December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Monterey Town Council

• During the Dec. 6 council meeting,county attorney Melissa Dowdinformed members she wasplanning to file a court order Dec. 10concerning delinquent town taxes of More...

New food buying club seeking members

MONTEREY — Mountain Foods, a new food buying club aimed at bolstering the local food supply, is offering discounted membership fees for a limited time to entice people to sign up. More...

All creatures: Paintings, drawings showcased

MONTEREY — “Crow, my brother. Owl, my sister. Wild Violet, my tender child. Creeping snail, in a golden house, my near familiar. “Sky is my blanket, especially at night. 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...

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The “Highland Holiday Hoe-Down” Saturday night in the Blue Grass Ruritan Club Building proved to be a magnet for new and experienced square dancers alike. More...

Citizens critical of supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors moved through a light agenda in about an hour Tuesday, but not before hearing from several folks who don’t like the way business has been conducted. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, theBath board of supervisors gaveChristmas bonuses of $750 toeach of its 43 full-time employeesand $400 to part-time employees. More...

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Biff Downey and his sister, Betty Downey Wise, signed copies of their new children’s book, “TOOT!! The Toy Train That Saved Christmas” last week in Clifton Forge. More...

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Nov. 9 marked the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” when Nazis destroyed Jewish Synagogues, businesses, and lives. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Highland County School Board

• Tuesday, the Highland CountySchool Board voted to set a $250annual salary increase for teachersworking with the system morethan 30 years. Superintendent Dr. More...

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Students performed for an appreciative crowd of faculty, parents and family members at the Highland Elementary School holiday concert last Thursday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Student musicians in the Allegheny Mountain String Project Winter Recital played to a packed house in the Highland Center Saturday. More...

Home & Property

Toys for Tots Santa Express visits Millboro

MILLBORO — Right on time the whistle blew and Santa rolled into Millboro on the Buckingham Branch Railroad Santa Express Saturday, stopping in front of Millboro General Store where dozens of children and their parents waited patiently for Santa More...

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VMI Cadets Clarke Chen and Rob Cole performed Christmas carols as part of the VMI Brass Quartet during the Buckingham Branch Railroad Santa Express stop in Millboro Dec. 8. More...

Millboro Ruritans present annual awards at meeting

MILLBORO — The Millboro Ruritan Club held its monthly meeting Monday. Club members were reminded of the winter blood drive, which will be on Monday, Dec. 17, noon to 6 p.m. at the club building. More...

Letters

Highland basketball teams deserve support

Editor, The Recorder, Congratulations to our Highland varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball teams for your wins on Monday night, Dec. 10! You displayed great teamwork and deserved your wins! More...

Christmas letters earn response from Mr. Cutlip

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Even President Kennedy pressed for tax cuts

Editor, The Recorder, I just finished ready “Killing Kennedy,” about the shocking assassination of our 35th President. More...

Forest a holiday sight to see

MITCHELLTOWN – Splendiferous. Is it really a word? Yes. And “splendiferous” is the perfect word to describe Jordan Ford’s Christmas Forest. You read about it here last year. More...

County, town to weigh helipad zoning

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, Monterey Town Council members were asked to attend public hearings Dec. 19 concerning a proposed helicopter landing pad for Highland Medical Center and county emergency services. More...

Men found guilty on sex charges

MONTEREY — Two Highland men were found guilty Monday in connection with an alleged mid-August “party” on sex-related charges, with minors involved. Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin Jr. tried both men. More...

New clerk announced

MONTEREY — Monterey’s new town clerk attended her first council meeting Dec. 6. She is Cynthia L. White-Kelley, a Staunton native and graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. More...

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The Bath County Christmas Mother food basket program is in full swing again this year. “This important part of the program is so very important to our applicants. More...

Nichols resigns from Bath chamber

HOT SPRINGS — Melinda Nichols, executive director of the Bath County Chamber of Commerce since Aug. 22, 2005, has resigned. Nichols’ resignation was effective Dec. 6, according to chamber president Crystal Salvatore. More...

Supervisors adopt mission statement

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors now has a mission statement to guide future work. The statement was formulated at visioning sessions held in June and September and was also discussed at the regular November meeting. More...

Pocahontas Memorial now a Level IV trauma center

BUCKEYE, W.Va. — Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has officially received designation as a Level IV Trauma Center from the West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. More...

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Each year SCORE Chapter 427 of the Shenandoah Valley holds a Christmas dinner and gives service awards. More...

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Rebecca Lough, (left) owner of Bowman’s Do it Best Hardware, Franklin, W.Va., awards Autumn McAbee and husband Jason, who were the winners of the $1,000 Shopping Spree drawing — just in t More...

Obituaries

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DAISY DOYLE TERRY  Free Access 

BOLAR — Daisy Doyle Terry, 96, of Bolar, passed away Friday, Dec.14, 2012 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Elmer Waybright. She was born July 13, 1916 in Highland County, a daughter of the late Ceba and Fannie Doyle. More...

WILLIAM ‘DOUG’ DOUGLAS GUM

GROTTOES — William “Doug” Douglas Gum, 70, of Grottoes, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at his home. He was born March 21, 1942 in Staunton, a son of the late Kermit Woodrow and Gretta Blanche Wimer Gum. More...

DUSTIN ‘DOODLE’ ODELL KELLISON

WARM SPRINGS — Dustin “Doodle” Odell Kellison, 21, of Klondike Drive, Warm Springs, passed away Thursday, Dec.6, 2012 at his residence. He was born April 28, 1991 in Charlottesville. More...

Sports

Highland girls win hard-fought battle

MONTEREY– The Highland Rams girls’ basketball team won a tough battle against the VSDB Cardinals Monday night, coming out on top, 48-42. More...

HHS cancels week of practice

MONTEREY — Due to sportsmanship issues, varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball practices and games at Highland High School were canceled this week. Both teams had been scheduled to travel to Stuart Hall tonight (Thursday). More...

Bath holds off Grace Christian

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team took a 10-point halftime lead and made it stand up in a 53-43 win over Grace Christian Monday night. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Dec. 2 — Major James Bryan checked on a reckless driver on Jackson River Turnpike. • Dec. 2 — Deputy Michael Colaw advised to notify Virginia Department of Transportation concerning a traffic hazard on Ridge Road. More...

Early Files

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These members of Daisy Troop 1001 were recently inducted into Girl Scouts in a ceremony in Monterey. More...

Time, family concerns key to wood stove use

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 9, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 13, 1962

• Highland had a real touch of winter during the past week although winter isn’t to make its official bow until Dec. 22. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Perceptions still count

After the last round of general elections, few expected Bath County’s board of supervisors to be unanimous on decisions very often. More...

Pictorial

What is it about high school sports that fires people up so much? Seeing a home team score, supporting kids and grandkids, showing school spirit — it should all be fun. More...

Getting old is a pain, or several

Say What?

I don’t really think 53 is that old. My body and my temperament, on the other hand, seem to have other ideas. When I don’t even do anything to hurt various parts, they still hurt. The latest example started last week. More...


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