April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Father pleads guilty to supplying pot

WARM SPRINGS – A Millboro father pleaded guilty Friday in Bath Circuit Court to distributing marijuana to his teenage child, a felony. More...

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

• Mayor Janice Warner set a budget work session for the budget committee for 7 p.m. April 20 at the Monterey Town Office. Warner and councilmen Francis Fenn, Don Dowdy and Dale Hammer are on the committee. More...

Softball field, water issues still percolating

WARM SPRINGS — Relocating the softball field at Bath County High School has been a topic of conversation for some time, and Tuesday, the BCHS Athletic Booster Club submitted a plan it says could accomplish two things — moving the field, More...

County budget proposed with no tax hike

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors is satisfied the county has enough money to balance budget without a property-tax increase or a reduction in force. More...

Forest fire not yet contained at Fassifern Farm, Route 39

WARM SPRINGS — A fire that has burned more than 25 acres in the Fassifern Farm area along Route 39 was still not contained as of press time Wednesday. More...

Bath library to observe National Library Week

WARM SPRINGS — An open house on Sunday highlights the Bath County Library’s observance of National Library Week, April 11-17. More...

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When Paul and Zella Pastine talked about celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary Feb. 18, Mountain Hospice nurses’ aide Terri Lewis was listening. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, April 13 — 7 p.m. Closed meeting 6 p.m. Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 More...

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There’s a stupendous sight to see in downtown Clifton Forge these days. More...

Fund-raiser planned for equine therapy

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The Greenbrier Valley’s First Annual “Pardner Up! Sagebrush Social” will be hosted by Davis-Stuart, Inc. and High Ridge Equestrian Center, Inc., Friday, April 23, from 7-10 p.m. More...

CRPA offers chance to help planet

MILLBORO — Earth Day is officially April 22, but the entire month of April has been devoted to activities around the world to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this planetary event, begun in 1970. More...

Library Notes

• National Library Week is April 11-17. We’ll be offering fine amnesty on overdue library items that week in hopes of being reunited with some of our long lost favorites. More...

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Westminster Chapel’s “evolving tree” was recently decorated for Easter. Pastor “Punker” Robertson and Riley McNeal put the finishing touches on it. More...

YEP looking for businesses

MONTEREY — Are you making summer plans? Is your business or organization or workplace looking for help this summer? More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath school calendar set

WARM SPRINGS — Students will begin school for the 2010-11 year one Aug. 25, under the school calendar approved by the Bath County School Board Tuesday. New teachers will report Aug. 13 and all teachers will begin work Aug. 16. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

• The Bath school board approved fall coaching appointments for 2010 Tuesday. More...

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The Bath County School Board honored outgoing superintendent Dr. David Smith with a resolution Tuesday night. Smith, who is leaving Bath April 30, has been superintendent since July 1, 1999. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Published weekly Sunday, April 11 ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Church Kid’s Klub for elementary-aged children from 1:30-3 p.m. All elementary school children are invited. More...

Home & Property

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A hazardous materials operations class was held March 13-14 and 20-21 through the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and sponsored by Bath County Emergency Services. More...

Route 629 next to Douthat to close April 14

STAUNTON – Route 629 (Wilson Creek Road) in Bath County will be closed from 5 a.m. on April 14 until 5 a.m. on April 15 for pipe replacement. More...

Early Files

Bath boasts state’s best caves

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 12, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher. More...

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This circa 1885 tintype photograph, also known as a ferrotype, is thought to be John Paul Brown, a prominent African American citizen of Highland County. More...

25 years ago

April 11, 1985

• The Bath County Public Service Authority moved one step closer to putting its new sewer system in operation on Tuesday at it rescheduled monthly meeting by hiring Gene Phillips as chief operator for the system. More...

Garth Newel director resigns

WARM SPRINGS — After six months on the job, new Garth Newel Music Center director Janet Karpus has resigned, effective Wednesday this week, to return to Kalamazoo, Mich. More...

Frustration reigns over wind facility, budget in Highland

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors adopted a budget for publication that did not raise taxes, but no one on the board seemed happy about it this week, and concerns about the future dominated the meeting. More...

Mayor says Farm Bureau sign too big

MONTEREY — Mayor Janice Warner met with Highland County Zoning Administrator Jim Whitelaw recently to discuss the Farm Bureau sign installed by Holiday Signs, at the office on Main Street. More...

