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Electric bike on Cannonball Run  Free Access 

SEA TO SEA — Three days; 2,500 miles.Just when you think it could not be put to one more test, the electric motorcycle from Blue Grass is at it again. More...

Hot Springs Rescue celebrates 50 years

HOT SPRINGS – A lavish buffet, a towering handdecorated cake, and festive fellowship marked the 50th anniversary of the Hot Springs Volunteer Rescue Squad Sunday afternoon. More...

Medical Center pares parking plan

MONTEREY — The Highland County Planning Commission set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. More...

Bath board passes budget

WARM SPRINGS – Not one person spoke at a May 14 public hearing on Bath County’s 2013-14 budget. More...

Orchestra showcases youth talent

WARM SPRINGS — With a light spring rain falling, dozens of youngsters gathered, some with instruments larger than they were, in the great Herter Hall at Garth Newel Music Center. More...

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Blox Daugherty, right, (top) of Dow Agro Sciences spoke about sprayers, pastures and weeds to a wagonload of attendees during the Virginia Cooperative Extension Farmer and Landowners Spring Field Day More...

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Fifty dancers (some of which are pictured) from Highland, Pocahontas and Bath counties will perform The Wizard of Oz on June 1 as part of The Dance Academy’s spring performance, from 2-3 p.m., More...

Special Sections

Schools

Congratulations, BCHS Class of 2013

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Achievements

Emily Rebecca Adams CLIFTON FORGE — Emily Rebecca Adams of Hot Springs graduated from Dabney S. More...

Home & Property

Learning ‘a new way of survival’

MONTEREY — Katherine “Katie” Smith of Bolar and Polly Turner of Monterey each recently had to quit their jobs because of health issues. Smith had major surgery a few months ago. Turner has high blood pressure and chronic pain. More...

Talking books open whole new world

HIGHTOWN — Retired English teacher Ernie Jordan is a voracious reader. About two years ago, he suddenly lost his appetite for the written word. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2001, Jordan was perplexed. More...

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A banjo head bearing celebrity autographs will be raffled by the Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention Association at 6 p.m. June 15 on the county fairgrounds main stage. More...

Letters

Our teachers deserve better compensation

Editor, The Recorder, Good teachers are the key to a good education for our children, and a well-educated workforce is the key to a stable and prosperous society. More...

Highland’s Relay for Life event set for June 22

Editor, The Recorder, This year Relay for Life of Highland County will be celebrated on Saturday, June 22 from 12-10 p.m. at the Highland County Fairgrounds. More...

Thanks to county board for its proclamation

Editor, The Recorder, National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and EMS to honor the dedication and commitment of its providers. More...

Breaking News - 6/4/2013 2:56 PM

Social Services meeting announced  Free Access 

The Highland County Department of Social Services has scheduled a closed meeting to discuss personnel matters, on Thursday, June 6 at 4 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 6/3/2013 12:34 PM

Electric bike made Tallahassee  Free Access 

Team Electra has made 2 stops for battery charging, but has gone at least from Jacksonville to Tallahassee!  More...

Breaking News - 5/30/2013 6:59 PM

Social Services calls special meeting  Free Access 

HIGHLAND — MEETING NOTICE More...

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Memorial Day, Highland preschoolers, led by Cappie Hull and Jason Canze, put on an observance of their own with patriotic songs. See more photos, page 8. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Sundance Studio celebrates opening

MEADOWDALE — Friends gathered last Saturday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Sundance Studio at its new Meadowdale location. More...

In brief ...

Highland Planning Commission

• Last Thursday, the Highlandplanning commission approvedconditional use permit extensionsfor: Alleghany Meats to operatean abattoir facility on land zoned More...

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Highland residents gathered to honor fallen heroes at the courthouse Walk of Honor Saturday during a Memorial Day program. Highland Elementary students (above) sang for an appreciative crowd. Capt. More...

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The County of Bath Chamber of Commerce supported an Electronic Recycling Day May 18 in the parking lot of the chamber office. Scott Recycling of Pulaski provided the drop-off boxes. More...

Saving family farms strategy’s goal

MONTEREY — Changing Highland’s agriculture to fit dramatically new times is the focus of an extensive, long-term commercial strategy presented last month to the Highland Economic Development Authority. More...

Obituaries

MICHAEL SCOTT ‘SPUD’ WIMER

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Michael Scott “Spud” Wimer, 41, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Highland County, Va. as a result of a logging accident. He was born May 10, 1972 at Staunton, Va. More...

Sports

Chargers take win in first round of tournament

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger girls’ soccer team added another district win to its season record last Wednesday with a 1-0 victory over Parry McCluer in the first round of the Pioneer District tournament. More...

Season ends for Highland runners

RADFORD– The track season came to an end this past Saturday as the Rams’ four runners competing did not advance out of the Region C track meet. More...

Charger track sets personal records at Region C tourney

RADFORD — Personal bests were achieved as the Bath County Charger track and field quintet wrapped up play at the final Region C tournament held at Radford University. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • May 19 — Deputy Cody Smith conducted traffic control on Airport Road. • May 19 — Sheriff Robert Plecker responded to a dispute on Main Street in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

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Shannon Lee Case, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Case of Head Waters, won this rifle by killing an 18-pound, 14-ounce groundhog and winning first place in a contest sponsored by L.B.W. 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. More...

Twelve-year-old Head Waters lass wins groundhog shooting contest

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 13, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Opinions & Commentary

A crying need

Our volunteer rescue squads are working hard to fulfill their mission. But they deserve more than a pat on the back. They need real support, immediate support. More...

Pictorial

We are very fortunate to live in communities like Bath and Highland, where our friends, family and neighbors care about, and sometimes for, us. More...

Mapping out the comprehensive plan

Chairman’s Notes

When you take a trip, you usually plot out where you are going and how you want to get there. More...



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