March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

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The Marching Chargers, the Bath County High School Band, traveled to Orlando, Fla., and performed in the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Disney World on Feb. 24. See more photos, page 24. More...

New services coming to lake

LAKE MOOMAW — Royal Elk Park Management Inc., based in Hollister, Calif., will manage the popular Lake Moomaw/ Bolar Mountain Recreation Area this year. More...

Learn about cyber-bullying at Bath school program

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County Public Schools, the Department of Social Services and Rockbridge Area Community Services will host cyber-bullying presentations by Jerry Ackerman in all three schools on Thursday, March 23.  More...

Irish music featured Sunday

COVINGTON — An “Afternoon of Celtic Hymns and Tunes” will be a prelude to St. More...

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Monterey Town Council

• During its meeting last Thursday, March 2, Highland Center executive director Betty Mitchell invited the Monterey Town Council to a presentation this week by IMADE3D, the Blue Grass 3-D printer and education company, which is ramping up hires More...

Websites provide wealth of logging safety info

WARM SPRINGS — Logging is the most dangerous occupation in the United States. The excessive risk to loggers requires an exceptionally strong emphasis on proper training and workplace safeguards. More...

Tours resume at Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE — The Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge is once again offering tours of the 1905 Historic landmark due to popular requests.  More...

County begins budget talks

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors began budget deliberations Tuesday, March 7, after receiving a 2018- 19 spending plan proposed to rise 6 percent above current levels. More...

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The Burnsville United Methodist Church youth group met Friday, Feb. 17 for its monthly meeting; there were 20 children in attendance. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland schools propose 2018-19 budget

MONTEREY — Monday, Highland County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. More...

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Highland County School Board

• On Monday, March 6, the Highland school board approved a revised 2018- 19 employee salary scale applying to teachers, secretaries, instructional assistants, custodians and cafeteria staff. More...

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On Feb. 23, new members Hannah Adams, Sydney Armstrong, Abby Hylton and Will Thomas were inducted into the Highland High School Educo Chapter of the National Honor Society. More...

Home & Property

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The Bath County High School Marching Band headed south for Florida Feb. 21- 26 to lead the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom in Orlando Feb. 24. More...

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Pictured in their farm costumes are members of this year’s Destination Imagination team. From left are: Adelaide Baxter, Seth Redd, Ellie Lambert, Aletheia Robertson, and Ashlynn Minnigh. More...

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On Saturday, March 4, friends and family of Patty LaCour of Millboro hosted a cakewalk fundraiser at Life Line Ministries gym. LaCour is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 lung cancer. More...

Letters

Pipeline project will affect property values

Editor, The Recorder, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission states in the draft Environmental Impact Statement that, based on literature reviews and discussions with real estate appraisers, they conclude that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would not More...

Contractor urges FERC to approve pipeline project

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Dominion Resources’ proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.   More...

Observation on watching Christian hypocrisy

Editor, The Recorder,  I was mistaken; I thought everything Mr. Earl Cutlip wrote was for our entertainment, but in his last submission to The Recorder, he stated otherwise.  More...

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Monday evening, from VDOT

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY  More...

Mountaintop removal worries neighborhood

MILL GAP – He’s for the proposed pipeline, but not the route. More...

Warm Springs candidates seek role on county board  Free Access 

MITCHELLTOWN — Connie Taylor Simmons and Bart Perdue, candidates for the Warm Springs district seat on the Bath County Board of Supervisors, answered questions about local issues at a forum at The Recorder’s Mitchelltown office on March 1 More...

Corrections

• In last week’s article on volunteer groups helping during disasters. Bath County LEPC co-chair Harold King was incorrectly referred to as Harold Bell.  More...

Library Notes

• Does the unseasonably warm weather make you anxious to get your garden started? Let us help you! The Little Switzerland Seed Savers Library is offering a gardening workshop, “Starting Seeds Indoors,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 2. More...

Meth awareness class coming soon

WARM SPRINGS – Methamphetamine. More...

Town gets update on park project

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, March 2, Highland Center executive director Betty Mitchell updated Monterey Town Council on the community park project.  Lorrain McCune, who has a background working on build-outs for the U.S. More...

1925 piano finds home at theatre

CLIFTON FORGE — An area treasure has found a permanent home in the Historic Masonic Theatre. More...

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Highland County Supervisors

• Tuesday, March 7, supervisor David Blanchard reported he spoke with county attorney Melissa Dowd about sending a follow-up letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to address the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route in time for the More...

Prescribed burn planned

WARM SPRINGS – The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests provide habitat for thousands of species across Virginia and West Virginia, including nearly 300 threatened, endangered, sensitive and locally rare wildlife and plants.  More...

‘Volcano Kids’ enjoyed creative competition

MONTEREY — It was an exciting weekend for 12 Highland County children who competed in the Destination Imagination Regional Tournament in Crozet on Feb. 25. More...

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On March 1, the Stonewall Ruritan Club welcomed three new members. From left are: Wes Maupin, Stonewall Ruritan president, Mary Robinson, Kay Crider and Greg Robinson. More...

Obituaries

BRENDA WOODS

SALEM — Brenda Lawhorn Woods, 68, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at LewisGale Medical Center.  She was the wife of Lewie Jennings Woods.  She was born May 14, 1948 in Covington, a daughter of the late Ernest McClintic a More...

MARY DOUGLAS MCCOY DURHAM

HOT SPRINGS — Mary Douglas Mc- Coy Durham, 87, of Cowpasture River Highway, Millboro, died Saturday March 4, 2017 at Bath Community Hospital.  She was born May 1, 1929 in Clifton Forge, a daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Douglas McCoy.& More...

CARRIE BETH VANDEVANDER HERN

MIDDLEBROOK — Carrie Beth Vandevander Hern, 37, of 322 Benson Hollow Road passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 in Staunton.  Ms. More...

Sports

Peewee basketball tourney held in Highland

The Marlinton Timberwolves hoist their hard-earned first place trophy triumphantly after a three-way tie with Bath and Highland on Saturday, March 4. More...

Ford playing in Japan

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County native Jailyn Ford had a successful debut in her first season of professional softball last year. This year, she will be playing in two leagues on opposite sides of the world.  More...

Hall of Fame program is March 18

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Athletic Hall of Fame will induct eight new members in its class of 2017.  The group includes Valley High grads Frank Hepler and the late Urban “Jake” Cleek and Bath County graduates Rayna, Chris a More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County   • Feb. 19 — Deputy Randozzo responded to tree in roadway on Pig Run Road.  • Feb. 19 — Randozzo responded to an automobile on fire at Dan Ingalls Overlook.  • Feb. More...

Early Files

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The 1992 Highland Maple Queen and her court flash winning smiles for the judges and approximately 325 people attending the contest on Saturday night. More...

Cavers saved from underground

Editors note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 20, 1995 edition of The Recorder and was written by Margo Oxendine. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 9, 1967

• Highlanders are busily preparing for the ninth annual Maple Festival, which gets under way this weekend, March 11-12, and continues March 18-19. More...


Summer Guide 2017