February 21, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Bills switch over to House, Senate

RICHMOND - Legislation being watched by Highland and Bath citizens moved along a little further in the General Assembly this week. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors and School Board

¦ No action was taken by Bath supervisors or school board members during the joint work session Monday. The boards addressed a number of issues related to the budget for the coming year. More...

Supes quiz school board

WARM SPRINGS - During the meeting of the annual joint Bath School Board and Board of Supervisors dinner, supervisor Percy Nowlin presented the following list of 10 questions to the school board and administration and asked for a response in writin More...

Drowning death charge under advisement

Bath County hunting death case also heard in circuit court

WARM SPRINGS - The mother of a four-year-old boy who drowned in the Cowpasture River Aug. 11 stood trial in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday. More...

Charger Star Search finds motherlode

WARM SPRINGS - It was Bath's very own version of "American Idol." The sixth annual talent show sponsored by the Bath County High School Achievement Booster Club attracted close to a full house of spectators, and the entertainment featured somethi More...

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The Edward Mullenax family held their annual Christmas party on Dec. 15, 2007 at the Manassas Presbyterian Church. The family gathered for good food, the story "A New and Improved Santa," read by Amy Beard and singing led by Sam and Melanie Beard. More...

Stewart - Beale

HOT SPRINGS - On Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, Thomas Coleman Stewart and Delores Butler Beale were united in marriage at the Piney Grove Baptist Church at 3 p.m. by the Rev. W. Ed Mansfield. More...

The Homestead honors employees for longtime service

HOT SPRINGS - The Homestead honored many longtime employee partners with annual service awards, awarded in one, three and five year increments. Awards ranged from one year of service to 50 years of service at the famed resort. More...

Millboro district supervisor reports on county issues

MILLBORO - Since taking office, I have been trying to learn all I can about the Virginia and Bath County codes, how Bath County does business and what are the key issues for the county, as well as the Millboro District. More...

Sen. Webb concerned about rural Virginians' health care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A ccording to U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), Virginians living in rural areas of the commonwealth would see their access to health care challenged under President Bush's proposed fiscal year 2009 budget. More...

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John Wright inspects damage to VDOT rock retaining wall and surrounding area. More...

Protect Chesapeake Bay with tax dollars

RICHMOND - Virginians can help conserve open space land and prevent pollution from reaching the Chesapeake Bay when completing their tax returns by contributing any or all of their tax re- fund to funds set up solely for those purposes. More...

DAR met in Staunton

STAUNTON - The Sarah Murray Lewis chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Saturday, Feb. 9 at Third Presbyterian Church in Staunton. The Regent, Sarah Wolters, thanked the hostesses, Ms. Peggy Aglubat, Mrs. More...

ARH offers cardiac rehabilitation programs

LOW MOOR - When 55 year old Theo Sharp of Covington experienced "burning" in his chest, his coworkers at Cucci's restau- rant convinced him to go to the hospital. More...

Club holds 'show and tell'

MONTEREY - The Monterey Garden Club met Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the Mountain View Room of the Highland County Public Library. Rhet Wilson was hostess and Sue Robinson was in charge of devotions. More...

Governor reminds Virginians of burning ban

RICHMOND - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine reminds citizens of Virginia's annual spring fire season burning ban. The spring fire season, as defined by state code, began Feb. 15 and continues until April 30. During this period, the commonwealth's "4 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath County band accepts more awards than ever before

HOT SPRINGS - AlAl rea Honor Band took place at Covington HS on Jan 25 and 26. Bath County had more students accepted than ever before, 29 total. More...

Sports

Chargers' searing shooting streak leads to 3 wins

Bath 46 Parry McCluer 36 WARM SPRINGS - Guard Eric Gentry nailed three - threes and scored 15 points as the Bath County Chargers returned the favor of a 10-point early season loss to the Parry McCluer Blues Thursday night. More...

Lady Chargers knock off Blues, Rockets

Bath 53, Parry McCluer 50 BUENA VISTA - The Bath County Chargers blew out of the gate and threw down 18 first quarter points, finished strong with 17 fourth quarter points, More...

Lady Rams roll Cougars twice

Highland 52, Covington 32 MONTEREY - All Rams save one scored as Highland dominated the Covington Cougars for a 20- point win, Wednesday, Feb 13. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ Feb. 13 - Larry Wimer of Blue Grass was arrested on a charge of stalking, obtained in Rockingham County. ¦ Feb. 14 - Investigated a report of theft, Les-Paul Road. ¦ Feb. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ Feb. 12 - Responded to an activated business alarm, Mitchelltown. ¦ Feb. 12 - Responded to a disturbance, Millboro. ¦ Feb. 13 - Spoke with a citizen about phone calls they received. ¦ Feb. More...

Letters

Community very lucky to have center, caring folks

Editor, The Recorder, Would you allow me a small space in your column to commend the members of the Mountain Grove Community Center for their time, effort, hard work and dedication to their community? More...

Maple abattoir festival would not be wise

Editor, The Recorder, We realize that Highland County needs jobs and improved streams of revenue. However, the livestock butchering plant currently under consideration by a select group of committee individuals would be entirely unwise. More...

Nursing Center requests donations for new TV

Editor, The Recorder, The Springs Nursing Center, a not-for-profit long term care provider specializing in dementia and Alzheimer's care, has been a long standing member of our community and region, and is proud to continue providing a safe and se More...

