September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Victim’s wife extends thanks

WARM SPRINGS – While she has remained mum publicly about the murder of her husband, Ronnie, Janet Stinnett supplied a written statement Tuesday, which was read by Sheriff Robert Plecker at a press conference to announce confirmation of human re More...

Family searches for missing mother

Holy Spirit visions lead to police canvassing in Millboro

WARM SPRINGS — According to her family and police, there’s no reason Crystal Dawn Morrison Prentice would walk away from her eight-year-old son. But since Aug. More...

Questions delay wind project at school campus

MONTEREY — A proposed Highland school campus demonstration wind turbine is on hold until next summer due to unanswered questions about its feasibility, said high school science teacher Mike Warf, who has been coordinating the proposal. More...

EDA urges county support for Center

MONTEREY — The Highland County Economic Development Authority voted Monday to ask county supervisors for money to help stimulate local, regional and federal support for The Highland Center. More...

In brief ...

Highland Economic Development Authority

• Monday, Highland County’sEconomic Development Authoritynoted Greg Schall, an attorney,will join the EDA’s technicalsubcommittee for a meeting Sept. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, Sept. 256 p.m. closed meeting; 6:30 p.m. work sessionBath County Courthouse — Room 115 More...

Hot Springs Vol. Fire Department turns 100

If there were a Grande Dame of the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department, it would no doubt be Helen McAllister, widow of long-time chief, Ed McAllister. More...

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Mary Hodges says this castor bean plant was a small seedling when she bought it at the Bath County Farmers’ Market. It is now close to 10 feet tall and taking over her garden. More...

iPad theft brings quick closure

WARM SPRINGS – When Corrie Green, a hotel housekeeper, stole an iPad from a guest’s room at The Homestead last October, she was unaware that it came equipped with a GPS tracking device. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Millboro Elementary students celebrated International Literacy Day Sept. 7. The aim of International Literacy Day is to focus attention on the need to promote worldwide literacy. More...

Sports

Charger players blast Warriors

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger volleyball team is now 3-2 for the season following a decisive 3-0 win over Pocahontas last Thursday. More...

Highland runs at PM

BUENA VISTA – With all of the Pioneer District teams in attendance for this meet and one non-district team in Stuart Hall, Highland would have its hands full trying to come out on top. More...

CC team places well

BUENA VISTA — The Charger cross country team traveled to Buena Vista’s Glen Maury Park last Wednesday where they ran against Parry McCluer, James River, Covington, Craig County, Highland and Stuart Hall. More...

Early Files

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Robert Lambert of Blue Grass (right), sevenyear veteran Highland County Deputy Clerk, introduces Mary Halterman of Monterey (left), newly hired Deputy Clerk, to the responsibilities of the job. Mrs. More...

PSA seeks grant, loan for water system

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 17, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 20, 1962

• A five-year-old Angus cow belonging to William H. Dudley of Hightown may not hold a calving record, but she must have a good start on one. The cow has given birth to three sets of twins in the past four years. More...

Breaking News - 9/25/2012 2:28 PM

McDowell water users urged to boil water  Free Access 

McDOWELL — The raw water on the McDowell system is not safe to drink, according to health department officials. The county is urging all those on the system to boil their water before ingesting it.The county is blasting the water from well No. More...

'Warner on Corner' program coming tomorrow (Tuesday)  Free Access 

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Sheriff Plecker gives account of search

WARM SPRINGS – Tuesday afternoon, Bath Sheriff Robert Plecker told Bath County what it had been waiting to hear for more than three years — Beacher Hackney is dead. More...

Jury indicts 2 on sex charges

MONTEREY — A Highland County grand jury returned indictments against three men Tuesday with Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding. More...

McDowell store, church get kudos

MONTEREY — The Mountain Oasis was named 2012 Highland County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year, and Word of Faith Church & Revival Center Food Pantry and Outreach Ministry has won the chamber’s Service of the Year Award. More...

Harvest Moon Festival this weekend

HOT SPRINGS — The second annual Harvest Moon Festival is slated to take place Saturday. More...

Counties hope to tackle emergency radio issues

MONTEREY — Highland’s Local Emergency Planning Committee last Thursday focused on reorganization, and radio communication. More...

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The Millboro Preservation and Cutural Association is holding it’s 4th Annual Fall Tractor Ride on Saturday September 29. More...

‘Cutting Edge’ tells of advances in medicine

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — While the Civil War years saw advances in technology, manufacturing, and transportation, so, too, innovations and improvements were made in the field of medicine. More...

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Last Friday, the Monterey Garden Club carried out a project to remember Elizabeth McCoy, who passed away earlier this year. More...

Obituaries

PEERY LEE PLECKER

STAUNTON — Peery Lee Plecker, 85, of 1610 N. Augusta Street, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at his residence. He was born Aug. 21, 1927 in Bath County, a son of the late Forrest Henry and Clara Eskleen Plecker. More...

TERRY DEAN ROBERTS

BURNSVILLE — Terry Dean Roberts, 50, of Burnsville, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born in Staunton on Dec. 16, 1961, the son of the late Claborn Roberts and Janet Louise Roberts. More...

Home & Property

Volunteer of the Year award presented to Highland couple

MONTEREY — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has presented its Volunteer of the Year award to Jim and Lorraine White of Monterey. More...

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The Highland Center booth at the 61st annual Highland County Fair drew the attention of small groups of people trying to guess the identity of old photographs. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Sept. 9 — Deputy Michael Colaw and Deputy Richard Chestnut responded to a noise complaint in Warm Springs. • Sept. More...

Letters

Resident takes issue with letter about Obama

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Obama believes in our American system

Editor, Recorder, Mr. Trinca is incorrect when he wrote that GM is “owned” by the government. The government has a 26.5 percent share in the company. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Case closed

We will never forget that night. Beacher Hackney, armed with a gun, walked into the Homestead and murdered two innocent people — and wrecked lives. More...

Pictorial

How much fun is this?! Bath County is dotted with nearly 50 hay bales spruced up in the most creative ways imaginable in time for the Harvest Moon Festival this Saturday. More...

Saga told of an old, sold rusty truck

Meadowdale Musings

Few things in life can capture the imagination of the male species as fast as an old truck. Old trucks are fascinating to men and boys because they are faithful and always ready for a new adventure in a muddy place. More...



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