July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Teenager drowns at Lake Moomaw

LAKE MOOMAW — A 15-year-old Tazewell County boy drowned Friday afternoon while swimming at the beach area of Lake Moomaw. More...

Correction

Sarah Rexrode, director of Highland County Department of Social Services, corrected the press release published last week about cooling assistance available in Highland. The program dates are June 15-Aug. 17. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• At their annual close-out meeting Monday, Highland supervisors adopted bookkeeping amendments to revise fiscal year 2015 budgeted amounts to match actual revenue and expenses. More...

Sheriff hopes to equip trailer

WARM SPRINGS – The Bath County Sheriff’s Office has ordered a trailer to house the recently-donated golf cart, and now the department is looking to equip the trailer. More...

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Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, the Monterey Town Council approved the 2016 budget totaling $317,187, down 4.8 percent from last year’s $333,412 budget. More...

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Highland Planning Commission

• Last Thursday, the Highland planning commission and supervisors heard that the new owners of the Monvallee Motel property expressed interest in placing a Putt-Putt golf course there. More...

Pavilion dedicated in honor of Gus Deeds

VESUVIUS — On what would have been his 26th birthday, May 6, construction began on the Gus Deeds Memorial Pavilion at the Nature Camp in Vesuvius. More...

Public meeting on FSA county committee July 8

LEXINGTON – There will be a public informational meeting on the upcoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee election on Wednesday, JULY 8, starting at 10 a.m. More...

Photos

Sully Stone Stables opened up its barn for a preschool fun day recently. It was a great success and all the kids had a great time with art, painting ponies, pony rides and games. More...

Local Farmers’ Markets offer SNAP matching programs

BATH and HIGHLAND – Consumers today try to stretch their buying dollar as far as it will go, and this is especially true for those on fixed incomes or receiving assistance to feed their families. More...

Jackson River group joins in Highland pipeline protest

NATURAL WELL – The Jackson River Preservation Association has voted to join the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance in opposition to the 42-inch natural gas pipeline proposed to go through Highland County. More...

4-H happenings in area

BATH & HIGHLAND COUNTY - This July, and Bath and Highland 4-H programs are in full swing. More...

Corbin Hayslett concert in Bath July 11

WARM SPRINGS – On Saturday, July 11 at 3 and 7 p.m., Mountain Valley Players will host Corbin Hayslett, banjo player and Appalachian music specialist, at Trimble Hall, Old Dairy, Warm Springs. More...

Music Center opens summer festival

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center presents the “American Made” weekend featuring Scott Miller, the Boxcars and The American Heritage Trio with Bert Carlson, Jim English and Burr Datz as the opening weekend of the Summer Festiva More...

Garth Newel’s 2015 Summer Festival continues

HOT SPRINGS – Garth Newel Music Center presents the second week of the 2015 Summer Festival with two concerts, Quintessential Quintets on Saturday, July 11 at 5 p.m. More...

Photo

A hummingbird backed away from the feeder after a snack. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Bell announces appointment to education conference

STAUNTON — Delegate Richard P. More...

The Cornerstone

Masonic funeral rites were mentioned in the last article, in the context of being one of the reasons some men have become Masons. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Millboro Elementary School MILLBORO — Millboro Elementary School principal, Allison Hicklin, has announced the fourth quarter, second semester, and year-long honor rolls for the 2014-15 school year. More...

VES holds 7th grade awards

WARM SPRINGS — Valley Elementary School held its seventh grade promotion on Monday, June 1. The program began with Kennedi Essex leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Sadie Adams welcomed parents, guests and staff. More...

Achievements

Rachel Simmons MILLBORO — Rachel Simmons of Millboro graduated from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, in Clifton Forge, on May 15, with a career studies certificate in massage therapy. Stacy Diane Sexton More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 21 — Deputy Bryan IV and Deputy Randozzo responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on Sam Snead Highway. • June 21 —Bryan IV and Randozzo responded to a report of a break-in on Hunters Lane. More...

Early Files

Battlefield marker placed in 1927 to honor veterans

Editor’s note: The following article was originally published in the May 2, 2003 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JULY 1, 1965

• George O. Wilson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George O. Wilson Sr. of Monterey, was commissioned an Army second lieutenant after being graduated from the Infantry Office Candidate School. More...

25 years ago

JULY 5, 1990

• Four new varsity sports will be added to the Highland High School athletic program over the next two years. The school board Monday approved a recommendation from superintendent T.C. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

We can think of no better way to honor Gus Deeds than the beautiful new pavilion at Nature Camp, dedicated Saturday, especially with the compelling words from one of his friends, Tony Walters, and he More...

Community deserves assurance

Hopes fell flat this week after the Bath Community Hospital announced changes to its board structure. More...

