May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Council supports local nonprofit organizations

MONTEREY – The Highland Youth Philanthropy Council awarded $10,000 in grants at its second annual awards ceremony Wednesday, May 10 at The Highland Center.  Grants were awarded to:  • Valley Program for Aging Services — $3, More...

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Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee

• Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee chair Harley Gardener reported May 11 that work on the public safety radio tower on Lantz Mountain was progressing. More...

Appropriations explained

WARM SPRINGS — The Recorder noted last week that the approved Bath County budget appropriation for fiscal year 2018 was greater than the amount of approved expenses.  County administrator Ashton Harrison explained that additional appropria More...

Clifton man dies in crash

HOT SPRINGS – Virginia State Police Master Trooper J.E. More...

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Bath County Economic Development Authority

• During Wednesday’s meeting, the EDA welcomed new member, Tommy Black, who replaces Crystal Salvatore as the member from the Williamsville district.   More...

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Highland County Economic Development Authority

• The Highland County Economic Development Authority met Tuesday, and heard a presentation from chamber of commerce director Dorothy Stephenson. More...

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The Hot Springs Volunteer Rescue Squad will hold its annual Duck Derby and Dance at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 27 on the BB&T Bank Parking Lot. Tunes will be provided by DJ Willie. More...

Renowned harpist presents concert

MONTEREY — Harpist Anna Odell will present a recital this Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at the Highland Center. More...

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Connie Simmons of Bacova organized a Paint Night at the Library with Bath County Public Library manager Ronda Clayton. More...

Special Sections

Schools

HHS senior recognized

MONTEREY — Tuesday, April 18, Highland High School senior Abigail Hylton was honored with the High School Code of Ethics Award by the Staunton Rotary Club.  More...

School board approves next year’s budget

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board approved a 2017-18 budget Tuesday that was adjusted downward after the county cut funding to the schools by $155,564.  State and federal support for Bath schools was reduced by a total of nearly More...

Sports

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The St. Jude Bike-A-Thon was held April 29 at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Ford gearing up in league

HOT SPRINGS — The season is under way for Jailyn Ford in the Japanese Professional Softball League.  The Bath County native plays for Team Honda, which opened the season with a 1-2 record and was in ninth place in the 12-team league.  More...

Tennis showcase set for June

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Professional tennis returns to the area in two weeks as The Greenbrier Tennis Showcase is set for Saturday, June 3.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County  • May 8 — Lt. Grimm spoke to a citizen in the 911 center about a dispute.  • May 8 — Sheriff Plecker arrested Christina Giese on a capias then transported her to Alleghany Regional Jail.  More...

Early Files

Mushroom hunters taste 19 varieties

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Aug. 27, 1999 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and editor. The article was written by Jessica Wilke.   More...

50 years ago

May 18, 1967

• John W. Mullenax, owner of Mullenax Lumber Co. near Blue Grass, has assumed the operation of the Ruddle Lumber and Flooring Co. More...

25 years ago

May 15, 1992

• The Highland Elementary School could lose its state accreditation this July. In a Jan. 15 letter, Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Joseph A. Spagnolo Jr.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Mechanization history: Cat tails and v-belts don’t mix

Meadowdale Musings

A drive belt is a loop of flexible material used to mechanically link two or more rotating shafts, most often parallel — a silent servant in a remote, forgotten place until they suddenly break!  More...

Heritage hunt brings family history to life

A Party of One

This is the time of year they begin to arrive. And I’m not talking about the birds and flowers, although I’m glad they’re here.  No, these are the heritage hunters. More...

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Bath emergency exercise planned for October

Dominion Energy participates in local effort, help with training

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County emergency personnel are planning a field exercise in October to test the county’s emergency response plan. More...

Corrections

• The article, “Mountaintop removal argued in pipeline plan,” in the May 4 Recorder should have stated the DMPC’s estimate for the amount of excess material removed for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is 3 million tons of More...

EDA seeks spending plan

WARM SPRINGS — The county government slashed its budget by $1 million, canceled capital improvement projects, and cut funding to schools, but one local board discovered it has money to spend.  More...

HTC clarifies it has no agreement with ‘Peak’

MONTEREY — Several Highland Telephone Cooperative subscribers have contacted the business office recently to report they have received telephone calls from someone claiming to represent HTC.  HTC subscribers have been asked to sign up for More...

FFA banquet draws crowd

MONTEREY — On Friday, May 5, the Highland FFA Chapter held its annual banquet. More...

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Highland County Humane Society President Corena Huffman (left) poses with Vanessa Forde of Augusta Dog Adoptions. More...

BARC promotes ‘Power from the Heart’ program

MILLBORO — As a member-owned cooperative, BARC serves not just customers, but owners. Every employee at BARC strives to take great care in the treatment of its customer-owners. More...

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Bath County Public Library and the Hot Springs Garden Club are working together to draw attention to children and adults about recycling. “Mr. More...

Strings students in concert on Sunday

HOT SPRINGS – It began as an experimental program of Garth Newel Music Center with two instructors, a handful of curious students, and a vision to see a comprehensive strings program emerge in the Allegheny Highlands. More...

Festival to be held in Clifton Forge

Event honors heritage of the Allegheny Highlands

CLIFTON FORGE — On Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a special event will take place in the Allegheny Highlands, known as Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival.  More...

Obituaries

Corbin “Bud” Miller Reynolds II

ROANOKE — Corbin “Bud” Miller Reynolds III, 104, of Glen Wilton, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.  He was born Oct. More...

Diana Lynn Hevener Green

BURNSVILLE — Diana Lynn Hevener Green, 51, of Burnsville, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Bath Community Hospital, Hot Springs.  She was born April 7, 1966 at the U.S. More...

Sarah Haskins

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Sarah Haskins, 82, of Winston-Salem, passed away May 13, 2017 in her home.  She was born Sept. 24, 1934 in Summers County, W.Va., to E.L. Fink and Cleo Lewis Fink.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Bath County  Friday-Saturday, May 19-20 • Bake sale, Valley Supermarket, 9 a.m.; benefits Starr-Bolar United Methodist Church.   More...

Home & Property

Tower going back up!

MONTEREY — The Sounding Knob Fire Tower restoration project began taking shape this week on Jack Mountain.  More...

Star party planned for Memorial Day weekend

MONTEREY — Highland County will once again host astronomers from the Charlottesville Astronomical Society for a Star Party over the Memorial Day weekend.  More...

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• The Monterey Town Council last week voted to advertise a June 1 public hearing for a proposed $302,500 spending plan for 2017- 18, down 10 percent from the current $337,273 budget.   More...

Letters

This Republican all right with health care plan

Editor The Recorder  In reply to Wes Maupin’s letter in last week’s paper, he asks for the Republicans’ response to President Trump’s health care act.  Not being as educated as he seems to be, I’m not quite sur More...

Dominion shareholders should be concerned

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Sewing plant feature brought back memories

Editor, The Recorder,  Thank you so very much for the Aileen plant story!  As soon as I saw the photo of the overlock machine and chair, I immediately took a step back in time to being a young girl whose mother worked there, like so many of More...


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