April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Sheriff ‘insulted’ by supervisors

Animal control officer requests support

MONTEREY — “You should not be talking to candidates,” Highland County sheriff Herb Lightner told the Highland County Board of Supervisors last Wednesday during a budget work session. More...

Current board will hire new Bath administrator

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County administrator Bonnie Johnson will retire in August, and supervisors made it clear last Thursday the current board will hire her successor, over the objections of supervisor Stuart Hall. More...

Bath approves redistricting plan

WARM SPRINGS — Step one of the redistricting process for Bath County was completed Monday when the board of supervisors approved a plan for adding more people to Warm Springs District and reducing the population of Cedar Creek District. More...

Bath board hears budget comments

Only 10 citizens address hearing issues

WARM SPRINGS — The refrains were familiar at the budget public hearing held by the Bath County Board of Supervisors last Thursday. Those who spoke about the tax rate wanted it as low as possible. More...

Gov. McDonnell announces State Tax Relief granted for victims of severe storms

RICHMOND – Gov. More...

Cyclists ready to reach new heights

COVINGTON – Last July, more than 100 cyclists from across the Mid-Atlantic tested the waters of a new cycling experience with a new format in what was – for most of them – a new venue. More...

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Workers from Shenandoah Tower secure the bottom section of Bath County’s new radio tower atop Warm Springs Mountain to the foundation. The previous tower fell Feb. 13 in high winds. More...

Correction

In last week’s Recorder story on the Highland County Chamber of Commerce, chamberpresidentKevinWagnersaidhesupporteda2percentlodgingtaxthat could raise $8,000-$10,000 that could be used to market Highland County, not an 8-10 percent lodging tax More...

Girl Scouts spend day in the valley

MONTEREY — Highland Girl Scout Junior Troop 586 made good use of their “Maple Monday” off from school. They spent a full day in Staunton and Waynesboro learning, having fun and meeting badge requirements. More...

State says there’s plenty of deer here

MONTEREY — “There were 200,000 deer killed last year in Virginia,” Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries deer project coordinator Matt Knox told the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisor JerryRexrode reported the McDowell waterssystem’s new well was pumping nothingbut muddy water. “I told them to turnthe old well on. More...

Lambert —Burkholder

COVINGTON — Jerry Lambert and Diane Lambert of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Amie Lambert, to Evan Burkholder, son of Trent Burkholder and Beth Farley of Blue Grass, and Deborah and John Garrison of Hot Springs. More...

Dufour award granted

WILLIAMSBURG — The John R. Dufour Lifetime Professional Achievement Award memorializes the spirit of John Rene Dufour, a leader in hospitality sales and marketing in Virginia, who passed away in 2006 at the young age of 42. More...

TDS offers Lifeline/Link-Up discount to low-income customers

HOT SPRINGS — Do you know someone who can’t afford basic phone service or is thinking about cutting the cord to save money? Help is available through Lifeline and Link-Up. More...

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Musicians Mike Tyree, Shane Clarke and Tyler Curtis played jazz to lead Masonic Theatre’s April 10 “Jazz It Up” Progressive Dinner participants to area restaurants on Clifton Forge& More...

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The Easter Bunny has come to Highland. The oversized Lagomorph is burrowed in near Steve and Deborah Lambert’s house south of Mustoe. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board asks for return of $68,000 cut from school budget

MONTEREY — Supervisors David Blanchard and Robin Sullenberger listened last Wednesday as the Highland County School Board, teachers and staff explained why their budget shouldn’t be cut $67,795, as supervisors recently proposed. More...

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A health fair for Bath County students in grades 4-7 was held April 14 at Valley Elementary School. Students from both Millboro and Valley elementary schools participated. More...

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Valley Elementary School PTO star students for March 2011 in grades preschool through third are (l-r)front row: Ivy Hensch, Hunter Ryder, Noah Harmon, Ethan Persinger; middle row: Haley Marshall, Eri More...

Home & Property

11 acclaimed leaders speak during Webcast conference

CLIFTON FORGE — Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of 11 internationally acclaimed leaders by attending the Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College on May 6. More...

Customer service seminar set

CLIFTON FORGE — A seminar titled “Great Customer Service Comes from the Heart” will be held at Dabney S. More...

Homestead certified ‘Virginia Green’

HOT SPRINGS — The Allegheny Mountains of southwest Virginia are a little greener thanks to The Homestead’s recent efforts. More...

Letters

Williamsville reader congratulates Recorder

Editor, The Recorder, Congratulations to The Recorder on its spate of awards from a very tough jury: professional newspeople. Year after year, the tiny Recorder gets state recognition for excellence. More...

Feel good about yourself: Give blood, and donate

Editor, The Recorder, The average citizen stays about as involved as he can, trying his best to do the right thing; he goes to the polls cast a ballot; can’t see any real difference among the candidates, closes one eye and pushes a button, and More...

Sound bites about the federal government

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Save the baths

The Jefferson Pools, a Bath County landmark, continues to deteriorate after years of citizen outcry. More...

Pools keep detiorating  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS – Almost since time began, they have bubbled up from the ground. The warm, effervescent pools in Warm Springs have lured tourists to the region since the first structure surrounding them was built in 1761. More...

