October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Benefit planned to raise money for five-year-old  Free Access 

McDOWELL — Patsy Varner took her granddaughter for a standard physical at Highland Medical Center a few weeks ago; she didn’t expect any problems. Ella Anne Varner, 5, needed a couple more vaccinations to start kindergarten this fall. More...

Improvements to county swimming pools approved

WARM SPRINGS — The future of the county’s two public swimming pools was further debated Tuesday by the Bath County Board of Supervisors. More...

Hands & Harvest Fest benefits Highlanders

Members of Boy Scout Troop 840 (1) of Richmond made apple cider at the Old Fashion Lawn Party held at Tim and Theresa Duff’s Fair Lawn Farm. More...

Corrections

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In search of felt-making roots: A journey to Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR — The sheep and goats stirred from their slumber in the middle of a snow-covered pasture. The sky to the east turned deep blue as the starspeckled night faded into sunrise. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, outgoing countyadministrator Matt Walker attendedhis final board of supervisors’meeting. Supervisor Kevin Fry said More...

Bath Christmas Mother program under way

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Christmas Mother program is underway for the 2012 season. “We have mailed applications to eligible families and individuals,” said Kim Brown, the 2012 Christmas Mother. More...

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Deputy David Neil stands beside a newly delivered 2012 Ford Explorer Pursuit Rated model, the latest addition to the Highland Sheriff’s department fleet. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Tuesday, the Highland school board heardabout a proposal to place a communitygarden on land to the south of theMontvallee Motel. High school principal More...

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The members of the 2012 Bath County High School Homecoming court are (l-r) front row: Aly Durrett, eighth grade, Kenzie Kincaid, ninth grade, Emily Black, 10th grade and Sensi Whitfield, 11th grade; More...

Sports

Chargers falls in district opener

COVINGTON — The Covington Cougars were thought by many to be the favorite in the Pioneer District this year, and they showed that could well be true last Friday with a 34-7 win over Bath County. More...

Season ends for Bath putters

WYTHEVILLE — The Bath County golf season ended last Wednesday at the Region C tournament. The Chargers sent two golfers to the tournament, Clay Robertson and Josh Chestnut. Robertson shot a 110 and Chestnut shot a 113. More...

HHS golfer misses states

DRAPER— With hopes of making the state tournament in his senior season, Highland golfer Tyler Botkin fell short at the Region C tournament held last Wednesday at Draper Valley Golf Club. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • Sept. 30 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to a report of dogs barking and possible suspicious activity in Warm Springs. • Sept. More...

Letters

Breaking News - 10/11/2012 9:38 AM

Highland property assessment too much?  Free Access 

Editor, The Recorder,Time to help yourself and others. Are you disappointed with the value placed on your property by the last tax assessment? More...

Don’t tell Bath, Highland residents how to vote

Editor, The Recorder, Here we are with another election, and once again, people from far-off and exotic places are telling the people of Bath and Highland how to vote. More...

‘Second Wind’ getting off the ground for VPAS

Editor, The Recorder, Whenever we try something new, we make our best-laid plans, cross our fingers, maybe say a prayer, and hope for the best. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Health care problem far from fixed

Few people pretend to understand health care in this country — with good reason. There are too many players involved and too much money at stake. More...

Pictorial

Martha Minetree, left, of Millboro found Cassandra Farrell, right, the senior reference archivist at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, “extremely helpful” and full of tips to assist wi More...

Bath family home at last

WARM SPRINGS – There’s a nice wooden porch swing that greets visitors to the home of Dale and Helen “Tiddle” Propst. Engraved on it are these words: Home Sweet Home. More...

Water cut back on — for now

MONTEREY — McDowell water users have not had their water cut off at night in more than a week, and in an emergency meeting last Friday, officials agreed to keep water on at night as long as the tank levels hold. More...

HMC seeks top-of-the line heliport

MONTEREY — A new development in Highland Medical Center’s planned expansion came to light last week. More...

Officials move forward on deer herd measures

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County’s deer herd is still a hot topic. Tuesday, the board of supervisors heard an update on the issue, and discussed a resolution to improve the herd. More...

Lots learned at Old Dairy Heritage Fest

Dr. More...

Council sends proposed new charter to Richmond

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, Monterey Town Council authorized sending a revised town charter to the General Assembly for approval, following a half-hour public hearing in which residents voiced concerns over the charter’s content. More...

Study reveals Bath could save money on waste disposal

WARM SPRINGS — There is the potential for Bath County to save a significant amount of money on waste collection over the next several years, the board of supervisors learned Tuesday. More...

New doctor brings experience to Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Dr. Michael Bost has been practicing for 36 years, and is board certified in family practice and emergency medicine. He is now using his expertise in both those areas at Bath Community Hospital. More...

NSDAR holds meeting

STAUNON — The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter, NSDAR, recently met at the Staunton Public Library. Following the rituals, lunch was served by hostesses Allie Maxwell, Carolyn Smith and Connie Metheny. More...

Obituaries

NELLIE MARGARET SLAVIN PAYNE

FRANKLIN, W. Va. — Nellie Margaret Slavin Payne, 88, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at Pendleton Manor in Franklin, where she had been a resident for the past two and one-half years. More...

DENNIS CLYDE SIMMONS

SUGAR GROVE, W.Va. — Dennis Clyde Simmons, 49 of Sugar Grove, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at his residence. He was born at Harrisonburg, Va., on Aug. More...

JOHN MERRIMAN LOHR

MONTEREY — John Merriman Lohr, 67, of Monterey, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at his home. He was born May 15, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, a son of the late Ralph Revere and Nancy Jane Light Lohr. More...

Home & Property

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These three sisters (l-r) Ashley, 7; Jenna, 4; and Allison, 7, daughters of Erica and Willie Ruleman of Swope enjoyed the annual book sale held at The Highland County Public Library on Saturday. More...

Marshall — Siron

McDOWELL — Casey Caryl Marshall and Justin Douglas Siron were united in marriage on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Siron Farms in McDowell. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Beth Pyles. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Early Files

Showtime extra finds film a bonus

Part 2 of 2-part series (Part 1 of this report was published last week, in the Oct. 4 edition of The Recorder) Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 12, 1993 edition of The Recorder. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 11, 1962

• Edmund Foster Dyer, 66, of Franklin, W.Va., was found dead Friday at about 1 p.m. by a searching party organized by Sheriff R.L. Gallatin. The scene was the Foster Colaw farm just south of Hightown on Route 640. Sheriff Gallatin said that Mr. More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 15, 1987

• Bath County High Homecoming Queen Linda Law was crowned by Principal Colby Trammell during halftime ceremonies at Charger Field last Friday night. Miss Law was escorted by Brett Perkuchin. More...


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