November 22, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Highland sheriff accelerates CodeRED notice sign-ups

MONTEREY — Last spring, Highland supervisors contracted with Emergency Communications Network LLC to license a “CodeRED” high-speed telephone notification system. More...

County lifts ‘boil water’ notice for McDowell

McDOWELL — Those on the Mc- Dowell water system got a welcome notice Monday when county officials lifted the boil water directive that had been in place for several weeks. Effective Nov. More...

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Dr. Michael J. Breiner, left, is back on the clinic rotation at Bath Community Hospital. Shown with his colleague and friend, Dr. More...

Woman found after three-hour search

WARM SPRINGS – An elderly woman from Sterling was found by law enforcement officers after a three-hour search Friday. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Planning Commission

• During their joint work session lastThursday, Highland planners andsupervisors voted for a conditionaluse permit to allow Larry and More...

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What are the odds? Neil Kester (left) and his father, Jesse Kester, both of Staunton, have been hunting together for 30 years. More...

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Oct. 27 was the first annual Trick or Treat Day at SPCA’s store, The Attic. More...

Treasures market opens Nov. 30

MONTEREY — “Buy Local” was the theme at Highland Farmers’ Market this year – and that applies to more than just food. The area is home to many gifted artisans and crafters as well. More...

Emergency fund in need of donations

MONTEREY — The Highland County Evangelistic Association, made up of representatives from area churches, manages two funds that provide for emergency assistance to those in need. More...

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Members of the Women’s Auxiliary of VFW Post 4204 held a special ceremony for the veterans of the Springs Nursing Center Saturday, Nov. 10. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievement

Daniel C. Newcomb BLACKSBURG — Daniel C. Newcomb of Monterey has been named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2012 semester. More...

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Busy Bee 4-H Club met at Doe Hill United Methodist Church Nov. 8. More...

Highland 4-H’ers recognized for accomplishments

MONTEREY — The annual Highland County 4-H Achievement Program was held in early November to recognize members and volunteers for their accomplishments during the past year. The program was hosted by the 4-H Council. More...

Home & Property

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Olin Waybright and Chris Simmons cooked up batches of buckwheat pancakes at the Blue Grass Ruritan Club’s Veterans Day dinner Sunday, Nov. 11. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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The Red Hatters celebrated Pat Niswinder’s 85th birthday Nov. 5. More...

Reunion

Hammer family BLUE GRASS — The annual gather of the late Luther and Esther Hammer family was held at the Blue Grass Ruritan Building on Oct. 14. Shawna Bratton welcomed those attending and gave the invocation. More...

Letters

Vet enjoys MVP ‘Over Here’ production in Bath

Editor, The Recorder, Sunday, Nov. 11 we loaded up the Chevrolet and drove to the Bath County High School for a musical tribute to World War II. We were honored to have a few World War II veterans in the audience among us. More...

Citizen invites others to witness officials, planners

Editor, The Recorder, For those of you who haven’t attended a Highland County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission meeting, let me give you a glimpse of how they are run. More...

Opinions & Commentary

What do you know?

There is so much to be thankful for this week in our area. More...

The Turkey Diaries

Butcher’s Block

Every year since entering culinary school, I am in charge of the turkey. It’s not an option, but a requirement. More...

Caregiver Month rings true here in the Highlands

HOT SPRINGS – Christy Wiley was living a happy, productive and seemingly healthy life with her husband David. She was a little worried about a knot on her face, but she figured it was simply an enlarged lymph node, or a sinus infection. More...

Search for missing hiker suspended

HEAD WATERS — A five-day search for a hiker who went missing at the Augusta County line on Shenandoah Mountain was called off Monday. More...

Artisan Trail launched

HOT SPRINGS — Artisans, business owners, county government and tourism officials gathered Sunday at The Homestead for a reception marking the launch of the Virginia’s Western Highlands Artisan Trail. More...

Farm joins conservation program

DOE HILL — Just over the state line in Pendleton County, W.Va., a new farm business is benefiting from something that’s becoming increasingly hard to find: government help. More...

Regulations for home occupations under review

MONTEREY — The Highland Planning Commission is seeking citizen input to help update the county zoning ordinance section dealing with home occupations. Planners intend to redo the section during a yet-tobe scheduled work session. More...

Bath moves on with comp plan work

WARM SPRINGS — What to change, what to leave in and what to leave out were all questions tackled by the Bath County Planning Commission Monday as work to revise the county’s comprehensive plan continued. More...

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The Highland County Museum in McDowell has a new fence. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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A school of trout swims in a creek near Bolar in southern Highland County. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Don’t forget Small Business Saturday

MONTEREY — Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone — from the business owners who create jobs to the customers who buy locally — to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving. More...

Author to speak at BCPL

WARM SPRINGS — Author Jodi Stiriz Bird will speak at the Bath County Public Library Saturday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries

BEVERLY JEAN NIESS POWELL

STAUNTON — Beverly Jean Niess Powell, 60, of Staunton, passed on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. She was born in Wheeling, W.Va., Oct. 26, 1952 to the late Frederick and Eleanor Niess. More...

EVANELL F. PRITT

MILLBORO — Evanell F. Pritt, 77, of 2141 Tunnel Hill Road, Millboro, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at the Woodlands Health and Rehab in Clifton Forge. She was born Jan. More...

BERTHA PRITT HISE

WARM SPRINGS — Bertha Pritt Hise, 69, of Warm Springs, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem. She was born Dec. 3, 1942 in Warm Springs, a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Gray Shaffier Pritt. More...

Sports

Highland holds Pink Night

MONTEREY — A fun night for a good cause. That was the case at Highland High School Nov. 14, when the Rams’ volleyball players squared off on Pink Night against faculty, staff and alumni to raise money for the Susan G. More...

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Highland boys’ basketball coach Curtie Gutshall gives his team directions during a recent practice. The Rams are scheduled to scrimmage Grace Christian Nov. 27 and open the season Dec. More...

Pigskin Report

ARLINGTON, Texas — John Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys earned a come from behind 23-20 overtime win over Cleveland in NFL action Sunday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Nov. 10 — Deputy Michael Colaw conducted a traffic stop in Hot Springs. • Nov. 10 — Colaw conducted a traffic stop in Hot Springs. • Nov. More...

Early Files

Warner doesn’t let life pass by

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Dec. 16, 1994 edition of The Recorder. Chris Pugh was publisher. MONTEREY — “We can’t just sit back and let life pass for fear,” said Janice Warner. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 22, 1962

• The Highland County Volunteer Fire Department has conducted inspections at all three county schools this year, including drills at Monterey and Stonewall when the buildings were emptied in less than one minute. More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBERE 26, 1987

• All but three of the 50 Hot Springs volunteer firemen turned out Thursday evening to fight a fire at the home of Robert and Ida Newcomer of Ashwood. More...


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