February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Nine young ladies are vying for the title of Maple Queen this year. More...

13 arraigned in Bath Court

WARM SPRINGS – A steady stream of the accused appeared in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. Thirteen defendants indicted by a grand jury Jan. 19 were arraigned, and appointed attorneys by the court. More...

Highland needs to speak up

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisor Robin Sullenberger told the Economic Development Authority of Highland County that Gov. Bob McDonnell could give the economy a big boost during his term in office. More...

State legislative update

RICHMOND — As the current General Assembly session continues, so does the progress of bills sponsored or co-sponsored by Bath and Highland representatives. Legislation involving State Sen. More...

Bath planners recommend approval for farmers’ market

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Farmers’ Market is one step closer to moving to a new location in downtown Hot Springs. More...

Watch out for roof ice

MONTEREY — Snow has turned to ice on many homes and businesses. It’s nice to look at, but it can be very damaging. More...

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“Free Snow” is an offer with no takers these winter days. The Windhams, who own Vine Cottage Inn in Hot Springs, have kept their sense of humor, though. More...

Library Notes

• Library supporters of Highland County: this is a call to action. Virginia’s libraries are facing daunting budget cuts. This is on top of the cuts we’ve absorbed in recent years as the economy has taken a downturn. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors • The Highland County Board of Supervisors held its monthly meeting Feb. 16. Supervisors had postponed the meeting twice due to snow. More...

Aiden Bradley Botkin

STAUNTON — Adam and Alisha Botkin of Staunton announce the birth of their son, Aiden Bradley Botkin, born Jan. 4, 2010 at 9:55 a.m. at Augusta Health in Fishersville. He weighed seven pounds and 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. More...

Holiday Lake Forestry Camp — more than just trees

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Nominations are open for the 64th annual Holiday Lake Forestry Camp, to be held June 14-19 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. More...

Come hear State Archaeologist speak in Highland March 11

MONTEREY — “Stones and bones” on U.S. Forest Service lands was his venue for three decades and now he helms the Virginia Department of Historic Resources as the State Archaeologist. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Budget bleak for Bath schools

WARM SPRINGS — Just before the Bath school board and supervisors enjoyed a covered dish dinner Tuesday, superintendent Dr. David Smith set the tone for the budget discussions. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools • Tuesday, March 2 Bath County School Administration Building, Warm Springs Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. More...

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The Highland Elementary School Destination Imagination team is on its way to the Jefferson Regional Competition at the Western Albemarle High School auxiliary gym in Crozet Saturday. More...

Home & Property

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Renovation efforts for the historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge got off to a good beginning in January when the Highlands Community was informed of the plans to renovate the theatre to a performi More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Feb. 15 —Deputy Robert W. Plecker responded to report of a subject trespassing on Chimney Run Road. • Feb. 15 — Plecker responded to a report of stolen items in the Hot Springs area. More...

Early Files

Monterey, Highland County to be featured on Washington TV show

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 7, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, Gene Christie was editor. More...

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The Highland High School girls’ junior varsity basketball team poses before its 1976 season. More...

25 years ago

FEBRUARY 28, 1985

• If the Reagan administration is successful in cutting out revenue-sharing funds from the 1985-86 federal budget, Bath and Highland counties will have to dig a little deeper into the county coffers to keep existing programs funded, say county More...

Opinions & Commentary

Spring, market fever

Speaking of spring (and we’re all speaking of spring, right?), it was great to hear this week that the Bath County Farmers’ Market is in good hands and looking forward to a new season. More...

Pictorial

None of us really want to think about the potential for disaster. And most of us don’t, especially here in the Highlands. More...

Time to speak up, Highlanders

Conversations

Media are all forms of mass communication, including radio, television, the Internet and newspapers. Some people say corporate media control too much information. More...

HMC CEO says he’s wrongly accused

Medical center board has not decided on Drawbaugh’s job status

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center has not reached a decision on the status of its director. More...

