November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Deeds pays visit to Valley

Explains government to students, fields questions

HOT SPRINGS — November is Virginia School Boards Association “Bring Your Legislator to School” month, and State Sen. Creigh Deeds accepted an invitation to speak at Valley Elementary School last Wednesday. More...

Dominion sets open house

MONTEREY — Dominion has scheduled the next round of informational open houses for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, an interstate gas pipeline proposed to go through Highland from West Virginia to North Carolina. An open house will take place Jan. More...

Highland briefed on new forest plan

MONTEREY — The first new George Washington and Jefferson National Forests management plan in more than 20 years was the subject a of briefing for Highland supervisors at their Nov. 19 work session. More...

In brief ...

• Last Thursday, supervisors voted to move forward conditionally on a proposal by Economic Development Authority chair Nancy Witschey to arrange a public seminar to educate landowners on pipeline rights of way with expenses not to exceed $2,500. More...

‘Tis the season ...

It’s that time of the year to touch base with loved ones who are away from home. The Recorder invites readers to let us know of friends or family members who won’t be able to get out or get home for Christmas this year. More...

Plea agreement reached in arson case

WARM SPRINGS – Jonathan Hise, 23, of Hot Springs appeared in Bath Circuit Court Friday, charged with felony arson of an occupied dwelling. More...

Forum scheduled for landowners affected by pipeline

MONTEREY — The Highland County Economic Development Authority has scheduled a landowner education forum in regard to the proposed natural gas pipeline which may cross Highland County: “What to expect when you are approached by a natural g More...

Wilderness conservation group applauds National Forest plan

CHARLOTTESVILLE — After years of delay, the George Washington National Forest has released its final Land Management Plan, which will guide land use decisions for the next decade on 1.1 million acres of federal land in western Virginia. More...

Library Notes

• Do you enjoy holiday music? Would you like to add music to your collection from popular artists such as Mannheim Steamroller, Pentatonix, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and Perry Como? How does free sound? More...

Wintertide market set

MONTEREY — Shopping local is about much more than food – did you know this area is filled with talented artisans and crafters? More...

Entrepreneurs gather during Wintertide in Monterey

MONTEREY — As Highland County has been preparing for the winter season, one group of artists, crafters, and collectors, is talking about growing the local economy and growing their own small, side business at the same time. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Millboro Elementary MILLBORO — Allison Hicklin, principal at Millboro Elementary School, has announced the honor roll students for the third nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, Dec. 2 — Millboro Elementary SchoolClosed meeting 5:30 p.m.; regular meeting 7 p.m. More...

How do you cook a turkey? Let area children tell you

Highland Elementary SchoolPreschool I made a picture of my turkey. My turkey was big. I caught the turkey and then I ate it. I put it in the oven at 30 degrees. I ate it. I took a bite. Then I played. - Abram Lockridge More...

Sports

Chargers short on experience

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team will have lots of new faces as the Chargers begin the 2014-15 season. They lost seven seniors last year and have only four members of last year’s varsity squad returning. More...

Bath girls going back to basics

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ basketball team is getting back to basics. “We’ve been working on fundamental drills and ball handling, and our shooting is all right,” Charger coach Danny Sifford said. More...

Ram girls will lean on veterans

MONTEREY — Third-year Highland coach Mike Isles hopes experience will allow the Rams to improve on last season’s 3-18 record. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County

• Nov. 16 — Deputy Todd Fry assisted a disabled motorist on Sam Snead Highway. • Nov. 17 — Deputy James Rexrode performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. • Nov. More...

Letters

Support children through Angel Tree program

Editor, The Recorder, The Highland County Department of Social Services, in partnership with the Highland County Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring the annual Angel Tree, providing supplemental Christmas assistance to children between the ages of 0-1 More...

Time for Highlanders to create their own prosperity

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Opinions & Commentary

Deeds an example of serving others

Don’t gloss over this week’s front-page story about Sen. Creigh Deeds’ visit to Valley Elementary School. More...

It’s time to be thankful, but sometimes I’m not

Say What?

Thanksgiving is here again, that wonderful time of year when we reflect on the things we are thankful for. I’m thankful for a lot, to be sure. More...

Hospitality can’t be beat in small town living

Singing Farm Wife

One of the beautiful things about living in a small community is the hospitality extended to neighbors. More...

