April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Don Blanchard of Millboro, who has been making chain saw carvings for 27 years, was making and displaying his wares at Bath County Supply in Mitchelltown last week. More...

Budget hearing mostly positive; no tax increase slated

Sheriff’s office asks for reconsideration of vehicles, help with state cuts

WARM SPRINGS — A sense of cooperation filled the Bath County Courthouse last Thursday during a public hearing on the county and school budgets. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Supervisor Jerry Rexrode asked county administrator Roberta Lambert Tuesday night for a report on the large tires left at the Vanderpool refuse collection site. More...

Can Highland afford faster Internet service?

MONTEREY — The technology committee of Highland’s Economic Development Authority prepared a list of questions last Thursday for Karen Jackson, vice president of broadband programs at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon. More...

Little, Tiny Miss Bath 2010 crowned

WARM SPRINGS – There were giggles and tears and sighs and plenty of cheers at the 44th annual Tiny/Little Miss Bath County contest last Saturday night. More...

Batley to serve as interim Garth Newel director

HOT SPRINGS — Last Saturday, the Garth Newel Music Center board of directors appointed Jay Batley to manage the center following the sudden departure of sixmonth executive director Janet Karpus. More...

Area senior centers celebrate ‘Older Americans Month’

HOT SPRINGS — May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Age Strong! Live Long! More...

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The Homestead’s Golf and Tennis Club Board of Governors made its annual donation Saturday, April 17 to the Employees’ Partner Assistance Fund, which distributes money to resort employees a More...

Blood drive held in Gladys Ingalls’ honor

HOT SPRINGS — Gladys Ingalls, daughter of M.E. Ingalls, owner of The Homestead in Hot Springs, was instrumental in establishing the first rural nursing program in America. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Bath County High School WARM SPRINGS — Pete Pitard, principal of Bath County High School, has announced the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2009-10 school year. More...

Scholarships available for wind turbine service technician training

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has announced that several scholarships will be available for eligible participants who enroll in the wind turbine service technology training program. More...

Sports

Chargers win 2 in row

Bath 8, Pocahontas 6 DUNMORE, W.Va. — Charger Tyler Deeds hit a two-run double in the top of the seventh inning to break a 6-6 tie and give Bath a win over the Pocahontas Warriors last Wednesday, April 14. More...

Chargers blank Rockets

WARM SPRINGS — Charger catcher Amanda Shifflett drove a fourth-inning homerun over the leftfield fence to break a scoreless tie and BC pitcher Jailyn Ford hurled a two-hit shutout as Bath beat the Craig Rockets, 4-0, Monday afternoon. More...

Pigskin report

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Former Bath County High School football standout Jake Phillips and the Green Bay Blizzard took an exciting 72-69 win over the Western Michigan Thunderhawks in Indoor Football League action last Saturday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

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

Early Files

Early action doubtful on land swap for ski project

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 17, 1971 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

April 25, 1985

• Highland County has again been awarded a grant from the Shenandoah Valley Private Industry Council for a Summer Youth Employment Program. More...

50 years ago

April 21, 1960

• A car belonging to the Highland County School Board was stolen Saturday night from its parking place near the home of Superintendent, H.C. Lunsford Jr. on Spruce Street in Monterey. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Is this the good news?

Residents of Bath and Highland didn’t have much to say this week as county and school budgets came up for public hearing. Is there a message in all this silence? Probably not. More...

Pictorial

Jay and Ann Batley are one busy couple running Camp Mont Shenandoah, and staying involved with so many communitywide efforts in Bath County. More...

What home buyers should know to beat the tax credit deadline

With the tax credit deadline just around the corner, firsttime and repeat homebuyers are doing everything they can to ensure they qualify for the federal tax credit. To stay on track, homebuyers should consider the following best practices. More...

Hirsh ready for role as Bath’s superintendent

WARM SPRINGS — Bath’s incoming school superintendent has a long name, and she is just days away from having a long list of responsibilities to match. More...

Highland woman gets first ever intestinal transplant in Virginia

Donate Life: Part II

Editor’s note: Courtney and Bill Wagner have been through some of the most trying times any newly married couple can endure. More...

Retired officer asked to help police in Haiti

MILL GAP — Here at home, most Highlanders know him as a farmer and maple syrup producer. More...

Highland budget hearing anticlimactic

MONTEREY — Was it apathy, certainty or just plain resignation that kept citizens away from the Highland County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on the 2010-11 budgets Tuesday? More...

Foundation applauds battlefield preservation accomplishments

CHANCELLORSVILLE —The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation released the following statement from executive director W. Denman Zirkle following a ceremony in Chancellorsville with Virginia Gov. More...

MVP brings ‘Faith County’ to Bath stage

Editor’s note: We invited Mildred Carson to tell you about her hometown and fellow citizens, featured in the upcoming Mountain Valley Players’ production, “Faith County.” WARM SPRINGS – Land sakes, but it’s More...

Organ donors supported

MONTEREY — The concept of harvesting organs from those who have died, or will die, carries multiple philosophical challenges for many people. More...

Two more arrested in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – The final two arrests stemming from grand jury indictments were made in Bath this week. Samantha K. Lane, 20, of Burnsville is charged with possession of a schedule II drug, methamphetamine, a felony. More...

‘Welcome to the Farm’ set up at Rockbridge Library

LEXINGTON — A new barn-shaped bookcase filled with books about life on the farm is on display at the Rockbridge Regional Library, courtesy of the Rockbridge County Farm Bureau Federation. More...

Achievement

2Lt. Joshua G. Williams

VANDENBERG, Calif. — USAF 2Lt Joshua G. Williams recently graduated from Undergraduate Space Training and GPS Initial Qualification Training at Vandenberg Air Force Base, with academic distinction. More...

Farm Service Agency acreage reporting deadlines approaching

LEXINGTON — The Rockbridge/ Alleghany/Bath County Farm Service Agency reminds producers that acreage reports are being accepted. More...

Obituaries

Reed Lacy Ruddle

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Reed Lacy Ruddle, 86, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Ruddle was born in Ruddle, the son of the late Preston and Clara Ella Ruddle. More...

Elmer Odie Nelson

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Elmer Odie Nelson, 84 of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Pendleton Manor in Franklin. Mr. Nelson was born in Cherry Grove, March 12, 1926, the son of the late John Adam and Laura Jane Lambert Nelson. More...

Matlin Theodore ‘Peewee’ Hull

MONTEREY — Matlin Theodore “Pee- Wee” Hull, 81, of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at The Springs Nursing Center. He was born June 17, 1928 at Vanderpool, a son of the late James Ira and Fannie Lee Dixon Hull. More...

Home & Property

Field ecology school seeks applicants

CLIFTON FORGE — Area students who have completed eighth or ninth grade and are interested in engaging in a highly enriched program focusing on the natural environment in an outdoor setting are being sought for the 2010 Summer Regional Governor More...

New reading group for men at Rockbridge library

LEXINGTON — According to author Stephen E. More...

Douthat park attendance up

MILLBORO – Despite a struggling economy, Virginia State Parks set a new attendance record in 2009, with 7,534,960 visitors, a 4 percent increase over 2008. More...

Letters

All people, communities need a good newspaper

Editor, The Recorder, Why do lawmakers use their only seeming talent to think and sometimes, it appears that talent is lacking? More...

Reader appreciates what goes scouting program

Editor, The Recorder, This year marks the 100th year of scouting in America. More...

Help find local cancer survivors to join Relay

Editor, The Recorder, On Saturday, May 22, the fifth annual Relay for Life of Highland County will be held at the county fairgrounds. The first lap of the relay is for cancer survivors. More...


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