September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

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Acres of sunflowers stretch almost to the horizon on this farm near West Warms Springs. The flowers are surviving the current dry spell and hoping for a good shower. More...

BCH doctor starts cross-country charity run

HOT SPRINGS — A local doctor is combining his love for children with his passion for running to bring quality medical care to inner city kids.  More...

Coalition pressures state to deny Dominion permit

MONTEREY — In a last minute effort, pipeline opponents pushed Virginia to take action on a permit request from Dominion Resources. More...

Planned pipeline may impact imperiled plants

MONTEREY — The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline could pose threats to a federally listed plant in Highland County and others to the west, the U.S. Forest Service told federal regulators last week. More...

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Highland Tourism Council

• Donna Bedwell, chair of the Highland Tourism Council, announced Monday there will be a digital marketing workshop Sept. 22 in the Highland Center. More...

Farmers asked to join hay relief for flood victims

MONTEREY — An outreach is under way to provide hay to West Virginia farmers whose crops were destroyed by floodwaters in late June.  The Highland County Fairgrounds serves as a staging area for farmers to donate hay, Darryl Armstrong of Mc More...

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A harbinger of fall, this brightly colored garden spider closely guarded her egg sack this weekend. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Weather Report

John R. Sweet of Mustoe, who runs a weather station for the National Weather Service, complied these statistics. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Amerigas Propane of Staunton presented Highland elementary School with a $1,202 check Tuesday. From left are superintendent Dr. More...

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Highland County School Board

• Tuesday, Patricia Chapman of the Highland County Education Association said the group planned to meet as a whole this week and the HCEA board will meet with superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott to relay any group concerns. More...

Parents sound off about hot classrooms

MONTEREY — Sweaty children and learning don’t mix, parents told the school board Monday.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH COUNTY Saturday, Sept. 17• Yard and bake sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.,Warm Springs Presbyterian Church. More...

Home & Property

September is ‘Healthy Aging’ month

MONTEREY — Think it’s too late to re-invent yourself? Think again. More...

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A lazy susan blossom soaked up the sunshine this week. Tuesday marked nearly three rainless weeks in Highland. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Bath supervisors repealed land use regulation section 902.04 during its meeting at the Hot Springs Fire Hall on Tuesday. The ordinance imposed a three-year waiting period for sub-dividing property.  More...

Early Files

Tempers flare at public meeting on proposed Highland AIDS center

Editor’s note: This article was gleaned from the Oct. 17, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 15, 1966

• The directors of the Highland Farm Bureau Cooperative Inc. voted Tuesday night to pay a dividend of four percent to shareholders of record at the end of the 1966 fiscal year.  • Pfc. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 13, 1991

• When county administrator William Manion takes early retirement Sept. 30, the board of supervisors’ chairman Stuart Hall will step in as acting administrator until a replacement is hired. More...

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Pipeline project delayed

On Wednesday afternoon, Dominion announced a revised construction schedule for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, pushing back completion a year, to November 2019.    More...

BCHS Band performs at 2016 homecoming game  Free Access 

VIDEO: The Bath County High School Marching Band performs "United" at the 2016 homecoming game on September 16, 2016. More...

County supervisors scorned for eliminating key position

WARM SPRINGS — Citizens heaped criticism on the Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday after the board eliminated the position of director of tourism and economic development. More...

Additional compressor station unneeded, Dominion says

MONTEREY — An Allegheny Mountain resident questioned a technical aspect of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline last week.  More...

Pipeline company fails to find valley karst features

MONTEREY — A Bath County resident has taken Dominion to task, once again, for getting its facts wrong. More...

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Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee

• The Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee on Sept. 8 learned from Red Cross liaison Pat O’Brien there will be a Red Cross Disaster Simulation exercise in Charlottesville Sept. 24. More...

Correction

In last week’s Recorder, contact information for the ‘Star Party’ set for end of September was listed incorrectly. More...

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TDS technician Danny Neal, of Burnsville, worked on telephone lines in Mitchelltown Thursday. More...

Legality of board action questioned

WARM SPRINGS — During Tuesday’s Bath County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board eliminated the position of director of tourism and economic development and assigned the duties to the county administrator. More...

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The Valley High School Class of 1952 held its 64th reunion July 23 at Country Café in Hot Springs. More...

Tourism-related tax revenue up 3.4 percent in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Data released by the U.S. Travel Association shows all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism revenue last year.  More...

Solar power company recognized in ranking

CHARLOTTESVILLE —Solar power is a booming business worldwide, and installer Altenergy Inc. More...

Obituaries

PATRICIA ANN PEERY STOVER

HOT SPRINGS — Patricia “Pat” Ann Peery Stover, 76, of 108 Carloover Village Drive, Hot Springs, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, in Roanoke. She was born Oct. More...

NANCY LEE HODGE

WARM SPRINGS — Nancy Lee Hodge, 98, of Rosie’s Hunt Camp, Warm Springs, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs.  She was born Sept. More...

WINNIE PROPST CRAWFORD

WOODBRIDGE — Winnie Propst Crawford, 94, of Woodbridge, died at Potomac Place on Friday, Sept. More...

Sports

Rams, Chargers run in Highland

MONTEREY – The Highland and Bath County cross country teams kicked off their respective 2016 seasons last Wednesday at a meet hosted by Highland.  Also competing in the Pioneer District event was Covington, Craig, East Mont, and Parry McCl More...

Charger linksters finish second at Tygarts Valley

SNOWSHOE, W.Va — The Charger golf team hit the road on Tuesday traveling to Snowshoe to play the teams from Webster County and Tygart’s Valley High Schools.  Webster County’s Tony Mazella shot a 39 to just edge out Bath’s More...

Gap’s running game too much for Chargers

SWOPE — The Charger football team was on the road for the first time this season Friday night, traveling to Buffalo Gap High School to face the Bison. The Chargers fought an uphill battle the whole way, before falling 50-6. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County  • Sept. 6 — Officer conducted a welfare check, Mountain Turnpike.  • Sept. 6 — Officer responded to livestock in roadway, Mountain Turnpike.  • Sept. More...

Letters

Lurking lizard: Friend or foe in Bath Co. church?

Editor, The Recorder,  All churches have their share of problems, be it dislike of their pastors, or even bickering among themselves.  Our beautiful chapel has had its share of problems, but not for the reasons mentioned. No. More...

FERC urged to review pipeline construction plan

Editor’s note: The following letter regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was sent Sept. 7 to U.S. More...

Look past distractions in this year’s election

Editor, The Recorder,  More...


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