April 30, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Highland man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of teenager

MONTEREY — James Daniel Hass, 36, of Monterey, pleaded guilty to aggravated involuntary manslaughter Thursday, April 23 in Highland County Circuit Court. More...

Bath County High School DI team invited to global event

MILLBORO - Five Bath County High School students gave up a gorgeous spring Sunday afternoon last weekend to spend several hours in initial preparation for the Global DestinationImagiNation challenge being held May 20-23 at the University of Tennes More...

Highland supervisors certify closed meeting

MONTEREY — Following questions from The Recorder about a closed meeting held April 7, Highland supervisors explained Tuesday they had made a procedural error. "It was an oversight on our part," said board chair Robin Sullenberger. More...

Meadowview rezoning approved

WARM SPRINGS — One application was recommended for approval by the Bath County Planning Commission Monday; two others were tabled due to lack of representation and another was rescinded by the applicant. More...

Parents form committee to support Millboro Child Care Center

MILLBORO - A group of parents has formed the Millboro Child Care Committee and is conducting fund-raising activities to keep the center open into the future, according to director Amanda Marshall. More...

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The Homestead's Golf and Tennis Club Board of Governors presented its annual donation to the Partners' Assistance Fund, which distributes charitable sums directly to resort employees and their families. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Girl Scouts will gather at Douthat State Park on Saturday, May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the annual Girl Scout Day. Scouts can participate in programs for a number of badges. More...

May is Older Americans month

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — The United States is nearing the start of a tremendous shift in population. More...

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The Highland County Recreation Commission hosted a trip to the Massanutten Indoor Water Park on Saturday, April 18. More...

On the agenda

Highland County School Board Monday, May 4 — 7 p.m. Highland High School Cafeteria • Education association update; principals Kelly Wilmore and Teresa Blum; School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week; More...

On the agenda

NOTICE The Bath County School Board will meet Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. , in the Bath County Public Library Meeting Room, for the purpose of a board development activity Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, More...

USDA announces crop insurance deadline for Virginia nursery

RALEIGH, N.C. — Virginia nursery producers should be aware the final date for a new applicant to apply for the 2010 nursery crop insurance is May 1, according to the Raleigh Regional Office, USDA, Risk Management Agency. More...

Special Sections

Schools

'Willy Wonka Junior' promises a romp through Candyland

MILLBORO - There is, perhaps, too much fun to be had next Saturday at Millboro Elementary School. How much fun? Well, there's "The Burping Song." And a giant, gum-chomping blueberry named Violet. Might a big pink candy boat be considered fun? More...

Achievement

Middleton Hirsh

BLACKSBURG — Middleton Hirsh of Warm Springs, received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business at the fall commencement ceremony at Virginia Tech on Dec. 19. More...

Sports

Chargers perfect in Pioneer

Bath 6, Parry McCluer 1 BUENA VISTA — the Bath County Charger hitters smacked 11-hits and with lefty strikeout king Jailyn Ford on the Mound two runs again proved to be enough as the Chargers earned a win over the Parry McCluer Blues Friday More...

Chargers stumble to third in tight race

Bath 11, Parry McCluer 7 BUENA VISTA — The Bath County Chargers started slow but crossed the plate when it mattered and earned a come-from-behind win over the Parry McCluer Blues Thursday night. More...

Charger booters win 2 of 3

Bath 6, Parry McCluer 0 WARM SPRINGS — Welcoming the warmer weather the Bath County Chargers blistered the Parry McCluer Blues Thursday night behind a hat trick each by Gates Herscher and Jacob Ingram to sweep the season series. More...

Early Files

Vandals, hot-rodders disturb Montereyans

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 9, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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In this March 1981 Recorder file photo, Sgt. George Carver of the Staunton Marine Corps Recruiting Office visits with Bath County High School students to discuss opportunities in the Marine Corps. K.C. More...

25 years ago

May 3, 1984

• George McWhorter, appointed to the Monterey Town Council last year at the resignation of then mayor John W. More...

