November 11, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Warner shares time with veterans

“I commend everyone who was involved with the Walk of Honor,” Sen. Mark Warner said this week. More...

Artisans Center of Virginia promotes tourism trail concept

MONTEREY —Sherry Smith, executive director of the Artisans Center of Virginia, came to The Highland Center Oct. 28 to promote the Artisan Trail Network. More...

Bath board action appears next week

WARM SPRINGS — Due to accelerated press deadlines related to the Veterans Day holiday, coverage of the Bath County Board of Supervisors meeting will appear in the Nov. 18 edition. More...

Blagg sisters know how to play

McDOWELL — The Blagg Sisters of Doe Hill love to play music. They not only love it, they are good at it. Ask anyone who’s heard them play. More...

Principals say measures in place to deal with bullying

HOT SPRINGS — No one likes a bully. And Bath principals say they’ve got the means to help prevent and handle incidents of bullying in county schools. More...

Correction

In last week’s Recorder, page 32, winner No. 17 of the Halloween Costume Contest was incorrectly identified. The winner was Harley Cunningham. More...

Highlander to talk about experience in Haiti

MONTEREY — Tim Duff has carefully restored an old farmhouse in Cloverdale, which he shares with his wife, Terry. He makes maple syrup for sale in the spring and apple butter in the fall. He’s a member of the Mill Gap Ruritan Club. More...

HCA Virginia Health System has new strategy for Southwest Virginia

SALEM — HCA Virginia Health System has launched a new, yet familiar name, for its Southwest Virginia market — Lewis- Gale Regional Health System. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath on-time graduation, drop out rates reported

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School’s on-time graduation rate varied little from last year, but has dropped significantly from two years ago, the school board learned Monday. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Dr. Martin Diamond was honored with a resolution for his financial support of the School Fluoride Mouth Rinse Program. Diamond’s contribution enabled the schools to continue the program this year. More...

Achievement

Holly Hicks

HOT SPRINGS — Holly Hicks, an exercise physiologist at Bath Community Rehab and Wellness Center, recently obtained health fitness specialist certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Sunday, Nov. 14 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Church, collection day for filled shoe boxes for the Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child Ministry. More...

Home & Property

Highlanders attend national FFA convention

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The 83rd National FFA Convention was held Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis. The Highland FFA Chapter departed at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 to participate. More...

Honor those ‘dear’ to your heart

STAUNTON — The Celebration of Holiday Lights in Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton, includes a “Field of Deer” in honor or in memory of people who are dear to their friends and loved ones. More...

Flagpole to be dedicated at WVMR-AM radio station

FROST, W.Va. — The Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps is donating a flagpole to WVMR-AM, Frost W.Va. It will be dedicated at noon, Sunday, Nov. 14, at the start of the station’s Bluegrass Sunday live music show. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Sorry sign of the times

We hate to think of our schools as virtual prisons requiring hard-nosed security, but when it comes to weighing the options, our county officials understand risk. Typically, they opt for safety over almost everything. More...

Pictorial

Four young men, members of Highland’s Cub Scout pack 188, performed community service at the Veterans Day ceremony at the Highland County Courthouse Saturday. In the background are Cmdr. More...

Honoring those who served, sacrificed

It is truly an honor to pay tribute to our nation’s veterans. More...

Local veteran reflects on days at war

WAYNESBORO — James Pullin recently moved to the Oak Grove Manor assisted living facility outside of Waynesboro. He is a robust 85. His grip is strong and his gait is quick and steady. Years of farm work in Highland County kept him in shape. More...

Do Bath schools need security cameras, too?

HOT SPRINGS — A discussion by the Bath County School Board about what to place in the school system’s capital improvement plan Monday ended up being mostly about possible measures to make schools more secure. More...

Tourism plan moving toward finalization

MONTEREY — “I really don’t like the mission statement,” said Carolyn Pohowsky, chair of the Highland County Economic Development authority tourism subcommittee. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Mayor Janice Warner informed Town Council last Thursday that the ultraviolet system at the new sewer treatment plant would not be operational until town employee Mike Isles completes training. More...

Photos

BB&T in Hot Springs is collecting photos of veterans to display at the bank. More...

Senior suffers setback

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Two weeks ago, Highland High School senior Tracy Chapman was undergoing rehabilitation following an ongoing battle with a rare form of encephalitis. More...

Bath celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Mockingbird’

WARM SPRINGS – Professor Wayne Markert teaches English and creative writing at Hollins University in Roanoke. More...

New way to stay in touch with VDOT

SALEM — The Virginia Department of Transportation has established a Customer Service Center to take citizen calls and answer transportation questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More...

Blood drive a success

HOT SPRINGS — Local volunteers at Jackson River Red Cross are busy at work saving lives. On Friday, Oct. 29, The Homestead held a blood drive that netted 19 pints. More...

Obituaries

Mary Grace Hull

STAUNTON — Mary Grace Hull, 99, of Staunton, and formerly of Blue Grass, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at Augusta Health. She was born Oct. 17, 1911 at Monterey, a daughter of the late Perry Erchard and Hallie Crummett Puffenbarger. More...

Richard Bertrand “Joe” Linkenhoker

MILLBORO — Richard Bertrand “Joe” Linkenhoker, 75, of Cowpasture River Highway, Millboro, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at the Catawba Hospital in Catawba. He was born Oct. More...

Sports

Chargers skin Wildcats to earn playoff bye

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — It was another signature defensive outing for the Bath County Chargers Friday night as they dominated the Pendleton County Wildcats 32-8 to close the regular season. More...

On Campus

Three former Bath County High School athletes are playing fall sports at three colleges across Virginia this fall. In Lynchburg, Tommy Shaver and the Liberty University football team rolled past Gardner-Webb 40-14 in Big South Conference play. More...

Runner-up Charger netters ready for Region C

Bath vs. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Nov. 2 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver responded to a report of a possible prowler in the Hot Springs area. • Nov. 2 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of a possible prowler in the Hot Springs area. More...

Early Files

Photo

This 1930 picture of the attending class at the Bird School, which was located on Route 600 South at the bridge across from Lynn Townsend’s Auction Barn in Mill Gap, was submitted to The Recorde More...

History of Fort George

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov.14, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, Gene Christie, editor. More...

25 years ago

November 14, 1985

• Highland and Bath residents began cleaning up and assessing property damages once the (flood) waters receded last week. Power was restored to most of the area by Wednesday night. More...



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