October 14, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

‘Deal with the message,’ Hall tells board

WARM SPRINGS — Williamsville District supervisor Stuart Hall was critical of a Recorder editorial and the paper’s news coverage Tuesday. Hall took issue with the editorial in The Recorder’s Oct. 7 edition. More...

Board tells zoning official to enforce law

MONTEREY — Following complaints about residents potentially violating zoning ordinances, Highland supervisors directed the county building official to use his own discretion but enforce the law. More...

Photos

A flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in 2008 in memory of Kershi S. Cambata of Bath Alum was dedicated Tuesday afternoon at Ingalls Field. More...

Sign legal, town attorney says

MONTEREY — The Farm Bureau sign at the corner of Water Street and Main Street in Monterey is attractive and informative to some, and an eyesore to others. More...

In Brief ...

• Halloween trick-or-treat activities will be held in the county Saturday, Oct. 30. Halloween falls on Sunday, Oct. 31, but the board decided it would be more appropriate for trick-or-treating to be held Saturday. Sheriff R.L. More...

Picture perfect day for Hands & Harvest

1. Highland County librarian Tomi Herold and her son Jack take a break from working the used book sale and enjoy a moment on the courthouse lawn. 2. A vendor shows his wares to customers on Spruce Street. 3. More...

HMC one of four awarded grants in 20th district

STAUNTON – Del. Richard P. More...

Old Dairy Heritage Festival a hit

WARM SPRINGS – “Was this really once a working dairy?” one skeptical visitor inquired last Friday night, just before Rick Armstrong told the tragic tale of the Terrills of Bath. “Yep,” was the answer. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Search finds no drugs at Bath County High School

WARM SPRINGS — A search of the Bath County High School building and parking lot Tuesday morning found no illegal drugs, Sheriff R.L. Norfleet said. More...

Academic achievement

Heidi Smith

BANNER ELK, N.C. — Heidi Smith of Hot Springs, Va., was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk. More...

VES 7th-graders to present Veterans Day program

HOT SPRINGS — The seventh grade class at Valley Elementary School is planning to honor those who have served this country with a special program on Veterans Day. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Saturday, Oct. 16 ¦ Eden United Methodist Church, three miles south of Hot Springs, off Route 687, Fall Apple Butter Festival, beginning at 9 a.m. Help make apple butter in copper kettles. More...

Home & Property

Help available for heating and cooling

WARM SPRINGS — Bath and Highland residents in need of help with heating or cooling bills can now contact their local department of social services for help, or visit https://juiter.dss.state.va.us/EligibilityScrening/ to see if they meet eligi More...

Learn to safely prepare food for the public

MONTEREY — A three-day “ServSafe” class will be taught by Stephanie Diehl, a family and consumer sciences agent with the Rockingham County Virginia Cooperative Extension office on Nov. 1 and Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Nov. More...

Births

Addison Michele Bartley

COVINGTON — Amanda Harris and Michael Bartley of Covington announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Addison Michele Bartley. Addison was born Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 1:29 a.m. at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. More...

Letters

Costs for windows seems too high at schools

Editor, The Recorder, More...

School board should not drug-test HHS athletes

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Current administration robbing senior citizens

Editor, The Recorder, Senior citizens, brace yourself for the Social Security freeze. More...

Chargers get big homecoming win

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers overcame three first-half fumbles and defeated the undermanned Parry McCluer Blues 21-0 Friday night for a Homecoming win. More...

Electric bike wins again!

Makes history in race against gas-powered machines

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Brian Richardson’s home-built electric Norton made motorcycling history last weekend. More...

Bath County Social services staying put

WARM SPRINGS — Clients and employees of the Bath County Department of Social Services who were worried about what would happen if the agency were moved from the courthouse can rest a little easier now. More...

Resident asks for water on Airport Terrace Road

MONTEREY — It’s a simple request in Monterey, usually. A resident wants to hook into the town water system. They pay the connection fee and add whatever plumbing they need to run from the street to their home, and they have fresh water. More...

Are Millboro dogs serious problem?

WARM SPRINGS — Two reports of aggressive dog incidents in Millboro were brought to the attention of the board of supervisors Tuesday, and the board discussed how animal control could address these and similar issues. More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Monterey Town Council met Oct. 7 at the Highland County Public Library. • The town ordered two mirrors, one for the intersection of Courthouse Lane and Water Street, the other to be kept as a spare. More...

New town plant better; town still finding extra water gets in

MONTEREY — The new wastewater treatment plant in Monterey is a vast improvement over the old one, town officials say, but there are still a few things that need to be done to make it better, specifically, turn on the ultraviolet system and dis More...

EMS day draws crowd to air field

Clockwise from top: Fire trucks and leaves of a matching color were on display Saturday at the Highland Emergency Services Fun Day on Hannah Field. More...

Photos

The Highland County Public Library Annual Used Book Sale featured a raffle for a $250 gift certificate to amazon.com. More...

Obituaries

Mary Jane Persinger

WOODBRIDGE — Mary Jane Persinger, 87, of Woodbridge, and formerly of Buchanan, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at her residence. She was born May 4, 1923 in Bath County, the daughter of the late Ira Griffin and Ada Bennett Griffin Ryder. More...

James K. Malone

James K. Malone died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at his home is Easton, Pa. He was born Jan. 22, 1982 and suffered from a long illness. He was the son of Mary Hevener and Edward Malone and the grandson of Bar- bara J. More...

Sports

Cougars fall to determined Chargers

COVINGTON — The Bath County Chargers responded to a Covington touchdown on the opening kickoff with two first-quarter scores of their own and dominated the Cougars with a punishing defense the rest of the way for an exciting 27-12 victory in t More...

Pigskin report

IRVING, Texas - It’s been over two months since John Phillips went down in the Hall of Fame game in Ohio with an torn ACL. About six weeks have passed since the second-year Dallas Cowboy had knee surgery to repair the tear. More...

On Campus

Three former Bath County High School athletes are playing college sports at three schools across Virginia this fall. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County Oct. 4 — Cpl. Weaver responded to a report of a disabled motorist on Route 39. Oct. 4 — Dep. Burger transported a subject from Alleghany Regional Jail to Bath County Courts. Oct. 4 — Sgt. More...

Early Files

Photo

This circa 1917 photo is of the first auto in Highland County, a Ford Model T. It was purchased in 1909 by J.B. Hiner of Staunton. Mr. More...

Legend disputes demise of buffalo in Highland

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 24, 1972 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

OCToBER 17, 1985

• Complaints about billing procedures from customers of the new Hot Springs area sewage treatment system were discussed by the Bath County Public Service Authority at its regular meeting Monday. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Hannah Field outside Monterey was a busy place Saturday for the third annual Emergency Services Fun Day. More...

Still have doubts about tourism?

We don’t know how a Washington Post travel writer happened upon this area a couple of weeks ago, but her feature story on Bath and Highland counties leaves little doubt we are a destination. More...

Remembering Dad on his birthday anniversary

From Sunny Creek

When I woke up a recent Monday morning, a feeling of absolute sadness had gripped me. After having a pleasant weekend, I should have been eager for the first cup of coffee and to plan out my day. More...


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