September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Fighter pilot remembered

DEERFIELD — Following a fighter jet crash near Deerfield last Wednesday, search teams found the remains of Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr. He had not ejected prior to the crash, as searchers had hoped.  More...

Governor touts benefits of Dominion pipeline

RICHMOND — Tuesday morning, Gov. Terry McAuliffe held a press conference to announce that Dominion had been chosen by Duke Energy to build its proposed tri-state gas pipeline.  More...

Reunion

Arbogast family

GROTTOES — The annual Arbogast family and friends reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 17 at Grand Caverns Park in Grottoes.  More...

In Brief ...

• Highland supervisors agreed to invite the local advisory council for senior services to its Sept. 20 work session after learning Tuesday of concerns about the departure of Valley Program for Aging Services CEO Paul Lavigne. More...

2014 Highland County Fair winners are ...

Hardworking 4-H’ers stood side by side during the show. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools seek parking lot improvements

MILLBORO — A project to improve the parking lot at Bath County High School took another step forward Tuesday.  More...

Principals report on school openings

MILLBORO — The principals of Bath County’s three schools reported on the beginning of the school year to the school board Tuesday.  More...

In Brief...

Bath School Board

• At the Bath school board’s meeting Tuesday, superintendent Sue Hirsh reported enrollment in grades K-12 at 568 students, seven below the budgeted number of 575. More...

Sports

Bath learns tough lessons in opener

HOT SPRINGS — Sometimes lots of little things can add up to big things, and that’s what Bath County football coach Will Fields said happened to his team in its season opener Friday night.  More...

Photo

Members of the Bath County High School marching band and color guard, along with the fans in attendance, released 500 balloons in memory of Ali Wolfe before Friday night’s football game. More...

BCHS struggle against FD

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County struggled to mount any kind of attack Tuesday night and lost in straight sets to Fort Defiance to fall to 0-2 on the young season.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Aug. 24 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts conducted a traffic stop on Main Street, Hot Springs.  • Aug. 24 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to Pinehurst Heights Road for report of gunshots.  • Aug. More...

Letters

Association’s event a ‘smashing’ success

Editor, The Recorder,  We want to thank your reporter, Margo Oxendine, for attending and taking pictures of our “Hi Neighbor” day. We also thank your newspaper for printing her pictures showing the various events.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Superhighway: A done deal?

Amid glad-handing and inferred pats on the back, we learned this week that Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility holding company, has given Dominion the nod to build its proposed interstate natural gas pipeline, a veritable north-south &ldq More...

Pictorial

Fair association president Raymond Lightner and treasurer Alice Shumate smiled during this year’s fair. And they should. This was one of the best fairs in years. More...

Cowpasture River watershed: An invaluable resource

Natural Heritage

Editor’s note: The following essay is the first in a five-year series on water resources stewardship in the Cowpasture River Watershed, sponsored by the Cowpasture River Preservation Association and published by The Recorder.  More...

Breaking News - 9/5/2014 8:59 AM

Seminar could help landowners affected by pipeline route  Free Access 

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. More...

Pipeline proposal receives backing of states, utilities

Highland group issues strong protest, calls local study route ‘irresponsible’

MONTEREY — Despite dismissing rumors last week that a decision was eminent, Dominion announced Tuesday its decision to build a proposed interstate natural gas transmission pipeline.  A decision has been awaited since mid- May, when Dominio More...

Defendants sentenced in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – A defendant dubbed “dumb” by the judge won’t be driving a motorcycle anytime soon.  Bradley Crickenberger, 23, faced two felony charges of eluding law enforcement officers. More...

Correction

The delicious beef provided for the “Taste of Highland” meal recently was provided by Hollow Hill Farm and Church Hill Produce. More...

Rescue incentive options presented

MONTEREY — Tuesday, Highland supervisors heard new proposals for volunteer rescue squad incentive programs.  Chris Vernovai, who was recently hired as the county’s director of emergency services, presented options that would provide More...

Library Notes

• Fundraising season is upon us at the library and our annual mailings went out this week. We are highly dependent on local donations to provide the services we do. More...

4H and FFA LIVESTOCK SHOW

DEPARTMENT A Beef and Goats  All first place winners are listed unless otherwise noted. All Sections and/or Classes with no entries have been omitted.   More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 9/8/2014 8:29 AM

Lucinda Hiner Beverage  Free Access 

Lucinda Hiner BeverageMONTEREY — Lucinda Hiner Beverage, 95, of Monterey, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at Westport Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.  Ms. Beverage was born Jan. More...

JAMES ‘JIM’ A. BEVERAGE

BURNSVILLE — James “Jim” A. Beverage, 51, of Burnsville, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at his residence.  He was born Sept. 15, 1962 in Waynesboro, the son of the late Gene A. More...

LAWRENCE LEE ‘TOBY’ FERTIG

MONTEREY — Lawrence Lee “Toby” Fertig, 56, of Monterey passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Mr. Fertig was born Dec. 6, 1957, a son of the late Nathan J. More...

Home & Property

Photo

On Sunday, Aug. 31, two members of the Burnsville United Methodist Church were recognized for Sunday school perfect attendance in the past year (August-August). More...

Ruffed Grouse Society creates habitat through campaign

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. More...

Methoterian Cook-Off set

McDOWELL — The fifth annual Methoterian (Methodist and Presbyterian) Cook- Off Throw Down to raise money for the Word of Faith Food Bank will be on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 3-5:30 p.m., at McDowell Presbyterian Church.  More...

Early Files

First & Citizens Bank helping pupils learn decimals, percentages

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 24, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER. 3, 1964

• The State Comptrollers office has mailed checks to Virginia counties, cities and towns for their share of the profits from the 1963-64 state whisky store sales. Total payment was $11,605. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 24, 1989

• A petition is being circulated in Highland County seeking support for a November referendum that would change the manner in which school board members are appointed. More...


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