October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Head Waters to get taxidermy shop

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors approved a conditional use permit for Roger Simmons to operate a taxidermy business in an agricultural A-2 district and flood hazard zone. More...

TAP director brings good news to Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The rehabilitation project for the Pinehurst Heights and Thomastown neighborhoods in Bath County could be completed four to six months sooner than originally thought, county officials and residents of the two neighborhoods learn More...

Camp ACCOVAC plans family weekend

MILLBORO — Camp ACCOVAC will host a Family Camp Weekend Oct. 9-11. The weekend will begin Friday with supper at 6 p.m. and conclude after lunch on Sunday. The weekend theme is "Choosing God's Way." The Rev. T.G. More...

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Members of the Allegheny Highlands Fiber Guild and their guests were led by Lisa Jacenich of Chi Experience! in a felting workshop on Sept. 24. More...

Correction

Last week's article on the Highland County Chamber of Commerce dinner should have said Tim Duff was the new member elected to the board, not Robin Vance. More...

'Blessing of the Animals' to be held Saturday

McDOWELL — McDowell Presbyterian Church will host a Community Blessing of the Animals Service on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the church. Special music will be provided by Amanda Blagg on violin. More...

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Volunteers prepare for the annual sweater sale which will benefit the Highland County SPCA. Last year people donated over 1,500 sweaters and coats for this fund raiser. The sale will take place at The Highland Center on Oct. 9 from 10 -5 pm, Oct. More...

VDOT

STAUNTON — Route 624 (Westminster Road) in Bath County will be closed from 3.50 miles west of Route 625 (River Road) to 1.70 miles east of Route 609 (Dry Run Road) for pipe replacement and shoulder work. More...

NSDAR holds meeting

STAUNTON — The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter NSDAR met Sept. 12 at Third Presbyterian Church in Staunton. The meeting was called to order by Regent Sarah Wolters. Wolters thanked hostesses, Mrs. Robert Landes, Mrs. Calvin Van Fossen, Mrs. More...

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Clay Hicks, 7, of Blue Grass killed this doe while hunting with his uncle, Dougie Bussard, on Youth Hunting Day, Saturday, September 26. He is the son of Richie and Christy Hicks. (Recorder photo by Brandi Bussard) More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers 2nd in Pioneer tourney

NEEDLE'S EYE — Drew Newmarker, Alex Fry, and Walker Ryder finished in second, fourth, and fifth place propelling the Bath County Golf team to the Region C golf tournament with a second-place finish in the Pioneer District Championships Monday More...

Newmarker eyes states as senior

WARM SPRINGS — Early Monday morning, Charger golfer Drew Newmarker and the rest of the Bath golf team will tee off in the Region C Championships at Galax. Leading the way is the apparently mild-mannered Newmarker. More...

Chargers invite Vikings to Homecoming

WARM SPRINGS — Last year the Petersburg (W.Va.) Vikings hosted the Chargers for homecoming looking for a win to get their struggling football program a foothold. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH ¦ "Staying Active and Being Informed After 60," — a new program at Bacova Wellness Center. Every Thursday beginning Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. For more information contact Jeanne Apgar at (540) 839-5604. More...

Early Files

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This circa 1931 picture of (l-r) Albert Shultz, Frances Bird, and Lynn Townsend, shows the three youths taking a break while sitting on the fence around the "Bird" oneroom school house which was located at the intersection of Routes 600 and 84, in Hi More...

Bullpasture fishing trip turns into rescue mission

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, April 14, 1977 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

October 4, 1984

• The theft of approximately $600 from a safe at High's Restaurant in Monterey Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning may have been the work of a person or persons who hid in the restaurant before it was locked up for the night. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Don't leave town open to problems

Monterey Town Council has chosen not to appoint anyone to replace the late Bill Niswander, and apparently, few town citizens are concerned. They should be. More...

Pictorial

Maggie Cavell (left) and Sherry Sullenberger did more than their fair share of moving and shaking over the course of 2-3 years to get the new Highland Pool open for business. Despite enough criticism to drown the idea, these two women fought hard. More...

There's plenty to be sad about

Conversations

My enemies surround me. They would have my money, my job, and my health. They would take away my rights as well as my dignity … if I let them. I'm told conflict is natural because we are all different. More...

