April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Retirement home dispute heading to arbitration

WARM SPRINGS — A disagreement between the Bath County Retirement Home Commission and South River Development will be decided by an arbitrator. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board• Tuedsay, the Bath County SchoolBoard changed the date for its Maymeeting to Monday, May 9 at 7p.m. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Board ofSupervisors held a public hearingTuesday and passed an ordinanceto provide for paying administrativecosts, attorney’s fees or collection More...

Wagner qualifies as candidate

MONTEREY — William “Bill” Wagner of Monterey has officially announced his candidacy for the office of Highland County Sheriff. Wagner qualified as a candidate for November’s general elections last Tuesday . More...

Court sentences two on drug charges

WARM SPRINGS – Houston Kincaid Jr. will serve five more years in prison. He was sentenced in Bath County Circuit Court Monday for two probation violations; one occurred in August 2010, the other in March 2011. More...

Wedding

Joey Casey of Melbourne, Fla. More...

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The Highland Elementary School Destination Imagination Rising Star team, DI Critters, went to state competition at West Albemarle High School last weekend. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsBath County Courthouse,Room 115Tuesday, April 12 — 7 p.m. More...

Little Miss ‘Lizzy’ Harmon and her big sister, Maggie

Births

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Thadious and the Rev. Melissa Litrel Harmon announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Wills Harmon, born Dec. 30, 2010 at 12:14 a.m., at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville. More...

Achievements

Doug Craft More...

Anthropologist to share his ‘jungle’ adventures

MONTEREY — Dr. Walter Witschey likely leaves his trademark bow tie at home when he travels deep into the jungle to find ancient Mayan sites. More...

Program on retiring, longterm care, set for April 11

HOT SPRINGS — Are you turning 65 soon? Those turning 65 in 2011 will not be eligible for Social Security retirement until they are age 66. What about Medicare? Part A and B will still be offered at age 65. What does that mean for you? More...

Burke — Green

BLUE GRASS — Patricia Reum of Blue Grass happily announces the engagement of her daughter, Sarah Jane Burke, to Seth Munson Green. More...

Highland Girl Scouts hold paper drive

MONTEREY — On March 16, Highland Junior Girl Scout Troop 586 visited the Word Of Faith Food Pantry in Monterey. Carol Kelly, who runs the food pantry, gave the girls an informative and sobering tour. More...

SCHEV names Blake new interim executive director

RICHMOND — Members of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia have selected Peter A. Blake as the agency’s new interim executive director. More...

Route 612 closing in Highland

STAUNTON – Route 612 (Ervin Road), located four-tenths of a mile east of Route 678 in Highland County, will be closed for road improvements at the Bullpasture River fording. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Valley Springs District school board seat will be up for grabs

HOT SPRINGS — Valley Springs District will have a new representative on the Bath County School Board in January. More...

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Friday, April 1, students from Bath County High School spent the day in Richmond, accompanied by three teachers and principal Pete Pitard. More...

Viviana Torres

STAUNTON — Viviana Torres of Bacova was named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Mary Baldwin College. Students named to the dean’s list earned grade point averages of 3.50 to 3.74. More...

Home & Property

Take charge of health care decisions with help at BCH

HOT SPRINGS — April 16 has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Day. More...

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Highland Elementary School March good citizens were front row (lr) Colton Williams, kindergarten; Jaden Cox , third grade; Harley Cunningham, fist grade; back row (l-r) Trace Triplett, second grade; More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 29, 7:59 p.m. — Sgt. Bryan responded to a report of a fire in Williamsville behind the MGW Telephone building. • March 31, 6:19 a.m. More...

Letters

Friend recalls hunting with Bobby McCray

Editor, The Recorder, My friend (the late) Bobby McCray took me bear hunting one time. I never will forget it if I live to be 100 years old. Bobby was a great bear hunter. He was also a good friend of mine. More...

Let’s start buying USA-made products only

Editor, The Recorder, My wife recently insisted that I buy a new suit for our granddaughter’s wedding since the last one I purchased was 23 years ago. Needless to say, it was a bit snug and somewhat out of style. More...

Wagner supported in bid for Highland sheriff

Editor, The Recorder, First, I want to thank Herbert Lightner for being (Highland County) sheriff all of these years. It takes lots of dedication and hard work to do this job. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Being rural requires solidarity

Bath County residents may want to learn more about Ben Cline. Cline, of Lexington, is a Republican delegate who might end up representing Bath if statewide redistricting plans are adopted as expected. That is — along party lines. More...

Pictorial

A rousing good time was had by all at the Friday night barn dance . the kick-off event of the inaugural Mountain Strings and Arts Festival in Warm Springs last weekend. More...

Mountain Valley Player spring show a hoot

See a Show!

WARM SPRINGS – Are you ready to laugh out loud? Mountain Valley Players is offering that opportunity Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17. Do the math: Take 50 kooky characters, divided by five talented teens. More...

