August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Lions propose courthouse tower clocks

MONTEREY — Tuesday, supervisors heard from members of the Monterey Lions Club who propose installing clocks in the faces of the county courthouse cupola.  More...

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Highland County Planning Commission

• Last Thursday, the Highland County Planning Commission heard a staff recommendation to consider eliminating the conservation overlay district from the proposed zoning ordinance revision. More...

Avian expert to speak at bird club meeting

BOLAR — The Bath-Highland Bird Club’s next meeting on Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. will feature Dr. Ashley Peele, who will speak on the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas project.  More...

Accovac will host Christian conference

MILLBORO SPRINGS — Camp Accovac will host the Virginia Advent Christian Conference Aug. 12-14.  The theme for the weekend will be “Christ the Solid Rock.” The guest speaker will be the Rev. More...

New programs debut on radio

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain radio announces new programs ready to air this month. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools will request unanticipated revenue

MILLBORO — Bath school officials will ask for more than $330,000 in unanticipated revenue to be returned to the schools by the board of supervisors. The school board voted unanimously to request the money Tuesday.  More...

Bath schools exceed testing benchmarks

MILLBORO — Bath County school superintendent Sue Hirsh said something Tuesday she has been waiting for several years to say — all three Bath schools will be fully accredited for 2016-17.  More...

Schools prepare for opening day

MILLBORO — The principals of Bath’s three schools told the school board Tuesday the schools are virtually ready for the return of students Aug. 17. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH COUNTY  Friday, Aug. 5 • Bingo, Cavern Valley Community Center, Burnsville, 7 p.m.   More...

Home & Property

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Ingevity recently hosted a picnic for the residents of Boys Home of Virginia, Covington, marking the end of a successful school year. More...

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The Burnsville United Methodist Church Youth Group met Sunday, July 31 for an evening of games, fellowship and devotion. More...

Tele-health services get big boost in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Mark R. Warner and Sen. Tim Kaine have announced the U.S. More...

Letters

Proposed pipeline will ruin lives, God’s earth

Editor, The Recorder,  Please cancel any pipeline procedure to the Virginia land, forests, rivers, mountains, wildlife, families, homes, natural wildlife and all of God’s Earth!  More...

This letter writer is one of the ‘78 percent’

Editor, The Recorder,  I wish to respond to Wes Maupin’s letter to The Recorder last week.  Yes, I am one of the 78 percent who believes that America is headed in the wrong direction.  This country was founded by men who believed More...

Installing pipeline in winter irresponsible

Editor, The Recorder,  Dominion recently announced that it plans to construct the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in the winter. More...

Pipeline’s harmful impacts inescapable, Dominion says

MONTEREY — Wildlife and habitats in Virginia could suffer unavoidable adverse impacts from construction of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a Dominion reply to a federal regulatory directive shows. More...

Planners review lighting proposal

MONTEREY — A draft county ordinance to regulate lighting in business, light industrial zoning districts, and for certain conditional use permits went to the Highland County Planning Commission last Thursday. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Mike Henry of the Virginia Department of Transportation, Lexington Residency, reported on roadwork to Highland County supervisors Tuesday, including: grading dirt roads; removing storm felled trees; ditching on Route 614 south; starting the se More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Aug. 9, Bath County Courthouse Room 115 Closed Session 5:30 p.m., regular meeting 7 p.m.   More...

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Linda Puhle of Millboro won a second-place ribbon in the Machine Quilted Small category for her quilt, Garden Twist (left), and she won a second-place ribbon in the Original Design category for her qu More...

Library Notes

• Thank you to all who came out to our inventory clearance used book sale in July. We sent more than 2,300 books out the door and earned $686 in the process. Not bad for a 25-cent sale. More...

Discover family roots with new library system

LEXINGTON — All branches of Rockbridge Regional Library System have a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. More...

Obituaries

ILA C. CLAYTOR

CLIFTON FORGE — Ila Chestnut Claytor, 79, of 115 Meadows of Wilson Court, Clifton Forge, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born Aug. More...

HELEN HOOVER

HOT SPRINGS — Helen Pauline McElwee Hoover, 86, of Hot Springs, died Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs.  She was born Sept. More...

Sports

100 miles in 100 days challenge ends

MONTEREY — Pouring rain didn’t damper the spirits of the handful of participants who attended the last day of the 100 Mile/100 Day challenge Sunday at the Highland pool complex. More...

Bath County’s Tennant wins at Natural Bridge

NATURAL BRIDGE — The 34 car returned to Victory Lane at Natural Bridge Speedway Saturday, July 23 after 37 years in mothballs.  More...

Bath native lands head coaching job

FREDRICKSBURG — Growing up in Bath County, Billy Thomas played and excelled in all sports. After his playing days were over, he quickly learned that football was an itch he couldn’t avoid. More...

Early Files

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Students in the Summer Youth Employment program in Highland County are renovating Highland Elementary School in Monterey. More...

Vocational donor pledge accepted for Bath County

Editor’s note: The following article was first published in the Oct. 10, 1974 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 4, 1966

• Sheriff Glen Hammer jailed four area youths at about 11 p.m. Monday on charges of spotlighting and killing a deer out of season. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Let there be dark

It’s encouraging — so far, Highlanders have expressed little objection that we’ve heard to a “dark skies” ordinance. Maybe the stars are aligned for this to happen.  More...

Pictorial

Stay alert! We’re excited to welcome participants to the 2016 Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge, which begins at 8 a.m. this Saturday in front of the high school parking lot. More...

Hummingbird suet — not on the shelves

Meadowdale Musings

One of my old friends from the early days following my escape from high school had sayings he had picked up from a psychology class. It was a trick the teacher employed to see if anyone was paying attention.  More...


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