October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Better cell, faster web: major goals

MONTEREY — How to improve cell phone coverage, increase broadband speeds and enhance technology education at Highland High School dominated discussions Oct. More...

Planners give nod to storage buildings

WARM SPRINGS — A rezoning request by Wayne Williams passed its first hurdle Monday when the Bath County Planning Commission recommended it for approval. More...

Highland supervisor candidates differ on issues

MONTEREY — Four men are running for the Highland County Board of Supervisors in the Nov.8 general elections, held at large. David Blanchard and Jerry Rexrode are the incumbents. More...

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A group from the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond toured Highland and Bath last week, stopping at the Highland Historical Society, the Bath County Historical Society, the Warwick plantation, a More...

Crummett runs unopposed for commissioner’s post

MONTEREY — Now with three years under her belt, Highland’s commissioner of the revenue feels confident in her ability to take on a full four-year term starting Jan. 1. More...

Incumbent treasurer runs unopposed

MONTEREY — Lois White is wrapping up her second term as Highland County’s treasurer this fall, and no one is opposing her in general elections Nov. 8. More...

Collins seeking board of supervisors’ seat

WARM SPRINGS — After more than 20 years of work in local government administration, Claire Collins of Mitchelltown now hopes to serve the citizens of Bath County as an elected official. More...

Ryder runs for board of supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — After 20 years on the Bath County School Board, Eddie Ryder is now hoping to serve the county in a different capacity. More...

Road closure not needed

McDOWELL – A road closure previously announced for this week on U.S. 250 in McDowell was canceled. The work is part of the Crab Run Bridge project. More...

DAR meets in Highland County

MONTEREY — The September meeting of the Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the Highland County home of Mary Harold. A luncheon was served by Harold and hostesses, Carolyn M. Smith and Allie H. Maxwell. More...

Barbara Nissman celebrates the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt

Join Steinway Legend Barbara Nissman at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 5th at 7:30 pm for a celebration of the life and work of Franz Liszt. More...

Flu vaccination important

MONTEREY — The state public health laboratory in Virginia recently confirmed the first case of influenza in Virginia for the current flu season. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Oct. 17, Millboro Elementary School families joined with community members to celebrate Virginia’s Read Aloud to a Child Week. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, Nov. 1Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. More...

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Seventh graders at Valley Elementary School are busy rehearsing for their Veterans Day program, “A Tribute to Heroes.” Working on a song are class members, front row (l-r), Amber May, Emm More...

Sports

Chargers win second straight

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers won their third football game of the season Friday night, defeating the Craig County Rockets 14-0. The win brings the Chargers to 2-1 in the Pioneer district and 3-5 overall. More...

Rams fall short to Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers defeated the Highland Rams in three straight games Tuesday night, winning 25-6, 25-9, 25-16. More...

Bath cross country runs in Shawsville

SHAWSVILLE — The Charger cross country runners fought cool weather and a rain storm when they competed in the Shawsville Invitational hosted by Eastern Montgomery High School last Wednesday, running against several Region C schools including Gl More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • Oct. 18 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver attempted to deliver an emergency message to a citizen in Ashwood. • Oct. 18 — Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of stolen items in Mountain Grove. • Oct. More...

Letters

Gutshall supported for Highland sheriff position

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Delegate endorses Bill Wagner for sheriff post

Editor, The Recorder, I am honored to endorse Bill Wagner for Highland County Sheriff. More...

Former officer commends Duff for Highland sheriff

Editor, The Recorder, I began teaching the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in 1988. I was introduced to More...

Wilke retires after 22 years serving seniors

New coordinator for senior services starts Nov. 1

MONTEREY — A deeply trusted caregiver has stepped down after more than two decades of service to older persons in Bath and Highland counties. More...

Jury ‘tainted’ in Bath trial

WARM SPRINGS – Twenty-eight prospective jurors showed up to do their civic duty in Bath circuit court last Friday. The felony trail of Nolan Chad Craven was slated to begin at 9 a.m. More...

