July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Retail sales next step for Alleghany Meats

FORKS OF THE WATER – Allegheny Meats has plans for retail sales. More...

National Night Out is Saturday

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring National Night Out Saturday from 6-9 p.m. on the Bath County High School football field. More...

New Bath Visitor’s Guide available

WARM SPRINGS — The new Bath County Official Visitor’s Guide is now available, and there are significant improvements to the print and electronic versions. More...

County seeks guidance on zoning, pipeline

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors have asked for an attorney to help fill in while county attorney Melissa Dowd is recuperating from a horseback riding accident. He is Greg Haley of Gentry, Locke, Rakes, and Moore of Roanoke. More...

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Highland County Public Library has sponsored numerous events and programs for children this summer. More...

Center to update Warner

MONTEREY — The Highland Center will host Sen. Mark Warner for a public meet-and-greet and ice cream social from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27. More...

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Recent rains bought back the blooms in Highland after a long dry spell. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

New Monterrey mayor attends conference

MONTEREY — Mayor Rich Holman attended the Newly Elected Officials Conference in Richmond, July 10-12, along with 100 other participants from around the state. More...

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Dabney S. Lancaster Community College entered this float in the July Fourth Parade in Clifton Forge, celebrating the country’s 238th birthday. More...

All-area Catholic picnic is Sunday

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The annual all-area picnic for Catholics and their families from throughout the Allegheny Highlands of Virginia and the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia is Sunday at 2 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School supplies need for 2014-15

Highland Elementary School Preschool — Backpack; two boxes tissues; blanket; change of clothes. More...

Academic achievements

Kortni Taylor Lindsay RADFORD – Kortni Taylor Lindsay of Hot Springs has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Radford University. More...

Sports

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Hay making operations like this one north of Monterey became less frequently seen during the drought. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Fry scores first ace

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Alex Fry of Millboro scored the first hole-in-one of his golfing career last week. The 21-year-old Fry aced the 217-yard, 12th hole on The Snead Course at The Greenbrier with a 3-iron. More...

Charger Football Camp starts Tuesday

HOT SPRINGS — The 11th annual Charger Football Camp will be held Tuesday, July 22 through Thursday, July 24 at Bath County High School. The camp is open to players who will be age-eligible for A-C league sports in the fall. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 6 — Deputy James Bryan IV and Deputy James Rexrode responded to a report of a noise complaint in Cedar Creek. • July 6 — Deputy Michael Colaw conducted a traffic stop Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

Mrs. Leary combines interests

Paintings and artifacts

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 11, 1992 edition of The Recorder. Paula Phelps was publisher and Jack Phelps was Highland News Editor. More...

50 years ago

JULY 16, 1964

• Sixteen counties in the West Central District of 4-H in Virginia have banded together in a common goal to raise $400,000 to form a new 4-H center in Franklin County. The area to be served will be south from Highland to the North Carolina line. More...

25 years ago

JULY 6, 1989

• When Highland High School opens its doors for the 1989-90 school year; students will find a new man at the helm. Steve McDaniel of Marlinton, W.Va., has been named principal at the school. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Staggering with terms

To stagger or not to stagger terms? That is the question facing the Bath County Board of Supervisors and recent topic of discussion, but it’s one citizens need to talk about, too. More...

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We are delighted to learn Sen. Mark Warner will make another visit to Highland County July 27 to see The Highland Center. More...

Witches,stitches, and britches

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

An interesting trio of wildflowers inhabit early spring woodlands and their names are as colorful as the plants themselves. More...

New council seeks new town office

MONTEREY — Tuesday, in their first meeting as a newly elected town council, members authorized Mayor Rich Holman to go shopping for a new town office. More...

Don’t forget Douthat!

DOUTHAT STATE PARK – Do you have the urge to feel the sand between your toes? Do you relish a refreshing dip in the cool water? Would you like to have a picnic in a scenic spot, or maybe go for a kayak or canoe cruise? More...

