July 28, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Public hearing set on wind ordinance

WARM SPRINGS — A public hearing will be held on an ordinance that would regulate small, residential-type wind energy facilities in Bath County. More...

Corrections

• The Highland school board recently approved a change to the policy regarding health insurance for retired school employees; it was incorrectly described in the board briefs published July 14. More...

Weather report

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Help a dog’s life

MONTEREY — A person with 10 dogs chained out in the back yard contacted the Highland SPCA recently. “They wanted to surrender them,” said Corena Huffman. More...

Minetree enters sheriff’s race

WARM SPRINGS — Pete Minetree of Millboro is hoping to become Bath County’s next sheriff. Minetree has submitted petitions and will be on the ballot for the office in November. More...

Library Notes

Tomi Herold, Highland County Public Library

• Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is coming to Highland County. Highland Elementary School and Highland County Public Library are teaming to bring this excellent early literacy program to children ages 0-4. More...

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Donna Gardner, outgoing Highland County WRE teacher of 22 years, with JoAnne Shirley, State Coordinator for WRE teachers, and Melissa Hotz, the new WRE teacher for Highland County, are pictured at th More...

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Martha Glenn, secretary of the Bath County Electoral Board, and Charles Garratt, Bath County General Registrar, attended the State Board of Elections Election Uniformity Workshop, “Partnering f More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors elected new officers at its July 7 meeting. More...

Bath County Art Show 2011 award winners

Best in Show: Deborah Kozura, photography, Black and White Sunset II. Prudence and Bill Field Award, best animal or bird: Jacqueline Chenault, photography, Nosey Neighbors. Wayne Alexander Memorial Award, best figure, oil: Ursilla Dilley, Ernie. More...

Women’s weekend planned at Douthat State Park

MILLBORO — This fall, Virginia State Parks offers its sixth Women’s Wellness Weekend at Douthat State Park, which straddles Bath and Alleghany counties, Sept. 23-25. More...

Concert to feature 29th Infantry Band

CLIFTON FORGE — Clifton Forge Main Street Inc. is proud to announce a free public outdoor concert of the Virginia National Guard’s 29th Division Band from Clifton Forge on the grounds of Dabney S. More...

Rockets to return Aug. 6

MONTEREY — Valley AeroSpace Team members will be at Jack Mountain Village holding a rocket launch on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Sunday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

DSLCC at Bath library Aug. 2

WARM SPRINGS — Representatives from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will be at the Bath County Public Library in Warm Springs on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Open letter from new principal

Hello! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer! I wanted to write and introduce myself. I am April Goff and am the new principal for Highland Middle/High School. More...

BCHS principal’s resignation accepted

WARM SPRINGS — It is now official. Bath County High School will soon have a new principal. Superintendent of schools Sue Hirsh said Wednesday BCHS principal Pete Pitard tendered his resignation late Tuesday afternoon and it had been accepted. More...

Achievements

Bryan Tuning LYNCHBURG — Bryan and William Tuning graduated May 14, 2011 from Liberty University. They both earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Science with teacher certification. More...

Home & Property

Masonic theatre receives grants, plans picnic

CLIFTON FORGE — The Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge has recently received two large grants, which will go toward the fund for renovation — $50,000 from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation in Richmond and $100,000 from The Robert More...

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Zumba instructor Kelly Shifflett and her students entertained a captive audience at the Bath County Farmers Market July 23. More...

Veterans could get real estate tax break

WARM SPRINGS — Those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces could be eligible for reductions in their real estate taxes. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Return to sender

No doubt the U.S. Postal Service has some major problems. More...

Pictorial

For 15 years, the Highland SPCA has saved countless animals like Riley, above, on a shoestring budget, the shoulders of very dedicated volunteers, and the support of a caring community. More...

Going ‘batty’ is cute, creepy fun

A Party of One

My batty adventure began one startling morning about two years ago. I came into my home office and thought, “Oh; there’s a leaf stuck on the window screen.” Upon closer inspection, I realized the object was not a leaf. It was a bat. More...

HHS welcomes new principal

MONTEREY — Her easy smile doesn’t quickly reflect her ambition and skill. More...

Four post offices on study list

Doe Hill, Williamsville, Bacova, Head Waters

WASHINGTON, D.C. — About 3,700 post offices nationwide, including 95 in Virginia, are on a United States Postal Service study list. More...

