May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

History mysteries explored

WARM SPRINGS – Rick Armstrong is on a treasure hunt through a treasure trove. More...

Craven, Neff, Rowe face charges in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – Warren Craven appeared again in Bath Circuit Court Friday, charged with misdemeanor property damage and assault. He was appealing an earlier conviction in Bath General District Court. More...

Bath BZA approves one-year permit

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals approved a conditional use permit Monday that will allow Bath County Lawn Service to operate at 5155 Sam Snead Highway for one year. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• Last Wednesday, May 16, HighlandCounty supervisors heard a concernfrom Jeff Wood of McDowell that theowner of a neighboring vacant property More...

Body on street signals drug problem

MONTEREY- Highland County faces an epidemic of prescription medication abuse, according to the sheriff. Sheriff Tim Duff said the discovery of an overdose victim on North Spruce Street around 3:30 p.m. More...

Piano students create big stir at performance

MONTEREY — From pop to classical, piano students of all ages gave a rousing recital at Highland Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. The pews were packed to overflowing as Pastor Mark Davis gave an invocation. More...

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Donald “Tripp” Curry of Covington and Katie Wooddell of Williamsville were two of the 11 graduates of the practical nursing program at Dabney S. More...

Group seeks to save old school

HOT SPRINGS — More than 30 people attended a community meeting on Tuesday, May 15 at Piney Grove Baptist Church to discuss the future of Union Hurst School. More...

Wedding

Worrell — Williams

HOT SPRINGS — Casey Worrell and Jonathan Williams were united in marriage on April 6, 2012 at Eden United Methodist Church in Hot Springs. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Byong Ahn. More...

Bath Co. group gives another big show

In the Mountain Valley Players production at Bath County High School this weekend of the suspense comedy Death by Golf, an escaped convict, an anxious bride, a scheming new husband and a suspicious a More...

Student Fellowship alumni to perform

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center’s three Memorial Day weekend performances include masterworks performed by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and four guest artists – alumni from the music center’s Student Fellowship program More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland students attend HOBY leadership seminar

HARRISONBURG — Julia Billingsley and Paige Mallow, Highland County residents and sophomores at Highland High School, were selected by their school to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experience More...

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Fifth grade students from Millboro Elementary School recently visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. More...

Home & Property

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Maple Heizer’s 100th birthday was Friday, May 11, and celebrated with a reception, given by her niece, Ann Higgins, at Birch Garden of Royal Care on Saturday May 12. More...

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Roy Dean of Warm Springs will celebrate his 94th birthday Saturday, May 26 with his dog, “Ladybug.” (Photo courtesy Dorothy Dean) More...

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During a “mock disaster” May 9 at Bath County High School, area emergency services and law enforcement agencies warned students about the dangers of drinking and driving and distracted dr More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Where can one find high- quality entertainment at a bargain price in Bath County? That would be any production by Mountain Valley Players. More...

A day to remember

In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, a group of veterans established May 30 as a day for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. More...

Long doggie walks are sadly long gone

A string of gorgeous, not-too-hot days last week had me wishing I could take a walk in the woods. I love this activity. Brownie used to love it, too. There is nothing quite so soothing and joyful as taking a walk in the woods with your dog. More...

Breaking News - 5/27/2012 8:57 PM

Couple arrested after chase, crash on U.S. 250  Free Access 

MONTEREY — A man and woman are being held in Highland County Jail tonight following a police chase and crash this afternoon. At about 3 p.m. More...

Shelter’s operation debated

MONTEREY —The Highland SPCA’s decision to stop running the animal shelter was the focus of debate during the county supervisors’ meeting May 16. More...

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The Highland County Volunteer Fire Department 2012 Fire Queen Contest drew a full house at the Highland High School Gymnasium Saturday night. More...

Bath farmers’ market ready for season

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Farmers’ Market is set to open for its fifth season June 2, and new attractions and vendors promise to make this market season an exciting and busy one. More...

New group forming to support animals

MONTEREY — In reaction to the Highland SPCA’s decision to relinquish management of the shelter in Monterey, a new group within the community has formed and is working to establish a new non-profit 501(c)3 organization to contract with the More...

Reward offered for missing goat

HOT SPRINGS — A reward is offered for information leading to the recovery of a baby goat missing from 8629 McGraw Gap Road since April 25. Larry Sizemore said the goat was last seen on his property at around 8:30 p.m. More...

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church welcomes local singer

HOT SPRINGS — Miguel Petrosky, an award-winning musician who lives just across the Bath County line in Alleghany, will sing Sunday, May 27, at the 11 a.m. service at St. More...

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The Carpenter place near the Bath-Highland county line got a lift last week. More...

Highland arts camps signup deadline June 4

MONTEREY — Have you ever wondered if you could act? Could you have a career in singing or dancing? Do you love art and wish you could spend more time doing it? Have you imagined yourself as a fiddler? More...

Conservationist to speak on healthy watersheds

MONTEREY – Robert Whitescarver, veteran Shenandoah Valley conservationist, consultant, writer, and adjunct professor at James Madison University, will discuss “Elements of a Healthy Watershed” at The Highland Center in Monterey on J More...

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Kari Obaugh, manager of Church Hill Produce, holds a tray of fresh strawberries. More...

Engagement

Obaugh — Lightner

DOE HILL — Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Obaugh announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kari Lee Obaugh to Mr. Chad Allen Lightner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lightner. An Aug. 4 wedding is planned at Bull Pasture Mountain Ranch in McDowell. More...

Obituaries

RAY ‘BUCK’ MERCER PAUL III

RICHMOND — Ray Mercer Paul III, known to all as “Buck,” passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012. He was 25 years old. More...

DOROTHY CLEMENTINE ‘CLEM’ LOCKRIDGE-HENRY

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. — Dorothy Clementine “Clem” Lockridge-Henry, 95, died at 7:59 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at IU Health Blackford Community Hospital. She was born in Hot Springs, Va. More...

Sports

Tennis team nets 12-0 record

First unbeaten regular season in BCHS Charger history

BUENA VISTA — The Charger tennis team finished its regular season with a 12-0 record following a 5-4 win over Parry Mc- Cluer last Thursday. The win also earned the Chargers the Pioneer District title. More...

Ford perfect vs. Cougars

HOT SPRINGS — Jailyn Ford pitched a perfect game last Wednesday, striking out 18 of 21 Covington batters to help lead Bath County to a 4-0 softball victory. The Bath girls clinched the district championship the next day against Parry McCluer. More...

Four Rams qualify for regional meet

COVINGTON — The Highland track team traveled to Covington May 18 for the Pioneer District track meet, and four Rams qualified for the regional meet. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • May 13 — Deputy Richard Chestnut responded to a report of a vehicle accident involving a deer on Main Street in Hot Springs. • May 13 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to a dispute on Paul Siple Drive. More...

Early Files

Monterey man seeks rattlers

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 5, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

50 years ago

MAY 24, 1962

• Miss Betty Vandevander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ephrian Vandevander of McDowell, has been elected SCA Student-of-the-Month for April at Monterey High School. Miss Vandevander is a member of the Sophomore Class. More...

25 years ago

MAY 28, 1987

• Bath County’s Baseball Chargers claimed the Pioneer District championship in tournament play last week in Hot Springs, but were eliminated on their home field Monday night in regional action. More...


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