November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Elevens prompt special Veterans Day plans

It’s all about the elevens. More...

Square dancing classes will bring back tradition

WARM SPRINGS – Who doesn’t know DJ Willie? Who hasn’t enjoyed his singing and strumming? And who hasn’t marveled while watching him dance? More...

Church serves as Operation Christmas Child relay center

HOT SPRINGS — Healing Springs Baptist Church is a local relay center for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts this year. More...

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Hot Springs resident and avid nature photographer Brian La Fountain decided to attempt capturing the halos of the moon a couple of weeks ago in Bath County. More...

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Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative line workers were changing out equipment near the Highland schools campus last week. More...

HES Halloween Carnival Parade a smash hit

Cami Carpenter, 7, daughter of John and Candi Carpenter of Monterey, dressed up as an Avatar for the Highland Elementary School Halloween Carnival Oct. 27. ( Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Readings at Studio Eleven to celebrate art of writing

LEXINGTON — Writers at the “Studio Eleven” reading series, coordinated by Mattie Quesenberry Smith of Dabney S. More...

Wallace — Burns

WAYNESBORO — Miss Stephanie Michelle Wallace, daughter of Mike and Wanda Wallace of Waynesboro, is engaged to be married to Kevin Ray Burns, the son of Steve and Debbie Burns of McDowell. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath schools eye graduation rates, progress

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board heard reports about graduation rates and efforts to improve student achievement as well as make Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Act Tuesday night. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• The Bath County School Board metTuesday, and accepted the resignationof Rebecca Johnson, Spanish teacher atBath County High School.• Several appointments were made: More...

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The seventh grade at Valley Elementary School will present “A Tribute to Heroes” Friday, Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at VES. More...

Home & Property

American Cancer Society offers new educational class

HARRISONBURG — The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a brand new educational class titled, “I Can Cope,” for cancer survivors and their families and friends. The next class, Mobilizing Resources, will be offered Nov. More...

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The Bath County High School Destination Imagination team is starting its final year together. One of the team’s goals is to make it to the Global competition next May. More...

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Dabney S. Lancaster Community College President Dr. More...

Early Files

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Auctioneer Sherry Shultz is pictured in action in this October 1976 Recorder file photo. Shultz, now Sherry Sullenberger, went on to become a real estate broker and auctioneer in Highland County. More...

Lynching story located, re-told

Editor’s note: Last week’s story in “From Our Early Files” mentioned the 1884 lynching of E.T. Acheson, and noted the full text of the story had not been located in Recorder files during 1970. More...

25 years ago

November 6, 1986

• A pilot program of sex education for seventh and eighth graders was approved for Highland County students by the county board of education during its regular meeting Monday. More...

Supervisors hear about power costs

MONTEREY — The local electric service provider asked the Highland County Board of Supervisors during their Nov. 1 meeting to help get the word out about a voluntary program to help hold down the cost of electricity. More...

Millboro and Williamsville candidates outline positions

MILLBORO — Candidates for the Bath County Board of Supervisors in the Millboro and Williamsville districts had the opportunity to express their views on several topics last Thursday night at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Fellows share mountain’s lessons  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Kat Morgan of Richmond recently outlined her experiences from six months of wilderness living at the Allegheny Mountain School, an experimental educational institution for a small group of young adults in western Highland County. More...

DMV Select coming to Bath

WARM SPRINGS — DMV Select, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ mobile office, will be at the Bath County Courthouse Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

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Above three photos, Mark and Cindy Swecker took a month to deck out their home for Halloween with ghouls and mummies. More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland County supervisorsappointed Peter White to fill in theunexpired county planning commissionterm of Jim Cobb, who has moved toNorth Carolina. More...

Electric motorcycle sets land speed record

MAXTON, N.C. — You just can’t keep a good bike down. Blue Grass motorcycle innovator Brian Richardson, Team Moto Electra, and the famous barn-built battery-powered Norton have done it again. More...

Bath County Electoral Board prepares for big day

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Electoral Board met with the “officers of election” Tuesday evening, Nov. 1, at the Old Dairy Community Center in Warm Springs in preparation for the Nov. 8 general election. More...

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The Inn at Gristmill Square in Warm Springs won first place in the Bath County Chamber of Commerce 2011 Scarecrow Spectacular. (Photo courtesy Bath County Chamber of Commerce) More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsClosed meeting 6 p. m. — regularmeeting 7 p.m.Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 More...

Obituaries

Elsie Stanley Wolfe

WARM SPRINGS — Elsie Stanley Wolfe, 77, of 254 Klondike Drive, Warm Springs, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Julian Lee Wolfe. She was born Sept. More...

Roger ‘Rusty’ Dale Rexrode

MILLBORO — Roger “Rusty” Dale Rexrode, 49, of Millboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1961 in Harrisonburg, a son of the late James Randolph and Edith Jane Swearengin Rexrode. More...

JEAN W. MYERS

STAUNTON — Jean Frances Wilberger Myers, 93, of Stuarts Draft Christian Home, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the Shenandoah House in Fishersville. More...

Sports

Bath, Highland boys qualify for Region C cross country

HOT SPRINGS — Both Bath and Highland sent their boys’ teams to the Region C cross country meet as the result of the Pioneer District meet Oct. 26 at The Homestead. More...

Bath volleyball flies past Parry McCluer

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County volleyball team defeated Parry McCluer 3-0 last Thursday night. The Chargers handily won the first game 25-12, then took the second 25-9 thanks in large part to an 18 serve, seven ace streak by Allyson Cutlip. More...

Bath falls to Knights in fourth quarter

BUCHANAN — Two fourth-quarter touchdowns by James River gave the Knights a come from behind 14-6 win over Bath County Friday night in a game played in a steady, cold rain. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Oct. 24 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker responded to a report of an activated burglar alarm in Mitchelltown. • Oct. 24 — Plecker responded to a report of a gas drive off in Mitchelltown. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Choices are yours

“Vote for change.” How often we hear that phrase every election cycle. Stale, but often true. More...

Pictorial

Sherrie Lea Morton of the Mountain Grove Precinct explained how to set up a polling place when the Bath County Electoral Board met with officers of the election Tuesday evening. More...

New MVP comedy set for Nov. 12-13

See a Show!

WARM SPRINGS – You know what they say: Where there’s a will … there’s a relative. This will be proven true, in a most amusing manner, next weekend by the Mountain Valley Players community theater troupe. More...


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