Manhunt targets suspected ‘ginsengers’

UPPER BACK CREEK — Ginseng poachers were subjects of a manhunt last Thursday, according to Highland Sheriff Tim Duff. More...

Photos

The crowd lined up for Lions Club goodies Saturday before the street dance. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

Label honors farmer veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Farmer Veteran Coalition recently launched a product labeling program that will allow farmers, ranchers and fishermen from all 50 states who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the U.S. More...

Committee planning for pet emergency shelter

MONTEREY — The Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee on July 10 heard the animal sheltering subcommittee is making progress in disaster planning for pets. More...

Highland lawmen sought

MONTEREY — Is there a Highland sheriff in your ancestry? If so, and you have an image depicting the lawman, Sheriff Tim Duff would like to hear from you. More...

Virginia State Parks announces photo contest

RICHMOND – A weeklong stay in a Virginia State Park cabin or campsite is the grand prize for a photo contest that continues through Aug. 13. Other prizes include two nights in a cabin, three nights of camping as well as park passes. More...

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The Bath County High School Class of 1984 held its 30-year reunion recently at the Country Cafe in Hot Springs. More...

Open house, room dedication to be held at Pocahontas MH

BUCKEYE, W.Va. — Pocahontas Memorial Hospital cordially invites the community to celebrate some exciting new facility improvements at an Open House and Room Dedication. The event will be held Thursday, July 24 at 5 p.m. in the hospital. More...

CRP workshop set

COVINGTON – The U.S. Forest Service will host a public workshop to discuss the project proposal for the 100,000-acre Lower Cowpasture Project on Monday, July 21, from 6-8 p.m. at the Millboro Elementary School (411 Church Street) in Millboro. More...

Park master plan to be discussed

MILLBORO — A public meeting to discuss long-range planning for Douthat State Park in Millboro will be held Aug. 5, at 6 p.m., at the park’s Douthat Highlands Conference Center. More...

Obituaries

MARGARET S. BLAGG

DOE HILL — Margaret S. Blagg, 92, of Doe Hill passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Pendleton Manor. She was born May 22, 1922 in Carlisle, Pa., a daughter of the late Lee E. and Lena Alice Heishman Sheaffer. More...

ROBERT BAILEY HINER

EDINBURG — Robert Bailey Hiner, 77, of Edinburg, died at his residence, June 15, 2014. He was born Sept. 20, 1936, in Monterey, the son of the late Howard and Madge White Hiner. More...

WILLIAM H. SMICK JR.

CHARLOTTESVILLE – William H. Smick Jr., of Charlottesville, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at his home. Mr. Smick was instrumental with his copartners in developing the Virginia Trout Co. in the early 1960s. More...

Home & Property

Crowdsourcing 101 to be taught at Highland Center

MONTEREY — The Highland Center, in partnership with Staunton Creative Community Fund, will host a Crowdsourcing 101 workshop on Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. More...

Youth Health Fair held July 25

BUCKEYE, W.Va. — To promote the importance of establishing good health habits early in life, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital will hold its annual Youth Health Fair on Friday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the hospital. More...

Birth

Martha Riley Sweeney

AMISSVILLE — Michael and Karen Sweeney of Amissville announce the birth of their daughter, Martha Riley Sweeney. Martha Riley was born May 2, 2014, weighing eight pounds, three ounces, and was 21 inches long. More...

Letters

Dominion explains need for natural gas pipeline

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing on behalf of Dominion’s proposed natural gas pipeline project, the Southeast Reliability Project. More...

Late Charlie Wiseman was a true gentleman

Editor, The Recorder, It has been several weeks since Charlie Wiseman bid the real world farewell. His obituary noted the date he died, where he was born, his family — living and dead, and where to send memorial gifts. More...

Don’t expect much from candidates this fall

Editor, The Recorder, How does a producer decide whether to employ additional units of a resource? More...


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