May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Bath grandmother falls victim to scam

MILLBORO SPRINGS — Scam artists were able to take about $1,800 from a Bath County woman last week, by telling her that her grandson had been involved in an accident and the money was needed. More...

Queens crowned

Highland’s Tiny Miss Fire Queen court is (l-r): princess and second runner up Rhea Evelyn Bendel, queen Alexis Isabella Christine Wilfong, and princess and first runner up Makayla Lee Wimer. More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors

• A change to the county electionordinance made necessary byredistricting as the result of the2010 Census was passed Tuesday byBath supervisors. More...

Hevener seeking re-election; Burns, Riner not running

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board will now have four new members Jan. 1. More...

Fire, rescue event hopes to lure volunteers

HOT SPRINGS – How about a few hours of food and fun? How about learning something while you’re at it? How about, perhaps, deciding to “give back” a little something to the community? More...

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Dr. David Cox spoke about Robert E. Lee to a rapt audience Sunday, May 1 at the Warm Springs Inn. More...

Disaster program sign up for livestock losses

LEXINGTON – Melissa Kelley, county executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency in Lexington, reminds producers that sign up for the Livestock Indemnity Program is ongoing. More...

Shenandoah Valley celebrates bike month

STAUNTON — The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee announces that May is National Bike Month and reminds everyone that even if you don’t ride a bicycle, be aware of cyclists and “Share the Road.” More...

Tourism workshop to highlight area business opportunities

CLIFTON FORGE — Virginia’s Western Highlands has partnered with the Virginia Tourism Corporation Partnership Marketing division and Virginia Department of Business Assistance to host a “Business of Tourism” workshop for anyone More...

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Joshua Williams (right) got his 1st Lt. rank in the Air Force recently. He graduated from Bath County High School in 2005 and the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2009. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath student meal prices to rise

HOT SPRINGS — Students will pay more for breakfast and lunch in Bath County schools when the 2011-12 school year begins. More...

Pre-school, special ed class moving to Valley

HOT SPRINGS — Following the recommendation of superintendent Sue Hirsh, the Bath County School Board Monday voted to move the pre-school program and the self-contained special education classroom from Millboro Elementary School to Valley Elemen More...

In brief ...

• Superintendent Sue Hirsh was authorized torespond to an applicant for a full-time positionfor the 2011-12 school year at the school boardmeeting Monday. More...

Home & Property

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Freda Bird’s flowers overflow onto the sidewalk in Blue Grass. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

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Monterey Town Council

• On May 5, Monterey TownCouncil held a public hearing onthe proposed cross- connectioncontrol program. More...

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Kirsten, daughter of Cindy and Jeff Wood of McDowell, takes time out from hunting eggs at the McDowell Presbyterian Easter Egg Hunt, to pose with the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday, when more than 60 More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • May 2 — Sgt. Bryan responded to a report of an activated burglar alarm in Warm Springs. • May 2 — Cpl. Weaver responded to a report of a missing person in Mountain Grove. More...

Letters

Resident shares another story about Braxton

Editor, The Recorder, I read the story in last week’s Recorder from the Rev. Reed Hopkins paying tribute to Travis Braxton. I would like to add my favorite story. More...

Opinions & Commentary

School’s future tied to county’s

If there was one clear message discussed Tuesday in Highland County, it was this: Highland must help itself, and grow its economy, if it wants to keep its school division intact. More...

Pictorial

We can only imagine there were more than a few grumbles at Highland County Public Schools recently. More...

Neutral tax rate urged at Bath hearing

WARM SPRINGS — The overwhelming majority of citizens at a hearing Tuesday urged the Bath County Board of Supervisors to set the county’s real estate tax rate for 2011-12 at 46 cents per $100 of assessed value. More...

Roadblocks to recovery still plague Highland

MONTEREY — The Economic Development Authority of Highland County held its monthly meeting only a few hours after Highland County supervisor Robin Sullenberger told Virginia’s Secretary of Education and the state superintendent of public i More...

Bath raid nets big haul

WARM SPRINGS — A raid in the Mitchelltown area Friday, May 6 netted drugs with a street value of about $50,000, Bath County Sheriff R.L. Norfleet said Wednesday. According to Norfleet, information received by Trooper G.W. More...

Bath meals tax will rise to 4 percent

WARM SPRINGS — Effective July 1, eating out in Bath County will cost a little more. The board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the county’s meals tax from 1 percent to 4 percent. More...

Zumba has Bath women shaking in their shoes

ASHWOOD – There are certainly some contradictions about Zumba. You finish a dance-exercise session, and feel exhausted, yet exhilarated. You have expended a lot of energy, yet are somehow re-energized. More...

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Gideon Hiner of Highland Telephone Cooperative briefed stockholders gathered at HTC for the annual stockholders meeting last Friday on planned and per formed maintenance and upkeep of HTC equipment a More...

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President Jeffery Hodges of the James Monroe Chapter 549 of National Sojourners Inc., honored veterans at the Highland County Veterans Memorial and Walk of Honor. More...

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John R. Martin moves Virginia Quality Assured cattle through his feedlot near New Holland, Pa. The steers were raised in Bath County by Fassifern Farm and Clyde Cutlip. More...

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Clean-up day was held recently at Mountain Grove Cemetery. The upkeep of the cemetery is made possible through donations. Nora Simmons provided lunch for the clean-up workers. More...

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MeadWestvaco’s Covington mill recently gave a donation to Bath County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America club in support of a fund-raiser for the group’s activities, s More...

Obituaries

Robert Lee ‘Sonny’ Smith

CHURCHVILLE — Robert Lee “Sonny” Smith, 61, of Churchville, passed away Friday, May 6. 2011. He was born July 27, 1949 in Staunton, a son of Joy Mitchell Smith and the late John C. Smith. More...

Dixie Lee Secrest

McDOWELL — Dixie Lee Secrest, 72, of McDowell, passed away May 4, 2011 at her home. The family will conduct a private service. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 98, McDowell, Va. 24458. Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell handled arrangements. More...

Jack Walter Mathena Jr.

HOT SPRINGS — Jack Walter Mathena Jr., “Captain Jack,” 54, of Hot Springs, passed away April 22, 2011 at Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg. He was born July 20, 1956 in Ft. More...

Sports

Chargers pressure Blues for soccer victory

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Boys’ soccer team continued its plan of staying on the offensive and kept the Parry McCluer Blues on their heels en route to a 6-1 win on a wet Tuesday night in Warm Springs. More...

Blues booters bruised by Chargers’ attack

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Charger girls’ soccer team kept its winning streak alive with a 10-1 thumping of district foe Parry McCluer Blues Tuesday night. More...

Charger squad keeps skunking opposition

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers continued their domination of the Pioneer District with a 3-0 win over the Craig Rockets last Thursday, followed by a 13-0 victory over the Parry McCluer Blues Monday night. More...

Early Files

From Our Early Files

Carl Lee Simmons (right) of Blue Grass killed this 20-pound gobbler recently on Monterey Mountain south of Blue Grass. This bird had a ten and one-half inch beard and was shot at about 100 yards. More...

Local FFA member received high award

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 23, 1955 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard and Pete Beckett, editors and publishers. More...

Son comes back after 24 years

DAVIS CREEK — This is the story of the return of a prodigal son. William Campbell Johnston, 24 years ago, told his father, P.G. Johnston of Davis Creek, Kanawha County, W.Va., that he was leaving to make a fortune. More...


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