June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Highland Masonic Lodge welcomes Grand Master

MONTEREY — Nearly 100 Masons and their spouses turned out for a first in recent Highland County memory — a visit by the Grand Master of Masons in Virginia. More...

Old Fashioned Day held Saturday

Jackie Stephenson and Susan Griffin sold baked goods at Old Fashioned Day last Saturday. All proceeds from sales benefited the Bath County Historical Society. (Recorder photo by David Cockerham) More...

Council approves town budget

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council approved a $337,237 fiscal 2017 spending plan Thursday, up 6.3 percent from the current budget of $317,185.  More...

Cooling assistance available for Highland residents

MONTEREY — Beginning June 15, cooling assistance is available for eligible households. Cooling assistance provides purchase or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment. More...

Get gardening, kids

MONTEREY – Local organizations are partnering to present a summer gardening program for area youth.  The Highland Center, Highland County Public Library and Highland 4-H will sponsor weekly school garden activities based on the national Ju More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland County supervisors appointed the following individuals to county panels: Gene Dever, for a term expiring Dec. More...

Update on Buster, the dime store turtle

MONTEREY — Rudolph Siron was surprised to find the article about his dime-store turtle, Buster, published in last week’s Recorder, in the June 2 Early Files.  He called The Recorder Tuesday morning to report that Buster lived to be 3 More...

Special Sections

Schools

Scholarships awarded

HOT SPRINGS — The following scholarships totaling more nearly $90,000 were awarded to Bath County High School students last week.  • Bath-Highland Lioness Club — Lindsay Malcolm, $500.  • Bolar Ruritan Club — Jen More...

Highland High School Class of 2016

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Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • May 29 — Dep. McRoberts and Sgt. More...

Early Files

Deeds to run for seat in house

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 7, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

JUNE 9, 1966

• Teachers for the summer Head Start program for kindergarten-age children were named by the Highland County School Board in its Monday session. They are Mrs. James W. Moon, Monterey; Mrs. Dixie L. More...

25 years ago

JUNE 7, 1991

• McDowell resident Glenn “Pappy” Darnell finally got his day at the races. Sunday, May 19, he entered the Sportsman 100 at the Charlotte Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. More...

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Homecoming!  Free Access 

Union Chapel Church on Maple Sugar Road, between Hightown and Blue Grass, will hold its homecoming service on  More...

Pipeline route ‘prescription for disaster’

MONTEREY — The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline rerouting should fail because it would endanger karst topography, groundwater, trout steams and protected species, concluded Rick Lambert of the Highland County Cave Survey. More...

County EMTs get state kudos  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Two Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad emergency medical technicians have earned recognition from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services. More...

Judge Filson exits JDR bench

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday that Judge Anita Filson has departed as juvenile and domestic relations court judge in Highland.  Filson has been selected as 25th district circuit court presiding judge, More...

Bath landowners rally against proposed pipeline

WARM SPRINGS — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s June 2 deadline for public comments yielded more wide-ranging environmental and economic concerns from landowners who oppose the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Groups send feds litany of concerns

MONTEREY — Citizens groups and public and private agencies sent lengthy concerns about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency last week. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors

Tuesday, June 14 • 7 p.m. Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 • Presentation — Senate Resolution recognizing Bath County’s 225th anniversary. More...

Older adults can apply for coupons to farmers markets

During June, older adults with limited income will be eligible to receive $40 in coupons to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs at the Highland Farmers Market in Monterey, and the Bath County Farmers Market in Hot Springs More...

AMR welcomes volunteers

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain Radio welcomes new DJ-in-training volunteers. Josh Cook, a soil scientist who recently moved to Pocahontas County with his family, has been sitting in during Traffic Jam on Tuesday afternoons, learning the ropes. More...

Obituaries

OLEN CARROLL SIRON SR.

SWOOPE —Olen Carroll Siron Sr., 83, widower of Nancy Lee Weaver Siron, of 1507 Hewitt Road, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.  Mr. More...

Sports

Photos

Highland’s Emma Harman drove home the winning run with a base hit in the 7th inning. The students pulled off a come from behind win, 18-17. (Recorder photo by David Cockerham) More...

Bath County preparing for 13th annual triathlon

HOT SPRINGS — It’s that time of year again. More...

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The Highland Braves 8 and under Rookie team won the 2016 West Augusta Cal Ripken Baseball League championship for regular season play consisting of 15 games in McDowell, Churchville, and Craigsville. More...

Home & Property

New attendance policy working

HOT SPRINGS — Changes to the attendance policy for Bath County High School worked well this year, principal Sarah Rowe told the Bath school board Tuesday.  Superintendent Sue Hirsh said the revisions were designed to emphasize the importan More...

All Bath County schools to be fully accredited, officials say

HOT SPRINGS — Superintendent Sue Hirsh announced Tuesday that results received so far from Standards of Learning testing indicate all three Bath County schools will be fully accredited when results are officially released in August.  More...

Library Notes

• It’s summer reading time! More...

Letters

Resident urges FERC to share all comments

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted June 2 to Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and shared with The Recorder. Ms. Bose:  More...

Past behavior indicator of one’s future behavior

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Listener suggests improving dispatchers

Editor, The Recorder,  I am a new resident in this area. I have lived in many locales from the Pacific Northwest to our Northeast to the deep south. This is a wonderful area to live in. The people are friendly, helpful and energetic. More...


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