April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Bath service authority evaluates water system

Homeowners, businesses might have to make some repairs

WARM SPRINGS — As part of a consent order with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Bath County Service Authority has tested its sewer system to determine the location of possible defects. More...

Treatment plant floods

MONTEREY — Two heavy rains recently caused flooding at the new Monterey sewage treatment plant. More...

DMV opens in Monterey

MONTEREY — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has announced the new partnership to provide selected DMV services in Highland County. More...

Redistricting draws only a few concerns

WARM SPRINGS — Only three people spoke about two proposed redistricting plans for Bath County Tuesday. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce honored Bath Community Hospital CEO Debbie Lipes for her service on the board of directors Friday. More...

Bath sheriff’s office helps sponsor bicycle rodeo

COVINGTON — For the first time, the Bath County Sheriff’s Office is one of the sponsors of the 15th annual Alleghany Highlands Bike Rodeo. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Virginia Department ofTransportation residentadministrator Susan Hammondreported on several projects toBath supervisors Tuesday. More...

Virginia Cave Week celebrated

RICHMOND — Virginia Cave Week will be held April 17-23 to promote an understanding of Virginia’s caves and the surrounding limestone habitats known as karst. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• During its budget work sessionMonday, the Highland County Boardof Supervisors approved two letters ofsupport two grant applications: onefor Blue Ridge Legal Services and the More...

Youth can register for Virginia 4-H Congress

BLACKSBURG — Virginia 4-H State Congress will be held June 20-23 at Virginia Tech. This event is not only a leadership development and learning experience, it’s also fun. More...

Birth

Braiden Miles Moats

McDOWELL — Grady and Kelly Moats of McDowell are pleased to announce the birth of their second son, Braiden Miles Moats. Braiden was born at 11:07 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

HOT SPRINGS — Honor roll students for the third term at Valley Elementary School have been announced as the following: More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School

Bath County High School WARM SPRINGS — Bath County High School principal Pete Pitard has announced the honor roll for the third quarter. More...

Honor Roll

MILLBORO — Third-marking period honors have been announced at Millboro Elementary School, for the following students: A honor roll — Third grade: Nathan Dressler; fifth grade: Dakota Hise; sixth grade: Grace Hewitt, Brianna Negrete and Mo More...

Sports

Charger soccer squad relies on speed

WARM SPRINGS — BCHS Charger soccer head coach Marco Cucci ended last season by predicting his team would be better this year. More...

Rams ready for Pioneer season

MONTEREY – This year, the Highland High School Ram soccer team will play the first-ever Pioneer District soccer schedule after an exploratory season in 2010. More...

Chargers kick off season with romp over Rams

WARM SPRINGS — Chargers Dylan Ryder, Ryan Schneider, and Tanner Lacks each scored three times for individual hat tricks as Bath beat Highland in soccer, 10-0, Thursday evening at BCHS. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • April 5 — Deputy Plecker responded to a report of a suspicious person in the Cedar Creek area. • April 5 — Major Chestnut responded to a report of stolen items in the Millboro area. More...

Letters

Visitor appalled by state of Warm Springs Pools

Editor, The Recorder, I have been visiting Warm Springs for over 20 years, stopping to soak at the precious bathhouses, hiking in your lovely mountains and enjoying the quiet and beauty of Bath County. More...

Improving buck-to-doe ratios could help the hunt

Editor, The Recorder, I have read with interest the articles and letters that have spoken to the subject of our deer herd problems in Highland County. I would like to weigh in also and share with all the concerned hunters how I see it. More...

Resident questions Byrd’s bid for Bath treasurer

Editor’s note: The following letter sent to The Recorder speaks to Bath County supervisor Richard Byrd, and his decision to resign from the board in order to run for the position of treasurer in this fall’s general elections. More...

How can we get visitors to stop here?

MONTEREY — Several members of the nine-member Highland County Chamber of Commerce board met with Highland County supervisors Monday to discuss the chamber’s request for support and the chamber’s role as the county’s tourism of More...

Supervisor warns neutral tax rate will have ‘consequences’

Bath board sets hearing on increasing meals tax

WARM SPRINGS — Are Bath County citizens willing to take cuts in county services in order to avoid a tax increase? Millboro District supervisor Carol Hardbarger said Tuesday she wants to know. More...

Recorder writers earn accolades

Publisher honored with state’s highest editorial award

NORFOLK — Recorder writers Margo Oxendine, Mike Bollinger and Anne Adams were recognized last Saturday during the Virginia Press Association’s annual conference in Norfolk. More...

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Monterey Town Council

• The Monterey Town Council metat 7:30 p.m. More...

Board takes second look at budget

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors scheduled two meetings this week to go over budget details with department heads. More...

Redistricting plans pass House, Senate

RICHMOND — The Republican Cau­cus plan for redrawing Virginia House of Delegates districts and the Democratic Caucus plan for redrawing Virginia Senate districts have both passed the House and Senate and now await action from Gov. More...

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A ribbon cutting was held Friday for the Bath Community Hospital Physical Therapy Center, located in the rear of the BCH Rehab and Wellness Center. More...

Supervisors continue insurance discussion

WARM SPRINGS — In the effort to battle rising health insurance costs, the Bath County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to seek quotes from the Virginia Association of Counties and Virginia Municipal League. More...

Three certified to Bath Circuit Court

WARM SPRINGS – Three people from Clifton Forge have been charged with breaking and entering, and grand larceny of a residence on Route 42 in Bath. More...

Dangerous intersection?

MONTEREY — The yield sign at the intersection of Fleisher Avenue and Wilson Avenue in Monterey isn’t working, councilman Francis Fenn said last Thursday at a meeting of the Monterey Town Council. More...

Rainstorms bring worries

WARM SPRINGS – It was a mess. And it was worrisome. A series of rain deluges kept the Bath Sheriff’s Office hopping Tuesday. More...

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Katie Smith (right) has become a paid assistant-in-training for Senior Community Service Employment Program with Goodwill Industries in Staunton. More...

Obituaries

John Samuel Glover

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — John Samuel Glover, 92, of Franklin, went to be with his Savior on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va. He was born Nov. More...

Iva M. Harper

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Iva M. Harper, 90, of Franklin, died on Monday, April 11, 2011 at her residence. She was born March 26, 1921 at Moyers, the daughter of the late Ernest Clem Hoover and Mary Jane Rexrode Hoover. More...

Teresa Louise Mauzy

CHURCHVILLE — Teresa Louise Mauzy, 58, of Churchville, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011 at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1953 in Harrisonburg, a daughter of the late Arvil William and Cynthia Jane Nelson Warner. More...

Home & Property

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The weeping cherry in front of McDowell United Methodist Church parsonage in McDowell bloomed last week. More...

New social services director appointed

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Social Services Board has appointed Jason Miller as the new director of Bath County Department of Social Services, effective June 1. More...

Summer Field Ecology School seeks students

CLIFTON FORGE — Recruitment is under way for the 2011 Field Ecology Summer Regional Governor’s School to be held June 15 through July 6 at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. More...

Early Files

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Cement footers were poured the first week of April 1986 and block was laid the second week of April for the new post office in Monterey. More...

Forest service, big Lake Moomaw discussed at Hot Springs meeting

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 10, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

April 10, 1986

• Bath County was to have been the East Coast distribution center for the 700 pounds of cocaine seized by authorities this week, according to Robert J. O’Leary, a special agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. More...


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