Correction

In the Oct. 20 edition of The Recorder in the article “Sheriff candidates square off,” it was written that Sheriff R.L. Norfleet said everyone who is heavy is out of shape. More...

Candidates explain their positions

WARM SPRINGS — Many of those running for local office in Bath took the opportunity to tell voters why they should serve at a “Community Chat with the Candidates” last Thursday night at the Dairy Barn. More...

Norfleet, Salvatore vie for commissioner post in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Leta Norfleet was first elected to the post of Bath’s commissioner of revenue in 2000, and this year seeks to continue that role. She is being challenged by Crystal Salvatore of Warm Springs. More...

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Workers for Plecker Construction (above) and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (right) were busy during last week’s cold snap building the new sidewalk and bike path along Myers-Moon Road. More...

7 candidates run for office of Bath treasurer

WARM SPRINGS — Bath voters will have a slate of seven hopefuls vying for the office of Bath County treasurer on the ballot Nov. 8. More...

Andrews seeks Cedar Creek seat

WARM SPRINGS — Ellen Andrews, a resident of Bath County for 17 years, is running for the Cedar Creek District seat on the Bath County Board of Supervisors. More...

McWilliams seeks Williamsville seat

WARM SPRINGS — Bruce McWilliams is hoping his first run for elected office will be a successful one. More...

Historian publishes guide to Civil War, driving tours

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia was the setting for the First Campaign of America’s Civil War. Here, brothers clashed in combat amid the rugged mountains of “Western” Virginia in 1861. More...

Household battery disposal site established

McDOWELL — Batteries can cause serious harm to the environment if they are disposed of incorrectly. More than 2 billion household batteries are disposed of each year, and those are only the ones that are sent to landfills. More...

Highland school board candidates field questions

MONTEREY — Three men have announced their candidacy for the Highland County School Board. Two of them — John Moyers Jr. and Joe Neil — registered their candidacies and one, Wes Maupin, announced as a write-in candidate. More...

Douthat employee wins state award

MILLBORO — Katie Shepard, administrative and office specialist one at Douthat State Park, has been named Virginia State Parks Statewide FOCUS for Excellence Outstanding Employee for 2011. More...

Obituaries

Levi Morgan Pierce Armstrong

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Levi Morgan Pierce Armstrong, 19, of Westminster, and formerly of McDowell, Va., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 in Vail, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Feb. More...

Carl H. ‘Flea’ Carpenter

HOT SPRINGS — Carl H. “Flea” Carpenter, 75, of Hot Springs, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born July 25, 1936 in Hot Springs, the son of the late George and Elsie Armstrong Carpenter. More...

Kenneth N. Peery

HOT SPRINGS — Kenneth N. Peery, 54, of Hot Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at his residence. He was born Sept. 14, 1957 in Hot Springs, the son of Carl Lee and Charlotte Peery. Mr. Peery worked at Westvaco on the No. 8 paper machine. More...

Home & Property

Election Day is coming: What you should know

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Residents of Bath and Highland are gearing up for general elections Nov. 8, and have asked several questions lately about how to vote, where to vote, and when to cast their ballots. More...

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A lone cloud passes behind a ridge outside of Monterey during a recent late afternoon near dusk. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Lorraine White, executive director of the Highland County Historical Society, holds together a broken Civil War-era bowl recently donated to the society. More...

Early Files

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This class picture was made at the old Warm Springs School, which later became the Bath County School Administration Building. More...

1884 lynching: Was it real?

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 30, 1970 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

October 30, 1986

• An ambitious plan for the development of the former Jack Mountain Village property near Monterey was unveiled last Thursday night at a joint meeting of the Highland County Board of Supervisors and the county’s Industrial Development Auth More...

Opinions & Commentary

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We can’t recall the last time any project in Highland County generated as much anticipation as the new Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center. More...

Why budget thousands for phantom project?

Wind energy is not a topic anyone in Bath or Highland is fond of, understandably. Since the issue first surfaced nearly nine years ago, the debate about the merits of an uncertain industry has overshadowed many other important issues. More...


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