March 24, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Nowlin will not seek 4th term

WARM SPRINGS — Cedar Creek supervisor Percy Nowlin has decided he will not run in the November election, ending his tenure on the Bath County Board of Supervisors after three terms. More...

Clarification

In last week’s story on grand jury indictments, Sheriff Herb Lightner clarified that rescue personnel Jed Thomas, Aareon Murray and Richard Waybright were first to arrive on scene in Bolar to assist Marty Corbett, who was injured. More...

Hull descendent says there’s more to family tree

HIGHTOWN — Allie Hull Maxwell is a direct descendent of Highland County’s pioneer Peter Thomas Hull. More...

Sixth annual Chocolate Festival slated for Saturday

CLIFTON FORGE — The sixth annual Art of Chocolate Festival will be held Saturday in the Moomaw Center at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m. More...

Monterey native earns national award

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Check Your Attic: Simple papers have stories to tell

MONTEREY — Simple receipts can tell a complex story. More...

Free screening for kids in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Do you have children under five years old, and are you concerned about their speech, body coordination, vision, hearing or general development? More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board adopts budget

Requests $800,000 more from county

WARM SPRINGS — The 2011-12 budget adopted by the Bath County School Board March 17 includes a fulltime principal for Millboro Elementary School, pay raises for all employees and more money for fuel. More...

Supervisors noncommittal on school budget request

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board is asking for $800,912 more in county funding for 2011-12 than it got in 2010-11. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Following a closed meeting March 17, the Bath County School Board accepted the resignation of Nolan Craven as head girls’ tennis coach. The board appointed Mike Bollinger as head coach. More...

Home & Property

Man found guilty of assault near CCC Road

MONTEREY — It all came down to credibility, said Highland County district court judge Gregory Mooney. Did David Dykes, Richmond resident and Highland County landowner, attack Roland Millican, or was it the other way around? More...

Wedding

Adkins — Betancourt

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Melissa Cheryl Adkins and George Alexander Betancourt were united in marriage on Sept. 25, 2010 at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, S.C. The Rev. William Schlitt officiated the ceremony. More...

Early Files

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Shown here are Darwin King (right), a Valley Center farmer, and Don Williams, field man for the Carnation Company, talking over the advantages of the cow to can milker which was installed on the farm More...

Mertz program ‘best in state’

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 8, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher, Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

March 27, 1986

• A garage and woodshed and their contents were destroyed Tuesday afternoon in a fire at the home of Wreathia Ruckman and Mrs. Roy Waggoner in Blue Grass. More...

Two steps or 3?

School board proposes increases; teachers request their third step

MONTEREY — Following a line by line review, the Highland County School Board proposed a budget increase for 2011-12 that’s only 1 percent higher than the current year. More...

Hunt for Hackney still hot

HOT SPRINGS – The hunt for Beacher Ferrell Hackney – wherever he may be – continues. Two years ago this Monday, Hackney shot and killed two of his supervisors in the Homestead kitchen. More...

Hise will serve one year in prison

WARM SPRINGS – Elzy Hise will serve one year in state prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony, and killing deer out of season. More...

Robertson enters treasurer’s race

WARM SPRINGS — Bonnie Robertson of Millboro has qualified as a candidate for Bath County treasurer. More...

Supervisors hint large projects may not happen

WARM SPRINGS — While making no firm decisions, the Bath County Board of Supervisors indicated in a budget work session Wednesday, March 16 that capital projects could be the first thing to go as the budget is pared down. More...

Photos

With such accomplished, noteworthy and admirable ambassadors of good will such as these leading the way, it was a sure thing visitors enjoyed the Highland County Maple Festival. More...

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The Historical Bottle Diggers of Virginia presents its 40th annual antique bottle and collectibles show and sale on Sunday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg. More...

‘Arsenic’ on stage again this weekend

MONTEREY — Now that two weekends of the Maple Festival are past and spring is around the corner, it’s a good time to spend an evening in Brooklyn with the Brewster sisters. More...

Goodlatte announces next art competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Goodlatte has announced he is once again sponsoring the Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” for high school students throughout the 6th Congressional District. More...

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The Bath County Public Library presents “Upriver Music” on Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m., at the library. More...

Obituaries

Norman J. Lucchese

WARM SPRINGS — Norman J. Lucchese, 84, of Warm Springs, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011. at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Mt. Solon. More...

Howard Campbell Marshall

STAUNTON — Howard Campbell Marshall, 79, husband of Joan Gray Marshall, of 2724 Knollwood Drive, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 in Augusta Health, Fishersville. More...

Allen Howard True

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — Allen Howard True, 88, of Fairfield Glades in Crossville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. He was born Jan. 24, 1923 in Rockwood, son of the late Thomas True Sr. and Willie Maude Riddle True. More...

Sports

Fry to play for Mount Union

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Charger senior flanker Dillon Fry committed to play football at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. More...

Bath netters split start

ASHWOOD — The Bath County Chargers tennis team began the spring season with a 8-1 win at Greenbrier East last Friday followed by a 6-1 loss to East Rockingham Monday. More...

HIGHLAND MIXED LEAGUE

Winter League • March 16, 2011

Main Ones — (50.5-33.5): Freda Bird, J.R. Simmons, Phil Munchel, Zack Phillips, Henry Harper, Vernon Wooddell. Winter Warriors — (49.5-34.5): Mary Rexrode, Olin Waybright, Rebecca Klugh, Donnie Ferrell. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 15 — Capt Armstrong responded to an activated burglar alarm in Warm Springs. • March 15 — Sheriff Norfleet, Major Chestnut, and Dep. Cutlip led a funeral procession in Hot Springs. More...

Letters

Ad in Recorder sparks ‘revelations’ on race

Editor, The Recorder, Once I got over my surprise that the Recorder would print a racist ad (March 10 issue), I kind of like the ad for what it shows — that birthers may be more concerned with Obama’s race than with any constitutional iss More...

Racial hatred, bigotry might be alive and well

Editor, The Recorder, I’m not a Democrat, Republican, nor a Tea Partier. All of my life I’ve been an Independent. In voting, I have crossed party lines if necessary, and also have voted split-ticket when possible. More...

Exxon did pay taxes of $110 million in 2009

Editor, The Recorder, In the subject letter (Recorder, March 17), Mr. Taplinger states that Exxon-Mobil is the most profitable corporation in the world and yet they paid the IRS exactly $0 in 2009. This statement is quite misleading. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Terri Puffenbarger was on the boxing end of the line at Puffenbarger’s Sugar Orchard in Hightown last weekend where, if you wanted doughnuts, they were made about 10 minutes before you got one More...

Getting to the nitty-gritty

Now that school boards in Bath and Highland have done the tough work on preparing proposed school budgets, our elected supervisors are getting set to figure out how each county will tow the line, or not. More...

Coyotes are on the prowl

A Party of One

I heard a chilling story Friday night. A fellow had let out his two little dogs for their evening business call. He lives not far from me and Brownie. The dogs did not come back, I heard. More...


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