November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Rezoning, subdivision approved

MILLBORO — The Bath County Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning request and a subdivision application Tuesday. More...

O’Brien to lead Bath administrator search

MILLBORO — Bath County is beginning the search for a new county administrator, and supervisors intend to use the experience and connections of their interim administrator in the process. More...

Chorus presents concerts

MONTEREY — The newly formed Highland Community Chorus is prepared to show off months of work this season with three concerts planned. More...

Officer promotes lawful hunting

MONTEREY — Posting land as private property is as simple as spray painting a two-by-eight-inch vertical silver stripe on a tree at eye level. More...

Lt. Gov. candidate stops at High’s Restaurant

MONTEREY — Jeannemarie Davis, who seeks the Republican nomination for Virginia lieutenant governor, lunched over a grilled cheese sandwich Monday while she met with a table full of county residents in High’s Restaurant. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland schools approve new post

MONTEREY — The Highland School Board voted Monday to approve a new dual-purpose job position. More...

In brief ...

• A school heating oil bill from Dixie Gas for more than $14,900 raised concerns Monday at the Highland school board meeting because the amount was more than three times the roughly $4,400 bill paid around the same time last year. More...

Sports

Chargers finish season with strong effort

SUSSEX — It’s the stuff that underdog stories are made of. Bath County, ranked No. 15 in the Group A, Division 1, Eastern Section, faced the section’s No. More...

Bath’s season ends in regional semis

ELLISTON — Bath County’s volleyball season came to a sudden end last Wednesday night in their Region C semi-final match against Galax when the Chargers fell in three straight sets to the Maroon Tide. More...

Pigskin Report

PHILADELPHIA — Bath County native John Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys rolled past Philadelphia 38-23 in NFL action Sunday. Phillips played tight end and special teams in the contest. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Nov. 4 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts conducted a traffic stop in the Millboro industrial park. • Nov. 4 — McRoberts checked on a noise complaint on Tunnel Hill Road. • Nov. More...

Early Files

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Aaron Blagg (center) is pictured in November 1987 modeling the pair of pants he made for the “Make It With Wool” competition held in Staunton. More...

Flash flooding hits Monterey

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 30, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Chris Pugh was publisher. MONTEREY — The rain came down, the waters went up; and yards and basements flooded Saturday. More...

50 years ago

November 15, 1962

• Highland County streams became rushing torrents last Saturday as 2.15 inches of rain fell Friday night and Saturday but no damage was reported and the soaking rain was welcomed by farmers. More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2012 10:59 AM

County lifts boil water directive in McDowell  Free Access 

Highland County officials issued the following notice at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19: More...

Breaking News - 11/16/2012 3:37 PM

Man missing on Shenandoah  Free Access 

Man missing on Shenandoah Mountain MONTEREY — Augusta County officers and search and rescue personnel are searching for a man missing since Monday in Augusta, near the Highland County border.According to Highland Sheriff Tim Duff, the investigat More...

Butler recalls ‘Looking Over the President’s Shoulder’

COVINGTON – Earlier this year, The Recorder published a series, “From The Homestead to The White House.” It told the story of Eugene Allen, once a hotel waiter in Hot Springs, who went on to Washington to find his place in history: More...

Holiday tradition continues

HOT SPRINGS – It’s on! The traditional Community Thanksgiving Feast at the Hot Springs firehouse will be loaded onto tables next Thursday, just as it has been for years now. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisorsappropriated $5,000 to the treasurer’soffice for credit card fees and approvedadding a 2.25 percent fee for credit card More...

Highland crisis plans progressing

MONTEREY — The locally unprecedented string of blackouts this year has put emergency preparedness on center stage in Highland. More...

Town hires new clerk

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, town council hired Cindy L. Kelley of Stuarts Draft as town clerk to replace Sandy Massey, who is moving to Southwest Virginia where her husband serves as a minister. More...

Three men found guilty in Bath County Circuit Court

WARM SPRINGS – Three men faced Judge Humes Franklin Jr. last Friday in Bath County Circuit Court. More...

MVP honors veterans with ‘Over Here, Over There’

Eugene Meyer of Monterey saluted the cast and audience Saturday after the matinee of “Over Here, Over There,” wearing his uniform from decades ago. More...

Obituaries

Alice Marie Hickman

WARM SPRINGS — Alice Marie Hickman, 84, of 361 Chimney Run Road, Warm Springs, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2012 at Lewis Gale Hospital Alleghany in Low Moor. More...

Reggie Durwin Lemon

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Reggie Durwin Lemon, 57, of 13737 Flora Place, Delray Beach, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at the Delray Medical Center. He was born Feb. 1, 1955 in Detroit, Mich., the son of Mayrene Harris Lemon of Hot Springs, Va. More...

Charles Francis Hileman

MECHANICSVILLE — Charles Francis Hileman, 85, of 6914 Pimlico Drive, Mechanicsville, and formerly of Millboro, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center in Mechanicsville. He was born Sept. More...

Home & Property

Birding prodigy to speak at bird club meeting

BOLAR — Gabriel Mapel, 13, of Augusta County, will speak at the meeting of the Bath-Highland Bird Club on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Bolar Ruritan Club. More...

Photo

Vernon Sylvest, M.D., spotted this emu roaming in his backyard this fall. “ We have some free- range chickens and we leave them scrapes at the compost bile. The emu comes and helps himself. More...

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The Bath County Christmas Mother program received some special help from Mrs. Armstrong’s (2) kindergarten class and Mrs. More...

Letters

Buyer’s guide should include craft shop

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Democrats don’t represent all families

Editor, The Recorder, A recent writer described the Democratic Party as a party of inclusion, one which welcomes everyone. Well, I’m not so sure. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Strap in, buckle up

The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Whether heading across the country or just across town, one of the best ways to ensure a safe arrival is to buckle up, every trip, every time. More...

Pictorial

Millboro Elementary School celebrated its Fall Family Reading Night, “Reading is Music to Our Ears,” Nov. 8. More...

Cessna encounters Bee-52

Meadowdale Musings

During the mid-80s, we decided to buy the airplane we found in the weeds at the Suffolk Airport in Suffolk, Virginia. The owner had died and his wife of 40 years realized the airplane should be sold to someone who would fly and enjoy it. More...


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