August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Cake wheel theft under investigation

MONTEREY — It looks sort of like a roulette wheel, only it stands vertically, and the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department wants it back. The ladies’ auxiliary has for years used its “cake wheel” during fund-raisers. More...

Blagg running for supervisor

MONTEREY — Doe Hill farmer Lee Blagg has qualified to run as a candidate in November’s general elections. Blagg is bidding for a seat on the Highland County Board of Supervisors. More...

Matheny enters treasurer’s race

WARM SPRINGS — Shirley Matheny of Millboro is the latest entry into the contest to see who will be Bath County’s next treasurer. Matheny is a native of Bath County and a graduate of Bath County High School. More...

Singleton making re-election bid

WARM SPRINGS – Bath Commonwealth’s Attorney John C. “Chris” Singleton announced last week he is running for reelection for an eighth term. More...

Hodge running as write-in

WARM SPRINGS — Steven Hodge of Warm Springs will be seeking election to the Bath County School Board from Warm Springs District as a write-in candidate. Hodge, 43, is a Bath County native. More...

Civil War exhibit comes to Highland County fair

MONTEREY — The Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile will be available for public tours in the parking lot of Highland schools from Thursday, Sept. 1 through Saturday, Sept. 3, coinciding with the opening dates of the Highland County Fair. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Fourth grader Devin Clevinger steps away from the bus on opening day at Highland Elementary School year. More...

Allegheny Mountain School holds open house Saturday  Free Access 

BEAR MOUNTAIN — “I often feel as though these landscapes in Highland County could not possibly be real. The beauty is overwhelming, and every human being would be privileged to experience such splendor,” said Kat Morgan of Richmond. More...

Sports

Highland third in district match, beats Pocahontas

TROUTVILLE — The Highland High School golf team took third place in a Pioneer District match last Thursday at James River and defeated Pocahontas County Tuesday at home. More...

Bath volleyball has high hopes for season

HOT SPRINGS — Every year, coach Dave McGee asks his volleyball team to set a goal for themselves as a team. In past years, that goal has been a milestone (winning the regional tournament, going to the state tournament, etc.). More...

Youth golfer sets record

MIDLOTHIAN — Isaac Simmons, the 11-year-old son of Scott and Melanie Simmons and grandson of David and Betty Kiser of Blue Grass, won the Virginia State Golf Association Youth Championship at Independence Golf Course in the 10-11 age group. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County

• Aug. 17 — Investigated a report of larceny, Mill Dam Lane. • Aug. 17 — Investigated a report of larceny, Cardinal Lane. • Aug. 18 — Escorted Department of Social Services on a home visit. • Aug. More...

Letters

Monterey resident grateful for assistance

Editor, The Recorder, On Saturday, Aug. 20, I was hanging up clothes on my outdoor line, when yellow hornets came out of the post and stung me on the lips. I am a diabetic and allergic to bee stings, and I carry a bee sting kit with me. More...

Tennant always a Bath County, hometown hero

Editor, The Recorder, I was gratified to see the picture of our good friend and neighbor, Jim Tennant, in the Aug. 11 paper. More...

Family supports Bill Wagner’s bid for sheriff

Editor, The Recorder, In regard to the election of Bill Wagner to the office of Highland County Sheriff, we want to acknowledge our support of his election to this office. More...

Chargers top Mustangs in Friday action

ELLISTON — Bath County scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to take a 13-6, come from behind victory over the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs Friday night in the season opener for both teams. More...

Jolt frightens residents in Mineral, D.C. area

MONTEREY — While Tuesday’s earthquake mostly surprised and frightened folks in Bath and Highland, others got a much stronger dose of Mother Nature’s rumble. More...

2 men run from law

One arrested at Hightown home

MONTEREY — Two men arrived in Highland County last weekend, and tried to elude law enforcement officers in the wee hours of Sunday morning. More...

Not enough school board candidates file

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — Both Bath and Highland will have school board elections Nov. 8 that will likely be decided by write-in votes. More...

Perdue enters supervisors’ race

WARM SPRINGS — Bart Perdue is now a candidate for the Warm Springs District seat on the Bath County Board of Supervisors. More...

Newspaper welcomes new staff, editor

MONTEREY — We don’t often have major changes to our staff at The Recorder, but this summer we said good-bye to two veteran writers, Highland news editor Jim Jacenich, and sports editor, Geoff Cox. More...

Gwin running for school board seat

WARM SPRINGS — Amy Gwin of Bacova Junction hopes to represent Cedar Creek District on the Bath County School Board. More...

Final community meeting draws sparse crowd

WARM SPRINGS — Only superintendent Sue Hirsh, school board chairman Eddie Ryder and three members of the public attended the fifth and final school community input meeting Tuesday. More...

Small wind systems ordinance headed to supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County is one step closer to having an ordinance to govern small, residential-type wind energy systems. More...

Cancer survivors know how to Relay

HOT SPRINGS — How did I get so lucky? A crowd of cancer survivors led off the Relay for Life at Bath County High School’s athletic field last Saturday. I was lucky to be among them. More...

Obituaries

Lita Alexander Lunsford

ROANOKE — Lita Alexander Lunsford, of The Park Oak Grove, died on Aug. 16, 2011, after a long illness at the age of 93. For the last 16 years Mrs. More...

Jessie LeA Hiner

STAUNTON — Jessie Lea Hiner, 92, of Staunton and formerly of Monterey, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at Augusta Health. She was born March 28, 1919 in Dunmore, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jesse Jackson and Sallie M. Williams Noel. More...

Edward Anthony Spindler Sr.

MONTEREY — Edward Anthony Spindler Sr., 76, of Monterey, died Aug. 19, 2011. More...

Home & Property

Taste of Highland celebrates summer’s bounty

MONTEREY — More than 115 people gathered on The Highland Center lawn last Friday evening for the second annual Taste of Highland picnic. More...

Subway expands menu, wins award

Editor’s note: Due to a production error last week, this story was incorrectly reproduced on the pages. The Recorder apologizes for the mistake. More...

Witt sentenced in Bath court

By Margo Oxendine • Staff Writer WARM SPRINGS – The burglary of two Weedeaters and one chain saw has netted Stephen H. Witt one additional year of prison time. More...

Early Files

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This Mustoe Hamilton Corbett family photograph was taken around 1900. More...

Virginia fugitives escape Pocahontas jail

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 25, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

August 28, 1986

• Schools will open in Bath and Highland counties on Tuesday, Sept. 2, immediately following the Labor Day holiday. Dr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Volunteers appreciated

Again last weekend, we were impressed with the can-do, pitch-in-where-needed attitude of community volunteers here in Bath and Highland. More...

Pictorial

Monday, Highland Elementary Principal Teresa Blum, right, compared opening day bus arrival notes with Patricia Chapman. More...


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