September 21, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

States flag water quality issues from pipe projects

MONTEREY — Environmental agencies in North Carolina and West Virginia this month delayed their decisions on whether to approve the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline, respectively. More...

Woman fatally shot in Highland

McDOWELL – Charges were pending this week in connection with a juvenile and the fatal shooting of a woman in Highland. More...

Students honor service to community with project

MONTEREY — In observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Monday, Sept. More...

Bath County fair: So fun!

Kids climbed into the tiger’s jaws to enjoy the bouncy slide at the Bath County Fair on Saturday. (Recorder photos by Geoff Hamill) More...

EDA focuses on building repairs

WARM SPRINGS – The Bath County Economic Development Authority owns a 50,400-square-foot commercial building at the industrial park in Millboro, and the authority is using proceeds from recent property sales to make long deferred repairs to the More...

Step it up, and bring on the band!

Score by quarters   Chargers: 8, 0, 8, 8 — 24 Wildcats: 21, 20, 13, 0 — 55   More...

Special Sections

Schools

Scholarship contest opens

MITCHELLTOWN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting entries for the 2017 Voice of Democracy college scholarship competition. Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the VFW’s premier scholarship program.  More...

Home & Property

Reunited for the 50th

Highland High School’s class of 1967 held its 50th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Hull’s Hideaway Restaurant in Monterey. More...

Students raise money for devastated Houston school

HOT SPRINGS — “We should be very proud of the students of Valley Elementary School,” said principal Steve Sizemore this week. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee

• On Sept. 14, a member of the Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee cited poor communications during the town water crisis last month. Scott Smith  More...

Early Files

Highland County Confederate monument dedicated July 4, 1919

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Sept. 21, 1967 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher and editor.   More...

Monument in the making ...

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Friday, Aug. 23, 1918 edition of The Recorder. H. B. Wood was publisher and editor.   More...

50 years ago

SEPT. 21, 1967

• Officials of the Highland County Fair Inc., meeting Thursday to discuss the 1967 fair, unanimously endorsed a motion to make the fair a four-day event next year, to begin on Wednesday and end Saturday.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Jim Christian operated the dart balloon and dot game during the Bath County Fair last Saturday. Jim and his wife, Linda, donate proceeds from the games to charity. More...

Situations require gentle compassion, not speculation

When you form a theory without firm evidence, you’re speculating. Speculation has been running rampant in our area lately, with regard to an ongoing case in Bath County and currently, a homicide investigation in Highland. More...

Sippio makes life in farming in Bath County

Our Area Ancestors

Editor’s note: The following is next in a series of biographical sketches that chart the lives of Highland and Bath figures of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. More...

Photo

During its halftime presentation, the Marching Royal Dukes at James Madison University showed off their talent for “JMU Band Day” on Sept. 16. More...

Foundation to decide fate of easements

MONTEREY — More than eight months after deferring a decision on a Dominion land deal, and what many view as the future of land conservation, Virginia’s open-space easement agency will revisit the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s p More...

Douthat bear attack closes trails

MILLBORO – All trails at Douthat State Park are closed until further notice, following a bear attack Sunday afternoon.  More...

New lawyer to defend woman charged with murder in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – Darla Hise, who is charged with murder, has asked for and received a new defense attorney.  As a result, her trial scheduled to begin Oct. 23 in Staunton City District Court will be continued. More...

Bath Co. grand jury indicts 8 people on 26 charges

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath County grand jury met last week in circuit court, and issued 26 indictments against eight people.  Three cases were heard, and eight on the docket were continued into October, November or December.  More...

Red Cross needs volunteers for training in Highland

MONTEREY — The American Red Cross has selected several emergency shelters in Highland County, but they face a shortage of trained volunteers to manage intakes and operations. More...

Photo

Everyone is invited to spend an evening with Virginia author Stewart Goodwin tonight, Sept. 21. More...

In brief ...

Highland Economic Development Authority

• Monday, Highland County Economic DevelopmentAuthority members learned director Dorothy Stephensonhas developed a blog about accomplishmentsfollowing consultations for improving inter-committee More...

Photo

This is the 11th of a series of class pictures from the 1952 and 1950 Blue Grass School yearbooks following research to identify all the students. This is the 1950 first, second and third grades. More...

Obituaries

BONNIE ‘BELLE’ ARMSTRONG

HEAD WATERS — Bonnie “Belle” Armstrong, 75, of Head Waters, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at her home, surrounded by loving family. More...

Sports

Chargers fight hard against Pendleton

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — It was a long night for the Bath County Chargers last Friday in Franklin. The varsity football players held their own against the tough Pendleton Wildcats, however. More...

Charger volleyball season off to solid start

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County High School volleyball team is optimistic about this year’s season. On Sept. 5, the Chargers beat Pendleton County in three straight sets.  Then, on Sept. More...

Ram runners compete on Hidden Valley trails

HIDDEN VALLEY — The Highland High School Rams cross country team traveled to Hidden Valley last Wednesday, Sept. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County   • Sept. 11 — Deputy Randozzo responded to a noise complaint on Klondike Drive.  • Sept. 11 — Deputy McRoberts responded to a report of a tree blocking Mountain Valley Road.  • Sept. More...

Letters

Sick of prize drawings, surveys in the mail

Editor, The Recorder,  What’s in your mailbox? More...

Bath County should stick to visitors center plan

Editor, The Recorder,  An open letter to the people of Bath County:  A Chinese proverb — “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”  More...

Lincoln responsible for lives lost during Civil War

Editor, The Recorder,  Thank you, John Vinson and Earl Cutlip, for your very good letters to the editor recently.  One particular letter written to the editor on Sept. More...

Videos

YEP program presentation by Josh Umar

Josh Umar of The Highland Center updated Highland County Supervisors on the youth employment program at their monthly work session, Wedn More...


Fair Guide 2017

Summer Guide 2017