January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Groups denounce agency’s draft statement on proposed pipeline

MONTEREY — Ninety-seven days. That’s how long people had from Dec. More...

Woman held on larceny charges

MONTEREY — A Highland County woman who has been confined at Middle River Regional Jail without bond faces multiple local larceny charges including alleged jewelry thefts and removal of items from gravesites.  More...

Supervisors elect officers

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday and installed new officers. Supervisors unanimously elected Richard Byrd as board chair and Eddie Hicklin as vice chair.  More...

Correction

The Recorder’s Dec. More...

Library notes

• The Highland County Public Library’s annual public meeting is coming up on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. We’ll be dedicating the meeting to launching a new project, the Highland Seed Savers. More...

Photo

Highland County, including this view of Monterey Mountain, was draped in snow this week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Monday, the Highland County School Board elected Chris Amirault chair to succeed John Moyers and Joe Neil as vice chair.   More...

Academic Achievement

Dustin Bogan

WINCHESTER — Graduation and a White Coat Ceremony was held at Shenandoah University, Winchester, Dec. 17.  Dustin W. Bogan of Warm Springs was among those who graduated as a physician’s assistant.  More...

Sports

Cougars show claws against Rams

MONTEREY — The Highland boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams returned to action after a two-week break, playing against the visiting Covington Cougars on Wednesday, Jan. 4 in a district match-up. More...

Highland tops Harman in girls hoops

MONTEREY — On Monday evening the Rams boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams hosted the Harman Panthers in two arduous games. More...

Nicely joins The Recorder

In The Recorder

MITCHELLTOWN — We are delighted to announce a new Bath County sports writer joins our team starting this week: Megan Nicely of Millboro. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Dec. 18 — Deputy Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway.  • Dec. 18 — Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road.  • Dec. More...

Early Files

Photo

This 50-year-old photo submitted by John McManamay is of the Bath County Hound Dog Hunt Club in 1967. More...

‘Nanny’ to 4 children is rewarding

HOT SPRINGS — Vickie Gazzola, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 12, 1967

• The use of an airplane to feed wild game in Highland last weeks is, so far as we know, the first time this method has been put into practice here. More...

Breaking News - 1/18/2017 3:25 PM

Judge dismisses case against Bath supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — This afternoon, Judge Whetsel Jr. More...

Court hears arguments in supervisor removal case

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Circuit Court Judge John Wetsel heard arguments Tuesday from three Bath County supervisors seeking to retain their positions, and from petitioners who seek the supervisors’ removal from office.  After heari More...

Hall requests bench trial, complainant’s name

WARM SPRINGS – Stuart Hall’s attorney, Frankie Coyner of Lexington, told Judge Jay Wetsel in Bath Circuit Court late Tuesday afternoon that Hall now requests a bench trial, rather than a jury, for his criminal case slated for Feb. More...

Man on probation for drug charge

MONTEREY — Monday, Jan. 9, John Tony Greathouse of Bartow, W.Va. More...

In brief ...

• Last Thursday, Jan. 5, Monterey Town Council learned from town attorney Melissa Dowd there will be a public hearing on a proposed hike in the lodging tax from 2 to 5 percent. At the supervisors’ Dec. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• On Jan. 3, the Highland County Board of Supervisors heard from Gilbert and Lynn Pullin, who requested paving for a northern stretch of Seldom Seen Road near Doe Hill. More...

Bath library offers winter programs

WARM SPRINGS — Winter programming is in full swing at the Bath County Public Library. Recreational and literacy events are available to a variety of ages. All are free and open to the public.  More...

Obituaries

DEBRA ‘DEBBIE’ KAY HULL COLAW

BLUE GRASS — Debra “Debbie” Kay Hull Colaw, 53, of Blue Grass, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at her home.  She was born Feb. More...

BROOKE JEWELL HARPER

MONTEREY — Brooke Jewell Harper, 18, of Monterey, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 as the result of an automobile accident.  She was born Nov. More...

DONALD ‘TOM’ THOMAS WHITELAW

MONTEREY — Donald “Tom” Thomas Whitelaw, 78, of Monterey, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at his residence.  Born Jan. 21, 1938 in Monterey, he was a son of the late Eugene and Ruby Frances Smith Whitelaw.  More...

Calendar

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...

Community Calendar

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Home & Property

Owners required to protect animals

BATH and HIGHLAND — Winter is upon us and frigid weather poses a danger to humans and animals alike. Animal welfare experts stress that companion and work animals need protection from the cold, as do humans. More...

BARC reduces rates

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative has announced that it is returning 100 percent of a recent power cost reduction to its members in the form of lower rates. These new rates became effective Jan. 1. More...

Mother, daughter enjoy Caribbean cruise

HEAD WATERS — Dawn Armstrong and her mother, Joy Smith, both of Head Waters, embarked on a 13-day, 12-night cruise to the Caribbean on Nov. 28.  The enjoyed the islands of St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Antiqua, St. Thomas and St. More...

Letters

Dr. Redington’s service exemplary, unparalleled

Editor, The Recorder,  It is with great sadness that I read in the letter from Dr. Jim Redington (The Recorder, Dec. 22) that his contract with Bath Community Hospital has ended.  More...

Foundation urged again to turn down Dominion

Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Bobbie Cabibbo of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation on Jan. 9, regarding Dominion’s request for converting easements, and shared with The Recorder. More...

Our roads, views as valuable as Parkway’s

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

You have to hand it to the Kimble family, or any local business owner for that matter. Keeping a retail business going takes long, hard hours. More...

No time to let up on process

When the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a draft Environmental Impact Statement on Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, deadline pressure was added to the shoulders of landowners who have already been carrying a much More...

Navigation: Sometimes simple, sometimes not

Party of One

In my younger days, I was a top-notch navigator. It was my “job” at Treasure Salvors, whenever we were out to sea looking for gold, silver or, in my case, pottery shards. More...


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