November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Trout hatchery marks half-century

FORKS OF THE WATER — The pellets fly. There’s a clamor in the air as the water churns with hundreds of feisty fish flapping around on the surface. It’s feeding time at Virginia Trout Company. More...

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Highland High School student Grace Blanchard, 13, has received an appointment as a Virginia House of Delegates page during the General Assembly’s 2012 session. Del. More...

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The Devil’s Backbone cuts an imposing rocky outline overlooking the Blue Grass Valley this fall. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Highland supervisor completes certification

RICHMOND—Last weekend, Highland County supervisor David Blanchard completed nearly two years of programs resulting in supervisor certification — the first county supervisor to do so. More...

Weather report

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Arthur “Hootch” Puffenbarger of Carloover, seated on right, celebrated Veterans Day and his 90th birthday with his wife, Claudia, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Breakfast with the Chamber” Wednesday, Nov. 16 to welcome new county administrator Matt Walker. More...

Company donates 33,000 seedling trees to Virginia

RICHMOND — Dulles-based Belfort Furniture has donated 33,000 tree seedlings for planting in spring 2012 around the Commonwealth of Virginia. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Charger volleyball makes history

Wins state championship for first time

RICHMOND — It was a tough spot to be in. The Bath County Chargers were going into the third game of the state Group A, Division 1 finals against the Altavista Colonels in the Stuart C. More...

Bath’s playoff run ends against Covington

Turnovers, penalties plague Charger team

COVINGTON — The Bath County Chargers’ football season came to an end Friday night as they fell to the Covington Cougars 29-9 in the second round of the Division 1, Eastern Section playoffs. More...

Pigskin report

LANDOVER, Md. — John Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys earned a hard fought 27-24 overtime win over Washington in NFL action on Sunday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Nov. 16 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker unlocked a vehicle in Hot Springs. • Nov. 16 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III and Deputy Jennifer Reynolds transported an individual to Lewis Gale Hospital. • Nov. More...

Early Files

Modern techniques aid logging industry, preserve resources

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 14, 1988 edition of the Recorder. It was the second of a three-part series. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

Nov. 27, 1986

• A dedication ceremony for the new Monterey Post Office will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at the facility. Ribbon-cutting and flag-raising ceremonies will be held and refreshments will be served. More...

50 years ago

Nov. 23, 1961

• The president of Stonewall Jackson Memorial, Inc. More...

State Champion Chargers

For Bath County High School seniors (l-r) Ashley Rice, Mary McCoy, Alexa Faraone, Amanda Shifflett, Jordan Fry, Bekkah Pauley and Chelsea Dudley, winning the state volleyball championship marks the e More...

Tennant pleads guilty to credit card fraud

WARM SPRINGS – One day last June, Michael Tennant didn’t make it to the mailbox before his brother. That proved his undoing. More...

Bath man guilty of assault, battery

Plea deal reduced charge from malicious wounding

WARM SPRINGS — Ronnie M. Liptrap Jr. was found guilty of the assault and battery of Todd Lacks Friday in Bath County Circuit Court. More...

Supervisors approve school wind turbine

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors Nov. 17 voted to grant a conditional-use permit to the public schools to construct a 71-foot wind turbine on the north side of the athletic field. More...

Consumers encouraged to join ‘Small Business Day’

NEW YORK — First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. On Nov. 27 comes Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. More...

FedEx pumps $1 million into support for shopping event

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Corp. is injecting $1 million into the small business economy of the United States with its support of Small Business Saturday this year. More...

Correction

Photo captions in The Recorder’s article on Allegheny Mountain School should have identified Sarah Collins instead of Coriena Reynolds and Eli Roberts instead of Spencer Ellsworth. More...

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Longtime member and multiple office holder Austin Shepherd of the Blue Grass Ruritan Club grills buckwheat pancakes at the club’s fund-raising feast Sunday. More...

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The Bath County Destination Imagination team, “The Nobody’s,” recently collected several boxes of canned and non-perishable food items for the Bath County Christmas Mother Program. More...

Busy Bees assemble shoeboxes

DOE HILL — On Nov. 10, the Busy Bee 4-H Club met at Doe Hill United Methodist Church to assemble shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. More...

Schools

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‘The Epic Gummy Bears,’ Highland Elementary School’s Lego League Team, will advance to state competition after earning third place overall and first place out of 24 teams in their d More...

How do you cook a turkey?

Highland Elementary School kindergarten More...

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary School MONTEREY — Principal Teresa Blum has announced the honor roll for the first nine weeks at Highland Elementary School. More...

Home & Property

Region receives grant for ‘Fields of Gold’

Money to be used for agritourism marketing; job creation

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Since the early 1700s, farming has been central to the spirit and success of Bath and Highland counties and the Shenandoah Valley. More...

‘I can smell the rain coming’

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

Although many believe they actually can smell rain coming before a storm arrives, it really isn’t the rain they detect in the balmy air. More...

Tis’ the season ... send your greetings!

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...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The outpouring of generosity in our communities never ceases to amaze us. More...

Grace, and gratitude

In typical American fashion, cynicism tends to frequently cloud our thinking and clutter our dialogues, especially in times like these when it seems there’s nothing on the horizon but more bad news. More...

Has personal responsibility taken a hike?

From Sunny Creek

One of my daughters was the first in my family to express outrage when the sickening details of the Penn State pedophilia scandal were breaking in the news and we were just finding out about the events that had been covered up by the staff at the Uni More...


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