September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

VOAD efforts to continue

HOT SPRINGS — While turnout at a recent meeting to explore the formation of a Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters group for Bath and Highland was lighter than hoped for, work toward such a group will continue. More...

Weather gets the best of ‘hay fever’

WARM SPRINGS — The Harvest Moon Festival, noted for the highly creative decorated hay bales that popped up all over Bath County, has been suspended. More...

Town of Monterey hears community park plan

MONTEREY — A community park and education center on 6.5 acres just inside town limits will be developed over the next five to six years, said Sarah Collins, community project coordinator of The Highland Center, during a project update Sept. More...

EDA sets sights on vision, mission statements

MONTEREY – The Highland Economic Development Authority focused on the values and characteristics of life in the county as members continued writing the EDA strategic plan Monday. More...

Bath to host one-day fair

MILLBORO –Virginia Cooperative Extension-Bath County Office is reviving the tradition of the Bath County Fair. More...

Chamber honors King, Highland Center

MONTEREY — Recognition for business of the year and service of the year, plus updates on business activities, highlighted the 2014 Highland County Chamber of Commerce business meeting Sept. 14 at the Highland Inn. More...

Virginia State Parks offer hunting opportunities

RICHMOND — Virginia State Parks, managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, offer the outdoors enthusiast a variety of hunting opportunities, including reservation-only hunts and open hunting, throughout the season. More...

Special Sections

Schools

A.M. School to hold autumn open house

HIGHTOWN — Allegheny Mountain School is holding an open house Saturday, Sept, 27, from 1-5 p.m. More...

Sports

Buddy Mines keeps going, and going …

HOT SPRINGS — Mitchelltown native Richard “Buddy” Mines could be called a human version of the Energizer Bunny. He just keeps going, to the tune of more than 77,000 miles. More...

Bath’s King wins CC meet

BUENA VISTA — Bath County sophomore Virginia King topped the field in a cross country meet involving Pioneer District teams last Wednesday. She won the race with a time of 22:12. More...

Bison too much for BCHS

SWOOPE — Bath County had a rough time of it on the gridiron Friday night. The Buffalo Gap Bison made their way to the end zone on each of their seven possessions and held the Chargers to just 76 total yards in a 48-0 win over Bath. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County • Sept. 7 — Deputy Cody Smith checked on a suspicious person on Elks Camp Road. • Sept. 7 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts assisted Hot Springs Volunteer Rescue Squad on a call to Cucci’s. • Sept. More...

Early Files

Photo

Clay Hamilton of Hightown shared this photo of students at Monterey School in 1892. It is part of the McCoy-Jones family collection at the Highland Historical Society. More...

Highland teachers vote for work-tocontract action

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 9, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 17, 1964

• According to an Associated Press news story of last Saturday, the State Chamber of Commerce has pulled a prize blooper and the town of Bluefield, Va., will probably have to declare a recent contest for a nickname null and void and start all ov More...

Opinions & Commentary

Trust already gone missing

As evidenced by its representatives Tuesday, Dominion Resources is nothing if not confident in its ability to build the proposed 550-mile gas pipeline across three states. More...

Pictorial

H.T. “Mac” McBride of Harrisonburg was on hand Tuesday to learn more about the pipeline. He and his family own thousands of acres traversed by the proposed route atop Allegheny Mountain. More...

Bath historical society expands

WARM SPRINGS – There are big plans afoot to expand the Bath County Historical Society museum and research center. More...

Senior services council chair resigns

“The whole thing is so sad.” So commented the chair of the local senior services council, who has withdrawn his candidacy for the Valley Program for Aging board of directors and will step down from the council. More...

Permit extension approved

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals approved a 10- year extension of a conditional use permit for an automobile repair shop Monday. More...

Highland squad sets revenue recovery plan

MONTEREY — Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad has announced an initiative called “revenue recovery” to help provide the highest quality prehospital care to the citizens of and visitors to Highland County. More...

Correction

The story, “Rescue incentive options presented” in the Sept. 4 edition should have identified Chris Vernovai as EMS coordinator. More...

County receives tower donation

MONTEREY — At its Sept. 11 meeting, Highland’s Local Emergency Planning Committee acknowledged a donation by Keith Carson and Polly Newlon of 100 feet of heavy duty tower sections to the county. More...

HRD redesigns website

MONTEREY — The Highlanders for Responsible Development website has been revamped and expanded. More...

College Night set

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will host its annual College Night on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Armory/Convocation Center on the DSLCC campus in Clifton Forge. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Team urges citizens to fill out Internet survey

STAUNTON — Community leaders in Bath and Highland counties know that affordable and reliable access to the Internet is important for businesses, education and job training, health care, emergency services, and daily activities of residents. More...

Obituaries

LAURA ALICE STUART

HEAD WATERS — Laura Alice Stuart, 79, of Head Waters, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at Augusta Health. She was born Dec. 13, 1934 in Doe Hill, a daughter of the late Jessie Booker and Viola Roxie Botkin Kiracofe. More...

EUGENIA KELLOGG WILLIAMS

RICHMOND — Eugenia Kellogg Williams, 91, died Sept. 15, 2014, at The Hermitage in Richmond. Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 31, 1923 in Athens, Ga. More...

MAPLE STEPHENSON HEIZER

WAYNESBORO — Maple Stephenson Heizer, 102, of Waynesboro, died Sept. 17, 2014 at the Blue Ridge Christian Home, Raphine. She was born in Bath County, May 11, 1912, daughter of the late Bernard and Myrtle Woodzell Stephenson. More...

Home & Property

Support strong for 4-H FFA Livestock Sale

MONTEREY — The 2014 Highland County Fair Livestock Sale grossed just over $132,000 in support of local 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects. More than 66 businesses, organizations, and individuals participated in the sale. More...

Photo

Scenic Virginia announced winners of its statewide photo contest recently, and Highland’s own Doug Puffenbarger of Blue Grass earned an honorable mention for “Winter Reflection.” Th More...

Photo

This scene of Highland, “The Long and Winding Road,” was taken by Paula Tate of Roanoke. It, too, captured an honorable mention. To see all the winners, visit www.scenicvirginia.org. More...

Letters

Where are the pipeline benefits for Virginia?

Editor, The Recorder, If the Dominion Resources’ pipeline will be such a boon to the Virginia economy, why is the gas being piped directly to North Carolina and exported to Europe via the Hampton Roads spur line? More...

Everyone should have a ‘Second Chance Prom’

Editor, The Recorder, The class of 1964 from Valley High School has managed to have a reunion every five years until their 45th one. Somehow, that one fell through the cracks and no one organized it. More...

All the answers to our questions are in the Bible

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