August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Maple Valley Community Club was makin’ magic during Wednesday’s parade under blue skies. Ta-da! That’s Chanda Sponaugle as the rabbit! See more, page 15. More...

Bath comprehensive plan work continues

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission continued work on updating the county’s comprehensive plan Monday by looking at sections on housing, economy, government and finance and natural environment. More...

BCH ‘Road map’ to health being drawn

WARM SPRINGS – Bath Community Hospital and community leaders recently began work on a road map to health for the people of Bath County. More...

Fermenting fabulous food: AMS shows how  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Making sauerkraut was part of a lesson on food preservation offered by Allegheny Mountain School fellows at the Highland Farmers’ Market last Friday. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsSept. 4 — Bath County High SchoolLibrary5:30 p.m. Closed Meeting — 7p.m. Regular Meeting More...

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Market holds lamb cook-off

MONTEREY —Highland Farmers’ Market will hold its first ever lamb cook-off Friday, Sept. 7, in conjunction with Sheep and Wool Day. More...

Storytime held at Bath County Public Library

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will resume its Mother Goose Storytime on Thursday, Sept. 6, beginning at 10:30 a.m. More...

Competition announced for Christmas card design

COVINGTON — MeadWestvaco and the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center have announced the MWV Card Design Competition is under way. The winning design will receive $500. More...

Welcome to the 61st annual Highland County Fair !!

The Fire Queen float was emblematic of the crucial role played by emergency volunteers during Wednesday’s parade, which ushered in the Highland fair. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

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Danielle Carter took this beautiful photo on Tuesday, Aug. 21 on Route 640 (Meadowdale Road) in Ben Stephenson’s meadow. If you look closely, you can see it is eating a groundhog. More...

Labor Day Festival set Rockbridge Baths VFD

ROCKBRIDGE BATHS — The annual Labor Day Festival at the Rockbridge Baths Volunteer Fire Department will begin at 8 a.m. and last all day. At 8 a.m., yard and craft sales will open the festival. More...

Manor celebrates changes

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Thirty-seven years ago the entity now known as Pendleton Manor opened its doors and became an integral part of the Pendleton County community. More...

New book features centrist view by Millboro author

MILLBORO — While most Americans debate whether to support the Democrats or the Republicans in the upcoming elections, a growing number of voters are looking beyond the traditional, and some would argue, irreparably broken, two-party system to f More...

Special Sections

Sports

Football opens season with 27-21 loss

HOT SPRINGS — Despite putting forth a valiant effort, the Chargers were unable to close the deal against the Eastern Montgomery High School Mustangs last Friday in their season opener. More...

Highland volleyball falls to Stuart Hall

MONTEREY— The Rams’ hopes of starting the season off with a win were spoiled by the visitors from Stuart Hall last Thursday night. More...

Highland, Bath kick in CC season

Rams coach satisfied with start BY FREDDIE GOFF• STAFF WRITER MONTEREY — The Highland Rams hosted the first Pioneer District cross country meet Aug. 23 at the Meys’ course — believed by most to be the toughest in the state. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 19 — Deputies Michael Colaw, Thomas McRoberts, and Richard Chestnut responded to a dispute on Coles Mountain Road. • Aug. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • Aug. 21 — Assisted Department of Social Services with transporting citizen to assisted living facility in Staunton. • Aug. 21 — Investigated report of domestic situation — Big Valley Road. • Aug. More...

Early Files

Truck accident dumps fuel in Jackson

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Aug. 15, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 30, 1962

• The Highland County Council for Weekday Religious Education has announced that Mrs. James Moon will again teach Bible classes in county classes. James S. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 3, 1987

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors held a news conference last Friday to rebut accusations of illegal meeting which had been made against them by Commonwealth’s Attorney Bill Parks. “Mr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Divide in division

That mountain always seems to cause problems. Eastern Bath residents often feel ignored or at a disadvantage because of the mountain that separates the Millboro area from the more centrally located areas of Warm and Hot Springs. More...

Pictorial

Whooo, hooo! Everyone loves the Highland County Fair! Hard work, though, for this community. Volunteers do it all — set up the grounds; run the booths; organize the events; and more. More...

What’s that new cut on the menu?  Free Access 

Butcher’s Block

There has been a lot of media attention lately around meat fabrication techniques that result in newer cuts. You may have seen some cuts that seem unfamiliar on restaurant menus or at the butcher counter. More...

