March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Region C basketball champs!

BUENA VISTA — The Bath County Chargers set a new high-water mark for BCHS girls’ basketball by sweeping through their Region C tournament opponents and winning a regional championship for the first time in school history last week at Parr More...

Hearing held on capital improvement requests

WARM SPRINGS — Everything from an animal shelter and school buses to computers and making the sheriff’s office more comfortable was discussed Monday at a public hearing held by the Bath County Planning Commission on capital improvement re More...

Highland Crafts granted property tax exemption

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors granted a request from property tax exemption for Highland County Crafts, Inc. a 501(c) 3 non-profit. More...

Center requests $2,000 for building analysis

MONTEREY — The Highland Center executive director Betty Mitchell asked the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday if it would be willing to give the center $2,000 to pay for an economic impact analysis of the center. More...

Doe Hill resident selected 2011 Maple Queen

MONTEREY — Kayla Elizabeth Simmons, 17, of Doe Hill, is the Highland County Maple Queen for 2011. She is the daughter of Gary Simmons and Jaunda Holsinger. More...

County residents contribute to success of solid waste facility

MONTEREY — It used to be the county dump, but ever since the facility closed its landfill, it has been nothing more than a dropping off point for trash to be delivered somewhere else. More...

St. Luke’s holds benefit to help emergency fund

HOT SPRINGS — Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church’s annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper next Tuesday, March 8 holds a special treat this year: The United 4 One Community Youth Choir will sing. More...

County loses weekly psychologist

MONTEREY — Valley Community Services Board psychologist Dr. Andrew Jones is leaving his position at VCSB at the end of March, county administrator Roberta Lambert told the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. More...

Wedding

Halterman — Johnson

MONETA — The marriage of Amy Elizabeth Halterman and William Preston Johnson, Jr. took place on Oct. 10, 2010 at an outdoor ceremony at Wilmont Farms in Moneta. A reception followed at Chamblissburg Ruritan Club. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

• The resignation of Bath County HighSchool teacher Laura Cooper wasaccepted by the Bath County SchoolBoard Tuesday, effective at the endof the school year. More...

Sports

Chargers rout Indians but fall to Tide in Semis

Bath 62, Rural Retreat 53 WARM SPRINGS — Led by the performance of three seniors playing for the last time on their home court, the Bath County Chargers defeated the Indians of Rural Retreat to open the regional tournament last Wednesday, Feb. More...

Pioneer District Basketball Standings

Boys District Overall Parry McCluer 10-0 18-7 James River 8-2 21-6 Bath 6-4 14-9 Covington 4-6 4-17 Craig 2-8 More...

BCHS locker room declared ‘off limits’

WARM SPRINGS — For some time, there has been discussion of what to do with the football locker room at Bath County High School due to plumbing and other problems. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County Feb. 22 — Sgt. Bryan responded to the Carloover area in reference to a noise complaint. Feb. 24 — Dep. Sexton responded to a report of a vehicle crash in the Warm Springs area. Feb. More...

Early Files

Photo

This June 1959 photo shows Ocie Waybright of Blue Grass School, at the left in the back row, as he displays his winning poster in the conservation poster contest held in county schools. More...

Bath County Community Hospital suspends obstetrical services

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 15, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, and Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

March 6, 1986

• Icy roads caused a tractor and trailer headed from West Virginia to Tennessee to jackknife on U.S. 250 east of Monterey last Thursday night, according to Virginia State Trooper Phillip Cheek. The driver, Russell E. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Hope, hard work and positive thinking

We recently overheard a conversation about the Maple Festival. Highland County residents were rolling their eyes — not about holding the annual event, but about how much work it requires to coordinate. More...

Pictorial

We may not be paying as much for gas as folks in New York and California, but the spikes in prices are putting the squeeze on mountain areas almost as much. More...

