June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Correction

In the June 9 edition of The Recorder in the article ìBCHS principal announces resignation,î it was reported that BCHS assistant principal Jackie Stephenson was retiring. More...

Supervisors critical of school board

WARM SPRINGS — Tuesday, Bath County supervisors questioned recent decisions made by the school board. More...

Bath tax rate set at 48 cents

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County home and property owners will see an increase in their taxes for the coming year. More...

Be careful where you float

WARM SPRINGS — Many people find floating along the Cowpasture River a great way to spend a warm summer day. What they likely don’t know is they are breaking the law. More...

Office space at Blue Grass available

MONTEREY — Tuesday, Highland’s Economic Development Authority chair Betty Mitchell circulated a draft flyer for review and comment to members of the EDA. More...

In Brief . . .

Economic Development Authority of Highland County

• Betty Mitchell, chair of theEconomic Development Authority ofHighland County, read a report fromNancy Witschey of the technologysubcommittee on future broadband More...

Missoula Children’s Theater auditions Monday

ASHWOOD – Most of us know by now, there’s nothing quite like a Missoula Children’s Theater production. More...

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Charles “Tommy” Black, former Bath County Sheriff, was recently appointed to the Bath County Electoral Board. Black was elected vice chair and will serve a three-year term. More...

Girl Scouts to hold early registration

MONTEREY — Calling all girls ages five through 17 — join Girl Scouts for the 2011-12 year, where girls build confidence, character and courage. More...

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The Highland County Public Library would like to introduce the art of “Stuntology” on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. More...

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Loren Buzzard died in a car wreck just weeks before his graduation from Pocahontas County High School. Music was the love of Buzzard’s life. More...

Special Sections

Schools

HHS grads receive $28,650 in supporting scholarships

MONTEREY — Sixteen graduates received a total of $28,650 in local scholarships at last Saturday’s graduation ceremony at Highland High School. More...

Achievements

Aaron J. Blagg SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Aaron J. Blagg has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Area students graduate JMU

HARRISONBURG — Luke Smith of Millboro was one of three students who successfully graduated this spring from James Madison University in Harrisonburg. From Monterey, Monika Dever graduated magna cum laude, and Casey Marshall, cum laude. More...

Home & Property

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The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation awarded six scholarships to Bath County High School seniors who will begin their post-secondary education at DLSCC in the fall. More...

Highland FFA officers accepted into colleges

MONTEREY — The 2011 Highland FFA officer team has been successful in the classroom this year. More...

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Sister, Katia and Alexandra Shevloff of New York City found their way to the Bath County Farmers’ Market this past Saturday. More...

Early Files

Sarah Samples retires after 35 years of teaching

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 19, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

June 19, 1986

• After a delay caused by damage suffered in last November’s flood, the town of Monterey’s experimental hyacinth pond is now in operation … Still an experimental project, the pond, if it is successful in meeting State Water Co More...

50 years ago

June 15, 1961

• The organizational meeting of the Highland School Band Boosters Club was held at Monterey School last Thursday. Named to head the club for the coming school year was Mrs. Elmer Ruckman, president; William R. Stephenson, vice president; Mrs. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Mount Vernon provides unique view of history

Museum Hopping

ALONG THE POTOMAC – I don’t know why it took me this long to visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Now that I have finally made the pilgrimage, however, I will probably go again. I suggest you do the same. More...

Don’t overlook student success

Despite the leadership changes on the horizon at Bath and Highland schools, both on the county school boards and in the school buildings themselves, and the ongoing challenges of sustaining Virginia’s smallest divisions, our students succeed. More...

Pictorial

Above, the 2011 state champion BCHS softball team hoists the title trophy in the air at Tech Softball Park in Saturday morning in Blacksburg. More...

Charger softball earns state trophy honors

BLACKSBURG — The BCHS woodworking shop class has a project to do when they get back in school. There’s another trophy case to build. More...

