November 19, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Fresh school courses boost math, other skills

MONTEREY — New STEM and culinary arts classes are drawing interest and building students’ skills at Highland County Public Schools.  STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math, is taught by Ginny Neil, who returne More...

Christmas Mother shares list of needs

HOT SPRINGS — The 23rd Bath County Christmas Mother Program has begun. Lynn Ellen Black, 2015 Bath County Christmas Mother, appreciates the many generous donations received so far.  More...

Dr. Redington to hold office hours in Monterey

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center added a physician long familiar to most area residents — Dr. James “Jim” Redington, longtime Bath Community Hospital doctor.  More...

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A huge crowd was delighted by about 30 costumed children and adult performers last Saturday. More...

‘Tis the season …

MONTEREY — It’s that time of the year 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...

The buck stops here

Managing deer in Virginia

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries posts a wealth of information about all game, and the hunting seasons and regulations the agency uses to manage wildlife. More...

A ton of turkey, an ocean of oysters ...

Hundreds of desserts awaited the capacity crowd at the Stonewall Ruritan Club Hunter’s Dinner Saturday. More...

4-H enrollment due Dec. 1 for livestock, horse exhibitors

MONTEREY – If you are a youth interested in showing and selling a livestock project animal at the 2016 Highland County Fair 4-H/FFA Show and Sale through the Highland 4-H program, or if you want to show your horse at the Virginia State 4-H Hors More...

Hospital receives Guardian of Excellence Award for outstanding performance in patient experience

HOT SPRINGS – Bath Community Hospital has been named a 2015 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates Inc.  The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently ach More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County School Board

Bath County School Board Tuesday, Dec. 1 • Closed meeting, 5:30 p.m. • Regular meeting, 7 p.m. Bath County High School   More...

Sports

Pink Night raises $600 for cancer foundation

MONTEREY — The Highland volleyball teams hosted Pink Night Friday, and raised more than $600 for the Susan G. More...

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Bath JV girls’ basketball player Taylor Gentry looks for an open pass around varsity player Ivy Barker during a scrimmage in a recent practice. (Recorder photo by Joseph Haney) More...

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Bath County’s Hunter Brown passes the ball during a drill at basketball practice last Thursday in the BCHS gym. (Recorder photo by Joseph Haney) More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County Sheriff’s Office   Nov. 8-14  • Nov. 8 — Deputy Bryan IV conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway.  • Nov. 8 — Deputy Colaw conducted a traffic stop in Millboro.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

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Mr. Craig, architect of Waynesboro, drew the plans for the above new Highland courthouse, on the general lines of the old one. Mr. Chas. W. More...

98-year-old takes first car ride

Editor’s note: These news items were first published May 10, 1912. H.B. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 18, 1965

• The Highland Craft Shop in Monterey will close for the season on Nov. 27 with plans to reopen for the Highland Maple Festival in March. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Fueling station, parking lot projects moving forward in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Joint fueling stations to be used by the county and school system and the Bath County High School parking lot are both moving forward.  At a meeting of the Bath County School Board and Bath County Board of Supervisors last T More...

Respite care group helps caregivers

MONTEREY — Highland County Respite Care began serving residents in May. With its mission of providing a much-needed break for caregivers, the organization has experienced a steady increase in requests for services. More...

Economic development plan: ‘It’s really quite good’

WARM SPRINGS — Work on a strategic plan for economic development in Bath County is showing good progress, the Bath County Economic Development Authority heard last Wednesday.  Director of tourism and economic development Maggie Anderson no More...

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Highland circuit court clerk-elect Judy W. Hupman was sworn into office by the Honorable Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr. last Friday, Nov. 13. Hupman takes office Jan. 1, 2016. More...

Deeds asks for programmatic review of pipelines

MONTEREY — Sen. More...

Holiday market on hiatus this year

MONTEREY — Shopping locally for Christmas gifts has been a long standing tradition at The Highland Center’s Holiday Treasures Market and Open House, held during the Highland County Wintertide celebration. More...

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The Bath County Christmas Mother Committee met Friday afternoon at Country Café to work on this year’s program. More...

Stay tuned to AMR

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain radio has some shows listeners will want to tune into in the coming days.  More...

HUNTING CORNER

Skylar Shelton, 14, of Warms Springs, bagged this deer Saturday, Nov. 14. She was hunting at the 4D Hunt Club in Bolar with her father, Chris Shelton, and grandfather, Dan Shelton. More...

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In honor of National Nurse Practitioner Week, Highland Medical Center expressed its gratitude to HMC’s family nurse practitioners Ruth Holmass, left, and Letitia “Tish” Amirault las More...

Holiday shopping market scheduled for Nov. 20-21

CLIFTON FORGE — The fourth annual German-style holiday shopping market, Kriskindlmarkt, will be held Friday, Nov. 20, from 3-8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries

JOHN NEWMARKER

CLIFTON FORGE — John M. Newmarker, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at the Highland House in Clifton Forge.  He was a longtime resident of Cranford, N.J. He was born in Juneau, Alaska, in 1925.  More...

LOUIS ROBERTSON

HOT SPRINGS— Louis Brown Robertson, 78, of Warm Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at Bath Community Hospital.  He was born July 17, 1937 in Bath County, the son of the late Henry C. Robertson and Harriett Hoover Robertson.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY  Friday, Nov. 20 • Hunter’s supper, 5:30 p.m., Burnsville Community Center. Free will offering.   More...

Home & Property

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A large battery overheated Monday afternoon at the TDS building in Hot Springs. More...

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The Virginia Governor’s Mansion is “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities” this year by decorating its Christmas tree with handmade ornaments from around the commonwealth. More...

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Construction activity picked up late last week on the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative diesel generator sets, enclosed in the pair of larger white rectangular structures, and the Shenandoah Valley E More...

Letters

Veterans Day program at school appreciated

Editor, The Recorder,  I want to publicly thank the staff and students of Highland Elementary School for their wonderfully sincere and patriotic Veterans Day program. My wife, Cathy (also a U.S. More...

Counties should work to protect area’s dark skies

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The Highland County Department of Social Services has worked closely with National Honor Society students and advisors to operate its 2015 Thanksgiving Food Drive. More...

Restore trophy bucks, hunter visits

There’s nothing like getting up on a cold fall morning and traipsing into the woods for that elusive doe or buck, hoping to have deer meat ready for winter. More...

Memory Lane

A story from back in the ‘30s

MILL GAP — At the intersection on the corner of Route 84 and Route 600, going south, there was a country store built and owned by Willis Gumm from Wesley Chapel, W.Va. More...


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