Breaking News - 9/3/2012 8:15 PM

Murderer found?  Free Access 

HOT SPRINGS – Human remains discovered near the Lower Cascades golf course late Sunday afternoon could possibly be those of accused murderer Beacher Ferrell Hackney. More...

Bath administrator leaving post

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County administrator Matt Walker has announced he will be leaving his position here to become county administrator in Middlesex County.At a meeting later today, the Bath County Board of Supervisors is expected to announce more det More...

Lower Cascades closing, early

HOT SPRINGS – The Lower Cascades golf course will close early this year – Sept. More...

Millboro man dies in farm accident

MILLBORO – A Millboro man was killed Wednesday, Aug. 22 in an accident on his Redbud Lane farm near Cabin Draft Road in Millboro. According to Sheriff Robert Plecker, Dewey Holdaway, 79, was working on his property when the accident occurred. More...

HTC manager resigns

MONTEREY — Highland Telephone Cooperative general manager Philip G. Munchel resigned his position this week, according to the HTC board. More...

Herb garden takes root at meat plant

FORKS OF THE WATER — Dave Hardee of Franklin hammers a steel spike into the corner of the wooden frame of a raised bed filled with garden soil. “We’re blocking in the boxes so the mowers don’t push them around,” he said. More...

Horse show opens Highland County Fair

Alexis Small, 5, of Monterey, riding the pony Bailey, won first place beginner youth in the Highland County Fair Horse Show Saturday. More...

Old Dairy Heritage fest to celebrate county roots

WARM SPRINGS — Bath natives and newcomers alike don’t want to miss this year’s Old Dairy Heritage Festival coming up Oct. 5-7. More...

Relay, Linda Lay and Springfield Exit on board for Harvest Moon

HOT SPRINGS — Organizers for Bath’s Harvest Moon Festival have announced that Linda Lay and Springfield Exit will perform a free concert, 8-10 p.m. at Garth Newel Music Center’s Herter Hall on Saturday, Sept. 22. More...

Garth Newel wraps up summer music festival

HOT SPRINGS —Garth Newel Music Center’s 10-week Summer Music Festival draws to a close this weekend, featuring an all-Dvorák performance on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. and an All-Mendelssohn final concert on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 3 p.m. More...

Agri-tourism program enters second year

STAUNTON — Residents and visitors in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia will soon be able easily learn about farming and farm-related businesses in the area, thanks to an agri-tourism initiative called Fields of Gold. More...

Mail Call: Local specialists serve America

BATH and HIGHLAND — This is the second installment of “Mail Call,” a feature to list men and women from this area who are currently serving in the armed forces: More...

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Master Gardener volunteer Pat Hartman helps 4-H teens clean the Low Moor Community Garden. More...

Obituaries

BRENDA S. KEANE  Free Access 

CHESTERFIELD — Brenda S. Keane, 60, of Chesterfield, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Richmond.She was born on Feb. 17, 1952 in Bath County, the daughter of Roger Sensabaugh and the late Evelyn Kniceley Weller. More...

HENRY M. EAGLE

STAUNTON — Henry Merle Eagle, 93, husband of Grace Hiner Eagle, died Wednesday, Aug.22, 2012, at his residence. He was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Highland County, a son of the late Harrison Morton and Nellie C. Gutshall Eagle. More...

RENE RAYMOND DUFOUR

HOT SPRINGS — Rene Raymond Dufour, 77, of Hot Springs, passed into eternity from his residence at Hillandale Farm on Aug. 27, 2012. He was born Aug. More...

Home & Property

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Sunny Stables instructor Landon Vaught recently held a three-day horse camp for children and adults. More...

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Dylan Via (left) and Jonathon Wolfe attended Youth Conservation Camp July 8-14, on the campus of Virginia Tech, made possible with a scholarship from the Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District More...

Conservation Partners to host ‘Celebration of Wilderness’

BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Wilderness Committee, Wild Virginia, and the USDA Forest Service will host A Celebration of Wilderness, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Lyric Theatre, in Blacksburg; and at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. More...

Letters

Reader grateful for federal support of HMC

Editor, The Recorder, First of all, thank you to The Recorder. Over the years, I have appreciated the fact that the letters column allows such a vigorous political debate. More...

Super rich should pay their fair share in taxes

Editor, The Recorder, President Obama has proposed requiring persons who make more than $1,000,000 per year to pay a minimum tax rate of 30 percent. More...

President Obama not to blame for everything

Editor, The Recorder, More...


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