April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

County OKs lodging tax hike to boost tourism

MONTEREY — Following a public hearing April 19, Highland County supervisors approved a 3-cents-on-the-dollar increase in the lodging tax, officially called the transient occupancy tax, taking the rate from 2 to 5 percent. More...

Pipeline foes feel fear, burning rage

MONTEREY — Outcries this week from a fearful Highland County native and an incendiary Nelson County landowner added fuel to mounting protest over the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• The Monterey Town Council held an hour-long closed session Tuesday to discuss potential real estate negotiations for a new town office location.   More...

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Highland Telephone Cooperative is sponsoring Michael Lotts to attend the 2017 FRS Youth Tour, June 3-7, in Washington, D.C. More...

Volunteers give back on this year’s Earth Day

WARM SPRINGS — As the growing human population continues to degrade the natural environment, one special day per year is set aside to honor our only home, the planet Earth.  On Earth Day, last Saturday, people across the globe joined toget More...

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A wild turkey returned to the Highland landfill for the fourth year in a row. The female turkey makes an appearance between mid-April and mid-May. More...

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Family and friends gathered Saturday, April 23 at the Nokesville Church of the Brethren to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Larry and Nancy Mullenax Hedges. More...

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Above: Couples took to the dance floor at the HHS National Honor Society Second Chance Prom. Left: Breanna Judy served Tim and Lee Beasley at the event. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

More EDA grants awarded

MONTEREY — The Highland Economic Development Authority has finished second and final round of awards of business incentive grants for 2017-18.  The EDA had already awarded an incentive grant of $5,000 to Big Fish Cider, owned by Kirk Billi More...

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The Italian Band, La Terza Classe, will play at the Masonic Amphitheatre on Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. La Terza Classe was formed in Naples in 2012. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Valley Elementary School

HOT SPRINGS — Steve Sizemore, principal of Valley Elementary School, has announced the following students earned the third-quarter honor roll. More...

Bath students attend leadership conference

HOT SPRINGS — Youth from the Bath County High School Mertz CTE chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America participated in a weekend leadership training conference April 7-9 in Virginia Beach. More...

Agenda

Bath County School Board

May 2 — Millboro Elementary School Closed meeting, 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting, 7 p.m. • Good news in Bath County schools. • Reports — Attendance, cafeteria, maintenance, transportation. • Student rep More...

Home & Property

Highland County to leave taxes alone, for now

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors are set to consider approving a $7.9 million 2017-18 spending plan, up 4.2 percent from the current budget, at their next regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. May 2 in the modular conference room.  More...

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Highland High school band members performed a concert and dodged the occasional showers by moving to the courthouse porch as the department of social services served refreshments to recognize Child A More...

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The Junior and Miss Bath County Pageant is Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at Bath County High School. Junior Miss Bath County contestants are pictured at left. More...

Early Files

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The first and only Shirtwaist Club of Monterey was formed by these ladies. The ladies referred to the club as the S.W. Club and only later revealed that S.W. More...

Hundreds of reenactors, spectators at Battlefield Days in McDowell

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, May 9, 2003 edition of The Recorder and was written by Crysta Stanton. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

april 27, 1967

• A student team from Highland High School — Shelia Lambert, Douglas Gutshall and Nancy Hevener — will appear on “Klassroom Kwiz,” a television program to be broadcast over Chanel 7, WDBJ Roanoke, Monday May 1 at 7 p.m. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Details emerge about elusive cheese factory

Highland Gems

McDOWELL — Opal Williams Gazzola of Hot Springs was able to provide some new details on the cheese factory that was located at McDowell in the late 1920s. Mrs. More...

Falling prices bring tears

Memory Lane

MONTEREY — This story is about a spring cattle sale at the Monterey Livestock Market.   Back in the early 1970s, I went to the bank and borrowed some money to buy a few cattle. More...

County rejects proposed 4-cent tax increase

Should MES be closed?

WARM SPRINGS — During a work session Monday at the Bath County Public Library, the Bath County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposed budget that would have raised the property tax rate by 4 cents.  The board directed county administrato More...

Communication tower approved by Highland supes

MONTEREY — Monday, Highland County supervisors approved constructing a 100-foot public service communications tower to fill first-responder radio dead spots in the Blue Grass Valley. More...

Planners deadlock on farmers market at BCH

WARM SPRINGS — Following a public hearing Monday, the Bath County Planning Commission cited potential problems with traffic, parking, and helicopter rotor wash when it made no recommendation on a Bath Community Hospital request for a conditiona More...

Pipe would remove ridgetops, groups say

MONTEREY — According to citizen opposition groups, Dominion Resources intends to blast away, excavate, and partially remove entire mountaintops along 38 miles of Appalachian ridgelines as part of the construction of the proposed Atlantic Coast More...

‘Freight Train’ returns to Virginia Opry

CLIFTON FORGE — The Virginia Opry will continue its 26th performance season on stage at the Historic Masonic Theatre on Saturday, May 6, at 8 p.m.  More...

Blue Grass company nominated for innovation award

HARRISONBURG — Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, the Valley’s regional organization for technology users and creators, recognizes and highlights the achievements of local technology firms, organizations and programs & More...

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The Little and Tiny Miss Bath County Pageant was held on Saturday. More...

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Dwight Walton of West Warm Springs shows off prize morel mushrooms he foraged on Monday. Just five of the king-sized fungi weighed one pound. More...

George Campbell Bird: ‘His life spoke’

MONTEREY — When I was in my early 20s and new to Highland County, one of the first people I met was George Bird, who died last Wednesday at the age of 82. He came into The Recorder to renew his subscription. More...

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Evelyn Gwin, trustee for the Roy S. Campbell Trust, donated to the Bath Community Hospital’s Bistro to purchase a commercial ice machine for use on the impatient wing. More...

Junior 4-H camp to be held July 24-28

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — If your child has never experienced an away from home camping week, then 4-H Camp is a great way to start.  Junior 4-H Camp will be held July 24-28 at the W.E. More...

Obituaries

Leonard “Ham” Junior Neil

BURNSVILLE — Leonard “Ham” Junior Neil, 61, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.  He was born July 12, 1955 in Bat More...

George Campbell Bird

MILL GAP — George Campbell Bird, 82, of Mill Gap, formerly of Richmond, passed away peacefully April 19, 2017, surrounded by family.  He was born on Jan. More...

Charlotte Wallin Newton

ARLINGTON — Charlotte Wallin Newton, 85, of Arlington, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at The Jefferson.  More...

Sports

Herman Peery: Pro on course, and in life

HOT SPRINGS — Another spring brings another golf season at The Cascades. Although the calendar says spring “officially” arrives in March, I always believed spring was officially here when the golf course was open for the year.  More...

Chargers best HHS Rams

MONTEREY — The Highland Rams softball team faced Bath County on Tuesday, April 18 for a home game, where the Chargers overcame Highland, 20-7.  The Rams also traveled to Craig County for a double-header on April 21, and the Craig team flaw More...

Rams fight close home game but fall short of win

MONTEREY — The Highland Rams hosted Parry McCluer on Wednesday, April 19, the varsity baseball game was close, but PM pulled away for the win, 9-5.  Rams coach T.J. More...

Letters

Blasting will damage home, environment

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Dominion Resources’ proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Even former FERC chair saw project deficiencies

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to Nathaniel Davis, Senior Deputy Secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, regarding Dominion Resources’ proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Dear Mr. More...

Project should consider cumulative impacts

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Dominion Resources’ proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.   More...


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