April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

USFS cites shortcomings in pipeline plan

MONTEREY — Not so fast. The U.S. Forest Service recently urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to give a second thought to merging the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline. More...

Health fair scheduled at Highland Medical Center

MONTEREY — One annual Highland Medical Center Health Fair. One patient. One blood test. One dog. What do they all have in common?  More...

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Agency urges Dominion to avoid karst terrain

MONTEREY — Confirming the sensitivity of Valley Center’s karst topography, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality recommended the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route avoid karst. More...

Bath supervisors hold hearings on tax hike, budget

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors heard both support and opposition to a proposed real property tax increase during public hearings at the courthouse Tuesday. More...

Correction

Donald McCaig notes a correction to his letter to the editor published last week. More...

No town water for pipeline, mayor says

MONTEREY — The Town of Monterey will not sell water to Dominion.  At the town council meeting April 6, Mayor Rich Holman said, “We’re not going to sell them water. We can’t afford to do that. More...

Recorder’s work recognized by VA press association

RICHMOND — Recorder staffers were recognized last weekend at the annual Virginia Press Association conference in Richmond.  Margo Oxendine and Anne Adams received a first-place award for the special section, “Hallowed Halls,” w More...

AMR raises $35K in fund-raiser

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain Radio surpassed its goal of $35,000 for its spring fundraiser recently. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath students soar in KidWind competition

CLIFTON FORGE — Bath County Public Schools entered teams into the KidWind wind turbine design competition for the third year on April 8, held at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.  More...

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The Bath County High School FBLA Club congratulates state FBLA competition winners who competed April 7-8 in Reston. More...

School carnival big hit with kids, families

High School students volunteered community service hours to paint faces and run games. BARC also was on sight doing electricity safety demonstrations. More...

Home & Property

Bath library offers spring programs

WARM SPRINGS — The month of April offers activities and events for all age groups at the Bath County Public Library. See the system wide calendar online at www.rrlib.net, or pick up a spring events calendar at the library.  More...

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Tracey McCray of Summit Bank presented a donation recently for the Highland Mid-Kids Radio Club for an end of the school year celebration to sponsor Dan Solomon. More...

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The Virginia Federation of Humane Society annual conference was held in Charlottesville on Saturday, April 1, where the Longevity Award was presented by VFHS president Debra Griggs to Corena Huffman, More...

Letters

No known cure for liberal-itus, reader says

Editor The Recorder  More...

Mill Gap mountaintop should not be removed

Editor’s note: The following comments were sent to FERC secretary Kimberly Bose about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Dear Ms. More...

‘How do you all survive around here?’ visitor asks

Editor, The Recorder,  One of the “benefits” of living in Highland County is having the opportunity to respond to the queries of firsttime visitors. More...

Breaking News - 4/14/2017 12:28 PM

Goshen Pass reopens this afternoon  Free Access 

STAUNTON – Route 39 (Maury River Road) in the Goshen Pass area of Rockbridge County is scheduled to reopen at 1 p.m. today.    More...

Breaking News - 4/13/2017 3:33 PM

Goshen Pass to remain closed tonight  Free Access 

STAUNTON – (3 p.m.) Route 39 (Maury River Road) in the Goshen Pass area of Rockbridge County remains closed due to a forest fire. This closure includes the entire Goshen Pass, from the eastern overlook area to Route 601. More...

Breaking News - 4/13/2017 11:00 AM

Millboro man killed in farm accident

BATH COUNTY – Virginia State Police Trooper J. T. Brendel is investigating an overturned farm tractor incident which occurred on April 11, 2017, at 8:30 in the morning. More...

River groups protest open trench variance

The Cowpasture River Preservation Association and the Jackson River Preservation Association have jointly filed a motion complaining the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Atlantic Coast More...

Farmers’ market vendor meeting set for April 26

MONTEREY — Have extra produce? Like to bake? If you’ve ever thought of selling your goods, come find out how to be a vendor at the Highland Farmers’ Market. More...

FERC tells Dominion to avoid Valley Center

MILL GAP — Tuesday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission directed Dominion to re-route the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline corridor to avoid karst topography at Valley Center.  More...

FERC’s statement fails

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors voiced disappointment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over its draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Supervisors

• During their meeting Tuesday, Bath County supervisors unanimously approved a request from Lynn Ellen Black to rezone a 1.55-acre parcel at 21808 Mountain Valley Road from B-1 convenience business to B-2 general business, to allow for construct More...

Gardner employees generous

MONTEREY — The following is a March 1943 list of Gardner employees who donated money to the Red Cross War Fund, which indicates the staff was well-stocked with Highland County names: More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, councilman Ronald Wimer reported to the Monterey Town Council on the conditional use permit application for a new garage near Doe Hill being reviewed by the planning commission, on which he represents the town.   More...

4-H wins at district event

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS – Highland and Bath County 4-H youth did a great job representing Bath and Highland 4-H programs at the Shenandoah Valley Area Northern District 4-H Contest, held Saturday, April 8 at Robert E Lee High School in Staunt More...

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At the Hot Springs Garden Club’s monthly meeting on Feb. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 4/14/2017 2:07 PM

Margaret Smith  Free Access 

MONTEREY – Margaret Lyle Colaw Smith, 80, of Monterey, completed her earthly journey, Thursday, April 13, 2017, at her home.She was born Jan. 25, 1937, a daughter of the late Charles King and Ophelia Edith Mahone Colaw, in Crabbottom. More...

Lewis Reed Varney Jr

HOT SPRINGS — Lewis Reed Varney Jr., 87, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, April 9, at Augusta Health in Fishersville.  He was born May 10, 1929 in New Hampshire, the son of the late Lewis Reed Varney Sr. More...

Frances Irene Curry Griffin

CHURCHVILLE – Frances Irene Curry Griffin, 79, of Churchville, went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loved ones.  Born Sept. More...

Sports

21st annual bike rodeo coming next month

COVINGTON — Learning to ride a bike is one of the best parts of being a kid. Most people remember the day they learned to ride. But anyone who’s ridden a bicycle for any length of time will remember a bad crash or a close call.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County   • April 4 — Received report of roadway hazard, Highland Turnpike.  • April 4 — Received report of motor vehicle accident involving a deer, Highland Turnpike.  • April 4 — Officer respo More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 2 — Deputy Rexrode responded to a residence in Hot Springs for a report of a dispute. • April 2 — Lt. Grimm conducted a traffic stop in Millboro. • April 2 — Grimm and Sgt. More...

Early Files

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The Homestead sports staff was featured in the hotel’s monthly newsletter, “The Homestead Spectator,” in February 1969. (Courtesy Mark Griffin) More...

Hopes high for regional tourism boost

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 16, 2008 edition of The Recorder and was written by Mike Bollinger. Anne Adams was editor and publisher. CLIFTON FORGE — Without visitors, there is no tourism. More...

50 years ago

april 13, 1967

• State Senator George M. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Snuffy Smith artist to visit Highland library

Library Notes

• Are you a fan of the art of newspaper comics? Or a fan of Barney Google and Snuffy Smith in particular? Come join us at the Highland County Public Library on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m.  More...

1912: A delicious year for new dining experience

Dining Delights

HOT SPRINGS – Bath’s native golfing icon, Sam Snead, was born in 1912. That same year, the Bath County National Bank was built on Main Street in Hot Springs. More...

Beat the clock, if you can find the time

Meadowdale Musings

MONTEREY — The calendar has evolved over time to help mankind keep track of important days of each of the 365 days plus or minus one. Keeping track of each of the 24 hours of each day requires machines. More...


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