February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 2/9/2017 7:06 PM

Decision on easement conversion for pipeline tabled

RICHMOND — Thursday, Feb.9, the Virginia Outdoor Foundation voted to defer consideration of Dominion’s application to swap portions of open-land conservation easements with Hayfields Farm and another property in Nelson County to expedite construction More...

Bay’s exit adds uncertainty to pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Feb. 3 resignation of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chair Norman Bay has effectively halted the agency’s ability to cast votes on important projects.  More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Last week, Monterey Town Council learned the planning commission will meet Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Photos

Larry Hough, left, chatted with supervisors’ chair David Blanchard at the artist reception for Works by David Blanchard, Sunday, Feb. 5. More...

In brief ...

Highland Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Mike Henry of the Virginia Department of Transportation reported local crews have responded to several minor snow events. They have been cutting brush on the west side of Shenandoah Mountain along U.S. More...

Library celebrates Black history

WARM SPRINGS — A Black History Month celebration will be held at the Bath County Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.  Opening speaker will be Perlista Henry.  More...

‘Bumper Jacksons’ to headline in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS – Garth Newel Music Center presents the Bumper Jacksons on Saturday, Feb. 11. An optional fireside picnic will take place at 5:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In Brief ...

Highland School Board

• On Monday, Feb. 6., school board chair Chris Amirault congratulated Cindy Wood and Marty Leech on their appointments to the Highland County Education Association board.   More...

Students ask board to keep weight room

MILLBORO — Several students, parents and coaches pleaded with the Bath County School Board Tuesday to keep a weight lifting facility at the high school. More...

Academic Honors

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University has announced the following students graduated during the Dec. More...

Home & Property

Seed Savers project kicks off at library

MONTEREY — The Highland County Public Library kicked of the Little Switzerland Seed Savers library at a program on Sunday, Jan. 22. More...

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary School

MONTEREY — Teresa Blum, principal of Highland Elementary School, has announced the honor roll for the second quarter. More...

Bath schools going solar by end of summer

MILLBORO — By the end of this summer, the sun will provide half of the electricity at Bath County schools.  The Bath County School Board approved a major solar energy project during its meeting Tuesday at Millboro Elementary School.  More...

Early Files

‘Tol’able David’ filming crew still remembered by Highland residents

BLUE GRASS — When the silent movie “Tol’able David” was filmed in the Blue Grass Valley in 1921, local residents got a firsthand look at the workings of the fledgling motion picture industry, an experience they never forgot.&n More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 9, 1967

• A pelting granular snow, which began Monday evening, combined with frigid temperatures to create a minor blizzard state here during the early hours Tuesday. More...

25 years ago

FEBRUARY 7, 1992

• The likelihood of Highland County attracting a significant manufacturing plant as a means of creating jobs and strengthening the local economy is slim to none. More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2017 12:52 PM

Supervisor not prosecuted

Charges against Hall not prosecuted By Margo Oxendine • Staff Writer WARM SPRINGS – Three minutes.That’s how long it took for Williamsville district supervisor Stuart Hall to bypass prosecution on six felony charges in Bath Circuit Court We More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2017 12:35 PM

Roanoke attorney to defend Bath County mother

WARM SPRINGS – Darla Hise, accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her daughter, Abigail, 6, last Saturday night, appeared in Bath County Circuit Court Friday afternoon via Skype.  The arraignment was quickly scheduled, and More...

Child killed by gunshot, mother charged

MITCHELLTOWN – A six-year-old girl was shot and killed at about 10 p.m. Saturday night, Feb. 4.  Abigail Grace Hise was pronounced dead at the scene. More...

Council sets lodging tax hike hearing

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, Feb. 2, the Monterey Town Council set a public hearing during its March 2 meeting to accept comments about a proposed increase in the lodging tax from 2 to 5 percent. More...

Chief scolds county over communications

MONTEREY – Speaking on behalf of the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Elmer Waybright took supervisors to task Tuesday for failing to accomplish radio communications upgrades after nearly three years.  Waybright chided the More...

Correction

The article on the Jan. 25 public hearing concerning the proposed zoning ordinance update misrepresented Ann Wefer’s comments. More...

Community reacts to child’s death

MONTEREY – Shock, grief, and prayers.  More...

Bath Farmers Market may cease

HOT SPRINGS – We’ve enjoyed it for 10 years, but the Bath County Farmers Market may not happen this year. “We are stepping down,” managers Beth Rogers and Lorraine McCune said this week. More...

Agenda

Tuesday, Feb. 14 • 7 p.m. Bath County Courthouse, Room 115  • Public hearing — Resolution on timing of equalization hearings concerning Jan. 1 reassessment values.   More...

Obituaries

WALTER LEE CURRY

HEAD WATERS — Walter Lee Curry, 82, of Head Waters, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at Augusta Health.  He was born July 31, 1934 in Highland County, a son of the late John and Mildred Frances Lockridge Curry.  More...

ABIGAIL GRACE HISE

HOT SPRINGS — Abigail Grace Hise, 6, of Hot Springs, left this world to go to her heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.  She was born Oct. 20, 2010 in Fishersville.  More...

CYNTHIA DAWN ‘CINDY’ BALSER TUNING

CHURCHVILLE — Cynthia Dawn “Cindy” Balser Tuning, 54, wife of William Harvey “Billy” Tuning, of 339 Hundley Distillery Road, passed away Friday, Jan. 6 2017 at her mother’s home. Mrs. Tuning was born on Oct. More...

Sports

Rams defeat Chargers in rival come-back

HOT SPRINGS — Monday, the Rams came to Bath County and faced off against the Chargers in a second game between the rival girls’ teams. More...

BCHS take Rams in JV action

HOT SPRINGS — Monday saw rival action on the court for the JV Highland Rams and Bath Chargers, with the Bath boys coming out on top, 62-42, on their home court.  More...

Chargers fall to Stuarts Draft

HOT SPRINGS — On Thursday the 3rd, the Varsity Charger boys lost with a 44-point drop to Stuarts draft last Thursday, Feb. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Jan. 29 — Deputy Colaw performed traffic stops on Mountain Valley Road.  • Jan. 29 — Lt. Grimm spoke to a citizen on the telephone about a larceny case  • Jan. More...

Letters

Public road access should be addressed in proposed ordinance

Editor, The Recorder,  I have the following concerns about the Highland County amendments to the zoning and subdivision ordinance.  This wording should be added to the agricultural district: “Any use in the agricultural district relyi More...

Highland Medical Center dentist efficient, caring

Editor, The Recorder,  Recently, we had dental visits at our Highland Medical Center. The new dentist is very caring and efficient. The equipment is up-to-date and the office is inviting. More...

Let’s all find common ground — together

Editor, The Recorder,  I was deeply upset by a recent article I read saying that people who opposed Betsy DeVos’s nomination to be head of the Department of Education were just angry and prejudiced against Donald Trump.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

There’s no place like home

Party of One

What’s the matter with me? When did I become a “homebody?”  Maybe it’s not just me; I do know one or two friends who feel exactly the same way: We’d rather be at home.   More...

Try tasty cure for a head cold

Camp Cookin’

MONTEREY — Borscht “Amerikanski”: Borscht is primarily a first-course dish and is a staple from Russia and Ukraine to much of north-Central and Eastern Europe. More...

Sawmilling in the early days

Memory Lane

MILL GAP — Sawmilling back in the early days at one time in Mill Gap included G.W. Townsend, Schultz, Sheffer, Hooke Brothers and Frank Starstrong mills. All of these mills would saw slab wood from logs.   More...


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