September 8, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Highland planners study wind proposal

MONTEREY — Highland County Planning Commissioners last week took separate field trips to study details about a proposed non-commercial wind energy tower at the Highland schools campus. More...

6th decade of fair fun rewards crowds

A crescent moon rises over the midway of the Highland County Fair Thursday evening, adding drama to derby night. See derby, page 16. More...

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The 95th birthday celebration of Daisy Terry held July 16 was attended by all her children, grandchildren and their spouses and her greatgrandchildren. Many relatives and friends also attended. More...

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Justin Bowers crushes one of many competitors on his way to win the fair’s Demolition Derby on Thursday night. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsBath County Courthouse, Room 115Tuesday, Sept. 13Closed meeting 6 p.m. More...

Mother Goose time set at Goshen Public Library

GOSHEN — Mother Goose Time at Goshen Public Library is held the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, at 10 a.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools to request additional teacher

WARM SPRINGS — The issue of what to do about the first grade class at Valley Elementary School is one step closer to resolution. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Superintendent Sue Hirsh reportedthe opening day enrollment for theschool system was 624, and thefifth day enrollment was 635. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Neysa Simmers, CEO and executivedirector of the Valley CommunityServices Board, gave a presentationto the Highland County Board ofSupervisors Tuesday. More...

Home & Property

Homesteading festival set

CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. More...

Dispose of old pesticides free

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with Virginia Cooperative Extension, is offering free pesticide disposal for outdated, banned, or unwanted agricultural and commercial pesticides. More...

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The Bath County High School Class of 1986 held its 25th reunion Saturday at Warm Springs Inn. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • Aug. 30 — Deputy Winifred B. Smith Jr. unlocked a vehicle in Hot Springs. • Aug. 30 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker conducted a traffic stop in Millboro. More...

Letters

Perspective from Bath man based in Afghanistan

Editor, The Recorder, I’m coming home soon! I wrote the following letter in July 2006, after my first deployment in Iraq, and later I went back as a contractor and (am) still working today as a government contractor in Afghanistan. More...

Take time to thank a soldier, especially now  Free Access 

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Couldn’t do it without all the terrific volunteers

Editor, The Recorder, Well; we’ve done it again. We’ve survived the beloved (and be-HATEd) county fair. More...

Board member fears for her safety in Millboro

Requests armed guard to attend school meetings held at MES

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County School Board member Barbara Waldeck thinks attending meetings at Millboro Elementary School is a dangerous proposition. More...

BCH acquires new ultrasound

HOT SPRINGS – New equipment at Bath Community Hospital promises easier times for patients and medical staff. The hospital’s bulky, outdated ultrasound machine has been replaced by a smaller, more mobile Siemens Ultrasound S2000. More...

Job growth is planning focus

MONTEREY — A strategic plan for economic development has joined a set of new objectives the Highland County Planning Commission has gathered from public review of the county comprehensive plan. More...

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Five generations of the Lucy Varner family recently got together and posed for this family picture. More...

Reunion

Arbogast family

GROTTOES — Descendents and friends of Abel P. and Amanda Swecker Arbogast met again at Grand Caverns picnic grounds on Aug. 28. Due to illnesses and Hurricane Irene, the attendance was lower than usual. More...

John Jorgenson Quintet to help celebrate Harvest Moon in Bath

HOT SPRINGS – Organizers of the Harvest Moon Festival have announced the John Jorgenson Quintet will perform in Herter Hall at the Garth Newel Music Center on Saturday evening, Sept. More...

VDOT to spray in Monterey

MONTEREY – The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Lexington Residency Office has announced its schedule for the application of Krenite S for brush control in Highland County this year. More...

Obituaries

JACOB H. HEVENER  Free Access 

HIGHTOWN — Jacob H. Hevener, age 87, of Hightown, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at his residence. Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell will announce complete arrangements soon. More...

Jacob Hevener  Free Access 

HIGHTOWN — Jacob Hofsess Hevener, 87, passed away Saturday, Sept, 10, 2011, of lung cancer, in the Hightown home where he was born June 3, 1924.  He was the son of Richard W. More...

Reverend Erwin Leon ‘Pappy’ Black

STAUNTON — Reverend Erwin Leon “Pappy” Black, 64, of Staunton, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2011 at Augusta Health in Fishersville. More...

Sports

Riverheads too much for Bath

GREENVILLE — Going up against the defending state champions is a challenge for any team. When that team is the Riverheads High School Gladiators, the challenge becomes even greater. “They are just a better football team than we are. More...

Electric bike takes 2nd in championship points

Blue Grass motorcycle set to be retired from pro racing — maybe

SALT LAKE CITY — With sheep dung on its foot pegs and vintage faring atop its engine, Highland’s famous electric motorcycle went out in style last Sunday. More...

Cross country season starts with a bang

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County High School cross country team hosted the season opener at the Homestead last Wednesday. With the exception of Highland County, off for fair week, all Pioneer district teams were in attendance. More...

Early Files

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Bath County High School’s A-Squad cheerleaders show their enthusiasm in this October 1987 photo, after BCHS was announced the winner of the K-92 Spirit Contest sponsored by Roanoke radio statio More...

The front porch: relic of the past?

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 23, 1975 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

September 11, 1986

• A South Carolina tractor-trailer loaded with lumber overturned on U.S. Route 250 North on the west side of Lantz Mountain Tuesday, Sept. 2 around noon. Trooper S.E. Dowling of Monterey attributed the accident to overheated brakes. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Ten years after 9/11

Editor’s note: The following was written by Richard G. Johnstone Jr., former Highland landowner and executive editor of Cooperative Living. We share his words this week as we look back over the course of a decade, on the events of Sept. More...

Pictorial

As we reflect on the events of Sept. More...

Up the river without a paddle

A Party of One

“It’ll be fun!” I told my friend Skippy. I was urging Skippy to come along on a kayak trip down the Jackson River last Saturday. Some 30 of us gather each Labor Day weekend to do this. More...


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