December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Carson to head Cowpasture River group

MILLBORO — The Cowpasture River Preservation Association has a new executive director as of Oct. 17. Keith Carson of Blue Grass replaced Polly Newlon, who served in that capacity since September 2008. More...

MGW upgrades Internet service

WILLIAMSVILLE — MGW Communications has announced major changes including Internet service upgrades to begin in December. MGW serves 1,300 customers in Bath and eastern Highland counties as well as customers in Augusta and Rockbridge. More...

Trail to tie Bath, Highland

MONTEREY — The Artisans Center of Virginia is establishing a statewide network of artisans trails that will include Bath and Highland counties. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland Economic Development Authority

• The Highland County Economic Development Authority is in the process of forming a subcommittee to concentrate on agriculture and forestry. More...

Correction

In the Nov. 24 edition of The Recorder in the article “Bath man guilty of assault, battery,” it was reported that Bath commonwealth’s attorney Chris Singleton did not prosecute a case because he is school board attorney. More...

Find a tree

WEST AUGUSTA — The Boys’ Home Christmas Tree Farm season began Friday, Nov. 25 and extends to Sunday, Dec. 18. The tree farm, in West Augusta, is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Carol Fenn receives ward as Distinguished Alumnus

BRIDGEWATER — Dr. Carol S. Fenn has been named a recipient of Bridgewater College’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She is a native of the Shenandoah Valley and has spent her career in teaching and education leadership. More...

Reunion

Simmons family

HARRISONBURG — The families of the late Arthur and Lydia Ellen Jones Simmons and the late Albert and Mary Susan McAllister Gum, met on Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Wood Grill in Harrisonburg for their annual dinner. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Pfc. William Thomas Vinson

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Private First Class William Thomas Vinson graduated on Nov. 4 from the United States Marne Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, in Platoon 2090, H Company. Pfc. Vinson is the son of Linda Vinson of Warm Springs, Va. More...

Laura Schneider

BLACKSBURG — Laura Schneider, a junior from Hot Springs, majoring in music in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has gained membership to the Marching Virginians at Virginia Tech. More...

Photo

Highland Elementary School Good Citizens for the month of November were (l-r) front row: Kirsten Wood, first grade; Araceli Prieto, kindergarten; Cayden Roberson, second grade; back row: Mary Winters More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County Nov. 21-26 • Nov. 21 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to a report of a disagreement in Hot Springs. • Nov. 21 — Smith responded to a report of spotlighting on private property in Hot Springs. • Nov. More...

Early Files

Loggers recall horses, trains, corkshoes

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 21, 1988 edition of The Recorder. It was the last in a three-part series. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER 4, 1986

• Several Bath County residents will be “arrested” this Saturday and turned over to the custody of the American Heart Association at the Bath County Jail. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 30, 1961

• It appears that there is a growing trend, particularly in areas such as Highland, to look toward community bomb and fallout shelters rather than individual or family-type contrivances. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

If it really is true that too many cooks spoil the broth, then the Community Thanksgiving Feast in Hot Springs is the exception. More...

Doors opening

Think you’re not positively affected by the tourism industry? Think again. More...

Youth creates, expands Christmas forest

MITCHELLTOWN – Half a million sparkling lights. If that doesn’t intrigue you this holiday season, there’s a good chance you’re a humbug. More...

Garth Newel names new director

WARM SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center announced Tuesday that Christopher Williams has been named executive director of the Garth Newel Music Center and will begin work on Jan. 1. More...

County closer to regulating lighting

WARM SPRINGS — An ordinance that would regulate outdoor lighting for businesses and industries is now in the hands of the Bath County Board of Supervisors. More...

Photo

A welcome reception was held at the Mountain View Room on Nov. 17 for Kathryn Coit, the new regional director for Highland and Bath counties for Valley Program For Aging Services. More...

Market open for Wintertide

MONTEREY — The local holiday shopping season kicks off with The Highland Center’s Wintertide Holiday Treasures Market and Open House. The Market will be open Friday, Dec. 2, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Birth

Robert Hunter Lee Church

HOT SPRINGS — Lee and Sarah Church of Hot Springs announce the birth of a son, Robert Hunter Lee Church, on Aug. 22, at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem. He weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Ruritans celebrate 60th

McDOWELL — The Stonewall Ruritan Club celebrated its 60th anniversary on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Stonewall Ruritan Club building in McDowell. More...

Birth

Natalie Grey Jones

MILLBORO — John and Teresa Jones of Millboro announce the birth of their first child, Natalie Grey Jones. She was born June 2, 2011, at Augusta Medical Center. She weighed seven pounds, four ounces, and was 22 inches long. More...

Photo

Todd Lacks, left, has refurbished the Bath County Christmas Mother Shop sign again this year as he has for the past several years. More...

Obituaries

Eleanor Damgard Firth

SEA RANCH LAKES, Fla. — Eleanor “Ellie” Damgard Firth, 92, passed away peacefully at her home of 46 years in Sea Ranch Lakes on Nov. 21, 2011. She was born on Oct. 18, 1919 in Ottawa, Ill., where she spent her youth. More...

Sports

Highland Rams look for more wins

MONTEREY — With only one returning player from last year’s team and a new head coach, Highland will rely on young players this basketball season. More...

Girls ready to win

MONTEREY — The Highland girls’ basketball team is seeking improvement on last year, a season which saw the Rams finish with a 3-15 record. More...

On campus

The fall sports season is winding down for the former Bath County High School athletes playing college sports this year. More...

Home & Property

Photos

Bath County Christmas Mother Angie Keyser was recently assisted by area youth in setting up the 2012 Christmas Mother Shop at St. Luke’s Church. More...

Festive feast serves Bath community

About 150 people enjoyed turkey, ham, dressing, gravy and “all the fixings” at the annual feast. DJ Willie Smith provided seasonal music. (Recorder photo by Margo Oxendine) More...

Photos

The Bath County Christmas Mother Shop is now open. Hours are 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. through Dec. 9. More...

Letters

Community collects 372 shoeboxes to give away

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to personally thank the local churches and community for their support for Operation Christmas Child this year. The McDowell Relay Center collected 372 shoeboxes. That was up from 261 last year. More...

Resident grateful for HMC Lovelights program

Editor, The Recorder, What a wonderful place to live — here in Highland County! We are so blessed to have a kind and thoughtful community! More...

Sheriff Gumm’s sacrifice remembered, honored

Editor, The Recorder, I would like for everyone to take a moment to remember the supreme sacrifice that Sheriff Charlie Gumm made the night of Dec. 7, 1929 near Bath Alum. More...


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