February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Photo

The snow was flying Friday as artist Bud Cook came to Monterey to catch some last minute details for his drawing of the Highland Inn. More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, Monterey Town Council approved Mayor Rich Holman’s recommendation to confirm Lois Showalter as town clerk. Member Jack Kilgallen asked in the future for the council to be involved making hiring decisions. More...

First budget draft at $10.8 million for Bath schools

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board discussed the first draft of its 2016-17 budget last Wednesday, and preliminary figures show a small increase from the current budget year. More...

Motorcycle map ready soon

MONTEREY — A long time coming. Those words, spoken by Highland Tourism Council chair Donna Bedwell Monday, set the mood of excitement for the soon-to-be-released motorcycle touring map of Highland. More...

Replacing Bath voting equipment recommended

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County registrar and electoral board recommend replacing the county’s voting equipment next spring. More...

Photos

Following a lengthy day of auditions a few weeks ago, students from Highland, Bath, Covington, Alleghany, and Rockbridge were named to All-Area Band. Friday and Saturday, Jan. More...

Burning law goes into effect

RICHMOND — Virginia’s 4 p.m. burning law goes into effect Feb. 15 – the start of spring fire season in the commonwealth. This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day, Feb. More...

Generator, MPCA request tabled

WARM SPRINGS — Decisions on whether to buy a generator for the Mountain Crest retirement complex and whether the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association should be exempt from property taxes were tabled Tuesday by the Bath County Board of More...

Non-insured crop disaster program deadline nears

LEXINGTON – The Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops to protect against natural disasters that result in lower yields or crop losses, or prevents crop planting. More...

Wellness Center a hub of activity

MITCHELLTOWN – Did you make a New Year’s resolution to become more fit? To exercise more often? More...

Special Sections

Schools

Photo

Mrs. McGuire’s kindergarten students at Valley Elementary School recently celebrated their 100th day of school by popping 100 balloons. More...

Photos

Highland Elementary School Good Citizens for the month of January were (l-r) front row: Emma Brower, first grade; Violet Neave, kindergarten; back row: Ella Dickman, third grade; Katie Jones, second More...

Sports

Rams pull away from Harman

MONTEREY — The Highland girls’ basketball team pulled away in the second quarter last Thursday on the way to a 70-39 win over Harman. More...

Rams fall to Panthers

MONTEREY — Harman led 28-10 at halftime last Thursday and went on to defeat Highland 59-37 in boys’ basketball action. More...

Chargers hold off Gladiators

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team took a break from its Pioneer District schedule to host Riverheads Saturday, and the Chargers held off a late surge by the Gladiators to win 47-42. More...

Early Files

Photo

They’re dressed to the nines in this 1922 photograph of an outing in a state-of-the-art automobile. Pictured are Rosa Lindsay, Thelma Dever, Ardenia Wade, Jim Wade and John Lindsay. More...

Creek work kills trout

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

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 10, 1966

• An escapee from Western State Hospital at Staunton walked into Hevener’s Store Tuesday evening of this week and wrote a note asking that police officers be called. More...

Breaking News - 1:49 PM

VDOT urges avoiding travel Monday  Free Access 

STAUNTON – A potpourri of winter weather is forecasted to arrive in the Shenandoah Valley on Valentine’s night. A winter weather warning lasting from February 14 at 9 p.m. until February 16 at 10 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 2/12/2016 4:32 PM

Highland residents without power  Free Access 

MONTEREY — About 1,400 Highland residents were without power shortly after 3 p.m. Friday. Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative said the Monterey substation was down, and employees were searching for the cause. More...

Landowners urged to monitor water before pipeline is built

MONTEREY – “We need more volunteers, and also need landowners to open their properties to us to monitor their springs and streams.” That is the plea of groundwater experts who are urgently asking anyone with a well, spring, or steam More...

Bath tourism = big impacts

WARM SPRINGS — A visitors’ center in Mitchelltown and continued promotion are some of the plans the Bath County Board of Supervisors heard for the county’s tourism efforts last Thursday. More...

Sheriff’s office gets grant

WARM SPRINGS — Thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Virginia E-911 Services Board, the Bath emergency communications center will get a new phone system. More...

SEEDS building could get new life

WARM SPRINGS — The SEEDS building in Millboro, which has been vacant for several years, could finally have a new use. More...

Supervisors asked to reconsider stipends

WARM SPRINGS — The issue boards and commissions in Bath County, and the compensation for their seats, was discussed again at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting. More...

Senator explains legislative proposals

Makes case for state park in Highland County

RICHMOND — We are rapidly approaching the midpoint of the 2016 General Assembly Session. More...

Radio announces this week’s programs

MONTEREY — Stay tuned to Allegheny Mountain Radio this week to hear the following programs. More...

BCHS to hold ‘coffee hour’ with counselors

HOT SPRINGS — Parents and guardians are invited to discuss planning for their children’s future on Thursday, Feb. 18 at Bath County High School. Counselors will be available from 8-10 a.m., noon-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. More...

HCPS holds regular school day Monday

MONTEREY — Due to Highland County Public Schools being closed on Tuesday, Feb. 9 for snow, superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott, has announced Monday, Feb. 15 will be regular school day, instead of a teacher workday, as previously planned. More...

TAP offering down payment assistance

ROANOKE — The Total Action for Progress Housing Counseling program is offering down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers on a first come, first served basis until Aug. 31. More...

Obituaries

SHEBA S. REXRODE

DOE HILL — Sheba S. Rexrode, 95, of Doe Hill, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Bath Community Hospital. She was born Oct. More...

VERA K. CONNER

CHURCHVILLE — Vera Katherine Conner, 81, of Churchville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. More...

MARGARET ‘MAGGIE’ BREMNER O’BRYAN

MECHANICSVILLE — Margaret “Maggie” Bremner O’Bryan passed away at home on Jan. 29, 2016. She was born on March 29, 1945, in Mechanicsville, the daughter of the late Robert G. Bremner and Dolly Norris Bremner. More...

Home & Property

Staggered terms, business license repealed

WARM SPRINGS — Two Bath County ordinances were repealed this week by the new slate of supervisors. One ordinance established staggered terms for board of supervisors and school board members; the other allowed for a business license tax. More...

Camp Mount Shenandoah recognized for safety

RICHMOND — Markel Specialty Insurance has recognized Camp Mont Shenandoah in Millboro for its commitment to the safety of its employees and campers through its Safety First program. More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School HOT SPRINGS — The following students were named to the honor roll at Bath County High School for the second quarter. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County • Jan. 31 — Capt. Weaver and Dep. Bryan IV responded to a dispute on Sam Snead Highway. • Jan. 31 — Bryan IV arrested Shawn George for drunk in public. • Jan. 31 — Dep. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Horizontal directional drilling is a method of boring underground that Dominion proposes to use in several places along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route, including under Shenandoah Mountain, in orde More...

Can USFS hold its ground?

Those opposed to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in this region heartily applauded when the U.S. Forest Service recently rejected the route chosen by builder Dominion that would affect protected habitats and species on federal land. More...