May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Cottage listed as endangered historic site

WARM SPRINGS — Gibson Cottage, built in the 1840s and the last remaining structure from the Warm Springs Hotel, has been placed on Preservation Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2015. More...

MES earns state honor

RICHMOND — The Virginia Board of Education and Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Millboro Elementary School has received the 2015 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. More...

In brief ...

Bath Local Emergency Planning Committee

• Bath’s emergency services coordinator Andy Seabolt said he had a full copy of the emergency services radio needs assessment. More...

Pipeline concerns continue to mount

Dominion responds to issues

MONTEREY – Safety, scoping meetings, water supply, route alternatives, and property values are among top concerns over the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project that would cross Highland on a yet-undetermined path from West Virginia across V More...

Different project nets little oversight  Free Access 

MONTEREY — In order to understand what happens during pipeline construction, the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition has undertaken studies of other projects. More...

Series on grief offered

MONTEREY — Hope and help for people who find themselves grappling with the highly emotional and utterly bitter consequences of losing their loved ones is the aim of a new program in Highland. More...

County welcomes regional development director

MONTEREY — The Highland County Economic Development Authority welcomed Carrie Chenery, executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, to a joint meeting with representatives from the board of supervisors, planning commission, town and More...

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Volunteers from the Bath Animal Welfare Foundation brought a “trunk show” to the Senior Citizens Center in Warm Springs last week. More...

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Highland Medical Center’s board vice chair Mike Wilke welcomed honored guests, including Sen. Creigh Deeds, to the grand opening of the new $4.1 million facility on Sunday. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath student art show draws crowd

WARM SPRINGS – A crowd of family and students and well-wishers enjoyed a student art show at Bath County High School Sunday. Division-wide art teacher Courtney Horner presented the works of students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. More...

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Those Bath County High School FBLA members competing in regional competition were (l-r): Max Watkins, Dom Essex, Blake Woodzell, Britney Chestnut, Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, Emily Arrington, Allison Swearen More...

Bath FBLA members earn state, regional honors

HOT SPRINGS — Members of the Bath County High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter won several awards at recent regional and state competitions. More...

Home & Property

In brief ...

Bath Economic Development Authority

• At the Bath County Economic Development Authority’s meeting recently, director of tourism and economic development Maggie Anderson said the county had purchased an eight-acre piece of property in Mitchelltown to be used for a visitors&rs More...

In brief ...

Highland Emergency Planning Committee

• Last Thursday, Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee member Mike Hendrix presented a progress report on communications equipment for the planned emergency operations center to be housed in the newly refurbished modular conference room. More...

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During the Highland Extension Forage Field Day pasture and meadow walk at Hiner Family Farm in Monterey, Matt Booher, crop and soil science extension agent, discussed the bunch-type growth pattern of More...

Early Files

Jack Mountain Village potential to be studied

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 8, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher. More...

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Cat and mouse story, not the usual kind. Wendy King is pictured with her pets, Katy Cat and Andrea Mouse, who are having a little naptime together, as she says they often do. More...

25 years ago

MAY 17, 1990

• Tommy and Jay Ford of Hot Springs finished seventh out of 61 teams in last weekend’s Bass Bonanza fishing tournament held at Lake Moomaw. The Fords, who caught four fish totaling 11.23 pounds, won $60. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Keep Virginia DEQ involved  Free Access 

“I look forward to working with stakeholders to making this the safest, most environmentally responsible and locally cooperative pipeline ever built in the history of the United States of America.” More...

Pictorial

Josh Thompson’s stunning “National Geographic Girl,” done in ink, took a blue ribbon at the Bath County High School student art show Sunday. More...

Spring truly for birds

Party of One

We hear it all the time: (something) is for the birds. I’ll tell you what I’ve found is truly for the birds: Late spring. More...

Breaking News - 3:40 PM

Yard sale benefits cancer patients  Free Access 

Don't miss this yard sale Saturday! Proceeds help local cancer patients, and donations for the cause will be welcomed. More...

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The award winning Little Switzerland Cloggers took the floor at the Relay for Life Saturday sponsored by the Highland Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Photos, page 26. More...

Group focused on protecting water from pipeline  Free Access 

Where the river runs … PERSPECTIVE

MONTEREY — It’s all about the water — the fundamental life block for all living creatures. More...

Millboro business gets permit renewed

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals approved a conditional permit renewal for a Millboro business Monday. More...

Correction

Last week’s Highland Tourism Council briefs listed incorrect information about the Montvallee Motel. More...

Coalition has strategy  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Under concerns Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality lacks the resources to adequately monitor Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction, there’s one group that stands ready to assist. More...

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John Sponaugle of Blue Grass proudly showed off a trout he caught in Mill Gap. More...

4 Highland seats open

MONTEREY - With the June 9 filing date fast approaching, four seats for county office remain to have paperwork filed to qualify for candidacy in the Nov. 3 local elections, Highland registrar Alice Shumate said Tuesday. More...

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Entertainment for the 10th Annual Relay for Life was provided by the high school band and the Little Switzerland Cloggers. More...

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The Highland High School Chapter of the National Honor Society raised $170 Saturday with its second annual community yard sale. More...

Obituaries

KERRY GALE SPONAUGLE

BLUE GRASS — Kerry Gale Sponaugle, 61, of Blue Grass, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at his home. He was born June 25, 1953 in Harrisonburg, a son of Olin Ray and Norma Lee Rexrode Sponaugle of Blue Grass. More...

PAMELA MARIE ROBERTSON

HOT SPRINGS — Pamela Marie Robertson, 39, of Hot Springs, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. She was born Sept. More...

CAROL SUE SWARTZ ROUTIER

HOT SPRINGS — Carol Sue Swartz Routier, 78, of Hot Springs, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at her residence. She was born Dec. 5, 1936 in Covington, the daughter of the late John Nathan Swartz and Hazel Zimmerman Swartz. More...

Sports

Charger soccer teams fall to Eagles

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County hosted Conference 45 rivals Auburn in soccer Monday night, and Auburn won the girls’ game 8-0 and the boys’ game 4-1. More...

Knights beat Chargers on Senior Night

HOT SPRINGS — James River defeated Bath County in Pioneer District soccer play Tuesday night, winning the girls’ game 7-0 and the boys’ game 9-3. More...

Four Highland Rams earn Eastern Regional berths

PRINCE GEORGE — Highland’s Samantha Blagg, Chelsey Isles, Suzie Landrum and Cameron Simmons will compete in the Group 1A Eastern Regional track meet thanks to their performances Tuesday at the Conference 44 meet. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • May 10 — Deputy Michael Colaw responded to a report of gunshots on Sam Snead Highway in Healing Springs. • May 10 — Colaw responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Letters

Williamsville resident praying for letter writer

Editor, The Recorder, I’ve been praying hard for Mr. Cutlip these last months. Now I see I’ll have to start praying for his equally misguided parrot as well. Anne McCaigWilliamsville, Va. More...

Letters encourage trust in Jesus as savior

Editor, The Recorder, Regarding Lee Taplinger’s letter to the editor on May 14, he was very critical of Earl Cutlip’s letters. I appreciate all of Earl’s letters. More...

Watch out for soil miners renting Bath farmland

Editor, The Recorder, Is your farmland being robbed of its fertility by unscrupulous renters who don’t replace the plant nutrients they remove every time they harvest a crop? More...


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