April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Valley DI team looking to go global

$1,800 more needed for trip to Knoxville

HOT SPRINGS — When the Valley Elementary School Destination Imagination team started this year, none of its members had participated in DI before. More...

Landowners concerned about water resources

MONTEREY — Drinking water continued to be a top concern for local commentators and intervenors to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week with regard the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline realignment though southern Highland and north More...

County mulls helping secure inn grant

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors will again consider whether to provide county tax dollars to leverage a grant for renovating the Highland Inn at their regular meeting 7:30 p.m. May 3 in the modular conference room. More...

Farmers market team looking for good season

HOT SPRINGS — Despite a drastically different schedule, the management team of the Bath County Farmers Market is looking forward to a successful 2016 season. More...

Pipeline opponents join forces for fight

Perspective

WEYERS CAVE — They will not give up. Ever. Those fighting against proposed natural gas pipelines in this region are not alone. More...

Virginia’s First Lady to speak at DSLCC commencement

CLIFTON FORGE — First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe will be the guest speaker for the 49th annual commencement exercises at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College on Friday, May 13. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. More...

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The Bath County Economic Development Authority made a $1,500 donation to the Bath County High School KidWind team Monday afternoon for the team’s trip to a national competition in New Orleans. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, May 3 • Valley Elementary SchoolClosed meeting 5:30 p.m. • Regular meeting 7 p.m. • Good news in Bath County schools. More...

Achievement

Tera Warf STAUNTON — Tera Warf of Monterey received the sociology, academic excellence award March 31 during the honors convocation ceremony at Mary Baldwin College. More...

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Highland Elementary School PTO STAR Students for April are, from left, front row: Gabe Penn, first grade; Owen Honaker, kindergarten; Colleen Adams, second grade; back row: Daniel Minnigh, fourth gra More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH COUNTY Thursday, April 28• Burnsville United Methodist ChurchWomen’s Group meets at the church,7 p.m. More...

Home & Property

Bath kicks off birthday celebration

WARM SPRINGS – A capacity crowd filled the Bath library meeting room Saturday afternoon. When they left an hour later, everyone knew much more about Bath County history than when they’d arrived. More...

Keep pests, pesticides out of gardens

BLACKSBURG — Maybe you're one of those backyard gardeners who can›t wait to get dirt under their fingernails. More...

Governor urges residents to prepare for mosquito season, Zika virus

RICHMOND — Gov. More...

Letters

School board member should be identified

Editor, The Recorder, I keep reading in The Recorder about the coach/teacher who says he was forced to resign by a school board member. If this is true, I think this person should be named. Then, they could come forward and say what they did and why. More...

Local taxes support education, volunteers

Editor, The Recorder, The debate of raising taxes has gone on in America since Lincoln imposed the first federal income tax to help support the Civil War in 1861. Some supported the tax, others were adamantly against it. More...

Some pipeline might have to go above ground

Editor, The Recorder. An apology is in order, as to starting in the middle and not the beginning. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Tax dollars stretch to cover services

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — ‘Tis the season for government budget decision-making. More...

A case for ‘fun only’ suitcases

Party of One

A friend was driving me on a day trip recently. When I called to nail down a time, she asked, “Do you have your suitcase packed?” Heavens no! The only trips I’ve packed a suitcase for in the past year and a half involve a hospital. More...

Logging always a hazard

Memory Lane

MILL GAP — Back in the 1960s, J.V. “Amos” Carroll and myself were buying and selling logs. We went down to Sugar Grove, W.Va., and stopped at this farmer’s house to see if we could buy a few trees; his name was Mr. Wilfong. More...

Breaking News - 4/28/2016 11:15 AM

Bath burning ban lifted  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — The outdoor burning ban in Bath County has been lifted as of 4 p.m. More...

Planners support opposing pipeline

WARM SPRINGS — Opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline continues to mount, and the Bath County Planning Commission added its voice to those against the project Monday. More...

Highland makes voting history

MONTEREY — Highland County set the statewide voter turnout record in the general elections last November. Highland topped all of Virginia’s 133 jurisdictions with a 74.9 percent turnout. More...

Residents voice concerns over budget

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors will take concerns voiced in an April 21 public hearing to a final budget meeting at 7:30 p.m. today, April 28, in the modular conference room. More...

Candidate forums change local program schedule

MONTEREY — This week, WVMR will host candidate forums for various West Virginia races contested in the May 10 primary. Due to the forums, programming will be split between the Virginia and West Virginia FM stations on Wednesday and Thursday. More...

Outdoor burning banned

WARM SPRINGS — It is now illegal to have any kind of outside fire in Bath County. Last Thursday, the board of supervisors called an emergency meeting and enacted a ban on all outdoor burning in the county. More...

Photos

Most everyone in Highland County knows Richard “Richie” Hanger, the UPS delivery driver who travels here nearly every day. More...

Electric cooperative names new CEO

MT. CRAWFORD – The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has announced that Michael W. Hastings has been selected as the next president and CEO. Hastings will move into the position on or before Aug. More...

Hospital board installs new officers, directors

HOT SPRINGS — Two new members joined the Bath Community Hospital board Friday at the board’s annual meeting — Meade Snyder and John Loeffler. Snyder and his wife live in Alleghany County near the Bath County border. More...

Local partnerships address prescription drug abuse

LEXINGTON — Local law enforcement and prevention professionals from Rockbridge Area Community Services were among more than 1,900 of the nation’s top researchers, law enforcement officials, prevention advocates and policymakers who recent More...

Obituaries

MADELINE ANN JOHNSON

RUCKERSVILLE — Madeline “Maddie” Ann Johnson, four-month-old infant daughter of Brandon Johnson and Summer Riley, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. More...

BARRY L. FORBES

MILLBORO — Barry Lee Forbes, 58, of Millboro, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 at his home. He was born Jan. 2, 1958 in Millboro, the son of the late Roy Lee Forbes and Margaret Elizabeth Shinault Forbes. More...

WILLIAM E. HODGE

HOT SPRINGS — William “Billy” Edward Hodge, 70, of Hot Springs, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at Bath Community Hospital. More...

Sports

Comeback not enough

HOT SPRINGS — After falling behind James River early last Friday, the Bath County baseball team recovered to tie the game 6-6 after five innings. More...

Late runs push Pendleton past Bath

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Bath and Pendleton were tied 6-6 after three innings last Thursday, but the Wildcats took control over the last four frames to take a 13-8 softball win over the Chargers. More...

Recreation commission launches 100 Mile in 100 Days Challenge

MONTEREY — The Highland County Recreation Commission kicked off its 100 Mile/100 Day challenge Saturday at the pool complex. The premise of the program is for people to move 100 human-powered miles over 100 days. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 17 — Sgt. Smith responded to a report of an intoxicated individual at The Homestead. • April 17 — Dep. Randozzo responded to a report of domestic dispute in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

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Highland High School’s top girl athlete Gloria Smith received several awards during last week’s awards program and at commencement exercises. More...

Highland Board votes 2-1 to close primary school

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 4, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher and editor. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 28, 1966

• Three members of the senior class at Highland High School will appear as contestants on “Klassroom Kwiz,” a program televised over WDBJ-7, Channel 10, Roanoke, Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m. More...


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