October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

‘Ball rolling,’ $4.2 million HMC project commences

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center board president Paul Klein welcomed dignitaries and key figures last Friday, Oct. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 22 — 7 p.m. Bath County Courthouse — Room 7 p.m.  • Pre-general assembly session with Sen. Creigh Deeds.   More...

Hands and Harvest full of smiles

Speaking of clowning around, Raymond Bays got some help from Dimples the Clown for his apple butter chores at Southernmost Maple Products during the Hands and Harvest Festival. More...

Dominion hosts fishing event for wounded vets

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Last Wednesday and Thursday, for the fourth year in a row, Dominion Power hosted a fly fishing event at its pumped storage facility along Back Creek sponsored by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc., a national nonprofit org More...

Highland board seats open

MONTEREY — The Highland County Administrator’s Office noted the following countywide openings on various boards:  • Recreation commission — one vacancy; term expires Dec. More...

Small business owners front line in greeting

MONTEREY — Marc Willson and Joyce Kerch, with Virginia Small Business Development Center, along with chamber of commerce director, Tiffany White, and EDA Tourism subcommittee chair, Donna Bedwell, visited with Main Street businesses in Monterey More...

Special Sections

Schools

26 students receive SOL honors

MONTEREY — Goal boosters are people who say you can make something happen. Goal busters get in the way by getting in the way by distracting you from the work needed to reach goals. Listen to the boosters and ignore the busters.  More...

School campus to wait on windows

MONTEREY — New, energy efficient windows for the Highland school campus will wait.  Officials agreed more research is needed to ensure a competitive price and to get faculty input.  More...

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Monday, the Highland County School Board hired Cole Armstong as bus driver for the Head Waters route and Chad Lightner as substitute. The vote was  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Oct. 6 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to Mountain View Road for a noise complaint.  • Oct. 6 — Smith responded to a business alarm on Courthouse Hill Road.  • Oct. More...

Early Files

Photo

Prom Royalty — Queen Teresa Kay, seated, and King Dale Harmon, far right, presided over the festivities at the Bath County High School Junior-Senior Prom in the April 3, 1992 Recorder. More...

Creek work kills trout

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 8, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 13, 1988

• The Highland County Board of supervisors heard a request from Staunton attorney John Sills on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. William Banks to close a portion of Route 606, which lies within Big Lonely. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Congress is broken

Watching the last 16 days in Washington has been incredibly irritating, even for those here in the Highlands.  More...

Pictorial

Stirring the apple butter kettle at Laurel Fork Sap Suckers was one of many fun activities around Highland last weekend for the Hands & Harvest Festival. More...

Eastern screech owl populates mountains

Owls of Highland

Second in a series   MONTEREY — The Eastern Screech Owl is the most common and widely distributed owl in Highland County and throughout the Appalachian Mountains.  More...

Breaking News - 10/18/2013 9:32 AM

Turkey shoot tomorrow!  Free Access 

Don't miss the turkey shoot tomorrow! It will be held on Old Cleek Farm on Poor Farm Road, starting at noon Saturday.All proceeds will benefit Bolar Volunteer Fire Department, and Chief Matt Ratcliffe says there will be lots of food available fo More...

Honeymooning cyclists end up in Bath County

BATH COUNTY — Newlyweds are spending the first part of their life together bicycling across the country and Monday, that journey brought them to Bath County.  On a trip of that nature, many things are unplanned, and so was Trenton and Rash More...

Oct. 19-20 fair to benefit Caleb Reed

MOUNT CRAWFORD – Looking to get a leg up on holiday shopping?  If your gift list includes those who like to read, there’s a sterling opportunity this weekend. The Green Valley Book Fair is offering thousands of books. More...

Broadband survey results ‘pretty good’

MONTEREY — Oct. More...

Emergency operations plan progressing

HOT SPRINGS — Work on revising Bath County’s emergency operations plan is progressing, but isn’t likely to be completed by the November deadline set by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.  More...

Photos

Cattle dot a pasture surrounded by fall foliage in Monterey Valley. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Potluck has agricultural theme

MONTEREY — An Oct. More...

Hull’s Drive-In installs new movie screen

LEXINGTON — Following last summer’s successful capital campaign and installation of a new Christie Digital Projection System, Hull’s Angels, the nonprofit management foundation for Hull’s Drive- In, recently announced the inst More...

Sarah Murray Lewis chapter accepts 6 new members

STAUNTON — The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter NSDAR met on Saturday Sept. 14, at the home of Betty Landes in Staunton.  More...

Obituaries

NORA L. HELMICK FRAMPTON BENNETT

FREDERICKSBURG — Nora L. Helmick Frampton Bennett, 86, formerly of McDowell, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Rebecca.  She was born Oct. 21, 1926 to the late George and Beatrice Helmick of Middlebrook. More...

Sports

Rams run at East Mont

ELLISTON — More than 320 runners from 15 different schools took to the Eastern Montgomery cross country course last Wednesday for the East Mont Invitational.  More...

Bath rolls past Highland

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County got off to a fast start Tuesday night and never looked back, defeating Highland 25-5, 25- 12, 25-14 in a Pioneer District volleyball match.  “We didn’t play well tonight,” Highland coach Cindy Wo More...

Bath plays in Roanoke tourney

ROANOKE — The Bath County volleyball team traveled to Roanoke last Friday and Saturday to compete in the Spectrum Tournament.  The tournament began Friday with a 25-16, 19-25, 15-9 win over Patrick Henry. More...

Home & Property

Highlanders recognized in state 4-H horse show

LEXINGTON — The Virginia State 4-H Championship Horse and Pony Show was held in Lexington at the Virginia Horse Center Sept. 12-15. More...

Photo

Tammy Hicks and her stepfather, Berlie Chestnut, display five pounds of yellow stripe tomatoes. Tammy’s mother, Annabell Chestnut, started the tomatoes from seed. More...

BCHS Class of 1973 holds 40th reunion

HOT SPRINGS — The more things change; the more they stay the same.  More...

Letters

Artist appreciates Recorder’s support

Editor, The Recorder,  Thank you so much for the support The Recorder gave the Warm Springs Gallery’s Plein Air event.  The generosity we all received from the town, combined with a perfect week weather wise, made for an amazing time. More...

Bath’s welcome, hard work, appreciated

Editor, The Recorder,  I can only ditto everyone’s lavish praises for Barbara Buhr and her Plein Air event in early October. What an unbelievable experience in every possible dimension.  More...

Cuccinelli and Jackson: Yes, I hold their beliefs

Editor, The Recorder,  Robert W. “Wes” Maupin (see letters, The Recorder, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10) can say all day long that he is an independent voter, but I know a liberal Democrat when I hear one speak.  More...


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