November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

School wind turbine set for hearing

Campus capital improvement plan discussed, debated

MONTEREY — County and school officials are grappling this week with capital improvement plans, and a proposal for a small wind turbine tower at the school campus. Last Wednesday, Nov. More...

Newly elected sheriff humbled by victory

MONTEREY — Tim Duff happily reflected earlier this week on his landslide victory in the five-way race for Highland County Sheriff. More...

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Hunter Joe Grimm, 11, of Millboro harvested this 10-point buck on Saturday Nov. 12 with a muzzleloader while hunting with his dad, Billy Grimm. (Photo courtesy Rhonda Grimm) More...

Bath organizes community choir

WARM SPRINGS – The music inspired it. But, like all inspiration, a community choir of singers from churches throughout Bath County will require some work. Some rehearsals. And some participation. More...

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The seventh grade classes at Valley Elementary School presented “A Tribute to Heroes” on Veterans Day. (Recorder photos by Mike Bollinger) More...

Community involved in Christmas Mother program

HOT SPRINGS — Many businesses, churches and organizations are helping the Christmas Mother program this year, primarily through adopting families or through monetary donations. More...

Highland’s ABC store tops in region

MONTEREY — Highland County’s one and only ABC Store has a lot to be proud of, thanks to its customers and managers. More...

Tis’ the season …

It’s that season of the year — a time to touch base with loved ones who are away from home. The Recorder invites readers to let us know of friends or family members who won’t be able to get out or get home for Christmas this year. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers win regional title ‘for Dave’

GALAX — The Charger volleyball team is one step closer to the state title after winning the Region C tournament. Last Wednesday, Bath faced Northwood in the semifinals and won 3-0, taking the match 25-12, 25-18, 25-18. More...

Fourth-quarter surge saves Chargers

FRANKLIN — Trailing 12-6, the Bath County Chargers scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat Franklin 20-12 in the first round of the Division 1, Eastern Section football playoffs Friday night. More...

Chargers facing familiar foe

HOT SPRINGS — There will be no secrets in Friday night’s Division 1, Eastern Section quarterfinal game. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Nov. 7 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver and Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of cones in the road in Healing Springs. More...

Letters

Highlander calls vets day program ‘unforgettable’

Editor, The Recorder, To many, this past Veteran’s Day — 11-11-11 — might’ve been just a day off from work, a shopping day full of special sales and discounts, or a day to start scouting the woods for that trophy buck. More...

Teachers grateful for Veterans Day support

Editor, The Recorder, We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved with the Veterans Day Programs on Nov. 11, 2011. More...

Ruritan club appreciates local news coverage

Editor, The Recorder, On behalf on the Millboro Ruritan Club, I want to extend a huge thank you to Mike Bollinger and The Recorder for the wonderful coverage of the Millboro Ruritan Club’s 60 years of service to the county. More...

Write-in winners declared

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Election officials in Bath and Highland had their work cut out for them last week following the close of polls Tuesday evening. More...

Center gets 2 airlifts in 1 day

MONTEREY — Two emergency medical helicopter transports in one day Monday was not really a rarity for Highland County, according to EMS volunteers. More...

Bear-proof cans need to be used properly

HOT SPRINGS — There are bear-proof trash cans at four locations in Bath County, and they will do the job of keeping bears from scattering trash if used properly. More...

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1. Highland cheerleaders lead the parade to the county courthouse grounds. 2. More...

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Chris Hicks of Staunton, formerly of Monterey, shot this eight-point buck while muzzle loading in Highland on Saturday, Nov. 12. Admiring the buck is his son, Logan, and niece, Brooklyn Bussard. More...

Clark — Neff

LEXINGTON — Jessica Ann Clark and Philip Andrew Neff were united in marriage on Aug. 20, 2011. Pastor Frank Neff Jr., father of the groom, officiated the outdoor ceremony, which took place at House Mountain Inn, in Lexington. More...

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Annette Naber, Ph.D., a psychologist, photographer, writer, and passionate gardener, wrote her first poem at the age of 17 and learned to develop black and white pictures in an old-fashioned darkroom More...

BCH welcomes new physician

HOT SPRINGS – When Dr. Jeff Mc- Cray was born, his father delivered him. His grandfather, too, was a physician. So, it’s no surprise that McCray matriculated into his chosen field. More...

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Debbie Perdue, chief operating officer of Highland Medical Center, left, mingles with Debbi Stephenson, chief financial officer, center, and Becky Isles, receptionist. More...

Obituaries

Elma F. Michael

STUARTS DRAFT — Elma Kathleen “Mikey” Folks Michael, 97, of Stuarts Draft, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at Augusta Health in Fishersville. Mrs. Michael was born Oct. More...

Shirley H. Gutshall

STAUNTON — Shirley H. Gutshall, 76, of 310 N. Waverley Street, Staunton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at Shenandoah House in Fishersville. She was born April 13, 1935 in Highland County, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Beulah L. More...

William ‘Bill’ Thompson

WALDORF, Md. — William “Bill” Thompson, 79, passed away Nov. 3, 2011 in Washington, D.C. He was born Feb. 27, 1932 in Hot Springs, Va. More...

Early Files

‘Boom era’ taught valuable lessons to loggers

Editor’s note: The following was gleaned from the July 7, 1988 edition of The Recorder. It was the first in a threepart series. Palmer Stacy was publisher; Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

Nov. 20, 1986

• Highland County Sheriff’s Deputy Herbert Lightner has been appointed acting sheriff by Sheriff C. Milton Ralston. More...

50 years ago

Nov. 16, 1961

• The Monterey Lions Club members and their wives celebrated the 20th anniversary of the club’s founding with a banquet Monday night at Monterey School. Toastmaster for the event was George E. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

A wreath awaits placement on the Veterans Memorial Walk of Honor as more than 400 Highland County residents turned out for a three-part Veterans Day Celebration: an assembly, parade and wreath ceremo More...

Citizens deserve access

You may have seen the advertisements running in The Recorder lately about keeping public notices in newspapers. More...


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