April 2, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Bath schools adopt budget with 2.1 percent cut

WARM SPRINGS — There is a cut in the budget adopted March 26 by the Bath County School Board, but not as much as the board of supervisors may have wanted. More...

No raises this year for Highland teachers

MONTEREY — The Highland County School Board adopted a $4.2 million budget Tuesday, but not without discussion and dissent. More...

School board changes calendar again

MONTEREY — Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore told the Highland County School Board Tuesday that the calendar, amended last month to make up for days lost to snow and bad weather school cancellations, had to be amended again. More...

Waldeck appointed to school board, again

WARM SPRINGS — Barbara Waldeck will return to her Valley Springs District seat on the Bath County School Board. More...

Emma Lavelle Brower

STAUNTON — Brendan Brower and Malorie Pitsenbarger of Staunton, announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Lavelle Brower, born Feb. 19, 2009, at 9:35 p.m. at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. More...

Employment forms available at Highland County Public Library

MONTEREY — Are you interested in registering for employment assistance on the Virginia Employment Commission's Virginia Workforce Connection website? Do you need to file a claim for unemployment? More...

Bath seniors planning to tour Biltmore Estates

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath Community Senior Center is planning a trip to the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina June 9-11. More...

Douthat camp host positions available

MILLBORO — Douthat State Park offers three camp host positions April through October this year. There is a 30- to 90- day stay at the park for free in exchange for performing camp host duties. More...

Great escapes on tap this weekend

See A Show

If there were ever a time when we all needed a great escape, this is that time. We are sad. We are reeling from the distress and horror of murder and mayhem, right in our own beloved town. We need something to shake off the shock. More...

Rockbridge Regional Library book sale in progress

LEXINGTON — The Rockbridge Regional Library, at 138 South Main Street in Lexington, will have its next book sale on Thursday, April 2, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Friday, April 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Marijuana, guns, vehicle seized in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — A joint investigation conducted by the Bath County Sheriff's Office and the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force led to the seizure of several marijuana plants, firearms, drug paraphernalia and a vehicle at a Hot Springs address More...

Special Sections

Sports

2009 BCHS Hall of Famers inducted

HOT SPRINGS —Three new members were inducted into the Bath County Athletic Hall of Fame as the Class of 2009 on Saturday night. Delbert Snyder, Nelson Long, Jr. and Richard A. More...

Chargers split two in wet work week

Bath 13, Pocahontas 6 DUNMORE, W.Va.­— The Bath County Chargers used a five-run fourth inning and to win their second comefrom behind game of the season with a victory over the Pocahontas Warriors Monday afternoon. More...

Lady Mounties beat Bath to even series

LOW MOOR — The Alleghany Mountaineers earned a season split over the Bath County Chargers with a 5-0 victory Tuesday evening at Mountaineer Field. More...

Early Files

Highlanders ponder plans for meditation university

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 15, 1973 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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Highland High School's 1964 varsity cheerleaders posed for this Recorder portrait while the gymnasium was decorated for a court match-up with Franklin, W.Va. More...

25 years ago

April 5, 1984

• A house fire which apparently started from an overheated chimney flue, destroyed three rooms and caused severe smoke damage to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Morgan, of Millboro, last Wednesday night. More...

Opinions & Commentary

2 sides, no easy answers

The decision this week not to grant pay increases to Highland teachers had to be one of the most difficult so far for our relatively new county school board. More...

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Technology will continue to expand in the classroom. Highland County Public Schools are asking supervisors for $291,378 in next year's budget. More...

New and improved' not always better

Say What?

Progress is not always good. I contend there's merit in leaving well enough alone once in a while. You know, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Last week, our Internet provider in Bath County decided to upgrade its e-mail service. More...

Hundreds pay respects at 2nd funeral

HOT SPRINGS - What kind of man was Dwight Kerr? The kind about whom one never heard an unkind word. Kerr was born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica, north of Kingston and near the foothills of the famous Blue Mountains. More...

