March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Baby ‘robust’; but prayers still needed

WARM SPRINGS – Brandea Reed’s journal entry for Feb. 26, 2011 reported good news. More...

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Highland County Maple Queen contestant Nicole Grace Newcomb. In last week’s Recorder Newcomb was inadvertently left off the page of Maple Queen contestants. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Bath administrator announces retirement

WARM SPRINGS — Bonnie Johnson, Bath County administrator since August 2006, intends to retire effective Aug. 31. Johnson made her announcement at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting. More...

Supervisor to run for treasurer

WARM SPRINGS — Valley Springs District supervisor Richard Byrd is not seeking re-election to his current post, but that doesn’t mean he intends to leave Bath government. Byrd announced Tuesday he intends to run for treasurer. More...

Two Bath districts will change

WARM SPRINGS — Cedar Creek and Warm Springs magisterial districts in Bath will have to be reconfigured due to population changes reported by the 2010 Census. More...

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Left: Virginia Department of Transportation workers recently removed the decking from the bridge on Gatewood Drive in Mountain Grove. More...

My favorite time of the year

RICHMOND — I’ll bet you think I’m going to start off by talking about spring, and you’re partially right. I do love spring with the baby lambs and chicks, the warmer days, the greening fields. More...

4-H members enjoy contest day

MONTEREY — 4-H members from Highland County competed at the 4-H Contest Day held Friday, March 4. Contestants competed in seven contest categories and four age divisions. More...

Ellington — Driver

BLUE GRASS — SKE and Debora Ellington of Blue Grass announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Amelia to Brent Malcolm Driver. More...

Perdue — Webb

McDOWELL — Katharine Perdue and Joshua Webb are happy to announce their engagement. Katharine is the daughter of Jeff and Debbie Perdue of McDowell. More...

Destinantion ImagiNation season to begin this week

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Break out the duct tape and stock up on the straws and paperclips, it’s the official start of the Destination ImagiNation 2010- 11 Tournament season — and Bath and Highland each have a team headed to the More...

Goodbye to a friend in deed, Tom Davies

WARM SPRINGS — On Jan. 22, when Arthur B. “Tom” Davies III passed away, the Cowpasture River lost a dear friend. Of course, so did many people and organizations in the Highlands. More...

Mountain Strings and Arts Festival slated for April 1-2

WARM SPRINGS — Festival organizers have announced the line-up of talent for the “Young Performers Series,” which will kick off the inaugural Mountain Strings and Arts Festival set for Friday and Saturday, April 1-2. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools: more local money, fewer state bucks in the mix

MONTEREY — Last Wednesday, Highland County Public Schools superintendent Percy Nowlin told the Highland County School Board his proposed budget for 2011- 12 asks for $123,000 more from county taxpayers than last year. More...

Teachers ask board to stand by salary table

MONTEREY — Highland County Public School teachers are asking for fairness. They say the school board and county supervisors should honor the pay scale as published, including the graduated salary scale for teachers based on longevity. More...

School board to consider another salary option

WARM SPRINGS — At most of its work sessions on the 2011-12 budget, the Bath County School Board has come up with different options to give employees pay increases. That trend continued Monday . More...

Sports

Chargers beat Devils to make State Final Four

SALEM — Trailing by one point at halftime, the Bath County Chargers out-scored 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. More...

Postseason Basketball Results

BoysSaturday, March 5Group A, D-1 Tournament Quarterfinals Galax 50, Twin Springs 44Hurley 58, Eastern Montgomery 57Group A, D-2 Tournament Quarterfinals James River 52, Lee 41 More...

HIGHLAND MIXED LEAGUE

Winter League • March 2, 2011

Nit Wits — (45-31): Gene Meyer, Linda Frye, Janet Marshall, Ted Davis. Main Ones — (43.5-32.5): Freda Bird, J.R. Simmons, Phil Munchel, Zack Phillips, Henry Harper, Vernon Wooddell. More...

Letters

Highland can improve its hunting experience

Editor, The Recorder, A decade or two ago, hunters flocked to Highland, to enjoy time in our remote mountains, which is still the most beautiful deer-hunting destination in the state. More...

School board member responds about windows

Editor, The Recorder I feel the need to respond to Mr. Marshall’s letter to the editor that was printed in the March 3 edition of The Recorder. More...

Red Cross is seeking community support

Editor, The Recorder, March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross is asking you to join us in providing help and hope to people in need. More...

