October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Hise reflects on addiction, bad choices

WARM SPRINGS – Darla Hise, convicted of six felony charges Tuesday, including the second-degree murder of her six-yearold daughter, arrived in the Bath County Circuit Court with a handwritten statement she wished Judge Jay Wetsel to hear.  More...

State approves pipeline land swaps

RICHMOND — The Virginia Outdoors Foundation board voted this afternoon, Oct. More...

Highland youth faces more felony charges

SALEM – At the direction of the City of Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney, a 14-year-old Highland County male has been charged with first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and two counts of theft of a credit car More...

Corrections

• Last week’s article about the Little Free Library as a fitting memorial to Ann Babcock should have stated Polly Turner was an indispensable helper, not Polly Newlon, as reported.   More...

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This is the 14th 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 fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. More...

Winner to be announced

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain Radio’s Fall Fundraiser runs through Oct. 21, and there’s been a lineup of programs and special guests donating their time and talents to help meet AMR’s goal of $40,000.  More...

It’s Toys for Tots time!

Applications being accepted

LEXINGTON — While everyone else is getting ready for fall, the Rockbridge Patriots Marine Corps League based in Lexington is gearing up for its annual “Toys for Tots” campaign.  Toys for Tots is a program run by the United Stat More...

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The chart shows the comparative costs of different heating fuels for heating a home from November through February, based on an average size home utilizing 70 million British thermal units (BTU). More...

Drug, firearm cases heard in Bath County court

WARM SPRINGS – A Millboro woman convicted of methamphetamine possession earlier this year got a brief reprieve from her sentence of two years, with all but 20 days suspended in Bath Circuit Court Tuesday morning.  More...

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The 1967 class of Valley High School held its 50th class reunion recently at River Uplands Farm in Millboro. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Pictured on national “Bring Your Bible to School Day” at Millboro Elementary School are, from left, Madison Burke (sixth grade), Sadie Alphin (sixth grade), Evan Alphin (second grade) and Dylan Alphin More...

Sports

Rams step up their game

MONTEREY — Highland’s volleyball teams hosted United Christian last Tuesday, Oct. 10, and while the JV girls lost, they worked hard and showed good promise for the next match.  More...

Cross country meets at Eastmont for 5k race

ELLISTONE — The Highland Rams’ cross country runners took the track at Eastern Montgomery last Wednesday for a 5K race. The meet went well, despite the Mont- gomery County heat and humidity. More...

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Brayden Shanks, 9, of Greenville, killed his first bear on youth day last Saturday with his uncle, Matt Lowery. Brayden said he can’t wait to continue bear hunting with his uncle. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Oct. 8 — Captain Weaver and Deputy Bryan IV responded to a report of a burned car on Asher Lane.  • Oct. More...

Early Files

Veterinary practice is lifelong dream

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Aug. 27, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor.   More...

50 years ago

OCT. 19, 1967

• Highland County has been selected for a survey of resource suitability for Outdoor Recreation Developments to be made Feb. 27, 28, 29 and March 1.  More...

25 years ago

OCT. 16, 1992

• Santa Claus made an early stop in Bath County this year, delivering just the right gift at just the right time — our very own Christmas Mother. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Staycation: A novel way not to travel

A Party of One

Vacations. Oh, isn’t the idea of a vacation wonderful? More...

Spineless secrecy

Gutless. Cowardly. Lily-livered. Weak-willed. Impotent. All are synonymous with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. More...

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What’s it going to take? A boycott of all Omni properties worldwide? More...

Feds approve pipelines

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday, Oct. 13 quietly issued an order, on a 2-1 vote, to conditionally approve construction of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline. More...

Mother gets 24 years for daughter’s death

WARM SPRINGS – Darla Hise will spend 24 years in prison for the murder of her six-year-old daughter last Feb. More...

Christmas Mother program under way

HOT SPRINGS — The 25th Bath County Christmas Mother Program has begun. More...

Tourism council offers marketing assistance

MONTEREY — Does your event need marketing help in 2018? Money is now available through a new marketing assistance program developed by the Highland Tourism Council. More...

Operation Christmas Child kicks off 2017 campaign

MITCHELLTOWN — An Operation Christmas Child packing party will be held Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Lifeline Ministries gym in Mitchelltown, and everyone is invited, including folks from Highland County. More...

Center works to make job training available

MONTEREY — With help from partners at the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board, staff at The Highland Center are working to make sure federal resources for job training are available to eligible individuals and businesses in Highland a More...

Smooth ride ...

The Sky Line Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America and the Sky Line Region of the Model A Restorers Club of America stopped at Ashwood Station over the weekend. More...

Virginia author Beth Macy coming to Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE — The public is cordially invited to spend an evening with noted author Beth Macy. More...

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Library director Mike Barnes has announced the Clifton Forge Public Library acquired a new ScanPro Microfilm Scanner. More...

Obituaries

DOROTHY REXRODE JUDY

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Dorothy Rexrode Judy, 88, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at Pendleton Manor in Franklin.  She was born at Dahmer on Jan. More...

WILLIAM “BILLY” McCLUER DUNLAP III

GLEN ALLEN — William “Billy” Mc- Cluer Dunlap III, 63, of Glen Allen, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 in Cookeville, Tenn.  He was born Aug. More...

RICHARD BLANKENSHIP

WARM SPRINGS — Richard Wayne Blankenship, 73, of Warm Springs, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at his home.   Obaugh Funeral Home will announce arrangements at www.obaughfuneralhome.com.   More...

Home & Property

In brief

Bath County Economic Development Authority

• During its meeting last Wednesday, the Bath County Economic Development Authority continued planning upgrade projects at the warehouse in the Bath County Industrial Park, Millboro. More...

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Allegheny Mountain Institute fellow Matt Kitchen presents his capstone project to nearly 60 attendees who participated last week during AMI’s presentations and community potluck at The Highland More...

Plein Air Festival winners offer variety in art

Patrick Lee’s “Spirits in the Wood” captured the prize for best architectural painting with a $500 prize. Also winning a $500 prize – the Donald S. Lewis Sr. More...

Letters

What else is Dominion hiding about its plans?

Editor, The Recorder,  The Associated Press recently revealed that Dominion is planning to extend the Atlantic Coast Pipeline into South Carolina. More...

Immigration issue used to dilute voting power

Editor, The Recorder,  A Democrat wrote that the massive immigration we have today is wonderful. And indeed it is wonderful — for Democrats. More...

Republicans will make Virginia No. 1 again

Editor, The Recorder,  The upcoming election boils down to voting for candidates who have a real world outlook and for those who support the dream world or Utopia.  In the real world, there is a second amendment to keep and bear arms. More...


Fall Guide 2017