December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Churches band together

Small in congregation; big in support, giving

MONTEREY — As Christmas approaches, Highlanders are replete with options for honoring Jesus’ birth at a variety of Christian churches dotting the county’s rural landscape. More...

Bath County man found guilty

WARM SPRINGS – It took a jury just 12 minutes to return a verdict in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. Nolan Chad Craven, 45, was found guilty of grand larceny. More...

Highland youth earning Gold Award

MONTEREY — Highland High School graduate Tracy Chapman had a major goal on her list more than a year ago — one she was forced to postpone when her senior year was spent mostly in rehabilitation instead of academia. More...

Job like ‘walking into home’ for BCHS principal

HOT SPRINGS — Sometimes, you can go home again. New Bath County High School principal Sarah Rowe is living proof, returning to lead the school she graduated from in 1993. More...

Revival for square dance

MONTEREY – Many residents from Highland and Bath counties and beyond remember the days when Saturday night meant hopping in the pick-up truck and driving to the nearest square dance to swing a pretty girl — or in the girl’s case, be More...

Highlanders bring hope to Haiti

BLUE GRASS — Churches in Bath and Highland counties are lending a hand to help uplift the Haitian people. More...

DSLCC partners with BCH

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs are offering college courses in Bath County as a service for area residents. More...

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Barry Grizzard, left, is sales manager for Little Oil Co., which delivers fuel for the tanks at Gutshall’s Exxon in Monterey. More...

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The Bath Senior Center enjoyed a Christmas luncheon at John’s Steakhouse on Dec. 14. Twenty-seven seniors and six guests sang carols, were sang to, and got many gifts from the community. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Becky Vaus recently visited Highland County Public Schools’ sixth-grade and high school art classes to teach them about stamp art and the special technique of embossing that involves putting a More...

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is ....

Highland Elementary School Caroline Botkin’sfirst graders More...

HES rocks crowd of family, friends

Preschoolers perform during the Highland Elementary School’s winter concert Dec. 16. More...

Sports

Chargers pull ahead in fourth quarter

HOT SPRINGS — A strong fourth quarter pushed the Bath girls past Buffalo Gap last Wednesday. The Chargers won 44-34 to improve to 3-4 on the season. More...

Chargers place 3rd in tourney

NARROWS — The Charger boys’ basketball team finished third in the Narrows Holiday Classic tournament last weekend. In last Friday’s opening round, Bath fell 81-69 to Giles. More...

Bath has tough stretch

MARLINTON, W. Va. — The Bath County boys’ basketball team dropped a 68- 48 decision to Pocahontas Monday night. More...

Home & Property

WCHG has new station coordinator

HOT SPRINGS — Richard Hise, a longtime volunteer at local radio station WCHG, is now the station’s new coordinator. More...

Highland-Bath Farm Bureau participates in convention

NORFOLK — Roy Gutshall, and Scott and Michelle Smith of the Highland-Bath County Farm Bureau were among 287 voting delegates who helped formulate legislative policies during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation annual convention Nov. 29-Dec. More...

Busy Bee 4-H Club meets

DOE HILL — The Busy Bee 4-H Club met at the Doe Hill United Methodist Church Dec. 8. President Robert Moyers called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by JR Chaney, and the 4-H Pledge was led by James Musick. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Merry Christmas from The Recorder!

A timeless essay still rings true, from the editorial page of The New York Sun, written by Francis P. More...

Remembering a good friend, a great person and caring school board member

Say What?

I knew at some point I was going to have to write this, or something like it. I wish that time hadn’t come so soon. More...

Tis’ the season … it’s not too late to send cards

It’s that season of the year — a time to touch base with loved ones who are away from home. On the list … Reid C. Wagner King’s Daughters Community Health and Rehab 1410 North Augusta Street Room 313B Staunton, Va. More...

