February 10, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

2 counties are shrinking

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — Some of the 2010 census figures have been released, and they show a decrease in population for both Bath and Highland counties. Bath and Highland remain the two least-populated counties in Virginia. More...

Do Bath County dogs require regulation?

Ordinance hearing set for March 8

WARM SPRINGS — Dog complaints are becoming increasingly common in Bath County, and a proposed change to the county code could place tighter restrictions on dog owners. More...

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Highland Economic Development Authority

• Tuesday, the Highland CountyEconomic Development Authority notedthe Shenandoah Valley Tech Council istaking nominations for its tech awards.EDA members agreed to consider people More...

No spending on animal shelter, board says

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors expressed reluctance Tuesday to spend any money on a new animal shelter. More...

Highland Medical Center announces ‘No Cavity Club’

Highland Medical Center’s Improving Smiles Dentistry announces the winner of it’s “No Cavity Club” for 2010. August patient not pictured at parents request: More...

Engagement

Bailey ­— Sterling

HOT SPRINGS — Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bailey of Hot Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Glenn, to Parke Mason Sterling. Parke is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hopkins of Accomac, and George Bill Sterling Jr. More...

‘Guitar, Grolsch & Gumbo’ featured at next concert

WARM SPRINGS — Blues guitarist and historian Scott Ainslie will be the featured performer in the second concert of Garth Newel Music Center’s Pub Series. “Guitar, Grolsch & Gumbo” takes place Saturday, Feb. More...

Beef Web Seminar planned

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension will host an Internet based seminar for beef cattle producers on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools continue with plan to seek combined superintendent, principal

MONTEREY — Virginia law doesn’t allow a part-time principal for a high school, but that is not deterring the Highland County School Board. More...

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Highland County School Board

• Highland school board members,board clerk Karen DeVore, andboth principals were recognizedat the board’s meeting Monday.Superintendent Percy Nowlin read More...

Chris Lemons

COVINGTON — First National Bank has announced the hiring of Chris Lemons as assistant vice president and branch manager. More...

Home & Property

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Highland Telephone Cooperative technicians, Chad Kimble and Jake Lightner, were walking through the HTC parking lot Wednesday afternoon and found this butterfly, alive and well, on the ground during More...

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If you want to quash a rumor, it helps to have a big sign. Home Oil owner David Walrond grew tired of hearing his business had been sold, so he used his sign along U.S. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Feb. 1 — Major Richard D. Chestnut responded to report of vandalism in Hot Springs. • Feb. 2 — Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of stolen items in Hot Springs. • Feb. 2 — Deputy Jeremy S. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Stopping the bleed

No one was surprised to learn Bath and Highland lost residents the last decade, but the reality brought home by Census figures this month should prompt serious thinking about this area’s future. Hard to stay positive? You bet. More...

Pictorial

The statistics, as Highland Economic Development Authority chair Betty Mitchell noted this week, are sobering. More...

Winter weather, homemade cake make great companions

The Nascent Chef

I just finished Janet Evanovich’s new book, “Wicked Appetite.” It’s not one of her Stephanie Plum novels. It is even funnier. More...

McDowell man suffers gunshot wound  Free Access 

McDowell — This morning, Carl Harris of McDowell was flown by helicopter to the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville following a gunshot wound to the chest. Capt. More...

Sullenberger to step down

MONTEREY — After 20 years of service, Robin Sullenberger will not seek re-election to the Highland County Board of Supervisors in this fall’s general election. More...

Salaries dominate budget discussion

WARM SPRINGS — At a budget work session Jan. 20, the Bath County School Board agreed it needed to address salaries for beginning teachers and custodians, and directed central office staff to do so. The board changed direction at a Feb. More...

Highland chamber resumes search for executive director

MONTEREY — Following a trial period of about three months, Tim O’Roark stepped down Friday from the executive director post at the Highland County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Considering a run for office?

MONTEREY — General elections this year won’t be held until early November, but those who want to be on the ballot for local office should be aware of registration deadlines. More...

Senate passes wind bill

RICHMOND — Sen. Frank Wagner’s bill for local ordinances addressing renewable energy sites passed the Senate last week, 34-4, in its substitute form. More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors

• A proclamation was issued in honorof the 50th anniversary of Dabney S.Lancaster Community College. Dr.James Teaff of DSLCC received theproclamation. More...

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Students in the Practical Nursing Program at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College practice their skills on a “patient” at the DSLCC Rockbridge Center. More...

Births

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Billy and Latisha McDaniel of Franklin are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Skylar Caitlynn. She was born on Nov. 28, 2010 at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. More...

Obituaries

Brice Roger Armstrong

STAUNTON — Brice Roger Armstrong, 80, of 546 Pleasant View Road, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at the residence of his lifetime companion, Daniella Curran. He was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Augusta County, a son of the late John W. More...

Cora Ethel Moyers

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Cora Ethel Moyers, 86, of Franklin died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 at her home. Although her death was contributed to a fall, she had suffered with Alzheimer’s disease for many years. More...

Curtis Howard Terry

STAUNTON — Curtis Howard Terry, 86, of Staunton, and formerly of Monterey, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at his home. He was born June 9, 1924 at Mustoe, a son of the late J. Frank and Mary T. Gumm Terry. More...

Sports

Lady Chargers in 3-way tie for first

Bath 52, Craig 34 WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers held the Craig County Rockets to two third-quarter points and took the girls’ basketball victory last Thursday night. More...

Charger boys fighting for third

Parry McCluer 72, Bath 43 BUENA VISTA — The Pioneer-leading Parry McCluer Blues swept the regularseason series with the Bath County Chargers with a win last Wednesday evening, Feb. 2. More...

Rams bumped to cellar

Craig 61, Highland 34 MONTEREY — The Highland Ram starting five that began the season returned to the floor for the first time in seven games and were defeated by the Craig County Rockets last Wednesday, Feb. 2. More...

Early Files

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The Little Swiss 4-H Club presented two trash receptacles to the Recreation Committee of the Highland County Development Corp. last week for use at the athletic field at Highland High School. More...

Bath board rescinds married student rule

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 6, 1972 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

February 13, 1986

• More than $3.5 million in aid to Virginia victims of last November’s flood has been approved under the Individual and Family Grant Program according to the Virginia Department of Social Services. More...


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