June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

VDOT to hold hearing on 250 bridge replacement

STAUNTON — The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to U.S. 250 (Churchville Avenue) in Augusta County. The meeting takes place 4-6 p.m. More...

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Tracy Chapman, left, served as director of ambassador relations and a facilitator at this year’s Hugh O’Brien Youth leadership conference in Harrisonburg. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• During Tuesday’s Bath County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, supervisor Claire Collins announced she will not be running for reelection this fall. “There’s always a time and a season for everything,” she said. More...

‘Litter expert’ recognized

HOT SPRINGS – Winter, summer, spring and fall, Mimi Byrd Keyser is out there. You’ve seen her — jogging an average of four miles every morning, along busy U.S. 220 between The Healing and The Hot.  More...

Remembering Brooke ...

The morning of graduation, the Highland High School Class of 2017 paid tribute to their classmate, Brooke Jewell Harper, daughter of Terry Lee Harper and Christy Joy Gum Harper, who died Dec. More...

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The Guthrie Brothers will take the stage of the Historic Masonic Theatre Friday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Gillespie, Northam take majority vote in primaries

BATH and HIGHLAND — Ralph S. Northam got the nod during Tuesday’s Democratic primary, but voters and Bath and Highland supported Tom Perriello, as did the vast majority of western and central Virginia.  More...

City of Covington becoming ‘drone zone’

COVINGTON — The city with the East Coast’s second largest paper mill is becoming a hub for drone recreation, research and education.  On Monday, Virginia Gov. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland High School graduates 14

MONTEREY — It was equally heartwarming and celebratory Saturday when the Highland High School class of 2017 got to turn their tassels.  More...

School staff appointed

WARM SPRINGS — During a special meeting Tuesday, the Bath County School Board made a number of administrative staff appointments.  More...

Academic achievement

Catharine K. Reagan   ROANOKE – Catharine Kane Reagan, a rising sophomore at Hollins University, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. More...

Sports

Highland honors athletes at spring banquet

The Highland High School baseball team was recognized at the athletic banquet on May 31. More...

HHS track represented at states

MONTEREY — Michael Lotts represented the Highland High School Track team at the 1A State Championship meet at East Rockingham and Spotswood High Schools two weeks ago.  Lotts participated in the discus event, which was moved to Spotswood, More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County   • June 6 — Officer provided escort for funeral.  • June 6 — Officer responded to a disturbance, Water Street.  • June 7 — Officer responded to report of destruction of property, Piney More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • June 4 — Deputy Randozzo responded to a report of a tree blocking the roadway on Ridge Road.  • June 4 —Deputy Bryan and Randozzo assisted with a funeral escort at McLaughlin Young Funeral Home.  & More...

Letters

River groups follow up with questions for DEQ

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent June 11 to David Paylor, director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, following Paylor’s visit last week to Bath and Highland counties to see areas affected by the proposed Atl More...

Help make a difference: join local organizations

Editor, The Recorder,  As president of the Millboro Ruritan Club, I would like to thank The Recorder for the article in your June 1 edition, “Blood drive volunteers exceed their goals.” Geoff Hamill’s coverage of the local bloo More...

‘Pipeline porn,’ sleazy agenda, from Dominion

Editor, The Recorder,  The other day I received a slick brochure from Dominion extolling its pipeline project. Yes, it was very eye-appealing, so much so that I have a phrase for it: pipeline porn.  More...

Senators press for FERC reform

MONTEREY — Virginia’s U.S. senators last week rolled out legislation at voter request to reform the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. More...

BCHS principal moves on

HOT SPRINGS — Twenty-four years after Sarah Rowe graduated from Bath County High School, the Bath County native is moving on from her job as principal of the school.  Rowe accepted a position as principal of Clifton Middle School in Low Mo More...

Clarification

• The press release from the Highland County Recreation Commission last week should have mentioned the pool complex hours on Sundays this season are from 1-6 p.m.   More...

