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The Recorder is a family-owned weekly newspaper published in the sparsely populated Allegheny Mountains of Western Virginia. We pride ourselves on providing solid, politically independent news, and promoting progress and commerce that fit our area’s rural nature. The Recorder has been recognized for its community service and journalistic integrity year after year. 

For a newspaper this size to cover issues that matter, in communities threatened by the self-serving developments that have marred many Appalachian neighbors, requires broad and in-depth reporting every week, every year. The Recorder operates leanly, on a razor-thin profit margin, but is well managed by its dedicated, hometown staff. You can help us sustain this valuable service with a private donation. All gifts are welcome, and every dollar is used wisely to support this newspaper’s mission. 

Editorially, we are guided by one central principle — to defend and promote the well-being of our uniquely beautiful countryside and the hard working people who choose to live in its relative isolation. Our coverage area consists of two counties — Bath and Highland — in 1,000 square miles of Virginia’s most rugged terrain characterized by mountains and narrow valleys given over largely to farming, logging, and outdoor recreation. Our circulation here exceeds 98 percent of the households; our residents depend on us as the only source for thorough local news. 

We are convinced this area’s best interests for the future depend on maintaining our natural assets and honoring our rural heritage. And, we believe citizens must work with governing officials, stay involved, and hold their leaders accountable. One of The Recorder’s most important roles is the continuous historical record of our area we’ve provided for more than a century. 

If you believe in our mission, we would appreciate your support. Your gift is not tax-deductible; we are a for-profit small business like most others in our area. Gifts do not equate to influence over what we publish, but they help us support our beloved Bath and Highland in best traditions of journalism.

Please use a link below to make your donation. You will be redirected to our secure site for payment.
Other Amounts

A donation in the form of a check will also be welcome, and may be mailed to:

The Recorder
P.O. Box 10
Monterey, VA 24465

Please put DONATION in the memo line.

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