Photos making historic comeback

WARM SPRINGS – For decades, they’ve gathered dust in one place or another. In a manner of speaking, they are orphans – unclaimed, unloved, forgotten. But they are a rich treasure trove of history. More...

Audition now for upcoming MVP events

WARM SPRINGS – Can you act, sing, dance or play a musical instrument? The Mountain Valley Players want to know! Auditions will be held Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in the Bath County High School auditorium. More...

Bath superintendent resigns

WARM SPRINGS — Dr. David Smith will be leaving his position as Bath superintendent of schools earlier than originally planned. More...

A year in heels of the Maple Queen

2009 Maple Queen Mariam Foster takes a moment to get her picture taken with Kate MacKenzie (left) and 2008 Little Miss Highland Rhea Bendel at the 4th of July Parade in Blue Grass. More...

Ag Center refines plans

MONTEREY — Scott Smith told Highland’s Economic Development Authority Monday that the Agricultural Center project received $480,000 in the form of a lowinterest loan last summer, one of only 11 in the county, to build the planned abattoi More...

In Brief ...

Highland Economic Development Authority

• The Economic Development Authority of Highland County nominated Highland County Public Schools and Highland Telephone Cooperative for technology awards from the Shenandoah Valley Tech Council. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Students will participate in Saturday’s (Feb. 27) annual Jefferson Region Destination ImagiNation tournament at Western Albemarle High School from 8:10 a.m. to 4 p.m., which is open to the public. More...

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Lisa Jacenich of Chi Experience! submitted two drawings to the U.S. Postal Service for use as cancellation stamps during Maple Festival. More...

Joseph Koal Will

BLUE GRASS — Proud parents Justin K. and Courtney M. Will of Blue Grass announce the birth of their first child, Master Joseph Koal Will, born on Sept. 8, 2009 at Augusta Health Center in Fishersville. More...

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Friends and neighbors have built this igloo behind a home on Kingtown Lane in Mitchelltown. They started with the first major snowstorm in December and have added on with each subsequent storm. More...

Obama grants federal assistance

RICHMOND— President Barack Obama has granted a request for federal assistance to state and local governments in Virginia for recovery from the severe winter storm that occurred Dec. 18-20, 2009. More...

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Biscuit sat down for a rest after walking to the top of the roof-high snow pile at The Highland Center where she watched two good men Michael Humphries, left, and Justin Neil (her owner), while they w More...

Obituaries

RALPH HULL SWECKER  Free Access 

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WILSON TERRY  Free Access 

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Wilson Terry, 66, Kingsport, TN, went into the hands of Jesus on Feb. More...

RALPH E. HELMINTOLLER

HOT SPRINGS — Ralph E. Helmintoller, 99, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born Jan.5, 1911 in Bath County, the son of the late Peter C. “Pete” Helmintoller Sr. More...

Sports

Bath perfect in Pioneer, on the way to regionals

Bath 49 Covington 44 WARM SPRINGS — The Covington Cougars did their best to make the third time the charm but the Bath County Chargers took a season sweep of their neighbors with a Thursday night win thanks to stellar free-throw shooting More...

Homestead skiing turns 50 with Kober in Hall

HOT SPRINGS — Friends and skiing enthuasists gathered to celebrate 50 years of skiing at The Homestead Resort and honored Sepp Kober for his induction into the U.S. More...

Bath rolls Highland, falls to River

Bath 82, Highland 38 WARM SPRINGS — Bath Chargers Eric Gentry and Colby Bosserman out-scored the Highland Rams 41-38 and seven other Chargers contributed to a 44-point Bath win last Wednesday, Feb. More...

Letters

Students looking for information on this area

The following letter was received by The Recorder with a note that read: “Because of wonderful editors like you, 125 West Ridge fifth graders are able to learn many things about your state. More...

Americans are being inundated with lies

Editor, The Recorder, Firstly, praise to The Recorder for publishing letters to the editor, not limited to an amount of words. More...

Explain Constitution to those without health care

Editor, The Recorder, Jan Dray is very well informed about the Constitution and very generous to share his broad knowledge with The Recorder. More...



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