Blue Grass bike takes 7th in world race

LAGUNA SECA, Calif. — Of all the top competitors in the world, it was the barn bike from Blue Grass that represented the East Coast last weekend. More...

Former Miss Virginia seeks to inspire

COVINGTON — Susan Parker Potter arrives for lunch flushed with excitement. She’s still glowing from the night before, when she took six kids to the Salem fair and rode every ride. “I’m a ride rider!” she exclaims. More...

Ailstock running for treasurer

WARM SPRINGS — Sue Ailstock has become the fifth candidate in the race for Bath County treasurer. She and her husband, Bart, live in Hot Springs. She has two children and two grandchildren. This is her first run for elected office. More...

Library of Congress exhibit rolls into Staunton next week - on a big truck

STAUNTON — A special Library of Congress traveling exhibition —mounted in a customized 18-wheel truck — will visit Staunton next week. “Gateway to Knowledge” will be in Staunton on Tuesday, Aug. 2, and Wednesday, Aug. More...

‘Dancin’ in the street’ heads to Millboro

MILLBORO — “Dancin’ In the Street” was a recent success in Hot Springs, and now the event is coming to Millboro Saturday at 7 p.m. More...

Reunion

Carpenter family

STAUNTON — The descendants of Joseph Carpenter and his wife, Martha Wiley, held their 21 annual family reunion on Sunday, June 12 at Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton. President Otis Carpenter Jr. welcomed and thanked everyone for attending. More...

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The Quilters are coming! One hundred qui l ter s and thei r families will attend a meeting and workshops in Monterey sponsored by the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. More...

Engagement

Bowles — Ryder

HOT SPRINGS — Michael Dale Ryder and Michelle Woodzell Bowles are pleased to announce their engagement. Michael is a 1991 graduate of Bath County High School and is employed at Hobby Horse Farm. More...

Policy announced for free or reduced price meals

MONTEREY/WARM SPRINGS — Highland and Bath schools have announced their policy for providing free or reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch, and/or School Breakfast Programs. More...

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After more than 10 years of use, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is revising its logo. More...

Part of Route 612 to close

McDOWELL – Route 612 (McClung Road) at four-tenths of a mile east of Route 678, will be closed for road improvements at the Bullpasture River fording. The road will be closed 24 hours a day beginning Aug. 8 at 8 a.m. More...

Harrisonburg editor named VPA president

GLEN ALLEN — On July 1, 2011, Peter Yates of the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg became the 111th president of the Virginia Press Association and Virginia Press Services Inc. More...

Obituaries

Marian D. Woodson

McDOWELL — A memorial service for Marian D. Woodson will be held 3 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell. More...

Preston Burton May

HOT SPRINGS — Mr. Preston Burton May, 70, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, July 24, 2011, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke. He was the husband of Wanda Bowen May. More...

James B. ‘Jim’ Deel

WARM SPRINGS — James B. “Jim” Deel, 82, of Warm Springs, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Bath Community Hospital. Mr. Deel was born May 10, 1929 in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Ernest Deel and Ethel Deel Stephenson. More...

Sports

Greenbrier Classic draws golf’s best to W.Va.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - The second annual Greenbier Classic on the PGA Tour gets underway today (Thursday) at the Old White TPC course at The Greenbrier resort. More...

Monterey golfer plays VA open

MIDLOTHIAN - Amateur Matthew Neely of Monterey was a recent participant in the SunTrust Virginia State Open golf tournament. Neely shot rounds of 78-77-155 on the par-72, 7,006-yard Independence Golf Course and missed the 36-hole cut of 151. More...

Former BCHS coach selected for Virginia Hall of Fame

HARRISONBURG - A coaching career that started at Bath County High School 40 years ago has reached its ultimate destination. Tim Sarver coached his first high school football game in 1971, when the Chargers took on Circleville, W.Va. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

• July 20 — Dep. Sexton and Dep. Cauley transported a person to Bath County Courts, then back to Alleghany Regional Jail. • July 20 — Cpl. Weaver responded to a report of an injured deer in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

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This photo is dated to 1909 or earlier, and depicts the old Franks Run School on Hardscrabble, near Blue Grass. More...

Devil’s Backbone fall claims climber

Editor’s note: This article was gleaned from the October 26, 1978 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

July 31, 1986

• Mr. and Mrs. R.J. White of Verona announce the birth of a daughter, Miranda Marie, on July 9 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. The couple’s first child weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. More...


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