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Historic White’s Wayside diner owner Jack Wilson, right, stood with citizen group leaders working to ensure state and federal regulators act as required by law with respect to the proposed Atla More...

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During last Tuesday’s school board meeting, Bath County Schools Superintendent Sue Hirsh presented a certificate in recognition of 10 years of service to teacher Amber Yohe. More...

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Mimi Byrd Keyser, right, has received the Golden Trowel Award from the Warm Springs Valley Garden Club for her diligence in keeping a two-mile stretch of U.S. 220 free of litter. More...

Library fees waived 2 days

WARM SPRINGS — Two days only: Return or renew your overdue library materials on Monday, June 19 or Tuesday, June 20 and your overdue fines will be waived at the Bath County Public Library, and other libraries in the Rockbridge Regional Library More...

Highland VRS earns outstanding recognition

STAUNTON — The Central Shenandoah EMS Council has named Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad the region’s 2017 Outstanding EMS Agency.  More...

Address transparency concerns, Goodlatte asks

Access roads for pipeline unclear

BURNSVILLE — U.S. Rep. More...

HMC dentist honored with award

RICHMOND — Duong Hoang, dentist at Highland Medical Center, was named “Dental Provider of the Year” by the Virginia Community Healthcare Association. More...

Obituaries

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Matie Rexrode  Free Access 

WAYNESBORO – Matie Catherine Rexrode, 92, of Avante at Waynesboro, and formerly of Highland County, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.She was born June 11, 1925 in Highland County, near Monterey, the daughter of t More...

BILLY AARON CHAMBERS, JR.

MILLBORO — Billy Aaron Chambers Jr., 51, of Millboro, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at a private facility.  He was born Oct. 26, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of Billy A. Chambers Sr. More...

GEORGE IRA CARPENTER JR.

HARROGATE, Tenn. — George Ira Carpenter Jr., 51, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at his home. More...

Home & Property

Recycling debate dominates board meeting

WARM SPRINGS — Citizens spoke in support of recycling Tuesday, when Bath County supervisors considered eliminating glass collection from the county recycling program. More...

HTC to build advanced fiber network

MONTEREY — Highland Telephone Cooperative has been an important partner in the quality of life and economic development in Highland County for more than 100 years. More...

Pipeline route walk to start near Bolar on Saturday

BOLAR — This Saturday, June 17, “Walking the Line: Into the Heart of Virginia” will step out for a two-week walk along the Virginia portion of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route that will span five counties and 150 miles. More...

Early Files

Ramps draw fragrant friends

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, April 30, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Ned Bane was publisher. The article was written by Sandy Hevener.   MONTEREY — Puuuuh! Who’s been eating ramps? More...

50 years ago

JUNE 15, 1967

• Mrs. Nancy Siron Armstrong, 24, was killed instantly Sunday at about 3 p.m. when she was hurled from her rear seat on a motorcycle into a fence. Her death is the first on Highland’s highways in five years. More...

25 years ago

JUNE 12, 1992

• School Superintendent T.C. Dickerson III confirmed Wednesday afternoon that he had resigned his position effective July 10. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Steak lunch plans foiled

Memory Lane

MILL GAP — At the sawmill owned by G.W. Townsend in the early days, a stranger drove in and he bought a trailer load of the best grade on the yard. He wrote a check in the amount of more than $2,000. That was a lot of money back in those days. More...

Fin, feather, and fur: Oh, the audacity!

Meadowdale Musings

Audacity: Shameless or brazen boldness, insolence, imprudence. Never let it be said that we are not animal lovers. We adore animals with the stipulation that there are limits! More...

Small piece of coal: A short history

Wonders of the Woods A closer look at our natural world

Carbon. It’s the basis of all life. And coal is comprised of nearly pure carbon. Therefore, it is an interesting concept that coal is made of once-living things. More...


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