Kindergarten decision rescinded

Editor’s note: The following story, which appeared on last week’s front page, was not published in its entirety. Below is the full version which should have appeared. The Recorder apologizes for the error. More...

Bath board learns about forest plan

WARM SPRINGS — The draft plan revisions for the George Washington National Forest have been released, and those revisions were presented to the Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. More...

Finding life lessons among the ruins

MONTEREY — Anne Adams is known to most folks around here as the person in charge of the local newspaper. She’s married with half a dozen children and, well, has the gumption to speak her mind when the spirit moves her. More...

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Blues and jazz buffs braved high temperatures and the threat of storms Saturday to enjoy excellent music and great food on the gorgeous, rolling lawns of the Garth Newel Music Center. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Chairman Richard Byrd reportedon the results of a speed limitstudy along U.S. 220. More...

Birth

Sean Taylor Woodson

NEW BERN, N.C. — Sgt. Lawrence and Casey Woodson of New Bern announce the birth of their son, Sean Taylor Woodson, who was born at Duke University, Jan. 18, 2011 at 7:23 p.m. He weighed six pounds and was 18.3 inches long. More...

Bath library kicks off summer programs

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Library presents “Amazing Tales @ Your Library” beginning June 20. The annual summer reading program is open to all children ages two through seventh grade. More...

Trees running for one more term

Mountain Grove — After what he says have been some long hours of consideration, Warm Springs district supervisor Jon Trees announced Tuesday he is running for a third term on the Bath County board. More...

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Congratulations to Zoee Addyson Hazlewood, 2011 Little Miss Rainbow Queen. More...

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Mary and Joseph with the children of the Monterey Vacation Bible School held this year at Word of Faith Church in Monterey. More...

Obituaries

Charles Reid Fleisher

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Charles Reid Fleisher, 61, of Franklin, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Harrisonburg Health & Rehab Center in Harrisonburg, Va. He was born May 25, 1950 at Cave, and was the son of Eston S. More...

William Harold ‘Billy’ Deitz Jr.

MILLBORO — William Harold “Billy” Deitz Jr., 69, of 72 Hileman Lane, Millboro, died Friday June 10, 2011 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 12, 1941 in Bath County to William Harold Deitz Sr. More...

Leora Florence Grogg

SUGAR GROVE, W. Va. — Leora Florence Grogg, 88, of Sugar Grove, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. She was born Oct. 12, 1922 at Sugar Grove, and was the daughter of the late James P. More...

Sports

Charger tennis duo finishes second in state

RADFORD — The Bath County tennis doubles tandem of Amelia Walters and Jennifer Gutting defeated the doubles team of Mathews High School Friday and advanced to the Group A girls’ doubles finals before falling in the championship match to E More...

Triathlon Saturday at Moomaw

LAKE MOOMAW — Roads to the Lake Moomaw marina will close this Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for the annual running of the Bath County Triathlon, also known as “Moomaw Madness.” More...

Basketball coach needed at BCHS

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County High School is accepting applications for the 2011-12 varsity boys’ basketball head coaching position. Applications will be accepted through June 30th. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 7 — Dep. Plecker responded to a report of an activated burglar alarm in Hot Springs. • June 7 — Sgt. Bryan and Dep. Smith responded to a report of stolen items in Hot Springs . More...

Letters

Relay a huge success in Highland County

Editor, The Recorder, Once again the citizens of Highland County, as well as individuals outside of the county, pulled together to create an amazing Relay for Life event that raised over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society — and the grand t More...

Parent urges support for BCHS principal, assistant

Editor, The Recorder, It is with much disappointment that we learned of the resignation of our incredible principal, Pete Pitard, and the elimination of the assistant principal at Bath County High School. More...

Board urged to keep BCHS leaders in place

Editor, The Recorder, I was disappointed to learn on last Thursday of the school board’s decision to eliminate the position of assistant principal at Bath County High School. More...


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