May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Feds open 30-day pipeline scoping period

MONTEREY — Despite landowner requests for a 90-day scoping period, federal regulators have opted for a third of that time frame to receive comments on the realigned route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Bath considers free elementary school meals

HOT SPRINGS — Meals for elementary school students in Bath County could be free for the 2016-17 school year. More...

Experts demand feds assess pipeline impact on mussels

MONTEREY — A group of experts on endangered and threatened freshwater mollusks is calling for federal regulators to conduct a thorough impact assessment of planned natural gas pipelines such as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Work scheduled on Dunns Gap Road

HOT SPRINGS — Route 618, Dunns Gap Road, will be closed near the intersection of Route 646, Meadowview Road, and Route 687, Jackson River Turnpike, for a pipe replacement. Work is scheduled to begin Monday at 7 a.m. More...

Photos

  2016 Junior Miss Fire Queen winners, from left, are: Junior Miss Fire Queen Hannah Elizabeth Newlen, daughter of Jason and Susan Newlen; first runner-up Alexis Isabella Christine Wilfong, daughter of Kenneth Phillips and the late Elizabeth Wi More...

Grant for inn project gets nod from county

MONTEREY — Tuesday, Highland supervisors approved county support in the form of $6,434 in conditional matching funds for a $600,000 Industrial Revitalization Fund grant to restore the Highland Inn. More...

Weaver, Hamilton win Bath crowns

HOT SPRINGS — Mackenzie Lauren Weaver was crowned 2016 Miss Bath County and Erin Nicole Hamilton 2016 Junior Miss Bath County at the annual pageant Saturday night at Bath County High School. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Tuesday, the Bath school board recognized Valley Elementary School kindergartener Rylee Ward, VES seventh-grader Karrigan Black, and Bath County High School senior Lindsay Malcolm for participating in the Virginia School Boards Association Val More...

Photos

Students portrayed historic Jamestown and Williamsburg era characters for the school board Monday night. From left, Capt. More...

Schools conclude budget work

MONTEREY — Highland County School Board approved a final $4.2 million 2017 budget this week, restoring $60,000 to a $114,000 reduction approved by supervisors. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH COUNTY More...

Monthly Happenings

Editor’s note: Items in the calendar that run continuously appear once a month, the first week of each month. Items for a specific date will run two weeks prior to events. Items may be sent to recorderoffice@htcnet.org. More...

Home & Property

Bath Circuit Court meets under Judge Wetsel

WARM SPRINGS – Bath County Circuit Court went smoothly under the gavel of Judge Jay Wetsel of Winchester Tuesday. More...

Photo

A series of big thunderstorms swept through the Highlands this week. Sunday, May 1, at about 10 p.m., photographer Brian LaFountain captured this lightning strike in Bath County. More...

Highland County Humane Society awarded Petco grant

MONTEREY – Highland County Humane Society Inc. has been awarded a $6,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its community spay/neuter program. More...

Letters

‘Smart meters’ can be harmful to health

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Pipeline construction must be stopped

Editor, The Recorder, As a third-generation Bath County landowner and recent resident, I see three important reasons to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Pipeline roads will cause even more problems

Editor, The Recorder, The Atlantic Coast Pipeline released a revised map a little over a week ago. It was sent by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission only to those persons who have registered as intervenors in this project. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

If these walls could talk … Martin Johnston sent us these photos of The Highland Center building this week. The photo of the older building, left, is marked “Monterey High School, ca. More...

Don’t let ACP’s Hail Mary reach endzone

This is so wrong it’s almost comical. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cannot be trusted to protect normal folks when it comes to the devastating effects of installing the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Improved Highland Center opens doors

MONTEREY — “Amazing.” “Jaw-dropping.” “Stunning.” The renovated Highland Center elicited numerous exclamations of surprise and delight following an official ribbon cutting ceremony and tours Sunday, May 1. More...

BCH expands, sees more patients

Renovations nearly complete; July 9 open house planned

HOT SPRINGS — No, the 100-year-old Bath Community Hospital is not closing or being sold. The BCH board has repeatedly answered to numerous rumors about its future, and did so again recently, following its April board meeting. More...

Lancaster retires from BCPS after 35 years

HOT SPRINGS — What was supposed to be a one-year stop turned into a 35-year career for Bath County Public Schools director of technology and administrative services Paul Lancaster. More...

Non-resident student guidelines approved

HOT SPRINGS — New guidelines for non-resident students who want to enroll in Bath County schools were approved Tuesday by the Bath County School Board. There will be no tuition for non-resident students for 2016-17. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, May 10 — 7 p.m. Bath County Courthouse More...

Highland gets tax hikes

MONTEREY — Highland taxpayers will pay 5 percent more in real estate taxes and 11 percent more in personal property taxes, in the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Corrections

• The article, “Highland court convicts man of attempt to maim,” in the Aug. 14 Recorder should have stated Joshua Brown was convicted as an adult in 2014 of battery against his grandfather. More...

Bath burning ban lifted

WARM SPRINGS — The outdoor burning ban in Bath County was lifted as of 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Emergency services coordinator Andy Seabolt said in the ban was voided and lifted by county administrator Ashton Harrison at that time. More...

Bacova Beer Co. hopes to brew up success

HOT SPRINGS — Before the end of the year, Seth Ellis hopes to have Bath County’s first commercial brewery up and running in the old service station building in Mitchelltown. More...

Big Fish cider makes big splash

Earns 4 medals in international competition

MONTEREY — Big Fish Cider Co. in Monterey made quite an impression on cider judges last weekend in Michigan. More...

Obituaries

SUZANNE J BRINTZENHOFE

DAMASCUS, Md. — Suzanne J. Brintzenhofe, 86, passed away peacefully at her home in Damascus on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. More...

GEORGE T. MEADOWS

WARM SPRINGS— George Thomas Meadows, born George Thomas Webb III, 68, of Warm Springs, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at his home in Bath County. He was born Oct. More...

CINDY CROOKSHANKS

COVINGTON — Cynthia Ryder ”Cindy” Crookshanks, 46, of 811 Oneida Trail, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Lewis Gale Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor. More...

Sports

Fry homer gives Bath win

HOT SPRINGS — Caleb Fry’s grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning sealed the deal, giving the Bath County baseball team an 11-1 win over Pocahontas last Wednesday. Fry’s shot ended the game on the 10-run rule. More...

Cougars too much for Rams

COVINGTON — The Highland baseball team traveled to Covington last Friday evening for a rematch with the Cougars, and the Rams lost 13-2 in a game shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule. More...

Errors cost Chargers again

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County softball team made nine costly errors last Wednesday and lost an 11-5 decision to visiting Pocahontas. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 24 — Deputy Rexrode checked on illegal trash dumping in Millboro. • April 24 — Deputy Colaw and Deputy Bryan IV conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Early Files

Highland home to N.J. artists

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 7, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

MAY 5, 1966

• Highland farmers, and those over most of the general Virginia-West Virginia area, have cheered the soaking rains which fell during the latter part of April to bring the month’s total here to 4.89 inches. More...

25 years ago

MAY 3, 1991

• Having chosen isolation as a life style, Back Creek resident Jesse Campbell and his family find themselves in a unique position. More...


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