March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Scholarship memorializes long-time Bath teacher

HEALING SPRINGS – Surely, many “old time” Bath County folks were saddened – and at least a little nostalgic – to learn Miss Martha Lou Herman had passed away Feb. 17 at the age of 83.  More...

Dominion maps USFS access roads, describes build-out for pipeline

MONTEREY — Dominion has issued a “draft biological evaluation” for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, promising safeguards and identifying access roads, describing construction techniques and wildlife habitat impacts on U.S. More...

Proposed pipeline’s potential impacts are many

MONTEREY — It almost reads like a warning list on a medication advertisement. More...

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Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge will present “Live At The Fillmore-Definitive Tribute to Original Allman Brothers” on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors

• During Tuesday’s meeting this week, the Bath County Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing and voted unanimously to restore fees for disposing demolition waste, which became effective at midnight on Tuesday. More...

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Highland County School Board

• Monday, the Highland County School Board convened its budget comment session, but there was no public comment on the proposed $4.4 million spending package for 2018-19, up from $4.3 million this year. Superintendent Dr. More...

Virginia Tech program can help area farmers

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech Small Farms Nutrient Management Program is ready to help this spring  More...

Bath supervisors approve historic survey

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to apply for the Virginia Department of Historic Resource’s state survey and planning cost share program, under which a historic survey of the Warm Springs and West Warm Sp More...

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Highland County Economic Development Authority

• Tuesday, during a called meeting following a closed session, the Highland County Economic Development Authority approved an incentive grant award of $5,000 to Big Fish Cider Co. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Left: Brooke Williams as “Cindy Lou Who” on dress-up day at HES, celebrating the great Dr. Seuss and his stories. More...

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Left: Highland Elementary School kindergarten and first grade students enjoyed a wonderful week with Dr. Seuss books, literary activities, and their favorite character dress-up day. More...

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Above: Kindergarten and first grade kids from Highland Elementary School recently visited Back Creek Farm’s Sugar Camp, owned by Pat and Valerie Lowry. More...

Early Files

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From left, Highland County Education Association executive members Nancy Vance, Julia Blanchard and Ginny Neil, proposed a 5-percent raise for teachers for 2006-07 at the Highland County School Board More...

Teachers propose pay raise

Editors note: The following article was gleaned from the March 10, 2006 edition of The Recorder and was written by James Jacenich. P. Lea Cambell Jr. was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

March 16, 1967

• Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.) has announced the Navy has budgeted $800,000 for construction this year at the Pendleton County Naval Communications Center at Sugar Grove. Sen. More...

Supervisor angry with citizens

Board chooses not to reappoint planning commission chair

WARM SPRINGS — Verbal fireworks reminiscent of last fall erupted during the Bath County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, when supervisor Stuart Hall hurled invective against all citizens who signed a recall petition against him. More...

Volunteers make festival happen

For Ruritans, community support critical to future

McDOWELL — “It’s a good day,” said Charles “Sonny” Varner on Saturday, the first day of the Maple Festival. “We’ll probably serve 1,300 today.” More...

Hospital seeks to upgrade Millboro clinic status

MILLBORO — Bath Community Hospital wants to upgrade its clinic in Millboro to a rural health clinic and has begun preliminary discussions with the Bath County Economic Development Authority, the owner of the clinic building.  BCH CEO Kathy More...

Correction

• The Highland school budget article last week should have stated the proposed 2018-17 instructional spending increase was 2.7 percent, the proposed starting salary was the same as the current one, and the increases in insurance and Virginia Ret More...

Hammer — Miller

WASHINGTON, N.C. — Ms. Connie Hammer of Burnsville, Va., announces the engagement of her daughter, Candace Marie, to Colin Patrick Miller, son of Toren and Angela Miller of Ashland, Va.  Candace is also the daughter of C.W. More...

Dominion filing lacks specificity, group says

MONTEREY — Lew Freeman, president of pipeline opponent Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance, offered some observations on Dominion’s March 10 filing of its “Supplemental Information on Biological Evaluation” about the proposed Atlant More...

Sign up for special barn quilt tour

MONTEREY — Following the Barn Quilt Trail is more than the title of Suzi Parron’s latest books on barn quilts. It’s also the name of a special event planned for Highland County on April 8.  More...

Maple madness!

Maple Festival visitors lined up for the famous trout sandwiches at Virginia Trout Co. during the first weekend. More...

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James River and Warm Springs District Ranger Elizabeth McNichols provides an update to the Bath County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. More...

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Bath County Economic Development Authority

• Last Wednesday, the Bath County Economic Development Authority authorized county administrator Ashton Harrison to seek a modification to an agreement between the EDA and the county regarding a dumpster site at Millboro Industrial Park, requiri More...

Obituaries

Dr. Vernon Martin Sylvest

LEXINGTON — Dr. Vernon Martin Sylvest, born April 4, 1939 in New Orleans, La., passed away peacefully March 6, 2017, at his daughter’s home in Lexington.  More...

Gary Shinault

SPOTSYLVANIA — Gary Shinault, 61, of Spotsylvania, died early March 7. He passed peacefully at his twin brother’s home with his brother by his side. He was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Clifton Forge to Jean and Walter Shinault of Millboro. More...

Sports

Bath County Soccer camp launches shoe drive

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Soccer Camp launched a shoe drive this week, through May 15, to raise money for this summer’s Brazilian soccer camp. More...

Free diabetes class to begin at medical center

MONTEREY — Many people would like to get their diabetes in better control, but don’t know how to do it. It’s not as hard as you might think. Highland Medical Center can help. From April 4 through Nov.  More...

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Junior 4-H Camp Teen Leader Hannah Adams reads “Sleep Tight Farm” to second graders as part of the Virginia Ag Literacy Week (March 6-10) program, sponsored by Highland-Bath Farm Bureau. More...

Home & Property

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Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee

• Last Thursday, March 9, the Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee heard a strong caution with respect to the local flu outbreak, that anyone sick must avoid serving food during Maple Festival.  More...

Weather

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At left, Wes Maupin, Stonewall Ruritan Club president, and at right, Rodney Leech, Mill Gap Ruritan president, each presented $500 courthouse clock campaign donations to Monterey Lions Club president More...

Letters

Pipeline cannot be built without consequence

Editor, The Recorder,  I write to comment on two items included in the March 9 issue of The Recorder.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Memory Lane

Shipmates enjoyed Mom’s sugar cakes

When I was in the Navy, my mother would send me a box of goodies now and then. More...

New housekeeper: Worth every penny!

A Party of One

OK. I know I yammered on in a column a few months ago about how I was adjusting to cleaning my own house. “It’s great exercise!” I enthused. “I’m saving money!” I happily noted. Well. I beg to differ with myself. More...


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