September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Highland plan going to supervisors

 MONTEREY — The Highland County Planning Commission Sept. 22 voted unanimously to forward its final comprehensive plan revisions to the board of supervisors for adoption. More...

Last-minute trip nets in champion honors

Bath Charger band makes school history

STUARTS DRAFT — Last weekend, Bath County High School band director Melinda Hooker heard the words she had waited 16 years to hear — “And the grand champion band is … Bath County High School.” More...

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Construction activity continues at the $2.5 million Crab Run Bridge replacement project in McDowell, where a uncommon county stop light has been temporarily installed. More...

4 teens injured in weekend crash

MONTEREY — Four Highland County girls, all teenagers, sustained injuries from a car crash Sept. 23 to which Emergency Medical Services responded. More...

Woman arrested for contributing to minor

MONTEREY — A second indictment and arrest has been made 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. More...

Fry running in Valley Springs District

WARM SPRINGS — Kevin Fry, 50, who lives in the Peery Hollow area, is seeking to be the next Bath County supervisor from Valley Springs District. Fry and his wife, Cindy, have been married 29 years and have two children and two grandchildren. More...

Lowry is Valley Springs school board candidate

WARM SPRINGS — Cathy Lowry is seeking election as the Valley Springs District representative on the Bath County School Board. Lowry, 36, lives in the Carloover area with her husband, Jamie, and sons Colby, Cameron and Cooper. More...

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The first annual SPCA Family Fun Day in Highland Sept. 24 was a huge success. More than 85 animals were vaccinated, and the bake sale, silent auction and food were a hit. More...

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“The Farmer’s Pizza” is quite the clever cre-hay-tion by young Madison Walker, who captured first prize in the Under 12 category for this entry, which includes a scary spider, a sca More...

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Monterey Wastewater Treatment plant operator Mike Isles explains the workings of aeration basins to visitors during the plant’s open house Saturday. More...

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Bearing a striking resemblance to the late Rodney Dangerfield, this unusually formed potato was recently dug from a Highland County garden — and decorated appropriately. More...

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Ernest “Junior” and Joyce Sweitzer of Monterey and their restored 1960 Ford F-100 Custom pickup truck took second-place honors in the Craigsville Volunteer Fire Department’s First A More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

AgendaBath County Public SchoolsTuesday, Oct. 4, 2011Closed meeting, 5:30 p.m. More...

Good News from Highland High School

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

Home & Property

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The 50th class reunion of Valley High School (now Bath County High School) was held Sept. 17 at County Café. More...

Advent conference held

MUSTOE — Twenty-five members, and one guest, of the Advent Christian Virginia Conference Women’s Home and Foreign Mission Society, met Saturday, Sept. 24 at Victory Chapel Church in Mustoe. More...

Farmers explore marketing ideas

MONTEREY — “Local foods may be the best path toward economic recovery.” This quote by Ken Meter of the Crossroads Resource Center summed up a presentation given by Eric Bendfeldt of Virginia Cooperative Extension at The Highland Cen More...

Letters

Harvest Moon off to a grand start in Bath

Editor, The Recorder, This past weekend we celebrated the first ever Harvest Moon Festival. Judging from the positive response we received, we have a winner! I want to take a moment to thank all the folks who helped bring this festival to life. More...

Landowners hope next sheriff will protect all

Editor, The Recorder, As we were reading the (Highland) sheriff candidates’ profiles in last week’s Recorder, several issues and statements jumped out at us — namely, “some unsolved (minor) crimes in the county.” We ass More...

Readers encourage paper to keep calendar

Editor, The Recorder, Limit the number of lines per notice; limit the feature to a half page; limit the notices to non-profits, but please don’t cut the feature and refer non-profit organizations to the paid notices with a $20 minimum. More...

Exhibit shines local light on WWI

McDOWELL — An exhibit at the Highland County Museum tells the story of World War I from a perspective never told before. More...

School wind project set for hearing

 MONTEREY — Highland County officials are continuing to scrutinize the siting of what would be the third non-commercial wind turbine in the county. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Commission and board of supervisors met Sept. More...

