January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Bath administrator settles into new job

WARM SPRINGS — Matt Walker has been on the job as Bath County administrator full-time since October and says he and his family are enjoying living in the Highlands and are looking forward to a long stay in the area. More...

Greenbrier lays off about 100

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — As the result of a slow winter season, The Greenbrier has laid off 98 employees. President and marketing director Jeffrey T. More...

Bath board chooses vice chair

WARM SPRINGS — After being unable to decide on a vice chair at its regular January meeting, the Bath County Board of Supervisors chose one last Friday; the vote was not unanimous. More...

Enthusiasm builds for new artisans trail

WAYNESBORO— The Artisans Center of Virginia, in partnership with the Virginia’s Western Highlands Tourism Council, is beginning to develop the Artisan Trail Network program in the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Craig, and Highland. More...

Record of Highland deaths completed

MONTEREY — Searching for records of births, deaths and marriages can be a chore in Virginia, where access is not as easy as it is in other states. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Some Bath students get extra day off

WARM SPRINGS — The three-day holiday turned into a four-day weekend for about 10 Bath County students in the Deerfield area when icy road conditions prevented their bus from picking them up. More...

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The Millboro Elementary Geography Bee, which is part of the National Geographic Bee, was recently held at MES. More...

School board joins paperless trend

MONTEREY — A new school board and a new way of meeting ushered in the New Year last week in the Highland High School public library. More...

Home & Property

Bath, Highland lead in land conservation

RICHMOND – Bath and Highland ranked in the top five counties the Virginia Outdoors Foundation added to its records of permanently protected open space during 2011. More...

Local Farm Bureau members attend convention

MONTEREY — Roy Gutshall of the Highland-Bath County Farm Bureau was among 91 Virginia Farm Bureau members who attended the 93rd American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention Jan. 8-11 in Honolulu, Hawaii. More...

HMC announces 2011 ‘no cavity’ winners

Highland Medical Center’s Making Smiles Dentistry announces the winner of it’s “No Cavity Club” for 2011.
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Early Files

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This logging camp picture was submitted to The Recorder by Kent Botkin, who noted the identification on the back of the picture reads: “Logging camp top of Alleghany, 1903.” Anyone with i More...

Superintendents saying new standards will have little effect

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 18, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

January 18, 1962

• An Economic Data Summary of Highland County prepared and released by the Division of Industrial Development and Planning for the state of Virginia, has placed the 1960 population at 3,221 — 99.4 percent of the population is white and 49. More...

Another young woman battles encephalitis

MILLBORO – Despite the fact that she spent a month in various hospitals, Danielle Brinkley is one lucky young woman. Her recovery from serious illness is due in part, of course, to modern medicine. More...

Ag center prepares to open

MONTEREY — From his temporary white folding desk and stackable plastic chair on loan from the Highland Center, the head of Highland County’s newest addition to the region’s agriculture industry sees a bright future for local food pr More...

Couple convicted of credit card fraud

WARM SPRINGS – A well-dressed, attractive couple pleaded “no contest” to charges they used a fraudulently obtained credit card to enjoy a lavish stay at The Homestead in October 2010, racking up more than $3,000 in goods and service More...

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Crisp and chilly weather over the weekend, and a little bit of stuff on the mountainsides as in this scene north of Blue Grass gave way to a warmup earlier this week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Dance workshop a hit

MONTEREY — Participants in a squaredance workshop Saturday were surprised to learn that exercise can put a smile on your face. More...

Restoration coordinator joins Warm Springs office

WARM SPRINGS — Nikole Swaney has been hired as The Nature Conservancy’s new Allegheny Highlands Restoration Coordinator to be based at its Warm Springs office. More...

Engagement

Grant — Shank McDOWELL — Jeffrey and Susan Grant of McDowell announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Renae, to Aaron Brady Shank of Boonesmill. More...

Obituaries

Lawrence Channing Armstrong

NEWPORT NEWS — Lawrence Channing Armstrong, 81, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. More...

Thomas J. Crooks Jr.

VIRGINIA BEACH — Thomas Jefferson Crooks Jr. died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 in Virginia Beach. He was the son of the late Thomas J. and Christine Headley Crooks. He was born Oct. 29, 1929 in Montgomery, Ala. More...

Betty Jean Smith

STAUNTON — Betty Jean Smith, 79, of Staunton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1933 a daughter of the late George Campbell. More...

Sports

Bath girls ground Rockets

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath girls used a full-court press to disrupt Craig County Tuesday night, and the result was a 42-23 win. More...

Highland rolls past VSDB

MONTEREY—The Highland boys’ basketball team was looking to get back on track Monday night against Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind after two straight losses. Get back on track they did, posting a 40-6 win. More...

On campus ....

LOS ANGELES — Former Bath County High School football standout Tommy Shaver gets another opportunity to show his skills in his quest to get a chance to play professional football. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 4 — Captain Robert Weaver escorted a funeral procession to Carloover. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County Sheriff’s Office Jan. 10-16

• Jan. 10 — Dep. Chestnut responded to a suspicious vehicle on Mountain Valley Road in Millboro parked along the side of the road. • Jan. More...

Letters

Chamber seeking 66 volunteers for festival

Editor, The Recorder, I have a confession to make. After 13 years, I still love Maple Festival and the fair. I’m always the first in line for my funnel cake or pancakes. But, other than eat, there’s really nothing for me to do there. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

For years, the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center has had a name, a committee, and a supporting entity. Today, it also has a building, and a manager to run it. More...

Fight is on for notices

As expected, some Virginia lawmakers are out to strip you of easy access to government processes and proposed decisions. More...


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