November 3, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Fire spreads from garage to home in Highland

MONTEREY — About 30 Highland County Fire Department volunteers fought a structural blaze at The Pines Road home of Rhonda Marshall Friday night and Saturday morning, Oct. More...

Ben Vereen ‘steppin’ into town next week

COVINGTON – There’s yet another show on tap that you don’t have to visit Broadway to see. More...

County wonders how to pay for $1.5 million capital plan

MONTEREY — Replacing six buses and adding two new roofs top expenses in a $1.5 million, 11-year Highland County Public Schools capital improvement plan presented to supervisors Tuesday.  More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland County supervisors approved the Economic Development Authority’s incentive program. More...

Communities can celebrate local businesses

Small businesses benefit communities by boosting the local economy.  Owning a business is the goal of many would-be entrepreneurs. More...

How to give holiday gift cards

Nearly every man or woman has hit that all too familiar wall when holiday shopping for friends and family. More...

Holidays potentially hazardous to pets

The holiday season is full of joy. But in the midst of decorating and socializing, pet owners may overlook the needs of their pets. Hectic schedules and homes full of unusual décor can throw pets off-kilter. More...

Christmas tidbits to spark the holiday spirit

The holiday season has arrived, and millions of people across the globe will be celebrating Christmas with their families and friends. More...

Help make holiday guests comfortable for their stay

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day marks one of the busiest periods of the year for long-distance travel. More...

Simple, ‘green’ Thanksgiving ideas

Thanksgiving is a holiday to give thanks and share special moments with family and friends. More...

Carve a turkey like the professionals

Roasted turkey is the centerpiece of many holiday feasts. That glistening, golden skin and moist meat beneath is the perfect companion to potatoes, string beans and any number of side dishes.  More...

Did you know?

According to the Food Network, thawing a frozen turkey takes several days. More...

Help your holiday gifts arrive on time

The end of December is prime shopping and shipping time for holiday gifts. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Principals tell school board how they’re improving schools

MILLBORO — Bath County school principals told the Bath County School Board Tuesday about ideas they have to improve their schools and gave the board their priorities for capital improvement projects. More...

Photos

Students and staff of Highland High School ended their spirit week last Friday with a Halloween dress-up day. HHS Spanish teacher Megan Obaugh had the best faculty costume, as Amelia Earhart. More...

Sports

Chargers shoot down Rockets, 36-6

CRAIG — It’s been awhile since the Bath County Chargers varsity football squad faced an opponent of equal numbers and experience, but the home squad traveled to Craig County on Friday to challenge an equally young and undermanned Rocket f More...

Rams finish cross country season

NEW MARKET – The Highland County cross country team traveled to New Market Battlefield last Wednesday, finishing out their season for the final meet of the year.  The Rams faced tough competition in the VHSL Group 1A Conference against tea More...

Pigskin Report

DENVER — John Phillips and the Denver Broncos beat San Diego 27-19 in NFL action last week.  The Bath County native played offense and special teams in the contest. More...

Early Files

Leann Bird of the Bath County High School Chargerettes is congratulated after scoring her 1,000th high school career point during last Tuesday night’s basketball game with archrival Highland. More...

Retirement development proposed for Jack Mountain Village land

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 30, 1986 Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 3, 1966

• Two yearling Angus bulls, valued at $250 each and owned by Jim Garvey Ranches Inc. Mustoe, were killed Sunday at about 10 p.m. on U.S. 220, near Bolar. More...

Opinions & Commentary

This election cycle requires understanding  Free Access 

Several folks asked The Recorder to endorse a candidate for President this year— something we don’t do, historically, because national news is not our focus. More...

Board working on community needs

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors is working on identified community needs that coincide with the responsibility to address public health, safety and welfare. At the Oct. More...

‘Tis the season for kettle-cooked beef stew

Camp Cookin’

MONTEREY—Beef Stew “Lonac” is a recipe that has been specially written for the hunting season, when there may be extra family members and friends about. More...

Agency echoes local, forest service pipeline project worries

MONTEREY — Once again, federal regulators have sent Dominion back to the drawing board. More...

Bath administrator: no plan to repeal taxes

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Administrator Ashton Harrison responded to public demands for answers on Monday and said the board of supervisors is not considering a reduction or repeal of the county’s lodging or meals taxes. More...

Photos

A delightful and fun time was had last week, when Bath Community Hospital and artist Donna Nevers teamed up to offer “Paint It Pink!” Nevers provided the canvas, the picture, paint, brush More...

