July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Highland hosts state tourism officials

Council requests help with Wildlife Management Area

MONTEREY — The Highland Tourism Council last week hosted representatives of the Virginia Tourism Corp. More...

HHS names new principal

MONTEREY — Tim Good of McDowell began his duties Monday, July 27 as new principal of Highland High School. He succeeds April Goff in the position. More...

In brief ...

Highland Economic Development Authority

• At the Highland Economic Development Authority meeting July 20, chair Nancy Witschey reported on progress by the Bath-Highland Broadband Planning Team. More...

Dabney announces upcoming classes

CLIFTON FORGE – Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has scheduled a free National Center for Construction Education and Research instructor certification course for various industrial craft areas on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

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Gary Lane, Highland High School director of technology and accountability, helped put the final touches on the newly updated school broadband system Tuesday by configuring the firewall for wireless a More...

Agenda

Bath County School BoardAug. 4 • Valley Elementary Schoo5:30 p.m. Closed Meeting — 7 p.m. Regular Meeting More...

Lots of familiar names joined Freemasonry

Freemasons come from every walk of life, but some are more well-known than others. Freemasonry is found in almost every country in the world, and has even been on the moon. More...

Special Sections

Sports

GN holds concert

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center presents the sixth week of the 2015 Summer Festival with two concerts, “Home Is Where the Heart Is” Saturday, Aug. More...

Fall sports practice starting at BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — Fall sports practices are beginning this week and next week at Bath County High School. Football practice will begin today (Thursday) at 3 p.m. at BCHS with a parent meeting at 7:30 p.m. More...

Saints camp opens at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The New Orleans Saints open up training camp for the 2015 NFL season today (Thursday) at The Greenbrier resort. The team will practice each day this week from 8:50-11:40 a.m. More...

Home & Property

‘Taste of Highland’ on hold

MONTEREY — Taste of Highland is an annual event hosted by the Highland Center each August to showcase Highland’s breadth and quality of local meat, produce, and value-added products. More...

More winners announced

MONTEREY — The 2015 Highland Old Time Fiddlers Convention has added to its winners list; the following also placed in the event: • No. 4 — Old Time Band: the On De- mand Band, Keezletown. • No. More...

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On Sunday July 26, the Burnsville United Methodist Church youth group met with four children (l-r) Abram Lockridge, Joshua Rexrode, Bentley Rexrode, Charlotte Alexander, and four adults in attendance More...

Letters

Build more natural gas pipelines — faster

Editor, The Recorder, Having read all of the reporting, letters to the editor, etc., in The Recorder and the Richmond Times Dispatch on this subject (Atlantic Coast Pipeline), I have come to the conclusion that there is an awful lot of hysteria and a More...

Principal looks forward to supporting students

Editor’s note: The following letter to the community was written by new Highland High School principal Tim Good, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Highland County Community Members, More...

Resident has frustrating experience at hospital

Editor, The Recorder, I normally would not be writing a letter to voice my opinion, except that after what my husband and I have recently experienced with service at Bath Community Hospital, the community needs to know how people who have worked hard More...

Debate on big gas projects mounts

BY JOHN BRUCE • STAFF WRITER More...

Planners hope for change in evaluating county projects

WARM SPRINGS — After the first year of using a new capital improvement request evaluation process, Bath County Planning Commission members are eager to make some changes. More...

Bath commonwealth’s attorney seeks re-election

WARM SPRINGS — John C. “Chris” Singleton, who has served as Bath County commonwealth’s attorney for more than 32 years, will be on the ballot in November seeking another four-year term. More...

Umar joins Highland Center staff

MONTEREY — Retaining and attracting young people is a major goal for a new staff member at The Highland Center. The center hired Josh Umar in early June as youth and community outreach coordinator. More...

Highland County survey results in

MONTEREY — Craig Schroeder of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship reported to the Highland County Economic Development Authority June 20 on a study to strengthen the county’s entrepreneurial base. More...

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Trooper Todd Brendel, left, recently helped teach a class for rescue volunteers on underwater injuries at the swimming pool in Monterey. More...

Chamber introduces two businesses in Millboro

MILLBORO — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting and Third Thursday event July 23 to introduce two new businesses to the community. Izzy’s Attic and Country Junk operate from the same location on Route 39. More...

Obituaries

JOHN ‘JOHNNY’ WILLIS CHESTNUT

WARM SPRINGS – John “Johnny” Willis Chestnut, 80, of Warm Springs, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at his residence. He was born Oct. More...

FRANCES H. BENNETT

CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. – Frances H. Bennett, 79, of Circleville, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at her home on Snowy Mountain. She was born in Highland County, Va. on May 12, 1936, the daughter of the late Clarence and Edith Hevener. More...

JAMES MICHAEL DONNINI

EUSTIS, Fla. – James Michael Donnini, 90, went to his heavenly rest on May 31, 2015 while surrounded by his family, books and caregivers. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 19 – Capt. Weaver and Virginia State Police responded to a report of an activated burglar alarm on Big Ridge Lane. • July 19 – Deputy Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road. More...

Early Files

Streams paying off for farmers: trout farming for cash crop

Editor’s Note: The following rticles were gleaned from the Thursday, July 4, 1963 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JULY 29, 1965

• Little Kirk Billingsley, son of Dr. and Mrs. Billingsley, was one of the more excited youngsters at the opening of the swimming pool Sunday. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 2, 1990

• Expansion of the town’s controversial secondary sewage treatment plant last week gained crucial support from the state health department and appears now to be in line for final approval within the next few months. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Watch out for bicycles always, but this weekend in particular. More...

Recorder undergoes staff changes

In The Recorder

MONTEREY — We are fortunate, at The Recorder, to have a strong, dedicated staff with very little turnover, but we’ve had to say a sad good-bye to some folks recently. More...

Input needed on Bath County’s solid waste fees

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — Here it is the end of July, with the community gearing up for back to school, fall sports and campaigns. More...


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