December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Man rescued from pond near ski lodge

HOT SPRINGS — Fire and rescue personnel pulled a man from a pond near the Homestead Ski Lodge Sunday around noon.  Hot Springs Rescue Chief Mike Spurgeon said the man lives out of town and owns property in Bath County. More...

In Brief...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Bath County Board of Supervisors appointed Cynthia Rudnick to the Cedar Creek District seat on the planning commission. Rudnick will fill Trudy Woodzell’s term, which expires in 2020.  More...

Correction

• A photo caption in the Dec. 8 edition depicting the cookie walk should have identified Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad as the project sponsor. All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. More...

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Pictured are Bath County Christmas Mother Linda Altizer (left) and Becky Downer, Toys for Tots coordinator for Bath and Alleghany counties. More...

Pipeline fate now rests with N.C.

Va. board votes 4-3 to approve certification, with conditions

MONTEREY — The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality may hold the key to whether the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline moves forward. More...

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Members of the Warm Springs Valley Garden Club gathered Thursday, Dec. More...

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The holidays wouldn’t be complete at The Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge without a swinging Christmas concert by local favorites, The Sway Katz, the 20-piece big band from Southwester More...

‘tis the season

It’s that time of the year to touch base with loved ones who are away from home.  The Recorder invites readers to let us know of friends or family members who won’t be able to get out or get home for Christmas this year. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America at Bath County High School and culinary arts students decorated bags and cooked lunch for the shop elves working for this year’s Bath More...

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Katha Seacord, food basket chair for the Christmas Mother, expressed her appreciation this week to Joey Crawford and Millboro Elementary School for the donation to the food basket program. More...

In Brief...

Bath County School Board

WARM SPRINGS — Following a closed meeting of the Bath County School Board on Dec. More...

Calendar

Monthly Calendar

Highland  SUNDAYS   • Asbury United Methodist Church service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., Green Hill United Methodist Church worship, 10 a.m.; Monterey United Methodist Church Sunday school, 10 a.m., service 11:15 a.m. More...

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Highland  THROUGH DEC. 21   • Highland County Recreation Commission Christmas lighting contest open to all residents. Judging on Dec. 21; entries must be received by Dec. 20. Entry forms available at local businesses beginning Dec. 8. More...

Home & Property

Sheffer — Bogan

engagement

MECHANICSVILLE — Patsy and Mike Lambert of Verona and Gene and Brenda Sheffer of Mount Solon announce the engagement of their daughter and step-daughter, Tiffany Renee Sheffer to Dustin Wayne Bogan, both of Mechanicsville.  Dustin is the s More...

Chamber, tourism council mull benefits of merger

MONTEREY — The Highland chamber of commerce board and tourism council will continue talking about how to restructure during a meeting at 5 p.m., Jan. More...

Land transfers

Bath County

WARM SPRINGS — The following land transfers were recorded in Bath County Circuit Court during the month of November.  Valley Springs District   • Cathy J. Hodge to Ellen Woodzell Hodge, tract, $23,000, deed of bargain and sale. More...

Letters

If Omni can’t restore them, pools should have new owner

Editor, The Recorder, In the fall of 1978 — 40 years ago — I was driving back to our home in West Virginia with my family from a vacation at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. More...

Back Creek syrup on display at center, not for sale there

Editor, The Recorder,  We would like to correct some potential misunderstandings in the “Find something county-made at Visitor’s Center” article in last week’s paper (Dec. More...

Thank you, Mr. President, from a Monterey resident

Editor, The Recorder,  This letter is to thank President Donald Trump for declaring Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. This should have been done in 1995, but was bypassed by each president beginning with Bill Clinton.  More...

Board OKs resolution for new Homestead tax

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Tuesday asking the Virginia General Assembly to pass legislation increasing the county’s transient occupancy tax.  More...

BCH negotiates with county to establish Millboro clinic

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital and Bath County are in the process of entering into an agreement that would allow BCH to re-establish a clinic in Millboro.  Tuesday, the board of supervisors approved a lease agreement for the former More...

Hot Springs bank to be sold next year

COVINGTON — Highlands Community Bank has entered into an agreement to acquire the Hot Springs branch of Carter Bank and Trust.  More...