In brief ...

Highland County Planning Commission

• Last Thursday, Mike Bedwell recommended the Highland planning commission adopt a standard color temperature of 3,000 kelvin or less for the outdoor lighting section of the draft-zoning ordinance to help preserve dark skies. More...

Christmas assistance kicks off early

MONTEREY — The Highland County Department of Social Services is asking for the community’s help to make Christmas brighter for needy families.  More...

Keeping deer wild in Va.

RICHMOND — Many people find white-tailed deer beautiful and wish to rescue or keep them as pets. However, keeping wild deer is both illegal and dangerous. More...

Support local businesses, local economy

‘Tis the shopping season

The holiday season is exciting. We look forward to fellowship with friends and family, and we take extra care to reach out to those who might be alone. It’s truly a giving season.  More...

Avoid the holiday shopping rush this year

Holiday shopping can be both fun and hectic. While it’s fun to scour stores looking for can’t-miss gifts for your loved ones, shopping amongst the crowds also can prove hectic. More...

Thanksgiving parade facts

Thousands of people line the streets of midtown Manhattan every year to catch a glimpse of the balloons and performers marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Millions more will tune in to watch it on television. More...

Revisit lesser-known Christmas traditions

Wassail is an ancient spirited beverage that was brought house-to-house with the goal of spreading Christmas cheer. More...

Plan office gift exchanges

Close-knit groups of employees commonly exchange gifts with one another come the holiday season. More...

Christmas tree facts

One of the most recognizable symbols of the holiday season, Christmas trees can be seen in private homes, public spaces and many prominent locations beginning each December. More...

Gobble up turkey nutrition facts

Turkey is a healthy food that need not be reserved strictly for holiday meals.  Turkeys are seemingly everywhere come November, whether it’s at your favorite grocery store, on television cooking shows and possibly hanging out in the wild o More...

Store and use leftovers safely

Few meals are created and then eaten in their entirety. That’s especially true of holiday meals or other special events. Leftovers are to be expected, and in many cases, leftovers are eagerly anticipated. More...

Exploring the origins of New Year’s resolutions

For millenia, people around the world have commemorated the arrival of a new calendar year by adhering to various traditions. Once such tradition is making resolutions for the year ahead. More...

Budget for holiday gifting

Shoppers across the country routinely make the holiday season one of the biggest spending periods of the year. More...

No turkey on turkey day?

Thanksgiving goose? This may have been a more likely option at the first Thanksgiving than the turkey enjoyed today.  More...

Obituaries

DEBORAH KAYE BRINKLEY

WOODSTOCK — Deborah Kaye Brinkley, 55, a resident of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 in Woodstock.  She was born in Allegheny County on May 14, 1961, a daughter of the late Alvin Lee and Madeline Phyllis Baldwin Brinkley. More...

TAMELA ‘TAM’ LOU BOTKIN SIMMONS

DOE HILL — Tamela “Tam” Lou Botkin Simmons, 54, of Doe Hill, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Michelle. More...

SHIRLEY ANNE COOK MAY

BACOVA — Shirley Anne Cook May, 83, of Bacova, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at her residence.  She was born Aug. 24, 1933 in Callaghan, the daughter of the late Gilmer Pat- ton Cook and Maggie King Cook.  More...

Calendar

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Monthly Happenings

Editor’s note: Items in the calendar that run continuously appear once a month, the first week of each month. Items for a specific date will run two weeks prior to events. Items may be sent to recorderoffice@htcnet.org. More...

Home & Property

HHS recognizes Virginia College Application Week

MONTEREY — Highland High School will participate in Virginia College Application Week, Nov. 14-18. The initiative is part of the 1, 2, 3 Go! More...

BCPL presents UpRiver Music

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library presents UpRiver Music on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. More...

DAR chapter holds meeting

STAUNTON — The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met recently in the home of Betty Landis. Hostesses for the meeting were Landis, Becki Sherwood, Leta Wimer and Betty Van Fossen. More...

Letters

19th Amendment is a treasured right in the U.S.

Editor, The Recorder,  Ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote. More...

ACP safety risks greater than Colonial Pipeline

Editor, The Recorder,  I’ve been a landowner in Bath County for 20 years and the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route crosses a section of my property.  More...

How would candidates fix, or change AHCA?

Editor, The Recorder,  More...


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