December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Restart unlikely to faze power costs

MONTEREY — Dominion Power’s recent restart of the North Anna Nuclear Power Station has prompted another look at announced increases in electricity bills. More...

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Clearing skies and a colorful sunset followed rain showers last week in Highland County. By Wednesday, a day of hard rain left waters rising, and the drops turned to heavy snowflakes by dark. More...

Tis’ the season …

It’s that season of the year — a time to touch base with loved ones who are away from home. More...

Library Notes

Tomi Herold • Highland County Public Library

• The holiday season is a time for giving and in that spirit, Highland County Public Library is giving you two new ways to enjoy e-books. First, we’re pleased to announce we’ve joined the Blue Ridge Download Consortium. More...

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From left, Melissa Moyers and little Daisy, 1, Sue Puffenbarger and Polly Newlon chat with Bruce Folks of Bruce’s Syrup and Candies at the Wintertide Holiday Treasures Market and Open House at More...

Longtime Highland leaders get kudos

MONTEREY — Recognition was bestowed during the board of supervisors meeting Tuesday on three Highland County elected officials in observance of their pending exits from office after many years of service. More...

CodeRED test call now scheduled in Bath County

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County will be testing the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Monday, Dec. 12. All numbers in the database will be called. More...

Pesticide license workshop set

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a private pesticide license recertification workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Highland Modular Conference Room. More...

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A reunion was held for the Monterey High School class of 1956 on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Highland Inn in Monterey. Socializing began at 11:30 a.m. More...

DSLCC honors donors; scholarship recipients

CLIFTON FORGE — The DSLCC Educational Foundation recently honored scholarship donors and recipients at a reception on the College’s Clifton Forge campus. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Education officials return to Highland schools for discussions

Monday, state education officials returned to Highland County to brainstorm about ways that Virginia’s smallest school division can remain viable. More...

Program of studies, capital improvements debated

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board discussed the capital improvement plan and the Bath County High School program of studies Tuesday, but took no action on either. More...

Student recital kicks off holidays

MONTEREY — A joyous noise filled Monterey Presbyterian Church last Sunday as a standing-room-only crowd was treated to a Wintertide recital given by strings and piano students. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY Friday, Dec. 9¦ The Senior Transportation Van, open to Bath Seniors age 60 andolder will be going to Covington Christmas shopping For moreinformation, call Bath Senior Center at 540-839-5604. More...

Home & Property

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Weather report

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Late afternoon light casts shadows across the Mill Gap area last weekend as winter approached. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Letters

Keep the news focused on positive, reader says

Editor, The Recorder, After reading the two court articles of the Nov. 24 Recorder, I feel compelled to tell you, you are not only degrading your newspaper, but are also hurting the families of the persons in court. More...

Local couple helps make a ‘native’ difference

Editor, The Recorder, There were several good articles in the paper’s summer supplement (The Recorder Summer Guide, June 2011) discussing the enormous importance of America’s insect pollinators and the threats they face. More...

Resident says Bath men generous to neighbors

Editor, The Recorder, In the recent article concerning Michael Tennant, I wouldn’t be so quick to pass judgment on someone who has given and contributed to as many functions and individuals in the county and other counties as well. More...

Car stolen, crashed

MONTEREY — A driver remained missing as of Tuesday in connection with a Dec. 2 pre-dawn vehicle theft in West Virginia and crash on Lantz Mountain in western Highland County. According to investigating State Trooper J.T. More...

Beware of scammers

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to beware of scams, particularly during the holidays when they generally become more prevalent. “We will start to see more and more scams,” Lt. N.T. More...

Town water proposal to be revised

MONTEREY — A revised town water supply plan will be a central topic of discussion for the town council at its next meeting Jan. 5. More...

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte and his wife, Maryellen, presented a $1,000 donation to the Bath County Christmas Mother program Monday. More...

Chamber prepared to support local shopping

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a “Share the Season: Shop Locally” campaign Saturday, Dec. More...

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Carl Simmons, 82, of Blue Grass, has been a woodworker of some kind all his life. More...

On the agenda

AgendaBath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, Dec. 13 — 7 p.m.Bath County District Court Room 115Bath County Courthouse, Warm Springs More...

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Gaye Herold of Monterey gets a handshake from Norma Reynolds, who, along with her husband, Bucky, hosted a community holiday party this weekend in their home near Mill Gap. More...

Agency holds meetings on new Outdoors Plan

RICHMOND — Planners with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will hold two meetings Dec. 13 in Staunton to gather regional public input for the 2013 Virginia Outdoors Plan. The meetings will be at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. More...

Relay for Life committee places Tree of Hope

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Relay for Life Committee has placed the Tree of Hope next to the Hot Springs Post Office during this Christmas Season. More...

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The crowd that attended the Mountain Valley Players’ recent production of “Where There’s A Will, There’s A Relative” couldn’t help but laugh, (left) especially whe More...

Emory UMC celebrates

NATURAL WELL — The Emory United Methodist Women and Men recently celebrated at a joint picnic, their successful season of ministry, and a UMW District Five Star Award. More...

Obituaries

James Otha Pitsenbarger

STAUNTON — James Otha Pitsenbarger, 77, of Staunton, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Jan. More...

Sports

Highland boys get win in season opener

MONTEREY — The Highland boys’ basketball team won its season opener last Wednesday night after a slow start. The Rams finished strong to down the Stuart Hall Dragons, 52-32. Joey Whitelaw led Highland with a game-high 20 points. More...

Charger boys gear up for ‘exciting year’

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team is split right down the middle. Of the 10 players on the team, five are seniors and five are sophomores. It makes for an interesting dynamic. More...

Bath has big shoes to fill

HOT SPRINGS — After a 20-8 season last year, during which they were 8-2 in the Pioneer District and made it to the state semi-finals for the first time in Charger basketball history, the team members graduated five seniors, leaving some big sho More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Nov. 27 — Deputy Cody Smith unlocked a vehicle in Millboro. • Nov. 27 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III responded to a report of a dog running at large. • Nov. 27 — Bryan and Deputy Robert W. More...

Early Files

Highlander chosen Outstanding Supervisor in SYEP program

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Sept. 22, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. RICHMOND — Mrs. More...

Old store building fire victim; arson suspected

MONTEREY — Sally’s Place, a vacant country store approximately eight miles south of Monterey on U.S. 220, was destroyed last Wednesday afternoon by an arsonist. More...

25 years ago

December 11, 1986

• Operators of a phony exterminating business that defrauded senior citizens have been sentenced to prison in Staunton Circuit Court, but that’s just the beginning of a round of trials that may be taking place in Highland, Bath, Alleghany, More...

Opinions & Commentary

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Tiffany White of the Highland County Chamber of Commerce decorates the tree on the courthouse lawn in preparation for Saturday night’s tree lighting ceremony. Beginning Jan. More...

Even snails move faster

Everyone loves to gripe about the U.S. Postal Service. Nearly every person and business depends on it, and as a huge bureaucracy, it’s an easy target. More...


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