July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Probation violators face Judge Franklin

WARM SPRINGS – Cory Chaplin Neff will spend yet another year in jail after violating his probation in Bath. Friday in Bath Circuit Court, Neff faced Judge Humes Franklin on charges he twice violated his probation on a DUI conviction in 2012. More...

Food truck coming to Bath County Farmers’ Market

HOT SPRINGS — Food trucks are a relatively new way to eat and are rapidly growing in popularity, and one will be visiting the Bath County Farmers’ Market this Saturday. More...

Dominion frustrates Hightown landowner

HIGHTOWN — One landowner had a few choice words to say about Dominion this week. Mike Hughes, who owns property in Hightown, was one of the county residents who received a Dominion pipeline survey notice. More...

Valley group maps pipeline route

MONTEREY — A regional nonprofit aimed at promoting healthy rural locales has produced a set of maps depicting an estimation of Dominion Resources’ proposed Southeast Reliability Project study corridor through Highland. More...

County backs tourism grant application

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors voted July 16 to send a letter of support designating the county as a non-funding partner for Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant, as requested by the chamber of commerce and tourism cou More...

HRD plans pipeline meeting

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development plans a public meeting at a time and place to be announced in August for residents to learn about Dominion Resources’ proposed interstate natural gas transmission pipeline that would cros More...

Art show awards announced

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Blue Grass UMC joins effort to eradicate malaria

BLUE GRASS — Every 60 seconds a child in Africa dies of malaria. With financial support and training, malaria is a preventable disease. More...

Young musicians play July 28

COVINGTON — “Music on the Corner” at First Presbyterian will present the Garth Newel Young Artists Piano and String Ensemble in a concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 28. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Preschool’s return sought

MONTEREY — Nicole Balenger of Monterey is on a mission to bring back Little Rock. More...

Academic Honors

Hayley Billingsley BLACKSBURG — Hayley Billingsley of Monterey has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Virginia Tech. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY Thursdays • Prayer time, Virginia Chapel Methodist Church, 7 p.m. • Burnsville United Methodist Church prayer meeting, 1 p.m., at the church. • Hot Springs Presbyterian Church Andy Griffith Bible study, 7 p.m. More...

Home & Property

MVP hosts Appalachian music specialist at Old Dairy

WARM SPRINGS — On Friday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m., Mountain Valley Players will host a special presentation by Corbin Hayslett, banjo player extraordinaire and Appalachian music specialist, at Timble Hall, The Old Dairy in Warm Springs. More...

Bath Relay for Life set for Aug. 16

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County Relay for Life has been busy this year with events and fundraisers. Committee members have sold concessions, held dances, sold raffles, and hosted jam sessions. More...

Photo

The crisp fall-like weather last week, made possible by a wave of arctic air, put on a dazzling display of clouds over the Blue Grass Valley. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Letters

Setting the record straight after 100 years

Editor’s note: Bob Heins, the son of Elmore Heins, resides in Sarasota, Fla. with his wife Mary Young Heins of Richmond. A Recorder subscriber, who is a friend of Mr. More...

Give children a land, a country, to be proud of

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Dominion should abandon proposed line

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Dominion Resources Inc. board of directors July 23, in response to Dominion’s letter to The Recorder last week. It was copied to Sen. Mark Warner; Sen. Creigh Deeds; Del. More...

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Dominion to meet with Highland officials  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Highland officials have a meeting scheduled Aug. More...

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Interns coming to study in the Highlands  Free Access 

NEW YORK, N.Y. More...

‘Bad news bearers’ visit post offices

BLUE GRASS – It’s rural post offices again. As its targeting of rural America continues, the U.S. More...

Highland foods featured in regional map

MONTEREY — Three county efforts in the local food movement are highlighted in a new, regional map. More...

Goodlatte to Host Women’s Conference in Roanoke

ROANOKE – Congressman Bob Goodlatte will host a Sixth District Women’s Conference in Roanoke on Aug. 1. More...

Entrepreneurs promote music festival

BLUE GRASS — Four Highland women have formed a new company, Highland Events LLC, to conduct special events and promote local culture starting with a music festival in early August. More...

Photo

A honeybee was hard at work this week collecting nectar from clover blossoms on a Highland lawn. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Invasive plants can cause big problems

HOT SPRINGS — Bath and Highland are home to some of the most beautiful forests in the state, but there are plenty of threats lurking among them. More...

Livy’s Closet: Consignments galore!

CLIFTON FORGE – Women mention it to one another time and again. “Why isn’t there a consignment shop nearby?” More...

Obituaries

JAN STOUD PLATOU

TOPSHAM, Maine — Jan Stoud Platou died on July 14, 2014, in Topsham, after a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Oslo, Norway, on Sept. 11, 1929, he was the son of the late Eilif Stoud Platou and Lilly Lehmkuhl. More...

Sports

Wings and Wheels: Ready for year 6

HOT SPRINGS — “A Salute to Those Who Serve” is the theme for the sixth annual Wings and Wheels car and air show, to be held Saturday, Aug. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at Ingalls Field. More...

W&W needs volunteers

HOT SPRINGS — The Wings and Wheels car and air show has been a huge success, but organizers need volunteers to help keep it that way. Wings and Wheels will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Ingalls Field. More...

Saints open camp at The Greenbrier resort

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The New Orleans Saints open their 2014 NFL training camp at The Greenbrier resort today (Thursday). The Saints will be at the resort through Aug. 13. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 13 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to report of a trespasser on Jackson River Turnpike. • July 13 — Lieutenant Jeff Grimm spoke to an individual wanting to make a complaint. More...

Early Files

Photos

Recently the Highland Historical Society was able to obtain a number of glass plate negative images of Highland County people and scenes. More...

Judge’s ruling called ‘disappointing’

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 16, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JULY 23, 1964

• The Highland County School Board has announced the appointment of Leroy Arnold Michael, a June 1964 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, as instructor of vocational agriculture at Highland High School. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

A couple of years ago, Kenny Hiner and Catherine Cauley were captured on camera registering a bicyclist for the annual Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge. More...

USPS: Stop targeting rural America

The United States Postal Service has again targeted rural America by cutting back service hours in post offices in small towns and rural communities across the country as the organization aims to achieve cost savings and return to financial stability More...


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