September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Agritourism is council focus

MONTEREY — The Highland tourism council focused on agritourism interests during its Sept. 8 meeting. Marty Leech of Mill Gap said guests at her establishment, The Farm House, bring their children to show them where food comes from. More...

Minor comprehensive plan revisions made

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission considered written comments from several people on the draft comprehensive plan last Wednesday, and made minor revisions based on those comments. More...

Joan Rivers knew the Highlands

HOT SPRINGS – I was sad this week to learn of the death of Joan Rivers. I always enjoyed her humor, even if, at times, it made me cringe a little. Joan certainly told it like she saw it, and didn’t “pussy foot” around. More...

Karst will be focus at pipeline meeting

MONTEREY — In response to community concerns, karst will play a role in the Dominion Resources Atlantic Coast Pipeline open house Tuesday, Sept. 16 in The Highland Center. More...

Workshop, concert planned

CLIFTON FORGE — Visiting folk musicians will be giving workshops and a concert at the Clifton Forge on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Longer day, consolidated routes can mean more time on buses

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County school officials say while a parent’s concern about the amount of time his children spend on the bus is legitimate, there are several routes in the county where students ride a similar amount of time, if not lon More...

Science Songs Rock program to visit schools

HIGHLAND and BATH — Selected students in Highland, Valley and Millboro elementary schools will be getting a fun start to the year with a program called “Science Songs Rock.” More...

Superintendent thankful for smooth opening

MONTEREY — Monday, Highland school superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott thanked everyone for a smooth opening of classes and for their participation in the county fair. More...

Sports

Mountaineers shut out Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Outgained by more than 3-to-1 in net yardage, Bath County generated hardly any offense in a 41-0 loss to Alleghany last Friday night. The loss dropped the Chargers to 0-2. More...

Chargers win district golf match

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County golf team got a win in its first district match of the season at the Cascades last Wednesday. The Chargers shot a 178 to edge out James River and take the top spot. More...

Pendleton outlasts Highland

MONTEREY — One thing is for sure when it comes to the Highland volleyball team this year, the Rams are no longer a pushover. The Rams battled Pendleton through five tough sets Monday night before the visiting Wildcats squeaked out the win. More...

Early Files

Local gas stations may close

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 31, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 10, 1964

• Mrs. James W. Moon has issued a plea for 20 Kings James version Bibles to be used for the seventh grade Weekday Religious Education class at the high school. Mrs. Moon, the WRE instructor, said that she has 40 students in this class. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 31, 1989

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors, in a twopronged attempt to upgrade county social and recreational opportunities, voted Friday night to allocate $150,000 to create an office complex for the county recreation department, and to acquire the More...

Breaking News - 2:03 PM

Officials to get preview at Dominion open house  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Dominion will begin its informational open house at 4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. Sept. More...

Second Chance Prom a fun, if early, night

Party of One

HOT SPRINGS — The night was fun, exciting, and most assuredly surreal. More...

VPAS change linked to Highland

MONTEREY — Paul Lavigne said his work on a pilot program in Highland resulted in board disapproval and, ultimately, his departure from Valley Program for Aging Services as the agency’s CEO last month. Lavigne was terminated Aug. 29. More...

In Brief...

Bath County Supervisors

• At the Bath board of supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, supervisor Bart Perdue asked county attorney Michael Collins for an opinion on whether a $10,000 raise given to an employee by county administrator Ashton Harrison was legal. More...

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … blast off!

MONTEREY — It was a near-perfect day to launch rockets last weekend. Blue skies, only a slight breeze, and warm sun welcomed members of the Valley Aero- Space Team to Jack Mountain Village. More...

New alliance forms over proposed gas pipeline

MONTEREY — A coalition of 22 organizations from across Virginia and West Virginia has formed the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance in response to the Sept. More...

Obituaries

GLENN WILLIAM ‘BILL’ KINCAID

STAUNTON — Glenn William “Bill” Kincaid, 65, of 2820 Old Greenville Road, Staunton, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. More...

ELSIE S. MCCORMICK

WAYNESBORO — Elsie S. McCormick, 96, of Waynesboro, and formerly of Williamsville, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at the home of her granddaughter, Tammy. She was born Feb. More...

LELAND E. ‘BUD’ COURSEY JR.

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Leland E. “Bud” Coursey Jr., 68, of Lewisburg, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. More...

Home & Property

Weather or not, Wings and Wheels is on

HOT SPRINGS — The Sixth Annual Wings and Wheels air and car show has been rescheduled and will take off, rain or shine, Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Ingalls Field. More...

Book steeped in local flavor

MONTEREY — Conflict, character, closure. The new book by McDowell author William Crisp is out, and you’ll find plenty of places and names you recognize from this area. More...

MeadWestvaco, arts center announce design competition for 2014 Christmas card

COVINGTON — MeadWestvaco and the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center have announced the MWV Card Design Competition is under way. The winning design will receive an award of $500. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County • Aug. 31 — Deputy James Bryan IV responded to a report of property damage on Pinehurst Heights Road. • Aug. More...

Letters

Council appreciates support of former CEO

Editor, The Recorder, Paul Lavigne is no longer chief executive officer of the Valley Program for Aging Services. More...

Could Highland benefit from an IT corridor?

Editor, The Recorder, I was recently asked by a Bath County supervisor for suggestions on how to attract business or telecommuting in line with the five-year comprehensive plan. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Carry on

If there are any programs in Highland County that deserve our full support, those for senior citizens top the list. More...

Pictorial

We just can’t say enough about the members of the Valley AeroSpace Team. Boy, do they love rockets. More...

Bath SOL scores: Let’s try it again

Say What?

There’s an old saying that goes, “Some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug.” In the case of last week’s column about Bath Standards of Learning scores, I guess I was the bug. More...


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