October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Driver killed in crash

BACK CREEK — The driver of a car traveling at high speed that overturned and went down an embankment in western Highland was pronounced dead at the scene Friday night.  Brenton Ralph Olsen, 21, of Charlottesville was heading westbound on R More...

Town hall meeting draws light turnout

BY MIKE BOLLINGER • STAFF WRITER   WARM SPRINGS — The turnout Tuesday was the lightest of the three “town hall” meetings held by the board of supervisors this year. Eight people attended the meeting, held at 2 p.m. More...

Planners to press for pipeline control

MONTEREY — The Highland planning commission has agreed to pursue controls over pipelines and fracking.  This is the first time planners have considered Dominion Resources’ proposed 550-mile gas pipeline project that would cross Highl More...

Photos

2014 Little Master Highland Joseph Koal Will and Little Miss Highland Kristina Brooke Neil placed second in the floats category in the Treasure Mountain Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 20. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, Oct. 7 — VES @ 7 p.m. • Good news in Bath County Schools. • Approve consent agenda.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, Oct. 7 — VES, 7 p.m. • Good news in Bath County Schools. • Student representative’s report.  More...

Sports

Leemen roll past Bath County Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County trailed 41-0 at the end of the third quarter Friday night, and despite a late flurry in the fourth quarter fell 54-20 to visiting Robert E. Lee.  More...

Bath runners fare well

NEW CASTLE — The Charger cross country team ran its second meet of the season last Wednesday at Fenwick Mines. More...

Highland runs meet at Craig

NEW CASTLE— The Highland cross country team traveled to Fenwick Mines Recreation Area for a meet hosted by Craig County High School last Wednesday.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Sept. 21 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts and Deputy Todd Fry responded to a prowler call in Mitchelltown.  • Sept. More...

Early Files

Photo

These photographs of the McClung Mill on the bank of the Bullpasture River (about six miles below McDowell, in the Clover Creek area) were taken in July 1941. More...

Homestead hams reach popular market

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Feb. 28, 1974 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 1, 1964

• Officials of the Virginia Trout Company played hosts to 41 visiting French trout growers Tuesday afternoon. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Local control key to future

You’ve got to hand it to our county planning commissions. Over the years, their dedication to getting our zoning and land use regulations in place has been remarkable. More...

Pictorial

More than 100 well-wishers showed up at a reception for Bath County librarian Sharon Lindsay Monday afternoon. More...

Cowpasture River surface waters have ancient history

Natural Heritage

Editor’s note: The following essay is the second 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...

Dominion’s environmental, safety stances questioned

HRD gets pipeline update

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development chair Lew Freeman told the annual meeting of members Sunday the group’s agenda is dominated “not by our choice but by our circumstances.”  More...

Neighborhood improvement projects progressing

WARM SPRINGS — One neighborhood rehabilitation project in Bath County is nearing completion while another is in its beginning stages.  Angela Penn of Total Action for Progress, the community action agency that serves Bath, is the project m More...

Meals on Wheels expands to Stonewall District

MONTEREY — The Highland Senior Services Local Council on Sept. More...

Bath County attorney says raise was legal

WARM SPRINGS — Bath’s county administrator Ashton Harrison acted within the scope of his powers in giving an employee a $10,000 raise, an opinion from county attorney Michael Collins says.  Some citizens have spoken at board of super More...

Bath EDA hears financing options

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Economic Development Authority learned about ways it could help new and existing businesses last Thursday.  Dennis Burnett, executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, said, “Bath County ha More...

Siron coordinator for senior center

MONTEREY — Miss Hattie Siron has been named local coordinator for the senior activities center, which is being established in Highland County. The first meeting of the center was Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Maple Restaurant in Monterey. More...

Young man pleads guilty

WARM SPRINGS – There was a lesson to be learned in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday: Teenagers who contemplate having a night of “fun” that includes alcohol and/or marijuana should think carefully about the consequences.  More...

Obituaries

ALFRED CRIGLER

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Alfred Crigler, 82, of Franklin, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.  Born Sept. More...

LARRY WAYNE SMITH

McDOWELL — Larry Wayne Smith, 55, of McDowell, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Smith was born Jan. 23, 1959 in Harrisonburg, a son of the late Wilmer Carl and Irene Ober Smith.  More...

SANDRA LEE MCELWEE ROJSUONTIKUL

HOT SPRINGS — Sandra Lee McElwee Rojsuontikul, 59, of Locust Grove, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at Culpeper Regional Hospital.  She was born Sept. More...

Home & Property

Nelson landowners sue Dominion

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Five Nelson County residents have filed a lawsuit against natural gas pipeline company Dominion Transmission Inc., demanding a jury trial in federal U.S. More...

Attorneys practicing eminent domain law

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development has compiled a list of eminent domain attorneys in Virginia, from Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent source for finding and rating lawyers; 58 of the 60 listings have peer and client ratings.&n More...

Dominion posts maps, posters

MONTEREY — Those who attended the recent open house hosted by Dominion Resources can now find the materials presented online.  The informational posters and aerial maps from all 13 open houses that have been held in various localities the More...

Letters

Conversation with a veteran makes one think

Editor, The Recorder,  A conversation I had recently with a veteran that served in Afghanistan left me in tears and I hope it does you, as I try to condense it in the space allowed in this letter. More...

Don’t be taken in by Dominion’s promotion

Editor, The Recorder,  Attendance at the recent Dominion Resources public information meeting in Monterey (Sept. More...

Writer did not try to impose his own beliefs

Editor, The Recorder,  Mr. Cardwell was indeed correct, to a point, when he stated “the most dangerous ideology often our own” (Letters, The Recorder, Sept. 25). More...


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