County asks schools to cut $67,800

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors Monday afternoon voted to cut the proposed Highland County Public Schools budget by roughly $67,800. More...

2 districts to change in Bath

Highland could get Deeds as Senator

WARM SPRINGS — As the result of information from the 2010 Census, two of Bath County’s magisterial districts will undergo changes. The census information shows Bath’s population at 4,731. More...

Board considers change in teacher health benefit

MONTEREY — An existing benefit to retirement from Highland County Public Schools is the opportunity to continue to receive health care benefits under the schools’ health plan until age 65. More...

Ryder hopes to trade school board for supervisor seat

WARM SPRINGS – A hush fell over the high school auditorium Tuesday, when Bath County School Board chairman Eddie Ryder announced he would not run for re-election to the seat he has held for 20 years. The surprise continued. More...

Correction

Allie Lucinda Hull Maxwell pointed out errors in the March 24 article, “Hull Descendent says there’s more to family tree.” To make it clear, she added Thomas to “Peter Thomas Hull is buried here.’” She said the cem More...

Bath Commissioner of Revenue seeks 4th term

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County commissioner of revenue Leta Norfleet has qualified for the November election and hopes to win a fourth term. Norfleet was first elected commissioner in 2000. More...

Highland’s disabled vets can get tax relief

MONTEREY — Commissioner of revenue Darlene Crummett urges disabled veterans to contact her to learn about tax relief opportunities. More...

Mountain strings, art festival impresses

Donna Campagna of Millboro showed off her attractive handmade baskets in the crafts hall during the Mountain Strings and Arts Festival last Saturday. More...

Special ed services available

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Highland and Bath public schools provide a free and appropriate education for all children with disabilities in a variety of specially designed programs. More...

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Jacob Green, 11, of Big Valley shot this 20-pound gobbler with a nineand three-quarter-inch beard at 25 yards while hunting with dad, Scott Green, on Youth Turkey Day, Saturday, April 2. More...

Easton James Roberts

BURNSVILLE — Jayme Roberts and Tabby Avis of Burnsville announce the birth of their first son, Easton James Roberts. Easton was born Oct. 6, 2010 at Augusta Medical Center. He weighed six pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. More...

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Pictured (l-r) Ramona Garcia, Cynthia Rudnick, Jo Windham and Liz King celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Chamber way! More...

Weather report

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Engagements

Heatwole — High

McDOWELL — Glenn and Fern Heatwole of McDowell announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharlene Rose, to Jason Lynn High. Jason is the son of Bryan and Elaine High of Edinburg. Sharlene currently works at Sugar Tree Country Store. More...

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CWO2 Jason Hise is currently deployed with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the Amphibious Assault ship, USS Bataan. More...

Library kicks of Civil War series

WARM SPRINGS — Following declarations of secession by seven southern states, South Carolina demanded the U.S. Army abandon its facilities in Charleston Harbor. More...

Douthat season opens

DOUTHAT — Lakeview Campground at Douthat State Park opened Friday, April 1; Douthat Lakeview Restaurant opened on Saturday, April 2, and opening day for fee fishing was Saturday, April 2. More...

Obituaries

Regina Rose Stinespring

STAUNTON — Reginia Rose Grimm Stinespring, 71, of Staunton, and formerly of Millboro, passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Envoy Nursing Home in Staunton. She was born July 2, 1939 in Bath County, the daughter of the late Kenneth J. More...

Conrad Lynn Carlson

STAUNTON — Conrad Lynn Carlson, 22, of 463 Mt. Tabor Road, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011 in Staunton. Mr. Carlson was born May 4, 1988 in Staunton, a son of Sylvia Lynn Burns. Mr. More...

Mildred C. Terry

McDOWELL — Mildred C. Terry, 79, of McDowell, passed away, Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at her home. She was born July 10, 1931 in Bath County, a daughter of the late Bernice Hicklin. Mrs. More...

Sports

Tiebreaker deals Chargers first loss

FINCASTLE — The Bath County Chargers finished runner-up in the Botetourt Bash Red Division by defeating Tazewell, 11-0, and Brookville, 9-0, before losing the final, 3-2, to Lord Botetourt last weekend. More...

Lacrosse Stars keep Hirsch at center of action

HOT SPRINGS — For most athletes that play a team sport in high school and/or college, the opportunities to continue to play on a team diminish after you finish school. More...

BCHS tennis set sights on Region return

WARM SPRINGS — Last season, the BCHS tennis team had a good showing on the hardcourt as the Chargers finished Region C runner-up as a team with an overall record of 6-4 and claimed both matches with Parry McCluer to win the Pioneer District for More...

Early Files

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Pictured in this May 23, 1985 photo are the young stars of “Rhythm Review 85,” the Bath County Department of Parks and Recreation’s second annual dance recital held the previous wee More...

Proposed school budget ‘bare minimum’

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 3, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

April 3, 1986

• Preliminary unemployment figures for the month of February show the jobless rates in both Highland and Bath counties rising slightly over the January totals. More...


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