November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Home business plan still formative

MONTEREY — Zoning administrator Jim Whitelaw reiterated last week that the proposed zoning ordinance changes relating to home-based businesses are strictly preliminary and in the formative stage. More...

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The 2012 Bath County Christmas Mother Committee is ready to make this year’s effort to help those who need it a success. More...

Little Ella gets surgery next week

McDOWELL — Five-year-old Ella Varner is scheduled for surgery Tuesday, thanks in part to support from the Highland community. More...

County backs Highland Center campaign

MONTEREY — Support of the Highland Center’s capital campaign received unanimous approval from Highland supervisors Tuesday. More...

Mail Call

BATH and HIGHLAND — For several months, Jay Trinca of Bacova has been reaching out to learn about our local sons and daughters for “Mail Call,” a feature to those from this area who are currently serving in the armed forces. More...

Highland impresses ARC officials

MONTEREY — The Highland Center hosted dignitaries from the nation’s capital for a mid-day tour Friday, Oct. 25. More...

Meals On Wheels needs volunteers

MONTEREY — Valley Program for Aging Services has exciting news for residents of the Mill Gap area. More...

BCPL continues Civil War programs

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library continues its American Civil War presentations with “Message in a Bottle” Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. More...

Concert features new harpsichord

STAUNTON — When master keyboard artist Carsten Schmidt plays his second program of Toccatas and French Suites by J.S. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools begin capital improvement planning

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board is considering a list of 15 possible capital improvement items for 2013-18. More...

Bath graduation rates exceed state average

HOT SPRINGS — Graduation rates for Bath County High School exceed state averages and meet requirements for accreditation, but fail to meet federal guidelines. More...

Manion wins Millboro school board seat

WARM SPRINGS — William K. “Bill” Manion won a special election to fill an unexpired term on the Bath County School Board from Millboro District Tuesday. Manion received 292 votes while write-in candidates received 149. More...

Sports

Chargers win district volleyball tourney

Avenge playoff defeat to James River

BUENA VISTA — The Bath County volleyball team does not take defeat lying down. More...

Charger football ends regular season with win

Bath heads to Sussex Central for playoff game Friday night

FRANKLIN, W. Va. — The Bath County football team finished its regular season with a 27-14 win over the Pendleton County Wildcats last Friday night. The Chargers finished the season at 3-7 and earned a playoff spot. Bath is ranked No. More...

JR wins Pioneer playoff

BUENA VISTA — Bath County battled back from two sets down against James River in a playoff for the Pioneer District regular season volleyball championship last Thursday, but the Chargers fell short in the fifth set and the Knights claimed the t More...

Early Files

Highland advised to form Industry Development Corp.

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 29, 1970 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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Blair Sullenberger (10) goes high in an attempt to block a shot against VSDB in this March 1970 photo, taken at the District O tournament in February of that year. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 8, 1962

• Edwin B. Jones Jr., County Agent in Highland the past 20 years, has resigned that position effective Oct. 31. The information was presented to the Highland County Board of Supervisors at its Monday meeting by J.B. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Our nation begs: Please find the common ground

We don’t blame anyone for going to bed at a reasonable hour after Barack Obama was declared a second-term present Tuesday night. But if you missed the speeches by Obama and Gov. More...

Pictorial

We giggled Tuesday night when Margie Boesch, in the Mill Gap precinct of Highland, sent us this snapshot of poll workers without much to do, with the title, “Hate lines? More...

Santa’s list easy to fill, right here

MITCHELLTOWN – Imagine your kids on Christmas morning. They dash downstairs by the dawn’s early light, and discover a Wonderland, waiting under the tree. More...

Landing pad gets tentative green light

MONTEREY — The Monterey Town Council has voted to issue a letter of intent to lease an easement to Highland Medical Center, as part of its $4.2 million expansion, to build a heated helicopter landing pad on a portion of the town’s Carver More...

Power worries linger after second extended outage

MONTEREY — During another 90-minute blackout Saturday, there was no shortage of concerns and opinions about what was going on with electric service in Highland. More...

Correction

The joint work session of the Highland Planning Commission and Supervisors will be 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 (and not Nov. 22) in the modular conference room. More...

Episcopal church plans to tap minister

New Hampden — The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd hopes to have a new part-time minister soon. The church vestry board announced the Rev. Bob Gilman of Covington has tentatively agreed to serve. More...

In brief ...

• Highland supervisors heardupdates Tuesday on highwaymaintenance, tree and snowremoval from Susan Hammond ofthe area VDOT office. The McDowell More...

Wilfong — Gutshall

RIVERTON, W.Va. — Tressica Lanay Wilfong and Chad Eric Gutshall were married July 21, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Riverton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. James “Fuzzy” Sims of Sugar Grove. More...

Library notes

• This month at the library, we’re introducing a new research tool from the Library of Virginia called “Literati Public.” It’s free for Virginia residents and can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer within th More...

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The 2012 Millboro Fall Festival was a huge success. An estimated 650 people came out for an evening of spooky fun. More...

Obituaries

JANET BRIGHT ARMSTRONG

NEWPORT NEWS — Janet Bright Armstrong, 81, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was the second youngest of 17 children of the late Arch and Leola Bright of Millboro. More...

MICHAEL DAVID VAN CUREN JR.

RICHMOND — Michael David Van Curen Jr., age 38, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 1. More...

FRED MACK STOKES

HARRISONBURG — Fred Stokes, 93, passed away Monday Oct. 29, 2012, after a short illness. He was born Nov. 7, 1918 in Newport News, and grew up in Providence Forge, a son of Steven and Cora Briggs Stokes. More...

Home & Property

Archeological society hosts author Nov. 8

MONTEREY — The legend of Benjamin Deyerle (1806-1883), which names him as the leading builder in the Roanoke Valley during much of the 19th century, is well known to local history and architecture enthusiasts. More...

Book signing set on Nov. 13

MONTEREY — Local author Will Vaus will offer a reading from, and signing of, his latest book, “Open Before Christmas: Devotional Thoughts for the Holiday Season” at the Highland County Public Library on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. More...

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The Monterey High School Class of 1962 held its 50th reunion the weekend of Oct. 12- 14. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Oct. 28 — Deputy Richard D. Chestnut and Deputy Cody Smith spoke with an individual about a suspicious letter they received in the mail. • Oct. 28 — Smith conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Letters

Are officials willing to sue everyone out of compliance?

Editor, The Recorder, As one of the daughters of the “local couple” (David and Kelly Botkin) who is being sued (by the county), I am appalled by the (Highland) board of supervisors’ actions. More...

How about a generator for the Highland library?

Editor, The Recorder, Again, Highland County pulled together and made it all right through the storm. A big thanks to all who helped make it so, and lucky us, who live in this wonderful community. More...

Monterey resident grateful for support in outage

Editor, The Recorder, As a town-bound, non-driving person, I am in a unique position to appreciate our interdependence on each other for our quality-of-life and often our very survival. More...


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