January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Big birthday bash at The Springs

ASHWOOD – Viola Smith awoke Thursday morning and felt so good she did a little dance – the Charleston. A bit later, just because someone asked, she demonstrated how to do the Charleston again. More...

Planners set substation hearings

MONTEREY — The Highland Planning Commission voted Jan. More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• At their Jan. 21 work session, Highland County supervisors approved the appointment of Linda Holman to the tourism council and for Sarah Collins to fill the Economic Development Authority term of Lloyd Bird that ends in December 2015. More...

Highland FFA visits Pennsylvania Farm Show

HARRISBURG, Pa. — On Jan. 16, the Highland FFA chapter traveled to the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Chapter members left Highland High School at 4:15 a.m. and rode a bus to Harrisonburg, Va. More...

Photos

Highland was covered in ice this weekend before a coat of snow arrived Monday with plummeting temperatures later in the week. Students missed school on Monday, and were two hours late on Tuesday. More...

HMC offers health insurance guidance

Enrollment due by Feb. 15

MONTEREY — Every American is required by law to have health insurance coverage by 2014, unless they have an exemption. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, Feb. 3 — Bath County High SchoolClosed meeting —5:30 p.m.Regular meeting — 7 p.m. More...

Achievements

Cory Plecker GLENVILLE, W.Va. — Cory Plecker of Hot Springs, Va., has been named to the president’s honor roll for the fall 2014 semester at Glenville State College in Glenville. More...

Achievements

Aaron Newmarker HARRISONBURG — Aaron Newmarker of Millboro has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at James Madison University. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY Sundays• Millboro Christian Church, Pastor LloydVia, 10 a.m. Bible Study; 11 a.m. More...

Home & Property

‘BARC’ if you want broadband

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative announces the first phase of a fiber-to-the-premises project, leveraging BARC’s existing electric infrastructure to deliver ultra-high-speed Internet, telephone and cable television services. More...

4-H tree seedlings available

MONTEREY — Bath and Highland County 4-H members can now place orders for the 2015 4-H Tree Seedling Project. For this project, 4-H members may receive a limited quantity of free seedlings from the Virginia Department of Forestry. More...

AMI Fellow joins Highland Center staff

MONTEREY — “Here at The Highland Center, we’d like to warmly welcome Thea Klein-Mayer as the local foods coordinator,” said center executive director Betty Mitchell this week. More...

Letters

Say no to Dominion’s gas pipeline project

Editor, The Recorder, In reading your coverage of the recent open house for the Dominion pipeline issue, I was quoted as saying that the Dominion representatives were spreading a “load of harkey.” Well, I did say that, and also that the p More...

Treating others with compassion is critical

Editor, The Recorder, A true story on the long-term effects of living like Jesus is described in the book of Colossians: Chapter 3:12, and it reads: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compass More...

Longtime Highlander shares winter memories

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Breaking News - 4:59 PM

Bell issues statement on eminent domain bill  Free Access 

House Commerce and Labor Committee kills eminent domain transparency bill. More...

Planners propose permits for pipelines

MONTEREY — A natural gas pipeline is no different than an electric transmission line or substation when it comes to conditional use permits, according to the Highland County Planning Commission. More...

Bath budget includes onetime projects

WARM SPRINGS — The latest draft of the 2015-16 Bath County budget includes funding for several one-time capital projects. More...

Man accused of defrauding hotel

HOT SPRINGS – A couple and two teenage boys spent a lavish eight days at The Homestead during the Thanksgiving holiday. They racked up a bill exceeding $11,000 in lodging, restaurant, spa services and merchandise charges. More...

Groups ask GWNF to reject pipeline survey

ROANOKE — Highlanders for Responsible Development last week was among a chorus of organizations requesting the U.S. More...

In brief ...

Highland Planning Commission

• During their Jan. 22 meeting, Highland planning commission members asked about possible candidates to fill two vacancies. The most recent vacancy was left when Harry Sponaugle’s term expired. More...

Photo

From left, planning commission members Bill Rich, Sue Cornelius and Ronald Wimer re-elected Cornelius as char and Rich as vice chair. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Correction

• In the card shower advertisement published in the Jan. 22 edition of The Recorder for Opal Alt, Ms. Alt’s birthday was incorrectly listed. Her birthday is Feb. 3. Please send cards to 302 N. Second Street #218, Bridgewater, Va. 22812. More...

Counselor applications for camp available

WARM SPRINGS — Even though the weather is cold and dreary, 4-H Camp will be here soon, and area teens are needed to serve as 4-H camp counselors and Counselors in Training. More...

Obituaries

VIRGINIA LAMB MCCOY

MILLBORO — Virginia Lamb McCoy, 83, of 134 Sitlington Drive, Millboro, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at her residence. She was born July 4, 1931 in Charlottesville to the late Charles Leslie and Carrie Lou Brown Lamb. More...

PHILBERTA EDITH BLAND

RIVERTON, W.Va. — Philberta Edith Bland, 83, of Riverton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in Brandywine. She was born June 9, 1931 at Onego, on Smith Mountain, and was the daughter of the late Philbert R. More...

WILLIAM PAUL BEAUDOIN

MILLBORO — William Paul “Pe-Pa” Beaudoin, 83, of 6715 Mill Creek Road, Millboro, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in LewisGale Hospital-Alleghany, Low Moor. He was born Nov. More...

Sports

Turnovers again hurt Bath girls

HOT SPRINGS — Turnovers have been an issue for the Bath County girls’ basketball team all season, and the bug bit the Chargers again Tuesday night against Fort Defiance, leading to a 51-28 loss. More...

Bath comes up short at Craig

NEW CASTLE — The Bath County girls’ basketball team trailed by only two at the end of the first quarter last Wednesday, but Craig extended the lead to nine at halftime and went on to defeat the Chargers 40-31. More...

Highland falls to PM

BUENA VISTA — The Highland boys’ basketball team only managed seven first half points against Parry McCluer last Thursday night as the Blues eased to a 73-25 win. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 18 — Deputy James Bryan IV responded to a noise complaint in Mitchelltown. • Jan. 18 — Bryan IV responded to a second report of noise in Mitchelltown. • Jan. More...

Early Files

Photo

A group of volunteers, headed by Pete and Cathy Cash, cleaned up areas at Lake Moomaw damaged by debris from the Jan. 19 flood. (Recorder file photo) More...

Recreation views submitted to state

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 28, 1965 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Volunteers clean up Moomaw

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 12, 1996 edition of The Recorder. Chris Pugh was publisher and P. Lea Campbell Jr. was president. More...

Opinions & Commentary

New hope from our lawmakers

Everyone complains about campaign financing. Our lawmakers get thousands and thousands of dollars from industries, and most of us believe that kind of money sways our elected officials’ votes and proposals. More...

Pictorial

Speaking of gutsy moves, our own Highland planning commission has certainly put its foot down when it comes to protecting landowners. More...

Random thoughts on random topics from a random mind

Say What?

Here’s my take on a few things that have been on my mind lately: More...


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