September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Campus wind power under study

MONTEREY – What could be Highland County’s third non-commercial wind tower came under review last Thursday. More...

Cline now representing Bath

HOT SPRINGS — As the result of recent redistricting, Bath County has a new representative in the House of Delegates, Del. Ben Cline. Bath is now in the 24th District, having been moved from the 12th District when lines were redrawn. More...

E-mail blocks being addressed by HTC

MONTEREY — If you’ve been getting a few of your outgoing e-mails bounced back, you’re not alone. More...

It’s off! 60 years of fair tradition honored

Highland County Future Farmers of America chapter members greet spectators Wednesday during the parade that kicked off the 60th annual Highland County Fair. More...

Allegheny Mountain School hosts visitors  Free Access 

HIGHTOWN — About 30 visitors turned out for the first open house of the Allegheny Mountain School, a startup educational initiative for young adults to learn sustainable food production and self-sufficiency. More...

Bath wants people to catch ‘hay fever’

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County wants you to “Catch Hay Fever.” More...

Feeding deer becomes illegal in Virginia

RICHMOND — Effective Sept. 1, it will be illegal to feed deer statewide in Virginia. The annual prohibition runs through the first Saturday in January. More...

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Millboro Elementary School students arrived full of anticipation on their first day back to school, after summer vacation. More...

Highland Medical Center recognizes farmers

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center hosted more than 100 area farm workers during its celebration of National Health Center Week on the grounds of the medical center on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The event began at 11 a.m. More...

EMS classes scheduled at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — Emergency Medical Services classes, leading to emergency medical technician basic certification (EMT-B) will be offered during the fall semester at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. More...

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Linda Bailey won an afghan made by Shirley Foster at the Survivors’ Dinner during Relay for Life. The dinner was a prelude for the annual Relay event, which was held Saturday, Aug. More...

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The 2011 Jones/Wilson reunion was held in Monterey at the Methodist church on Saturday, July 30. At least 28 people attended. More...

Special Sections

Schools

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools • School board meeting — Tuesday, Sept. 65:30 p.m. closed meeting • 7 p.m. regular meetingBath County School Administration Building More...

Sports

Chargers win season opener

ELLISTON — The Bath County Chargers scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to erase a 6-0 deficit and defeat Eastern Montgomery 13-6 Friday night. More...

On campus ....

Five former Bath County High School athletes are participating in college athletics this fall. In Lynchburg, Tommy Shaver is set for his senior season with the Liberty University football team. More...

Highland Volleyball looking to improve

MONTEREY — Coach Margie Swanger and the Highland High School volleyball team looks to improve on last year’s 2-18 record. “We have a couple of solid returning athletes in Burgundy Hicks , Rebecca Landrum and Ashley Hiner. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 16 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III responded to a report of property damage in Hot Springs. • Aug. 17 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver and Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip conducted a well-being check on an individual. More...

Early Files

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Shelby Grant of McDowell submitted this Highland County Fair baby contest photograph to The Recorder. More...

State, local officials confer on project for Moomaw

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 4, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

September 4, 1986

• An average gallon of gasoline bought in central Virginia just before the Labor Day weekend cost 96 cents, according to AAA of Virginia’s Fuel Gauge Survey of 59 service stations. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

These past few weeks have been filled with little but danger and heartache and politics, from the grandstanding in the Capitol to earthquake and hurricane related fear and tragedy. More...

Community conversation continues

Bath County Public Schools are not in crisis, but without strategies in place, the system could find itself in trouble within the decade. More...

Goodnight, Irene. Hello, Katia

A Party of One

When I first wrote this column about Hurricane Irene Sunday afternoon, it began like this: Well. That was anticlimactic. I rambled on about how late I’d stayed up Saturday, switching from CNN to The Weather Channel, anxious for news. More...

She inspires, encourages

Women of the Highlands

BOLAR – Here is what’s important to Sandy Hammer Bratton: Her family, her church, her gardens, her animals, her bluebirds. And let’s not forget the eagles that soar through the Bolar valley. And Laurel Fork, her beloved hideaway. More...

