November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Feast ‘saved’ in Bath community

HOT SPRINGS – Maybe one of the best things folks in Bath can be grateful for this Thanksgiving is that the community feast has been saved. More...

Meet Tom Kurtz, Highland Medical Center’s new CEO

MONTEREY — Tom Kurtz of Monterey will be introduced to the community from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 13 at Highland Medical Center. Kurtz joined HMC as its CEO and executive director June 27. More...

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Highland Medical Center has a new family nurse practitioner. More...

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The cast of “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Relative” has been rehearsing this week for the Mountain Valley Players fall production, which will be presented Saturday, Nov. More...

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A grease fire that started in a kitchen caused extensive damage to a home in Blue Grass just before noon Wednesday. More...

Correction

In last week’s special section on elections, the Democratic candidate’s name for House of Delegates in the 20th District, Laura Lee Kleiner, was inadvertently left off the list of candidates on page 2. More...

Special Sections

Schools

HCPS teaching methods impress superintendent

MONTEREY — Highland County Schools Superintendent Dr. William Crawford reported to the school board Nov. 3 that he is encouraged by productive classroom activities in the schools. More...

In brief ...

Highland School Board

• Last Thursday, Nov. 3, school boardmember John Moyers Jr. told fellowboard members he has received callsfrom residents complementing bothsuperintendent Dr. More...

Sports

Chargers win big on Senior Night

HOT SPRINGS — It took an entire season, but the Chargers finally got the runaway victory they had been searching for when they defeated the Pendleton County Wildcats 41-6 Friday night. More...

HIGHLAND MIXED LEAGUE

Winter League 2011

October 26, 2011Great Balls of Fire (12-4) — Sue Dudley, J.R. More...

Chargers set to face Franklin

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers will play their first round game in the Division 1, Eastern Section playoffs Friday at 7 p.m. on the road against the Franklin Broncos. Bath (4-6) is the No. More...

Early Files

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Cashier Louise N. Carpenter is pictured in what will be her new office at Bath County National Bank in this February 1979 Recorder file photo. More...

The Acheson Case — A Conspiracy?

Recollections of a Highland Lynching

Editor’s note: Last week’s story in “From Our Early Files” was part one about the 1884 lynching of E.T. Acheson, gleaned from the Feb. 22, 1979 edition of The Recorder, when Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

Nov. 13, 1986

• The Virginia Department of Waste Management, citing a new 1986 regulation, has directed Bath County to cease using the heavy debris disposal site, known as an “open dump,” near Millboro. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

In the midst of Election Day, Highland Relay for Life volunteers had something important to celebrate as polls began to close for evening. More...

New day breaking

We heard it early Wednesday morning following Election Day: “One can never underestimate the intelligence of the voting public.” How true that is. More...

Rehearsals: Grueling fun, despite the injuries

A Party of One

A smallish cast of Mountain Valley Players are in rehearsals for “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Relative.” You can see it Saturday at 2 and 7, or Sunday at 2 o’clock. It is billed as a comedy. More...

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Voters choose new leaders

Incumbents out, challengers in

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — In one of the most highly charged general elections in memory, voters in Bath and Highland counties took to the polls in droves this week. More...

Grant would double medical center

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center is seeking a grant of more than $4 million to double its space and renovate the 16-year-old structure. More...

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The South Branch Potomac River reflects a deep blue sky in this scene taken last weekend. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

State agency head praises new ag center

MONTEREY — The head of Virginia’s state agency overseeing farming applauded the longtime efforts of local people to bring the dream of a new agriculture center to reality during his visit last week. More...

Council tables regional water plan

MONTEREY — The Monterey Town Council has decided to take a wait-and-see approach to the Upper James River Basin Water Supply Plan. “I’m still opposed to it,” said Mayor Janice Warner during the council meeting Nov. 3. More...

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Bath County Supervisors

• Bath supervisors Tuesday nightscheduled the annual Christmastree lighting on the Bath Countycourthouse grounds for Tuesday,Dec. More...

Bath blood drive nets 30 pints

HOT SPRINGS — The troops were in great spirits as the blood donors filed through the new entranceway of the Hot Springs Fire House recently, according to A. Keene Byrd of the Jackson River chapter of the Red Cross. More...

Obituaries

Arnold Lee Bradberry

MILLBORO — Arnold Lee Bradberry, age 81, of 11410 Douthat State Park Road, Millboro, passed away, and his soul went back to God who gave it, on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 from his residence. He was born on Aug. More...

Ethel Geraldine Thorne Ward

STUARTS DRAFT— Ethel Geraldine Thorne Ward, 73, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at 5:58 a.m. at Augusta Medical Center. More...

Elmer Mines Jr

MILTON, Wash. — Elmer Mines Jr., 60, of Milton, and formerly of Warm Springs, Va., died Tuesday, Nov.1, 2011 at Saint Francis Hospital in Federal Way. He was born on June 30, 1951 in Bath County, Va., the son of the late Elmer Mines Sr. More...

Home & Property

Free agri-tourism possibilities abound

MONTEREY — During his visit to Highland last week, Virginia State Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Matt Lohr said one of the latest tools the agency provides to local farmers is its new Web site, virginiagrown.com, which promotes More...

Electric motorcycle sets land speed record

Editor’s note: Due to a production error, some of the type in this story printed last week was illegible. MAXTON, N.C. — You just can’t keep a good bike down. More...

Veterans honored as heroes

MONTEREY — It’s this time of year that teachers of Highland County Public Schools teach their students about veterans and the importance of giving them thanks for all they have done for all Americans. More...

Letters

Resident takes issue with student achievement

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Highland school superintendent Dr. William Crawford and high school principal April Goff last month, and shared with The Recorder. To Superintendent Crawford and Principal Goff: More...

Cooperative grateful to customers, SVEC staff

Editor, The Recorder, As you and most of your readers may be aware, Virginia has not seen a significant snow in October since 1979. The snow that fell this (Oct. More...


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