Breaking News - 3:14 PM

Heads up on I-64 this afternoon  Free Access 

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will use a series of short-duration closures this afternoon to empty and remove an overturned tanker truck on Interstate 64 in Alleghany County. More...

Breaking News - 3:11 PM

Snow creates power outages in region  Free Access 

Update from Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative

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Dominion reprimanded, agrees to fix pipeline issues

Dominion has agreed to comply with an administrative consent order after West Virginia’s environmental regulators cited multiple water pollution law violations spanning nine waterways in three counties following a string of gas and oil pipeline More...

‘Mountain region’ idea supported

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, Highland supervisors adopted a resolution in support of creating a Virginia Mountain Region for the purposes of tourism marketing. More...

Hospital seeks to move case out of state courts

HOT SPRINGS — Last Thursday, the defendants sued Oct. 29 by Dr. James “Jim” Redington filed to remove the case from Bath County Circuit Court. More...

Corrections

• In the Nov. 13 edition of The Recorder, Karleigh McMullen’s name was left out of the sixth-grade A-B honor roll listing for the first nine week’s of the 2014-15 school year at Valley Elementary School. More...

Red Hat ladies gather for trip

MONTEREY — The sassy Monterey members of The Red Hat Society attended an afternoon performance of “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Shakespeare Theatre in Staunton on Saturday, Nov. 1. More...

Bath courthouse celebrates centennial

WARM SPRINGS – A host of celebrants came to the Bath County Courthouse Friday to commemorate its centennial anniversary. More...

AMI farm fellowship 2015 applications available

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain Institute is seeking inspiring individuals to participate in the fifth cohort of its AMI Farm Fellowship (formerly the Allegheny Mountain School Fellowship). More...

Deer hunting: Frequently asked questions

RICHMOND — Virginia’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries often gets questions about the deer population, and hunting regulations. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions. More...

Master Sergeant David S. Brock retires from USAF

LANGLEY AFB, HAMPTON — Master Sergeant David S. Brock, formerly of Monterey, was retired from the United States Air Force on Nov. 7, 2014, following 21 years of service. Brock was born Nov. 29, 1971 in Harrisonburg, the son of John D. More...

Rockbridge Regional Fair invites Bath 4-H to participate

WARM SPRINGS – For 2015, the Rockbridge Regional Fair has approved the inclusion of Bath County 4-H members. More...

Volunteer training scheduled

COVINGTON — The mission of Safehome Systems is to empower and advocate for victims and survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and to work toward a community free of violence. But we can’t do the work alone. More...

ODEC works to improve facilities at Monterey

MOUNT CRAWFORD — Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has begun working on a project that will increase reliability to its member-owner Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Monterey delivery point in Highland County. More...

Obituaries

PATRICIA SITES MARSHALL NISWANDER

MONTEREY — Patricia Sites Marshall Niswander, 87, of Monterey, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Niswander was born in Harrisonburg on Nov. 5, 1927, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Olivia Stearn Sites. More...

JULIAN B. GRIFFIN

HOT SPRINGS — Julian B. Griffin, 86, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born Oct. 10, 1928 in Hot Springs, the son of the late Alexander B. Griffin and Minnie Pullin Griffin. More...

HENRY CLARK EAGLE

LYNCHBURG — Henry Clark Eagle Jr., 89, of Lynchburg and formerly of Head Waters, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born May 5, 1925 in McDowell, a son of the late Henry C. More...

Home & Property

What brings you to Highland County?

MONTEREY — Last month, Craig Schroeder, of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, met with more than 100 Highland County residents to assist community leaders in their economic development efforts to grow the economy and population through entr More...

Plan supports Shenandoah Mountain Scenic Area

HARRISONBURG — Much to the delight of Friends of Shenandoah Mountain, the new George Washington National Forest management plan makes a solid recommendation for a 90,000-acre Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area. More...

Photo

The Valley High School classes of 1963, 1964 and 1965 held a reunion in September and used extra money from the reunion to make a donation to the Bath County Christmas Mother program. More...

Early Files

K-J Sheep Company of Highland bred 1984 national Champion ram

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 23, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 26, 1964

• One of the earliest deer kills was scored before 8 a.m. the opening day by C.W. Hammer, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Hammer of Monterey. C.W. and his hunting partner, Harry C. Marshall, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 16, 1989

• The chances of Highland County High School fielding a varsity baseball team next spring in the Pioneer District are slipping away as rapidly as the bitter cold of winter is approaching. More...


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