June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 6/23/2016 8:12 AM

US 220 closed south of Monterey  Free Access 

MONTEREY — U.S. 220, about two miles south of Monterey, is closed following a 2-car accident this morning.   More...

Letters get loving welcome

MONTEREY — Local officials, volunteers and other residents turned out Tuesday for the official dedication of the new LOVEworks sign on U.S. 220 across from Highland Medical Center. More...

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Who brought s’mores? As the 2016 school year came to an end, the Highland senior class prank involved camping on the front lawn and a mobile swimming pool. (Recorder photo by David Cockerham) More...

Correction

A photo caption of uniforms on exhibit at the Highland Museum should have stated a veteran’s name as Frank Ralston. All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. Clarifications will also be made as needed. More...

EDA seeks pro-business path

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority began an aggressive plan for bringing jobs to a county that lacks area-wide cellular phone coverage and, to some, has an anti-business reputation. More...

Pounds of pennies go to pets

MONTEREY — It took a little more than three weeks for Highland Elementary School students to raise a hefty sum to help four-legged friends. More...

AMR seeks volunteer for gospel music show

MONTEREY – Do you love Gospel music? Would you like to share that love of gospel with others? Do you have just a few hours to spare during the month? More...

Club ready for 4th of July party

BLUE GRASS — This year has been a busy one for the Blue Grass Ruritan Club. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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The students of Gerald Waggoner held their seventh annual Highland Spring Piano Recital June 5 at Highland Baptist Church. More...

Academic Honors

Aaron Newmarker HARRISONBURG — Aaron Newmarker of Millboro graduated from James Madison University May 6, with a degree in kinesiology Rebecca Davis HARRISONBURG — Rebecca Davis of Millboro graduated from James Madi- son University May More...

Sports

Midlothian man wins triathlon for 3rd straight year

LAKE MOOMAW — For the third year in a row, Jim Fisher of Midlothian was the winner of the Bath County “Moomaw Madness” Triathlon. The race was held Saturday, and around 250 athletes came out to compete. More...

Ford notches two wins

AKRON, Ohio — It was another good week for Bath County native Jailyn Ford and the Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league. Ford went 2-1 in the circle as the Racers completed a 4-1 road trip to Chicago and Dallas. More...

Greenbrier Classic approaching

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The PGA Tour returns to the area for the seventh edition of The Greenbrier Classic at The Old White TPC July 4-10. Practice rounds are July 4-6 with the tourney rounds July 7-10. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 12 — Deputy McRoberts and Virginia State Police arrested Bradley Tingler on a PB-15, and transported him to Alleghany Regional Jail. More...

Early Files

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Sandy Fore submitted this photo of a 1945 class at McDowell Elementary School and would like help identifying the students. Please contact us at recorderoffice@htcnet.org or call (540) 468-2147. More...

Racing gets in your blood, say Millboro enthusiasts

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 21, 1976 issue of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JUNE 23, 1966

• An eight-room farm house on Big Valley farm owned by James Hiner and Roy Gutshall Jr. was burned to the ground Sunday night at about 9:30. Fire Chief Glen Hammer said the house was occupied by George O. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome no fun

A Party of One

First of all, I want to thank so many of you who expressed your condolences on the loss of my darling Brownie. Your cards and calls and Facebook posts were very comforting. The experience was the first (and last) for me. More...

Highland has much to offer visitors

They’re fun! Those LOVE letters now parked on U.S. 220 just south of Monterey are lovely, indeed. The colors and quilt pattern designs are creative and symbolic of Highland County — its people, its history, and its beautiful environs. More...

Pictorial

The Highland County Recreation Commission kicked off summer at the pool complex, where Mason Sweeney seemed thrilled to join the fun. More...

Breaking News - 6:43 AM

Be aware of road closures  Free Access 

NUMEROUS ROADS CLOSED IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY  More...

Breaking News - 6/23/2016 1:06 PM

U.S. 220 open  Free Access 

MONTEREY — The Highland County Sheriff's Office has verified that U.S. 220 south of Monterey has been re-opened to traffic following this morning's two-car accident. More...

Breaking News - 6/23/2016 9:49 AM

Wreck closes US 220  Free Access 

Sheriff says it will be closed a couple more hours

MONTEREY — Two vehicles, a truck and a sedan, collided virtually head-on this morning before 8 a.m. Highland County Sheriff David Neil said, “This is the worst wreck I’ve seen here in years.” More...

Majority of respondents protest pipeline

MONTEREY — Objections overwhelmingly predominated comments made in Bath County last month over the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline rerouting. Most also demanded a programmatic environmental impact statement. More...

BZA ratifies 2014 vote

WARM SPRINGS — A missing oath of office resulted in the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals needing to ratify a vote Monday, one that was taken in 2014. More...

Bath court considers probation violations; grand jury indicts 4

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath County woman convicted of forgery last October faced Judge Jay Whetsel in Bath Circuit Court Monday on a probation violation. More...

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Eva Aumen of Mustoe, left, talked about her artwork during the opening of her retrospective show, “Nature Sings Her Own Sweet Song” Sunday in the Mountain View Room of Highland County Pub More...

In brief ...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• The Highland County Economic Development Authority welcomed its soon-to-be newest member, Brian Obaugh, at its meeting Monday. More...

Armstrong publishes 13th book

HOT SPRINGS — Some consider 13 an unlucky number, but for Rick Armstrong, it’s a pretty good one. More...

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Highland Center interns Miranda Essig of Reston and Codi Burgess of Falling Spring began work last week on the landscape of the Highland Inn. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Volunteer program available at Bath hospital

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital announces a new volunteer program that will offer individuals a variety of experiences from administrative work to assisting in various departments throughout the facility. More...

Obituaries

EVERETT J. RILEY

MILLBORO — Everett Jackson Riley, 82, of Millboro, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from his residence, surrounded by his family. More...

Poor Farm Bluegrass Festival to be held July 23

WARM SPRINGS — The first Poor Farm Bluegrass Festival is slated to take place Saturday, July 23 from noon-9 p.m. at Poor Farm. More...

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Sunshine peeked through the clouds following heavy rain on the Blue Grass Valley early Friday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Home & Property

Board funds tunnel restoration

STAUNTON – The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved $1.3 million in funding for the Blue Ridge (Crozet) Tunnel restoration through the Transportation Alternatives Program. More...

Pipeline opponents come together to plant sacred corn

It was grassroots community action at its finest a couple of weeks ago in Stuarts Draft in Augusta County and Wingina in Nelson County. More...

Masonic Theatre to re-open in Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE — A restored community iconic landmark, the Historic Masonic Theatre, reopens on July 1, 2 and 3, roughly 111 years after the cornerstone was installed by Masonic Lodge 166 on July 4, 1905. More...

Letters

Dominion CEO: Pipeline will be built with care

Editor, The Recorder, My name is David Christian, and I serve as Chief Executive Officer of Dominion’s Energy Infrastructure Group. More...

Access road for ACP would destroy property

Editor, The Recorder, I have more very disturbing news about Dominion’s proposed construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on our historic property, The Wilderness. More...

Get ready for a little drama in Highland Co.

Editor, The Recorder, D- D- D- Drama Camp! It’s year No. 19 for me directing summer drama camp, and I am tickled as always! We return this year to Wonderland!, a musical first staged in 2003. More...


Summer Guide