November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

What’s on 2012 ballot?

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — Voters in Bath and Highland will head to the polls Tuesday to choose from candidates for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and to decide on two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution. More...

Woman killed in Bath crash

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

Base downsizing: local impact unsure

SUGAR GROVE, W.Va. — The magnitude of any impact on Highland from the Navy base’s downsizing in Sugar Grove announced in August remains uncertain. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• Last Thursday’s joint public hearingwith the Highland planning commissionand supervisors was postponed to Nov.22 due to lack of a commission quorum. More...

Operation Christmas Child under way

WARM SPRINGS – Your very own toothbrush. Isn’t that something you’ve taken for granted all your life? Yet, as we all know in the backs of our minds, one’s very own toothbrush can be a luxury in many parts of the world. More...

USFS reminds visitors to be cautious of posthurricane hazards

ROANOKE — U.S. Forest Service reminds visitors to exercise caution when traveling throughout the national forests in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Two seek Millboro District school board seat

MILLBORO — Voters who head to the Millboro Ruritan Club building Tuesday to vote will have a choice for the Millboro District seat on the Bath County School Board even though only one name will appear on the ballot. William K. More...

Preschool needs assessment under way

WARM SPRINGS — To determine current and future preschool needs, Bath County Public Schools is holding two information and registration sessions — Thursday, Nov. 8, at Millboro Elementary School and Monday, Nov. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsNov. 6 — Valley Elementary SchoolClosed meeting 5:30 p.m. — RegularMeeting 7 p.m. More...

Home & Property

‘Over Here, Over There’ celebrates veterans

See a Show!

WARM SPRINGS – A dedicated cast and crew of Mountain Valley Players has been rehearsing for months now. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Oct. 21 — Deputy Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Bath House Hill in Hot Springs. A summons was issued. • Oct 21 — Deputy Colaw and Sergeant Grimm escorted a funeral to Alleghany County Line. More...

Early Files

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J.D. Brock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Brock of Mill Gap, and Miss Mary Reefa Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George O. Wilson Sr. More...

Files tell of 1899 record cold

Compounded by heavy snow, winds

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Jan. 24, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 1, 1962

• Miss Rossetta Mae Burns has been chosen to play the role of the widow in “The Taming of the Shrew,” by Shakespeare, to be presented at Longwood College Nov. 15-17. She is the daughter of William Burns and Mrs. More...

Breaking News - 11/1/2012 3:03 PM

SVEC warns of scam  Free Access 

SHENANDOAH VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE WARNSOF POTENTIAL PAYMENT SCAMMT. More...

Storm kills county power

MONTEREY — For the second time in less than six months, Highlanders were plunged into powerless living this week. Highland County officials declared a state of emergency at noon Tuesday in response an extended power outage. More...

Hours at Williamsville Post Office to be cut

WILLIAMSVILLE — From the time the U.S. More...

Plan might restrict home businesses

MONTEREY — Proposed changes in the county zoning ordinance are due for initial discussion by the Highland Planning Commission at its upcoming Nov. 22 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the modular conference room. More...

AMS fellows share research findings  Free Access 

MONTEREY — An overflow crowd of 62 people from Highland and beyond turned out for a potluck dinner and evening of informative research presentations by eight Allegheny Mountain School fellows last Wednesday in the Highland Center cafeteria. More...

Happy Halloween

A sign reading “beware” looms over the reception area at Highland Telephone Cooperative, part of the spooky and fun decorations staff members adorned the office. More...

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Visitors from the Augusta County Senior Center visited Highland recently with the help of the Highland Chamber of Commerce. More...

Obituaries

ELIZABETH ‘LIZ’ ANN WILFONG

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...

JAMES BERNARD HULL

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...

DONALD EUGENE ROSE

DOWLING PARK, Fla. — Donald Eugene Rose, 80 of Dowling Park, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Shands of University of Florida in Gainesville. More...

Sports

Chargers fall short on senior night

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County football team suffered a disappointing 33- 13 loss to James River on Senior Night last Friday. More...

Blanchard, Whitelaw advance to regionals

FINCASTLE — Two Highland runners qualified for the Region C cross country meet as individuals at the Pioneer District meet hosted last Wednesday by James River. More...

Sports schedule

BathThursday, Nov. 1Volleyball vs. James River @Parry McCluer (Pioneer Districtfirst-place playoff)Friday, Nov. 2 More...

Letters

‘Angels in waiting’ a blessing to Bath County

Editor, The Recorder, Bath County is very blessed to have a group of ladies who selflessly give of their time, talents and much of their own funds to be voices for those who have no voice. More...

Easy to seem insulated in these rural mountains

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Understand Democrats’ positions, reader urges

Editor, The Recorder, I know that Democrats are greatly outnumbered by Republicans here in the Highlands. I think that part of this may be due to misinformation about the Democratic Party. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Power struggle

As of this writing, 7 million people are without power thanks to Hurricane Sandy. There are sectors of the Northeastern U.S. that eerily remind us of the way New Orleans looked after Hurricane Katrina — flooded, broken, and ground to a halt. More...

Pictorial

Val McVeigh and Dot Shepherd were on hand at the firehouse in Monterey Wednesday serving meals. The evening meal was roasted potatoes, green beans and meatloaf with gravy. More...

Newfangled nests ...

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

These odd and fascinating little fungi look exactly like tiny birds’ nests. More...


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