May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

LEPC discusses pipeline

HOT SPRINGS — If construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline impacts Bath County, the Local Emergency Planning Committee wants to be ready. More...

Group has suggestions for pipeline comments

MONTEREY — The Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance has provided a guide to making comments to federal regulators concerning the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline at upcoming scoping meetings. More...

Legos, movies, and more available at Bath library

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Library is offering a free movie and fun with Legos and coloring as free programs. On Friday, May 27 at 1 p.m., the library will show the movie “Big Stone Gap” in the Craven Room. More...

Highland’s FFA students see competition success

MONTEREY — Highland’s FFA middle and high school chapters have been quite successful the past few months. More...

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A mid-May light band of snow flurries passed over Monterey Mountain Sunday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Philanthropists honored

RICHMOND – Highlands Community Bank of Covington earned the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. The bank was nominated by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and the DSLCC Educational Foundation. More...

In brief ...

• The Bath Highland Broadband Planning Committee is trying to identify a group of businesses that would benefit from higher speed internet and be willing to pay for it, Highland County Economic Development Authority chair Nancy Witschey reported More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools cut new positions

HOT SPRINGS — Four new positions were eliminated from the Bath County school budget during a special meeting Friday at Valley Elementary School. More...

VES has new principal

HOT SPRINGS — Valley Elementary School will have a new, experienced leader for the 2016-17 school year. More...

Student art on display

MONTEREY — Rene Vandevander’s Highland High School art students are displaying their talents at a show in the Mountain View Room of Highland County Public Library. More...

Home & Property

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The Allegheny Mountain String Project celebrates the final concert of the season on Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. at Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs. More...

Tizer Quartet to perform at Garth Newel center

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center presents an American Made Series concert Saturday with the Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs. More...

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The Burnsville United Methodist Church Youth Group met Friday, April 29, for fellowship, crafts, and refreshments. More...

Letters

Join community for Bath seniors’ baccalaureate

Editor, The Recorder, When I asked a few (Bath County High School) seniors if they were coming to baccalaureate I got the answer, “What? What’s that?” More...

Don’t let pipeline scar valley, the Highlands

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Wake up, America: Read book of Revelations

Editor, The Recorder, Well, it has been several weeks since you heard from The Earl of Strasburg, so here it comes. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The Highland Center’s renovation has been mostly complete for less than a month, but already it has delivered on its promise as a terrific venue for events large and small. More...

Are Bath, Highland poised to ride local foods trend?

What’s keeping local farmers in debt? Is there a better way to grow healthy foods — profitably? Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms has been touting more financially viable alternatives in farming for more than 20 years. More...

Spaceships spotted in Meadowdale, of course

Meadowdale Musings

As a kid I was never interested in Captain Midnight or Buck Rogers or anybody else who wanted to take rocket rides into outer space. The very idea of getting into any vehicle without wheels was not realistic to me. More...

Former EDA chair hired as consultant

WARM SPRINGS — Last week, the Bath County Economic Development Authority hired former chair Wayne Anderson as a consultant to work with a prospective business. Anderson was not reappointed to the EDA when his term expired April 15. More...

Farmers can earn decent living, provide healthy food

MONTEREY — Mobile farming? Why not? Everything’s going mobile these days, and there’s a well-established farm in Swoope that’s been “mobile farming” for years. More...

‘Read for the Win’ this summer at Bath library

WARM SPRINGS — “Read for the Win,” the summer reading program at the Bath County Library, is combining reading with health and wellness. More...

County mulls emergency shelter needs

MONTEREY — Highland’s Local Emergency Planning Committee is continuing its work to establish and equip an emergency shelter. Finding a way to protect pets during emergencies is ongoing as well. More...

Radio club ‘awesome,’ kids say

MONTEREY — The Highland Mid- Kids Radio Club will take to the airways on WVLS FM 89.7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 24 featuring a variety of favorite tunes. More...

Pipeline safety zones paint wide swath

MONTEREY — The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route looks like fine lines on maps. But the route goes from pencil thin to a considerably broader swath when recommended human safety zones are included. More...

Farmers market kicks off May 27 in Highland

MONTEREY — The Highland Farmers Market will begin its 19th year of operation on Friday, May 27, at The Highland Center Pavilion. The market will be open every Friday through Sept. 23 from 3:30-6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 11:36 AM

WILLIAM W. HINER JR.  Free Access 

STAUNTON — William Wayne Hiner Jr., 59, of 414 Peach Street, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. William had many interests; two of his favorites were fishing and working on cars. More...

IDA H. MOORE

STAUNTON — Ida Harrison Moore, 86, of Staunton, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Augusta Health. She was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Kinston, N.C., a daughter of the late Saul E. and Bettie Harrison Wilcox Moore. More...

LUCY M. CARROLL

STAUNTON — Lucy Marguerite Carroll, 90, of Staunton and formerly, Bolar, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehabilitation Center. More...

Sports

Senior Night nets win for Bath soccer team

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County soccer teams made a clean sweep of their Senior Night games last Friday, with both the boys’ and girls’ teams defeating Parry McCluer in shutouts. The girls won 1-0 and the boys won 3-0. More...

Bath loses on Senior Night

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County hosted Parry McCluer for Senior Night last Friday and dropped a 5-2 decision to the Blues. The Blues got on the board in the first inning with one run. The Chargers then took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second. More...

Chargers fall to Warriors

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to Grace Christian last Thursday night. The visiting Warriors got on the board first, scoring 13 minutes into the game. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County — May 8-14 • May 9 — Sergeant Smith responded to report of reckless driver on Sam Snead Highway to assist Virginia State Police. • May 9 — Smith conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Early Files

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Highland’s new SCA officers for the 1980-81 school year are, from left: Ronnie Carpenter, reporter; Mary Angela Shultz, secretary; Kevin Fore, treasurer; Mary Ann Corbett, vice president; and C More...

Blue Grass store to change hands

Editor’s note: The following article was published in the April 18, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

MAY 19, 1966

• Highland High School’s senior class left Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. for Washington, D.C. The class will return at about 6 p.m. Saturday. Accompanying the seniors are Principal James W. Moon and Aubrey C. Powers and teachers Mrs. More...


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