March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Pressured agency fields fears over future of conservation program

MONTEREY — Early this year, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation received more than 1,200 pages of statewide messages opposing Dominion’s applications to convert open-space conservation easements and clear the way for the planned Atlantic Coa More...

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This replacement bell was installed this week in the historic Cloverdale Church on Deerfield Road in Bath. More...

Correction

• On last week’s front page photo for the science fair, the generator pictured was incorrectly identified. It was a Van De Graaf generator.  More...

Evelyn’s Pantry closes its doors

MONTEREY — Evelyn’s Pantry served its last meal Friday, Feb. 17, just shy of its 20th anniversary as a familiar and popular Main Street fixture in Monterey.  More...

Cucci’s to reopen soon

WARM SPRINGS – As most in the area know, Cucci’s at The Varsity, across from Bath County High School, has been closed for more than two weeks.  No worries, though: Cucci’s will reopen sometime in March, with a familiar, tasty m More...

Pipeline worries are many at agency’s open house

MONTEREY — One by one, and behind closed doors, dismayed citizens made their concerns known about mountaintop removal, drinking water pollution and disruption of quality of life.  More...

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Maple Queen Pageant contestants gathered with the outgoing queen, Rhonda Obaugh, far right. More...

Bird project seeks assistance on data

BLACKSBURG — Many people recognize the most common bird species in Virginia, but according to Ashley Peele, a research associate with Virginia Tech’s Conservation Management Institute, there is still much that scientists don’t know More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

HOT SPRINGS — Steve Sizemore, principal of Valley Elementary School, has announced the honor roll for the second quarter.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools

Bath County School BoardMarch 7 • Valley ElementarySchoolClosed meeting 5:30 p.m.;regular meeting 7 p.m. More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School  WARM SPRINGS — Lucy McCune, principal of Bath County High School, has announced the honor roll for the second quarter and first semester.  More...

Home & Property

Highland Center floors under repair

MONTEREY — Those who have been in or by The Highland Center recently may have noticed a couple of construction trucks around and heard grinding downstairs.  Workers are polishing concrete to correct an issue with the part of the new epoxy More...

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Recently-hired family practice physician Claire Moree, M.D., welcomed guests at the Highland Medical Center open house Sunday, Feb. 27. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Mill Gap Ruritan Club members, from left, Sandy Fore, Jeff Baxter and Bob Kelly, helped set up a Midwinter Gathering soup supper. More...

Letters

Highlander supports proposed pipeline

Editor’s note: The following statement was sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Donald Trump has America at heart

Editor, The Recorder,  As you should know by now, some of the things I write are for entertainment. I can assure you the contents of this one are not. It is the truth according to history. More...

Staunton mayor urges DEQ to oppose pipeline

Editor’s note: The following statement was provided to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and copied to the Staunton City Council, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors, and members of the More...

Bath County supervisor candidate forum  Free Access 

Candidates for Bath County supervisor Connie Taylor Simmons and Bart Perdue answered questions during a video forum at The Recorder office on Wednesday. More...

Bath officials to hold tight on spending

WARM SPRINGS — Facing decreased local, state and federal revenue, Bath County supervisors are looking at cutting the county budget perhaps as much as $1 million for fiscal year 2018.  More...

Wall Street intent on planned pipeline

MONTEREY — The nation’s financial services community is maintaining a keen interest in the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and its regulatory challenges, as shown in communications released under The Recorder’s latest Freedom of In More...

Annual radio meeting set for March 5

HOT SPRINGS – The annual meeting of the Pocahontas Communications Cooperative Corporation, the nonprofit organization that oversees Allegheny Mountain Radio, is coming up on Sunday, March 5 at Virginia Chapel United Methodist church in Hot Spri More...

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Sandy Bratton with the Hot Springs Garden Club gave a class on native birds to Valley Elementary School fourth graders last Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Hot Springs Garden Club) More...

Time to comment on pipeline plan is now

MONTEREY — “This is like the final exam.” That’s how Lew Freeman described the time remaining between now and April 6, the comment deadline for the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

No committee for Bath visitor center

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County supervisors will not form a committee to help plan a visitor center in Mitchelltown. During a work session at the Bath County Public Library on Feb. More...

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You can tell it’s Maple Festival time when Terry, Vickie and Aaron King with King Signs and Graphics put up the banners in Monterey. (Photo courtesy Denise King) More...

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Donna and Michael Bedwell, left, of Monterey traveled to Key West, Fla., a couple of weeks ago and happened to be seated in a restaurant on Duval Street, quite by accident, right next to Ned and Ann More...

BCHS parking lot tops the list for projects

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission held an early session Monday to review and prioritize capital improvement funding requests from county departments. More...

Obituaries

HELEN FRANCIS WIMER WHITELAW

FISHERSVILLE — Helen Francis Wimer Whitelaw, 85, of Fishersville, and formerly of Monterey, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at Shenandoah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Dec. More...

VANESSA KAY MINNICK

HOT SPRINGS — Vanessa Kay Minnick “the Alpaca Lady,” 55, of Millboro, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at her sister’s residence in Christiansburg. Born Feb. More...

Sports

Batters up at HHS

MONTEREY — The Highland High School baseball team is hitting practices fast and hard in preparation for the upcoming season.  Coach T.J. Honaker has a positive outlook for this year. More...

Softball preps for season

MONTEREY — As softball gets off the ground, Highland girls are working hard under the supervision of coaches Bridget Nelson and Caroline Botkin.  “There is a lot of talent on the team,” Nelson said. More...

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Allison Stump winds up for a discus throw as the HHS girls’ track team practices for the spring season. The Highland Rams team has nearly doubled in size since last year. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County  • Feb. 21 — Officer received report of larceny, Doe Hill Road.  • Feb. 21 — Officer responded to a report of a suspicious person, Mountain Turnpike.  • Feb. More...

Early Files

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Cave rescue worker Doug Moore was one of 160 experienced cavers who participated in the 24-hour effort to free three men trapped in Barberry Cave in Burnsville. More...

Cavers saved from underground

Editors note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 20, 1995 edition of The Recorder and was written by Margo Oxendine. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. This is part one; see next week’s Recorder for the conclusion. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 2, 1967

• A surprise six-inch snowfall on Monday caused a Tuesday shutdown of county schools, the second full day students have missed because of snow this winter. The previous closing was on Feb. 7.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Strut!

Wonders of the Woods A closer look at our natural world

While meandering a wooded trail with a hand rail beside me, I noticed a very tiny, colorful fly, about the size of a fruit fly, with wings that appeared to be like that of a peacock.  More...


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