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Law officials search for missing man  Free Access 

BLUE GRASS — Authorities searched for a man missing from a vehicle on Middle Mountain Monday afternoon.Christopher Anthony Suarez, 53, is believed to be the missing man's identity, according to the Highland County Sheriff's Office.A citizen spotted t More...

Improvements ongoing at Ingalls Field

HOT SPRINGS — “We have a lot going on up here,” airport manager Becky Skidmore said. “There is a lot more happening than people realize.” Work is in progress at Ingalls Field, but several projects are complete. More...

Sizemore is new VES principal

WARM SPRINGS — Steven Sizemore, formerly an assistant principal in Roanoke County, is the new principal at Valley Elementary School. More...

Photos

Diners enjoyed their meals under the pavilion. More...

Pipeline representative to meet with Bath LEPC

HOT SPRINGS — A representative from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will meet with the Bath County Local Emergency Planning Committee to discuss emergency preparations both during construction and operation of the pipeline. More...

Fire truck, parking lot top capital projects list

WARM SPRINGS — A fire truck for Millboro Volunteer Fire Deptartment and the parking lot project at Bath County High School were scored as the top priority capital projects for 2016-17 by the Bath County Planning Commission last Thursday.  More...

Replies to feds’ concerns rife with voids

MONTEREY — Incomplete. More...

Fiddlers’ convention approaches

MONTEREY — The fifth annual Highland County Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention promises bigger cash prizes, among other changes, in hopes of greater attendance July 14-17 on the county fairgrounds.  More...

Warner drive-in board raises curtain on fundraising efforts

FRANKLIN, W. Va. — “It sort of indicated the importance to the community of that place,” Hal Stickley said to a large crowd gathered at an auction house.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

HES celebrates with end-of-year awards

Ethan Moore, fifth-grader, is pictured with Allie Hull- Maxwell of the Sarah Murray Lewis DAR chapter who presented the Youth Leadership Medal. More...

Academic Honors

Ian Adams   ATLANTA, Ga. More...

Photos

Members of the Highland Middle and High School bands performed a concert recently as a cool breeze flowed through the fairgrounds pavilion. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH COUNTY   More...

Monthly Happenings

Editor’s note: Items in the calendar that run continuously appear once a month, the first week of each month. Items for a specific date will run two weeks prior to events. Items may be sent to recorderoffice@htcnet.org. More...

Home & Property

Manley is new AMR Sunday morning volunteer

MONTEREY — Jenn Manley, who also does the jazz program Jenneration Variations every other Saturday, will now also share the Sunday morning gospel show duties on Allegheny Mountain Radio.  More...

Photos

The Virginia Chapter of 4-H All Stars inducted three Highland County residents at the State 4-H Congress held on the Virginia Tech campus last week. Mrs. More...

Garth Newel Summer Fest continues

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center presents the second weekend of the 2016 Summer Festival with two concerts, “Gypsiness” Saturday at 5 p.m. and “Ravishment” Sunday at 3 p.m. More...

Letters

Writer believes Trump can do better on terror

Editor, The Recorder, I am no fan of Leon Trotsky, a Marxist revolutionary and founder of the Red Army, but to his credit he was intelligent and said, “You may not be interested in war but war may be interested in you.” More...

Pipeline opponent responds to Dominion CEO

Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to Dominion CEO David Christian and shared with The Recorder.  Mr. Christian:  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

A wonderful and awesome night was had by all who attended the Cirque de Vol performance last week at Bath County High School. And, we have the Bath County Public Library to thank. More...

Bath County supervisors face tough decisions

The Bath County Board of Supervisors is looking at a tough decision involving capital improvement spending at its meeting Tuesday night.  During the budget process, the board set aside $500,000 in a line item designated for capital improvement. More...

How does the governing body help those in need?

Chairman’s Notes

How do we help others in need? How do we provide our input and ideas to the County?  More...

