September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Former Highlander takes over as chamber director

MONTEREY — Tim O’Roark and his wife, June, are delighted to be back in Monterey. They’re still unpacking boxes at the Pritchard House, the home they’re renting on Main Street, but they’re settling in easily. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors held a work session Tuesday and reviewed contractor bids for several courthouse repair projects. More...

Information sought in Millboro break-in

MILLBORO — Law enforcement is seeking information on a break-in that occurred in the Millboro area Sept. 11. More...

Correction

In last week’s story “All Things New a welcome addition to Bath,” it should have been noted that “All Things New” does not accept, or sell, children’s clothing. More...

Photo

The Zumba Girls demonstrated how to exercise and have fun at the recent Deerfield Fire Department Parade. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Governor’s School enrollment triples this fall

CLIFTON FORGE — The Director of the Jackson River Governor’s School has announced that new student enrollments for this school year are more than triple those of 2009-2010. More...

HES students shine on spring SOL test

MONTEREY — The cafeteria at Highland Elementary School was packed with proud parents, teachers, and extended family last Wednesday, Sept. 15 — all to celebrate students who passed the state Standards of Learning tests last year. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Thursday, Sept. 23 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Church Women’s group meets at 7 p.m. at the church. Sunday, Sept. 26 ¦ Green Valley United Methodist Church celebrates homecoming, 11 a.m. Guest speaker is Billy Robertson. More...

Home & Property

Methoterian cook-off throwdown huge success

McDOWELL — Saturday, Sept. More...

Photos

Sundance Express competed at the Orange Clogging Competition on Saturday, July 31 in Orange. The team took home 11 first-place trophies, one second-place trophy, and one third-place trophy. More...

Birth

Claire-Madeline Sparks Kelk

ELKINS, W.Va. — Cynthia E.L. Shreve of Marlinton and Carl V. Kelk of Monterey, Va. announce the birth of a daughter, Claire- Madeline Sparks Kelk, born Aug. 25, 2010, at 11:15 p.m., at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. More...

Letters

Board chairman should issue an apology

Editor, The Recorder Since the chairman (Stuart Hall) of the Bath County Board of Supervisors’ stated concern is for more effective and professional service for the citizens of this county, I suggest he lead by example. More...

Thanks to MGW, which helps out in Head Waters

Editor, The Recorder, This morning I changed my long distance service to MGW. Shortly after, there was an animal (pet) emergency here, which required a veterinarian. More...

Former residents are reminded of beauty

Editor, The Recorder, So many times we look for a solution to a problem and spend countless hours searching, reading and, I hope, praying, only to find the answer right under our nose. More...

Bath social services asked to relocate

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Department of Social Services has been asked to move from its present location in the courthouse, board of supervisors chairman Stuart Hall said last week. More...

Highland chamber recognizes business, service of the year

MONTEREY — The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has recognized the Mountain Hideaway Restaurant, owned by Lisa and Tom Hevener, as business of the year; and the Highland County Public Library as service of the year. More...

Baltimore native to lead Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS — Richard “Dick” Riley’s first contact with Garth Newel was all it took to convince him he would take the executive director’s position if it was offered to him. More...

Zoning law not enforced on Town Hill, resident says

MONTEREY — Marianne Harman of Town Hill alleges her neighbors are violating county zoning ordinances, and wants to know why Highland officials have not taken action. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Circuit Court

• In Highland County Circuit Court Tuesday, Asher Cohen pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of hunting out of hunting season. Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr. fined him $150 plus court costs and noted Cohen’s previous record. More...

Millboro fire ruled accidental

MILLBORO — A state police investigation into a fire that heavily damaged a home on Lower Yard Road Aug. 31 is complete. Special agent Allen Brown of the Virginia State Police said the fire has been ruled accidental in nature. More...

Piney Grove Baptist’s retreat brings 125 women together

BATH COUNTY — On Saturday Sept. 18, 125 women from area churches participated in a Women’s Fellowship Retreat sponsored by the Deaconess Board of Piney Grove Baptist Church where the Rev. Ed Mansfield is pastor. More...

Obituaries

Irene Thacker Clifton

HOT SPRINGS — Mrs. Irene Thacker Clifton, 80, of 226 Mountain Avenue, Hot Springs, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Bath Community Hospital, Hot Springs. She was the wife of Hyman Dewitt Clifton, who preceded her in death in 1999. More...

GINA EUGENIE HAMILTON

FREDERICK, Md. — Gina Hamilton, of Frederick, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in Frederick. She was born Sept. 20, 1943 in Neugut, Germany, the daughter of Rudolf and Lydia Bother. More...

Sports

Alleghany offense does number on Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The Alleghany Mountaineers (4-0) jumped to a 21-0, firsthalf lead and fended off a determined Bath County comeback to defeat the Chargers, 35-13, Friday night at Carl F. Williams Field. More...

Alleghany at Bath

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Pioneer District football

Standings District Overall Points Opp. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Sept. 13 — Lieutenant Noel T. Dunnagan responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Ridge Road. • Sept. 13 — Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of a dispute in the Pond Hill area. More...

Early Files

Country stores hub of activity

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 18, 1990 edition of The Recorder. Danny Smith was editor. P. Lea Campbell was publisher. More...

25 years ago

September 26, 1985

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to refund all of the illegal 1982 unit levy this year by giving county tax credits to all persons who paid the tax. More...

50 years ago

September 22, 1960

• A 17-year-old Staunton youth has been placed under $5,000 bond in the theft of nine head of cattle from Jack Mountain. The cattle, owned by A.E. (Peewee) Stephenson of Williamsville, were being pastured on land owned by the J.M. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Go ahead, walk a mile in Carolyn Pohowsky’s shoes — we dare you to try. More...

Return civility to the Bath board, Mr. Hall

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen an elected official air his anger so publicly, but Bath County supervisor Stuart Hall certainly took his fellow board members to task last week. More...

A great journalist passes

In The Recorder

In today’s world, where journalists are losing jobs and the industry suffers nationwide, we at The Recorder are pausing to remember one of the best — Gina Hamilton. More...



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