September 15, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

USPS officials meet with Bacova residents

BACOVA — With their post office under study by the U.S. Postal Service for possible closure, Bacova residents learned of possible alternatives last Wednesday during a meeting with USPS officials at Grover Gallery. More...

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Richard Simmons, Highland High biology and chemistry teacher, discovered a small furry guest hanging from an enclave on the school’s eastern end recently. More...

Declining enrollment worries Highlanders

MONTEREY — Declining school enrollment continues as the top concern of Highland County School officials – and the community as a whole. K-12 school enrollment as of Monday, Sept. More...

DSLCC Foundation sponsoring silent auction

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation will hold a silent auction as part of their “Fab, Far out Rockin’ to the 60s” fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 2. More...

One handicapped spot to be removed

WARM SPRINGS — One of the two handicapped parking spaces in Hot Springs will be eliminated. More...

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Gretta Sandberg, Highland strings teacher and conductor of the Allegheny Mountain Strings Orchestra, plays her violin for sisters Sandy and Elana Terembes at the Highland farmers’ market Pavili More...

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Ruth Maloy Wade, 105 years young, reigned as “Miss Sunnyside” in the Sept. 9 “Forever Proud Parade” held by Sunnyside Retirement Home in Harrisonburg where she is a resident. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Good news from Highland High School

Editor’s note: The following highlights have been submitted by the faculty and staff at Highland High School. Readers who feel something has been overlooked should contact principal April Goff at the high school. More...

Sports

Chargers can’t overcome stampede

HOT SPRINGS — The Chargers hosted the Buffalo Gap Bison Friday night for their first home game of the season. More...

Highland volleyball takes 2

STAUNTON — The Highland volleyball team hit the road for a doubleheader against the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind last week. More...

Charger volleyball earns 3-1 win against North Cross

HOT SPRINGS — Despite a slow start, the Bath County varsity volleyball team managed to pull out a 3-1 victory over the North Cross Raiders last Thursday night at home. More...

Letters

Family seeking missing German shepherd puppy

Editor, The Recorder, Please allow me to share our family’s story with your readers in the hope that one of them may be able to reunite us with our beloved German shepherd puppy, Bear. More...

Opinions & Commentary

USPS closures demand close consideration

We know how this story goes. More...

Pictorial

Holding posters depicting donations totaling more than $ 1,850 from the Highland Education Foundation, are from left, Highland High School principal April Goff, elementary school principal Teresa Blu More...

Board approves money for another first grade teacher

WARM SPRINGS — Valley Elementary School will be getting an additional first grade teacher. More...

Head Waters P.O. on chopping block

HEAD WATERS – Embittered residents here are fighting for what they consider to be a lynchpin of their community: the local U.S. Post Office. More...

In brief ...

• Monterey Town Council met last Thursday, Sept. 8, and set an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Monterey Waste Water Treatment Plant, on the northern end of Wilson Avenue. Refreshments will be served. More...

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The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association’s Third Annual Tractor Trail Ride will be held Sept. 24. This year, the tractors and riders will meet at Woodland Church to leave at 10 a.m. More...

Millboro Ruritan Club meets

MILLBORO — The Millboro Ruritan Club met Sept. 12 for its monthly dinner meeting. More...

In brief ...

• Monday, the Highland County School Board approved paying $62,906.79 in bills. More...

In brief ...

• Bath supervisors Tuesday approved a performance contract with Rockbridge Area Community Services Board. Bath will spend $29,156 for the Mental Health Services Board and Parent Empowerment Program. More...

Highland 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale results high

MONTEREY — The 2011 Highland County Fair Livestock Sale grossed just over $98,000 in support of local 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects. Over 68 businesses, organizations, and individuals participated in the sale. More...

Moonshine Express rolls into Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — Moonshine Express is heading back to Bath County (after its recent successful Wings and Wheels performance) to celebrate “Back to School” at the Dancin’ in the Street block party scheduled for Saturday, Sept. More...

Obituaries

Jacob Hofsess Hevener

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. and Della Mae Hofsess Hevener. More...

Artie Mae Simmons

MONTEREY — Artie Mae Simmons 83, of Monterey, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at King’s Daughters’ Community Health and Rehabilitation Center. More...

Home & Property

Small wind system ordinance tabled

WARM SPRINGS — A draft ordinance regulating small, residential-type wind energy systems was tabled by the Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

• Sept. 4 – Sergeant James W. Bryan III spoke with an individual concerning harassing phone calls. • Sept. 4 – Deputy Winifred B. Smith Jr. assisted a citizen with keys locked in vehicle in Rocky Ridge. • Sept. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

September 18, 1986 • William F. Rushby of Harrisonburg has accepted an appointment to serve as Postmaster at Blue Grass. Rushby, who has over one-and-one-half years of postal experience, last served at the post office in Craigsville. More...

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Brinkley (left) and Roy Crummett, Millboro Elementary School sixth graders, rehearse a number for the original class musical, “Millboro Memories,” in this Recorder file photo from June 19 More...

Story recounts man’s deeds following Battle of McDowell

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 1, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher, and Danny Smith was editor. More...


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