Supervisors declare Bath disaster area

WARM SPRINGS — Due to damage in the northern part of the county from heavy rains last Tuesday, the Bath County Board of Supervisors declared the county a disaster area April 14. More...

Consolidate or cut costs, supervisor says

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the county budget Tuesday, but it was the school budget that took center stage. More...

Governor vetoes redistricting plans

RICHMOND — Following Gov. Bob McDonnell’s veto of the redistricting plans proposed by the State Senate and House of Delegates, the House passed a revised map Monday. More...

Part of Route 625 closed in Bath

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that Route 625 (River Road) at one-half mile south of the intersection of Route 624 (West Minister Road), has been closed due to a fill embankment section failure. More...

What does the library mean to you?

LEXINGTON — During April, patrons have a chance to tell what the Rockbridge Regional Library means to them. Each person who participates will be entered into a drawing for a Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader. More...

Police academy to begin next week

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department will sponsor its fourth annual Citizens’ Police Academy; this program is scheduled to begin Thursday, April 28, and conclude on Thursday, July 21, with a graduation ceremony. More...

Wildflower hike planned at Roaring Run area

COVINGTON — The James River Ranger District will host its annual spring wildflower hike at Roaring Run Historical Site on May 7, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Participants should meet at the parking lot at 8:30 a.m. More...

Cucci family, Woodzell honored at chamber dinner

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Business Appreciation Dinner last Saturday at Garth Newel Music Center. More...

Oh, yeah ... it’s all about us!

Andrew Vinson and Amanda Ferguson had a disastrous blind date during “Check, Please!” Vinson’s character was a tad too juvenile to suit the sophisticated character portrayed by Ferg More...

Solid waste budget level

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on its proposed budget for 2011-12. More...

Engagements

Clark — Neff

CLIFTON FORGE — Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Clark of Clifton Forge proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Ann Clark, to Philip Andrew Neff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neff Jr. of Hot Springs. More...

Not too late to check your attic

McDOWELL — It’s photograph of Andrew Salisbury Trumbo Davis, sitting for his portrait in 1861 in his Confederate uniform. The picture probably was taken in Staunton when he was about 23 years old. More...

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Brian Keiling (standing) was program head for the forest program at “Training for Trades” held at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. More...

McDonnell signs new animal care bills into law

RICHMOND—Gov. Bob Mc- Donnell recently signed into law Virginia’s first agricultural animal care standards. More...

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The Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic celebrated its new location at 322 Riverside Street, Covington, with a ribbon cutting recently. More...

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Twenty two amateur chamber music enthusiasts from throughout Virginia, as well as Washington DC, Maryland, and North Carolina participated in Garth Newel’s annual Adult Amateur Chamber Music Re More...

Obituaries

Dustin Layton  Free Access 

BLUE GRASS — Dustin James Layton, 17, of Blue Grass, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011 at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1994 in Lexington, a son of Rusty Layton and Melinda Hammer. More...

Frances Steinbock Gwin

HOT SPRINGS — Frances Steinbock Gwin, 90, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Woodlands in Clifton Forge. She was born Aug. 3, 1920 in Hot Springs, the daughter of the late Walter Fred Steinbock and Pearl Shaw Steinbock. More...

Raymond Robert Beale

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Raymond Robert Beale, 82, of White Sulphur Springs, formerly of Warm Springs, Va., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea. He was born Dec. More...

Sports

Chargers rock Knights and roll Rams

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Charger softball team beat the previously undefeated James River Knights 5-3 last Wednesday and swept a doubleheader with Highland Thursday to take an early hold on first place in the Pioneer District last week. More...

Charger baseball club takes split

DUNMORE, W.Va — Behind an offensive onslaught powered by homeruns from Derek Brinkley and Jonah Ford the BCHS baseball team defeated the neighboring Pocahontas Warriors, 14-9, last Thursday. More...

Chargers serve Blues loss on courts

ASHWOOD — The Bath County tennis squad took the first step in defending their Pioneer title and returning to Region C play with a hard-fought 7-2 win over the Parry McCluer Blues last Wednesday afternoon, April 13, at VES. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 11 — Dep. Plecker responded to an activated business alarm in Hot Springs. • April 11 — Dep. Cutlip unlocked a vehicle in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

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Retired Highland County Virginia Commonwealth Extension agent Austin Shepherd brought in a placemat he helped develop that was used in Highland County restaurants in the 1960s. More...

Code of Ethics winners named at Monterey High

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 20, 1961 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

April 17, 1986

• Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Waybright of Monterey announce the birth of a daughter at 5:03 a.m. Friday, April 11 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. She has been named Crystal Dawn. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

There is now another place for donating used items in Highland County — a Goodwill trailer situated at the solid waste disposal site. More...

Preserve Bath County history now

The Homestead was recently recognized with “Virginia Green” status, thanks to its staff’s efforts to recycle and changes in operations to conserve water, among other things. More...

Kindness found in an unexpected place

Say What?

I have never hesitated to make it known I’m not a huge fan of Virginia’s capitol city. I find it dirty, kind of unsafe and a traffic nightmare. However, after a recent visit to the area, I have a much better opinion of the place. More...


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