June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Pills, alcohol, guns a bad mix, Duff says

MONTEREY — Incidents of domestic violence involving alcohol, pills and firearms have been higher than normal in Highland, Sheriff Tim Duff told supervisors Tuesday, during his first semiannual department report. More...

Burglary, drug cases heard in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – Two of the three Covington men accused of breaking into a Homestead meat locker and stealing less than $200 worth of meat faced trial in Bath County Circuit Court last Thursday morning. More...

Five church denominations combine for Vacation Bible School program

McDOWELL — The denominations of east Highland County have a new twist in their cooperation. Next week, five church denominations will cooperate in a Vacation Bible School program. More...

Photos

Mary Hodges, center, Beth Rogers, right, and Kate Loeffler, left, greeted visitors to the Bath Farmers’ Market. More...

Photos

The setting sun’s light reflected on the bottoms of clouds over Jackson River Valley last weekend. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Bath Electoral Board holds training day

WARM SPRINGS — On Wednesday, May 30, the Bath County Electoral Board provided training at the Old Dairy Community Center for officers of election (precinct workers) for the June 12 Republican Congressional Primary. More...

Strings performance gets standing ovation

WARM SPRINGS — In a bright orange blouse with matching sandals, and orange ribbon for her dark hair, darling Gabrielle Reed announced she would play “Molto Perpetuo.” More...

Engagement

Peery-Brown

MILLBORO — Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Peery of Hot Springs announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Elaine Peery, to Brandon Alexander Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Hot Springs. More...

Busy Bee 4-H Club meets, discuss fair animals

DOE HILLE — Busy Bee 4-H Club met May 10 at Doe Hill United Methodist Church. Sixteen members were present, along with one adult leader and one guest. No old or new business was brought before the club. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath County High School scholarships awarded

WARM SPRINGS – The Bath County High School Class of 2012 racked up $169,400 in scholarships last Thursday. The 69 graduating seniors were capped during a ceremony that kicked off the traditional Class Night. More...

Congratulations, HHS Class of 2012

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Librarian plans to catch up on reading

MONTEREY — Highland Elementary School’s librarian has stepped down after three decades on the job. One of her many plans is to make time for some page turning on her own. More...

Home & Property

Program to focus on caves

COVINGTON — Think space is the last frontier? Think again. More...

Library Notes

Highland County Public Library •Tomi Herold

• It’s not too late to sign up for our upcoming program, “Give ‘em the Pickle: Empower Your Employees to Provide Excellent Customer Service,” on Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. More...

Meat marketing workshop set

MONTEREY — Are you a producer interested in or already selling meat directly to consumers? If so, plan to attend the Marketing Local Meat Workshop, to be held at The Highland Center on Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County• May 27 — Deputy Richard D. Chestnutassisted U.S. More...

Letters

Time for Highland to address derelict buildings

Editor, The Recorder, I have stood back and watched this situation unfold for 15 years. During this time, the property that adjoins the Wood property has deteriorated past repair. More...

Reader urges support for Goodlatte, Allen

Editor, The Recorder, June is a very important month. Three score and six years ago, America staged the greatest defensive invasion the world has ever known — to free Europe. More...

Donate blood next Thursday, June 14

Editor, The Recorder, The Virginia Blood Services will be at the Highland Center on Thursday, June 14 from 1-6 pm. I would like to encourage everyone capable of donating blood to do so. More...

Breaking News - 6/9/2012 4:07 PM

CHARGERS STATE CHAMPS AGAIN!  Free Access 

By Mike Bollinger • Staff Writer RADFORD — Trailing 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth, the Bath County girls’ softball put up three runs in the bottom half of the inning and went on to defeat Holston 5-3 f More...

Breaking News - 6/7/2012 10:15 AM

Hicklin resigns from Bath school board  Free Access 

HOT SPRINGS — Millboro District school board member Allison Hicklin announced her resignation at Wednesday night’s Bath County School Board meeting, effective immediately. More...

