August 24, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Water pressure back up, users seek answers

MONTEREY — Tuesday, the Town of Monterey returned normal-pressure municipal water service to an estimated 500-600 people for the first time in 3-5 weeks.  Two minor leaks remained on customers’ side of the system, Mayor Rich Holman s More...

Highland County mulls offer to review pipeline

Area delegates, senators ask: What’s the rush to approve?

MONTEREY — Reflecting a growing sense of urgency among local and state elected officials, Highland County supervisors began looking into the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s water pollution safeguards during their Aug. 16 work session. More...

Regulators asked to reverse pipeline

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated a 2016 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of three natural gas pipeline segments in the Southeast.  More...

Horsemanship clinic set for Sept. 9-10

BLUE GRASS — Best-selling author Tim Hayes will present a two-day Natural Horsemanship Clinic at PepperMin Farm in Bluegrass on Sept. 9-10 to benefit Dare to Dream Therapeutic Horsemanship Center.  More...

Neighbors say hello, have fun in Millboro

MILLBORO — The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association held its fourth annual “Hi Neighbor” Day on Saturday, Aug. More...

USFS wants input on fees

HOT SPRINGS — The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are interested in hearing citizens’ comments on a proposed fee increase at Hidden Valley Campground. More...

Photo

This series of photos was taken in Mitchelltown during the partial solar eclipse on Monday. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Photos

Cynthia Warner, left, Aletheia Robertson, and Steven Rogers got off the bus on the first day of school Monday in Highland. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Sports

What is tractor pulling?

According to the National Truck Pulling Association, tractor pulling is known as “the world’s heaviest motorsport.” The goal of tractor pulling is to determine the strongest machine and the best driver. More...

Pigskin Report

NEW ORLEANS — Bath County’s John Phillips saw his first action of the NFL preseason on Sunday as New Orleans beat the Los Angeles Chargers, 13-7.  The veteran tight end, who is back in action after an appendectomy, played offense and More...

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The Highland County Recreation Commission softball tournament champions for 2017 are the Trophy Hunters. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County  • Aug. 15 — Received domestic animal report.  • Aug. 16 — Officers responded to report of suspicious person on Sunset Drive.  • Aug. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Aug. 13 — Deputy Bryan IV responded to a tree blocking Westminster Road in Millboro.  • Aug. 13 — Bryan IV responded to a burglar alarm at a business in Hot Springs.  • Aug. More...

Letters

Why did it take so long to address water issues?

Editor, The Recorder,  As a concerned citizen and as chief of the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department, I was concerned for public safety when I visited the town office twice, prior to the council meeting on Aug. 3. More...

State 401 certification should be denied, river group says

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent Aug. 7 to David Paylor, director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) from the Jackson River Preservation Association, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Mr. Paylor:  More...

Love for our Southern heritage will persevere

Editor, The Recorder,  Virginia’s pathetic excuse for a governor, Terry McAuliffe, descended to a new depth the other day when he joined the politically correct lynch mob that wants to purge history from our state. More...

Opinions & Commentary

High and dry

The events unfolding over the past week in and around Monterey were difficult, to say the least. When the water dries up, it’s an enormous struggle. More...

Life is lookin’ up!

Highland County sixth-graders gazed skyward during the partial solar eclipse. More...

Midway Grocery

A place to connect with neighbors

BOLAR – Ever since Doris and Carl Moyers took over Midway Grocery in 1965, the little store in Bolar has been a lot more than a store. More...

Correction

• The article under the headline “Exhibit shows local artist’s awe of animals in nature,” Aug. 10, incorrectly stated Judy Skeen was the first Monterey town clerk.   More...

State asks Dominion to expand survey

MONTEREY — The Virginia Department of Health Office of Environmental Health Services has asked for a sanitary survey of land within at least 1,000 feet on either side of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline centerline. More...

Clarification

• The story under the headline “Town to truck in water,” posted on The Recorder’s website Aug. More...

Highland supervisors briefed on water crisis

MONTEREY — On Aug. 16, supervisors, confronted by a water system crisis, ratified a 30-day outdoor water-use ban applying to county water system customers outside Monterey town limits. More...

Shenandoah Mountain visitors center considered

MONTEREY — A visitors center atop Shenandoah Mountain on U.S. 250 could be part of a discussion by the Highland County Economic Development Authority to help keep restroom facilities available year around. More...

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Garth Newel Music Center presents the eighth weekend of the summer festival with two concerts on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. More...

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Highland elementary students lined up outside the observatory visitors center. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Highland students enjoyed the exhibits at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Obituaries

JAMES “JIMMY” FORREST ANDREWS

SOUTHPORT, Fla. — James “Jimmy” Forrest Andrews, 82, of Southport, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at a local care center.  More...

ROBERT “BOB” MOORE MUSTOE JR.

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Robert “Bob” Moore Mustoe Jr., 92, of Charlottesville, passed away at home on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.  He was born Oct. More...

JOHN LAYMAN CURRY JR

FLORENCE, N.J. — John Layman Curry Jr., 82, of Florence, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at his home.  He was born Aug. 23, 1934 in Mountain Grove, the son of the late John Layman Curry Sr. More...

Home & Property

Farm, garden store opens; open house scheduled

BATH ALUM – A mom-and-pop farm and garden store opened in Bath Alum and a grand opening celebration will be held this Saturday.  More...

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This is the eighth 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 1952 sophomore class. More...

Judge decides 2 Bath cases

WARM SPRINGS – Judge Michael Irvine, substituting for Judge Jay Wetsel, tried one defendant, and sentenced another, in Bath County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. More...

Early Files

Highland County native featured in Smithsonian’s 1915-40 exhibition

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Oct. 1, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor.   More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 24, 1967

• Pete Jones of Warm Springs, and his famous trick horse, Frosty Boy, will appear at both afternoon and evening performances of the horse show at the Highland County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 2.  More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 21, 1992

• The Highland Telephone Cooperative will buy Darwin King’s cable television business and operate it for the people of Highland County. It’s almost official. More...


Fair Guide 2017

Summer Guide 2017