April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Bath schools make budget case to county

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County school officials discussed 2014-15 budget needs with county representatives at a work session last Thursday. More...

Court’s answers on Town Hill expected

MONTEREY — Is a shooting range permitted on land zoned residential? Is the zoning administrator within his authority to practice discretion in enforcing the zoning ordinance? Answers are anticipated soon. More...

Pot growers arrested

WARM SPRINGS – The two men accused of growing marijuana in a Healing Springs house have been arrested. More...

LEPC continues special needs discussion

HOT SPRINGS — Following up on a “summit” meeting held in February, the Bath County Local Emergency Planning Committee continued discussion Tuesday on how to help those with special needs during emergencies. More...

Photos

The Bath Highland Lions/Lioness Club is sponsoring the Junior Miss and Miss Bath County 2014 Pageant Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Bath County High School. More...

Bridge Day set for April 26

STAUNTON — A collaboration of businesses will sponsor the second annual Bridge Day Staunton on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

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The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge contributed $2,500 toward renovating the Highland school greenhouse, which Jessa Fowler coordinated. More...

County sets real estate tax hike

MONTEREY — Monday, Highland supervisors agreed unanimously to propose a 3-cent real estate tax increase, up from 37 to 40 cents per $100 assessed value. More...

Educator of the Year finalists announced

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce has announced the three finalists for the Educator of the Year Award, given annually as part of the Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Dinner slated to take place Saturday, April 26 at the Garth N More...

Special Sections

Schools

New superintendent, school cuts discussed

MONTEREY — Monday, it was back to the chopping block for the county schools budget. Highland supervisors and school board members met in a closed session for 50 minutes to discuss a new superintendent. More...

Culinary students enjoy tasty day of learning

HOT SPRINGS – Twenty culinary arts students from Bath County High School had a memorable experience last week at The Homestead. More...

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Monday, the Highland School Boardheard from concerned educators andparents over cuts in school funding.Speaking on behalf of the Highland More...

Sports

Rams get second in relay

SWOOPE — The Highland track team traveled to Buffalo Gap last Wednesday for the team’s second meet of the year, and a new relay team led the way. More...

Auburn takes tennis match over Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County tennis team fell to Auburn 7-2 last Wednesday. More...

Alleghany sweeps twin bill from Bath softball team

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County softball team hosted the Alleghany Mountaineers in a doubleheader Monday. The Chargers struggled in both games, dropping the first 14-0 and the second 13-0. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 6 — Lieutenant Jeff Grimm performed a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road near the intersection of Cave Hill Road. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • April 8 — Assisted citizen with civil issue, Myers-Moon Road. • April 8 — Assisted Social Services with video magistrate system. More...

Letters

Teachers do more than we think these days

Editor, The Recorder, I don’t see this as much in your newspaper as in my hometown, but I see so much teacher bashing it makes my blood pressure go up to a boiling point. More...

Area string instrument education strong, growing

Editor, The Recorder, I write regarding a comment made in the article in the Recorder on March 20, 2014 about the 15 ukuleles that were presented to the fourth graders at Highland Elementary School. More...

BARC, MCPA discuss needs in Millboro

MILLBORO — Representatives from BARC Electric Cooperative, Bath County and the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association met last week and officials from both BARC and the county said the meeting was a step in the right direction. More...

Thomastown blaze thought to be intentional

WARM SPRINGS — An abandoned building burned to the ground last week in Thomastown and law enforcement believes the fire was intentionally set. More...

Circuit court hears cases

MONTEREY — Two criminal cases were heard April 11 in Highland County Circuit Court, with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding. More...

Highland native ready for 2nd term on council

WILLIAMSBURG — Who could have guessed a young man from Highland County would become a Williamsburg city councilman? Certainly not Scott Foster, at least, not initially. More...

Photos

John Conner explained how engaging audio-visual clips make Spanish interesting for students when the new program was unveiled at Highland High School this week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Douthat part of pilot reservation program

MILLBORO — Six Virginia State Parks, including Douthat State Park, are involved in a pilot program to test a different way of making campsite reservations. More...

School proposed as interim shelter

MONTEREY — The Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee welcomed Red Cross volunteer Pat O’Neil of Deerfield to its April 10 meeting, and reviewed ongoing plans for establishing an emergency shelter. More...

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Highland 4-H’ers visited the humane society’s cat foster center Sunday for an afternoon cleanup. More...

Learn more about hospice care in Highland County

LOW MOOR — Has a physician mentioned Hospice care may be appropriate for you or a loved one? Would you like more information about Hospice care? Do you need guidance with Hospice services? More...

Gus Deeds memorial blood drive set

MILLBORO — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in memory Gus Deeds at Millboro Elementary School Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Austin “Gus” Deeds, son of Creigh and Pam Deeds, died Nov. 19, 2013. More...

Obituaries

MARIE GUTSHALL COOK

RICHMOND — Marie Gutshall Cook, 89, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord March 27, 2014. She was the last living child of the late Clinton Roscoe and Mary “Mamie” Cecelia Gutshall. More...

LUCILLE PRITT BLACK

HOT SPRINGS — Lucille Pritt Black, 89, of 9405 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, surrounded by her family. More...

THOMAS LEE ‘TOM’ MEADOWS

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. — Thomas Lee Meadows, 65, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at his home in Blue Ridge. He was born on March 7, 1949 in Warm Springs, Va. Mr. More...

Home & Property

Mark calendars for drug take-back day

MONTEREY — An opportunity to properly dispose of outdated prescription drugs will be offered this month. More...

Book signing held with author Nancy T. Sorrells

STAUNTON — Ready to be swept up by area history? A book-signing and conversation event with local author Nancy T. Sorrells will be held at Bookworks, 101 W. Beverley Street, in downtown Staunton, on Saturday, April 19 from 1-3 p.m. More...

Library notes

• We’re pleased to announce that this summer, in addition to our planned “Paws to Read” summer reading incentive program, we’ll also co-sponsor “Literature in the Garden,” a summer reading program offered by t More...

Early Files

Peddler’s license is considered, tabled by Monterey Town Council

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 6, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

Photos

This picture of Mrs. Clara Ervine’s 1962 class of first and second graders at Stonewall Elementary School is part of a collection of photos belonging to Kent Botkin. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 9, 1964

• Highland will get an additional $58,215 in secondary road funds this year as a result of the increased automobile license fees put in to effect under an emergency clause by the General Assembly this year. Resident engineer H.L. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Making the tough choices

There’s no question: Residents here want their counties to operate efficiently and effectively. For the most part, Bath and Highland are doing that. More...

Pictorial

It’s been a big week for Highland County Public Schools. Monday, more than 40 people turned out to see the renovated greenhouse on campus. More...



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