May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Ideas generated for The Highland Inn

MONTEREY — Forty-three people attended the Highland Inn visioning potluck dinner on Saturday evening. As attendees arrived, they were given the opportunity to tour the inn’s guest rooms before dinner.  More...

Groups demand FERC actions on pipeline

MONTEREY — The state agency that regulates environmental concerns and several natural resource advocacy groups have called for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take specific steps to protect waters and forests if the proposed Atlanti More...

Doris Via Cancer Fund needs your support

HOT SPRINGS – Most people don’t know, or recall, that the Doris L. Via Cancer Fund exists. But those who do have come to rely upon it as a lifeline to help haul them through the long, scary, expensive battle with cancer.  More...

HTC runs fiber lines to town homes, businesses

MONTEREY — The beginning of a fiber-optic project to improve Internet service for homes and businesses, plus incremental upgrades and rate changes for existing DSL users, were announced during the Highland Telephone Cooperative annual meeting F More...

Jakes Day held in McDowell

McDOWELL — Despite a cold and rainy day, the Little Switzerland Strutters, the local Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, held its Annual Juniors Acquiring Knowledge in Ethics and Sportsmanship Event and Kids’ Fish Day at Kevin More...

High speed chase ends in arrest

MONTEREY — A West Virginia man was arrested following a highspeed chase in Highland Saturday.  Justin Hinkle, 31, of Franklin, W.Va., was being held without bond at Middle River Correctional Center pending a general district court appearan More...

Filing continues for Bath offices

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County now has five candidates who have qualified to be on the ballot for the November general elections.  Now qualified are:  • Annette T. Loan for circuit court clerk.  • Donna M. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Blues streak past Highland

MONTEREY — Parry McCluer scored seven unanswered goals and defeated Highland 7-2 Monday in a Pioneer District soccer match.  The Rams opened the scoring on a goal by Ian Adams in the first minute, giving the home team a 1-0 lead. More...

Mental mistakes cost Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Covington defeated Bath County 6-2 Tuesday in a Pioneer District softball game, and Bath County coach Lisa McComb said the loss was in part due to mental errors.  “It was the mental mistakes that got us again,” Mc More...

Cougars end Bath’s winning streak

HOT SPRINGS — Covington broke the Bath County baseball team’s four-game winning streak Tuesday night, defeating the Chargers 9-3.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • April 26 — Deputy Michael Colaw performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway.  • April 26 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts and Captain Robert Weaver checked on a tree in the road in Mountain Grove.  &bull More...

Early Files

52-year-old Mitchelltown church congregation gets first parsonage

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 6, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

MAY 6, 1965

• Classified advertisement — Workers needed locally: Four or five sober men, willing to work. Applications will be received at Mill Office at Mill Gap, Va. Hooke Brothers Lumber Company, WA 5-3200, Mill Gap. Va.  More...

25 years ago

MAY 3, 1990

• An unusually high voter turnout, 103 out of 151 eligible voters, sent Mayor George McWhorter and five of six town councilmen back for another two-year term in Tuesday’s Town of Monterey elections. More...

$5 billion: ‘That’s a lot of solar panels’

MONTEREY — Highland County residents stepped up and spoke out in the final hours and days of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s environmental scoping period on the proposed $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline that ended last week.& More...

Highland FFA chapter observes excellence

MONTEREY — Members of Highland High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter were recognized for their hard work, teamwork, and dedication at the chapter’s awards banquet May 1.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, May 12 — 7 p.m.  • Lingo Networks presentation and easement agreement.   More...

Feds seek pipeline project information

MONTEREY — Dominion must provide firm answers to numerous issues before moving forward with its proposed natural gas pipeline projects.  Drinking water, karst topography, landslides, alternatives, emergencies, and public accountability are More...

Woman rescued by Samaritan

HIGHTOWN — An unidentified woman whose car went down an embankment on Allegheny Mountain was rescued by a passing motorist during the early morning hours of April 27.  More...

Photo

Stephanie Gardener, center, was crowned Junior Miss Bath County Saturday night. She is the daughter of Steve and Tiffany Gardener of Hot Springs, and is in the 7th grade at Valley Elementary School. More...

Bath jury gives penitentiary time

WARM SPRINGS – A Hot Springs man will spend five years in the state penitentiary, and pay a $5,000 fine for committing two felony drug offenses last October.  Tuesday, Dustin Crosby Kincaid, 31, faced a judge-ordered jury in Bath Circuit C More...

County faces voting machine expense

MONTEREY — Tuesday, Highland supervisors learned the county must replace its voting machines to meet new state rules and American with Disabilities Act requirements.  The board instructed the county registrar to work with the county admin More...

Pill collections a daily service

MONTEREY — Highland residents are comfortable stopping by the sheriff’s office and dropping off their outdated, unwanted, and surplus medications.  About 26 pounds have been turned in during the past six weeks, Sheriff Tim Duff said. More...

Sheepdog trials attract crowd

WILLIAMSVILLE — Forty-four sheepdog-handler teams competed May 2-3, at the 26th Occasional Highland Sheepdog Trial on the McCaig farm near Williamsville.  It was a beautiful weekend, the running was good, and dogs, humans and spectators ha More...

Schools

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the resignations of Bath County High School special education teacher Tameria Ailstock, division-wide art teacher Courtney Horner, BCHS and Millboro Elementary School counselor Jessica Hornsby, Valley Elementary School More...

Photos

Anyone who stopped by Highland County Schools on Earth Day, April 22, plainly saw the campus serves as a hub for community activities. More...

Home & Property

Mobile vet clinic starts in Highland

MONTEREY — Dr. More...

‘No Pipeline’ events scheduled

BUCKINGHAM — Yogaville Environmental Solutions and Friends of Buckingham are sponsoring two “No Pipeline” special events during the month of May.  More...

Highland FFA members earn honors

MONTEREY — The Highland Middle and High School FFA Chapters have taken contests by storm in the last few months. More...

Letters

Country needs a good leader in next President

Editor, The Recorder,  A letter in our local paper (was) titled “Next President will not be from third party.” I whole-heartily agree. More...

Phillips, McWilliams should not be on board

Editor, The Recorder,  I want to be very clear of the community’s desires concerning the board of directors at the (Bath Community) hospital.  (Board member) Sarah McWilliams has been asked to step down many times for her direct invol More...

Heaven is ‘world of love’; God is love, reader says

Editor, The Recorder,  In his letter of April 30, Earl Cutlip wrote that in heaven he will be in the presence of God, but those with whom he differs probably will not be there.  Jonathan Edwards, the early American theologian/educator (1703 More...

Opinions & Commentary

Deeds to seek another term in Va. Senate

Legislative Update

MILLBORO — After much thought, I want to announce that I will run for reelection to the State Senate this fall. More...

Fooled by Foliage

Wonders of the Woods A closer look at our natural world

“Do you know how you can tell this tree is a Dogwood?” I recently asked several friends who joined me on a nature walk. More...


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