September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Fire heavily damages Millboro home

MILLBORO — The home of Stanford and Tonya Howard on Lower Yard Road was badly damaged by a fire late Tuesday morning. More...

Highland/Monterey bike sidewalk project nearly out of time

MONTEREY — After seven years of planning, the Highland/Monterey sidewalk project could come to a sudden and incomplete end by Oct. 1, depending on whether two private landowners agree to provide easements across their land. More...

No rain on our parade

What could be more fun to watch than the Little Switzerland Cloggers? Bucky the Clown clogging with them. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Dr. Brown is featured archaeology speaker

MONTEREY — You know how it is. You’re standing in the middle of the aisle at the grocery store wondering what to fix for supper. A seemingly endless variety of foods beckon to be on the menu. More...

Gun dealers get permits to sell

MONTEREY — Two licensed Highland County gun dealers were recently told they had to have a zoning permit to sell firearms from their homes. More...

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Highland Junior Girl scout Troop 586 is putting the Girl Scout Law into action and working to “make the world a better place” by placing plastic & aluminum recycle bins at the Girl Scout f More...

Shooting range to be closed

MILLBORO — The Bath County shooting range near Bath Alum will be closed to the public Sept. 7-9 for firearms training by the Bath and Highland sheriff’s offices. More...

Reunion

Nelson family

STAUNTON — The 15th annual Raymond Nelson family reunion was held on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. More...

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A special thanks to all those who donated goods at Neighbors Helping Neighbors Day at The Highland Farmers’ Market. Donated items will be used to assist this community. More...

Prayer gathering planned for September 11

MONTEREY — On Sept. 11, 2001, America had the greatest “awakening call” of this generation. The United States of America was changed forever. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Mustangs outlast Chargers in Region C title preview

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers and Eastern Montgomery Mustangs battled to a 6-6 first half tie before the Mustangs scored 21 third quarter points and withstood a furious fourth-quarter Bath barrage to defeat the Chargers 27-20 Friday More...

Pigskin report

DALLAS – Second-year tight end John Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys underwent successful ACL surgery on Tuesday to repair his right knee. The former Bath County High School standout had torn the ACL during the Hall of Fame game on Aug. More...

On Campus

Three former Bath County High School athletes are set to begin their fall college sports seasons at three Virginia colleges this weekend. In Lynchburg, Tommy Shaver has earned the starting tight end spot for the Liberty University football team. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 24 — Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of a dispute in the Warm Springs area. • Aug. 24 — Corporal Robert B. More...

Early Files

First Confederate fatality uncle of McDowell resident

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 13, 1975 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. McDOWELL ­— The only photograph in existence of More...

25 years ago

September 5, 1985

• The power tunnels at Back Creek are slowly being filled with water in preparation for the commercial operation of the world’s largest pumped storage hydroelectric facility. More...

50 years ago

September 1, 1960

• Two rural mailmen serving Highland have been unable to make their usual rounds for about the past week. More...

Chargers capture first win

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County defense forced six punts and held the visiting East Hardy team scoreless until the last five minutes of the game as the Chargers defeated the Cougars 34-7 in non-district play Friday evening on Carl F. More...

Highland schools 1 of 7 to make AYP; Blue Ribbon award secured

MONTEREY — Highland High School has been in the running for Blue Ribbon School designation, but needed one more hurdle to jump — the school had to meet Adequate Yearly Progress benchmarks under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. More...

Subway restaurant coming to Highland

MONTEREY — Kevin Thornsbury believes he can make a difference in Highland County. He bought some vacant land on the east side of Monterey on U.S. 250 last year and intends to build what he calls a “landmark property” there. More...

Renovated Coursey Springs up and running

WILLIAMSVILLE — “So far, so good.” That’s how superintendent Eric Wooding described the operation of the newly-renovated Coursey Springs Fish Cultural Station. More...

Rapalee now an Eagle Scout

GOOCHLAND — Dillon Rapalee of Troop 710 in Goochland has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. This is the Boy Scouts’ highest achievement. More...

Jones reelected to BC Republican Committee

WARM SPRINGS — Andrew Jones was re-elected as chairman of the Bath County Republican Committee on June 17, at the Republican Unit Mass Meeting held at the Bath County Library. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Commission reviewed the following conditional use permits and recommended continuing them for another year — Don “Robin” Sullenberger has been operating a tourist lodge in an agricultural (A More...

Correction

Two photos of the Relay for Life in last week’s edition of The Recorder were miscredited. The photographs of talent show judges and the luminaria were taken by Wanda May. More...

Photos

Deerfield Fire and Rescue fire chief Barry Marshall stands in front of the 1990 fire engine his department donated to the Bath-Highland VFD last Saturday. (Photo courtesy Tina Simmons) More...

Horse show kicks off fair week

Many young riders came out to show their talents during the horse show events, which had 39 different classes. More...

FFA ready to sell livestock

MONTEREY — The Highland FFA and 4-H members have been getting their animals ready for the Highland County Fair for a year. After all of the steer, goat, lamb and hog shows throughout the week, it is time to sell the animals. More...

Obituaries

Inez W. “Watts” Dalton

NORWALK, Ohio — Inez W. “Watts” Dalton, 84, of Norwalk and formerly of Willard and Hampton, S.C., died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 at Gaymont Nursing Center in Norwalk. More...

Kyle C. Johnson

STAUNTON — Kyle Calvin Johnson, 79, husband of Helen Newlen Johnson, of 2210 Third Street, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, in King’s Daughters’ Community Health and Rehab Center. More...

Thelma Frances Clark Fadeley

STAUNTON — Thelma Frances Clark Fadeley, 95, formerly of 1900 Hillsmere Lane, Staunton, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at Emeritus of Staunton. She was born Sept. 20, 1914 in Augusta County, a daughter of the late Jonas F. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Friday, Sept. 3 n The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, featuring Jimmy Blackwood, in concert, 7 p.m., Weyers Cave Community Center. A love offering will be taken. For more information call (540) 280-2070. Sunday, Sept. More...

Home & Property

American Rally of the Virginia’s planned in Covington

COVINGTON — Blue Ridge Lumber Co. LLC will host the American Rally of the Virginias on Sept. 11, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Lumber log yard, 512 Hoke Road, Covington, Exit 1 on I-64. More...

Volunteers needed to harvest vegetables to feed the hungry

WOODSTOCK — The Volunteer Farm of Shenandoah is calling for volunteers to help harvest tons of vegetables needed to feed the hungry people through two food banks serving about a third of Virginia. More...

Cloverbuds enjoy camp

MONTEREY — Twenty-one youth, ages five through eight, recently participated in the Highland Cloverbud 4-H Summer Day Camp. The camp kept the children and their counselors busy with fun, educational projects. More...

Letters

No fun having no letters in the paper, reader says

Editor, The Recorder, Last week’s paper had some blaring headlines. Some were quite sad. All the caregivers of Bath Community Hospital are friendly, capable and like one’s own family. Still, it was a shock to learn that Dr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Highland fair a perfect time to celebrate

You just have to love the Highland County Fair. More...

I think I had a ‘senior moment,’ but I can’t remember

Say What?

There is no official age when one becomes a “senior citizen.” Generally, my research shows it to be somewhere between 60 and 65. The good news is, I’m not there yet, having turned 51 three weeks ago. More...

Vote out statists of the Union

What about We The People

Article 1, section 3 of the U. S. Constitution originally provided for election of federal Senators by their state legislatures. More...


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