February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Open-space foundation tables easement decision

Opposition to Dominion’s plan dominates hearing

HENRICO – It was no Valentine’s love fest. More...

Bath man faces flashing charge

Grand jury indicts 10

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath County man charged with taking indecent liberties with a child under 15, a felony, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in Bath Circuit Court Tuesday. In an agreement reached before trial, Frank M. More...

Bath EDA approves land transfers

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Economic Development Authority approved two land transfers last Wednesday involving the Speyside Bourbon Cooperage mill project and BARC electric cooperative.  More...

Bath supervisors defer action on historic district

WARM SPRINGS — Proponents of a national historic district encompassing Warm Springs and West Warm Springs will wait another month for a decision from the Bath County Board of Supervisors. More...

Stocking dates announced for some trout waters

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has announced stocking dates for select trout waters this spring.  The Jackson River through Hidden Valley will be stocked on April 14.  More...

Open house planned to welcome new doctors

MONTEREY — Debbie Perdue, CEO of Highland Medical Center, has announced the addition of Claire Moree, MD, and Doung Hoang, DDS, to the HMC staff. Hoang joined the dental team in August last year, and Moree joined the medical team in January. More...

Radio station gears up for festival

MONTEREY — It’s almost time for Maple Festival, that sweet time of year when Allegheny Mountain Radio joins the fans of all things maple to celebrate this unique Highland County festival.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Time to register for kindergarten

MONTEREY — Highland Elementary School invites parents and guardians of children entering kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year to attend kindergarten registration on Wednesday and Thursday, March 1 and March 2, between 9 a.m.-7 p.m. More...

Photos

Highland Elementary School Good Citizens for the month of January are, from left, front row: Owen Honaker, first grade; Makynley Smith, kindergarten; Malachi Whitelaw, third grade; back row: Emma Bro More...

Sports

Photos

Organized by the Highland County Recreation Commission, H&H Cash store hosted the last fifth quarter program of the basketball season last Monday. More...

Varsity boys take loss to Parry McCluer

HOT SPRINGS — Last Wednesday, Parry McLuer beat the Chargers 24-55.  In the first quarter, Bath’s varsity boys put up six points, while the Blues doubled that with 12, and in the next quarter, they scored even fewer.  More...

On Campus

Three Bath County High School graduates are currently involved in college athletics.  At Ferrum, Jessie O’Conner and the Ferrum College women’s basketball team had a 2-1 week.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Feb. 5 — Lt. Grimm and Deputy Sweitzer transported Darla Hise to Alleghany Regional Jail.  • Feb. 5 — Deputy McRoberts responded to Sugar Hollow Road for a report of a dispute.  • Feb. More...

Early Files

Butler scolds congress, says Cowpasture ‘worth preserving’

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Thursday, May 12, 1977 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

Growth of Highland library cited

MONTEREY – Presenting the 1977-78 budget request for the Highland County branch of the Botetourt-Rockbridge Regional Library, regional librarian Linda Kranz told a May 5 work session of the county board of supervisors that the Highland library More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 16, 1967

• An escapee from Woodville State Hospital, near Pittsburgh, Pa., was taken to Western State Hospital at Staunton Saturday by Sheriff Glen Hammer to await transfer back to Pennsylvania. More...

Opinions & Commentary

James Hamilton rises to prominence on Back Creek By Clay Hamilton, Contributing Writer

Our Area Ancestors

Editor’s note: The following is part of an ongoing series of biographical sketches that chart the lives of Highland and Bath figures of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. More...

Prepare for emergencies this winter

On the Forests

WARM SPRINGS — Here in the mountains, we can have a sunny warm day with clear roads and then snow and slippery roads the next. More...

Breaking News - 4:17 PM

Recorder's marketing seminar a week from today!  Free Access 

Ready to attract more clients and customers?Recorder publisher Anne Adams and advertising director Jessica Rogers will host a seminar on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Speyside readies for hiring, mill construction

WARM SPRINGS — Speyside Bourbon Cooperage is in the process of building a stave mill at the Millboro Industrial Park that will employ 30 workers. More...

Planners ask for 2nd hearing on ordinance

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland County Planning Commission voted to recommend supervisors hold another public hearing on the proposed zoning ordinance, this time on wholly eliminating the conservation district.  More...

Attorney appointed to represent Bath woman

WARM SPRINGS – Darla Hise, accused Feb. 5 of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her daughter, Abigail, 6, appeared in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday afternoon via Skype.  More...

Charges against Hall not prosecuted

WARM SPRINGS – Three minutes.  That’s how long it took for Williamsville district supervisor Stuart Hall to bypass prosecution on six felony charges in Bath Circuit Court Wednesday morning.  Hall was slated to be tried on three More...

Lodging tax hearings postponed

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors and the Monterey Town Council have postponed public hearings on increasing the lodging tax at the request of the tourism council.  More...

New analysis: Gas pipelines are climate disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Highland man dies in lumberyard

CAVE, W.Va. — Glenn Rexrode, 65, of Forks of the Water was found dead in a lumberyard near here Monday. Details on his death were scant, according to investigating West Virginia State Trooper D.J. Trenton. He was found around 4:30 p.m. More...

Bath supervisors approve visitor center RFP

WARM SPRINGS — Progress toward a new county visitor center continued Tuesday when the Bath County Board of Supervisors approved a request for proposals for demolishing all buildings at the eight-acre Mitchelltown site where the visitor center i More...

Create a pollinator garden

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Library will present “Creating your Own Pollinator Garden” by Barbara Thomas, certified Master Gardner, on Thursday March 9 at 6 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

GLENN ACRA REXRODE

MONTEREY — Glenn Acra Rexrode, 65, of the Forks of Water community in Highland County, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Born May 11, 1951 in Moyers, W.Va., he was a son of the late Bruce and Susie Waybright Rexrode. More...

RICHARD WILLIAM DANFORTH

HOT SPRINGS — Richard William Danforth, 89, of Hot Springs, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at his residence.  He was born Dec. 31, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late Irving Wilkins Danforth and Elizabeth Nicola Danforth.  More...

MARY MARGARET COLAW RUDDICK

WEYERS CAVE – Mary Margaret Colaw Ruddick departed this world on Feb. More...

Home & Property

In brief ...

• During Tuesday’s Bath County supervisors’ meeting, the board approved a request from the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department for $225,000 for a new ladder truck.  More...

Highland’s NWTF chapter receives top state award

ROANOKE — The Little Switzerland Strutters, the Highland County chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, recently received 11 awards, including the top honor as the 2016 Number One Chapter in the state.  More...

Sports show set for Feb. 24-26 at Expoland

FISHERSVILLE — The 30th annual Western Virginia Sport Show will be held Feb. 24-26, at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville. More...

Letters

Let’s make sure all are welcomed in Highland

Editor, The Recorder,  In a few weeks, Highland County will enjoy the presence of many visitors to our annual Maple Festival. More...

Conservation programs good for rivers, farmers

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Goodlatte’s support for travel ban misplaced

Editor, The Recorder,  As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, a committee that is tasked with protecting our constitutional freedoms and civil liberties, Congressman (Bob) Goodlatte is failing on the job.  More...


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