2nd fugitive gets arrested

MONTEREY — The second of two men who eluded officers in Highland County last weekend has been found, and arrested. Capt. More...

Planners will weigh area thoughts on county plan

MONTEREY – The long-awaited Highland comprehensive plan has gotten input from citizens, and planning officials are preparing to take the public’s opinion under consideration to fine-tune the document. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission

• Highland planners met lastThursday, reviewing existing permitsand scheduling hearings on newapplications for Thursday, Sept. More...

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Work on the new girls’ softball field at the Highland County schools campus neared completion as final field construction and turfseeding phases were completed last weekend. More...

Electric Norton races this weekend in Utah

MONTEREY — “ It’s really sad,” said Brian Richardson of Blue Grass on Tuesday. Highland’s favorite motorcycle, Richardson’s barn-built, all-electric Norton, will race for the very last time on Sunday. More...

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Upper left: Jenna Ruleman, 3, proudly shows off her blue ribbon at the Highland County Fair Horse Show Saturday. Escorting her is her grandfather, Gary Crigler of Monterey. More...

Computer courses slated in Bath

MILLBORO and WARM SPRINGS — Four adult education computer courses have been scheduled in Bath County this fall by the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College non-credit program. More...

Graveyards a key to family genealogies

MONTEREY — Most people visit cemeteries for services or to pay respects to the departed. They walk by the markers and wonder a bit about the names or the designs. But too often, folks are buried in places that get lost and forgotten. More...

Library Notes

• We are already counting down to our annual used book sale. This year it will be Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9. We’ll be looking for volunteers to sort books starting Oct. 3. More...

Medora’s Bakery open 7 days a week

McCLUNG ­— Have you ever wondered, gee, why isn’t there a bakery in Bath County? Stop wondering, and get yourself to Medora’s, on Route 39 east between Fairview and Millboro Springs. More...

World premiere held at Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS – A composition for Piano Quartet had its world premiere at Garth Newel Music Center on Saturday, Aug. 27. More...

Bubbles, Bands & Brunch scholarship awarded to Newmarker

CLIFTON FORGE — John Ryan Newmarker of Millboro was named the recipient of the 2011 B.A. Rupert Real Estate, Warren and Teenie Kegley, Bubbles, Bands and Brunch Scholarship by the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation. More...

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Bath and Highland Senior Centers met at the Bath Wellness Center on Aug. 15 for “Foot Management for Seniors,” which was presented by physical therapist Jonathan Eaton. More...

Weather report

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Obituaries

Hazel Hannah Corbett

MUSTOE — Hazel Hannah Corbett, 87, of Mustoe, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at her home. She was born Feb. 4, 1924 in Edray, W.Va., a daughter of the late Hugh Amos and Levie Sabina Hannah. More...

Joyce B. Polane

HOT SPRINGS — Joyce B. Polane, 70, of 124 Incubator Hollow Road, Hot Springs, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at her residence. She was born Dec. 21, 1940 in Mountain Grove, the daughter of the late Alden Bird and Margaret Curry Bird. More...

Reverand Erwin Leon ‘Pappy’ Black

FISHERSVILLE — Reverend Erwin Leon “Pappy” Black, 64, of Staunton, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2011 at Augusta Health in Fishersville. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Sept. More...

Home & Property

Reunions

Corbett family MUSTOE — What is a family reunion? When and why did they start? Was it an outgrowth or extension of “homecomings” within church groups? Webster tells us “a gathering after separation.” More...

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“The Watsonians,” a film about the Watson School, showed to a full house at the Old Dairy complex in Warm Springs last Thursday. More...

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The recent meeting of the Warm Springs Valley Garden Club was held at Quarry Hill, home of member Kathe Hetzer. The theme of the meeting was “Create Your Own Knot Garden”. More...

Letters

New resident appreciates Highland hospitality

Editor, The Recorder, It was my pleasure to enjoy dinner with my husband and a native Highland couple at The Highland Inn during this past week. More...

Fire association cancels carnival, temporarily

Editor, The Recorder, As you may already know — and for those who don’t — the Millboro Fire Association will not be having the annual firemen’s carnival this year. Don’t worry; we’ll be back at it next year. More...


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