...

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Tuesday, the Bath County Board of Supervisors proclaimed July 14, 2016 as Volunteer EMT Appreciation day in honor of the late Johnny Hodge. More...

Hiking trails are focus of Highland tourism goals

MONTEREY — The Highland County Tourism Council heard from new Warm Springs District Ranger Elizabeth McNichols Tuesday about help with mapping local hiking trails for tourism brochures.  “The great majority of visitors ask where to h More...

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Blue skies and a wispy white cloud set off this view of lush green farmland and the western side of Monterey Mountain near Meadowdale late Sunday afternoon. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Alliance challenges McAuliffe over gas pipelines; calls for ‘March on the Mansion’ in July to demand clean power

RICHMOND — An unprecedented alliance of groups and leaders released an open letter to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Wednesday challenging him to stop supporting fossil fuel projects that worsen climate change and harm communities.  More...

Highlanders in War exhibit opens

McDOWELL – A Highland County man was the first person in the lower 48 states to receive word of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a new Highland Historical Society Museum exhibit reveals.  More...

Obituaries

FRANCIS LEO WHITSON

DEERFIELD — Francis Leo “Bud” Whitson, 88, of Deerfield, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born July 12, 1927, in North Carolina, a son of the late Marion More...

DONALD RAY COYNER

CHURCHVILLE —Donald “Cobb” Ray Coyner, 58, of Churchville went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  He was born May 14, 1958 in Staunton, a son of the late Silas Clinton and Freida Juanita VanHoose Coyner.  More...

ROBERT RAMAGE DUNN III

MONTEREY — Robert Ramage Dunn III, 64, of Monterey, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at Augusta Health. He was born Sept. 28, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Robert R. Dunn Jr. and Betty J. Dunn. More...

Sports

Ford makes professional Fastpitch softball debut

AKRON, Ohio — It was a solid debut for Bath County native Jailyn Ford in her first week with the Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league.  Ford pitched in five games and got two wins and a save as the Racers went 4-2 las More...

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The St. Jude’s Bike-a-thon was held at Millboro Elementary School recently. The riders above, plus four others, raised $1,549. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • June 5 — Deputy Michael Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway near the intersection of North Forest Trail.  • June 5 — Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway near the intersect More...

Early Files

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The Valley Rookie League Green Wolves were pictured in this March 23, 1991 Recorder photo: (l-r) kneeling, Darriene Hepler, Chelsea Cook, Kayla Lindsay, Zachary Woodzell and Chelsea Fry; standing: Na More...

‘Sommersby’ adds touch of fame

Editor’s note: The following article was published May 4, 2001 in The Recorder in the special section “Storm on the Bullpasture.” P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and editor. More...

50 years ago

JUNE 16, 1966

• Army Pvt. William Holmes Stephenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Stephenson Jr. of Meadowdale, fired expert with the M-14 rifle near completion of his basic combat training at Ft. Jackson on May 26.  More...


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