May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Steep slope plan ‘extensive,’ Dominion says

MONTEREY — Dominion argued in a May 19 filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an earlier U.S. Forest Service request for information about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline steep-slope construction plans was, in part, mistaken. More...

AMR to recognize veterans

MONTEREY — This Memorial Day, Joyce Kennison will recognize the service of local veterans during the gospel and country hours on Monday, May 29.  She will announce the names, branch of service, the years they served, and where they were st More...

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Bath County Planning Commission

• During Monday’s meeting of the Bath County Planning Commission, planning and zoning administrator Sherry Ryder reported that court actions under a new trash ordinance are being prosecuted. More...

Osprey dies after being shot

MONTEREY — Keith Carson of Blue Grass reported on either Sunday, May 7 or early Monday, May 8 that someone shot an osprey in the vicinity of the Peck’s Lane intersection with Potomac River Road north of Monterey.  After being shot, t More...

Correction

• The Fire Queen Pageant results last week should have listed the parents of Little Miss Fire Queen Hannah Meyerhoeffer and first-runner up Samantha Meyerhoeffer as David and Amy Frayer, and Kelly Meyerhoeffer.   More...

Garth Newel kicks off 2017 concert season

HOT SPRINGS – Garth Newel Music Center presents the 2017 Archduke Weekend, long held as the official start to the Garth Newel season, with concerts on Friday, May 26, Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28.  More...

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Lexi Small of Highland had her 10th birthday party recently, and instead of gifts, she asked her friends to bring a bag of cat or dog food to donate to the local food bank. More...

Center hosts open house

MONTEREY — Do you wonder what happens inside The Highland Center? Who is on staff and what programs are they running?  The center invites everyone to an open house on Friday, June 2 from 4-6 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Adams, Lotts advance to championship

QUICKSBURG — Hannah Adams, Jason Johnsen, Michael Lotts, Morgan Adams, and Ryan Skelton traveled to Stonewall Jackson High School last week to represent Highland in the Conference 44 regional qualifier meet.  The track team did well, with More...

Rams topped by Cougars in final game

MONTEREY — The Highland High School softball team was defeated at its final home game of the season Tuesday, May 16.  The Covington Cougars played a rock solid game, as always, defeating the Rams 24-0.  The team also played a group of More...

Cougars jump ahead of Rams in home game

MONTEREY — The Rams baseball team faced Covington recently, and the home game started rough, with the Cougars jumping to a 6-0 lead by the third inning.  Will Thomas, previously out with an injury, rejoined the action with Ethan Smith base More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County   • May 14 — Deputy Colaw and Sergeant Knick responded to an alarm at a business in Mitchelltown.  • May 14 — Deputy Rexrode responded to report of a tree blocking the road near Lake Moomaw.  • M More...

Early Files

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Members of the Monterey Garden Club Community Beautification Committee met with Mayor James L. Mauzy, center, and Harold H. More...

Planting seeds for a better tomorrow

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, March 3, 2006 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and editor. The article was written by Amanda Isley.   More...

Garden club sprucing up cemetery

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, May 24, 2007 edition of The Recorder. Anne Adams was publisher and editor. More...

Opinions & Commentary

If there’s a will, there’s a way

Memory Lane

Back in the early years, one of my neighbors called me one morning and said something had killed on of her chickens.   More...

Support those who support us

From the moment the call for help is dispatched, they swing into action, putting their own lives on hold to assist others.  This is National Emergency Medical Services Week — a good time to recognize those who provide a critical link in th More...

Pictorial

Keith Simmons, who died Friday at the age of 85, will be sorely missed by those of us at 43 Water Street in Monterey. More...

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MGW wins broadband support

STAUNTON — “Connecting people to something greater.”  That has been the mission of a family-operated rural communications company for a half-century.  More...

Millboro clinic to close

MILLBORO — Due to a recent determination by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Bath Community Hospital’s Millboro health clinic will close on July 1. More...

HHS student raised money to fight hunger

MONTEREY — Morgan Adams, a freshman at Highland High School, donated her time and talents to help others last month. More...

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Anna Odell, a rising star in the classical music community, performed a recital Saturday, May 20 at The Highland Center. More...

Planners schedule hearing on application changes

WARM SPRINGS — Applicants for land use rezoning, variances, and conditional use permits will pay more for postage if a Bath County Planning Commission recommendation is adopted by county supervisors.  More...

Star Party in Highland postponed

MONTEREY — Highland County was to host astronomers from the Charlottesville Astronomical Society for a Star Party over the Memorial Day weekend, but the cloudy and rainy weather has forced the event to be cancelled.  Scott Duresky of the C More...

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The Allegheny Mountain String Project held its spring concert Sunday at Garth Newel Music Center. More...

EMS Council celebrates National EMS Week

STAUNTON – Central Shenandoah EMS Council Inc. kicked off National Emergency Medical Services week on May 21. This year’s theme is “EMS Strong: Always in Service.”  More...

Obituaries

John P. ‘Jack’ Ackerly II

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Robert Edward ‘Bob’ Shields

STAUNTON — Robert Edward “Bob” Shields, 73, of Bare Street, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Augusta Health in Fishersville.  Mr. More...

Ellis Keith Simmons

STAUNTON — Ellis Keith Simmons, 85, of Monterey, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at Envoy of Staunton.  He was born Dec. 7, 1931 in Vanderpool, a son of the late Harry Gabriel and Edith Flavey Simmons.  More...

Home & Property

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Boys Home of Virginia recently hosted a trades conference in the Greer Education Building in Covington. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Highland County supervisors at their May 17 work session heard about an upcoming meeting with the state’s top environmental official concerning water quality and Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Doughnut trailer is home

MONTEREY — April 22 marked the 46th anniversary of the Mill Gap Ruritan maple doughnut trailer’s return trip to its home at the fairgrounds.  The location at U.S. 250 and U.S. More...

Letters

Question on health care bill goes unanswered

Editor, The Recorder,  Two weeks ago I penned a letter to the editor requesting an objective evaluation as to why the Republican led House of “Representatives” hurriedly passed the amended health care law. More...

County resident grateful for Bath County hospital

Editor, The Recorder, On Friday, May 12, our little hospital prepared and served their employees and friends a delicious, well-prepared evening meal. The food was enjoyed by all, as well as the fellowship. More...

V-belts also useful for homemade go-cart, bike

Editor, The Recorder,  I read with interest Meadowdale Musings by Luddd Creef on “Mechanization history: Cat tails and v-belts don’t mix,” which caused me to reflect back to when my dad taught me the usefulness of v-belts.  More...


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