March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Bath County planner ends tenure on commission

WARM SPRINGS — During a sometimes emotional Bath County Planning Commission meeting Monday, members of the public and planners thanked outgoing chair John Cowden for his years of service and commended him personally for his strong, steady leade More...

Correction

Last week’s correction to the story under the headline, “Volunteers make festival happen,” published March 16, should have said persons interested in joining Bolar Ruritan Club should contact president Jim Taylor, (540) 839-6343. More...

VA Outdoors Foundation says its power is limited

MONTEREY — A couple of weeks ago, those holding Virginia Outdoors Foundation easements affected by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline received a letter from VOF board chair Stephanie Ridder.  More...

Wagon from Blue Grass was highly sought item at auction

MT. CRAWFORD — Perhaps one of the most important sales made by Green Valley Auction and Moving was that of this Thornhill farm wagon, which sold for $9,750 in November 2009 from the Ruckman/Waggoner estate in Blue Grass. More...

Concert will benefit Blue Grass church food packaging event

MONTEREY — Highland County music students from high school and middle school will perform this weekend to benefit the Blue Grass United Methodist Church’s effort to feed the hungry.  Join the musicians Sunday, April 8 from 1-3:30 p.m More...

Special Sections

Schools

County share nearly flat in school spending plan

MONTEREY — Following a public hearing Monday, March 27, the Highland County School Board adopted a 2017- 18 proposed spending plan up 4 percent from the current year, by $220,995, from $4,294,782 to $4,469,242.  There was no public comment More...

Agenda ...

Bath County School Board  Tuesday, April 4 • Bath County High School. Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting 7 p.m.  • Reports — Attendance, cafeteria, maintenance, transportation.   More...

Sports

Riverheads takes win in varsity baseball

WARM SPRINGS — Tuesday, the varsity Chargers baseball team faced off against Riverheads. The game ended with a score of 7-12, but the action was fun to watch.  In the first inning, Riverheads scored four to the Chargers’ one. No. More...

AMR kicks off fund-raiser

MONTEREY — Spring has arrived in the Allegheny Highlands, bringing warmer temperatures, longer days, a ton of robins and spring peepers.  Another fun thing to look forward to in the spring is the Allegheny Mountain Radio Spring Fundraiser, More...

In brief ...

Highland County Recreation Commission

• At the Highland County Recreation Commission meeting Monday, treasurer George Deem reported profit of $176 from the Pee Wee basketball tournament, pending two bills. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County • March 19 — Deputy McRoberts conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. • March 19 — McRoberts responded to Homestead Drive for a report of a lost item. More...

Early Files

Highland Library Association to build facility

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, June 28, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joeseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

March 30, 1967

• The concern of a little boy for his younger sister averted a tragedy for the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. White of Vanderpool during the recent heavy rains and flooding conditions here. Mrs. More...

25 years ago

march 27, 1992

• Planning for a state assisted recreational park for Jack Mountain Village, on Route 220 south of Monterey, galloped ahead at a meeting of state and county officials here Monday.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Demand to be heard before window closes

Trying to reason with a federal bureaucracy or a wealthy corporate entity is as maddening as arguing with a toddler or a surly teenager hell-bent on getting their way — selfish interests. More...

Bath-Highland broadband authority in the works

WARM SPRINGS — Bath and Highland counties are moving forward with the creation of a regional broadband authority to pursue expanded internet and cell service. More...

Be careful on forest roads

On the Forests

WARM SPRINGS — April showers bring May flowers, but it also brings us muddy and slick roads. Many of our visitors enjoy driving for pleasure on the National Forest. The majority of our forest roads are gravel, stone, or natural material.  More...

Breaking News - 3/31/2017 11:22 AM

Phillips to stay with the Saints  Free Access 

NEW ORLEANS — Bath County's John Phillips has re-signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints for the 2017 NFL season, the team announced Wednesday night.  More...

Bath murder hearing closed to the public

WARM SPRINGS – The law enforcement presence around the Bath County courthouse Monday was perhaps more palpable than any time in history. More...

Planners table permit request for parking area

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission heard a request Monday from Jack Lindsay to operate a storage and parking area for up to eight construction vehicles at his family’s property at 11 Lindsay Lane in Hot Springs. More...

Dominion has no handle on karst, landowners say

DEERFIELD — At the historic farm owned by Bob and Robbie Koontz, the underlying karst features have been tough to document.  Dominion Resources, which plans to build its proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline across the property, still has littl More...

Green Valley celebrates 50 years in business

MT. CRAWFORD — A place known for its historical expertise is making history of its own next week. The bustling, family-oriented Green Valley Auction and Moving, based in Mt. More...

Illusionist to perform free

HOT SPRINGS — Life Line Ministries will hose a “Weekend of Wonder” on Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2, when illusionist Joseph Young will offer a family friendly show full of mystery, fun, laughter, and illusion.  More...

Cucci’s open, under ‘new’ management

WARM SPRINGS – Cucci’s restaurant in Warm Springs, across U.S. 220 from the high school, is open again, and back under the wing of the Victor Cucci family.  More...

Obituaries

Charlotte May Corbett Jenkins

WARM SPRINGS — Charlotte May Corbett Jenkins, 85, of Warm Springs, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at her home.  She was born Oct. 23, 1931 in Hot Springs, the daughter of the late Porter Olin Corbett and Mabel Brown Criser Corbett.  More...

Vista Louise Kiser Wolfe

STAUNTON —Vista Louise Kiser Wolfe, 89, widow of William H. Wolfe, of Staunton, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 at her residence with her family. She was born Sept. 28, 1927 in Highland County, a daughter of the late William L. More...

Iris Rosalee Jones Leary

HOT SPRINGS — Iris Rosalee Jones Leary, 81, of Pond Hill, died Saturday, March 26, 2017 in Millboro, at the residence of her daughter. More...

Home & Property

Residents call Dominion’s pipeline statements ‘lame’

MONTEREY – Federal regulators last week posted concerns expressed Feb. 28 in Monterey over the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and what many described as a premature and plainly wrong draft environmental impact statement. More...

Dominion’s pipeline route ‘prescription for disaster’

MONTEREY — Quick and on the cheap.  More...

Photo

Nothing like sweetening life on the campaign trail! During the Maple Festival, Blue Grass Ruritan Club pancake dinner worker Don Ferrell met Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who is running for governor. More...

Letters

Dominion’s treatment of landowners ‘abusive’

Editor’s note: The following letter about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline was submitted to Kimberly Bose, secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission March 26, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Ms. Bose,  More...

Proposed pipeline would negatively impact Shenandoah Mountain

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

Planner had long list of accomplishments

Editor, The Recorder,  It is with great regret that we find ourselves in a place where the chairman of the (Bath County) planning commission, John Cowden, is being replaced.  Letters of support were sent to the board of supervisors prior to More...


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