Breaking News - 7/12/2016 7:54 PM

Man's body found but not identified

BLUE GRASS — A search conducted Tuesday resulted the discovery of a deceased male on Middle Mountain Road about 1:30 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 7/12/2016 1:44 PM

Deceased person found  Free Access 

BLUE GRASS — The Highland County Sheriff's Office and other searchers found a deceased person about 1 p.m. today, roughly a half mile from where Christopher Suarez' rental car was found yesterday on Middle Mountain.    More...

Lt. Governor tours Highland

MONTEREY — Virginia’s lieutenant governor got a true taste of Highland Friday.  Democrat Dr. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, has served with Gov. More...

Oil spill cleanup under way

MONTEREY — Jody Colaw’s horse got sick. Tuesday, that was how Highland school superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott began briefing supervisors on a July 4 oil spill that contaminated a creek south of the schools. More...

In Brief ...

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors tabled a recommendation Tuesday from the electoral board to close down the Wilson’s Mill polling place at Victory Chapel Church in Mustoe, and to absorb the precinct into the Monterey precinct. More...

Photos

Bath librarian Sharon Lindsay spent a moment with acrobat Adam Dipert of Cirque de Vol, based in Raleigh, N.C., before the big show last Wednesday in the Bath County High School gym. More...

Livestock owners sought

MONTEREY — The Highland Sheriff’s Office was seeking the owner or owners of two cows and two calves found Monday morning in the Crab Run area west of McDowell.   The cows have red ear tags, and the calves have white tags. More...

Highland photos win statewide honors

RICHMOND — Photographs taken in Highland County by local residents are top winners in Scenic Virginia’s 2016 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest.  More...

Masonic Theatre celebrates restoration

CLIFTON FORGE — The renovations and restoration of the historic Masonic Theatre are nothing short of stunning. “Awesome” is a word that is overused; in the case of the Masonic Theatre, however, it is completely applicable.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, July 12 • 7 p.m.Bath County Courthouse, CircuitCourt Room More...

Obituaries

Dennis M. Wimer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dennis M. Wimer, 94, of Nashville, Tenn., passed away peacefully, Monday, June 20, 2016 at Southern Care Assisted Living.  He was born in Highland County, Va. on Feb. More...

Delliea May Thompson Webb

HOT SPRINGS — Delliea May Thompson Webb, 68, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.  She was born July 16, 1947 in Covington, the daughter of the late Walter Hillery Thompson and Mary More...

James Huggard Pullin

STAUNTON — James Huggard Pullin, 91, of Staunton and formerly of McDowell, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at Augusta Health.  He was born March 16, 1925 in Highland County, a son of the late John Wesley and Eunice Beatrice Hume Pullin.&n More...

Sports

Flood of ‘16: My view

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For the past six years when you turned to the sports page this week, you would be reading about the results of The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour. More...

Racers have winning week

AKRON, Ohio — Jailyn Ford and the Akron Racers had a 3-2 week in the National Pro Fastpitch softball league. More...

Grubbs ready for first season as Bath head coach

HOT SPRINGS — Larry Grubbs is no stranger to the game of football. When he first came to Bath County in 2002, he worked with the little league program, then joined the coaching staff at Bath County High School in 2009. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County  • June 28 — Received report of tree blocking roadway, Highland Turnpike.  • June 28 — Officer arrested Evan Vaus for possession of a controlled substance.  • June 29 — Received report o More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • June 26 — Sgt. Smith conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 220 near Cavendish Lane.  • June 26 — Deputy Randozzo conducted a traffic stop on Park Lane off U.S. More...

Early Files

Photos

These are the two sides of a post card sent from Lonnie Altizer in Petersburg, W.Va. to Leona Thacker in Hot Springs in July 1944. The couple ended up marrying. More...

Auctions a way of life in Highland

Editor’s note: This article was gleaned from the Oct. 5, 1989 edition of The Recorder. Danny Smith was editor and P. Lea Campbell was publisher. More...

50 years ago

JULY 7, 1966

• A wound from a .22 caliber pistol proved fatal to James Leonard Kowalewski, 22, of 22 West Hickam Road, Baltimore, Md., Sunday afternoon. Trooper J.R. More...


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