August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Bath planners hold 3 public hearings

More work needed on comp plan; work session scheduled

WARM SPRINGS — Following a public hearing on the revisions to the county’s comprehensive plan Monday, the Bath County Planning Commission decided more work is needed on the document. More...

Correction

In Last week’s edition of The Recorder, the child getting off of the bus on his first day of kindergarten at Highland Elementary School was incorrectly named. He is Gabe Penn. More...

Driver Heating Oil customer operations purchased by Dixie Gas

WAYNESBORO and VERONA — Driver Heating Oil Inc. of Waynesboro and Dixie Gas and Oil Corp. of Verona have announced that the customer and delivery operations of Driver Heating Oil have been purchased by Dixie Gas and Oil, effective Aug. 19. More...

VCSB makes changes, improvements

MONTEREY — At their Aug. 20 meeting, Highland supervisors heard a performance contract update from the head of Valley Community Services Board. More...

Museum adds treasures to collection

McDOWELL — The Highland County Historical Society’s collection of important artifacts is growing. Last week, the museum announced major acquisitions planned for display. More...

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The family of the late Edward and Tudie Mullenax held their reunion on Saturday Aug. 2, at the Community Center in Franklin, W.Va. Everyone enjoyed good food, bowling and the annual softball game. More...

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Dr. James DeBoe is returning to Monterey after a two-month mission trip on Tuesday, Sept. 2. HMC staff members are excited to have him back in the county seeing patients Tuesdays through Fridays. More...

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A cloud over Jack Mountain reflected the setting sun late last week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Roughly 200 attended the annual event, waiting and chatting in line under the tent for the scrumptious meal. More...

Summer festival draws to a close

HOT SPRINGS — Imagine, four pianists sharing two pianos in a concert. That’s four brains, 40 fingers and 176 keys (104 white ones and 72 black ones) all synchronized and harmonized. Impossible? Not at Garth Newel Music Center. More...

Library requesting donations for book sale

CLIFTON FORGE — The Friends of the Clifton Forge Public Library are requesting donations to support their upcoming fall book sale. Books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs are especially requested. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievements

Charlotte Shell MONTEREY — Charlotte Shell of Monterey has been chosen as one of the outstanding middle school students from across the United States to take part in the 2014 Junior National Young Leaders Conference: Foundations of Leadership More...

Agenda

Bath County Public School Board

Sept. 2 — Millboro ElementarySchool5:30 p.m. closed meeting; 7 p.m.regular meeting • Good news in Bath County Schools; More...

Sports

Charger football kicks off Friday

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger football team has some big shoes to fill this year. More...

Golf finishes second

COVINGTON — James River took home the team win with an 11-stroke victory over the Chargers, but Clay Robertson shot a stellar 37 to win medalist honors at the opening Pioneer District golf match at Cliffview Country Club Wednesday. More...

Pigskin Report

SAN FRANCISCO — John Phillips and the San Diego Chargers fell to San Francisco 21-7 in NFL preseason action last week. The former Bath County standout plays tight end and special teams for the Chargers. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 17 — Deputy James Rexrode and Deputy James Bryan IV responded to a minor accident on private property in Warm Springs. • Aug. 17 — Rexrode arrested Clay Edward Booth on an arrest warrant for assault. More...

Early Files

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This photograph, from a glass plate negative was taken on Feb. 27 1915 at some outdoor location near Crabbottom. It shows (l-r): Ida, 15, and Lillie, 17, Rexroad, daughters of Hilbert and Sallie T. More...

Superintendent takes hard look at education

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 3, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 27, 1964

• The Highland County School Board, after searching fruitlessly for a band director, found a temporary solution to their problem right in Monterey this week. Superintendent H.C. Lunsford Jr. said yesterday that the Rev. Kenneth D. More...

Opinions & Commentary

The harsh reality of road trips

Party of One

Whenever I travel, I am always glad to get back home. In my carefree, callow youth, I wanted to travel and just keep going. Just a few years ago, when I went to France, I really didn’t want to come back home. These days? Not so much. More...

Television needs repair these days

Meadowdale Musings

I have watched television since the very early 1950s when it was a new and wholesome way to entertain housewives, children and my grandmother. More...

Possible law enforcement impersonator sought

MONTEREY — Mary Gutshall of Monterey was pulled over Friday night. But she doesn’t think the man was a police officer. Neither does Sheriff Tim Duff, who is seeking information about the incident. More...

