June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

What is natural gas?

MONTEREY — A fossil fuel growing in use worldwide, natural gas is produced when buried plants, gases and animals have been exposed to intense heat and pressure over thousands of years.  More...

Gas company can cross protected land

MONTEREY — When McChesney Goodall recently received a letter from the surveyors for Dominion Resources to access his family property, he responded quickly. More...

Town budget drops 20%

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council will consider adopting a $353,575 budget for 2014-15, down $89,750 — 20 percent from the current year’s budget of $443,325.  A budget meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Keith Simmons, 82, of Monterey, was recently spotted “mowing” the grass in his yard the old fashioned way. According to him, “This is the only way to do it!” (Photo courtesy Richie Hanger) More...

Hot Springs pastor leaving church

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Charge of the United Methodist Church announces with regret that its pastor, the Rev. J. Lynn Wright, and his wife, Michele, will be answering God’s call to begin a new ministry at another church.  More...

Battle of Cold Harbor discussed

WARM SPRINGS —Bath County Public Library will present Hilliary Turner, of the Museum of the Confederacy, on Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m.  Turner’s topic is “The Embattled Home Front: Civilians of Cold Harbor 1864.”  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland reduces teaching staff

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland school board voted to cut the staff despite protests.  More...

Superintendent gives parting remarks

MONTEREY — At the Highland school board meeting Monday, Dr. Will Crawford expressed is appreciation for the county and its support of education.  More...

In Brief

Highland school board

• In the Highland school board’s meeting Monday, preschool teacher Cappie Hull recapped the work of students and staff on the state park initiative and announced plans to keep the ball rolling next year.  More...

Home & Property

Achievement

Colby M. Bosserman

CAPE MAY, N.J. — SA Colby M. Bosserman of Millboro graduated from basic training at the United States Coast Guard Training Center Feb. More...

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Virginia State Police Superintendent’s Award Ceremony was held Virginia State Police Academy in Midlothian on May 22. Virginia State Trooper J. More...

Library notes

• Children are invited to join us this summer for our “Paws to Read” summer reading program. We’ll begin Monday, June 16 with registration for the reading incentive program where kids can read for prizes. More...

Letters

Recorder pipeline coverage empowering

Editor, The Recorder,  I just read through all The Recorder content on the pipeline issue again. I don’t want to lay it on too thick, but it really is remarkable reporting.  More...

Plants like milkweed look like cacti, ecologist says

Editor, The Recorder  This may be a bit late; I just recently received Brian La- Fountain’s article on “The mysterious plant in the library,” good as usual, but I get the sense that readers will think the plant is an odd specie More...

Memory of poet Maya Angelou still vivid

Editor, The Recorder,  The many tributes and remembrances being voiced about the passing of Maya Angelou prompts me to recall my own encounter with this great lady. But, my story is surely different than anyone else’s. More...

Breaking News - 6/16/2014 4:46 PM

Firefighter trainees invited  Free Access 

BOLAR - Bath and Highland residents interested in basic firefighter training are encouraged to contact Bolar Volunteer Fire Department by Friday, June 20.Chief Matt Radcliffe said he is trying to compile a list of names and asked volunteers or prospe More...

Awareness of proposed gas pipeline grows across region

MONTEREY — Highlanders are just beginning to grapple with the potential effects of Dominion’s proposed gas pipeline through the county. But elsewhere in Virginia, folks are taking a firm position and rallying in opposition.  More...

Dominion explains more about pipeline

MONTEREY — This week, The Recorder again spoke with Jim Norvelle, spokesman for Dominion Resources, concerning the proposed development of a gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina and crossing Highland.  More...

Hospital nears campaign goal

HOT SPRINGS — How do you raise $4 million in one of the least populated counties of Virginia?  Bath Community Hospital is doing it, and doing it fast.  It has almost reached its fund-raising goal for the “Bring It Home” ca More...

Hiking, biking, birding focus for tourism talk

MONTEREY — A good map goes a long way, and Highland needs more of them to offer visitors.  The county’s tourism council discussed numerous ways clear maps with helpful descriptions would benefit visitors in everything from bird watch More...

Correction

Referring to a quote in “Gas Pipeline Details Uncertain,” stating that gas from the proposed Dominion pipeline could be sold overseas, Dominion spokesman Jim Norvelle said that the pipeline would not be built to transport natural gas to a More...

Workshops to educate Baby Boomers on Social Security

MONTEREY — Two educational workshops titled “Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income,” have been scheduled for 6 p.m., on Wednesday June 18 at the Highland County Public Library, More...

Obituaries

ELLEN MAREE RIGGAN WEBB

WAYNESBORO — Ellen Maree Riggan Webb passed away at sunrise, on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the home of Danise and John Fisher, where she had lived since 2012.  She was born April 3, 1928, in Surry County, the daughter of Jesse Thomas and E More...

PERMELIA ANNE JONES

McDOWELL — Permelia Anne Jones, 98, of McDowell, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014 at her home.  She was born July 31, 1915 in Monterey, a daughter of the late Ernest Buck and Sally Juanita Herold Whitelaw.  Mrs. More...

Sports

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The Allegheny Highlands Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association welcomed the area’s new fall Virginia Tech students and their families at a “tailgate” dinner in their honor, More...

On Campus

HARRISONBURG — The post season honors continue to come in for Jailyn Ford of James Madison University as she was named the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) softball pitcher-of-the-year last week.  More...

Saints have announced schedule

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. ­— The New Orleans Saints have announced their practice schedule for their upcoming NFL training camp at The Greenbrier resort.  The Saints will be at the resort from July 24-Aug. 13. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • June 1 — Deputy Michael Colaw performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway near Bath House Hill.  • June 1 — Deputy Todd Fry, Deputy Thomas McRoberts, and Colaw checked on three overdue individuals.&nbs More...

Early Files

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Sergeant Warren C. Ralston U.S. Army 315th Infantry Regiment 79th Infantry Division entered the service from Washington, D.C. More...

Coal shortages forcing cutbacks

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 2, 1978 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

JUNE 11, 1964

• Kenneth Kepler, a senior theology student at Columbia Seminary in Atlanta, Ga., has been assigned by Lexington Presbytery to serve Monterey, Beulah, Pisgah and Crabbottom Presbyterian Churches this summer. Mr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Donate, participate, support

There’s a truth about Bath County few want to talk about.  Bath has a fair share of wealthy residents and landowners. More...

Pictorial

We are delighted to see the long-awaited construction of the recreational access road linking U.S. 220 to the public swimming pool near completion. More...

Important tips for tombstone conservation

Tiptoe through the Tombstones

Second in a series   WARM SPRINGS – It’s rather sad.  Walk through any cemetery, and you will see stones that are crumbling, even broken in two. Lichen and moss have crawled onto, sometimes almost consumed, the stones. More...


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