November 23, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Citizens request more input on rescue squad plan

MONTEREY — It was standing room only in the county modular conference room Nov. More...

Historic Warm Springs survey under way

WARM SPRINGS — Architectural historian Debra McClane began work on a nomination for a Warm Springs and West Warm Springs Virginia landmark historic district earlier this month, when she visited the archives at the Library of Virginia in Richmon More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Saidee Gibson, director at Robinson, Farmer, Cox, reported to supervisors Nov. More...

Community chorus marks Wintertide, Christmas season

MONTEREY — Now in its sixth year, the Highland Community Chorus will once again delight area residents and visitors with four performances the weekend of Wintertide.  The chorus has 34 members participating this year, including vocalists a More...

Help treat an older resident to lunch

HARRISONBURG — As part of an ongoing effort to meet the needs of a rapidly-aging population, Valley Program for Aging Services will launch a “Lunch Is On Me” Meals on Wheels campaign on Giving Tuesday, Nov. More...

Businessman says pipeline will boost economy

GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The owner of a diverse business in Pocahontas County thinks the benefits of Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast pipeline will outweigh any negative consequences in the long term. More...

Photos

Andrew Burke, 10, of Millboro, bagged this nice seven-pointer on Saturday while hunting with his granddad, Dennis Forbes, on private property. (Photo courtesy Stephanie Forbes) More...

Colliding with deer can impact car insurance

RICHMOND – This time of year brings a sharp increase in insurance claims related to vehicle collisions with animals, particularly deer. More...

Loom houses were feature of county farms

FORKS OF THE WATER — Where do you buy your bed linens? A big, soulless, box store, or impersonal online catalogs? How long do these “made in China” textiles last? A few years?  More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Valley Elementary School Positive Student recently celebrated award winners for the month of October. Teachers recognized the following students for their Positive Panther Safe behavior. More...

Highland junior wins at states

MONTEREY — This past October, Highland High School junior Lucas Wimer went to the Virginia State Fair to participate in the State FFA Lawnmower Competition, and landed a first place award. More...

Highland Elementary School students celebrate Thanksgiving

Dressed in their turkey garb are second grade HES students, from left, front row: Lauren Mason, Aydynn Sweeney, Grace Fisher, Brooklyn Bussard, Addison Lockridge; back row: Kristina Neil, Levi Warner More...

Home & Property

Land values sag near pipeline route

MONTEREY – Land values near Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline have shrunk substantially in anticipation of construction next year.  That’s contrary to a finding by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  More...

Tampering with meters is dangerous, illegal

MT. CRAWFORD — Electric cooperatives use many different pieces of equipment to bring safe, reliable electric service to homes and businesses. More...

Deeds named to Northam transition team

RICHMOND — Last week, governor-elect Ralph Northam announced his bipartisan transition committee, consisting of Virginians from across the commonwealth who will join him over the course of the next two months to lay the groundwork for a success More...

Letters

Virginia Chapel warmly welcomes local visitor

Editor, The Recorder,  I am the mother of six sons. I lost my eldest six years ago — an unbelievable time.  I have watched the rest mature over the years. More...

DEQ should be responsible for residents’ water loss

Editor, The Recorder,  Despite overwhelming evidence and public comments that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline would repeatedly violate Virginia water quality standards, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is More...

AICF explains its position on US immigration laws

Editor, The Recorder,  I would like to respond to some recent aspersions cast against my organization, the American Immigration Control Foundation.  Our position is that our immigration laws should be enforced and that our high level of leg More...

Forest service gives OK for Dominion pipeline

ROANOKE — Last Friday, the USDA Forest Service issued a final record of decision to authorize using National Forest System lands for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, and approve projectspecific amendments for the Monongahela Nation More...

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Highland Economic Development Authority

• The Highland County Economic Development Authority voted on Monday, Nov. 20 to conditionally approve a 2018 grant incentive program, pending language revisions. More...

