September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

In Brief...

Highland Supervisors

• Donna Bedwell, chair of the Economic Development Authority’s tourism committee, told supervisors last Wednesday the committee was considering applying to the Virginia Tourism Corporation for money to cover creating and installing a custo More...

Got drugs? Take back planned for Sept. 26

MONTEREY — The Highland Sheriff’s Office is accepting old medications for the National Drug Take Back Initiative. The office is accepting medications through Sept. 26, 24 hours a day. More...

Highland schools updates emergency call system

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Schools has recently changed to Blackboard Connect for an emergency calling system. More...

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The Valley High School Class of 1964 held its 50th reunion Sept. 6 as part of a Second Chance Prom at The Homestead. More...

Resident to conduct pipeline poll, survey

MONTEREY — For the next several weeks an independent, impartial public opinion poll and survey will be conducted regarding the issue of a proposed natural gas pipeline that might traverse Highland County. More...

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Highland Medical Center’s new entrance got some finishing touches last week. The center’s construction and renovation project is on schedule for completion soon. More...

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Twenty-six Bath Community Senior Center members and staff enjoyed an overnight trip to The Homestead, courtesy of Bath County Parks and Recreation Sept. 10–11. More...

Library Civil War series continues

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will present Kelly Hancock from the Museum of the Confederacy Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Little Rock teacher Meg Wilson read to three- and four-year-olds Monday on the first day of school. Melissa Harmon, Jessica Rogers and Nicole Balenger form the advisory committee. More...

Highland students recognized for SOL achievement

MONTEREY — Surrounded by their teachers and families, Highland Elementary School students hauled in numerous medals last Tuesday for passing last year’s Standards of Learning tests. More...

Achievements

EVANSTON, Ill. — April Goff, principal of Highland High School, has announced that Ian Adams has been named Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Home & Property

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Valley High School alumni who attended a Second Chance Prom Sept. 6 at The Homestead were, front, Rosemary Redman Lee. More...

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Maidens IV, an Ohio-based sister band, will perform the opening concert for Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day with its Celtic music at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Masonic Amphitheatre. More...

Birth

Kintla Campbell Cora Miller

MISSOULA, Mont. — Jared and Alice Miller announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Kintla Campbell Cora Miller. She was born Aug. 20 at Community Medical Center, Missoula. She weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

Letters

Single gas pipeline the wrong approach

Editor, The Recorder, I am all for replacing coal-fired electrical generating plants with cleaner natural gas, and we need a transmission system that gets gas from where it is to where it needs to be. More...

Old ‘swap spot’ was great place to share

Editor, The Recorder, I see they blocked the entrance to the old recycling building in Millboro Springs. What a shame. That had become a community swap spot, and for the life of me, I didn’t see who it was hurting. More...

Cell service needed for safe mountain traveling

Editor, The Recorder, This letter is in reference to the front-page story of The Recorder, dated Aug. 28, 2014. More...

Temporary position turns into 40-year library career

WARM SPRINGS — When she started working at the Bath County Public Library in 1974, Sharon Lindsay was only supposed to be there a few months. Forty years later, she’s still there. More...

County hears from senior services council

MONTEREY — The Highland senior services local council reported to supervisors during their work session Sept. 17 about recent contact with the Valley Program for Aging Services board of directors. More...

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Paul Krysik, left, spoke about the Allegheny Mountain School at the September senior luncheon recently in the Highland Center. Lunch was prepared using ingredients from the AMS Farm. More...

Comprehensive plan approval recommended

WARM SPRINGS — After two years of work, the Bath County Planning Commission has recommended approval of the county’s comprehensive plan for 2014-2019. The plan will now move to the board of supervisors for final adoption. More...

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The “High Rollerz” motorcycle stunt team, from Luray, VA, kept the crowds at Wings & Wheels entertained while they waited for the next aerobatic performance. More...

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An old maple tree in the Blue Grass Valley put on its fall colors just in time for the autumn equinox Tuesday. Temperatures dropped to the low 30s briefly around daybreak. More...

Can Highland access gas in pipeline?

Dominion explains tap policy

MONTEREY — Dominion Resources has clarified its new tap policy for the purposes of counties along its proposed 550-mile, $4.5 billion proposed interstate gas transmission project, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Highland EDA lands grant

RICHMOND — “Find Your Sweet Spot in Highland County,” an initiative proposed by the Highland County Economic Development Authority’s tourism council, will get a boost from the state. More...

CF library to host quilt display

CLIFTON FORGE — The Clifton Forge Public Library will be sponsoring a quilt display during the month of October. Area quilters are welcome to display their handicrafts (made or received as gifts). More...

Obituaries

ALLENE A. ECHARD GUTSHALL

WOODBRIDGE — Allene A. Echard Gutshall, 84, of Woodbridge, passed away Sept. 24, 2014. She was born in Monterey on May 4, 1930, the daughter of the late William and Rose Halterman Echard. She was a homemaker. More...

PHYLLIS ELISABETH THOMPSON ZOLLNER KNIGHT

TROUTVILLE — Phyllis Elisabeth Thompson Zollner Knight, 79, of 378 Knollwood Drive, Troutville, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. More...

WELDON ‘BUD’ KENNETH CARACOFE

HOT SPRINGS — Weldon “Bud” Kenneth Caracofe Jr., 73, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1940, in Highland County, the son of the late Weldon K. More...

Sports

Pendleton spoils Chargers’ Homecoming

HOT SPRINGS — Homecoming was bittersweet for Bath County this year, as the Chargers dropped to 0-4 following a 44-14 loss to Pendleton County Friday night. More...

Rams fall to Covington

MONTEREY — Covington took control from the start and never looked back, winning in straight sets 25-9, 25- 13, 25-10 over Highland Tuesday night. More...

Chargers pick up first win

HOT SPRINGS — It took a while, but the Bath County volleyball team is now in the win column. The Chargers got their first win at home Monday night, defeating Grace Christian 3-0. The Chargers surged ahead early in set one. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Sept. 14 — Deputy James Rexrode and Virginia State Police responded to a report of a drunk driver along Sam Snead Highway. • Sept. 14 — Rexrode conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road. More...

Early Files

A look back at Homestead history

Editor’s note: The following article, “Historically speaking,” was gleaned from the July 17, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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Bath County High School’s 1980 prom court, which reigned over the junior-senior prom held at the Homestead, was, from left, King Ronnie Dunnagan, Queen Sonja Eubank, Prince Gary Smith, and Prin More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 24, 1964

• Folke Sigvard Johansson, 22, a 4-H Club member from Varendseke, Braas, Sweden, will take up a six-week residency in Highland Friday as his country’s delegate in the International Farm Youth Exchange program. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Riding in trucks: a man’s love

The Singing Farmwife

When my children were born, I finally realized that a boy’s love for motors is present at birth. My fellows first noises were mechanical. Eating was accompanied by the sound of cars as they pushed food around fork-formed paths on their plates. More...

Getting back in shape stirs childhood memories

Meadowdale Musings

I find it difficult to now admit that while in the sixth grade, I had a definite crush on a pretty blonde teacher named Miss Clatterbuck, but she forsook me and married a teacher named Mr. Goodwin. More...


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