Bath County defines fruit, vegetable stands

HOT SPRINGS — Vendors may now sell fresh fruit and vegetables in agricultural, business or residential zoning districts in Bath County.  The board of supervisors amended the county’s land use regulations Tuesday to allow such sales i More...

Dominion, unions ink labor pacts for ACP

RICHMOND — In a shot in the arm for its beleaguered pipeline project, Dominion Energy announced in a news release on Friday, Dec. 8 the signing of labor agreements with construction trade unions to build the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

The Rhondels!

On Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., The Original Rhondels will perform a Christmas Doo-Wop show at the Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge. More...

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The Homestead began making snow in preparation for the upcoming winter season. The resort anticipates opening its slopes for its 58th skiing and snowboarding season on Friday, Dec. 15. More...

Toys for Tots: On time delivery!

MILLBORO — Dozens of families carrying new, unwrapped toys to donate to the 2017 Marine Corps League Toys for Tots campaign braved the snow to welcome Santa as he rolled into Millboro, Goshen, Craigsville and Staunton on Saturday, Dec. More...

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Highland supervisor David Blanchard and county administrator Roberta Lambert accepted $10,000 from Catie King, recreation director. The HCRD is repaying the county for building the pool complex. More...

Obituaries

Jerry Allen Keyser

HOT SPRINGS — Jerry Allen Keyser, 52, of Hot Springs, died at his residence.  Mr. Keyser was born May 16, 1965 in Bath County, the son of Blanche Perkins and the late Ralph Michael Keyser.  More...

Elizabeth Roller Jennings Fuller

HOT SPRINGS — Elizabeth Roller Jennings Fuller, 94, went to be with Jesus in the arms of her daughter at The Springs Nursing Home in Hot Springs on Dec. More...

Richard Clinton Rusmiesel

MILLBORO — Richard Clinton Rusmiesel, 65, of Millboro, died at his home Nov. 29, 2017.  He was born Feb. 25, 1952.  He was the caretaker at Serenity Springs farm in Millboro. More...

Sports

Chargers come back 6 times in tough loss to G.C.

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County High School varsity Chargers lost a close game against Grace Christian last week, 68-66.  Early in the game, the boys scored 8 points in the first quarter, while Grace Christian landed 21.  More...

Middle school Rams prevail over Green Bank

MONTEREY — Tuesday night carried a big win over Green Bank for the Highland Middle School Rams girls’ basketball team. “We started off kind of sluggish, I guess from the day off at school,” said coach Cane Sampson. More...

Highland basketball standings at mid-season

MONTEREY — The Highland Middle School boys’ basketball team is 1-7 for this year so far.  The team is young, with most players in the sixth grade, but they are holding their own against other teams with many close scores, such as the More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's reports

Bath County   • Dec. 3 — Captain Weaver and Lt. Grimm responded to a report of livestock in the road on Sam Snead Highway.  • Dec. 3 — Weaver and Grimm responded to a dispute on Grandview Road. More...

Early Files

Earl, the Train Man was ready for 2005 holidays

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and editor. The article was written by Amanda Isley.   More...

50 years ago

DEC. 14, 1967

• Highland’s Chamber of Commerce and members of the local TAP (Technical Assistance Panel) have expressed dissatisfaction and even a certain amount of distress toward the Tourism Recreation Feasibility Study for Highland County. More...

25 years ago

DEC. 11, 1992

• To a chorus of applause from an audience of parents and teachers, the Highland County School Board recommended the board of supervisors fund an expansion of the Highland High School to accommodate grades K through six and abandon the Highland More...

Opinions & Commentary

How about my aging eyes?

Beauty 101

Editor’s note: “Beauty 101” is a regular feature by Annette Comer, who last spring returned to Merle Norman Cosmetics in Covington, where she and her staff offer facial, massage, and nail services. More...

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Last Sunday, more than 60 volunteers gathered at the Blue Grass Ruritan Building for a food packing event for Rise Against Hunger, sponsored by the Blue Grass United Methodist Church. More...

Virginia approves pipeline plan. Now what?

Is it a win? A loss? Hard to say.  More...


Fall Guide 2017