October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 10/13/2017 11:03 PM

Pipeline projects approved by FERC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission paved the way for Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline project tonight, and the Mountain Valley Pipeline as well. More...

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The full moon following the autumnal equinox is known as a harvest moon. Usually, the harvest moon occurs in September, but this one happened last Thursday, Oct. 5, lighting up the Highlands. More...

Supervisors approve money for BCHS parking lot

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors had two school-related funding issues on their agenda Tuesday, including $275,000 for the high school parking lot and $107,900 for replacing fuel tanks behind the high school. More...

County to hire architect for visitor center plan

WARM SPRNGS – The controversial proposal by the Bath County Board of Supervisors to purchase a Hot Springs building for use as a visitor center is no longer a controversy. More...

Frightfest coming!

The frightfest, “Something Wicked,” returns to the Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge on Friday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to midnight, and Saturday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. to midnight. More...

Little Free Library is fitting memorial

MONTEREY — A remembrance last week captured the spirit of a woman who embraced community service and literacy. More...

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Margie Bosch displays one of the barn quilts she painted for a couple from Blacksburg. More...

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The Guthrie Brothers returning to the Historic Masonic Theatre’s John E. Hillert Auditorium with a tribute to the Everly Brothers on Oct. 20. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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The Valley Elementary School P.B.I.S. Positive Student Award winners for the month of Sept. were recently announced by Principal, Steve Sizemore. More...

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Monday, Oct. 9, Highland Elementary School principal Teresa Blum reported she attended a state meeting on gifted education and a Destination Imagination board meeting. There will be one DI middle school team this year.   More...

Sports

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Dawson Paxton and Indiana Slawson were named homecoming king and queen on Friday, Sept. 29, when Bath County High School hosted Pocahontas at home. More...

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Right, the Bath County Chargers and the Covington Cougars are wearing purple socks in recognition of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October. More...

Middle school Rams take a win over East Mont

COVINGTON — The Highland Rams volleyball teams traveled to Covington last Tuesday, Oct. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County  • Oct. 1 — Sgt. Smith and Deputy McRoberts conducted a well-being check in Warm Springs.  • Oct. More...

Early Files

Career program looks at male, female roles

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Feb. 28, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher and editor. More...

50 years ago

OCT. 12, 1967

• Sp4 Delmas T. Smith, son of Mrs. Mary Smith of Mill Gap, returned from Vietnam last week and is now spending a furlough at his home. Sp.  More...

25 years ago

OCT. 9, 1992

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors heard about efforts to revamp social services for children across the state, including Highland, from social services director Robert Goad at its monthly meeting at the courthouse Tuesday.  More...

Breaking News - 10/17/2017 7:50 PM

Hise gets 24 years for killing 6-year-old daughter

Heart-wrenching statement made to court

WARM SPRINGS – Darla Hise will spend 24 years in prison for the murder of her six-year-old daughter last Feb. More...

Breaking News - 10/16/2017 7:00 PM

Va. Outdoors Foundation approves Dominion applications

RICHMOND — The Virginia Outdoors Foundation board voted this afternoon, Oct. More...

Breaking News - 10/12/2017 12:24 PM

Highland teen charged with first-degree murder

SALEM – At the direction of the City of Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney, a 14-year-old Highland County male has been charged with first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and two counts of theft of a credit card for his all More...

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Sunday, the Highland Arts Council presented Wayne Henderson and Helen White, internationally recognized Appalachian musicians. More...

Gristmill, Wilderness, Armstrong recognized

WARM SPRINGS – Preservation Bath held an award ceremony and lecture on Sunday at the Old Dairy Barn in Warm Springs. More...

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Bath Supervisors

• During Tuesday’s meeting, Bath County supervisors approved a resolution forming the Bath- Highland Broadband Authority and approved articles of incorporation for it. More...

Bath farm remains at risk

Foundation could hold key to its protection

DEERFIELD — Bob and Robbie Koontz were honored and delighted last week to be recipients of an award from Preservation Bath, for their years of work protecting their historic property, The Wilderness, in Bath County.  More...

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Payton and Owen Glenn of Henrico County, ages 7 and 11, joined their grandmother, Martha Glenn of Bath County, during the Relay for Life march in Bath on Sept. 23. More...

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Highland’s Hands and Harvest Festival pleased participants this weekend. More...

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Born in the Allegheny Highlands, singer and songwriter Keith Bryant will perform in the John E. Hillert Auditorium of the Historic Masonic Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

NOEL SUMMERS PITSENBARGER

DURHAM, N.C. — Noel Summers Pitsenbarger, 49, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Durham, from causes related to the alcoholism he had battled since adolescence. He was born June 22, 1968, in Roanoke, Va. More...

WILLIAM MCCLUER DUNLAP III

GLEN ALLEN — William McCluer Dunlap III, 63, of Glen Allen, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.   Arrangements are being handled by Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell.   More...

LYNN MARTIN REXRODE

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Lynn Martin Rexrode, 71, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. More...

Calendar

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...

Community Calendar

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Home & Property

Monterey lands $45,000 grant for water system

MONTEREY – Following a closed session Oct. More...

In brief ...

• Highland Tourism Council executive director Dorothy Stephenson reported on Monday, Oct. 9 that the Hands and Harvest Festival last weekend was a success. More...

Groups demand feds scrap Dominion pipeline report

MONTEREY — A coalition of North Carolina and Virginia public interest groups has petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to overturn its environmental report on Dominion Energy’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Letters

Vote for forward thinking; vote Democratic ticket

Editor, The Recorder,  Gillespie says that he’s good for all Virginians. I don’t think so!  Republicans want a 10 percent cut in personal income taxes. Where is that going to get you? More...

To voters: Please make Bath County sane again

Editor, The Recorder,  The populace of Bath elected this gaggle of supervisors to their board. I attempt to find a positive in every context, and the contentious odor of this gang’s melee to serve the county of Bath is no exception.  More...

Gillespie’s plan would hurt vulnerable citizens

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Lips, eyes, and neck — find the best solutions

Beauty 101

Is it OK to store my sunscreen or a lip balm with SPF in my car? Betsy, Millboro More...

A World War II Navy story

Memory Lane

I am 92 years old and I am a World War II veteran.  I was in the Navy; I served on a ship — the USS Pittsburgh, a heavy cruiser, 694 feet long. We were in the Pacific Ocean.   We had a close call on June 5, 1945. More...


Fall Guide 2017