May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Gas pipeline might cross Highland Co.

MONTEREY — It was quite a surprise.  County officials learned roughly a week ago that Dominion Resources is planning a $4 billion interstate natural gas pipeline, and part of it could traverse about 20 miles through Highland County.  More...

In Brief

Highland supervisors

• On May 21, Highland supervisors heard an update on The Highland Center’s $4 million renovation project. The center’s executive director Betty Mitchell said architectural plans are under review and nearly complete. More...

MPCA to seek meeting with BARC facilities committee

MILLBORO — The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association hopes to meet with the BARC Electric Cooperative facilities committee.  More...

Sheriff trains in tracking

MONTEREY — Last week, Sheriff Tim Duff and Deputy John Wright of the Highland County Sheriff’s Office completed level two tracking training of the Stott Donelan Tracking School.  The 40-hour school covered abductions, evasions, lost More...

Highland’s youngest students honor veterans

MONTEREY — Highland Elementary’s preschool, kindergarten and first grade classes gathered at the Confederate Cemetery near the school grounds Monday as part of a field trip celebrating Memorial Day.  More...

HRD points to pipeline questions

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development will have an active voice in the Dominion Southeast Reliability Project, a proposed natural gas pipeline that could cross Highland, the group announced in a statement released Monday.  The More...

Special Sections

Sports

Strong second half propels Chargers past Highland

MONTEREY — Bath County broke a 1-1 tie with four second half goals and defeated Highland 5-1 last Thursday in a Pioneer District soccer matchup.  Ian Adams found the back of the net early in the first half to give Highland a 1-0 lead, but More...

Girls’ soccer closes out season

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ soccer team closed out their season this week with a pair of losses. More...

McLaurin is Conference 45 runner-up

RADFORD — Bath County junior Ali McLaurin will be representing the Charger tennis team in the 1A West Regional tennis tournament next week.  More...

Home & Property

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, June 3 Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. — Regular meeting 7 p.m. Valley Elementary School Music  More...

Photos

Tiny Miss Fire Queen (l-r): Second runner up: Ariel Cheyenne Stone, daughter of Doyle Stone and Rhonda Marshall, Monterey; queen, Kylie Layne Arbogast, daughter of Shawn and Ashley Arbogast, Monterey More...

String students delight crowd at Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS — What a way to usher in the spring season. More...

Letters

Memorial Day, Veterans Day — there’s a difference

Editor, The Recorder,  I’m writing to correct an error in your otherwise excellent editorial, “Memorial Day: Let’s remember.”  Memorial Day is not “the day when we honor those who have served our country,&rdquo More...

Gus Deeds drive brings in 37 units of needed blood

Editor, The Recorder,  On behalf of the American Red Cross and the Millboro Ruritan Club, I would like to thank the donors and volunteers who made our May 17 Blood Drive in memory of Gus Deeds such a success.  There were 38 people who regis More...

Highland sends four to regional meet  Free Access 

By Freddie Goff • Staff Writer CHARLES CITY — Following a strong performance in the Conference 44 meet last week, Highland will be well represented at the 1A East Regional meet.   More...

Hospital poised for growth  Free Access 

Third in a series HOT SPRINGS — How does a rural hospital lose millions annually, yet remain independent and continue to grow? More...

How about a park near town?

MONTEREY — For about two years, The Highland Center has been planning a community park near Monterey.  During their May 21 meeting, county supervisors heard details about the idea.  The park would have three main components including More...

Skateboard park idea surfaces again

MONTEREY — A proposal for a skateboard park has taken shape recently.  At their meeting last week, supervisors heard more about it.  More...

Railway festival chugs into Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE – Ah, the romance of the railroad. Some aspect or other – the thrum of the engine, the scream of the steam whistle, the dignity of the dining car – stirs up a thrill in almost every heart. More...

Kennels, cidery plans reviewed by planners

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the Highland planning commission set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. More...

‘Extraordinary woman’ provides means for health care

HOT SPRINGS — The reason area residents have access to good health care at home is because one woman cared deeply about Bath County and its future — Letitia “Lettie” Pate Whitehead Evans.  Last year, The Recorder reported More...

Piano students host spring recital

MILL GAP — If you’re in the mood for classical and spiritual music this weekend, head to Beulah Presbyterian Church in Mill Gap.  Gerald Waggoner’s piano students will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1.  More...

Obituaries

GORDON WILLIAM REYNOLDS SR.

CLIFTON FORGE — Gordon William Reynolds Sr., 69, of 421 Verge Street, Clifton Forge, died Saturday May 24, 2014 at his residence.  He was born in Alleghany County on Nov. More...

HAROLD EDWARD DEVORE

MILL GAP — Harold Edward DeVore, 72, of Mill Gap, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 at his home.  He was born June 18, 1941, in Staunton, a son of the late Raymond Chester and Mary Janet Coyner DeVore.  More...

LAVENIA ‘BEANY’ VANCE BIRD

MONTEREY — Lavenia “Beany” Vance Bird, 100, went to be with the Lord, Friday, May 23, 2014 at Augusta Health.  She was born on Nov. 24, 1913 in Mc- Dowell, a daughter of the late John W. and Ruth Crouch Vance.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • May 18 — Deputy Cody Smith performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway near the Piggery.  • May 18 — Deputy Todd Fry assisted Hot Springs Rescue Squad with a call at an Ashwood residence.  More...

Early Files

Photo

Head Waters, April 20, 1945: Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Reynolds of Head Waters received a telegram from the War Department, stating that their son, Robert L. More...

Long-locked drawer yields items of interest for family

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 15, 1976 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

MAY 28, 1964

• Highland County sheep growers pooled 41,993 pounds of wool at Blue Grass Monday and 43,075 at Monterey Livestock Sales Inc. on Tuesday. The total value of the wool was placed at $64,453.40. More...

Opinions & Commentary

‘Share the Road’ with motorcycles this season

Motorists and motorcyclists alike are reminded this spring and year-round to “share the road” to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries.  More...

From the pens of Valley sixth-graders

Say What?

At a recent school board meeting, sixth graders from Valley Elementary School sent messages to Bath County School Board members expressing appreciation for the work they do.  They also sent messages to the press, addressed to each reporter who c More...


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