November 26, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

VDEP calls Highland efforts ‘remarkable’

MONTEREY — Workforce training tools are needed in Highland, according to county officials.  Last Wednesday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority heard from Matt McLaren of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.  More...

Judge hears pleas in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – A man who stole a generator, welder, vacuum pump and other items valued at $400-$500 from the James W. More...

AMR highlights programming

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain Radio has announced its line-up for this week. Programs on Thanksgiving day air from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. from the studio, as include:  • 10 a.m. More...

Give the gift of 4-H camp this holiday season

HIGHLAND and BATH — Don’t have a clue what to get your child, niece, nephew or grandchild for Christmas? Do they have everything under the sun already? Maybe the gift of Junior 4-H Camp is right for your young one this season.  More...

Highland man’s life dedicated to family, work, community

MONTEREY — We all have that one person at the Thanksgiving dinner table. The one who tells tall tales, creates a ruckus, entertains children and adults alike, and then falls asleep after the pie is served. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Highland Elementary School kindergartners and first-graders gathered last Thursday for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. More...

HES students share their cooking tips for the Thanksgiving turkey

Editor’s note: The following instructions on how to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey are provided by Shelley Thomas’ preschool class at Highland Elementary.   More...

HHS offers career-geared vocational classes

MONTEREY — Students in Thomas Boxler’s new shop classes are getting a firsthand look at the skills necessary to enter careers in trades and industrial maintenance.  Nine years ago, Boxler arrived at Highland High School and began te More...

Home & Property

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Highland County Public Schools, under coordination of the high school National Honor Society chapter, delivered a record of more than 750 containers of donated nonperishable foods for Thanksgiving di More...

Master Naturalist interest to be gauged

BATH and HIGHLAND — Have you ever wanted to know more about the animals, plants or geology of the Allegheny Highlands? If so, the Virginia Master Naturalist training program may be just the thing for you.  More...

In brief ...

• A newly elected Highland Senior Services Local Council took office last Thursday. Members present included Deborah Lambert, chair; Lee Taplinger, vice chair; Sarah Rexrode, secretary; the Rev. Dr. More...

Letters

Thankful for honest people in the community

Editor, The Recorder,  At this time of turmoil and terror, one looks for the things that make us thankful.  I missed spring cleaning this year, so I decided to do some fall de-cluttering. More...

Say no to Syrian refugees in the United States

Editor, Recorder,  I have been thinking about the Syrian refugee crisis for several weeks now and have reached the common sense conclusion that the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton do not have a clue how to protect the nation and provide More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The Bath County High School carpentry class under instructor Joey Altizer made doll houses, toy boxes, wooden toys, puzzles, spice racks, bird houses, checker boards, building blocks, crayon holders, More...

New businesses can find a home here

So many times in recent years, we’ve heard Highlanders say our county seems to reject any and all potential development. More...

Always a chance to give back to the community

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — ‘Tis the season of giving, sharing, fellowship and cheer. In Bath County, celebrating community and extending warm greetings is important. More...

New business to make food

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the Monterey Town Council gave an enthusiastic go-ahead for a new business.  More...

Class offers wilderness survival skills, training

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — Being in the outdoors is a way of life for many in the Highlands, and a Virginia State Police class can help show people what to do should they become lost.  More...

Earthquake uptick likely human induced

MONTEREY — The magnitude 4.7 earthquake that shook Oklahoma last week followed a rash of strong earthquakes that have been felt in the central United States that scientists believe are mostly results of human activity, including oil and gas ext More...

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Judge Humes J. Franklin administered the Oath of Office to newly-elected Clerk of Bath County Circuit Court Annette Loan last Friday. Loan and others elected Nov. 3 will take office Jan. 1, 2016. More...

Groups ask FERC for additional pipeline cultural impact study

MONTEREY — More than 20 citizen groups have joined in asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to add a new facet to its draft environmental impact statements for pipelines proposed in the Alleghenies and Blue Ridge.  More...

Commission chair clarifies vote

MONTEREY — The Highland County Recreation Commission appeared to decide to conduct a vote by e-mail Monday, but commission chair George Deem said Tuesday morning the message was to give members a heads up on an upcoming issue, not conduct a vot More...

Adult education: More than just a GED

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — Many people associate adult education with completing a high school equivalency program, but much more is available in this area, including help with job skills and preparing students for college. More...

Obituaries

LOUIS BROWN ROBERTSON

WARM 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...

JEAN PRATT WASKEY

HOT SPRINGS — Jean Pratt Waskey, 77, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Bath Community Hospital.  He was born March 18, 1938 in Virginia, the son of the late Charles Arthur Waskey and Una Burl Pointer Waskey.  Mr. More...

KENNETH H. JONES JR.

MILLBORO — Kenneth H. “Ken” Jones Jr., 64, of 1126 Lower Yard Road, Millboro, left this world suddenly Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.  He was born Aug. 3, 1951 to the late Kenneth H. Jones Sr. More...

Sports

Highland Rams getting ready for season

MONTEREY — With eight returning players, Highland is looking forward to this year’s boys’ basketball season.  More...

Rams have ‘court smarts,’ coach says

MONTEREY — Highland girls’ basketball coach Mike Isles is optimistic about the upcoming season. “We have a good group this year. This is the most talented group I’ve seen since I became coach. More...

Chargers showing more improvement

HOT SPRINGS — With fall sports finished, the student-athletes at Bath County High School are setting their sights on basketball season.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Nov. 15 — Deputy McRoberts checked on a suspicious vehicle on Mountain Valley Road.  • Nov. 15 — Lieutenant Grimm and Deputy Randozzo responded to Mitchelltown for a gas drive off.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

1996 first graders suggest recipes for Tom Turkey

Editor’s note: Turkey recipes from children, as gathered by their teachers, have been a standard feature in The Recorder for many years The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 29, 1996 edition. Chris Pugh was publisher.  More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 25, 1965

• The second annual scholarship award by the Highland High School Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the Monterey PTA, was made to James Whitelaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Heyward Whitelaw of Monterey.  More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 29, 1990

• The Virginia Department of Waste Management in Richmond issued an emergency enforcement order to Bath County Monday demanding immediate action on the fire burning since August at the county landfill in Hot Springs. More...


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