Manhunt under way in Highland; residents warned  Free Access 

Highland County residents within a 15-mile radius of Hightown were warned to secure vehicles, lock doors, stay inside and report any suspicious activity to the sheriff’s office (468-2210) during a manhunt for an escaped suspect from Iowa. More...

Making merry

The girls’ volleyball team from Bath County won the state championship in 2011. They won first prize for best plain float in the Hot Springs Christmas Parade. See story and photos on page 7. More...

Bath project wins contest

HOT SPRINGS – We have a winner, and we should all be proud. Jordan Ford’s “Christmas Forest” has been voted No. 11 in WDBJ7’s “Light Up Your Hometown” contest. More...

Highland jury indicts several

MONTEREY — A Highland County Grand Jury Dec. 20 returned 11 indictments, including one felony count of cocaine possession and one felony count of transporting ammunition against Brandon Mathew Anderson. Both men are set for trial April 6. More...

Route 84 rezoning in hands of planners

MONTEREY — Highland County Planning Commissioner Sue Cornelius once questioned whether a West Virginia man’s proposal to expand his refuse collection, septic pumping and construction businesses to a site near Mill Gap would fit the requir More...

‘Hit parade’ hits big in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS – “Wonderful.” That’s the word many are using to describe the Hot Springs Christmas Parade last Saturday afternoon. The weather was chilly, but the sun shone. Crowds lined the streets from Park Lane down to U.S. More...

Moth of mystery ...

Wonders of the Woods ...

The Clymene Moth is found here in the Allegheny Highlands only during a brief period in late June. More...

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Employees Homestead Preserve made a delivery gifts ofto the Bath County Christmas Mother program. More...

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Dicie Griffin of Hot Springs blows out the candles on her cake at her recent 80th birthday party. More...

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The air was crisp and cold but the bright sunshine made a beautiful day in Gainesville. The Edward Mullenax family held their Christmas party at Gainesville United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. More...

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Bath County Commissioner of Revenue Leta Norfleet was sworn in by Circuit Court Clerk Wayne Winebriner on Monday, Dec. 19, along with Deputy Commissioners Ella Rexrode and Angel Grimm. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Maloy Wade

McDOWELL ­— Ruth Maloy Wade, 106, departed this life Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at Sunnyside Retirement Home, where she had resided since 1992. Born Dec. 17, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Emmet J. and Georgia Vance Maloy. More...

Joyce Kearns Hevener

BURNSVILLE — Joyce Kearns Hevener, 72, of 9422 Dry Run Road, Burnsville, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at the Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born March 6, 1939 in Centreville, the daughter of the late George F. More...

Nathan ‘Gay’ Selmon

HIGHTOWN — Nathan “Gay” Selmon, 68, of Hightown, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1943 in Mustoe, a son of the late Nathan and Leatha Harris Selmon. More...

Religion

God became one of us

Friends, Last Friday I was sitting in Monterey Presbyterian Church listening to a wonderful Christmas presentation. The church was filled with many residents of Highland County. More...

‘Light, life to all He brings’

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.” John 1:14 More...

‘God with us’ always

Emmanuel — is Hebrew for God with us. In English we make it sound nicer by saying God is with us — but in the plain Hebrew it is just God with us. I have to say I like the plain Hebrew. Why you might ask? More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY Friday-Monday, Dec. 23- Jan. 2¦ Bath County Public School and the School AdministrationBuilding will be closed for winter break. All will reopen Jan. 3 More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Dec. 14 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III assisted a citizen with an accident involving a deer in Millboro. • Dec. 14 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of debris in the road in Warm Springs. • Dec. More...

Early Files

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Caroline Botkin of Monterey submitted this early to mid-1940s picture, which was taken in front of the cellar at the Ervine place on Cowpasture River Road North, in Highland County. More...

First woman member joins Bath Lions Club

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the September 3, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacey was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

January 1, 1987

• A tractor-trailer loaded with cowhides overturned on Monterey Mountain near Hightown early Monday evening, Dec. 29, blocking one lane of U.S. 250 for approximately three hours. More...


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