Bath schools facing declining enrollments

Millboro Elementary at risk in the future

WARM SPRINGS - The food was home cooked, the atmosphere was light and friendly, but the Bath County Board of Supervisors came loaded with some tough questions for the school board at the annual joint budget work session dinner held Monday at the s More...

Amendment revised for slaughterhouse

MONTEREY - As they took their seats, members of the Highland board of supervisors, the planning commission and Monterey Town Council chatted and chuckled among themselves setting the tone for the meeting ahead - one of serious but good-natured de More...

Bath BZA denies another variance request

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Zoning appeals continued its strict application of variance regulations Monday, denying an application by the Puckett family for a variance to lot size requirements. More...

Highland Medical Center hires new CEO

MONTEREY - The board of directors of Highland Medical Center has announced Dr. D. Bradley Drawbaugh has been hired as the center's new chief executive officer. He arrived last Tuesday, and immediately stepped into the position. More...

DuPont Community Credit Union has scholarship application deadline

WAYNESBORO - For the thirteenth year, DuPont Community Credit Union will award $1,000 scholarships to 19 high school students at the DCCU annual meeting in April. A total of $19,000 in scholarships to area students will be awarded at the meeting. More...

State plans to cut school budget

MONTEREY - The Highland County School Board was given a sharp welcome to the job Monday as superintendent Gary Blair detailed state plans to cut about $100,000 in education grants to the county. More...

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Below: After several inches of snow on Wednesday, Main Street Monterey was deserted by evening. (Recorder photo by Janice O'Reilly) More...

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Contestants for the 2008 Maple Queen contest are (l-r) in front: Amanda Marie Harper, Makayla Faith West, and Molly Kathryn Mobley; standing: Kate Elizabeth Obaugh, Jessie Denise Siron, Emily Ann Wagner, Kari Lee Obaugh, and Abigail Adams Cavellier; More...

Heart health experts host free program

SALEM - February is American Heart month and to help boost awareness of heart disease - the leading cause of death in the United States - the hospitals of HCA Southwest Virginia are hosting their first series of free educational programs featuri More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The Math Olympiad winners for the elementary and middle school have been announced. There was a three-way tie for first place at the fifth- and sixth-grade level between Zach Brinkley, Jessie O'Conner, and Emily Smith. More...

Rockbridge Regional Library announces new director

LEXINGTON - The board of trustees of the Rockbridge Regional Library announces the selection of Alan Bobowski to become new library director upon the retirement of Linda Krantz this June. More...

Two child care programs serve Bath County

MILLBORO - Did you know Bath County has two school-age programs operating in the valley and Millboro communities? More...

Clarification

The Recorder has learned that Clark Earnhart, Charger football star in 1981 - 82, also had his jersey retired. He was the second Charger to rush for over 1,000 yrds, besting the record held since 1975 by Derek Watkins for most yardage in a season. More...

SeniorNavigator helps facilitate partnership with Bath

Bath County and SeniorNavigator are in partnership to address the needs of seniors and caregivers in our community. More...

Sheep workshop set

MONTEREY - Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Highland Sheep and Wool Producers Association will host an educational workshop for area sheep producers on Friday, Feb. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Highland Modular Conference Room in Monterey. More...

$425,000 donated to youth programs

STAUNTON- Farm Credit of the Virginias supports a variety of youth programs with agricultural ties, like Future Farmers of America and 4-H. More...

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June, Donald McCaig's eight-year-old border collie has been chosen for the United States Team to compete in the World Sheepdog Trial in Wales in September. The World Trial will draw several hundred dogs from 23 different nations. More...

Obituaries

JODIE MARIE WILL

BLUE GRASS - Jodie Marie Will, 32, of Blue Grass, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 at her home. She was born March 1, 1975 at Staunton, a daughter of Joe and Donna Will of Blue Grass. Jodie was a member of Word of Faith Church. She loved everyone. More...

CONARD LEE CARPENTER

ARLINGTON - Conard Lee Carpenter, 87, of Arlington and formerly of Monterey, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. He was born Dec. More...

JEREMY STUART HELMICK

MONTEREY - Jeremy Stuart Helmick, 30, of Monterey, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2 0 0 8 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born March 12, 1977 at Staunton. His parents, Michael Leonard and Linda Lee Wade Helmick preceded him in death. More...

Early Files

Only locality where deaths outnumber births?

Editor's note: This article was taken from the March 9, 1972 issue of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was the editor and publisher. Highland County might well be the only locality in Virginia where deaths outnumber live births. More...

25 years ago

FEBRUARY 24, 1983

With the 1983 Highland County Maple Festival a little more than two weeks away, area maple producers are getting their operations into full swing. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 20 , 1953

Icy winds pushed temperatures to a low of 11 degrees below zero Monday night and the mercury has continued in that vicinity plaguing efforts of state road employees to free the county from heavy snow drifts. More...

Opinions & Commentary

School is out?

Monday, the Bath County Board of Supervisors and Bath school board continued the admirable tradition begun about five years ago of meeting over dinner to discuss the upcoming budget season. More...

Pictorial

It's been a complicated issue, but county and town officials intend to amend Highland ordinances to increase the potential for locating an animal processing and agricultural center here. More...

Legislative Update

State facing a $2 billion cut

With our state budget facing a nearly $2 billion shortfall through 2010, many of the legislative proposals we hoped to pass have been put off for the year. More...


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