October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 10/31/2012 10:42 AM

Update from SVEC: No new information  Free Access 

SVEC WORKS TO RESTORE ELECTRIC SERVICE 10:30 A.M. UPDATEMT. More...

Breaking News - 10/29/2012 7:33 PM

FEMA: General annoucement about storm  Free Access 

FEMA and Federal Partners Continue to Mobilize Resources and Urge Residents to Make Final Preparations More...

Breaking News - 10/29/2012 6:19 PM

High's tries to stay open in storm  Free Access 

Ginger at High’s Restaurant reports that she will do her “level best” to keep High’s open during the storm for all who need a fine, hot meal this week in Monterey.Normal working hours are 7 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 10/28/2012 11:07 AM

Young woman killed in Bath crash  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — A Warm Springs woman was killed in a Saturday morning crash on U.S. 220. More...

Final ‘meat caper’ case heard

WARM SPRINGS – The last man charged in what some call the “drunken meat caper” faced trial last Thursday in Bath County Circuit Court. James Persinger, 25, was charged with felony damage to property and misdemeanor petit larceny. More...

Grant sought to remedy water issues

McDOWELL — Highland supervisors will pursue a $50,000 grant to help fix the contaminated McDowell water system. More...

Planners recommend rezoning approval

Planning district commission offers comp plan assistance

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission recommended approval Monday of rezoning the property at 5155 Sam Snead Highway in Healing Springs from R-3 (medium density residential) to B-2 (general business). More...

Schmookler stumps in Highland

MONTEREY — Democratic Congressional candidate Andrew “Andy” B. Schmookler made campaign rounds Monday afternoon in Monterey after meeting Highland party chair Caroline Smith on the steps of the library. More...

Photos

Proud grandmother Linette Armstrong (above) holds little Jace Armstrong, five months, son of Josh and Angela Armstrong of Head Waters. More...

Health, wellness Fair is Tuesday

HOT SPRINGS — The Homestead and Bath Community Hospital are sponsoring the eighth annual Community Health & Wellness Fair Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at The Homestead. The event is open to the public. More...

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Lyle Curtis Hull and Georgianne Swadley Maloy Hull celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 14 during an open house reception given by their daughters at Loch Willow Presbyterian Church in Chur More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers get 1st district win

NEW CASTLE — The Bath County football team has been searching for a win for several weeks now, and last Friday they got it, handily, defeating the Craig County Rockets 38-14 for a first Pioneer District win of the season. More...

Rams take 2nd in meet

NEW CASTLE — Highland took second place in a cross country meet involving Pioneer District schools at Craig County last Wednesday. James River took the top spot in the boys’ race. Covington was third and Craig was fourth. More...

Football playoff update

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County is in the hunt for one of the final playoff spots in the Group A, Division 1 Eastern Section with two regular season games remaining. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Oct. 14 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts responded to a residence on Deerfield Road for a dispute. • Oct. 14 — Deputy James Rexrode conducted a traffic stop on Tower Hill Road. • Oct. More...

Early Files

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This photograph of Jennie Rexrode was taken in 1913. She sent it to Oliver Gum of Hightown. Rexrode worked at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton and she had family in Monterey. More...

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This 1992 Summer Guide cover earned Anne Witschey and The Recorder a first place from the Virginia Press Association. (Recorder file photo) More...

King’s Daughters’, Waynesboro hospital boards approve merger

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 14, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

Breaking News - 10/31/2012 2:36 PM

2:30 p.m. - Highland still powerless  Free Access 

MONTEREY – As of 2:30 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 10/31/2012 10:54 AM

Highland declares emergency  Free Access 

MONTEREY- Highland County officials declared a state of emergency at noon Tuesday (yesterday) in response an extended power outage with no end in sight. Superstorm Sandy’s high winds knocked out power to an estimated 90 percent of the county. More...

Breaking News - 10/29/2012 9:45 PM

SVEC reports more power outages  Free Access 

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s strong winds have caused outages in Frederick County of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. More...

Breaking News - 10/29/2012 6:22 PM

Schools closed  Free Access 

Bath, Highland and Alleghany schools have all announced they will be closed on Tuesday. More...