Historic season ends for Charger girls  Free Access 

RICHMOND — The Bath County Chargers historic girls' basketball season came to an end in the Group A-Division 1 semifinals with a hard-fought 39-27 loss to the Sussex Central Tigers Thursday afternoon. More...

HHS principal moving on

MONTEREY — In February, the Monroe County School Board offered Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore the job of assistant superintendent. More...

Blankenship to retire as Bath treasurer

Incumbent not seeking re-election

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County treasurer Mary Susan Blankenship has decided to end a career in the treasurer’s office that began Jan. 1, 1969. Blankenship has announced her retirement, effective at the end of her current term Dec. 31. More...

‘Mountain Oasis’ opens in McDowell

McDOWELL — From a distance, it looks the same as it always has. The gas station and convenience store on U.S. 250 in McDowell has served travelers and residents alike for many years. More...

Thomastown grant process is beginning

WARM SPRINGS — The first steps toward applying for a grant for rehabilitation work in the Thomastown neighborhood were taken Tuesday. More...

Bath board adopts dog ordinance

WARM SPRINGS — Bath county residents now have a new law under which to complain about potentially dangerous dogs. More...

In Brief . . .

• Madison and Main of Richmondwas awarded a contract not to exceed$68,500 for developing web sites forthe tourism department, chamber ofcommerce and the county. More...

Weather report

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It’s Ag Week! March 13-19

Eagle’s sugar camp in Doe Hill has supplied maple syrup and maple products for generations. More...

Farm Service Agency celebrates National Ag Day

RICHMOND — In recognition of National Ag Day on March 15, Calvin Parrish, acting executive director for the USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Virginia, thanks farmers, ranchers and others involved in agriculture for their hard work and commit More...

Bath takes second in Young Chef Challenge

BUENA VISTA – Students from four regional high schools, including Jackson River Technical Center, Bath County High School, Valley Vocational Technical Center and Massanutten Technical Center, gathered at the Dabney S. More...

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On Sunday, March 6, as part of Girl Scout week, 25 Highland Girl Scouts, along with their leaders and family members, celebrated Girl Scout Sunday at Monterey United Methodist Church. More...

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Sixty-two people came out to the Community Potluck dinner on Sunday afternoon sponsored by the tenants of The Highland Center, Monterey. More...

Junior 4-H camp to be held July 4-8

ROANOKE — Junior 4-H Camp will be held July 4-8 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center at Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke. The deadline to register is May 2. The camp is open to all youth ages 9 through 13 in Highland and Bath counties. More...

Obituaries

Bobby McCray  Free Access 

McDOWELL — Bobby Blair McCray, of McDowell, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at King’s Daughters’ Community Health and Rehabilitation Center in Staunton.  More...

Elizabeth ‘Sally’ Moore Bratton

WARM SPRINGS — Elizabeth “Sally” Moore Bratton, 94, of Warm Springs, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 at her residence. She was born Jan. 27, 1917 in Spotswood, the daughter of the late Tot Archer Moore and Evelyn Earhart Moore. More...

Robert D. Metheny

MILLBORO — Robert D. Metheny, 83, of 2611 Westminister Road, Millboro, “climbed his last ladder” on March 5, 2011. He was born April 21, 1927 in Kingwood, W.Va., the son of Carl Metheny and Emma Teets Metheny. More...

Home & Property

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

• At its regular monthly meetingMarch 3, the Monterey Town Councilreviewed a draft ordinance for across connection control program.The purpose of the program is More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 1 — Dep. Cutlip assisted a someone with securing a building at a Mitchelltown business. • March 2 — Major Chestnut and Cutlip responded to a report of a domestic dispute in Millboro. More...

Early Files

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March 26, 1959 — This five-year-old ewe and her quadruplet lambs belong to Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Devericks of Vanderpool. The ewe is a Hampshire and Suffolk cross and was bred to a Southdown ram. More...

Fox trapping program again said essential

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Feb. 12, 1959 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Highland was cold in 1899

MONTEREY — A friend called Tuesday to state that she had just heard a radio announcer say that Highland County recorded a temperature of 36 degrees below zero on Feb. 10, 1889. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Leadership shake-up continues

Bath and Highland residents are increasingly concerned about who will lead us, but so far, the number of citizens who have qualified to run as candidates remains slim. More...

Pictorial

If you were driving through Bath County last Saturday afternoon, you probably had the roads to yourself. More...


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