April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Team exceeds standards

MITCHELLTOWN – April is occupational therapy month and 2017 is a special year for the profession, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary as a distinct area of medicine. More...

In brief ...

• Monday, the Highland County economic Development Authority approved a financial statement showing $4,854 in net income.   More...

Farmers’ market, park guided by Highland Center staff

MONTEREY — Cornelia Granbery has recently joined The Highland Center as local foods coordinator. Her role will support two food programs, including the Highland Farmers’ Market and marketing efforts with local meats.  More...

Civil War historian to speak in McDowell

McDOWELL — Maryland professor and military historian Gregg Clemmer will discuss his book, “Old Alleghany: The Life and Wars of General Ed Johnson,” at 11 a.m. More...

Highland Democratic Committee to hold caucus

VERONA — The Highland County Democratic Committee has issued a Call to Caucus to be held jointly with the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta Democratic Caucuses. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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NASA employee Morgan Whitfield, of Langley visited Valley Elementary School last week and spoke with students. More...

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Valley Elementary had three students place in the Shenandoah Valley Area District Science Fair on Saturday, April 8th at Robert E. Lee High School. More...

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The Bath County High School chapter of the National Senior Beta Club will host its annual Little and Tiny Miss Bath County Pageant on April 22 at 7 p.m. More...

Home & Property

Green Bank Observatory declares independence

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission of Sky and Telescope, (c) 2016.   More...

In brief ...

Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee

• Last Thursday, April 13, the Highland County Local Emergency Management Committee received an update on the Lantz Mountain Communications Tower construction project from chair Harley Gardener. More...

Sheriff’s office sponsors drug take-back program

MONTEREY – On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. More...

Letters

Impossible to avoid fragmenting habitat with pipeline project

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Dominion Resources’ proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.   More...

Proposed pipeline poses serious fire hazard

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Dominion Resources’ proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.   More...

Engineer says pipeline will have adverse effects

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Dominion Resources’ proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Please do not approve the Atlantic Coast pipeline because: More...

Opinions & Commentary

Get mellow with mussels

Camp Cookin’

MONTEREY—“Moules Provencales” is translated in my very rusty French as “mussels from the Provence region of Southern France.” Surprisingly, I never tasted them there when I worked in a vineyard in the region as a struggl More...

Taxes a fact of life

From all the way back to the 1700s, the old idiom often attributed to Ben Franklin still rings true: In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.  Bath County supervisors are contemplating a tax hike, and it’s s More...

Pictorial

Last week, we published this photo of trash scattered about in Bath County — not a pretty sight. More...

Bath EDA negotiating sale of Millboro clinic

WARM SPRINGS – The Bath County Economic Development Authority will negotiate with Bath Community Hospital for the sale of a Millboro building the EDA owns and has allowed the hospital to use as a clinic for 20 years. More...

Grand jury issues 38 indictments against 11 in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath County grand jury Tuesday returned 38 true bills of indictment against 11 people in circuit court.  One of the indicted is Darla Hise, accused of first-degree murder; she is slated for trial June 6. More...

Bath County to host housing summit in May

HOT SPRINGS Bath County Administrator Ashton Harrison informed the Economic Development Authority last Wednesday that a regional housing summit will be held at the Hot Springs Fire House on Thursday, May 25, beginning at 12:30 p.m. More...

US Forest service seeks revised permit application

MONTEREY — The U.S. Forest Service has asked for a revised application for a special use permit for Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...

Volunteer week honored

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS – Virginia Cooperative Extension will celebrate the volunteers who improve the lives of Highland and Bath residents during National Volunteer Week, a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working togeth More...

Clean up roads on Earth Day this year

MONTEREY — The Highland Ruritan clubs encourage those who have adopted sections of Highland County roads to pick up their areas this Saturday, Earth Day, or one day the following week, so all adopted areas/sections of road will have been addres More...

Agency argues pipeline statement short on substance

MONTEREY — The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline assumes lots of minimal or negligible effects when there’s no data to back up those assumptions, says the federal agency dedicated to manag More...

Cave Week celebrates Virginia’s karst springs

RICHMOND — Virginia Cave Week, April 16 through Earth Day, April 22, promotes an understanding of Virginia’s caves and limestone habitats known as karst. More...

Obituaries

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MILL GAP — George Campbell Bird, 82, of Mill Gap, formerly of Richmond, passed away peacefully April 19, 2017, surrounded by family.  He was born on Jan. More...

Ruby Josephine Rexrode

HIGHTOWN — Ruby Josephine Rexrode, 91, of Franklin, W.Va., and formerly Hightown, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Pendleton Manor.  She was born May 14, 1925 in Hightown, a daughter of the late Eugene Russell and Effie Susan Simmon More...

Wilma Burns Lipscomb

COVINGTON — Wilma Burns Lipscomb, 82, of Covington, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at The Woodlands Health and Rehab Center in Clifton Forge.  She was born Nov. 18, 1934 in Highland County, the daughter of the late William A. and Ava J. More...

Sports

Fundraiser planned for soccer camp kids

HOT SPRINGS — For the past two years, groups of young soccer players in Bath County have had the opportunity to hone their skills under the tutelage of professional Brazilian soccer coaches from Tetrabrazil soccer camps.  Along with learni More...

Covington bests Rams on their home turf

COVINGTON — The Highland Rams baseball team took on Covington last Wednesday, April 12, and after six innings, the final score was Highland 3, Covington 13.  More...

Chargers defeat Covington

COVINGTON — On April 12, the Bath County Chargers faced off against Covington, and came out with two great soccer victories.  The varsity team won 10-0, working together well to come away with a huge win.  JV followed with a big 5-0 w More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County  • April 9 — Deputy Bryan IV assisted Virginia State Police with a motor vehicle accident on Cowpasture River Highway.  • April 10 — Sgt. More...

Early Files

Sketching people, farm scenes complements farming lifestyle

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, July 2, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

april 20, 1967

• Six persons, all incumbent members of Monterey’s town council, have filed notices of their candidacy with Circuit Clerk M.M. Folks. Mayor James L. More...

25 years ago

April 17, 1992

• Lorraine White was named to replace Lea Campbell as a director of the Highland County Chamber of Commerce at its meeting at the Highland County Courthouse Thursday, April 9. More...


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