May 12, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Highland High gets lifesaving lesson

MONTEREY — Just in time for prom weekend, Highland High School students got an up-close-and-personal glimpse of what happens during a fatal collision caused by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  State trooper Todd Brendel or More...

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Monterey Town Council

• Monterey Town Council voted last Thursday to proceed with a survey by Jeff Hiner, who quoted less than $1,000 for diagramming a proposed sewer line to Tom Wilson’s home.   More...

Bank sale’s effects on town unknown

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, Monterey Town Council approved advertising a fiscal 2017 budget proposal with expenses totaling $124,195 — a slight decrease from the current budget of $125,215 — and a proposed public works budget of $206, More...

Event touts farming as way to meet new demands, health, economic development

Saturday’s seminar sold out

MONTEREY — A special event takes place Saturday here in Highland — one that brings the farm-to-table movement to the forefront.  More...

County, school budgets approved

Bath to see no tax increases

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County tax rates of 48 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate and 35 cents per 100 on personal property will not increase for the 2016-17 fiscal year.  Tuesday, the board of supervisors approved a general f More...

Health insurance costs jump; EMT instructor out of budget

WARM SPRINGS — An anticipated increase in health insurance costs for Bath County government and school employees has turned out to be more than expected.  More...

Natural Retreats requests approved

WARM SPRINGS — Natural Retreats can now officially move ahead with its plans for development near the Jefferson Pools.  The board of supervisors approved the company’s request to rezone 16.5 acres from A-2, agricultural general; to R More...

Cooperative addresses concerns about phone book

MONTEREY — Highland Telephone Cooperative held its annual stockholders meeting last Friday with about 55 people attending. Elected for a three-year term to May 2019 were Gene Dever and incumbent Richard A. Simmons. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Highland High School student Allison Stump has been chosen to attend the Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour 2016 in Washington, D.C., June 4-8. More...

HHS seniors honored by club

STAUNTON — On Tuesday, May 3, Highland High School seniors Rhonda Obaugh and Cesar Ruiz were honored with the High School Code of Ethics Award by the Staunton Rotary Club.  More...

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On Thursday, April 28, the Highland High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted new members Katie Amirault and Michael Lotts. More...

Home & Property

Council to create cell phone ‘hot spot’ in McDowell

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland County Tourism Council voted to pay for a $1,000 cell phone extender at the Highland Museum in McDowell.  The Economic Development Authority initially proposed the idea, and the historical society gave permi More...

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Highland Tourism Council

• Monday, the Highland tourism council welcomed Gene Dever as a new member-elect. His appointment awaits votes of approval by the Economic Development Authority and county supervisors. More...

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Crew members from WSLS television station in Roanoke were at The Highland Center recently interviewing tourism council chair Donna Bedwell and Economic Development Authority member Robin Sullenberger More...

Letters

Kudos to Highland’s animal control officer

Editor, The Recorder,  I would like to give thanks to one of Highland County’s unsung heroes, Garry Smith, our county’s Animal Control Officer.  More...

Pipeline variation would destroy area landscape

Editor, The Recorder,  We would like to thank Warm Springs supervisor Matt Ratcliffe for supporting our community in the fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Residents encouraged to pipe up about pipeline

Editor, The Recorder,  The conversation continues, and expands.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Mock accidents aren’t easy to pull off, but they’re worth it. More...

Check personal agendas at the door, please

We don’t know why, but something is gnawing at some of our Bath County leaders when it comes to the subject of economic development.  More...

Breaking News - 5/18/2016 4:06 PM

TDS outage planned Saturday morning  Free Access 

HOT SPRINGS — TDS Telecom has been notified by a national provider that maintenance work will be performed in New York on Saturday, May 21. It will impact the internet service of TDS Telecom customers in Hot Springs, Va. More...

Bath County board officially opposes pipeline

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors unanimously went on record Tuesday in opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...

Bath tourism projects completed

WARM SPRINGS — Thanks to a $25,000 grant the Bath County Office of Tourism received from the Virginia Tourism Corp., three projects to promote the county to prospective visitors are complete.  More...

Bath landowner urges extension of pipeline scoping

WARM SPRINGS — A Bath County landowner filed an official request to federal regulators this week, asking to increase the amount of time people can comment on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...

Dominion modifies proposed pipeline

MONTEREY — More changes. Dominion has once again adjusted its realigned Atlantic Coast Pipeline route proposed to cross Bath and Highland counties. More...

Youth council awards $5,000 to local groups

MONTEREY — The first winners of Highland County Youth Philanthropy Council grants were announced May 4.  Dan Layman, CEO of the sponsoring organization, Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, opened the presentation held at The Hi More...

Historic home, building tour is Saturday in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — As part of the 225th anniversary celebration for Bath County, the Bath County Historical Society is holding a historic home and building tour in the eastern part of the county Saturday.  The tour will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Radio in midst of ‘Spinitron’ week

MONTEREY – You may hear DJs mention this is a reporting or “Spinitron” week May 9-15 at Allegheny Mountain Radio. More...

Highland landowner speaks for conservation programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Highland County man was among several landowners in the Chesapeake Bay watershed who recently traveled to Washington, D.C. More...

Obituaries

JODY WAYNE SHIFFLETT

HARRISONBURG — Jody Wayne Shifflett, 35, of Harrisonburg, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 5, 2016 at his home.  He was born July 9, 1980, the son of Phillip and Connie Arbogast Shifflett.  More...

DENNIS S. MOCK

MT. PLEASANT, Tenn. — Dennis Simon Mock, 86, formerly of the Williamsville community of Highland County, Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2016. Mr. More...

WILLIAM E. LESTER

SYKESVILLE, Md. — William Edward Lester, 87, of Reisterstown, Md., died Monday, May 9, 2016 at Homestead of Sykesville.  He was born Dec. More...

Sports

Stuart Hall takes 2 from Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County soccer teams battled rain and cold temperatures last Thursday to face Stuart Hall. The girls fell 3-0 while the boys lost 4-2.  More...

Rams strong at JR meet

Lotts breaks school record again!

BUCHANAN — The Pioneer District track meet was held last Wednesday at James River, and for the Rams, it was a solid performance, including another school record in the shot put. More...

River dominates soccer games

BUCHANAN — The Bath County soccer teams were on the road Tuesday night, traveling to James River. The boys’ and girls’ teams both lost 8-0. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • May 1 — Sgt. Smith responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident in Hot Springs.  • May 1 — Dep. More...

Early Files

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The top vocational teacher and student were presented awards by Principal Basham at the recent Bath County High School awards program. Standing is Mrs. More...

Grandmother produces gospel songs

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 14, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

MAY 12, 1966

• Some 500 women from the Seventh District, Virginia Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs, met Thursday at Monterey United Methodist Church. Mrs. H. More...


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