September 26, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

New Bath administrator ‘proud to be here’

WARM SPRINGS — On the job only about two weeks, new Bath County administrator Ashton Harrison says he’s happy to be in the county and ready to help move it forward.  More...

Spain new DSS head

MONTEREY — The Highland County Department of Social Services has a new director.  He is Christopher Spain, 39, formerly a family services specialist for the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services.  A native of South Hill, he More...

‘The Mixing Bowl’ to be name of Bath cookbook

WARM SPRINGS — Most cooks have a range of tools at their disposal — food processors, good knives, measuring cups and the all-purpose mixing bowl.  More...

Photos

Folk and pop singer-songwriter Kristen Graves entertained an appreciative audience Sept. 19 in the Highland County Public Library. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools nix plan to combine bus routes

MONTEREY — School officials slammed the brakes on a plan to consolidate bus routes as a cost cutting measure after about a dozen parents voiced strong objections Tuesday.  Superintendent Dr. More...

In brief …

• Christopher Spain, newly hired director of the Highland County Department of Social Services, introduced himself to Highland supervisors at their Sept. 18 work session.   More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, Oct. 1 Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. — Regular meeting 7 p.m. Bath County High School Library   More...

Home & Property

Masonic Theatre hosts Allegheny Highlands Heritage Day

CLIFTON FORGE — On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., a special event will take place in the Allegheny Highlands.  More...

Tourism grant work completed

WARM SPRINGS —The County of Bath Office of Tourism completed a $35,000 Secure Rural Schools grant Aug. More...

Author to speak on Barn Quilt Trail

MONTEREY — Suzi Parron, author of “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” has spent the past year traveling the country speaking to quilt guilds and other groups about barn quilts and the many other painted quilts that m More...

Letters

Dr. Bird to stop seeing patients at HMC

Editor’s note: Dr. Kim Bird of Highland Medical Center made the following announcement this week, and shared it with The Recorder. More...

Medical center in tough competition for physicians

To the community we serve:  More...

Reader struggles to make sense of judge’s decision

Editor, The Recorder,  I was sickened by the court proceeding that you covered in your story, “Two plead guilty to child pornography possession (Sept. 19 Recorder).”   More...

Opinions & Commentary

To catch a thief: Corn robber found

The Singing Farmwife

When I was in elementary school, I spent a few weeks each summer on my grandparents’ farm. My grandfather was a peanut farmer, but he also grew butter beans, cucumbers, strawberries, asparagus, squash and tomatoes. More...

Breaking News - 10/1/2013 9:59 AM

Survey deadline extended  Free Access 

Broadband info needed by Friday

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Highland and Bath counties are developing a Community Telecommunications Plan and are soliciting the input of the businesses and organizations, including nonprofit groups and government departments, througho More...

Breaking News - 9/26/2013 12:28 PM

BOYD W. STEPHENSON

MONTEREY — Boyd Wilson Stephenson, 91, of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, with his daughters at his side.  More...

County hears request for therapist

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors heard impassioned pleas for help last week from officials responsible for assisting people in need.  More...

Localities okay 2 percent lodging tax

MONTEREY — Years of preparations culminated with the Sept. More...

Photos

Austin Shepherd (above) tried out the corn hole contest at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad on the school campus Saturday. More...

Harvest Moon Festival a delight

Little Carson Eastman, vacationing with his family from Idaho, was delighted to meet the goats at Warwickton Saturday. More...

Attention all local businesses

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Highland and Bath counties are developing a Community Telecommunications Plan and are soliciting the input of the businesses and organizations, including nonprofit groups and government departments, throughout the re More...

Free flu vaccine coming to Bath

STAUNTON— The Central Shenandoah Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine in Bath County to everyone ages three and up, at a drive-through clinic on Friday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries

BETTY JO WILFONG REXRODE

CHURCHVILLE — Betty Jo Wilfong Rexrode, 81, widow of Douglas Rexrode, of Churchville, died Monday, Sept. More...

BOYD WILSON STEPHENSON

MONTEREY — Boyd Wilson Stephenson, 91, of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.  Obaugh Funeral Home will announce complete arrangements.   More...

KENNETH L. WOLFE

BALTIMORE, Md. — Kenneth L. Wolfe, 71, of Baltimore, formerly of Hot Springs, Va., went to eternal rest on Sept. 18, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  He was born in Highland County on Jan. More...

Sports

Chargers hold on for win

FRANKLIN, W. Va. — The Bath County football team held off a second half comeback by the Pendleton County Wildcats to win its second game of the season last Friday.  More...

Bath rolls over Pendleton

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County volleyball team hosted Pendleton County High School Monday and won easily in straight sets.  More...

Craig takes two from Rams

MONTEREY— The Highland volleyball team opened Pioneer District play Tuesday night in a dual match with Craig County. The Rams lost both contests.  The Rockets took the first match of the dual match in straight sets, 25-16, 25-19. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Sept. 15 — Major James Bryan III spoke to a citizen in Hot Springs about being threatened.  • Sept. 15 — Deputy James Rexrode spoke to an individual about a larceny.  • Sept. More...

Early Files

Three past age 89 in Senior Citizen group

Editor’s note: The following article was submitted by Norma Jean Echard of Monterey and was gleaned from the April 26, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.  More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

• Four thousand private acres of land in Highland County bordering the Jackson River and adjoining the George Washington National forest is being developed as the Sportsman’s Club Inc. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 19, 1963

• A course in mathematics for teachers will begin Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Monterey School at 7 p.m. under the University of Virginia School of General Studies, William Roberson, instructor. More...


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