June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Route 614 closed again

WILLIAMSVILLE — Shortly after repairs were completed that opened Route 614 in Highland County to traffic, the road has failed again and is closed. More...

Weekend old-time rocks Highland during fiddlers convention

The Krack Brothers landed a first-place prize for bands. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, June 25 — 7 p.m.Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 More...

In brief ...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• Monday, the Highland CountyEconomic Development Authorityvoted to organize a local retail businessnight for each of the communities of More...

Photos

The Cary Street Ramblers took a time out from the Fiddlers Convention to perform during the Highland County Farmers’ Market Friday. More...

Fair arts, crafts department reorganized

MONTEREY — Attention crafters of all ages: The Highland County Fair Arts and Crafts Department has been reorganized. More...

40th anniversary Summer Chamber Music Festival opens

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center’s 40th Summer Chamber Music Festival opens Saturday, June 29 at 5 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Area students receive GRASP scholarships

RICHMOND — GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program Inc., a non-profit, education organization, headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 176 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $122,500 to Virginia high school students graduating in 2013. More...

Photos

The Valley Elementary School seventh grade visited Washington, D.C. recently and enjoyed a Washington Nationals game as part of their trip. More...

Sports

New club forms for football programs

HOT SPRINGS — A club is forming that Bath County High School football coach Will Fields hopes will unify the county’s football programs from youth leagues through the BCHS varsity level. More...

On Campus

HARRISONBURG — Former Bath County High School softball player continues to rake in the honors for her stellar freshman season of college softball at James Madison University. More...

Watson to play at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Bubba Watson, the 2012 Masters champion, is the latest commitment to the field of the upcoming Greenbrier Classic, the resort announced this week. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 9 — Deputy James Rexrode responded twice to reports of gunshots fired in Mill Creek. • June 9 — Deputy James Bryan IV responded to a report of illegal parking in Hot Springs. More...

Letters

Family grateful for rescue personnel, law officers

Editor, The Recorder, It is too often easy to focus on the bad in our community and forget what is good and uplifting. More...

Grateful to still be working after 59 years

Editor, The Recorder, Please read this as a story to make you laugh and not to feel sorry for me. I can assure you, not one word is made up, and it is all very true. More...

Community reminded to donate during next blood drive, July 11

Editor, The Recorder, Virginia Blood Services will be at The Highland Center on Thursday, July 11 from 1-6 p.m. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Hitting a high note

It’s remarkable the caliber of talent our area attracts. More...

Pictorial

Spectators lined the route at last year’s Bath County Triathlon to cheer on the participants. More...

Barbara Howell reflects on 50 years of caring for community

HOT SPRINGS – Family nurse practitioner Barbara Howell hung up her white lab coat for the last time May 30. Howell has been roaming the halls of Bath Community Hospital for about 50 years, starting when she was 14 years old. More...

Springhouse Antiques now open

WARM SPRINGS — One of Bath County’s historical buildings has received a total makeover and is now open again. More...

Jazz, blues wows crowd

Saturday’s Garth Newel festival headliner Joe Louis Walker did not disappoint blues and jazz aficionados as the sun began to set Saturday evening. More...

Batley pleads guilty

WARM SPRINGS – Former civic leader John James “Jay” Batley pleaded guilty Monday morning to one felony charge of grand larceny. Batley, 52, was charged last October with 163 counts of embezzlement and grand larceny. More...

Hazmat coordinator visits LEPC

MONTEREY — The Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee welcomed Woody Brown, hazmat coordinator from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, to its meeting June 13. More...

HRD forms water resources committee, schedules training

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development has established a Water Resources Committee to work for the preservation and improvement of surface waters in Highland County. More...

Lower Cowpasture Restoration Project tour scheduled

BATH COUNTY — The USDA Forest Service will host a public field tour of the proposed 100,000-acre Lower Cowpasture Restoration Project tomorrow, Friday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Highland Medical CEO named to VRHA board

BLACKSBURG — Beth O’Connor, executive director of the Virginia Rural Health Association, announced that board of director officers were elected at its recent board planning retreat. More...

Obituaries

HAROLD ALEXANDER ‘SLIM’ NICELY

MILLBORO — Harold Alexander “Slim” Nicely, 80, of Clarkson Lane, Millboro, died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at The Golden Living Center, Alleghany, Clifton Forge. He was born Sept. More...

HAZEL ELLEN RAMSEY FORD

MILLBORO — Hazel Ellen Ramsey Ford, 98, of 1590 Blue Grass Hollow Road, Millboro, died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at The Woodlands Nursing Home in Clifton Forge. She was born Jan. More...

HARRY HUNTER LOWERY

NEWPORT NEWS — Harry Hunter Lowery, 78, past away Monday, June 17, 2013 at Riverside Convalescent Home in Newport News. Mr. Lowery was a native of Highland County, born Nov. More...

Home & Property

Corps to conduct pulse releases at Gathright

COVINGTON — The Norfolk District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will deviate from Gathright Dam’s existing water control plan in order to conduct six pulse releases from June through October 2013. More...

Stars and Stripes celebration set for July 4 in Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE — After months of planning, the Stars and Stripes Celebration Committee of Clifton Forge Main Street announces this year’s 237th nation’s birthday events. More...

Engagement

Lowry — Alford

MONTEREY — Delmas and Sherri Lowry of Monterey announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Louise Lowry, to Derek Shawn Alford, son of Shawn and Sharon Alford, of Grottoes. More...

Early Files

Photo

John B. Reynolds, left, Ralph R. Lohr, center and Sheriff Glen Hammer, members of the Monterey Lions Club, are shown constructing a fence stile along U.S. 220, south of Monterey. More...

Prisoners moved after Thursday night jailbreak

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 13, 1963 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

JUNE 16, 1988

• Various donations of time and materials have saved quite a bit of money while at the same time renovating the Highland County Sheriff’s office, according to Sheriff Herb Lightner. More...


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