December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Drug, ammo charges sent to grand jury

MONTEREY — Highland County General District Court Judge Gregory Mooney has certified felony charges against two Staunton men to a circuit court grand jury, to consider later this month. More...

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The Bolar Ruritan Club recently made a donation to the Bath County Christmas Mother Program. More...

USPS holds off, for now

MONTEREY — The U.S. Postal Service, which has entertained closing multiple postal offices in Bath and Highland counties, has announced a reprieve this week, at least until May. More...

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A light coat of snow covered the eastern side of Jack Mountain last Thursday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Trolley a great way to troll sights

WASHINGTON, DC – I am always loath to appear a “typical tourist” in any city I visit. And, if I need to get around, I am quite adept at hailing a cab. More...

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Monk Rexrode killed this 8-point buck with a 20-inch spread near his home in Blue Grass on Nov. 24, securing him first place in the buck contest sponsored by Rexrode’s Country Store. More...

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Bath County’s new sheriff and treasurer were sworn in at the December board of supervisors meeting. More...

Program helps 140 families

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Christmas Mother program distributed gifts and food baskets to 140 families on Wednesday, Dec. 14. More...

Blue Grass cantata packs church

BLUE GRASS — Highland County churches have been ringing in the season, each with its own pageant, musical program or other special event, all of which have been joyous reminders about the real meaning of Christmas. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools hope for state support

MONTEREY — Reflections on schools’ progress and reports on conferences — most importantly a Dec. 5 visit by state education leaders — topped the agenda of the Dec. 8 Highland County School Board meeting last week. More...

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Two Bath County High School carpentry students and their teacher were recognized at the December board of supervisors meeting for building five display racks for tourism information that were placed More...

Home & Property

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Last week’s heavy rain caused a huge tree to wash onto the bridge at the Hidden Valley Recreational Area. A U.S. More...

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Alvin Durham Sr. of Millboro harvested this 10-pound turnip from his garden in early December. More...

Virginia’s Western Highlands awarded tourism grant

WARM SPRINGS — The Virginia Tourism Corporation has awarded Bath County, thte lead applicant for the Virginia’s Western Highlands Travel Council, a $5,000 grant through the Virginia Tourism Corporation Fall 2011 Marketing Leverage Program More...

Letters

Contact Goodlatte to support health centers

Editor, The Recorder, So often local headlines focus on negative politics, but as a loyal reader of The Recorder, I also think it’s important to let people in the community know about one of the advocates who looks out for us in Washington. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

One of the “extra” benefits of Bath County’s incredible Christmas Mother program is how it touches so many others, those who volunteer and donate. More...

A debt of gratitude

A collective 215 years of leadership and service. That number represents how many longterm officials are departing their roles at the end of this year in Bath and Highland. More...

New board cautioned

WARM SPRINGS — “Gentlemen, you’ve got a hard job ahead of you. More...

Rest rare for logging crew

RICHWOOD, W.Va. — A double rotor-logging helicopter roars up a mountainside, hauling timber on a long steel cable. The pace is fast. The chopper drops a bundle of timber and is back with another load within two minutes. More...

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Firefighters carry a burning wood stove out of the home of Ray and Louise Botkin in McDowell Dec. 8. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Supervisors

• Sheriff-elect Robert Plecker wasauthorized by Bath supervisorsTuesday to advertise for and hiretwo deputies. More...

Correction

The Monterey Town Council article last week should have said that the town, not DEQ, identified a sewer line at the school as building run-off inflow and infiltration. More...

Millboro parade ushers in Christmas season

MILLBORO – A lively Christmas parade swept through the village of Millboro Sunday, delighting observers who cheered and hollered and scrambled for candy. 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...

BBQ judging class coming to Covington

COVINGTON — For people who love barbecue, and have always wanted to judge a barbecue contest, help is just around the corner. More...

Neely, Bedwell join tourism panel

MONTEREY — The Highland County Economic Development Authority Tourism Subcommittee has two new members — Chuck Neely and Donna Bedwell, both of Monterey. Both Neely and Bedwell have extensive marketing experience. More...

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About 50 people turned out for the Highland Homemakers Christmas Banquet Dec. 11 in the Highland Inn. Peggy Akers and Pat Niswander share a moment. More...

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Members from four generations of the Arnet and Mary Ellen Gutshall family including all six living children gathered for a meal and fellowship on Thanksgiving Day. More...

Obituaries

Russell Gray Robertson

WARM SPRINGS — Russell Gray Robertson, 67, of Warm Springs, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Robertson was born in Warm Springs on March 4, 1944, to the late Willie Robertson and Eva Hise. More...

Keith Elwood McCune

MILLBORO — Keith Elwood McCune, 58, of 33 Alley Cat Drive Millboro, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem. He was born Sept. 12, 1953 in Bath County, a son of the late Lawrence Elwood McCune and Helen Webb McCune. More...

Nealie R. ‘Bertie’ Siron

BROOKEVILLE, Md. — Nealie R. “Bertie” Siron, 75, of Brookeville, died on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Howard County General Hospital. She was born on Jan. 22, 1936, the daughter of the late Warrenton V. and Bertha O. Gaylor Jack. More...

Sports

Highland boys suffer 1st loss

MONTEREY — Highland was looking for its third straight win to open the season, but the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs had other plans. More...

Second half surge gives girls win over Alleghany

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls are 2-2 for the season following a 51-34 win over Alleghany last Thursday night. The Chargers got off to a slow start, scoring only four points in the first period to Alleghany’s 11. More...

Turnovers hurt Bath again

LOW MOOR — The Bath County girls’ basketball team added another loss to its record, falling to Alleghany 41-38 Monday night. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Dec. 7 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of a dispute. • Dec. 7 — Lieutenant Noel T. Dunnagan, and Cutlip responded to a report of a vehicle crash. More...

Early Files

Committee wants fiscally cautious school board

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 7, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was publisher, Danny Smith was editor. More...

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A familiar sight to travelers along U.S. 220 south of Monterey, this tower was part of a dye plant in the late 1920s and early 1930s. More...

25 years ago

December 18, 1986

• Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Hooke of Hightown were honored Dec. 14 with a 45th wedding anniversary celebration given by their children. The festivities were held in the Blue Grass Ruritan Building. The couple was married Dec. More...


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