May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Grocery store plans up in the air

Sherry Sullenberger has requested rezoning eight undeveloped acres she owns in Monterey at the intersection of U.S. 250 and Myers-Moon Road, from R-5 (residential) to B-2 (business). More...

April 28 storm causes damage, closes schools

Supervisors end disaster declaration from April 12, April 16 rains

WARM SPRINGS — Heavy rains that rolled through the area during the early morning hours last Thursday caused more damage and caused schools in Bath and Highland counties to close. More...

Sheriff hopes roundup will slow drug activity

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County sheriff R.L. Norfleet is hopeful a recent drug roundup in Alleghany County will slow the flow of drugs into Bath. More...

New Bath beauties crowned

WARM SPRINGS – Chelsea Cook and Loran Sharp-McDaniel won the Miss and Junior Miss Bath County crowns Saturday, in a pageant sponsored by the Bath-Highland Lioness Lion’s Club. More...

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The Virginia Department of Transportation Lexington bridge crew was working Wednesday morning to assemble the replacement bridge for Gatewood Drive in Mountain Grove. More...

‘Business Days’ set in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Department of Business present programs for “Bath Business Building Days” May 19-20, providing programs to enhance, develop, and encourage the business community. More...

Volunteer to remove invasive plants

RICHMOND — Volunteers are needed across the commonwealth to help remove invasive plants that are wreaking havoc on Virginia’s landscape. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath schools get bottom-line funding

Must cut roughly $400,000 from budget request

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County school officials didn’t get everything they wanted, but what they did get, they got the way they wanted it. The board of supervisors voted 3-2 last Thursday to approve a $9.1 million school budget for 2011-12. More...

New school retirees not eligible for health insurance

MONTEREY — The Highland County School Board voted Monday to remove a section of the Highland County Public Schools policy manual giving retirees the option to continue on the schools’ group health insurance plan, pending a positive review More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

• Highland Elementary School principalTeresa Blum displayed an assortment oftempera paints, a Math Mat game anda “boom box” obtained from Kroger’spoints accumula More...

Home & Property

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In the foreground, an old, discarded refrigerator is partially buried beneath rubble at the home of Mary Simmons of McDowell. More...

Memories of Highland County fair needed

MONTEREY — Are you still young enough to remember the Highland County Fair during the 1950s? The Highland County Fair Association is seeking any memories or memorabilia in observance of the fair’s 60th year. More...

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Clara Mills (left) and her aunt, Alice Shumate, attended the Eggspress Yourself dyeing table at the White House Easter Egg Roll. More...

Early Files

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Originally published May 1, 1986 — Mary Rebekah Cox and Sarah Skeen were recent ly accepted to the University of Vi rginia Summe r Enrichment Program. More...

Stonewall group makes appearance with school board

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 4, 1961 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

May 1, 1986

• The mayor and current members of the Monterey Town Council have said they will abide by the voters’ wishes in next Tuesday’s election. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Push harder for sound planning

What a mess. Highland County has for years struggled with its aging land use regulations, and it’s only gotten worse. More...

Pictorial

Some folks in Bath and Highland counties were curious when schools were canceled last Thursday, but one look at this photo from Williamsville explains why that was the case. More...

Appreciate local businesses

MONTEREY — Businesses are the bread and butter of Highland County. What would Main Street, Monterey, be like without its restaurants, craft emporiums and general stores? More...

‘Salts’ drug new danger

HOT SPRINGS – What will they think of next? In the past six months, “bath salts” have become something far more than that box of Calgon in your bathroom cabinet; they have become something quite deadly. More...

Grocery store request raises planning concern

MONTEREY — Two proposals for business development left Highland planners, supervisors, and citizens in a quandary last week, and officials found themselves once again at odds with how to handle land use questions. More...

Fire destroys mobile home

HOT SPRINGS — Fire gutted the residence of Shawn Hise on Route 615 (Main Street) last Thursday. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission

• Last Thursday, the Highland CountyPlanning Commission reviewed andapproved for continuance threeconditional use permits.• In 1997, Amerigas Propane installed More...

Missing camper found safe after 14 hours

BURNSVILLE — A camper who decided to try out his new GPS device was found unharmed after about 14 hours in the woods, Bath sheriff R.L. Norfleet said. More...

Business Appreciation week to be observed

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors adopted a proclamation in support of local businesses this week. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Boardof Supervisors held a publichearing Tuesday to gather inputon the Virginia Department ofTransportation Secondary Road More...

Highland gets Deeds back; Bath to change House districts

RICHMOND — Representation for Bath and Highland will change in the state legislature as the result of the state redistricting plan signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell last week. More...

Spring fire season ends

RICHMOND — Spring fire season officially ended at midnight Saturday, April 30, along with the prohibition on outdoor burning before 4 p.m., but officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry caution that conditions are not ideal and the thr More...

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On April 27, the Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted its eighth annual Administrative Professionals Day and Employee Appreciation Breakfast at the Country Café, Hot Springs. More...

Obituaries

Delmas Wayne Doyle

BARTOW, W.Va. — Delmas Wayne Doyle, 64, of Bartow, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1946 at Mustoe, Va., a son of Thelma Mae Doyle Hull of Monterey, Va., and the late Russell E. Hull. More...

James Henry ‘Jim’ Siron

McDOWELL — James Henry “Jim” Siron, 46, of McDowell, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at his home. He was born July 7, 1964 in Staunton, a son of Frances Puffenbarger Siron and the late Boyd DeWitt Siron. More...

Madeline Gwin Lamb

STAUNTON — Madeline Gwin Lamb, 92, loving mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother, passed away Wednesday morning, April 27, 2011, at King’s Daughters’ Community Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded and supported by her dev More...

Sports

Chargers solidify standing with district wins

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Charger softball team secured it position on top of the Pioneer and Region C, D-1 standings with wins over district foes James River, 8-4 Friday, and Covington, 10-0 Monday. More...

Bath baseball club beats Pocahontas Warriors

WARM SPRINGS — Paced by a sixrun third inning, the Bath County Chargers defeated the Pocahontas Warriors 11-1 Monday night in Warm Springs. Charger Tyler Deeds picked up the win in the pitching start. More...

Herscher’s double trick leads Bath past Alleghany

WARM SPRINGS — BCHS senior soccer star Angela Herscher scored six goals for a double hat trick and junior forward Carrington Pasco added three for a trick of her own as the Chargers defeated the Alleghany Mounties 9-1 Monday night in girls&rsqu More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 25 — Dep. Sexton conducted a funeral escort in Hot Springs. • April 25 — Sexton assisted Hot Springs Rescue Squad on a call in Hot Springs. More...

Letters

Another great story shared about Braxton

Editor, The Recorder, Thank you for running the tribute to Hot Springs icon Travis Braxton (The Recorder, April 28). More...

Supervisor’s rhetoric about schools should cease

The April 28 issue of The Recorder reported that Supervisor (Jerry) Rexrode believes that among the solutions that the county may have to consider is the consolidation of grades or even the merging of the Highland system with the Bath County system. More...

Supervisor’s rhetoric on schools must ‘cease’

Editor, The Recorder, More...



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