November 24, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Highland poised for new zoning

MONTEREY — Following more than a year of work, and a two-hour joint work session Wednesday, Oct. More...

Man found guilty of $18 million Canadian syrup heist

MONTEREY — Molly Seltzer, daughter of Curtis Seltzer and Melissa Dowd of Blue Grass, passed along a news report from Canada about a court case involving the theft of maple syrup valued at more than $18 million.  More...

County hires new attorney

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors convened a special meeting Monday morning to hire a new county attorney. Supervisors met previously in closed session Nov. 18 to interview three applicants. More...

2 permits approved in Highland County

MONTEREY — Last Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Highland County Planning Commission approved two conditional use permits.  More...

Highland chorus plans 4 concerts next weekend

MONTEREY — Building on tradition for a sixth year, the Highland Community Chorus will once again bring concerts to the area over the weekend of Wintertide.  Co-directed by Nancy Vance and Gerald Waggoner, the chorus consists of voices from More...

A ton of turkey, an ocean of oysters

Harold Salmon, left, and Raymond Lightner prepared the first batch of fried oysters for the annual Stonewall Ruritan Club hunter dinner Saturday, Nov. 19. More than 270 attended. More...

Deer disease surveillance, management continues

HENRICO — Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wildlife officials ask for continued support in the surveillance and management of Chronic Wasting Disease. More...

Bath issues temporary ban on open burning

HOT SPRINGS – Andy Seabolt, Bath County Emergency Services Coordinator, has announced a period of significant wildfire danger due to the extremely dry conditions found countywide.  More...

Winter feeding workshop hosted

MONTEREY – Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a winter feeding workshop for livestock producers on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Highland Modular Conference Room.  More...

4-H enrollment forms due Dec. 1 for 2016-17 projects

MONTEREY – Youth interested in showing and selling a livestock project animal at the 2017 Highland County Fair 4-H/FFA Show and Sale or want to show a horse at the Virginia State 4-H Horse show, should be aware of the following. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Kids explain how to prepare turkey this week

MONTEREY — How to prepare a Thanksgiving Turkey by Highland Elementary School:  Mrs. Thomas’ Preschool Class.  • Go to the woods with your dad or mom. Shoot it with a gun. Maybe I can use my Poppa’s. He has a gun. More...

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The Woodrow Wilson Ruritan District provided copies of “A Student Dictionary and Gazetteer,” published in 2016 and filled with fun facts, to Terri Jamison’s Highland Elementary Scho More...

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Last Thursday Highland Elementary School’s Kindergarten and first grade classes celebrated with an early Thanksgiving feast. More...

Home & Property

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The 2017 Millboro Ruritan officers are, from left, back row: Arne Peterson, John Murphy, Zone Governor, Judy Waters, James McCray, Tom Duquette, Eddy Hicklin; front row: Olivia Haney, Kim Manion, and More...

Weather Report

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Cynthia Rudnick recently joined Bacova Properties in Hot Springs, owned and operated by Pat Haynes. More...

Letters

Residents should discuss lack of cultural diversity

Editor, The Recorder,  Valley Program for Aging Services in Highland County sponsored the presentation on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. More...

Citizens upset with Bath leaders should ‘grow up’

Editor, The Recorder,  I think it’s a shame the way some people in Bath are acting. Little children wouldn’t act like some are.  People who read The Recorder wouldn’t want to come here. More...

Is there any dignity left in the United States?

Editor, The Recorder,  The right of assembly is embedded in the American people as one of our honored amendments.  More...

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Don't miss Wintertide in Highland this weekend  Free Access 

Enjoy Highland’s 28th annual Wintertide weekend!   More...

Hot Springs woman served in World War II

HOT SPRINGS — In May 1943, Nazi armies controlled most of Europe and deadly German U-boats swarmed through the Atlantic. There was a lot of fighting to do before the Allies could feel confident in victory. More...

Marching band show thrills Homestead crowd

HOT SPRINGS — A combination of creative genius, logistical expertise and good luck occurred last Friday when three marching bands performed together at The Homestead in a unique, spectacular, and thrilling concert. More...

Busted equipment causes water problems in Monterey

MONTEREY — Monday, residents and businesses on the Monterey town water system began to experience a drop in water pressure, and many were left without water at all through Monday night and much of Tuesday.  Rich Holman, mayor, said the pro More...

Forest service adds new pipeline rules

MONTEREY — The U.S. More...

Gobbler hunt shows off nature’s beauty

Editor’s note: The following feature was originally written by Margo Oxendine and published in The Recorder May 6, 1994. More...

Still hunting at 103

HENRICO – Clyde Roberts was born before the First World War. As a little boy, he walked to a one-room schoolhouse, helped his father plow corn by hand, and witnessed the transition from horse and buggy to the era of the automobile.  More...

Bookmobile brings convenience, learning to Bath

AROUND BATH – It’s difficult to miss the big, bright blue Bookmobile bus. And it would be a shame if you did. The Bookmobile is a service of the Rockbridge Regional Library, which covers Rockbridge and Bath counties. More...

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Phyllis Tyree of Clifton Forge celebrated her 97th birthday with the staff of Bath Community Rehab and Wellness Center this week. More...

Special store carries hand-crafted items

ASHWOOD — Warming Hearts Crochet, Etc. is a multi-artisan consignment craft shop at 9032 Sam Snead Highway that opened in August in Ashwood. It is one and one half miles south of Hot Springs on U.S. More...

Obituaries

CURTIS ‘BUB’ WAYNE REXRODE

MONTEREY — Curtis “Bub” Wayne Rexrode, 59, of Monterey, passed away Sunday, Nov. More...

BONNIE AILEEN KELLEY BODKIN

SUGAR GROVE, W.Va. — Bonnie Aileen Kelley Bodkin, 62, of Sugar Grove, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at Grant Memorial Hospital.  She was born Aug. More...

Sports

HUNTING CORNER

Lyle Armstrong of Doe Hill took this 10-point buck with a muzzleloader. The buck had a 15-and-one-half-inch spread. (Photo courtesy Megan Beverage) More...

HMS teams hit the court

MONTEREY — The Highland Middle School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams opened the season last week playing against the visiting Stuart Hall Dragons.  The girls defeated the Dragons in the first game while the boys’ team More...

Pigskin Report

NEW ORLEANS — John Phillips and the New Orleans Saints fell to Carolina, 23-20, in NFL action last week.  The Bath County native and veteran tight end played offense and special teams in the contest, catching one pass for no gain.  More...

Early Files

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He’s not getting ready to run, but he was at about 7 a.m. Monday morning when stopped by a bullet from a 300 Savage, fired by Ralph McLaughlin, left, of Mustoe. More...

$121,756 raised for hospital

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Sept. 27, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 24, 1966

• Highland’s first shooting victim of the 1966 season was reported in good condition at Kings Daughters Hospital in Staunton Tuesday. He was shot through his left hip and right ankle at about 8:45 a.m. Monday by his step-father.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Remember vets; let’s give thanks

From Sunny Creek

It’s that time of year again — time to get serious about recipes and family dinners. My husband and I are very fortunate to have our daughters and grandchildren within driving range for visiting and holiday celebrations. More...

Remembering riding a mail route

Memory Lane

MONTEREY — My daddy, Sidney “June” Lowry Jr., carried the mail when I was growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s. It was always fun when I got to ride with him to deliver the mail. More...


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