August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Probation found violated

MONTEREY – A Rockbridge County man was found guilty of a probation violation Monday in Highland County Circuit Court with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding. More...

Evans gives museum new outlook

MCDOWELL – The Highland County Historical Society museum’s new executive director brings a fresh perspective rooted in archeological study and longtime enthusiasm for museum work. More...

Bath economic development plan presented

WARM SPRINGS — How best to undertake economic development in Bath County is an ongoing discussion, and the board of supervisors and industrial development authority heard some ideas on that process Tuesday night. More...

Photos

A deer stands at alert by a pond in central Highland County. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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The Highland Homemakers Club hosted a hungry crowd for its summer picnic recently in the pavilion on the grounds of the Mill Gap Ruritan Club. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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The eastward panorama is seen over the red mountain rocks near Sounding Knob toward Bullpasture Mountain and beyond. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Highland County Fair just around the corner

MONTEREY — “The Magic of Harvest” is the theme for the 61st annual Highland County Fair scheduled on Aug. 25 and Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. More...

Reunion

Rexrode family

STAUNTON — The descendants of the late Cameron, Charles, and Fleet Rexrode gathered Sunday, July 8 at the Golf Course Pavilion in Gypsy Hill Park for their annual reunion. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Huge Mountain Mama turnout expected

MONTEREY — This Saturday’s Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge promises to attract one of the greatest number of riders in the event’s 11-year history. More...

Big names to play at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Greenbrier will be host this fall to The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, featuring a historic match between tennis legends Pete Sampras and John McEnroe. More...

HIGHLAND MIXED LEAGUE • Summer League

July 11Googalites (23.5-16.5) — Melissa Hoover, GregColaw, Goog ColawAustin’s Bunch (22-18) — Cindy Vrugtman, AustinShepherd, Guy McCutcheonOn the Ball (22.0-18.0 — Sue Dudley, Phil Munchel,Terry GordonGolden Divas (21.5-18.5) More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • July 15 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts transported an inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to Alleghany Regional Jail. • July 15 — Sergeant Jeff Grimm spoke to a citizen regarding the guidelines of a protective order. More...

Early Files

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This picture was taken at the station in Hot Springs in 1917. The Virginia Building is shown on the left. (Photo courtesy Evelyn Gwin) More...

Moms Bath ball team’s heart, soul

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 9, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

50 years ago

AUG. 2, 1962

• Thorington Construction Co., of New Market began surveying yesterday (Wednesday) for the new county high school and foundation work is expected to begin by the first of next week. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Highland County Administrator Roberta Lambert chatted with Myron Rummel, CEO of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, at SVEC’s county officials meeting Tuesday at the Highland Inn. More...

High time for a food co-op

The true chance for change begins with two basic ingredients: First, honesty about your current state of affairs, and second, admitting that change usually take place a little bit at a time. More...

What can one find underneath?

Meadowdale Musings

MEADOWDALE — Nothing better than a nice summer’s night storm to make the grass, flowers and garden grow. The night’s sleep was just heavenly, so peaceful and relaxing. More...

Animal control issues simmer

MONTEREY — Reports of picketing and break-ins at the re-established animal pound are not true, according to Highland officials, but measures are being taken to keep order there. More...

New loan for high school will save money for Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors and Industrial Development Authority passed resolutions Tuesday to refinance the Bath County High School renovation loan. More...

Flying lawnmowers added to Wings fest

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County’s Wings and Wheels festival continues to expand every year, and this year is no exception. More...

Garth Newel students promise to please

WARM SPRINGS – It’s that time of year again – one of the most anticipated Garth Newel concerts of the season. More...

Never too late for a parade

Clockwise from top left: Old Glory opened the “world’s tiniest parade” Saturday in Blue Grass during the Fourth of July makeup celebration after an extended emergency power outage f More...

Engagement

Williams — Griffin

STUARTS DRAFT — Rick and Diane Williams of Stuarts Draft announce the engagement of their daughter, Mollie Beth Williams to Dustin Shaun Griffin, the son of Jane Morgan of Waynesboro and Junior Griffin of Crimora. More...

Open flames make for tasty treats

HOT SPRINGS – Even if you’ve never cooked so much as a marshmallow over a campfire – and who hasn’t, really? – chances are you will find some helpful recipes here. More...

Bath County sheriff reports phone scam

Sheriff Robert Plecker would like to inform citizens of a phone scam that has been reported to the Bath County Sheriff’s Office. The scam begins with a phone call to the citizen advising that new Medicare cards are being issued. More...

James Dunham joins Garth Newel Piano Quartet

HOT SPRINGS — Acclaimed violist James Dunham joins the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on Saturday, Aug. 4 for their “Viola Extravaganza,” performing works by Mozart, Lavenda, Granados and Bach. More...

Traveling players coming to Douthat State Park

MILLBORO — For the third summer in a row, the Traveling Players Ensemble’s Commedia Troupe brings its zany take on classical comedy to Douthat State Park’s lakeside amphitheater. More...

Obituaries

CURTIS E. ‘ABE’ PURSLEY

BACOVA — Curtis E. “Abe” Pursley, 82, of Bacova, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born April 12, 1930 in Bacova, to the late Jesse and Lena Broce Pursley. More...

JOE GOODALL HULL

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — Joe Goodall Hull, 80, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid. Born in Hightown, Va., on Sept. 5, 1931, he was the son of Max and Bess Chew Hull. More...

DOROTHY ‘DOT’ LEE HULL FORD

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dorothy “Dot” Lee Hull Ford, 90, passed away onFriday June 29, 2012 in Greensboro. More...

Home & Property

4-H Outdoor Field Day held in McDowell

McDOWELL — Saturday, July 14th, Virginia Cooperative Extension organized an outdoor educational field day for 4-H youth. The event focused on biology and ecology or fields, woods, and streams. More...

LEAF interns visit Bath

BATH COUNTY — Recently, interns with The Nature Conservancy’s LEAF program (Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future) began a two-week stint in Bath County. More...

Rockets launched Saturday

MONTEREY — Valley Aero- Space Team returns to Jack Mountain Village to hold rocket launches on Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...


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