July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Dominion reps will meet with supervisors

MONTEREY — Monday, Dominion Resources confirmed its representatives will meet with Highland supervisors next week to present preliminary information about the proposed Southeast Reliability interstate natural gas transmission pipeline. More...

Manhunt captures coltsfoot harvesters

MONTEREY — Thanks to a concerned citizen’s tip, a joint investigation led by the Highland Sheriff’s Office landed charges of marijuana possession plus concealed and loaded weapons charges July 26 against a North Carolina man harvest More...

Town hall set to discuss gas pipeline proposal

MONTEREY — A public meeting on the natural gas pipeline that Dominion Resources has proposed to build through Highland County will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m., at The Highland Center in Monterey. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, Aug. 5Closed meeting, 5:30 p.m. —Regular meeting 7 p.m.Bath County High School More...

Serenity Springs to host habitat program

MILLBORO — If you have some land, and want to improve or create habitat for wildlife, then attend a program at Serenity Springs Farm on Mill Creek Road in Millboro Thursday, Aug. 7, from 3:30 p.m. until dark. More...

Plans pulled on business

MONTEREY — John Vandevander withdrew his application for a conditional use permit to operate an ATV and UTV repair shop in Head Waters. More...

Farmers’ Market Week recognized locally

MONTEREY — Aug. 3-9 has been proclaimed Farmers’ Market Week, both nationally and by the state of Virginia. More...

Photo

Garth Newel Music Center’s Young Artist Fellowship program participants arrived on Monday, July 7 and began an intensive, month-long residency. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievements

Alexandra Johnston STAUNTON — Alexandra Johnston of Warm Springs received a master of arts in teaching degree during the May 18, 2014 commencement ceremonies at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton. Julia B. Billingsley More...

Valley Elementary School supply list

Preschool Optional — Backpack (not small); three large glue sticks; baby wipes (four boxes); Kleenex (two large boxes); one large pack paper plates (no Styrofoam); plastic spoons, forks, knives (one box each); change of clothing (in a large Zip More...

Home & Property

Birth

William Preston ‘Will’ Johnson III

ROANOKE — W.P. and Amy Johnson announce the birth of their second child, William Preston Johnson III. He was born on July 8, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. More...

Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday returns Aug. 1-3

RICHMOND — Are you thinking about preparing for the upcoming school year – kindergarten, college, or somewhere in between? Or maybe you’ve finished school, but want to refresh your wardrobe or stock up on office supplies? More...

Highland brush spraying scheduled

STAUNTON — The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Lexington Residency Office has announced its schedule for the application of Krenite S for brush control in Highland County this year. More...

Letters

Bath hospital is lifeline of this community

Editor, The Recorder, I believe that special angels walk among us, and I have firsthand knowledge of that fact. More...

Cline urges families to take advantage of tax holiday

Editor, The Recorder I am writing to encourage Virginia families to take advantage of this year’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday, which is scheduled from Friday, Aug.1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. More...

Anonymous insult riles Hot Springs resident

Editor, The Recorder: More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Well, that was quick. It was only about three weeks ago that Monterey’s town council gave its new mayor, Rich Holman, the authorization to shop for a new town office. More...

Moving forward steadily, cautiously

Finally, Highland officials will have a meeting with Dominion representatives. For three months, our leaders have been eager to hear more about the company’s proposed gas pipeline, which might cross this county. More...

Chris Cauley concert tickets: Get ‘em now!

See A Show

HOT SPRINGS – The hottest tickets of the summer are going fast! Songwriter and recording artist Chris Cauley, whose roots are in Bath, presents a concert Friday, Aug. 15 as a rousing kickoff to Bath’s Relay for Life the next day. More...

Breaking News - 10:21 AM

Pipeline meeting to be held at courthouse  Free Access 

MONTEREY - Highland Supervisors changed their meeting location for the regular meeting Aug. 5 from the modular conference room to the courtroom. More...

Hours to be reduced at 2 Bath POs

BACOVA and WARM SPRINGS — U.S. Postal Service representatives met with customers at two Bath County post offices Tuesday and said hours would be reduced at both. More...

Senator lauds Highland’s can-do spirit

MONTEREY — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner praised Highland County for successes over the past 25 years during a Sunday, July 27 ice-cream social hosted by The Highland Center. More...

Pipeline’s affects on land values unknown

MONTEREY — If there’s a gas pipeline crossing your property, will it be harder to use your land for collateral on a loan? Will your insurance rates go up? It depends, officials say. More...

Pot growers sentenced

WARM SPRINGS – Two men accused of a large-scale pot-growing operation pleaded guilty to lesser charges in Bath County Circuit Court Friday, and will serve a year in jail. More...

Comprehensive plan, floodplain ordinance hearings set for August

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission will hold public hearings Aug. 25 on the revised comprehensive plan and on revisions to the county floodplain ordinance. More...

SVEC shares trends

MONTEREY — Changes are on the horizon from a power supply standpoint, the head of Shenandoah Electric Cooperative told county leaders last week. More...

McDowell man loses appeal

MONTEREY — A McDowell man was found guilty of a livestock-on-highway charge on appeal July 25 in Highland Circuit Court, with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding. William Patterson Copper was issued a summons by State Trooper J.T. More...

Consultants for zoning ordinance reviewed

MONTEREY — Greg Haley of Gentry, Locke, Rakes, and Moore in Roanoke consulted county and town officials about choosing a firm to revise the zoning ordinance last Thursday. More...

Obituaries

Rose Mary Pupa Grasso

ROANOKE — Rose Mary Pupa Grasso, 88, of Regency II Apartments at Friendship Retirement Community in Roanoke, and formerly of Riverside, Calif., died Monday July 28, 2014 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation. She was born Jan. More...

Sports

NFL training camp fun for fans

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — If you’ve got kids who love football, there’s a surefire way to get them pumped for the NFL season right now. More...

EDA begins writing strategic plan

MONTEREY — The Highland Economic Development Authority clarified values, defined projects and identified expectations during a nearly four-hour retreat July 23. More...

Cheerleading tryouts set

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleading tryouts will be held Monday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Participants should meet in the lower atrium. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 20 — Deputy James Bryan IV responded to a report of property damage in Millboro. • July 20 — Captain Robert Weaver responded to a report of dirt bikes riding on the roadway in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

Mother-daughter firm fills role in Bath

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 13, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher; Danny Smith was editor. More...

50 years ago

JULY 30, 1964

• The Columbia Union College Biological Station on Shaws Fork near Head Waters is offering a dollar ($1) per foot for any live rattlesnakes delivered in good condition. The station director, Professor Lester E. More...

25 years ago

JULY 20, 1989

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors stuck to its guns last week, approving a deed converting ownership of nursing home property here to Colonial Care of Roanoke without having to forfeit the right to notification should CorEast Savings Bank f More...


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