April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Schools seek money for activity bus

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County students could soon have new transportation to extracurricular events. The school board voted 2-1 Tuesday to ask supervisors for $94,000 in forest reserve money to purchase a new activity bus. More...

No tax rate increase for Highland

MONTEREY More...

Byrd waivers on Old MES project cost

Public hearing tonight could determine outcome

WARM SPRINGS - "I don't usually turn around in the middle of a water hole," says supervisor Richard Byrd. But that's exactly what his sense of fiscal responsibility made him do Tuesday night. More...

In Brief . . .

• The Economic Development Authority of Highland County invited Kirk Billingsley to speak about his purchase of and plans for the Maple Restaurant building on Spruce Street in Monterey Tuesday. More...

Sale of wildlife prints benefit Highland Center restoration

MONTEREY — Ray Harm Print Collection, a donation of more than 100 wildlife prints, are available for purchase to support The Highland Center Restoration Project. Many of the prints are the work of artist Ray Harm. More...

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Katie Hostetter has donated her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths for cancer patients. She donated her hair in honor of her grandfather, James Hostetter, who lost his battle with cancer in November. More...

Bath Cancer Society plans Aug. 22 Relay For Life

BATH COUNTY - The Bath County Chapter of the American Cancer Society has begun planning for the 2009 Relay For Life, which will be held on Saturday, Aug.22, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., at the high school. More...

Agenda

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission Monday, April 20 — 6:30 p.m. Cragisville Community Center and Town Hall 18 Hidy Street, Craigsville Dinner provided at 6 p.m. More...

Agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission Thursday, April 23 7:30 p.m. Highland Modular Conference Center • Public hearing. More...

Survey a pleasant experience, after all A Party of One

Well, well, well. Sometimes, I learn I'm not right all the time. Sometimes, I get surprised in spite of myself. Sometimes, I'm lucky enough to be able to laugh about it, in retrospect. More...

Miss Bath pageant to be held April 25

HOT SPRINGS — "The Beat Goes On," is the 2009 theme for Miss Bath County Pageant sponsored by the Bath Highland Lioness Lion club on April 25 at Bath County High School. More...

BCH offers more radiology services

HOT SPRINGS — Meeting the needs of patients beyond primary care has always been a challenge for rural communities. More...

A night flight in Russia remembered

Several years ago I, along with three other men, had the opportunity to visit Russia as members of a United Methodist Church Missionary Team. More...

Rockbridge Regional Library celebrates National Library Week

LEXINGTON — It's National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide — and the perfect time to discover how worlds connect at a librar More...

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Boxes of snack foods are being sent to American soldiers in Afghanistan thanks to the generosity of Milllboro Elementary School students. More...

Building permits

WARM SPRINGS — The following building permits were issued by the Bath County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of March: Hot Springs District — Jean Brandon Willoughby, upgrade electric; Charles and Rebecca L. More...

Birth

James Eli McCulley

ROANOKE — James Eli Mc- Culley graced his parents, Daryl McCulley and Shannon Dean of Burnsville, with his appearance, Jan. 15, 2009 at 8:42 a.m. at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

MONTEREY — Teresa Blum, principal of Highland Elementary School, has announced the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the grading period. More...

Sports

Chargers end James River win streak

Bath 6, Parry McCluer 1 WARM SPRINGS — Charger pitcher Tyler Bradley 2-0) hurled a three-hit complete game and slugger Derek Brinkley hit his first homerun on the year as the Bath County Chargers defeated the Parry McCluer Blues Wednesday, More...

Lady Chargers win three to kick off Pioneer

Bath 6, Parry McCluer 0 WARM SPRINGS —The Bath defense played an errorfree game in the field and Charger lefty pitcher Jailyn Ford tossed a one-hit shutout to defeat the Parry McCluer Blues in the district opener last Wednesday, April, 8. More...

Lady Chargers win at Buena Vista

BUENA VISTA— Lady Charger Angela Herscher pushed her season goal total to nine with her third hat trick in four games and the Bath County lady Chargers took the first step toward defending their Pioneer District title by defeating the Parry M More...

Early Files

Buckskins, muzzleloaders recall frontier life, lore

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the March 2 1978 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

April 19, 1984

• D. King's Inc., which provides cable television for Monterey and vicinity in Highland County, announces that HBO is now being offered on channel 2. • Summer job. Truck driver's helper, local route. Four days, $75 per week. More...

50 years ago

April 16, 1959

• Around four inches of snow, about as much as this county has had all winter, made driving conditions hazardous enough for schools to be closed Monday. • Nancy Hammer, sixth grade student at Blue Grass, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Bath Grand Jury indicts 13

WARM SPRINGS - A Bath grand jury handed down 13 indictments Monday, April 6. More...

Body found not Hackney

WARM SPRINGS - A body found near Harrisonburg last Friday is not that of suspected murderer Beacher Hackney, Bath Sheriff Larry Norfleet said this week. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

• Several appointments and retirements were approved by the Bath school board April 9. Terry Bradley was approved as golf coach at Bath County High School, Daphne Davidson was approved as BCHS cross country coach, More...