Why men love wheels and ‘smart’ tractors

Meadowdale Musings

A wise old mother in law once said, “The biggest difference in men and boys is the price of their toys.” Well, I could not have said it better myself. More...

Dominion amplifies urgency, pumps up pipeline PR efforts

MONTEREY — Dominion’s public affairs and lobbying agency has announced the launch of a pro-Atlantic Coast Pipeline group proclaiming urgency for building the pipeline and alleging a tripling of demand for natural gas over the next 20 year More...

Bath hospital appoints CEO

Board bylaws change

HOT SPRINGS — For months, Bath County residents have pushed to make sure the Bath Community Hospital physicians who threatened to resign will stay. More...

County buys new voting machines

MONTEREY — Voters will return to paper ballots using an optical scanner this November. Monday, Highland supervisors agreed to purchase seven voting machines at $72,290 with payments to be made in four annual installments. More...

Photos

A contingent of about 20 Highland County Democrats joined more than 2,000 other party members from across the state June 26 at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Fairfax. More...

Photo

Mayor Rich Holman shows off the late Tom Atkeson’s donated architectural storage cabinet that was moved back to its point of origin in the same building that once housed his office and today se More...

Webb running for second term as treasurer

WARM SPRINGS — Pam Webb won over six other candidates in the November 2011 election to become Bath County treasurer. This November, she is unopposed for re-election. More...

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Highland School Board

• Last Thursday, the Highland County School Board approved Title I and Title II applications for school auditors to examine. More...

Highland sheriff opens community dialogue

MONTEREY — In light of the impending pipeline construction issue looming in our not too distant future, I offer the following. More...

Photo

The Highland Arts Council presented Willy Wonka Junior by permission of Music Theatre International Friday and Saturday to everyone’s delight. More...

Bath woman critical after crash

EAGLE ROCK — A Millboro woman was listed in critical condition late Tuesday after an accident that killed two people on U.S. 220. More...

Photos

Burnsville United Methodist Church held Camp Discovery Vacation Bible School, June 25-27, with an average of 16 children each day. More...

Inaugural Mountain Brews & BBQ Festival announced

FRANKLIN, WV – Festival organizers are proud to announce the inaugural Mountain Brews & BBQ Festival Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, from 4to 9 p.m. at CMI Field in Franklin, WV. More...

Auditions announced for MCT’s ‘Cinderella’

WARM SPRINGS – Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Cinderella,” Monday, July 13 in the Family Life Center at Lifeline Ministries, 136 Fairview Lane, Hot Springs, from 10 a.m. until noon. More...

Library Notes

Highland County Public Library

• We’re pleased to announce a partnership between the Mill Gap Ruritans, Bolar Ruritans, Blue Grass Ruritans, Stonewall Ruritans, Monterey Lions Club, and the Highland County Public Library to bring Little Free Libraries to Highland County More...

CRPA elects officers

MILLBORO — The Cowpasture River Preservation Association Board of Directors elected new officers June 14. Serving will be president Monroe “Puggy” Farmer, vice-president Ann Warner, treasurer William Jones and secretary Ann McVey. More...

Photos

Thi s Highland County bear was caught in the act of helping himself to a delicious lunch of fish food, at the fish hatchery located on Turner Lane. Despite all efforts to run the bear off, apparently, the bounty was just too good to pass up. More...

The Revelers to play in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – Thursday, July 16, 2015 beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Greenbrier Classic starts

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The 2015 edition of The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour gets underway today (Thursday) and continues through Sunday at the Old White TPC course. More...

Obituaries

MARY IRENE HISE

MONTEREY — Mary Irene Hise, 88, of Monterey, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Envoy of Staunton. She was born December 4, 1926 in Highland County, a daughter of the late James and Viola Edmond Lowry. More...

Sports

4 Chargers named to all-conference team

HOT SPRINGS — Four members of the 2015 Bath County girls’ soccer team were named to the All-Conference 45 team. More...

Photos

Caleb Hiner throws a pitch against Waynesboro. Hiner came into the game in the fifth inning with the bases loaded and no outs. More...

Home & Property

FSA nomination period now open

LEXINGTON – Rockbridge/Alleghany/ Bath County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Melissa A. Kelley announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on June 15. More...

Photo

This fledgling barn swallow was the last of its clutch to leave the nesting box this weekend. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Wedding

Hall — Phillips

DANVILLE — Krystal Irene Hall and Matthew Jordan Phillips were married Saturday, May 16, 2015 at West Main Baptist Church Danville, VA. The Rev. James Mayes of Ruffin, NC and Rev. Rob Sherrard, of Millboro, VA officiated. More...

Letters

Justices affirm that Virginians’ beliefs don’t matter

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Decisions on public buildings should be left to officials

Editor, The Recorder, We live about an hour and a half from D.C. and from the very populated area of northern Virginia, which allows many people to commute to work from here. More...


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