April 6, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

County weighs in on planned pipeline

MONTEREY — Permanent ridgetop deforestation. Development on slopes exceeding 25 percent. More...

County donates Mitchelltown items to nonprofits

MITCHELLTOWN — Bath County donated furniture, appliances, kitchen equipment, hardware and many other items from county-owned property in Mitchelltown to local nonprofit organizations. More...

Visitors center seeks volunteers

MONTEREY — Welcome to the Highland County Visitors Center in The Highland Center’s antique classroom, adorned with Highland Elementary third-grade teacher Marty Leech’s wooden desk.  The visitors center needs everyone’s h More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors

Tuesday, April 11 Bath County Courthouse 6 p.m. — Closed session for consulting legal counsel pertaining to actual or probable litigation related to the Board of More...

Closures planned on U.S. 220 for road work

STAUNTON – Single-lane traffic and occasional brief closures are scheduled for a portion of U.S. 220 (Sam Snead Highway) in Bath County.  More...

This past weekend, Garth Newel Music Center welcomed a record-breaking 31 participants for this year’s Adult Amateur Chamber Music Retreat. More...

Center, chamber to provide seminars

MONTEREY — The Highland Center and Highland County Chamber of Commerce will soon co-sponsor a series of educational workshops for local businesses. More...

Bluegrass Jamboree set for Saturday evening

HOT SPRINGS — This year marks the 15th anniversary for the Bath Bluegrass Jamboree, hosted by WCHG, Bath County’s Allegheny Mountain Radio station. Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Monday, April 3, Highland Elementary principal Teresa Blum told the school board this was a good year for the Maple Festival. More...

Bath FBLA touts winners

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County High School FBLA Club congratulates the following FBLA Virginia Western Community College Regional competition winners. More...

Photos

March good citizens at Highland Elementary School are pictured at left. More...

Home & Property

Bath-Highland Relay For Life kicks off campaign

MILLBORO — Bath County Relay For Life opened its 20th annual campaign against cancer Saturday with a dinner and planning session at the Millboro Ruritan Club.  During the dinner, the group announced this year’s Relay will be held at More...

Birth

Alayna Nicole Burns

McDOWELL — Derek and Korrin Burns of McDowell announce the arrival of their precious little girl on Feb. 23, 2017 at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Alayna Nicole weighed in at five pounds, 6.7 ounces and was 19 and threequarter inches long. More...

Beef breeding prep offered

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a Beef Breeding Season Prep on Wednesday, April 26 in the Highland Modular Conference Room on Highland Center Drive in Monterey from 7-8:30 pm.  More...

Early Files

Landfill woes will be expensive

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, May 31, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was publisher. The article was written by editor Danny Smith. More...

50 years ago

april 6 1967

• A 7 a.m. wreck on Route 678, 7.2 miles south of McDowell Saturday, resulted in two charges against a 14-year-old boy. Trooper D.D. More...

25 years ago

April 3, 1992

• The HERE union organizing committee, citing concerns about on-the-job injuries at the Homestead hotel, has asked for an OSHA investigation into accident logs and other record-keeping practices.  More...

Breaking News - 4/12/2017 8:14 PM

Goshen Pass closed  Free Access 

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has closured Route 39 (Maury River Road) in the Goshen Pass area of Rockbridge County due to a forest fire. More...

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Citizens group demands withdrawal of pipeline statement

MONTEREY — A citizens group has filed a motion to rescind and revise the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  In a filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission posted Monday, Friends of th More...

Financial experts differ about Dominion risks

MONTEREY — Investment analysts offer mixed outlooks of Dominion Resources Inc., ahead of its annual shareholders meeting next month.  More...

‘Stop the Pipeline’ campaign under way

RICHMOND — The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and chapters will take to the highways and byways of North Carolina and Virginia for eight days in April on a barnstorming tour of communities threatened by natural gas pipelines.  More...

County share nearly flat in school spending plan

MONTEREY — Following a public hearing Monday, March 27, the Highland County School Board adopted a 2017-18 proposed spending plan up four percent from the current year, by $220,995, from $4,294,782 to $4,469,242.  There was no public comme More...

In brief ...

• Tuesday, county emergency medical services coordinator Chris Vernovai reported to county supervisors fewer than 1 percent of rescue calls went unanswered last year, down from 20 percent three years ago. More...

Wefer exhibit open at library

MONTEREY — The Highland Country Arts Council’s March exhibit at the Highland County Public Library features paintings and drawings by Ann Wefer.  The exhibit, “Learning and Mindfulness,” is on view in the Mountain View Ro More...

Health care courses begin in April at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is offering four health-care related non-credit courses, all beginning in April on the DSLCC main campus in Clifton Forge. More...

Photo

General Assembly page Mary Winters Blanchard, seated, daughter of Julia and David Blanchard, posed for a photo with Gov. More...

Goodbye to my teacher, friend and fabulous partner

I lost a dear friend Sunday morning. My old jazz singing partner, Biff Downey, passed away from esophageal cancer. It’s so ironic, really; Biff had one of the smoothest, most soaring, expressive voices I’ve ever heard. More...

Obituaries

Joel Dean Clifton

CLIFTON FORGE — Joel Dean Clifton of Hamilton Avenue, Clifton Forge, slipped from his Earthly body into the arms of Jesus around 1 p.m., Saturday, March 18.  He was born July 9, 1956 in Hot Springs, to the late Hyman DeWitt Clifton and Ire More...

Oscar Bernard “Biff” Downey

CLIFTON FORGE — Oscar “Biff” Bernard Downey, born Feb. 19, 1940 in the Rivermont community of Covington, departed this life Sunday morning, April 2, 2017. He lived in retirement on McCormick Street in Clifton Forge. More...

Mildred Marie “Milly” Botkin Eavers

CHURCHVILLE — Mildred Marie “Milly” Botkin Eavers, 73, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. More...

Sports

Highland track team is strong at first meet

Ram Michael Lotts sets new record

COVINGTON — The Highland track team traveled to Covington on Wednesday, March 29 for the first meet of the season. Three new players attended — Hannah Adams, Harold Skelton, and Rieley Warf.  More...

Rams fall to Pocahontas in baseball action

MARLINTON — The Highland varsity baseball team played against Pocahontas on Wednesday, March 29, losing 2-15.  The Rams played strong until the end, and coaches and players alike were optimistic despite the loss.  More...

Spring league to highlight football players

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Football returns to the area this week as The Spring league began workouts at The Greenbrier on Wednesday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County • March 26 — Deputy Randozzo assisted Virginia State Police with a motor vehicle accident on Mountain Valley Road. More...

Letters

Augusta Co. concerned about water, traffic

Editor’s note: The following comments regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline draft Environmental Impact statement were directed to acting Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chair Cheryl LaFleur. Dear Ms. LaFleur: More...

Highland supervisors should dig into budget requests

Editor, The Recorder,  County supervisors, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys are receiving taxpayer funds to serve Highland County. They are not serving our county.  More...

Jesus has taken ‘hand of protection’ off America

Editor, The Recorder,  Former President Barack Hussein Obama promised in 2008 that he would transform America. He did a very good job of it. Under his watch, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same sex marriage is legal in every state. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Things are getting real around here

Highland County supervisors deserved a meeting much sooner.  Dominion Resources, which plans to construct an interstate gas pipeline through part of southern Highland, came before the county board last week — three months after a draft Env More...


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