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The Bath County High School Band was named Grand Champion at the Blast in the Draft band competition in Stuarts Draft Saturday. More...

Hevener withdraws from school board race

WARM SPRINGS — Joyce Hevener announced Monday she is withdrawing from the race for the Williamsville District seat on the Bath County School Board. More...

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Highland County Recreation Commission

• An update on the pool pump repair was discussed. Most service providers contacted stated they would need to see the problem before an accurate quote can be provided. More...

Correction

In the Sept. 22 edition of The Recorder in a photo caption about the Old Dairy Hiking Club, it was reported the clubís last hike of the season would be Oct. 2. The last hike is actually Oct. 29. More...

Gwin seeks Cedar Creek school board seat

WARM SPRINGS — Amy Gwin sees declining enrollment, the need for a principal in all three schools and a better working relationship between supervisors and school board members as the three main issues facing the Bath County school system. More...

Trinca running as write-in for school board

WARM SPRINGS — Jay Trinca of Bacova has announced his intention to run as a write-in candidate for the Warm Springs District seat on the Bath County School Board in the Nov. 8 election. More...

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Liz Delahoussaye, president of the Highland County Arts Council, thanks artists for attending the artists’ weekend. More...

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Despite a dreary morning, folks showed up at Woodland Church in Fairview to enjoy a hay ride and tractor parade last Saturday for the Harvest Moon Festival. More...

Heritage Fest to celebrate history, music, community

WARM SPRINGS – Do you remember the old-fashioned good time you had at the Old Dairy Heritage Festival last fall? Do you remember the too-much-fun barn dance with the Toad Mammas? The wealth of wonderful music from other entertainers? More...

Camp ACCOVAC hosts Family Camp Weekend

MILLBORO — Camp ACCOVAC will host a Family Camp Weekend Oct. 7, 8, and 9. The theme will be “In His Image.” Speakers will be the Rev. Red and Brenda Gay, from New Brunswick, Canada. More...

Birth

Lalea Paislee-Ann Mullins

HARRISONBURG — Glendon and LeLe Mullins of Monterey, announce the birth of their daughter, Lalea Paislee-Ann Mullins. Lalea arrived at 2:22 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. More...

Obituaries

Johnny Leo Phillips

COVINGTON — Johnny Leo Phillips, 60, of Covington, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at LewisGale Hospital-Alleghany. He was born Nov. 21, 1950 in Bath County, the son of the late Lonnie Harry William Phillips and Margaret Sue Phillips Loan. More...

Sports

Charger volleyball flies past Rockets

NEW CASTLE — The Charger volleyball team traveled to Craig County Tuesday night for the first Pioneer District match of the season. The Chargers defeated the Rockets in straight sets, winning 25-15, 25-23, 25-15. More...

Four Rams make regional tournament

HOT SPRINGS —Four Highland golfers will play in the Region C tournament following their strong showing in the Pioneer District tournament Monday at the Lower Cascades. More...

Bath volleyball falls short at Cave Spring

ROANOKE — The Bath County volleyball team travelled to Cave Spring High School hoping to add another win to their record but fell short, losing 3-0. The scores of the individual sets were 25-13, 25-23 and 25-10. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • Sept. 20 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of a missing person in Douthat. • Sept. 20 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III responded to a report of dogs running at large in Warm Springs. More...

Early Files

Old Millboro college taught girls grace, ‘ease of bearing’

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 7, 1974 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

October 2, 1986

• Highland High School senior Carla Folks scored her 1,000th career-point during last Thursday night’s basketball game against Bath County. More...

50 years ago

September 28, 1961

• Several people along Main Street in Monterey would like to know who the person is that plasters store windows and cars with tobacco juice at frequent intervals. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Devil can be in the details

It’s a tough dilemma for county officials to weigh. On one hand, Highland County Public Schools has a chance to install a small wind energy tower to bolster its engineering and scientific curricula. More...

Pictorial

The Bath County High School Band made history last weekend. For the first time ever, the band earned Grand Champion honors in competition. More...


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