April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

County puts $68,000 back in school plan

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors returned $67,795 to the Highland County Public Schools’ budget Tuesday on a 2-1 vote; supervisor Jerry Rexrode cast the dissenting vote. More...

Bath Historical Society to focus on Robert E. Lee

WARM SPRINGS – Have you ever wondered about Robert E. Lee, the man? While we know, perhaps, much of the Confederate general’s history on the battlefields, we may not be too familiar with his personal life. More...

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Registered Nurse Amanda Thornsbury, nurse manager at Bath Community Hospital, was one of the health care professionals involved in the annual Highland Medical Center health fair Tuesday-Thursday last More...

Library Notes

• We’ve been offering free computerclasses at the library and many people havetaken advantage of the opportunity to learnmore about using the computer. In May,we’re offering several more classes so youcan take advantage, too. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce’s newest networking event, “Third Thursday” was in full swing April 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Invasive plant control sign-up begins now

MONTEREY – The Highland County Board of Supervisors approved an invasive plant control program for the county for 2011. More...

Highland youth succeed at state 4-H contests Dabney graduates become local educators

MONTEREY — During the past month, Highland County 4-H members competed in contests throughout the state to put their knowledge and skills to the test. More...

Nursing representatives to visit area hospitals

CLIFTON FORGE — In recognition of National Nurses Week, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will have representatives visit area hospitals in early May. More...

New findings on Maya presented in Monterey

MONTEREY — Dr. Walter Witschey wore his trademark bow tie and a generous smile as he enthralled a full house at the Highland County Library recently. More...

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Little Miss Payton Annalee Glenn, born Aug. 18, 2010, enjoyed Easter at Westminster Chapel last weekend. More...

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Jim King, of Bath County, was guest speaker for the April meeting of the Mountain View Elementary Mentoring Club. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Billingsley, Foster tops at HHS

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Schools have announced that Hayley Billingsley, daughter of Kirk and Kim Billingsley of Monterey, is valedictorian for the graduating Class of 2011. She has a grade point average of 4.0265. More...

Highland school board to change

MONTEREY — Only one of the three current members on the Highland County School Board intends to seek reelection this year. More...

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Contestants in the Junior Miss Bath County pageant are, front row ( l- r), Briana Craven, Elizabeth Santrock, Chelsea Hise, Christi Matheny, Aly Durrett, Genna Altizer, Kelby Smith and Lindsay Malcol More...

Sports

Pigskin report

IRVING, Texas - On a normal day at this time of year, the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility would be bustling with the players working out and getting ready for the upcoming season. More...

Snead team takes first

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Champions Tour golfer J. C. Snead made a big splash in his first appearance on the 2011 tour schedule last week at the Liberty Mutual Legends Tournament. More...

McCray honored at NWTF Fish Day

Last Saturday in Possum Trot, the Highland Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation kicked off fishing season with its annual kids’ fishing day. More...

Early Files

Highland Stock Show: bright outlook for 1911

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 28, 1911 edition of The Recorder. H.B. Wood was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

April 24, 1986

• Highland and Bath county school budgets call for an average overall increase of 5.25 percent for the next year over 1985-86. More...

50 years ago

April 27, 1961

• “Wonderland by Night” was the theme of the annual Junior-Senior Banquet held at Monterey School last Saturday night. More...

Where are the newspapers?  Free Access 

Recorders to be mailed Saturday

The Recorder's printer in Woodstock, Va., lost power all of Thursday, due to Wednesday night's storms. Power was restored, but the plate making system was damaged, and is currently under repair today (Friday). More...

Favorite community icon missed by Bath residents

HOT SPRINGS – Perhaps Linda Cardwell says it best: “Travis was an icon in the community.” There probably isn’t a person in Hot Springs – or most of Bath County – who did not know and admire Travis Braxton. More...

What are those purple boxes?

WARM SPRINGS — Why are purple boxes hanging in trees around Bath County? They are part of a survey being conducted by the U.S. More...

Garden club, Trust remember Johnson

WARM SPRINGS — The Warm Springs Valley Garden Club and Virginia Hot Springs Preservation Trust have come together to honor the memory of a former club member and trust executive director. More...

‘Old-timey’ vegetables on sale in Marlinton

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Willard “Junior” Wilson, owner of Wilson’s Greenhouse, picked up a tomato plant. He sells 46 varieties at his greenhouse on Stoney Creek Road near Marlinton. More...

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The Bath Book Buddies celebrate their sixth anniversary at Vine Cottage Inn. In honor of Women In History month, members were treated to a presentation by Perlista Henry. More...

Greenhouse courses offered this summer

CLIFTON FORGE — Two courses for adults and two for children are offered this summer at the greenhouse at the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista. The instructor for all four courses is Molly Marshall. More...

Area teens get leadership training

COVINGTON – Senior 4-H members from Bath and Highland recently participated in a day of leadership training and community service at the Main Street Park. More...

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Many of the 10th grade biology students attended a field trip to Douthat State Park on April 8, along with some special guests: over 40 baby trout! More...

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MeadWestvaco’s Covington mill recently made a donation to Allegheny Mountain Radio in support of its Bluegrass Jamboree held on April 2 at Bath County High School. More...

Obituaries

Denny G. Glover

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Denny G. Glover, 80, of Franklin, died Friday, April 22, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va. He was born June 9, 1930 at Franklin, the son of the late Homer Glover Sr. and Deliah Lough Glover. More...

Dustin James Layton

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...

Harry Eugene ‘Jake’ Rexrode

MONTEREY — Harry Eugene “Jake” Rexrode, 69, of Monterey, passed away, Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born March 1, 1942 in Highland County, a son of the late Dewey E. and Ethel Mullenax Rexrode. More...

Home & Property

An early view of the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge campus with Backels Hall on the left, Warren Hall in the center, and Moomaw Center on the right. (Photo courtesy DSLCC) More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 19 — Dep. Cutlip responded to a report of a vehicle accident in Warm Springs. • April 19 — Dep. Sexton unlocked a vehicle in Ashwood. More...

Letters

Here in Highland County: ‘at-home’ terrorism

Editor, The Recorder, It’s me again, Ann Babcock, friend of planets and animals — Be kind to the Earth; she is your Mother. Be kind to the animals; they are your brothers. Still not running for anything. But I am running from something. More...

Grieving process takes time, and kindness

Editor, The Recorder, Grief is a process which has no time limit on it. Some of us will pass through it quickly and for others it will linger. Talking or expressing yourself is the best way to grieve and we all need to grieve. More...

Relay reaches out to survivors for May 21

Editor, The Recorder, This year, Relay for Life of Highland County will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Highland County Fairgrounds. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Road trips not so exciting anymore

A Party of One

Road trip! How many times, during our heydays, did we thrill to those words? I’m not certain, but I think I recall a road trip from Virginia clear down to Florida, non-stop, with my girlfriend. We were, perhaps, 22 years old. More...

Bad time for lack of leaders

As if Highlanders didn’t have enough to consider about the future of our school division, the news that two of our three school board members will not seek reelection makes things more complicated. More...

Pictorial

As promised, the new Bath County radio tower on Warm Springs Mountain went up last week and restored full communications to Allegheny Mountain Radio, Bath schools, the service authority, and county emergency services. More...


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