Karst a key concern over pipeline

MONTEREY — Much of Highland County is underlain with a complex mosaic of fragile subsurface geological features known as karst. More...

Red Oak area surveyed for gas pipeline route

Wind energy project ongoing

MONTEREY — One of the Laurel Fork area landowners, H.T. “Mac” McBride, allowed Dominion’s pipeline surveyors on his property this summer. More...

In Brief...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Aug. 20, Highland supervisors board approved submitting a letter detailing technical assistance from the Virginia Rural Water Association at the request of its national counterpart to apply for additional EPA funding. More...

Dominion refutes decision rumor

MONTEREY — Is Dominion Resources’ decision to build its proposed interstate natural gas pipeline at hand? More...

‘Hi, Neighbor!’ fun day a success

Sheriff Robert Plecker took his turn in the dunking booth late Saturday afternoon, and proved to be a very good, and very wet, sport about it. More...

Highland County Fair off and running

ARCHERY CONTEST All first place winners are listed except as noted. Class:1. Cub: Marshall Cornelius, 2352. Young Adult: Brenlee Reedy, 2823. Women’s Hunter: Christi Wimer, 301 More...

Fighter jet crashes

DEERFIELD — “We were having our morning our coffee and reading the morning news on our iPads and heard a huge explosion, looked up stared ran outside big boom, then 2-3 smaller booms,” said Priscilla Melchior of Williamsville Wednes More...

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Ryan Woodzell of Bath County High School, right, was recently awarded a scholarship from the Allegheny Highlands Drug Task Force. More...

Agencies explore disaster assistance

BOLAR — Expanding resources for disaster recovery is at the heart of a new effort to bolster community participation in developing a plan to better cope with local emergency needs. More...

Learn how to make a difference

MONTEREY — Local emergency medical services agencies in Highland County are in critical need of volunteers of all ages, talents and backgrounds. More...

Reunion

Doyle family WILLIAMS — The annual Doyle family reunion was recently held at Fairview Community Center, Williamsville. More...

BCH ER ranks high

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital has announced that its emergency room department ranked in the 99th percentile in the nation for customer service during the second quarter of this year. More...

Community pulls together for neighbor

MOUNTAIN GROVE — The small, tight-knit community of Mountain Grove pulled together this summer to help one of its own. More...

Obituaries

MAXINE SHANKS STEWART

TOANO — Maxine Shanks Stewart, 81, of Toano, departed from her residence in Toano, to her heavenly home, to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Aug. 26, 2014. Waiting at the gate for her was her beloved husband, Irving Milton Stewart. More...

JOHN S. CALLAHAN

HOT SPRINGS — John S. Callahan, 92, of Hot Springs, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born Dec. 15, 1921 in Marion, the son of the late Jacob and Dellia Callahan. More...

EDMUND RANDOLPH ‘RANDY’ HARRIS

GROTTOES — Edmund Randolph Harris, 78, of Grottoes, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Augusta Health in Fishersville. He was born in Highland County on Sept. 16, 1935, the son of the late Frank C. and Bessie Halterman Harris. More...

Home & Property

Former HHS student examines health impacts

BLACKSBURG — Consuming vegetables and meat grown on local farms is the hip thing to do these days, but is it also healthy? More...

Wedding

Burkholder — Christy

BLUE GRASS — Katelin Denise Burkholder and Robert Collins Christy were married on the rainy afternoon of Sept. 21, 2013 in Blue Grass, Va. on the farm where Kate grew up. The pair was wed around 4 p.m. More...

Engagement

Warner — Lightner

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — David G. and Tammy Warner of Franklin announce the engagement of their daughter, Davina Lauren Warner of Monterey, Va., to Robert Lee Lightner, also of Monterey, Va. More...

Letters

Cheerleading sponsor remembers Ali Wolfe

Editor’s note: The following was written by Jim Arbuckle, cheerleading sponsor at the University of Virginia, who has helped Bath County High School cheerleaders for 24 years. More...

Recorder’s front-page bear photo offensive

Editor, The Recorder, The senseless shooting of the mother bear (The Recorder, Aug. 21) is one of the most despicable things that I can imagine, and I hope that whoever is responsible is caught and punished severely. More...

Threats increase with new pipeline route

Editor, The Recorder, Last week, Dominion changed its plans and rerouted part of the proposed path of the 450-mile Dominion Southeast Reliability Project pipeline. More...


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