September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Developer’s request gets no support from Bath planners

WARM SPRINGS — A request from Virginia Hot Springs Land Co. did not get a nod from county officials this week. More...

Holman questions town’s viability

MONTEREY — The fiscal viability and leadership of one of Virginia’s smallest incorporated towns are under scrutiny as a hearing to consider revisions to update Monterey’s 60-year-old charter approaches. More...

Correction

• In last week’s Recorder, Mountain Oasis was described as the only station in Highland that offers ethanol-free fuel, but the chamber clarifies it’s one of the providers offering ethanol-free fuel, not the only one. More...

Business marks first year in Bath County

MITCHELLTOWN — Few may have noticed a small business with more than 50 employees quietly relocated to Bath County a year ago — and it’s growing. More...

Photo

Two magnificent floral displays graced the memorial to Ronnie Stinnett and Dwight Kerr at The Homestead Watchbox last weekend. More...

More water works repairs planned

MONTEREY — In an emergency called meeting Wednesday, Highland supervisors discussed a plan to consider quotes Oct. More...

Stained glass teacher seeks students

McDOWELL — A love for things that sparkle and a penchant for teaching put Liz DeVenny on a path to creating a spacious art studio in a big blue mill building overlooking the Bullpasture River. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools review plans for changes, repairs

MONTEREY — Improvements to Highland schools and how to pay for them were discussed last Wednesday during a joint work session between supervisors and the school board. More...

Home & Property

Old Dairy Heritage Fest promises insights, food, fun

WARM SPRINGS – There’s so much excitement in store next weekend, Oct. 5-7, that you would do well to clear your calendar. More...

Available at Old Dairy Festival

HOT SPRINGS — Cassandra Farrell, senior reference archivist for the Library of Virginia, will have the following items and more on display at the Old Dairy Heritage Festival Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, the Bath board ofsupervisors granted an easementto BARC Electric Cooperative to runelectric lines to the new animalshelter. It will cost about $7,100. More...

Early Files

Highland native featured in Smithsonian exhibition

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 1, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacey was publisher, and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 27, 1962

• Miss Betty Hansel of Monterey will serve as chairman of this year’s fund raising campaign in Highland for the Children’s Home Society of Virginia. W.A. More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 1, 1987

• Despite some misgivings by neighboring landowners, the Highland County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors last Thursday approved a conditional use permit to operate a quarrying operation in the county. More...

Breaking News - 10/2/2012 10:31 AM

Sign up for forestry, wildlife tour by Thursday  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Everyone is invited to visit parts of scenic Highland County rarely seen while learning about how forest and wildlife interact and what people can do to be positive contributors to this region’s ecosystem integrity while maintaining a More...

Photo

Tracey Hall of Warm Springs was the grand prize winner in the second annual hay bale contest, part of Bath’s Harvest Moon Festival. More...

McDowell water system users urged to boil

McDOWELL — The raw water on the McDowell system is not safe to drink, according to health department officials. The county is urging all those on the system to boil their water before ingesting it. More...

McMullen sentenced

COVINGTON – Greg McMullen, former Warm Springs Postmaster, could have faced 235 years in prison for 18 felony charges, including 16 counts of production of child pornography. More...

Supervisors hear options for swimming pools

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors heard several options for the county’s two public swimming pools at the recreation department in Ashwood and in Millboro Tuesday. More...

Harvest Moon Festival a great start to fall

HOT SPRINGS — Organizers for the second annual Harvest Moon Festival have deemed the day long festival a success with well attended events throughout the day. More...

Senior center becomes ‘Second Wind’

MONTEREY — It’s the final week for the Senior Center to be held in The Highland Center. The senior center will officially begin a new program next week, and members will begin meeting in the Highland Modular Conference Room on Oct. 1. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools • Tuesday, Oct. 2Closed meeting 5:30 p.m.; Regular meeting 7 p.m.Millboro Elementary School Library• Reports — Attendance; cafeteria; transportation; maintenance. More...

Obituaries

Richard Smith  Free Access 

Richard Arthur SmithSTAUNTON — Richard Arthur Smith, 57, husband of Susan McCutchen Smith, of 534 Sugarloaf Road, Staunton, died at 12:25 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. More...

Sports

Lower Cascades missing ‘Flea’

HOT SPRINGS — Another summer golf season has come and gone at my all-time favorite course. Ever since I started to play golf at age 13, I have always counted the Lower Cascades as my favorite. More...

VHSL approves realignment plan

Bath in 1A West, Highland in 1A East

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Virginia High School League Executive Committee approved a new six-classification alignment plan last Wednesday. More...

Highland falls in dual match

BUENA VISTA — The Highland volleyball team traveled to Parry McCluer for a dual match last Thursday night in hopes of getting the district season off to a winning start. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Sept. 16 — Deputy James Rexrode checked on two individuals at the Dan Ingalls Overlook. • Sept. 16 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to a report of large trucks causing a disturbance on Route 39 in Millboro. More...

Letters

Bath Relay raises record amount for cancer fight

Editor, The Recorder, Bath County Relay For Life 2012 has come and gone and again — we are grateful to the community of Bath County for helping us make this event a success. More...

Tourism director thanks Bath County community

Editor, The Recorder, This past weekend Bath County played host to the second annual Harvest Moon Festival. I would like to thank my committee for the many hours they have given in support of this event during this past year. More...

Still seeking the truth from President Obama

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Opinions & Commentary

Think clearly about viable growth areas

What is it about conservation easements that creates such rancor among some of our county officials? More...

Pictorial

The Virginia High School League Executive Committee recently approved a new, sixclassification alignment for athletics, as outlined in today’s Recorder. More...


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