January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Manhunt suspect held without bond

HIGHTOWN — An Iowa man was being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail in Verona this week, awaiting trial in connection with a night-long manhunt and theft of a weapon from a Hightown resident. More...

‘The City Dark’ to be shown at Old Dairy

WARM SPRINGS — Bath is one of a dwindling number of areas where people can still enjoy the night sky, and the Virginia Hot Springs Preservation Trust hopes to increase awareness and keep the stars visible. More...

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The Toys for Tots train stopped in Millboro Dec. 3. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps, helps provide toys for children at Christmas. (Photo courtesy Bobby Spurgeon) More...

Funding key, new chamber ED says

MONTEREY — The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Tiffany White, 23, of Monterey, succeeds Carolyn Pohowsky of Hightown, who served in the position 14 years. White accepted the position in March 2011. More...

Marketing, funding are tourism goals

MONTEREY — Ways to market Highland County to potential visitors and generate money for tourism development are the long-term objectives of the Economic Development Authority Tourism Subcommittee. At its Dec. More...

Classes for Master Naturalist scheduled

MILLBORO — Have you ever wanted to know more about the animals, plants or geology of the Allegheny Highlands? If so, the Virginia Master Naturalist training program was designed just for you. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, Jan.10 — Closed meeting 6p.m.; regular meeting 7 p.m.Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 More...

Sun dogs: The ‘phantom sun’ phenomenon

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

Sometimes, when the sun is setting in the west, on crisp autumn days or winter evenings, a startling and rare occurrence can happen in the heavens. More...

Millboro Ruritans present awards

MILLBORO — The Millboro Ruritan Club met Monday Dec. 12 at their clubhouse. After dinner, it was reported that the December blood drive was very successful. There were 29 donors with 28 pints donated and there were two first time donors. More...

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Victoria Moran, daughter of Cindy and David Moran of Hot Springs, receives a certificate and a $50 U.S. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievement

William Lee Burns

BRIDGEWATER — William Lee Burns, of Millboro, has been named to the dean’s list at Bridgewater College. He is a freshman majoring in history and political science. More...

Sports

Rams take third in AMR tournament

HOT SPRINGS — Highland took third place in the Allegheny Mountain Radio basketball tournament Dec. 28 and 29. More...

Tough night for Charger girls

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County had two opponents Monday night against Pocahontas — a strong Warrior team and themselves. More...

Bath girls win Greenbrier West tourney

CHARMCO, W.Va. — Following some early season struggles, the Bath County girls’ basketball team may be hitting its stride. The Chargers took the title in the Greenbrier West Holiday Tournament Dec. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • Dec. 21 — Received a report of littering, Potomac River Road. • Dec. 21 — Transported inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to court and returned. More...

Early Files

From El Salvador to Warm Springs: Alex gets new home

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 9, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. WARM SPRINGS — Dr. Ellen R. More...

25 years ago

January 8, 1987

• Bath County Schools will be losing between $20,000 and $30,000 in federal impact aid, Superintendent P.C. Nowlin III informed the county school board during the group’s monthly meeting on Tuesday. More...

50 years ago

January 4, 1962

• The ski tow is a popular attraction for ski enthusiasts at the newly constructed 500-foot slope on a farm owned by Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Terry near the southeastern outskirts of Monterey. More...

New sheriff rearranges department

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker has hit the ground running in his first week in office, making organizational changes and beginning to set in motion his plans for the future of the sheriff’s office. More...

Board holds Mill Gap decision

MONTEREY — Opinions are mixed on a rezoning request from a West Virginia business seeking to locate in Highland County. More...

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Highland County’s newly elected and re-elected officials got sworn in Dec. 22, 2011, by circuit court clerk Lois Ralston Shieves. More...

Cline to hold Bath meeting

WARM SPRINGS — Del. Ben Cline will hold a Town Hall meeting at the Bath County Courthouse tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. The meeting is one of several throughout the 24th District Cline has held in advance of the Jan. More...

Correction

A caption in the Dec. 22 issue incorrectly identified Monterey United Methodist Church, where Tracy Chapman recently finished a playroom for children. More...

Russian musician offers lessons in Bath

HOT SPRINGS – Until now, if you wanted to take voice or guitar lessons, you had to travel outside Bath County. The options for piano lessons weren’t much better – just one teacher. More...

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Joyce Ryder was honored for 10 years of service as the unit administrative assistant at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office in Bath County. More...

In brief ...

• A newly elected Highland CountyBoard of Supervisors, consisting ofDavid Blanchard, chair, Lee Blagg,vice chair, and Kevin Wagner,voted Jan. More...

Rocket club returning

MONTEREY — Valley AeroSpace Team returns to Jack Mountain Village this weekend to hold rocket launches. Weather-permitting, launches will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. More...

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A bear found this Blue Grass area tree the perfect place to settle in for the afternoon in late November. It spent about five hours hunkered down in the tree’s cavity. More...

Stephenson — Newton

TROUTDALE, Oregon — Katherine Andre Stephenson and Tyler Joseph Newton were married on Oct. 10, 2011, at Edgefield Manor in Troutdale. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Debbi Stephenson of Monterey, Va. More...

Obituaries

Derrick ‘Country’ Allen Mullenax

LARNED, Kan. — Derrick “Country” Allen Mullenax, 32, of Blue Grass, Va., passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned, Kan. He was born Oct. More...

Mary Jane Phillips Crummett

STAUNTON — Mary Jane Phillips Crummett, 92, widow of Ralph Leslie Crummett, of 1410 North Augusta Street, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Augusta Health, Fishersville, surrounded by her loving grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. More...

Korey Lee Ryder

ROANOKE — Korey Lee Ryder, age 28, of 83 Thorn Hill Drive, Millboro, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 20, in Roanoke. More...

Home & Property

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Highland County supervisors spoke with State Sen. Creigh Deeds during his Dec. More...

MPCA sponsoring Sock Hop

MILLBORO — The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association is sponsoring a Sock Hop Saturday, Jan. 14 from 7-10 p.m. at the Millboro Elementary School Auditorium with D.J. Willie spinning the tunes. More...

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Jordan Ford’s Christmas Forest won the “Light Up Your Hometown” contest at WDBJ7, chosen by popular vote among 48 candidates. More...

Letters

Thanks to Recorder for info during manhunt

Editor, The Recorder, Congratulations and thanks to The Recorder for keeping Highland County citizens alert (via Facebook postings) to the manhunt that occurred in the western part of the county on Dec. 22. More...

Thanks to officers’ work catching fugitives

Editor, The Recorder, Patsy and I want to thank the Highland County Sheriff’s Department for their professionalism and consideration for us during the recent excitement here in Hightown. More...

Opinions & Commentary

And so it begins …

By this time next week, Virginia’s General Assembly will convene for its session, and there are sure to be important bills to watch. More...

Pictorial

On this map, a tool available from the International Dark-Sky Association, there’s vast darkness from Monterey to Covington. More...

Leap Year: 366 reasons to celebrate

A Party of One

Like everyone else, I put up my 2012 calendars this week. More...


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