GO CHARGERS!  Free Access 

Bath advances to states

RADFORD — Jailyn Ford pitched a no-hitter and Bath County scored an unearned run in the fifth inning to defeat Rappahannock 1-0 Friday afternoon in the Group A, Division 1 semifinals. More...

Dettbarn found guilty in chase case

MONTEREY — A man who surrendered to authorities on the day before Christmas Eve west of Monterey following a highspeed chase and a 23-hour manhunt pleaded guilty on all related counts in Highland Circuit Court last Thursday and was sentenced to More...

Work aims to fix weak signals

MONTEREY — Work is under way to resolve emergency radio reception concerns in Highland County. More...

Photos

Chuck Neely of RivenRock Farm (left) reaches into a cooler for farm raised beef for sale on opening day of the Highland Farmers’ Market, open Fridays from 3:30-6 p.m. More...

Humane Society asks to run shelter

MONTEREY — A newly formed group has proposed taking over operation of the Highland County Animal Shelter. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, June 5, and adopted a proclamation in recognition of Business Appreciation Week, June 4 to 8. More...

McDowell resident wants bridge named for veterans

McDOWELL — For months, Highlanders and county visitors have been stopped by a temporary traffic light in McDowell. They wait for the one-lane passage to open for their side, and watch workers replacing the bridge there. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, June 12Closed meeting 6 p.m. — Regular meeting 7 p.m.Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 More...

Photo

One of the largest preschool classes in years “graduated” in Highland County with a family meal and performance last Thursday evening. More...

AMR launches search for new manager

DURBIN, W.Va. — Allegheny Mountain Radio has launched a nationwide search for a new general manager. A short description of the position will be advertised in local county papers and in other nationwide industry sources. More...

Dance to benefit Relay

HOT SPRINGS — School’s out and it’s time to head downtown to the BBT parking lot in Hot Springs to join in an old-fashioned block party dance hosted by Relay for Life and Bath County Parks and Recreation. More...

Obituaries

LUCY MAE VARNER

MONTEREY — Lucy Mae Varner, 94, of Monterey, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012 at Pendleton Manor. She was born Feb. 25, 1918 in Burnsville, a daughter of the late Howard and Louetta Eagle Smith. More...

JESSE JAMES BRADLEY

HOT SPRINGS — Jesse James Bradley, 82, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. More...

ELIZABETH ANN LOWMAN STOVALL LINKENHOKER

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Elizabeth Ann Lowman Stovall Linkenhoker, 70, of Montgomery, died on May 28, 2012. She was born June 8, 1941 in Bath County, Va. More...

Sports

Chargers dump Castlewood, head to semis

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger softball team is one step closer to fulfilling its goal of a second consecutive state championship following a 3-0 victory over Castlewood in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament Tuesday afternoon. More...

Brendel, Botkin named HHS Athletes of the Year

MONTEREY — Joey Brendel and Emily Botkin were named Athletes of the Year at the Highland High School athletic department’s annual athletic banquet Monday. More...

Bath wins regional title

DALEVILLE — The Bath County softball team reached another milestone last Thursday and Friday by winning the Region C tournament. The Chargers defeated Craig County 6-1 in the semifinals and Holston 5-4 in the finals. More...

Early Files

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Mr. and Mrs. Phillip R. More...

Teenagers cause extensive search after theft of guns

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Sept. 30, 1971 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. More...

50 years ago

JUNE 7, 1962

• Two members of the Highland County Schools System, John Baldwin Reynolds, and Richard Bright Miller, were awarded degrees of Masters of Education at exercises Sunday at the University of Virginia. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

In an area rich with hundreds of years of history and culture, it’s hard to believe anything “new” could be introduced. Yet, we now have an orchestra. A good one, getting better. More...

Life takes teamwork

In an ideal world, we would be successful at everything we did. In reality, as we all know, the world isn’t perfect. There are setbacks — plenty of them — throughout one’s life. More...

If it ain’t broke, I’ll break it

Say What?

I’ve never had much luck with anything mechanical, or any kind of gadget, and this was proven repeatedly in recent weeks. The first incident was minor. When I got up last Monday, the wall clock in my living room had stopped working. More...



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