Breaking News - 10/29/2012 4:38 PM

Storm coverage to be posted  Free Access 

The Recorder will continually post any updates received from power companies, law enforcement officials, or other sources as Hurricane Sandy passes through the Northeast this evening. More...

Bath board approves deer season suggestions

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Tuesday supporting deer herd management in the county and containing several suggestions for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. More...

Camp co-director charged with taking money in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The co-director of a Bath County girls’ camp has been charged with grand larceny, a felony, in the theft of money from the camp. More...

Correction

Mail Call from last week’s Recorder inadvertently left out Capt. Glen Taylor’s father’s name. Taylor is the son of David Taylor and Sarah Irwin of Millboro. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

n Last Wednesday, Supervisors votedto award a contract to develop a newsolid waste collection site in McDowell.The winning low bid was that of Donald More...

National debt is too high, Congressman says

HOT SPRINGS — Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte visited Bath County Tuesday, and delivered a familiar message — government spending is too high and the federal budget should be balanced. More...

Photos

Right: Alexis Riggle, a first grader in Caroline Botkin’s Highland Elementary class, hoists a whopper during a visit to the Duff pumpkin patch last week. More...

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Aleigha Ryder, 8 and her brother Lyunden, 10, had a superb time at the annual Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by Bath Parks and Recreation, last Saturday. More...

Bath CM program off to good start

HOT SPRINGS — “The Bath County Christmas Mother Program is off to a great start this year!” said Christmas Mother Kim Brown. More...

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Wayne and Genie Leary of Lyndhurst celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 6, given in honor by their daughter, Mary Beth Stech, and their son, Eddie Leary. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 10/29/2012 10:39 AM

ELIZABETH 'LIZ' ANN WILFONG  Free Access 

BOLAR — Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Wilfong, 44, of Bolar passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as the result of an automobile accident. She was born June 15, 1968 in Staunton, a daughter of Paul A. and Frances Ratcliff Terry of Bolar.  More...

Breaking News - 10/31/2012 12:44 PM

JAY B. HULL  Free Access 

HIGHTOWN — James Bernard Hull, also known as Jay, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at his home in Hightown, after a three-year battle with cancer, at the age of 61. He was born Oct. 6, 1951 in Highland County, the son of the late James L. More...

BONNIE H. EYE

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Mrs. Bonnie H. Eye, 87, of Franklin, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Pendleton Manor in Franklin. She was born March 19, 1925 at Cave, and was the daughter of the late George Washington Halterman and Clara Simmons Halterman. More...

Home & Property

Truck, tractor pull Saturday at Millboro carnival grounds

MILLBORO — The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association is playing host to the first annual Truck and Tractor Pull at Millboro Carnival Grounds from noon until competition ends on Saturday. More...

Jackson River access closure continues

COVINGTON — Work continues on Petticoat Junction and Indian Draft River Access Points. Petticoat Junction will remain closed through about Nov. 2 for construction of a new ramp. More...

Highland’s Republicans elect officers

MONTEREY — Highland’s Republican Committee held a meeting last Thursday to discuss changes in Washington, and keeping a base of conservatives in Richmond. More...

Letters

Living in Highland County is the best

Editor, The Recorder, Living in Highland is akin to being in Heaven … without the bother and expense of dying! Wes Maupin,McDowell, Va. More...

Officials should show concern for all citizens

Editor, The Recorder, I was very saddened when I read the article in last week’s recorder, “County sues couple.” After all, this couple has done for the county; how can this county even begin to think about suing them? More...

Opinions & Commentary

Where do we tap the line?

You have to hand it to McDowell. The 70-plus users of the village’s water system — families, individuals, and businesses — have suffered a serious issue in recent months: No water. Cloudy water. Muddy water. Contaminated water. More...

Pictorial

MeadWestvaco yard manager Trent Burkholder chats with Dan Woodall of Kingsport, Tenn., during Oct. 8’s forestry and wildlife tour. More...

Roast for dinner

Butcher’s Block

The weather is starting to cool down, and to me, that means it’s coming into roast season. I love a good roast on a cool fall night for dinner. More...


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