May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Phone cooperative reports net worth of $4.9 million

MONTEREY — More than 50 members turned out for the Highland Telephone Cooperative annual meeting Friday, May 5.  Sarah Shiflett and Dean Beverage were re-elected to the board.  President Richard Simmons explained there were only two b More...

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Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs presents “Classical Edge, Gypsy Soul,” a pay-what-you-wish concert on Saturday, May 20, featuring emerging Czech pianist Tomáš Kaco in a rec More...

Dominion responds on Valley Center karst

Trump to fill three vacancies at federal agency

MONTEREY – Dominion has identified a route variation to avoid karst features east of Valley Center Road for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  “Atlantic identified a possible alternate route variation between MPs 88.2 and 89.7 to More...

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Sadie Warner, center, took the title of 2017 Junior Miss Fire Queen May 6 at Highland High School. More...

BCH welcomes new directors

HOT SPRINGS — On Friday, April 28, Bath Community Hospital’s board of directors held its annual meeting, and elected officers for the 2017-18 term.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

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After a dramatic flyover, the Carilion Life-Guard Helicopter landed on the Highland schools’ athletic field Friday during a mock crash organized by State Trooper Todd Brendel. More...

Highland starts strong, but falls to Blue Ridge

MONTEREY — The Highland baseball team faced off against Blue Ridge Christian on Monday, May 8, gaining a quick lead 3-1 in the first inning.  Marshall Cornelius had a great hit, a double, sending two runners to home base in the process.&nb More...

Track shows improvement

EAST MONT — The Rams’ track team traveled to Eastern Montgomery Wednesday, May 3.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County  • May 2 — Received numerous reports of phone scams involving Publishers Clearing House.  • May 2 — Officer responded to a security alarm, Bullpasture River Road.  • May 2 — Received rep More...

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Bath County  • April 30 — Sgt. More...

Early Files

Extras find movie work fun

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, May 8, 1992 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was president and Paula Phelps was publisher. The article was written by Margo Oxendine. More...

50 years ago

May 11, 1967

• Bids will be advertised immediately for construction of the Naval Radio Receiving Station at Sugar Grove in Pendleton County, W.Va. Sen. Robert C. More...

25 years ago

May 8, 1992

• Handbills slipped under hundreds of guest room doors at The Homestead last weekend were the latest volley in the battle to unionize the five-star resort. More...

Misc

Video: Bath supervisors debate tax rate

Bath supervisors discuss the county property tax rate during their May 9, 2017 meeting. More...

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Bath County High School Class of 2017 has announced valedictorian Aly Durrett, left, and salutatorian Brianna Negrete. Aly is the daughter of Doug Durrett and Claire Collins of Hot Springs. More...

Hikers visit old forest in the Dominion pipeline path

LITTLE VALLEY — Three dozen hikers climbed steep slopes near Bolar Saturday to reach Miracle Ridge, where Dominion Resources plans to build a 42-inch natural gas pipeline. More...

Alleghany Meats opens retail market at facility

MONTEREY — On Monday, May 15, Alleghany Meats will begin selling a variety of local meat products through an in-store retail market at its facility north of Monterey.  More...

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The Bath County circuit courtroom just got a lot more comfortable. The bench seats and backs have been covered in a sturdy fabric over heavy foam. More...

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A new committee dubbed the Highland Coalition Working Group met for the first time May 4 to follow an action plan for improving the effectiveness of county tourism efforts. More...

One killed, another injured in separate vehicle crashes

MILLBORO SPRINGS — Vehicle accidents claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another in separate traffic accidents in Bath County last week.  More...

Statewide public notice website now launched

RICHMOND — As of Tuesday this week, Virginians have a way to find and read public notices from anywhere in Virginia through a new statewide public notice website launched by the Virginia Press Association.  More...

Man found innocent of abduction, guilty of assault

MONTEREY — Highland County Circuit Court had its first jury trial in several years Monday, May 8 in connection with an alleged abduction, with Judge Jay Wetsel presiding.  Bradley Lynn Lockard, 56, of Churchville, was found not guilty in c More...

Schools

BCHS top grads discuss plans for the future

HOT SPRINGS — Alexandra “Aly” Durrett is this year’s Bath County High School valedictorian, and Brianna Negrete is the class salutatorian. More...

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The Allegheny Mountain Institute welcomed eight new fellows to its mountain campus in western Highland County on April 30. More...

Students explore cave

Washington and Lee students Lindsay Castleberry and Abby Thornton prepare to enter Armstrong Cave when local caver Mark Hodge introduced the two to caving Tuesday. More...

Home & Property

Open house set to discuss Duncan Knob gypsy moth

HOT SPRINGS – The USDA Forest Service will host an open house to gather input for a proposal to treat Duncan Knob, an area affected by gypsy moth defoliation, on May 24 at the Bath County Public Library, 96 Courthouse Hill Road, Warm Springs, 4 More...

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The Highland County Humane Society recently donated seven leashes to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Historical society gets grant

McDOWELL — At the annual members’ meeting of the Virginia Genealogical Society in April, the society awarded a special grant of $5,000 to Highland Historical Society.  Mike Wolfe, a member of the Highland Historical Society board, ac More...

Letters

Are Republican friends all right with this?

Editor, The Recorder,  Having now seen a snapshot — an albeit incomplete review of the GOP House of “Representatives” replacement of the Affordable Heath Care Act — I’m wondering aloud what my Republican friends&rsq More...

Opinions & Commentary

Bee Gees special a fountain of youth

A Party of One

I knew darn well what would happen if I so much as turned on the channel. And sure enough, it did.  I was dreading my gallbladder surgery the following week. More...

Correction

The article on historic Hillside Dairy in last week’s edition referred to the milkhouse under restoration in Mitchelltown as an 18th century structure. The article should have read 19th century.  More...

Dare to dress up herring

Camp Cookin’

MONTEREY — Salt Herring and Sopska Salata: Herring bring back so many memories. More...


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