Chargers advance to state semi-finals!  Free Access 

SALEM — Trailing by one point at halftime, the Bath County Chargers outscored the Castlewood Blue Devils by 20 points in the second half and advanced to the State Group A, Division 1 semifinals with a 57-38 victory Saturday afternoon. The Char More...

Little Rock Preschool closing for lack of kids

MONTEREY — Little Rock Preschool, a resource for children and their parents for 29 years in Highland, is set to close at the end of May. More...

Quick sentenced; Siron guilty in Bath courts

WARM SPRINGS – Cindy Quick was sentenced Friday in Bath Circuit Court for her part in a forgery scheme last year. More...

McDowell DMV closed, but may reopen at courthouse

MONTEREY — For a number of years, Highland residents have had the convenience of doing some of their Department of Motor Vehicle business in county, previously in the courthouse, and most recently at McDowell Gas and Go. More...

Treasurer proposes to add fees to collection on taxes

MONTEREY — If a taxpayer is delinquent on his or her real estate taxes, the county attorney can collect fees above and beyond what is owed in taxes as a result of collection efforts. More...

Second candidate qualifies in sheriff’s race

MONTEREY — David Neil of McDowell has qualified as a candidate for Highland County Sheriff. Voter registrar Alice Shumate confirmed Neil had completed the qualification process successfully as of last Thursday. More...

Free flu vaccine available

WARM SPRINGS — Free flu vaccinations are now available at the Bath County Health Department. More...

Budget draws little public interest

WARM SPRINGS — If the Bath County School Board was looking to hear the public’s preferences for the 2011-12 school budget Tuesday, it likely went away disappointed. More...

Input sought on textbooks

HOT SPRINGS — Public comment is being sought on the adoption of social studies textbooks for Bath County High School through March 21. The books can be viewed in the BCHS library from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. More...

Deer population questioned

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors is undecided for now, but getting closer to make a decision about what to do with the county’s deer population. Are there too many or too few? More...

In brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Supervisor Jerry Rexrode steppeddown as chairman and nominatedRobin Sullenberger as board chairmanfor the remainder of the year in honorof Sullenberger’s 20 years of servi More...

Beef producers to learn about forage

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension will host an Internet-based seminar for beef cattle producers on Tuesday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. Producers can attend the seminar at the Highland County Extension Office by registering in advance. More...

Obituaries

Lloyd Swearengin

CLIFTON FORGE — Lloyd Swearengin, 73, of 625 Roxbury Street, Clifton Forge, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. He was born Oct. 27, 1937 in Highland County, the son of the late Hugh and Emma Robertson Swearengin. More...

Harriet Levon Wilson

BRIDGEWATER — Harriet Levon Judy Wilson, 69, of Bridgewater, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at her home. She was born in Franklin, W.Va. on Oct. More...

Maud Cabell Loan Pugh

STAUNTON — Maud Cabell Loan Pugh, 86, widow of Leonard Trainum Pugh, of 327 Thompson Street, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at Augusta Health, Fishersville. More...

Home & Property

‘The Watsonians’ documents local history

HOT SPRINGS – The Bath County premiere of a documentary film with local ties drew about 50 people to Piney Grove Baptist Church Monday night. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsBath County Courthouse, Room 115Tuesday, March 18 — 7 p.m.• Report from Warm Springs RangerDistrict, George Washington National More...

Letters

FB president disagrees on farm animal bills issue

Editor, The Recorder: Steve Weintraub in his Feb. 17 letter contended that SB 1026 and HB 1541, which have since passed in the General Assembly, would hurt, rather than help, farm animals. He needs to get his facts straight. More...

Cost of new high school windows still questioned

Editor, The Recorder, I hate to be redundant, as I have written on this subject before (see letters to the editor, The Recorder, Oct. 15, 2010). More...

Judges impressed with pageant contestants

Editor, The Recorder, The three persons, named below, were honored and pleased to judge the 2011 Maple Queen Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Highland High School. We were impressed with the spirit of community expressed by each contestant. More...


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