April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Attorney general’s opinion sought on meals tax

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors asked county attorney Michael Collins Tuesday to seek an opinion from the Virginia Attorney General’s office as to whether the county can legally impose a meals tax at less than the 4 p More...

MGW opens call center, hopes for future expansion

WARM SPRINGS — Despite the downturn in the national economy, there is one local business that has recently added jobs and is working toward adding more. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Bath supervisors approved the health plan to be offered to county and school employees for 2010-11 Tuesday. More...

Grand jury indicts five; three arrested

WARM SPRINGS – Three men have been arrested after being indicted by a Bath grand jury April 5. Further arrests are pending. More...

New barber sets up shop

MONTEREY — Remember when Grady Gutshall had a barber shop on Main Street? Ah, those were the days. Grady up and moved to Florida last week. A pall fell over the sleepy town. Heads were shaking. People were talking. More...

Genetic FAP disease causes polyps, cancer

MONTEREY — Courtney Wagner of Monterey has a genetic disease called FAP — familial adenomatous polyposis — that resulted in the need for two intestinal transplants. More...

Sales tax holiday coming in May

RICHMOND — Plan to go shopping the last week of May, and you will save money on items you can use. More...

Staunton Parks to distribute brochure

STAUNTON — The Staunton Parks and Recreation Department will begin distributing its spring/summer brochure beginning on Monday, April 19. More...

Author reveals unknown chapter of Civil War

STAUNTON — Did you know that of the 620,000 soldiers who perished during the American Civil War, the overwhelming majority died not from gunshot wounds or saber cuts, but from disease? More...

Weather report

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Correction

• The Highland County Recreation Commission Classic Golf tournament 2010 originally scheduled for May 23 at Lower Cascades has been rescheduled for May 16, at 1 p.m., at Needles Eye Golf Course in Monterey. More...

Photos

On Saturday, April 10 the Allegheny Highlands Woodworkers Guild sponsored a workshop at Highland High School featuring Barbara Dill, a professional turner, who demonstrated bowl turning, multi-axis tu More...

Ed Asner’s FDR portrayal delights packed house

COVINGTON – Award-winning actor Ed Asner? In Covington? That question was posed more than once this past week. More...

Lake Moomaw recreation areas opening for season

COVINGTON — James River District Ranger Patrick Sheridan has announced the opening schedule for facilities at Lake Moomaw. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Technology vital for students, teachers say

MONTEREY — Gwen Cauley and Gary Lane of Highland County Public School’s technology department touted the importance of technology at the school board meeting Monday. More...

School needs shelter plan, Red Cross says

MONTEREY — County emergency services manager Harley Gardner told the Highland County School Board Monday, “There is no formal agreement with Highland County and the Red Cross for use of the school as a public shelter.” He suggest More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

• Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore told the Highland County School Board Monday he was working with Virginia Military Institute to have the school do an energy saving analysis at HHS later this summer. More...

Sports

Knights’ ace defeats Chargers in duel

BUCHANAN — The James River Knights scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and defeated the Bath County Chargers in an extra-inning thriller Tuesday evening. More...

Chargers broom Mountie booters

LOW MOOR — Bath forward Angela Herscher scored four goals for the second straight game to put her season total to eight and Bath defeated the Alleghany Mountaineers 6-1 last Wednesday evening. More...

Pigskin report

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Former Bath County High School football standout Jake Phillips and the Green Bay Blizzard continued on a roll with a 43-30 win over the LaCrosse Spartans in Indoor Football League action last week. More...

Early Files

Color ‘Love 22’ presidential candidate visits Bath County

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 17, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

April 18, 1985

• The Blue Grass Mercantile will change hands next month for the first time in over 50 years when Julian D. “Bo” Folks and his family of Blue Grass take over from Mrs. Sallie Marshall and her son, Harry B. More...

50 years ago

April 14, 1960

• T.J. Starrett, district game warden now serving Highland and Bath counties, has revealed that Highland is the second largest stocking county in Virginia. made a practice of coming here several years ago. More...

Former HMC director jailed, then released

MONTEREY — David Bradley Drawbaugh was arrested Tuesday after he turned himself into the sheriff’s office — nearly one month after he had been indicted by a grand jury in Highland County Circuit Court. More...

Deeds says another statewide run unlikely

Senator from Millboro reviving his law practice in Bath

HOT SPRINGS — It wasn’t hard to tell during a visit to Creigh Deeds’ law office last Thursday that he was right where he wanted to be. More...

