December 9, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

400 served at benefit

MONTEREY — “The turnout Sunday was incredible,” said Highland Elementary School principal Teresa Blum. More...

Town Council ends year on a positive note

MONTEREY — Councilman Butch Washer came to the Monterey Town Council meeting wearing a red stocking cap atop his head in keeping with the Christmas season. More...

Wintertide festival draws crowd

McDOWELL — It was standing room only in McDowell Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon. Friends and family gathered to hear more than 30 students perform on piano and strings in an hour-long “Wintertide Music Festival.” More...

Send special wishes this season

It’s that season of the year — a time to touch base with loved ones who are away from home. More...

Bath County Christmas Parade held Dec. 18

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Hot Springs Fire Department. More...

County courthouse tree trim raises questions

MONTEREY —During Tuesday’s meeting of the Highland County Board of Supervisors, Mustoe resident John Sweet expressed his unhappiness with the recently trimmed trees on the courthouse lawn. More...

CodeRED test call scheduled for Bath County

WARM SPRINGS — The County of Bath will use the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Dec. 13, to call the entire community. More...

Library notes

• We have several programs this month for kids and families. Family Movie Night on Friday, Dec. 10 features “Shrek Forever After” (Rated PG) at 7 p.m. in the Mountain View Room. More...

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The Homestead resort kicked off the holiday season recently with the annual lighting of its Great Hall Christmas tree. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School employees to get bonuses

HOT SPRINGS — Employees of the Bath school system will be getting a little something extra in their stockings for Christmas. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

• During Tuesday’s meeting of the Bath County School Board, Joey Crawford was appointed as SCA sponsor at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Achievement

Shaun Dujardin

MILLBORO — Bath County Public Schools has announced that Shaun Dujardin of Millboro has been selected to participate in the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars Program. More...

Sports

Bath players ready to repeat in Pioneer

WARM SPRINGS — Last season, the Bath County Chargers (17-4) had the best year in recent history going undefeated in the Pioneer en route to the first district title since 1971. More...

Chargers win home opener against Bison

Western Albemarle 55, Bath 24 CROZET — The Western Albemarle Warriors leapt to a 18-4 first-quarter lead and rolled over the Bath County Chargers by 31 points in the opening round of the Warriors’ tip-off tournament last Thursday nigh More...

Highland starts fresh

MONTEREY — After a rebuilding year last season, the Highland Rams are returning to the job site for this season as well. More...

Early Files

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Mrs. Eleanor Pugh of Mill Gap looks out over her farm, Meadowdale. The farm has been in Mrs. Pugh’s family for 268 years and has been home to nine generations of the Slaven- Pugh family. More...

Family farm continues to be Highland legacy

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 21, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher, Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER 12, 1985

• Spruce Street in Monterey was covered with three inches of wet snow last Thursday afternoon. The snow made roads slippery and driving hazardous. No major accidents were reported. More...

Schools hope for buses, security cameras

Board members give up on building track at high school, for now

HOT SPRINGS — Two new school buses, security cameras at all three schools and renovation of the boys’ locker room at Bath County High School will likely top the list of capital improvement requests from the Bath County School Board. More...

Board comes to school despite cold, snow

MONTEREY — Temperatures dipped into the lower teens Monday night, and snow and ice blanketed the county, but that didn’t stop the Highland County School Board from holding its monthly meeting. More...

Springs needs donations for Christmas Shop

HOT SPRINGS — The Springs Nursing Center needs help to make sure residents are able to have gifts for their loved ones at Christmas. More...

Highland County employees get bonus

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, 2-1, to give county employees a bonus. Supervisor Jerry Rexrode cast the dissenting vote. More...

HHS celebrates Blue Ribbon this Friday, Dec. 10

MONTEREY — Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore invites all citizens and students to attend a Blue Ribbon School celebration at the Highland High School gym at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. More...

Photos

Clockwise from top left: From left, Clifford Williams and Mac Bird are busy carving turkey at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Hot Springs while Jack Williams serves as the taste tester. More...

Monterey’s Town Hill residents in compliance, almost

MONTEREY — It started in October with a letter from Town Hill resident Marianne Harmon to the Highland County Board of Supervisors alleging zoning violations by her neighbors in the Monterey suburb. More...

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Violin students of Jaime Letourneau will perform in a recital on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 4pm at the Garth Newel Music Center. More...

‘Books for Babies’ available

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Library board members believe every baby deserves a good start in life and early literacy is crucial to later educational success. More...

Reunion

Simmons family

HARRISONBURG — The family of the late Arthur and Lydia Ellen Jones Simmons had their annual dinner at Pano’s in Harrisonburg on Sunday, Nov. 21. More...

Obituaries

MARGARET J. ‘MAGGIE’ HOOTON

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Margaret J “Maggie” Hooton, 68, died from a massive cerebral hemorrhage Dec. 2, 2010 in Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., Sept. 3, 1942. More...

WILLIETTE SLATON EAGLE

HARRISONBURG —Williette Slaton Eagle, a resident of Harrisonburg, died at 5:08 Thursday evening, Nov. 18, 2010, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. More...

ESTER VIRGINIA VANDEvENDER

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Esther Virginia Vandevender, 93, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at her home. She was born July 21, 1917 in Highland County, a daughter of the late Jesse and Katie Catherine Fleisher Arbogast. Mrs. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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Correction

In last week’s edition, on the Calendar of Events, Valley Elementary School’s Christmas Program listing had an incorrect date. The Christmas Program will be held on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., at Bath County High School. More...

Home & Property

Textor named new RACS facilitator

LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Area Community Services has announced that Rebecca Textor has assumed the role of coalition facilitator for the Rockbridge Area Prevention Coalition effective Dec. 1. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Dec. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Dec. 1 — Dep. Robert W. Plecker responded to a report of a tree that had fallen across Route 39. • Dec. 1 — Plecker responded to a report of a tree that had fallen across U.S. 220. • Dec. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Participants lined up to fill their plates at the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hot Springs firehouse. More...

Tis the season ... for giving

In less than four months, the Highland County community, which has about 1,000 households, has raised nearly $35,000 for four different families. Think about that for a minute. More...

Thomas, killer of flies, keeper of secrets

Conversations

Our home is virtually fly free. In the summer, we have screens on our windows to keep those pests out and let the cool air in. During the cold season, the windows are closed to keep in the warmth provided by our stove. More...


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