November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Thank you Veterans for your service: past, present, future

Veterans were honored on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Highland County Public School Cafeteria. More...

Highland man makes national news

MONTEREY — Associated Press News quoted a Highland resident and Atlantic Coast Pipeline opponent in a national news story published Monday.  The story reported about President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline prop More...

Correction

• The article last week about Highland elections should have said that unopposed commonwealth’s attorney Melissa Dowd received 959 votes. Also, the number of votes for Judy Hupman for court clerk was 66 in Mill Gap, not 56 as reported. More...

Council tweaks motorcycle map

Wintertide schedule announced

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland Tourism Council hosted Robbie Huff and Jennifer Wood Monroe of the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission to review map projects.  More...

Town briefed on plan for former Ernie’s building

MONTEREY – Monterey Town Council members have agreed to conduct a joint public hearing with the planning commission next week about a prospective new business at a familiar Highland landmark.  Council met last Thursday, Nov. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Monterey Town Council welcomed Denise Botkin-Simmons as its newest member during a meeting last Thursday. She was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Cody Cohen. • Council agreed to look into the feasibility of extending a sewer line. More...

New food vendor honors Rams booster

MONTEREY — A new food trailer offering wings, tacos and New Jersey specialties will start serving today, Nov. 12, at Thrive Farm in Monterey.  More...

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The Friends of the Bath County Public Library sponsored a petting zoo at this year’s Pumpkin Promenade Saturday, Oct. 24. More...

Retired educators’ group meets

MONTEREY — The Bath-Highland Retired Educators’Association met recently at Hull’s Hideaway. More...

Meth makers sentenced in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – Three of the people arrested in a Burnsville meth lab bust in April were tried in Bath Circuit Court Friday.  More...

Young is interim RACS director

LEXINGTON — John Young, who has been the Rockbridge Area Community Services adult services clinical director for the past 11 years, is the organization’s new interim executive director.  Dennis Cropper retired as executive director o More...

Special Sections

Sports

Skovira’s field goal gives Chargers overtime win

BUENA VISTA — Jesse Skovira’s fourth field goal of the game Friday night came in overtime and lifted Bath County to a 20-17 come from behind road win over Parry McCluer. More...

Runners end season at regional meet

BRISTOL — The Bath County cross country team sent six runners to the 1A West Regional cross country meet in Bristol last Wednesday, and it was the Chargers’ final meet of the year as none of their runners qualified for the state meet.&nbs More...

Blanchard qualifies for regionals

EARLYSVILLE — Highland’s Grace Blanchard placed 40th out of 94 runners in the 1A East Regional cross country meet Nov. 3 at Panorama Farm with a time of 25:32. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  Nov. 1 — Deputy Michael Colaw responded to The Homestead for a report of a missing person.  Nov. 1 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts responded to an activated residential burglar alarm at Terrill Turnpike.  Nov. More...

Early Files

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This bear traveled over several mountains, from West Virginia’s Pocahontas County to Monterey and on to Staunton, in hopes of finding a home in the Staunton Park, all to no avail. More...

Director credited with success of Bath County’s band program

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 11, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 11, 1965

• Ernie Townsend of Mill Gap and Waynesboro was hospitalized following a 2 a.m. Sunday wreck two miles south of Mill Gap on Route 84. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Trust eroding even further

Were you left shaking your head? So were we.  Dominion’s back and forth with the U.S. More...

Pictorial

The annual tradition of honoring veterans in Highland, in addition to the elementary school’s Veterans Day program, has raised awareness here about honoring and respecting our military men and More...

True colors

Wonders of the Woods A closer look at our natural world

Many times in nature, what we assume by outside appearance to be a certainty can, by further inspection, prove to be something entirely different. The old adage, “You can’t judge a book by its cover” is another way of saying it. More...

USFS: Dominion jumped gun on proposed route

MONTEREY — The U.S. Forest Service warned federal energy regulators last week that Dominion may not be playing by the rulebook when it comes to route selection for its proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...

Staggered terms decided in Bath

Cedar Creek, Millboro districts get two-year terms

WARM SPRINGS — Supervisors and school board members from the Cedar Creek and Millboro districts will serve two-year terms beginning Jan. 1. More...

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Big Fish Cidery owner Kirk Billingsley hosted his first tour Tuesday. More...

Supervisors hear reassessment update

WARM SPRINGS — The property reassessment in Bath County is proceeding smoothly, the Bath County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday.  More...

Bath, Highland land $30,000 broadband grant

Editor’s note: An incorrect version of this story was published last week; below is the correct information on this grant. The Recorder regrets the error. More...

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This year, the state governor’s mansion will be “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities” by featuring handcrafted Christmas decorations made by local artisans. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors appointed chair Claire Collins and James W. Bryan III to the Bath County Airport Authority. They replace supervisor Kevin Fry and Mike Hajaj, who have resigned.   More...

Calling all monsters!

MONTEREY — The Sundance Showcase will feature clogging with innovative twists at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Spring semester registration now under way at Dabney

CLIFTON FORGE — Registration for the spring semester has begun at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. More...

Moomaw boat launch closed

HOT SPRINGS — The Bolar Mountain boat launch and marina at the north end of Lake Moomaw will be closed until further notice.  The boat launches at Fortney Branch and Coles Point on the south end of the lake will remain open.  For addi More...

Another ‘Century Farm’ added in Highland Co.

MONTEREY — The Virginia Century Farm Program recognizes and honors farms that have been in operation for at least 100 consecutive years, and the generations of Virginia farm families whose diligent and dedicated efforts have maintained these fa More...

In brief ...

• Sheriff Tim Duff informed supervisors Tuesday that 14 truck rigs had begun entering Highland carrying equipment for the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative substation replacement and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative power generator project More...

Obituaries

ROBERT EUGENE ‘R.E.’ BOTKIN JR.

STAUNTON — Robert Eugene “R.E.” Botkin Jr., 55, of Staunton, passed away Monday, Nov. More...

CLAUDE M. SIMMONS

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Claude M. Simmons, 97, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg, Va.  He was born Aug. 2, 1918 in the Cave Community and was the son of the late Charles E. More...

PAUL EYE REXRODE

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Paul Eye Rexrode, 95, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at Pendleton Manor in Franklin, where he had resided since 2008. He was born March 27, 1920 at Deer Run, and was the son of the late Glenn W. More...

Home & Property

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Highland and Bath youth and adults enjoyed a field trip to Ingleside Dairy in Lexington recently to learn about technology in the dairy industry. More...

MUSTOE WEATHER STATION

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Radio announces programs

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain radio has some shows listeners will want to tune into in the coming days.  More...

Letters

Physical therapy staff praised, appreciated

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Bath Community Hospital’s physical therapy and wellness center, and shared with The Recorder.  Dear physical therapy workers,  More...

Election coverage in Recorder appreciated

Editor, The Recorder,  I wanted to thank The Recorder for the excellent pull-out section on this past election.  The interviews with each candidate were especially helpful as were the several pieces contrasting rival positions.  More...


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