March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

EDA on a roll, county learns

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors heard a summary March 18 of the Economic Development Authority’s proposed strategic plan, one designed to carry the county well into the future. More...

Bath hires new deputy

WARM SPRINGS – Travis Randozzo is the newest deputy on the Bath County Sheriff’s Office roster. Randozzo, 29, was born and raised in Millboro and graduated from Bath County High School. More...

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Another Maple Festival wrapped up

Eddie Ailstock explained the syruping process to visitors at Southernmost Products. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) Right: Lydia Rexrode goes straight to the tree for her maple goodness. More...

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Burnsville United Methodist Church held a children’s craft party on Saturday, Feb. 28th. There were 14 children and 12 adults in attendance. More...

Watershed holds incredible biodiversity

Natural Heritage

Editor’s note: The following essay is the seventh in a five-year series on water resources stewardship in the Cowpasture River Watershed, sponsored by the Cowpasture River Preservation Association and published by The Recorder. More...

Emergency response training offered

HARRISONBURG — The cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and Augusta County, in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College, will offer community emergency response training on Thursday evenings, March 19-May 14, from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. More...

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Bath County High School band members (l-r) Jordan Marshall, Gabbi Reed, Mary Dressler and John Heffler made All-District Band. Students who made All-Area Band were eligible to audition. More...

4-H Contest Day held

MONTEREY — Highland County 4-H Contest Day took place Friday, Feb. 27 in the Highland school cafeteria. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board approves $11.2 million budget

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board approved a 2015-16 budget totaling approximately $11.2 million last Wednesday. The school budget now goes to the board of supervisors for consideration. More...

Highland school budget presented

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors heard details about the upcoming school budget during their meeting March 18. In his presentation, superintendent Dr. More...

Rhonda Grimm reappointed to school board

WARM SPRINGS — Rhonda Grimm will return to the Williamsville District seat on the Bath County School Board. More...

Sports

Bath netters trying to overcome late start

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger tennis team is in a better position than last year starting the season, numbers wise. They’re back to a full team of six players, up from five from last year. More...

Pendleton wins over BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County softball team played on their home field for the first time this season Monday night, hosting the Pendleton County Wildcats. More...

Lack of field time still hurting Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Lack of field time continues to plague the Bath baseball team. The Chargers struggled at home against Buffalo Gap Tuesday in a 12-1 loss. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 15 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts arrested Jared Lee Ingram on driving under the influence charges. • March 15 — Deputy James Bryan IV responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle on Mill Creek in Millboro. More...

Letters

Millboro club closer to goal thanks to bingo

Editor, The Recorder, The Millboro Ruritans would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people and businesses that contributed to our Longaberger basket bingo. More...

‘Buttercups Rising’

The wild mountain fieldsidesare tossing off their camel hair coatswith a sigh...and they heave up akeening wail of a wind.Their winterworn flanks soothe nowunder streaming golden glow of new skiesand they don their fine green downy gownsas sweet and More...

Judicial, police reform needed nationwide

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Dominion argues against delaying project process

MONTEREY — Dominion and its partners are stepping up efforts to block delays in their proposed pipeline project. More...

Bath schools to get level funding

WARM SPRINGS — Bath schools are getting more than half a million dollars less than they asked for, though the effort to make salaries competitive was supported. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• County administrator Roberta Lambert informed supervisors March 18 that the Bath-Highland Broadband Planning Team was asking about a joint meeting with both county boards in late April or early May. More...

Circuit court indicts one

MONTEREY — A Highland County Circuit Court grand jury indicted a Mc- Dowell man on a felony charge during term day, March 17, with Judge Humes Franklin presiding. More...

Attempted murder charge reduced in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – A man charged with attempted second-degree murder had that charge reduced in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. William Carson Hickman, 68, pleaded guilty to reckless handling of a firearm. More...

Homestead hosts culinary exposition

More than 150 students from seven high schools and technical centers in the region trekked to The Homestead last week for a Culinary Exposition. More...

Highland Medical Center helping with enrollment

MONTEREY — The Health Insurance Marketplace is offering a special enrollment period in 2015 for those who could have had health insurance in 2014 and did not, and were fined on their 2014 tax return. More...

Use of existing corridors asked at scoping meetings

ELKINS, W.Va. — Federal regulators wrapped up a series of scoping meetings in West Virginia Monday, in preparation for an environmental impact statement on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

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Bath County Chamber of Commerce’s recent Third Thursday event was hosted by P.C.S.S, LLC, a personal computer software and supplies company, in Covington. More...

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These Bath County High School students auditioned and were accepted into the All-Area Band. They performed Jan. 30-31 at Rockbridge County High School. More...

Environmental film festival set

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Wild Virginia will host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival “On Tour.” More...

Dixie begins construction of bulk distribution plant

VERONA — Dixie Gas and Oil Corp. has begun construction of a new bulk storage and distribution plant located at Low Moor, near Covington. More...

Obituaries

GLENNA LOUVINA COLAW

MONTEREY — Glenna Louvina Colaw, 93, of Monterey, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at Augusta Health. She was born July 5, 1921 in Blue Grass, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Blanche Fox Wimer. More...

REBECCA ‘BECKY’ MULLINS THOMPSON

CLIFTON FORGE — Rebecca “Becky” Mullins Thompson, 79, of 501 Commercial Avenue, Clifton Forge, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was born June 4, 1935 in Parkersburg, W.Va., to the late Lewis B. More...

CAROLYN LOUISE BARKLEY STEELE

CHERRY GROVE, W.Va. — Carolyn Louise Barkley Steele, 62, of Cherry Grove, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. More...

Home & Property

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At a recent Millboro Masonic Lodge #28 dinner, Worshipful Master Meredith “Mutsy” Tingler presented Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker and some of his staff with an Award of Excellence Ce More...

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March is Youth Art Month. A selection of Bath County Public School students’ artwork will be on display at Bath County Public Library from Feb. 27 to March 31. More...

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Veterans Center on the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College campus in Clifton Forge was held March 24. More...

Early Files

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Shawna Bratton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 25, 1965

• The U.S. Navy Communications Center project at Sugar Grove got under way recently with a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the famous but ill-fated “Big Ear” project cancelled by the Department of Defense. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 22, 1990

• Construction on Bath County’s nursing home “is moving along quite well,” according to Peggy King, executive director of Northwester Virginia Health Systems Agency in Charlottesville. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Aww, FERC is frustrated  Free Access 

“Unprecedented opposition.” That, according to Cheryl LaFleur, chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is what faces the nation’s natural gas pipeline development. More...

Pictorial

Visitors enjoyed pancakes, syrup and sausage at Bolar Ruritan Club last weekend, when folks arrived by the thousands to enjoy the fruit of Highland’s labor during the Maple Festival. More...

Basketball required picking rocks before play

Memory Lane

Editor’s note: As encouraged by a Highland resident, some of the county’s senior citizens are sharing their memories of times gone by with Recorder readers. We will feature their stories from time to time in these pages. More...


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