May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Highland court sets 2-day trial for civil case

MONTEREY — Friday, Highland County Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin Jr. set a two-day jury trial in the civil case of Valerie Lowry versus Lucy Stevenson for Sept. 5-6. More...

Bath emergency agencies form association

BURNSVILLE — Bath County’s emergency services organizations have come together to form the Bath County Fire and Rescue Association, and they hope the new group will help the departments to work together more efficiently. More...

EDA focuses on beef to spur economy

MONTEREY — Grass-fed heritage beef production is a viable initiative for Highland, residents were told Monday during a special beef marketing discussion of the economic development authority. More...

Artist studio, home occupation hearing set

MONTEREY — Last Wednesday, Highland supervisors scheduled a joint public hearing with the town council at 7:30 p.m. June 19 in the modular conference room concerning zoning ordinance amendments for artist studios and home occupations. More...

‘Sommersby’ lives again

HIDDEN VALLEY — It’s hard to believe it has been 21 years this week since filming for “Sommersby,” a major motion picture drama starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, James Earl Jones and Bill Pullman, to name a few, began in th More...

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Fran Siron, left, and Vickie King cut a cake to celebrate the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday during a gathering Tuesday at Highland Baptist Church. More...

Golf tournament planned

MONTEREY — Golf enthusiast and founding member of The Highland Center board, John Reynolds, is organizing the 15th annual golf tournament to benefit The Highland Center, at the beautiful and challenging Needle’s Eye Golf Course in Montere More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Highland High School held its annual Junior/ Senior Prom at The Homestead on Saturday, May 18. More...

Sports

Bath edges Highland in double overtime

MONTEREY— Highland’s soccer team looked to be in control for most of the game last Wednesday against Bath County, but the Chargers roared back with two goals in the last five minutes of regular time then added a score in the second overti More...

Chargers advance in district softball

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County softball team defeated the Covington Cougars 2-1 at home last Friday in the first round of the Pioneer District tournament. More...

Bath baseball wins Pioneer District tourney opener

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County baseball team started the Pioneer District tournament with a bang on Monday, defeating the Craig County Rockets 10-4 in the first round. More...

Early Files

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The 1963 Monterey High School track team — Front row (l-r): Scotty Simmons, Eugene Ratcliffe, Gene Grant; second row: Dennis Compton, Steve Bird, Ronnie Williams; third row: D.T. More...

Millboro writer’s book quite a hit

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 31, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Claudia Anne Campbell was associate publisher. MILLBORO — Millboro resident Virginia B. More...

25 years ago

MAY 19, 1988

• A bolt of lightning during a sudden thunderstorm destroyed a total of 28 sheep from Big Valley farmer Dale Bussard’s flock Sunday afternoon. Bussard found the dead animals at about 5:30 p.m. More...

Course to close after 4 decades

MONTEREY — Needle’s Eye Golf Course south of Monterey will close June 9, owner Jerry L. Hooke said. Statistics show the course’s shutdown follows a national trend. More...

Former deputy sentenced on gun charges

WARM SPRINGS – Jeremy Cutlip pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor gun charges in Bath Circuit Court Friday. In November, he pleaded not guilty in Bath General District Court to five misdemeanor firearms charges. More...

Man killed in logging accident

HIGHTOWN — A West Virginia man died from injuries sustained in a logging accident Tuesday morning. More...

Lodging tax debated by county, town

MONTEREY — Monterey and Highland officials sat down to talk about installing a lodging tax last week. A joint work session between town officials and county supervisors was held May 15. More...

Farmers’ market to start week early

MONTEREY — The Highland Farmers’ Market will kick off its 16th season at 3:30 p.m. May 31 in The Highland Center Pavilion, a week earlier than usual. The regular farmers’ market season runs on 18 Fridays through Sept. 27. More...

Sheriff warns of scam

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker is warning citizens, particularly senior citizens, of a scam attempt reported last week. More...

Local physicist’s lab recognized as historic site

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s not every day one’s work is honored long after retirement. Millboro resident Kent Ford, however, had that opportunity last week in a celebration at his former workplace. But his wasn’t the average job. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council and Highland County Supervisors

• A joint meeting was heldMay 15 with the MontereyTown Council and Highlandsupervisors.• Thrive Farm owner Kevin More...

HCAC features three camps this year

MONTEREY — Lights up on summertime! Have fun exploring drama, art, music and dance during the Highland County Arts Council’s summer camps. More...

Fort Seybert Heritage Educational Association offers cemetery tips

FORT SEYBERT, W.Va. — Cemeteries receive more attention as Memorial Day approaches. More...

Obituaries

EVERETT WINSTON MARSHALL

MUSTOE — Everett Winston Marshall, 77, of Mustoe, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1936 in Blue Grass, a son of the late James Newman and Geneva Mae Wilfong Marshall. More...

MARION ‘JEAN’ PERDUE

McDOWELL — Marion “Jean” Perdue, 91, of McDowell, passed away, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 14, 1922 in Oakland, Calif., a daughter of the late Lewallen and Alice Denton Gilbert. More...

DOLAN WADE IRVINE

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Dolan Wade Irvine, 65, of Marlinton, departed this life on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at his home. He was born Sept. 24, 1947, the son of the late Verlin Adam Irvine and Elsie Grace Shinaberry. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County• May 12 — Deputy James Rexrodeconducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road.• May 12 — Major James Bryan and Virginia State Police responded to a situationat a residence on Douthat State Park Road.• May 12 &m More...

Letters

Take care with personal items left at graves

Editor, The Recorder, In September 2001, my heart was broken as I laid my daughter to rest in the Warm Springs Cemetery. I visit her grave almost every day and at times I leave things on her grave to help me deal with my grief. More...

Needle’s Eye course owners appreciated

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Arts council welcomes fresh members, ideas

Editor, The Recorder, I was a “newcomer” to Highland County 30 years ago, but marrying into a family that goes back here for 200 years, I was not a new person for very long. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Lodging tax needed now

Highland County has dithered around on the idea of a lodging tax for years. It’s time to get this source of revenue on the books. More...

Pictorial

Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department members responded to this trailer fire on Jackson River Turnpike in May 2011. More...


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