CodeRED passes first test

Some 'bugs' found in system, officials working to correct those

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County's new citizen notification system, CodeRED, didn't get an A+ on its first test, but emergency services and law enforcement officials were pleased with the results of the system's first use. More...

Reward offered for Hackney capture

WARM SPRINGS - Bath Sheriff Larry Norfleet announced this week there is a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture and arrest of Beacher Hackney. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Commission met Thursday, March 26, to review a conditional use permit application from Laura Vik to operate a tourist court on A-2 agriculturally zoned property on Route 614 More...

William Garrick Rouse

Births

WINCHESTER — Charles, Jessica, and Maggie Rouse, of Winchester, announce the arrival of their son and little brother, William Garrick, born on Jan. 20, 2009 at Winchester Medical Center. More...

Correction

In the April 2 edition "Class identified" picture From Our Early Files, Patsy Corbett Herold was misidentified as Patsy Corbett Smick. Smick is her sister's last name. More...

Governor declares April as 'Virginia Green Travel Month'

McLEAN —With Virginia marking the 40th anniversary of the "Virginia is for Lovers" marketing campaign and environmentalists looking forward to Earth Day 2009, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has declared April as "Virginia Green Travel Month. More...

2009 Spring Clean-up scheduled

WARM SPRINGS — The eighth annual Bath County Spring Clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 18. This is a countywide event and everyone is welcome to participate. Mark your calendars and plan to get involved. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Area churches will sponsor a showing of the movie, "Fireproof," on Friday, April 3, at the Millboro fire association building. The movie shows the life of a firefighter and the stress it puts on his home life. More...

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Bath County Sheriff, Larry Norfleet presented Corporal Robert B. Weaver with a plaque in recognition of his ten years service to the Bath County Sheriff's Office. Corporal Weaver, 41, joined the Bath County Sheriff's Office on March 1, 1999. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center, Spruce Street Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. • Report on county roads and projects. More...

Bath Destination ImagiNation team heads to state

MILLBORO - Weeks of teamwork and some very creative brainpower brought success to 16 DI teams from the Jefferson Region when they excelled at the regional Destination ImagiNation tournament, held at Western Albemarle High School on March 7. More...

Zirkle named executive director of SVBD

NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the selection of W. Denman Zirkle as new executive director. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Mae Sutphin Walton Does

CLIFTON FORGE — Dorothy Mae Sutphin Walton Does, 81, of 532 West Main Street, died Friday, March 27, 2009, at the Highland House, Clifton Forge. More...

Hettie Catherine Kincaid Kester

STAUNTON — Hettie Catherine Kincaid Kester, 89, widow of Carl Chester Kester, of, 629 C Street, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at King's Daughters' Rehab Center, Staunton. She was born Sept. More...

Joseph B. Dujardin

MILLBORO—Joseph B. Dujardin Jr., 77, of 32725 Mountain Valley Road, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at his residence. He was born on Feb. 5, 1932 in Baltimore, Md., the son of the late Joseph B. Dujardin Sr. and Anna Heim Dujardin. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, April 2 ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Church community pot luck supper at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish and a friend. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath and Highland counties

Bath County • March 18 — Lieutenant Noel T. Dunnagan responded to a report of a reckless driver in the Hot Springs area. • March 18 — Deputy Robert W. More...

Letters

Recorder congratulated on journalism awards

Editor, The Recorder, Congratulations to The Recorder Staff for their welldeserved journalism rewards. Week in and week out, The Recorder delivers the thoughtful reporting one expects to find only in major newspapers. More...

Dog owners resent being 'stalked' in Monterey

Editor, The Recorder, I guess I am addressing what you call yourselves: "the advocate for the humane care and treatment of all animals." Basically, "dog stalkers." I am glad you have time to observe my dog and other dogs in the neighborhood. More...

Everyone's job has value, no matter what it is

Editor, The Recorder, First of all, I want to express my gratitude to the local sheriff's office and the emergency personnel for all they have done to assist others after the tragic events of March 21 at The Homestead. More...


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