Foundation starts Hayfields farm planning

McDOWELL — The Virginia Outdoors Foundation has initiated planning for the 1,034-acre Hayfields Farm in Highland County, which is being acquired by VOF following a three-year process in which Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC sought conversion of ope More...

Photos

This is the 17th of a series of class pictures from the 1952 and 1950 Blue Grass School yearbooks following research to identify all the students. This is the 1950 freshman class. More...

No Dominion application submitted for permits

MONTEREY — The Highland County Planning Commission was expecting Dominion to submit conditional use permit applications to build lay-down yards in McDowell and Jack Mountain Village, but none materialized as of the commission’s Nov. More...

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The Clifton Forge Public Library features an art display this month by Sabrina Burks. The display includes original miniature clay art, charcoal sketches, and watercolor. More...

Saying goodbye ... and hello, again

MITCHELLTOWN — It has been our great privilege to have a superb writer on the Bath County beat this last year. More...

Hunting on private property: What you should know

HUNTING CORNER

RICHMOND — Trespass violations, posting property, and access issues are all concerns that affect a landowner’s decision to allow hunting, says the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.  More...

Pipeline route helps resident decide to move

FROST, W.Va. — Native brown trout glide through bubbling streams on Geoff Hamill’s rolling woodland property, less than a mile south of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s path.  More...

Thrift shop boosts Highland Medical Center

MONTEREY – The Highland Medical Center Foundation on Friday, Nov. 17 donated $10,000 to the medical center from sales at the foundation’s Twice is Nice thrift shop.  More...

Photos

Bethel Crummett pointed to “Kurdish Boy in Anitola,” a 2016 Amy Middleton photograph on exhibit in “Color and Light,” sponsored by the Highland County Arts Council. More...

Obituaries

CLEMET “MIKE” MICHAEL HALTERMAN

FRANKLIN — Clemet “Mike” Michael Halterman, 65, of Franklin, W.Va., passed away, Friday, Nov. More...

FRANCES ROSE EDWARDS

RICHMOND Frances “Fran” Rose Edwards, beloved wife and mother, died Nov. 17, 2017, surrounded by her family.  She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Harry J. More...

DORA B. CASEY

STAUNTON — Dora B. Casey, of Mc- Dowell and Satellite Beach, Fla., passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at Brightview Baldwin Park in Staunton.  She was born Sept. More...

Sports

Vineyard Farm riders earn top ribbons

LEXINGTON — All riders with Vineyard farm earned high marks Nov. 3-5 at the Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association’s annual show at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington. More...

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Bath County graduate Mikayla K. McMullen finished her college cheerleading career on Senior Day, Nov. 4 at Concord (W.Va.) University. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Nov. 12 — Deputy McRoberts responded to Jackson River Turnpike for a noise complaint.  • Nov. 12 — McRoberts responded to Spring Mountain Road for report of a prowler.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

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Sara Brody (left), Leigh Davenport (center), and Cappy Sullenberger (right) displayed a variety of table manners and exhibited their independence while enjoying a special Thanksgiving dinner at Littl More...

Thanksgiving cards once as common as Christmas cards

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Nov. 26, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. The article was written by Les Winick.   More...

50 years ago

NOV. 23, 1967

• Mrs. Dixie L. Shumate Jr. of Monterey has become Highland County’s first civilian casualty of the age of missile warfare. We don’t mean to say that Mrs. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Sunset flight a real eye-opener

A Party of One

HOT SPRINGS – Sometimes, you don’t have to go looking for adventure; it finds you.  Here’s how I came to be kidnapped by a handsome man in a sports car, driven to the airport, pushed into a plane, and whisked into the air last More...

Beauty 101

Editor’s note: “Beauty 101” is a regular feature by Annette Comer, who last spring returned to Merle Norman Cosmetics in Covington, where she and her staff offer facial, massage, and nail services. More...

Rescue services need a rescue

When it comes to rescue services, is there any price too steep? More...


Fall Guide 2017