June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Gas pipeline route, details uncertain

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors are waiting for information about the gas pipeline that is not quite so “embarrassingly vague,” as one staff member put it.  More...

Pipeline route: Where will it cross?

MONTEREY — Dominion’s proposal for a pipeline has raised numerous questions since going public in mid-May.  The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation said Dominion told that agency it would try to avoid public lands and More...

Landowner determined to protect Laurel Fork

MONTEREY — A western Highland property owner has told Dominion Power to stay away, in response to the proposed natural gas pipeline.  McChesney “Ches” Goodall III wrote Emmett Toms of Dominion Power State and Local Affairs in S More...

Pipeline proposal faces competition

MONTEREY — Monday, Dominion Resources confirmed that it considers a pipeline proposed by Spectra Energy to be in competition with its own pipeline proposal.  The Dominion pipeline would cross Highland County; Spectra’s would not.&nbs More...

Relive the prom days at Valley

HOT SPRINGS – Oh, what a night it was. And what a night it will be.  Remember Valley High School? If you do, then you might want to start thinking about the prom. The “Second Chance Prom,” that is.  More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• In their meeting Tuesday, timely passage of a state budget, funding of public schools and unfunded mandates led a list of concerns Highland supervisors said More...

Special Sections

Sports

Highland track season ends at regional meet

CHARLES CITY— An outstanding season for the Highland track team ended in the 1A East Regional meet last Thursday.  The 4x100 meter relay team of Allison Stump, Suzie Landrum, Samantha Blagg, and Chelsey Isles just missed the cut to advance More...

McLaurin, Woodzell represent Chargers in regional tennis,track

GALAX and RADFORD — Bath County sent two athletes to regional tournaments on Saturday. More...

Photo

Highland Braves catcher David Musick makes the tag at home plate to get the out at a recent game. (Photo courtesy Kim Hiner) More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • May 25 — Deputy James Rexrode conducted a traffic stop in Hot Springs.  • May 25 — FS Chip Buchanan arrested an individual at the Walton Tract in Millboro. More...

Early Files

Photo

This modern school building was erected at the county seat of Highland County in 1922, at a cost of $35,000. It contains 10 rooms and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 500. More...

Gun ordinance repeal proposal stirs controversy in Bath County

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 8, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor.   More...

50 years ago

JUNE 4, 1964

• Divisional winners in the 4-H Clubs’ Share-the-Fun program at Monterey School last Friday night were: Marilyn Moon, first place in junior division and Bryce Lunsford, third place; Cynthia Hooke, second place in junior contest; Lynn Pritc More...

Opinions & Commentary

Here we go again

It’s hard to believe Highland County is facing the prospects of another proposal for industrial energy.  More...

Pictorial

Members of VFW Post 4204 in Bath County helped carry the flags last Saturday during Highland County’s Memorial Day Service. More...

Spring’s trout lily

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

The fleeting spring flower season is upon us. Startling wildflowers by the thousands awaken woodlands seemingly overnight where previously there were only scattered, dry leaves. More...

Breaking News - 6/11/2014 9:38 AM

Accident on 81 closes lanes near Staunton  Free Access 

STAUNTON –  (9:15 a.m.) Both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed in the Staunton area due to a tractor trailer accident just south of exit 220. More...

Tombstone iconography:

What does it mean?

Part one in a three-part series   More...

‘Mixing Bowl’ not quite ready for the table

WARM SPRINGS – Like many a good meal, The Mixing Bowl needs a little more time and care before it will be ready for consumption.  When Bath tourism director Maggie Anderson put out the call for local recipes last summer, she was hoping to More...

For landowners, here’s the scoop on your rights

MONTEREY — Pipeline survey notifications were mailed last week to Highland landowners along a Dominion Resources study corridor cutting at least 900 acres, consisting of a 300-foot-wide swath across the middle of the county. More...

Dominion authorized to enter private land

MONTEREY — State law allows a utility to enter property for surveys, even if a landowner does not permit them to do so, according to a Dominion spokesman.  More...

Revisions continue on Bath comprehensive plan

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission discussed revisions to two more chapters of the county comprehensive plan Monday, and a public hearing on the revised plan could be held as soon as July.  More...

Business surveys in process

STAUNTON — The Bath-Highland broadband project management team met May 20 to review surveys and make refinements. More...

Budgets await state resolution

RICHMOND — Where’’s the state budget?  As of June 2, with less than a month until a new fiscal year begins, Bath and Highland officials are wondering what the answer is to this months-old question.  More...

Schools

Gwin resigns from school board

WARM SPRINGS — Amy Gwin, Cedar Creek District representative on the Bath County School Board, is resigning from the board effective June 30.  Gwin is leaving the board because her family will be relocating within Bath County but outside of More...

School adopts $10.9 million budget

HOT SPRINGS — A revised budget totaling about $10.9 million was passed by the Bath County School Board Tuesday.  Revisions were necessary after the board of supervisors cut $181,694 from the school system’s original budget request. More...

School days could change

HOT SPRINGS — Changes could be coming to the Bath County 2014-15 school calendar.  Tuesday, school board member Amy Gwin said she felt the summer break is too short. More...

Home & Property

Council votes in Beasley, Torrico

MONTEREY — The Highland Senior Services Local Council bid farewell to a member and welcomed two new members at its May 22 meeting.  The Rev. More...

Rockbridge Area Community Service details program enhancements

LEXINGTON — As mental health services nationally, statewide, and locally have come under scrutiny following the death last November of the son of Sen. More...

Governor appoints Swecker, Little to serve

RICHMOND — Two Highlanders were appointed to state positions by Gov. More...

Letters

Recorder’s pipeline project coverage praised

Editor, The Recorder,  Congratulations to Mrs. Adams and Mr. More...

Dominion pipeline proposal requires action

Editor’s note: The following was send to the Highland County Board of Supervisors this week, and shared with The Recorder. More...

Richmond article spurs letter from county landowner

Editor’s note: The following letter was send by a Highland landowner to the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week, and shared with The Recorder.   Editor, Times-Dispatch,  More...


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