August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Manion runs for Millboro school board

WARM SPRINGS — William K. “Bill” Manion was appointed to the Bath County School Board July 17 as an interim member from Millboro District. Now, he hopes to serve until December 2015.  More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Last Wednesday, Highland supervisors heard a request from treasurer Lois White about tax payments and penalties. White explained some residents or More...

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Highland Economic Development Authority

• Robin Sullenberger, CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, was guest speaker at last Tuesday’s meeting of the Economic Development Authority. More...

Photo

This albino groundhog lives in the Blue Grass Valley, not far from the village. It posed nicely one recent afternoon for Keith Carson, who took this shot. More...

‘Family Fun Day’ to benefit Highland humane society

MONTEREY — The Highland County Humane Society will hold a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, along with a rabies vaccine clinic.  The rabies clinic is sponsored by the K9 4-H Club and Dr. Joseph Malcolm DVM. More...

4-H’er prepares for livestock show, sale

HIGHTOWN — My name is Katelyn Hise, and I am a member of the 4-H Animal Club.  I am the daughter of Ernie and Jennifer Hise of Hightown, and I am getting my sheep ready for the 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale.  This is my second year More...

Wayside Baptist calls new pastor

FRANKLIN, W. Va. — Wayside Southern Baptist Church, on U.S. 220 south of Franklin, enthusiastically endorsed the search committee’s recommendation that Doyell “DW” Feaster be called as new pastor.  More...

Tree nurseries seek help with acorn, seed collection

RICHMOND — Virginians can help preserve native tree species by collecting acorns and seeds from 11 species and delivering them to the nearest office of the Virginia Department of Forestry.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

Charger football kicks off Friday night

HOT SPRINGS — Graduating nine seniors left a pretty big gap in the Bath County football team’s starting lineup. The team has only nine starters returning.  More...

Highland golf down to 1

MONTEREY — After the 2011 season in which the Highland golf team made it to the Region C tournament, this year is much different.  More...

Bath golf team finishes 4th

COVINGTON — The Bath County golf team faced the Pioneer District schools for the second time this season last Thursday at Covington’s Cliffview golf course. More...

Home & Property

Electric motorcycle a hit at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — That now-famous electric motorcycle from Blue Grass made yet another award-winning appearance last week.  This time, the Moto-Electra team took the vintage Norton-based bike to the worldrenowned Indianapolis Speedway, where More...

Band, strings to benefit clinic with concert Sun.

CLIFTON FORGE — The Allegheny Mountain String Project students and Southern Rail Express will present a benefit concert at the Masonic Amphitheatre in Clifton Forge on Sunday, Aug. More...

3rd Taste of Highland event celebrates summer’s bounty  Free Access 

MONTEREY — More than 115 people gathered on The Highland Center lawn Friday evening for the third annual Taste of Highland Picnic. More...

Letters

All politics can be short-sighted, too

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Resident disagrees with board about need for job

Editor, The Recorder,  I write very confused and upset with the recent action of the Bath County Board of Supervisors to approve by a 3-2 vote the job description for position of tourism coordinator that within recent weeks has been advertised.& More...

Former Highlander opposes ‘Obamacare’

Editor, The Recorder,  Since my family and I lived in Highland County in 1980-81, please let me share with you what I learned while living there a short time.  More...

Avoid Charlottesville tomorrow

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Heading to Charlottesville tomorrow, for doctor’s appointments or work? More...

Highland County pound procedures under review

MONTEREY — Stray or abandoned animals in Highland have ever increasing support, and county supervisors are closer to a plan for their care.  Last Wednesday, supervisors reviewed a draft plan to operate the county pound.  More...

Homestead receives $25K tourism grant

HOT SPRINGS — The Homestead has received one of 45 grants awarded by the Virginia Tourism Corporation as part of the VTC Marketing Leverage Grant program.  More...

Bath Relay raises $38k for fight against cancer

Scores of cancer survivors celebrated their victories at the Relay for Life. Eleven teams gathered to walk in the event throughout the day. More...

A place for tots to learn, play

WARM SPRINGS – Do you have a toddler at home? More...

Market holds ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ Day

MONTEREY —In these hard economic times, people need to take care of those less fortunate, and this area has always been a model for that caring and compassionate behavior. More...

Photo

The Subway at Duck In in downtown Hot Springs was recognized by corporate headquarters for having its highest sales record ever, the week of August 14. More...

Smith to manage cattle sales at ag center

MONTEREY – Scott Smith of Hightown has been contracted by the Highland-Bath Cattle Association to coordinate and weigh sale cattle consigned through the association. More...

Urban tree workshop scheduled

WAYNESBORO — The 17th annual Waynesboro Plant Health Care for Urban Trees Workshop will take place Sept. 21, and registration is now open. More...

Obituaries

MARY ELIZABETH AVIS

HOT SPRINGS — Mary Elizabeth Avis, 53, of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at Bath Community Hospital.  She was born June 7, 1959 in Bath County, to Arnold Gwin and the late Catherine T. Gwin. On Jan. More...

EDNA MAE BOOTH

McDOWELL — Edna Mae Booth, 75, of McDowell passed away Friday, Aug. More...

SUSAN TIMBERLAKE THOMAS

STAUNTON — Susan Timberlake Thomas died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at home.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Aug. 12 — Deputy James Rexrode and Deputy Thomas McRoberts responded to a breaking in entering on Mountain Valley Road.  • Aug. More...

Early Files

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Robert White (third from left) and Denita Beverage (third from right) were crowned King and Queen at the 1985 Highland High School Junior-Senior prom. White is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Highland may close primary school

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 28, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Long distance service killed by truck fire

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 25, 1985 edition of The Recorder.   More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

First day fun emerges from bus

Ah, the first day of school. Do you remember it? The anticipation. The excitement. The fear.  I got a frenzied and joyful look at the first day of school, up close and personal, Wednesday. More...

Passion begets action

When it comes to caring for stray or abandoned animals in Highland County, emotions have run high the last few months.  Caught in the middle are county officials, who are attempting to operate a pound according to state laws while simultaneously More...


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