How Highland County balanced its budget

MONTEREY — "We've got to find $80-some-thousand, and I don't want to raise taxes," said supervisor Jerry Rexrode Tuesday, kicking off a two-hour discussion on the county's proposed 2009-10 budget. More...

Bath schools could cut principal, two teachers

WARM SPRINGS — If the Bath County School Board ends up following recommendations presented by Superintendent Dr. David Smith, a principal's position and two teaching positions will be cut next year. More...

Correction

Mayor Janice Warner, Monterey Town Councilman Francis Fenn and town employee Mike Isles visited a sewer treatment plant construction site at Lady Smith near Fredericksburg, not Smith Mountain Lake, as reported April 9 in the article "Town Sewer Pro More...

Emergency Conservation Program sign-up ends April 30

LEXINGTON - Melissa A. Kelley, county executive director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Lexington announced the Rockbridge/ Alleghany/Bath County FSA office is conducting a sign-up for the Emergency Conservation Program. More...

Sun, wind systems work together

BLUE GRASS — Thinking of putting the sun and wind to work for your electric needs? Be prepared. More...

Don't be an April fool when it comes to your economic recovery payment

COVINGTON — No one likes being the target of an April fool's prank. If you're receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, More...

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The third annual poker run to benefit the Alleghany Highland Free Clinic will be held Saturday, April 18. Riders will begin leaving the parking lot of Belly Up on Valley Ridge Road at 10 a.m., with the last rider out at noon. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• The board adopted changes Tuesday to the Regulation of Junk Motor Vehicles, following a public hearing. More...

Millboro Happenings

• For a fun evening out, take in a contra dance this Friday, April 17, hosted by the Healthy Foods Co-Op in Lexington in the Social Hall at RE Lee Episcopal Church, 123 West Washington Street, from 7-10 p.m. More...

'Best Preservation Practices' honors go to Preserve  Free Access 

HOT SPRINGS — Homestead Preserve was one of six communities receiving "Best Preservation Practices" honors in Pinnacle Living Mountain Homes magazine's 2009 Best of the Mountains Awards. More...

Spectrum Studios opens

STAUNTON — There's a new working art studio in town, owned by Mary Catherine Richardson who specializes in hot glass, mixed media and textiles and George Peterson, sculpture and painter. More...

Prevent child abuse — give children hope, health, and happiness

MONTEREY — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Highland County Department of Social Services is teamed with the Virginia Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention to raise awareness about what individuals, communities, and organizat More...

Cave Biology: What lives below the ground?

The World Beneath

Most of us give little thought to what lives below the ground we walk on each day. We may occasionally notice an earthworm or a hole dug by a groundhog, but rarely do we get a glimpse of what really exists in the subterranean world. More...

VDACS tracks movement of destructive emerald ash borer in Virginia

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture and Fairfax County, is about to embark on a statewide survey to determine the extent of areas infested wi More...

Edmonson easement a first for Highland County

RICHMOND — Highland County, known for its pristine scenic beauty, is blessed with abundant and vital forestland. More...

Engagement

Hiebert ­— Heatwole

RAYMOND, ALBERTA ­— Jerald and Barbara Hiebert of Raymond, Alberta, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Deborah Hiebert, to Rodney Heatwole of Williamsville, Va. Heatwole is the son of Clair and Dianne Heatwole. More...

'Teacher of the Year' nominations due

MERIDEN, Conn. — Nominations for the Virginia 2008-09 Teacher of the Year are being accepted through April 30, at www. teachers.com. More...

Obituaries

Reba Carpenter Weeks

CROZET — Reba Carpenter Weeks, 84, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, after long illness. Mrs. Weeks was born in Highland County, and had lived in the Charlottesville area since 1956, most lately in Crozet. More...

Barbara A. Ringer

LEXINGTON — Barbara A. Ringer, 83, who served as register of copyrights from 1973-80 and as acting register from 1993-94, died on April 9, 2009, in Lexington. More...

Carl D. Atkinson

STAFFORD — Carl D. Atkinson, 72, of Stafford County, left this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Sunday, April 19 ¦ Starr Bolar United Methodist Church hymn sing at 7 p.m. Music by "Mountain To Gospel Band with Donnie Liptrap, family and friends. Church is located at 49 Poor Farm Road. Take U.S. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH Mondays ¦ Friends of Library board meeting is the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Warm Springs Public Library. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County • April 8 — Conducted well being check, Big Valley Road. • April 10 — Responded to a report of suspicious activity, Spruce Street, unfounded. More...

Letters

Voice concerns about education cuts

Editor, The Recorder, The Bath County Board of Supervisors will meet on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the courthouse for a public hearing on the county's 2009-10 budget as it relates to our schools. More...

Pet owners, beware of cyanide bait for coyotes

Editor, The Recorder, I have learned, since, April 3, when my Zelda's body was found in the vicinity of a M-44 coyote cyanide poison: • That M-44 coyote poison is being used in the county and that such a thing even exists. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Rubber, meet road

In a couple of weeks, Highland New Wind Development expects to submit a final site plan to county supervisors for its proposed 39-megawatt wind energy plant. More...

Pictorial

The difference between industrial wind turbines like those in Tucker County, W.Va. (right) and residential ones is enormous. More...


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