March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Bluegrass Jamboree set for April 2

WARM SPRINGS — The ninth annual Bath County Bluegrass Jamboree, to benefit WCHG Allegheny Mountain Radio, will take place Saturday, April 2 from 6-9 p.m. at Bath County High School, 464 Charger Lane on U.S. 220, Warm Springs. More...

Birth

Little Miss Makynley Dawn Smith

MONTEREY — Brandon and Hilary Smith of Monterey are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Makynley Dawn Smith. Makynley arrived at 11: 02 am on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. More...

Arts school opens in Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE – The first word that comes to mind is “impressive.” The next thing that one realizes, walking through the new Clifton Forge School of the Arts, is the potential of the place. More...

Indictments handed down in Highland

MONTEREY — The grand jury in Highland County Circuit Court sent back several indictments Tuesday morning based on evidence from Highland County Sheriff’s Office investigations. More...

Bath sheriff is seeking re-election

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County sheriff R.L. Norfleet has qualified to be on the November ballot and announced Tuesday he is seeking a second term. More...

Maple Madness ... bring it on!

Mick Scaboo, center, is in the Bolar Ruritan pancake and sausage breakfast kitchen with his wife, Linda (left), and his mother and honorary Ruritan Club member, 89-years-young Mona Robertson. More...

Library Notes

• We’re pleased to announce the completion of the library’s upgrade to a new Follett automation system and card catalog. The new web-based system allows you to take more control over transactions with the library. More...

Bath’s Relay set for August

WARM SPRINGS — The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is more than just a fund-raiser. It is a life-changing experience. More...

Theatre presents ‘Jazz It Up’ April 10

CLIFTON FORGE — The Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge presents “Jazz It Up,” a celebration of spring and music, on Sunday, April 10. More...

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The line for donuts at the Mill Gap Ruritan Club stand was long enough to guarantee a hot box of maple-glazed donuts Sunday morning. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Academic Achievement

Daniel newcomb BLACKSBURG — Daniel C. Newcomb of Monterey was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at Virginia Tech. More...

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Valley Elementary School Star Students for February in K- 3rd grade are (l-r) first row: Alison Morton, Kenzie Hall; second row: Nathan Lindsay, Erika Knapp, Eli Tidd, Brighton Neff; third row: Matth More...

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Valley Elementary School Star Students for February in grades 4–7 are (l-r): first row: Shawn Simmons, Allan Kimmel, Karlie Williams; second row: Dylan McComb, Nevada Kershner, Lindsay Dufour; More...

Home & Property

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Take four musicians steeped in their native Appalachian music, add a Celtic repertoire and some step dancers, and you have the Celtibillies. This Virginia-based musical will offer a St. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Highland CountyMarch 9-15 • March 10 — Responded to a report of a domestic dispute, W. Main Street. • March 11 — Assisted in locating a missing juvenile. More...

Early Files

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Robert Davis proudly displays a hand-painted t-shirt made for him by Richard Bethel, left. Bethel is one of many Millboro Elementary School students saddened by the departure of Davis for Brazil. More...

Brazil offers challenge for teacher

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 14, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher, Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

March 20, 1986

• Nancy Malcolm was crowned the 1986 Highland County Maple Queen last Friday night. She is the 16-yearold daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Malcolm of McDowell. Denise King, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Lessons to learn, and remember

As I sit at the computer and ponder what to say, I ask myself, who are you to write this? More...

Pictorial

Hunter Grimm of Millboro killed this eight-point buck with a muzzleloader on Nov. 8, 2010 while hunting with his dad in the Mill Creek area. More...

Random thoughts from a randomly scattered mind

Say What?

There are certain things I don’t understand. OK, there are lots of things I don’t understand. One of those things is the dispute between the National Football League and its players. More...

Should Highland improve its deer herd, population?

Hunters say bigger racks could be big draw

MONTEREY — At two meetings so far this year, the Highland County Board of Supervisors discussed citizens’ concerns over a decline in county deer population. More...

Meets on regs, license fees set by game board

Meetings to be held on hunting regs, license fees RICHMOND — After much discussion at the March 1 board of Game and Inland Fisheries meeting, the board proposed hunting and trapping regulation amendments for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. More...

Garth Newel sets 2011 schedule

WARM SPRINGS — All musical roads lead to Garth Newel, Bath County’s enterprising music center. More...

Supervisor to step down

WARM SPRINGS — Millboro District will have a new supervisor in 2012. Incumbent Carol Hardbarger, serving her first term on the Bath County Board of Supervisors, has decided she will not seek re-election. More...

Comp plan goes back to planners for review

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors met with the Highland County Planning Commission Tuesday to go over the latest revisions to the county’s seven-year-old comprehensive plan. More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• On March 15, following a closed session for duties and assignments of personnel, the Highland County Board of Supervisors approved a $150 per month salary adjustment to compensate zoning administrator Jim Whitelaw for additional duties. More...

Audition now!

WARM SPRINGS – It’s that time of year again for Mountain Valley Players. More...

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Winner of the Operation Smile Winter Basket Raffle was Teresa Phillips of Hot Springs. More...

USFS hosts forums on new rule

ROANOKE — The U.S. More...

CRP sign-up dates set

LEXINGTON — Melissa A. Kelley, county executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Lexington, has announced general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program, beginning March 14, through April 15. More...

Enjoy ‘Children’s Day’

CLIFTON FORGE — The Lone Star Advent Christian Church on Nicelytown Road near Clifton Forge will host a children’s day, Saturday, March 26. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. More...

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Dabney S. Lancaster Community College president Dr. More...

Obituaries

Bobby McCray

McDOWELL — Bobby Blair McCray, of McDowell, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at King’s Daughters’ Community Health and Rehabilitation Center in Staunton. He was born June 7, 1941 in Head Waters, a son of Leo and Pearl McCray. More...

Charles Daniel Bird

STAUNTON — Charles Daniel Bird, 93, of Staunton, passed away, Friday, March 11, 2011 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Jan. 29, 1918 at Valley Center, in Highland County, a son of the late Clarence D. More...

EMMA LOIS CAULEY BALDWIN

HOT SPRINGS — Emma Lois Cauley Law Baldwin, 74, of 4692 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville. She was born Sept. More...

Sports

Tigers cut Chargers’ visit to states short at finals

Way to go, Chargers! A first-ever showing at state championships!

RICHMOND — The Bath County Chargers historic girls’ basketball season came to an end in the Group A-Division 1 semifinals with a hard-fought, 37-29, loss to the Sussex Central Tigers last Thursday afternoon. More...

Chargers, coach make all-Region

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County girls’ basketball coach Keith Lindsay was named the Region C-Division 1 coach of the year and two of his players join him on the team for their efforts on the court this year. More...

On Campus

STAUNTON – Former Bath County High School athlete Samantha Ingram is in her freshman season with the Mary Baldwin softball team. The Squirrels went 1-5 overall last week. More...

Letters

Highlanders deserve a compelling vision

Editor’s note: The following letter was written to the Highland County Board of Supervisors on March 14, and shared with The Recorder. Gentlemen: More...

Citizen opposes Bath’s new dog regulations

Editor, The Recorder, (With regard to) recent news of dog regulations (in Bath County) — come on, people! More...

Resident to Goodlatte: we need public radio

Editor’s note: The following letter was written to U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Bob, I’m from Highland County and we had our annual Pocahontas Communications Board of Directors lunch last week. More...


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