September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Chamber membership tops 200 mark

MONTEREY — Highland County Chamber of Commerce membership, for the first time, has topped the 200 mark with 202 current members — 34 new members this year alone, said Highland County Chamber of Commerce president Kevin Wagner during the a More...

Bath hosts its first Harvest Moon festival

HOT SPRINGS — The first annual Harvest Moon Festival, slated for this Saturday, Sept. 24, is a full day of family fun, organizers say. More...

Sheriff candidates explain their positions

HIGHLAND COUNTY — Voters will have five choices for sheriff of Highland County on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. They are: Tim Duff, Roy Gutshall, David Neil, Bill Wagner, and Ronald Wimer. More...

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Brayden Glenn Head, son of Alicia and Jason Head of Morresville, N.C., recently celebrated his first birthday. He is the grandson of Joy Darnell of Moyers, W.Va., and the late Glenn Darnell. More...

$500,000 needed in county repairs, improvements

MONTEREY — In a discussion about capital improvements Tuesday, the Highland County Board of Supervisors voted 2-0 to re-evaluate heating and cooling needs in the county courthouse. Upgrades previously considered were limited to cooling alone. More...

Preparing for the drought of 2012

We are all too familiar with the effects drought on our farms. Most farm operators try to manage pasture and hay resources in order to always have “a little set aside” in the event of a prolonged dry spell. More...

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Starr Bolar United Methodist Church of Warm Springs collected school supplies during the month of August for the elementary schools in Bath County. More...

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Mary June Kiser Wood, 93, formerly of Blue Grass, has some of her work on display at Seasons Assisted Living in Lewisburg, W.Va. Mrs. More...

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Sports

Chargers can’t out-climb mountaineers

LOW MOOR — The Chargers traveled to Alleghany High School Friday night, and despite a hard fought effort, fell short, losing 35-20, and bringing their season record to 1-3. More...

Highland cross country kicks off season

BUENA VISTA— Highland’s cross country made a trip to Buena Vista last week for the team’s first meet of the year. More...

Highland VB struggles in last two matches

MONTEREY — The Highland volleyball team hosted Tygarts Valley on Thursday, Sept. 15 and traveled to Franklin, W.Va., to play Pendleton on Monday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Sept. 13 — Deputy William D. Sexton assisted a citizen with keys locked in vehicle at courthouse parking lot. • Sept. 14 — Sexton assisted a citizen with keys locked in vehicle at Chimney Run. More...

Early Files

Toll gate house owner keeping past alive

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 8, 1989. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

September 25, 1986

• Ronnie Eugene Tucker of Clifton Forge was shot near Monterey by an unknown assailant early Tuesday morning, according to Deputy Sheriff William Arrington of the Highland County Sheriff’s Department. More...

50 years ago

September 21, 1961

• The Executive Committee of the Highland County Band Boosters Club has declared that the club drive for funds is completed except for several pledges, which will be met at later dates. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Taxpayers deserve to know

For nearly four years as a first-term Highland County supervisor, David Blanchard has been on a mission to find out where the money goes. More...

Pictorial

Wow! What a marvelous idea! Decorated hay bales are popping up everywhere around Bath County these days, in celebration of autumn, and the Harvest Moon Festival this Saturday. More...

Daunting woes not so worrisome, after all

A Party of One

I took last week off, a vacation of sorts. But it was definitely no vacation. It couldn’t even be called a “staycation,” even though I stayed at home. I had two major tasks to accomplish, both of them daunting. More...

Town to show off new plant

MONTEREY — The Town of Monterey is eager to show off its new $1.6 million wastewater treatment plant. More...

Hoard of cash stolen from Bath restaurant

HOT SPRINGS – Sometime in the late-night hours between Saturday and Sunday, the door to Lindsay’s Roost restaurant in Hot Springs was kicked in, and between $1,500 and $2,000 was stolen. More...

Probation revoked after violation

WARM SPRINGS – Ten hours of stolen freedom will cost Cindy Quick another six months in jail. More...

Cake wheel theft investigation stalls

MONTEREY — Without any solid leads, the case of a missing cake wheel is no closer to being solved. More...

Woman charged with delinquency of minor

MONTEREY — A Highland County Circuit Court Grand Jury Tuesday returned an indictment on a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor identified as Dustin James Layton, 17, of Blue Grass, who died April 24, 2011, when he was More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for ira newest chamber member, Genia’s Hairstyling. More...

3 found guilty in Cowpasture caper

WARM SPRINGS — David Carroll is the type of good neighbor every homeowner should have. Last Valentine’s Day, Carroll noticed three suspicious characters at the unoccupied home of his neighbor, Doris Turner Hayes. More...

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LewisGale Regional Health System celebrated the completion of its new Senior Transitions Unit at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany with a ribboncutting ceremony recently. More...

Library strategic plan released

LEXINGTON — The strategic directions for next few years for the Rockbridge Regional Library include support for education, use of information technology, facilities assessment and improvement, board development, marketing, public relations and More...

23 Bath residents donate blood

HOT SPRINGS — One day after the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the good people of Bath County trickled into the Hot Springs Firehouse and rolled up their collective sleeves for the recent blood drive. More...

Obituaries

Barbara ‘Bobbi’ McPeak Vess

HOT SPRINGS and CLIFTON FORGE — Barbara “Bobbi” McPeak Vess, 72, of 533 Forestry Road, Hot Springs, and Riverland Road, Clifton Forge, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. She was born Jan. 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...

William ‘billy’ Ingram

MILLBORO — William “Billy” Ingram, 89, of Millboro, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 from his residence. He was born on Oct. 7, 1921 in Goshen, to the late Barbara Ann Ingram. More...

Home & Property

Gathright Dam test to increase river flow

NORFOLK – State and federal agencies will use Gathright Dam near Covington to simulate a storm event on the Jackson River Wednesday, Sept. 28. More...

Local foods marketing workshop set for Sept. 26

MONTEREY — Are you currently a vendor at one of the local farmers’ markets? Are you a producer who is selling products directly to consumers? Are you neither of these, but would like to become one? More...

Wedding

Crummett — Griffin

STAUNTON — The marriage of Jennifer Jo Crummett, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. W. Andre Crummett of Blue Grass, to Michael Brendan Griffin, son of Dr. and Mrs. John P. More...

Letters

Jacob Hevener considered a friend and neighbor

Editor, The Recorder, Highland County lost a fine person last week and I was honored to be asked to make some comments at his funeral. More...

Monterey couple supports Bill Wagner for sheriff

Editor, The Recorder, Anne and I bought a house on Main Street (Monterey) in September 1997 after visiting with Dr. Julian Metts and his family in October 1996. We love the mountains and Monterey was the perfect spot for us to buy a home. More...

What can be done to save landmark Jefferson Pools?

Editor, The Recorder I have just read in “Historic Preservation” magazine, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, that the Jefferson Pools are in “threatened” status. More...



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