34-0 blowout a great Homecoming for Charger fans

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New leader tapped for Homestead

HOT SPRINGS — Peter Faraone, a long-time hospitality industry veteran and Virginia resident, is the new vice president and general manager at The Homestead. More...

Quick Look

Highland County Board of Supervisors:

• Approved a conditional use permit for Roger Simmons to operate a taxidermy business in an A-2 agricultural district in Head Waters. More...

Mountain Crest manager gets a surprise

HOT SPRINGS — Kristin Gentry thought her trip Sept. 10-11 to the Virginia Community Development Corporation conference in Virginia Beach was going to be a routine trip with the usual meetings and training sessions. Boy, was she wrong. More...

Governor wants Va.-W.Va. boundary dispute settled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, who recently appointed members to a long inactive Boundary Commission, formally requested it to settle a dispute of the state line between Highland County, Va., and Pocahontas County, W.Va. More...

Millboro Happenings

• The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association has planned a new fund-raiser as a fall tractor ride for Saturday, Oct. 3, with lineup at 9 a.m. in front of the old Millboro school, and rolling out at 10 a.m. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Oct. 6 — 7:30 p.m. Highland Modular Conference Center • Tim Fitzgerald, VDOT residency administrator report on county roads and projects. • Presentations — D. More...

Memorial Mass slated as final service of the year

WILLIAMSBURG — A memorial Mass in memory of two deceased nuns from the Greenbrier Valley and Allegheny Highlands will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Catholic Church of Mary Immaculate near Williamsburg. More...

Library Notes

MONTEREY — We're counting down to the Annual Used Book Sale which begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. There is much to do between now and then. We're still collecting donated books, and will be until the sale begins. More...

National 4-H Week highlights youth in Bath, Highland

BATH and HIGHLAND — 4-H youth in Bath and Highland counties will participate in National 4-H Week, Oct. 4-10, to prepare to be the next generation of leaders. More...

Court Cases

MONTEREY — The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on July 15. Cecila C. More...

Planning District Commission celebrates 40th anniversary

STAUNTON — Forty years ago, the Virginia General Assembly began an experiment in intergovermental cooperation. More...

New 'Staying Active' program planned in Bath

BACOVA — The Bath Senior Center and Bath Parks and Recreation will begin a new six-month program "Staying Active and Being Informed after 60," at Bacova Wellness Center on Thursday, Oct. 8. More...

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Elleen Hamilton of Richmond and Susan Hamilton of Petersburg received shopping bags donated by The Highland-Bath Farm Bureau as door prizes at The Highland Farmers' Market's Customer Appreciation Day. More...

Obituaries

William 'Bill' Glover

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — William "Bill" Glover, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 at his residence in Franklin. Mr. More...

Mamie H. Eagle

MIDLOTHIAN — Mamie H. Eagle, 79, of Midlothian and formerly of Monterey, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009. She was born Oct. 7, 1929 in Vanderpool, a daughter of the late Charles Roscoe and Daisy Enid Hull Harold. On Oct. More...

Barbara Louise Trimble Henkel

STAUNTON — Barbara Louise Trimble Henkel, 66, wife of Richard Henkel, of 705 Richmond Road, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 at her residence. More...

Religion

BCHS students to host 'Fields of Faith'

HOT SPRINGS — Students from Bath County High School will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across America on Wednesday, Oct. More...

Special Services

Thursday, Oct. 1 ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Church community pot luck at 6 p.m. in the newly remodeled Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish and a friend. Saturday, Oct. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • Sept. 23 — Sheriff R. Larry Norfleet responded to a report of a suspicious person on U.S. 220. • Sept. 23 — Norfleet performed a well being check on Robinson Lane. • Sept. More...

Letters

Resident grateful to live in wonderful community

Editor, The Recorder, Highland County residents: If you are fortunate enough to live here, you're lucky, as am I. Say what you want about a small town, but I think it has a gigantic heart, and is the best place to live. More...

Time to improve our communication efforts

Editor, The Recorder, We should not dismiss as a mere distraction the recent press coverage of ugly outbursts and intentionally hurtful language at so many town hall meetings on health care reform, displays reflected perhaps most profoundly in the More...

Don't believe Deeds' tax promises, citizen says

Editor, The Recorder, In an astonishing display of duplicity, Creigh Deeds has started running radio ads claiming that McDonnell has previously supported all sorts of tax increases on everything, and that Deeds will be a champion of low taxes. More...


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