August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Unique group raises bar on refinishing

MONTEREY — As a nearly full moon rose late last Thursday evening, 30 people gathered in a barn for something special. Maybe something spiritual, too. More...

Church concerned about sidewalk project

MONTEREY — Col. Jim Cobb came before supervisors Tuesday with a bone to pick. Cobb, representing the Monterey United Methodist Church trustees, said the church had been assured that when new sidewalks were installed on the corner of U.S. More...

Researchers share new information on golden eagles

MONTEREY — Due to increasing industrial wind energy projects, biologists are finding it more important than ever to learn more about the migration habits and habitats of golden eagles on the East Coast. More...

Deeds: ‘I still have things to do’

HOT SPRINGS — There is, State Sen. Creigh Deeds says, much more to accomplish. And that is the main reason Deeds says he wants to return to the Virginia Senate, where he has served since 2001. More...

Citizens urge county not to use eminent domain

MONTEREY — Residents are less than thrilled about the idea of Highland County using its authority to condemn land, even if there’s a compelling reason to do so. More...

Bath HOF seeking nominations

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for its next class. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievement

Zachary C. Hunter

RADFORD — Zachary Charles Hunter of Millboro graduated from Radford University at the end of the spring semester. Hunter, of 13665 Douthat State Park Road, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in media studies. More...

Bath County schools announce bus routes for 2011-12

WARM SPRINGS — Following is the list of bus numbers, bus drivers and bus routes for Bath County Public Schools. Students return on Wednesday, Aug. 24. All starting times are approximate. More...

Sports

Chargers looking forward to new season

HOT SPRINGS — Last season, the Bath County Chargers ended their football season in the second round of regional playoffs with a record of 6-5. More...

Phillips returns to action with Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas — “He’s Back!” More...

Highland’s Botkin earns medalist honors

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the Highland Rams played their second golf match of the season at Needle’s Eye Golf Course against Moorefield High School. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Using the numbers wisely

For years, education officials have predicted benchmarks for pass rates under the federal No Child Left Behind Act would eventually become too difficult to achieve for most school divisions. More...

Pictorial

John Szalay was one of 43 professional refinishers who enjoyed his time in Highland County last week, and found it a great opportunity to work on a new sign for his workshop in New Jersey. More...

Highland schools score high statewide

MONTEREY — When the ratings came out last week, Highland County Public Schools was one of only four divisions listed as successfully passing the federal scoring system for Adequate Yearly Progress. More...

Williamsville District school meeting focuses on future

BURNSVILLE — Bath County superintendent of schools Sue Hirsh has been asking for input on future plans for the school system at a series of community meetings. Last Thursday at the Burnsville Community Center, she received several suggestions. More...

Refinishers take full slate of classes

MONTEREY — Forty-three refinishers from 19 states and the District of Columbia gathered at Don Williams’ place near Monterey last week. More...

Subway expands menu, wins award

HOT SPRINGS ñ Itís early Monday morning, youíd like some breakfast, and youíre out of eggs. Truth be told, you really wouldnít mind a steaming cup of cappuccino. And one more thing: youíre short on time. What to do? More...

Quilters hosted by local guild

MONTEREY — They came; they sewed; they conquered. Nearly 100 members of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters from across the state gathered here last weekend, hosted by the Highland Quilt Guild. More...

Republican Aldous hopes to win 25th District senate seat

HOT SPRINGS — T.J. Aldous isn’t thinking small in his first run for elected office. More...

Correction

Last week’s story on general elections incorrectly stated John Moyers had qualified as a candidate for Highland County School Board. More...

Obituaries

John W. Hevener

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ariz. — John W. Hevener, 85, of Hot Springs Village, Ariz., passed away on Aug. 10, 2011 at home, surrounded by his loving wife, Judy, and his grandson, Neil. More...

Carl William ‘Saul’ Puffenbarger

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Carl William “ Saul” Puffenbarger, 71, of Franklin, passed away on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab Center in Harrisonburg, Va. More...

Sharon Lee Warden

STAUNTON — Sharon Lee Warden, 64, of Staunton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Shenandoah House. She was born Sept. 12, 1946 in Alexandria, a daughter of the late Charles and Frances Berry Lane. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 9 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of an injured deer in Millboro. • Aug. 9 — Cutlip unlocked a vehicle in Cedar Creek. More...

Early Files

Photo

Ms. Marilyn Lambert of Covington submitted this picture to The Recorder, along with a request for more information about the building, which she believes is the Highland Inn, in Monterey. More...

Aileen to begin immediate construction

New plant will employ at least 200 workers

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 5, 1963 edition of The Recorder, Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

August 21, 1986

• Residents of Bath County will have the opportunity to vote on repeal of Sunday closing laws this November. Circuit Court Judge Duncan M. Byrd Jr. entered an order Tuesday placing the issue on the ballot. More...


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