July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

New farm offers pastured eggs, poultry  Free Access 

POSSUM TROT — Jim and Catie King have started a sustainable grass-fed egg and broiler operation at their five-acre Fireside Farm LLC. More...

Bath bluegrass festival expands to two days  Free Access 

BOLAR — Bluegrass music was born in the Appalachian Mountains in the 18th century and it’s alive and well in the hills of Bath County. More...

Highland County Arts Council announces series

MONTEREY — Jason Canze, chair of the Highland County Arts Council, has announced the council received its first grant from the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge.  More...

Weather

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Garth Newel Music Center presents the third weekend of the 2017 Summer Festival with two concerts on Saturday, July 22 at 5 p.m. More...

Foot stompin’ good times had at fiddlers convention

The New Ballard Branch Bogtrotters played at the fiddlers convention dances during the sixth annual event last weekend. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

River group concerned about pipeline projects

JACKSON RIVER — The Jackson River Preservation Association Inc. summer meeting took place at Fiddletop Farm located on the Jackson River, on July 15. The JRPA is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Jackson River.  More...

Be prepared for animal sheltering in an emergency

Editor’s note: This is the first of two in a series by Jeanne Lou Hull and Dot Terry, co-chairs, Animal Sheltering Committee of the Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee. MONTEREY — The No. More...

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The Traveling Players Ensemble will perform Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors on the Masonic Amphitheatre’s stage in Clifton Forge on Friday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Sports

4,000 attend Ingalls Field for Wings & Wheels

HOT SPRINGS — Opening to clear skies, the Wings and Wheels Car and Air Show welcomed more than 4,000 visitors, 100 show cars, and a heart-stopping air show on Saturday, July 15, high atop Hot Springs at Ingalls Field Airport.  More...

Bath native strikes out 6, nets 4th

AKRON, Ohio — Jailyn Ford picked up her fourth pitching win of the season for the Akron Racers in National Pro Fastpitch softball action last week.  The Bath County native hurled a complete game, allowed six hits, no earned runs, and struc More...

Youth Program emphasizes entrepreneurship

MONTEREY — The Highland Center’s Youth Employment Program, now in its 16th year, is going strong again this summer, with 21 students at as many worksites across the county.  More...

Home & Property

Bath EDA discusses executive director options

WARM SPRINGS — Since completing the deal to bring Speyside Bourbon Cooperage and 30 jobs to Bath County last year, the Economic Development Authority finds itself in need of direction.  During last Wednesday’s meeting, EDA members di More...

G.W. ‘Junior’ Johnson named new Bath deputy

WARM SPRINGS – Former trooper G.W. “Junior” Johnson has traded the Virginia State Police “blue and gray” for the brown uniform of the Bath County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

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Bath County Economic Development Authority

• The Bath County Economic Development Authority welcomed new member Joe Wood during its meeting last Wednesday. Wood replaced Mason Cauthorn as representative for the Millboro District.  More...

Letters

Eminent domain laws need repeal, and study

Editor, The Recorder,  Corporations do seem to have control over our lives — control of the futures of our children’s lives, control of the futures of the lives of our grandchildren, control of our land and property, and perhaps ever More...

Support local radio: Call your congressman

Editor, The Recorder,  We need our local radio station!  How else will we get our school closing announcements? How else will we know about local emergencies that might be life threatening? More...

Nelson resident cites pipeline project patterns

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent July 15 from a Nelson County resident to David Paylor, director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, about the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. More...

Breaking News - 7/21/2017 9:57 AM

FERC issues final impact statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued its final Environmental Impact Statement on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline today, as expected.  More...

Virginia governor candidate debate  Free Access 

Full video of the debate between Democratic candidate Ralph Northam and Republican candidate Ed Gillespie at the Omni Homestead Resort on July 22, 2017. More...

Photos

Above: A procession of motorcycles thundered along Doe Hill Road from McDowell Sunday to the final resting place of Dale “VaHighlander” Simmons at McKendree Cemetery. More...

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Bath County Chamber of Commerce members and friends got the full Snead’s 1912 Steak experience with appetizers of the hanger steak and other dinner menu options as well as select wine and beers More...

Garth Newel Emerging Artists play at church

COVINGTON — “Music on the Corner” at First Presbyterian Church in Covington will present the Garth Newel Emerging Artists Piano and String Ensemble in a concert at 7 p.m. More...

Bath County hospital welcomes new CFO

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital has announced that Deb Shipman has joined the staff as Chief Financial Officer.  More...

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Members of the Highland High School class of 1992 met Saturday for their 25-year class reunion. More...

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Beth Eley, left, and Trisha Noel were two of a host of volunteers who helped hang hundreds of entries in the 2017 Bath County Art Show Monday. The show opens Saturday, July 22 and runs from 1-5 p.m. More...

Flying high, driving fast at Wings & Wheels festival

  Scott Francis flies an MXS aircraft in a thrilling display of aerobatic skill at Wings and Wheels. |align=left|width=250|height=167|link=node]  A rare 1930 Dodge Brothers DD-6 on display at the Wings and Wheels car show. More...

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This is the fourth of a series of class pictures from the 1952 and 1950 Blue Grass School yearbooks following research to identify all the students. This is the 1952 fifth and sixth grade class. More...

Obituaries

REBECCA “BECKY” LEIGH REID STUMP

MONTEREY – Rebecca “Becky” Leigh Reid Stump, 52, of Monterey passed away, Monday, July 17, 2017, at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.  She was born in Danville on March 9, 1965, the only daughter of and Sa More...

KATHY LYNN BRAY POLLARD

PETERSBURG, W.Va. More...

LINDA FAYE WRIGHT HICKS

WARM SPRINGS — Linda Faye Wright Hicks, 69, of Mountain Grove, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her residence. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

HIGHLAND COUNTY  Thursday, July 20 • Highland County Fair Association meets 7:30 p.m., modular conference room, 89 Highland Center Drive.   More...

Early Files

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From left, Ellen Stump, Sarah Harman and Rebekah Gardner took some time after church Sunday to jump rope, a sure sign of spring. More...

Mental health services available

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Aug. 14, 1998 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher and editor. The article was written by Jessica Wilke.   More...

21 50 years ago

JULY 20, 1967

• Elbert Wayne Simmons, the husband of the former Ellen Ratcliffe of Monterey, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Simmons of Woodbridge, formerly of Monterey, was recently promoted to the rank of Specialist fourth grade.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Cutting the ribbon to open the new Millboro Volunteer Fire Association station addition were, from left: former fire chief Hugh Landis, Del. Ben Cline, Jean Shinault, Rep. More...

Pipeline puzzle pieces shamefully missing

Is there any way to stop the pipeline from coming through here? That’s the question we’re asked most frequently these days. More...


Fair Guide 2017

Summer Guide 2017