Bath chamber steps up

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce received about $10,000 Tuesday from the board of supervisors to work on four tourism-related projects. More...

In Brief . . .

Economic Authority of Highland County

• Anne Adams and Ginny Neil gave the EDA an overview of the Rural Education and Cultural Heritage initiative at Highland County Public Schools. More...

Photo

The Bath County Farmers’ Market logo was designed by Raynaldo McCummings, a senior at Bath County High School. More...

Forest fire contained

WARM SPRINGS — A forest fire burning for more than a week in the Fassifern Farm area north of Warm Springs was declared contained by the U.S. Forest Service Sunday night. More...

Work continues on national forest plan

HOT SPRINGS — Hopefully, the third time will be the charm. The U.S. Forest Service is now making its third attempt to revise the plan for the George Washington National Forest. More...

House Bill 1388 signed

STAUNTON — Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) joined Gov. Bob McDonnell, Sen. More...

All-girls conference set to help empower area teens

STAUNTON — Growing up in a family of six girls and two boys in inner city Richmond, All Girls Conference coordinator Makeba Robinson is no stranger to the pressures, hardships, and difficult situations that teenagers face. More...

Education Day set for Lewisburg reenactment weekend

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — This year’s Education Day for the Battle of Lewisburg Living History and Reenactment weekend is open to anyone of any age who wants to learn about Civil War life and times during the early 1860s. More...

State parks accepting Youth Conservation Corps applications

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting applications from youths age 14-17 for its Youth Conservation Corps. More...

Photos

Contestants in the Junior Miss Bath County Pageant are, bottom row (l-r), Mackenzie Kincaid, Genna Altizer, Kelby Smith, Jensen Ford and Aimee Brinkley. More...

Apgar — Mortesen

Wedding

MONTEREY — Priscilla Apgar and Shane Mortensen, both of Monterey, were married on April 1, 2010, at Blue Grass Methodist Church by the Rev. Andre Crummett. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Jeanne Apgar of Mill Gap. More...

Obituaries

Retha Joann Fox Young

HOT SPRINGS — Retha Joann Fox Young, 82, of Hot Springs, died Monday, April 12, 2010 at her residence. She was born April 4, 1928 in Reedy, W.Va., the daughter of the late Holly T. Fox and Arie Bell Straight Fox. More...

John Carl “Black Bear” Franklin

BURNSVILLE — John Carl “Black Bear” Franklin, 70, of 6638 Dry Run Road, Burnsville, Va., died Monday, April 12, 2010 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. He was born Sept. More...

Margaret Hornbarger Ryle

ORLANDO, Fla. — Margaret Hornbarger Ryle, 69, of Orlando, died Friday, April 9, 2010. She was born Nov. 4, 1940, in Hot Springs, Va., the daughter of Dr. Ira Thomas and Ella Christian Hornbarger. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Published weekly Sunday, April 18 n Starr Bolar United Methodist Church hosts “Mountain Top Gospel Band” at 7 p.m. More...

Home & Property

Photo

Visitors to Douthat State Park lined Wilson’s Creek and Douthat’s lake in anticipation to drop their fishing lines in the water for Douthat’s first day of fee fishing on Saturday, Ap More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 5 — Corp. Robert B. Weaver responded to a report of an activated burglar alarm on Deerlick Drive. • April 5 — Deputy Robert W. More...

Letters

Reader looks forward to learning about motorcycles

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Drivers asked to stay alert in road work zones this year

Editor, The Recorder, During the coming months, most Virginians will drive through a highway work zone. They may encounter one on the way to work, or perhaps while traveling on vacation. More...

Hot Springs resident appreciates road clean-up

Editor, The Recorder, I wanted to take the time to thank some members of our community who have done a fantastic job cleaning along the Route 39 and U.S. 220 corridor. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Lots left in Deeds

Boy, our hometown politician sounded pretty depressed in the Washington Post this week. State Sen. More...

Pictorial

Athletes like football players, and every other kind, are fortunate that nurses and doctors continue offering free physicals, which are required to participate in Bath sports programs. More...

An ‘old soul’ brings cherished comfort, childhood memories

From Sunny Creek

Once every year or so when I see my sister Yvonne in Louisiana, we visit Claudia, who still lives down the road from where I did most of my growing up. Claudia is 93 years old and was a close friend and peer of my mother. More...


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