Wellness center now at full speed

Risen from the ashes

MITCHELLTOWN — There aren’t many instances where a devastating fire could be determined as good fortune, but that may well have happened to some degree with the Bath Community Hospital Rehab and Wellness Center. More...

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Victory Chapel Advent Christian Church held its annual Easter egg hunt at the Fellowship Hall this past Saturday. There were about 80 children of all ages in attendance. More...

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The Highland County Senior Center held a bake sale last Friday in front of H&H Cash Store in Monterey to support senior center programs. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Jeremy Mason, acting Virginia Department of Transportation Verona residency administrator, told the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that the Verona residency would close April 23. More...

Virginia Cave Week celebrated April 18-24

RICHMOND — Virginia Cave Week will be held April 18-24 to promote an understanding of Virginia’s caves and the surrounding limestone habitats known as karst. More...

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After several failed attempts at scheduling the annual willow cuttings, the Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District and partners were finally able to make a day of it. More...

‘Hidden Story of Narnia’ latest book by local author

MONTEREY — Will Vaus has a new book on C.S. Lewis, released in early April, titled “The Hidden Story of Narnia,” published by Winged Lion Press. Vaus has been fascinated since childhood with the Chronicles of Narnia series. More...

Ruffed grouse local chapter members create habitats

STAUNTON — The local H.C. Edwards Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society spent most of the day March 20 creating habitat for ruffed grouse, wild turkey, deer, songbirds and other wildlife on Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area. More...

Ed Asner portrays Franklin D. Roosevelt at Covington High School, April 12

COVINGTON — Ed Asner, best known for his Emmy Award winning role as Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler More Show, will grace the stage of Covington High School on Monday, April 12 at 8 p.m. in a powerful, solo performance as Franklin D. Roosevelt. More...

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Adam Conner killed his first turkey Saturday, April 3, on Sounding Knob. It weighed 17 pounds and had a 10 ¼-inch beard. He was hunting with his father, Tony Connor (left). More...

Forest Service delays opening Little Mountain Road in Alleghany County

COVINGTON — The U.S. Forest Service is delaying the opening of Little Mountain Road, in Alleghany County. More...

Obituaries

Jan Hull Barrett

MONTEREY — Jan Hull Barrett, 50, of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Augusta Health after a courageous battle with MDS leukemia. She was born Dec. 8, 1959 in Harrisonburg, a daughter of Carlton and Patricia Wilfong Hull. More...

William Merritt “Bud” Brinkley

MILLBORO — William Merritt “Bud” Brinkley, 79, of 23905 Mountain Valley Road, Millboro, died Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. More...

Sylvia Mae Carpenter Flaherty

STEPHENS CITY — Sylvia Mae Carpenter Flaherty, 91, of Stephens City, passed away Monday, April 5, 2010 at Hilltop House in Winchester. She was born Oct. More...

Sports

Ford ties VHSL record as Chargers dominate

Bath 9, Buffalo Gap 0 SWOOPE — Bath hurler Jailyn Ford threw 17 strikeouts and the Charger bats cracked 13 hits to beat the Buffalo Gap Bison Thursday night. Ford was dominant on both sides of the ball. More...

Charger booters roll past lady Mounties

WARM SPRINGS — Bath junior forward Angela Herscher scored a hat trick in the final five minutes of the first half and four goals on the day as the Chargers easily defeated neighboring Alleghany 12-1, last Wednesday, March 31. More...

Pigskin report

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Former Bath County High School football standout Jake Phillips played his first professional football game close to home last week when the Green Bay (Wis.) Blizzard took on the Maryland Maniacs. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 28 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker and Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to Creekside Drive for a possible assault. • March 28 — Deputy William D. Sexton conducted a well-being check on Lower Yard Road. More...

Letters

Bath urged not to cut constitutional offices

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing regarding the article in The Recorder, April 1, “Bath gets good financial news,” wherein it reports Bath County will receive $1.2 million more than expected. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Better ideas can be had

While Highland officials feel some relief at avoiding a tax hike next fiscal year, they are also correct there’s a lot of work to do, starting now, if we’re going to avoid serious financial strain beyond 2011. More...

Pictorial

Jailyn Ford, a sophomore at Bath County High School, was Pioneer District Player of the Year last spring when the Chargers won their first Pioneer title in 30 years. More...

Like a Queen Elizabeth rose, people will bloom once in awhile

Moments in Time

I first heard of a Queen Elizabeth rose 40 years ago when my sister moved into her townhouse in Shreveport, La. Uncle Charlie and Aunt Ivy presented her with a rose for her back garden off the patio. More...


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