June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Auxiliary contributes $10,000 to VFD’s ‘jaws’

MONTEREY — The Highland County Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’Auxiliary presented a check for $10,000 to fire Chief Elmer Waybright last Thursday. More...

McWilliams to run in Williamsville District

WARM SPRINGS — Bruce McWilliams has submitted petitions to be a candidate for supervisor in Williamsville District in the November election. McWilliams, 50, lives in the McClung area with his wife, Sarah. More...

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Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative used a helicopter to trim tree branches away from power lines in Highland recently. The helicopter is owned by Aero Solutions of North Carolina. More...

Library Notes

• We have a very busy summer lined up at the Highland County Public Library. First, the Summer Reading Program kicks off Saturday, June 11 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 6. Kids ages zero through 17 can read for prizes. More...

Rockets to return to Highland

MONTEREY — The Valley AeroSpace Team returns to Jack Mountain Village near Monterey Saturday June 4. VAST will hold a rocket launch, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This will not be as formal an event as VAST’s rocket demonstration launches last year. More...

Weather report

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Monterey resident to share archaeological experiences

MONTEREY — Scorpions and snakes aren’t everyone’s familiar childhood memories, but for Anne Adams, they certainly played a role. More...

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A dance this Saturday in Hot Springs will be the first of several events planned by Allegheny Mountain Radio, Bath County Parks and Recreation and County of Bath Tourism this summer. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Valley Elementary School boasts an active Chain Links Club, a middle school version of the high school level Rachel’s Challenge group. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, June 77 p.m. — Millboro ElementarySchool More...

Achievement

Ian M. Lytwyn

TAMPA, Fla. — Ian M. Lytwyn graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa on May 5, with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He is the son of Shirley Keyes Lytwyn and Peter of Naples, Fla. More...

Home & Property

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Becky Deemer, left, and Ellen Killoren, co-presidents of the Warm Springs Valley Garden Club, guest speaker Bart McDowell and hostess Beth Eley, enjoy the gardens of Sleepy Hollow, site of the May me More...

Highlander to lead Virginia string teachers group

MONTEREY — Gretta Sandberg, a Highland County resident, has become president of the Virginia Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. She assumed the office of the 400-member organization on May 15. More...

Film on honey bees to be shown in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — A new, critically acclaimed documentary film on the honey bee crisis will be showing at the Dairy Barn in Warm Springs June 16. More...

Letters

Board’s MES decision considered uninformed

Editor, The Recorder, This letter is prefaced with the acknowledgment that neither representative of Millboro Elementary School families was present at the mentioned school board work session, or voted in the affirmative to move Millboro kindergarten More...

Opinions & Commentary

Was it lawful?

There’s been a storm of discussion the last several days about the Bath County School Board’s controversial decision to consolidate kindergarten classes. More...

Pictorial

Memorial Day is only one day out of the year set aside to honor Americans who died in defense of our nation. Certainly, we have reason to be thankful every day for the freedom we have and for those willing to give everything to make it possible. More...

Millboro rallies against school board decision

MILLBORO — A crowd estimated at more than 100 gathered at the Millboro firehouse Wednesday night to express displeasure about the Bath County School Board‘s decision to house all county kindergarten students at Valley Elementary School. More...

A teacher changed his life, Bath resident says

WARM SPRINGS — George Meadows has three things he wants to tell the world before he dies. More...

HMC doctor leaving

MONTEREY — Family practitioner Dr. George Damewood is leaving Highland Medical Center July 8, said HMC executive director Debbie Perdue. More...

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Dickie Bell, Virginia House of Delegates, was the guest speaker for the Memorial Day ceremony at the Highland County Veterans Memorial. (Photo courtesy David Cockerham) More...

In Brief …

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Commission and Highland County Board of Supervisors held a joint public hearing last Thursday to hear comments on a conditional use permit application from Chuck and LuAnn Neely to operate a tourist lodge at 890 Ha More...

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Jack’s Trash Service of Hot Springs hosted Bath County Chamber of Commerce’s “Third Thursday Spring Fling” on May 19. More...

Camps held at Camp Accovac

MILLBORO — The dates for the summer camps at Camp Accovac are as follows: • Junior Camp I for ages 7-12, June 19-25 • Junior Camp II for ages 7-12, July 10-16 • Sports, Music and Drama Camp for ages 12-18, June 26-July 2 • W More...

Evangelistic association seeks donations to assist those in need

MONTEREY — It’s late at night. The minister picks up the phone to call his colleague across town. He wonders whether she’s already gone to bed. She answers her phone and he speaks as she listens. For a time, they pray. More...

Bring Civil War documents for free scanning, June 10-11

MONTEREY — A Confederate $500 bond depicted is one of tens of thousands issued by the CSA between 1861 and 1864. These bonds, issued in amounts of $50, $100, $500, $1,000 and more, brought significant revenue into the Confederate Treasury. More...

Obituaries

Earl Lewis Campbell

HEAD WATERS — Earl Lewis Campbell, 73, of Head Waters, passed away, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1938 in Augusta County, a son of the late Lewis Edward and Josie Painter Campbell. Mr. More...

William Michael ‘Bill’ Allen

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. — William Michael “Bill” Allen, 52, of Randallstown, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Baltimore on Aug. 21, 1958, the son William G. More...

Lloyd Wilson Nicely Jr.

CLIFTON FORGE — Lloyd Wilson Nicely Jr., 81, of 4817 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 30, 1929 in the Nicelytown area of Alleghany County to the late Lloyd Wilson Nicely Sr. More...

Sports

Chargers break out broom, beat Knights

BUCHANAN — The Bath County Charger softball squad beat Covington, 14-2, in the Pioneer semifinals Thursday and James River, 2-1, in the finals Saturday to complete a regular-season and tournament sweep of the district opposition this year. More...

Wythe upends Bath in waning minutes

WYTHEVILLE — The George Wythe Maroons scored a goal with less than four minutes remaining to break a 4-4 tie with the Bath County Chargers and win the Region C quarterfinal girls’ soccer matchup 5-4 Tuesday afternoon. More...

Charger tennis duo champs in Region C

RADFORD — The Bath County Charger tennis doubles team of Amelia Walters and Jennifer Gutting defeated Cypress Beach and Hannah Cooley of Radford, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, to win the Region C doubles title Tuesday afternoon at Radford University. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • May 23 — Cpl. Weaver and Dep. Smith responded to a report of an injured deer. • May 23 — Weaver responded to a report of a suspicious person in Warm Springs. • May 23 — Dep. More...

Early Files

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James Madison University awarded degrees May 10 to these students from the Highland High School Class of 1982: Carol Hammer, Peggy Ralston, Richard Simmons, Melody Terry and Becky Samples. More...

Just Comment …

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 6, 1968 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. The shooting of Sen. More...

25 years ago

June 2, 1986

• No public opinion was voiced on the proposed $8.1 million Bath County budget for 1986-87 during last Thursday’s public hearing. More...


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