November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Former deputy convicted of misdemeanors

WARM SPRINGS – Former Bath Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Cutlip, who spent 16 years with the department, pleaded not guilty in Bath General District Court last Wednesday to five misdemeanor firearms charges. More...

Christmas Mother shop buzzing with activity

HOT SPRINGS — Volunteers are working busily in the Bath County Christmas Mother shop at St. Luke’s Church to make sure those in need have a special Christmas this year. More...

Doctors group serving patients at BCH

HOT SPRINGS — The six health care providers in the Bath Community Physicians Group are dedicated to make sure patients receive the care they need when they need it, say Bath Community Hospital’s chief medical officer and CEO. More...

Highlands author pens children’s Christmas book

CLIFTON FORGE – What kid isn’t entranced by a toy train? And what kid doesn’t just love to hear a Christmas story? More...

Photo

Lavenia Bird, owner of Trimble’s Knob, celebrated her 99th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 24 with a surprise party, which was given by her family. More...

Correction

The scheduled meeting of the Highland County Planning Commission is Dec. 19 (not Dec. 18) at 7:30 p.m. in the modular conference room. All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• Last Monday, Kirk Billingsley of theHighland EDA reported that DonnaBedwell said she hoped to deliver adraft of the county tourism plan in More...

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsClosed meeting 5:30 p.m.— Regularmeeting 7 p.m.Bath County High School Library More...

Tis’ the season …

It’s that season of the year — a time to touch base with loved ones who are away from home. The Recorder invites readers to let us know of friends or family members who won’t be able to get out or get home for Christmas this year. More...

Allegheny strings host 3rd concert

MONTEREY — The Allegheny Mountain String Project will hold its third annual winter concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at The Highland Center in Monterey. Admission is free and a reception will follow the event. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary School

MONTEREY — Teresa Blum, principal at Highland Elementary School, has announced the honor roll students for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year. More...

Sports

Rams looking for leadership

MONTEREY — Following a disappointing 2011-12 season in which the Highland boys’ basketball team finished 7-16 overall and were winless in the Pioneer District, second-year coach Curtie Gutshall will be looking for senior leadership. More...

Charger hoopsters ‘young but experienced’

HOT SPRINGS — Losing five seniors usually leaves a team in a bit of a pickle at the start of the season. But the Bath County basketball team is anything but usual. More...

New coach wants to change program’s culture

MONTEREY — In his first year of coaching, Mike Isles will be looking to change the culture of the Highland girls’ basketball program. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath • Nov. 18 — Deputy Cody Smith conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway, warning given. • Nov. 18 — Smith conducted a traffic stop in Hot Springs, warning given. • Nov. More...

Early Files

Artist’s work reproduces nature in detail

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 26, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 29, 1962

• A 1956 Chevrolet owned by C.P. Waybright of Monterey was stolen from in front of the Monterey Garage last Thursday evening at about 9:30 p.m. but was found unharmed in a residential section of Elkins, W.Va. about six hours later. Sheriff R.L. More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER , 1987

• “I want everyone to feel they can come in and we’ll try our best to help them with any problems connected with their taxes,” says Toby S. Swecker, Highland’s new Commissioner of the Revenue. More...

Internet: Faster, please

MONTEREY — When it comes to high-speed Internet service, it’s all relative. A simple speed test shows that “high speed” local service is substandard by any measure. More...

Board doubles meeting time

Supes add work session

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors will now officially meet twice a month. More...

Geologists return to Highland

MONTEREY — Researchers continue to map Highland County’s geological features. More...

Berriedale honored as forest steward

WILLIAMSVILLE — Lizzy Biggs and Nelson Hoy have been honored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and U.S. Forest Service with a Chesapeake Forest Champion award. More...

Square-dance classes, hoe down scheduled

MONTEREY – Senior center scion Second Wind has programs taking flight with two upcoming square-dance classes followed by a festive “Highland Holiday Hoe-down” at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Blue Grass Ruritan Club Building. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At a work session Tuesday, theBath board approved a salaryrange of $95,000 to $105,000 forthe vacant county administratorposition. Interim administrator Bill More...

Photos

An orange and black sky at dusk over the Vanderpool area signaled an advancing cold front late last week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

In brief ...

Highland County Recreation Commission

• Highland recreation director KennyHiner reported the solar heatingsystem has been installed on theroof of the pool building. Hiner More...

Photo

Jay Garber took time out for a chuckle during his first meeting of the Highland County Planning Commission earlier this month. More...

Photo

Jon Garber of Verona-based Lineage Architects explained plans for a heated emergency services helicopter-landing pad to supervisors and planners during their mid-November joint work session. More...

Gingerbread house contest at GPL

GOSHEN — Enter a Gingerbread house contest at Goshen Public Library on Dec. 8. Creations will be on display between December 8 and December 13 and votes from the public will determine a winner. More...

Photo

Cynthia, of Cynthia’s Interiors, Hot Springs, donates a portion of her holiday sales to Kim Brown, 2012 Christmas Mother, to support and say “Thank You” for the wonderful efforts of More...

Photo

Local author William Crisp presents Highland County Public Library librarian Tomi Herold with a copy of his latest book, “Air Assault: Sharing Military Experience.” VMI graduate Crisp was More...

Obituaries

ESTA K. SIRON

STAUNTON — Esta Magdalene Kincaid Siron, 84, wife of John Henry Siron of Staunton, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Augusta Health in Fishersville. Mrs. Siron was born Feb. More...

DANIEL WESLEY SWECKER

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Daniel Wesley Swecker, 26, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., due to complications from cystic fibrosis. He was born Aug. More...

CORILDA C. KEYSER ‘KEE’ POST

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Corilda C. Keyser “Kee” Post died on Nov. 21, 2012, in Winter Haven, Fla. She was born in Hot Springs, Va., on Dec. 26, 1920. She was the daughter of Harvey R. “Pete” and Ellen Mustoe Chaplin. More...

Home & Property

Kick-start a career in food sustainability

MONTEREY — Do you know someone interested in food sustainability? Allegheny Mountain School is looking for 7-9 inspiring individuals to participate in its 18-month, fully funded fellowship program. More...

Food club places orders

MONTEREY — Mountain Foods food buying club placed its first order Nov. 13. The group held a potluck to go over the ordering process on Monday, Nov. 12. Sarah Collins also helped members with their orders at The Highland Center. More...

Photos

Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department members who decorated the downtown area Sunday were, kneeling (l-r): Chris McElwee, Brian Smith, Greg Pritt, Kevin Fry and Sarah Fry Church. More...

Opinions & Commentary

The need for speed

Your kids likely do a lot of foot-tapping while they wait for the latest YouTube video or Netflix movie to download to their laptops. More...

Pictorial

The Bath County Christmas Mother Shop is open, and volunteers are busy wrapping and sorting gifts to make sure those in need have a joyful Christmas. More...


Fall Guide