Former Bath Charger now to Cowboys

WARM SPRINGS — Last fall as he entered his senior season at U.Va., John Phillips said he didn't really have a favorite football team, but hoped he'd have one soon by making an NFL roster. More...

Dr. Blount pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury

WARM SPRINGS - Dr. Margaret Blount pleaded not guilty when her bench trial began last Friday in Bath County Circuit Court. Blount, 46, was charged in July 2008 with uttering a forged medical malpractice insurance certificate, a felony. More...

Drug, firearm defendants plead guilty

WARM SPRINGS - Curtis Keyser caught a break last Friday in Bath County Circuit Court. More...

Hearing generates little comment from Highland County citizens

MONTEREY — Other than one resident asking the board to lower taxes, there was little discussion about the proposed Highland County budget Tuesday. More...

Building permits

MONTEREY — The following building permits were issued by the Highland County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of January: Blue Grass District: Vincent Kinney, new home/cabin. More...

A done deed: Bath transfers old school

MILLBORO - After some recent bumps in the road toward ownership of the old school site, the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association has waited, at times anxiously, to complete the deed transfer with the county of the roughly four acres of p More...

Surveys needed for planning grant

HOT SPRINGS — Residents of the Thomastown and Pinehurst Heights areas need to fill out and return surveys for a proposed community development project as soon as possible. More...

2009 Fire Queens announced

The 2009 Fire Queen Contest sponsored by the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary was held on April 18. More...

Library Notes

• Spring season at the library means we're planning for the Summer Reading Program. More...

HMC on alert status for swine flu outbreak

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center has implemented an action plan to address the recent swine flu outbreak. As a Federally-Qualified Health Center, HMC has Tamiflu medication on hand and received word late Monday from the U.S. More...

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Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Chapter of the Virginias announced the 2009 recipient of the John R. Dufour Lifetime Professional Achievement Award is Jeff Ford, director of sales, for The Homestead. More...

Lap of Hope begins ACS Relay For Life

MONTEREY — In a nation where more than 1 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, Highland County will celebrate life. More...

Highland use hearts and feet to fight cancer

MONTEREY — In its fourth year, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Highland County. More...

Obituaries

James Kennedy 'Nick' Teter

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — James Kennedy 'Nick' Teter, 48, of Franklin, died April 25, 2009, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Nick was born Jan, 19, 1961 in Harrisonburg, Va., the son of Jacob "Jake" and Corneilia Hartman Teter. More...

John Edward Schaefer

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — A memorial service for John Edward Schaefer will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009 in the chapel of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin, with the Rev. Thomas Huff officiating. John was born Jan. More...

Vernon Lantz

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Vernon Lantz, 95, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin. Mr. Lantz was born in Crab Bottom, Va., on April 3, 1914, the son of the late Lee and Louella Wimer Lantz. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Saturday, May 2 ¦ Greenhill United Methodist Church hosts a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. to honor Pas tor Derek graduation from Eastern Mennonite University. Everyone is welcome. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

• April 15 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver assisted a person with unlocking their vehicle on Massies Drive. • April 15 — Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. assisted a person with unlocking their vehicle on Mountain View Terrace Road. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

• April 23 — Deputies were on standby for child custody exchange, Cowpasture River Road South. • April 23 — Received a report of harassment, Spruce Street. More...

Letters

MVP do it again; don't miss next performance

Editor, The Recorder Bravo to the Mountain Valley Players! "A Grand Night for Singing" was a smashing success. How lucky we are to have Michael Sharp and his amazing cast and crew to provide us with another great show. More...

'Off the grid' feature a welcome read on energy

Editor, The Recorder, Your recent feature in The Recorder titled "Highland turbine up and running" was absolutely fascinating. What a wonderful story. More...

Animal control should be a full time position

Editor, The Recorder, In these hard times when so much that we took for granted is in jeopardy or has been lost altogether, there is one Highland County employee who is probably among the most desperate of public employees anywhere. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Land use tax deserves a second look

Highland County residents are applauding their supervisors this budget season for proposing to keep all tax rates level — the first time in five years there would be no increase. More...

Pictorial

You just have to hand it to those DI kids. More...


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