June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Turn around, don’t drown

MONTEREY — Absolute, wrenching darkness. That is my memory from losing my big brother, Bob, who died in the flooding from Hurricane Isabel in September 2003 on the outskirts of Richmond. More...

Truck and tractor pull permit gets planners’ nod

WARM SPRINGS — A conditional use permit request by John Lockridge to hold two truck and tractor pulls in the Williamsville area was recommended for approval Monday despite concerns about an intentional violation of the county’s zoning ord More...

Planners mull outdoor lighting rules

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the Highland County Planning commission heard from county residents interested in preserving dark skies through county regulations to control stray outdoor light. More...

Capital requests considered

WARM SPRINGS — A new fire truck, electrical upgrades for the courthouse complex and a wastewater plant upgrade were among the capital improvement plan requests for 2016-17 heard by the Bath County Planning Commission Monday. More...

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Cindy and Joe Lunsford of Brookneal examined the work of V-Anne Evans of Lovingston. They visited Monterey to view the Artists’ Weekend wet paint show Sunday. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors More...

SBA offers disaster assistance

Bath, Alleghany counties eligible

WASHINGTON – The U.S. More...

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Last week, in his first column of “Highland Gems,” Kent Botkin wrote about Donald M. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools meet revenue

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County school system has met revenue projections for 2015-16, the school board learned Monday. More...

Sports

4 Highland players headed to state tourney

WEST AUGUSTA — For only the second time in their history, by winning the district championship, the West Augusta 8 and under All-Stars are headed to play in the 2016 Rookie Baseball Virginia State Tournament. More...

Greenbrier Classic canceled

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The devastating floods last week have resulted in the cancellation of The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour next week. More...

Bath’s Oliver makes All-Group 1A team

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County’s Derek Oliver was named to the Group 1AAll-State baseball team last week. Oliver led the Chargers in batting with a season average of .373. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 19 — Deputy Bryan IV conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. • June 19 — Deputy Rexrode responded to Douthat State Park Road for a 911 hang-up call. More...

Early Files

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Billy Stover of Hot Springs demonstrated his expertise in electrical wiring, one of the skills that won him second place in the statewide Virginia Trades competition. More...

Forest fire burns 24 acres in Bath

Editor’s note: The following articles appeared on the front page of The Recorder, May 1, 1986. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie, editor. More...

50 years ago

JUNE 30, 1966

• The Highland County Trustee Electoral Board, meeting last Saturday, elected George R. Swecker to represent Blue Grass District for a second four-year term as a member of the school board. More...

W.Va. flooding claims beloved cousin

MONTEREY — The video footage was horrifying. A home getting washed away in the raging torrents, while it was on fire. More...

Residents join forces to support flood victims

BATH and HIGHLAND — There are several drop off points in Bath and Highland counties for those who want to donate items to neighboring areas ravaged by last Thursday’s torrential rain and flooding. More...

19-year-old dies in two-vehicle crash

MONTEREY — At roughly 5:30 a.m. last Thursday, June 23, a two-vehicle accident claimed the life of one young man and injured another, about two miles south of Monterey. More...

Planners recommend permit

WARM SPRINGS — A conditional use permit for a craft shop along U.S. 220 in the Ashwood area was recommended for approval Monday by the Bath County Planning Commission. More...

Man found guilty of contempt

MONTEREY — Highland County Circuit Court Judge John Wetsel Jr. found a man who has been detained in West Virginia guilty of contempt of court on term day, June 21. More...

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Deputy clerk Erin Will sits at the front desk of the newly redecorated county clerk’s office. More...

Sierra Club seeks pipeline antitrust probe

MONTEREY — Opposition to the embattled Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposal just took on a whole new dimension. More...

Photos

The cast of the 2016 Highland Drama Camp preformed Wonderland, a re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. More...

Fire damages Monterey home

MONTEREY — Three rooms in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Thaine Billingsley of Monterey sustained damage in a fire last Thursday night. More...

Obituaries

LINDY CAVELL

RICHMOND — On May 25, 2016, Lindy Cavell, a World War II veteran, began a journey to a place where there are no more wars to fight, neither physical nor mental, a place of peace and rest with his Heavenly Father. Mr. More...

CLIFTON HAMILTON MARSHALL

ROANOKE — Clifton Marshall, 88, also known as Buddy, passed away in Roanoke on June 20, 2016 after several years of diminishing health. More...

RUBY NEAL COLLINS CAMPBELL

MILLBORO — Ruby Neal Collins Campbell, 75, of Millboro, formerly of Woodbine, Md., died Friday evening, June 24, 2016 at her home in Millboro. More...

Home & Property

Oops! Call her Phoebe, not pewee bird

I’m sorry, but I fear I have offended birders everywhere. An “old country judge” sent me a sweet email as soon as last week’s Recorder hit the mailboxes. “Read with interest as always your column. More...

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Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “Peter and Wendy” on Friday, July 1 at Valley Elementary School, 98 Panther Drive, Hot Springs. There will be two shows, 5 p.m. More...

Highlanders participate in leadership seminar

HARRISONBURG – More than 270 rising high school sophomores from across Virginia were chosen to attend the 2013 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar held at James Madison University June 4-6. More...

Letters

Highland chamber seeks volunteers for fair shifts

Editor, The Recorder, It’s getting on toward late summer — I know; it’s going way too fast, but it’s not my fault — don’t kill the messenger. More...

Dominion removed info about access roads

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Dominion CEO more like ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’

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