February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

In brief ...

• The Highland County Board ofSupervisors Feb. More...

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The Upper Cascades golf course remained covered Monday from Sunday’s snowfall. More...

Local woodworkers attend seminar

MOUNT VERNON — Bo Aldredge of Monterey and Lee Mitchell of Blue Grass gained firsthand knowledge from some of the world’s leading woodworkers during a four-day seminar titled “Working Wood in the 18th Century” sponsored by Col More...

Tourism panel asks for lodging tax

MONTEREY — The Highland County Economic Development Authority Tourism Subcommittee continued its fine turning of the county’s proposed strategy to bolster tourism spending this week. More...

HMC fights for oral, medical health funding in Virginia budget

MONTEREY — Tom Kurtz has been on the road more than usual in the last few weeks. More...

Event raises $7,000 for Highlander

BLUE GRASS — A dinner this weekend to raise money for an accident victim was a success despite threatening skies. More...

Engagement

LeWarne — Madison

FARMVILLE — Eddie LeWarne of Prospect and Sandra LeWarne of Farmville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin LeWarne to Jared Madison, the son of Danny and Sharon Madison of Millboro. More...

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Pictured (l-r), Charles Garratt, Bath County General Registrar; Tommy Black, vice chair of the Bath County Electoral Board; and Teresa Phillips, voter equipment assistant custodian, certify and seal More...

Births

SUMMIT, N.J. — Ryan Tyler Munchel was born Jan. 23, 2012 at Overlook Hospital in New Jersey to Dennis and Kimberly Smythe Munchel of Scotch Plains, N.J. Maternal grandparents are Barton and Frances Smythe of Berkeley Heights, N.J. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools add to proposed budget

HOT SPRINGS — A second full-time elementary school principal, salary increases for employees and several other items are being added to the proposed 2012-13 Bath County school budget. More...

Highland educators participate in ‘Black Friday’

MONTEREY — Last Friday, Feb. 17, educators in Highland County wore black to protest funding cuts and other state actions they believe undermine public educators and their students. More...

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Bath County High School FCCLA members preparing for annual bingo fundraiser (l-r) are: Kayla Lindsay, Sarah Wright, Ashley Rice, Andrew Hobbs and Nathaniel Moran. More...

Home & Property

Applications accepted for volunteer service

RICHMOND — Applications for the Virginia State Parks AmeriCorps Interpretive Project are now being accepted by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. More...

Busy Bee 4-H Club meets

DOE HILL — On Feb. 9, the Busy Bee 4-H Club met at Doe Hill United Methodist Church, to hold its International Food Night. Present were 11 members, one adult leader, and five guests. More...

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Highland Preschool students are studying waste and recycling these days. They enjoyed a field trip to the Highland County solid waste and recycling center Thursday, Feb. More...

Early Files

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Full Story

Legend of syrup making told

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 13, 1969 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

February 22, 1962 More...

Ordeal ongoing for Bath family

RICHMOND – It has been a rough two weeks for Joe and Trista Randozzo. Joe, 26, is battling acute lymphocytic leukemia, diagnosed last August. In January, he underwent a bone marrow transplant from his sister, Bonnie Kruger. More...

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Maple Queen contestants to take part in this year’s pageant, include, top (l-r) front: Tracy Chapman, Presley Marshall, Ashley Hiner: back: Kristin Vandevender, Tabitha Hiner, Savannah Hevener, More...

Community Choir concert Saturday

WARM SPRINGS – A stirring selection of hymns will be presented by friends and neighbors Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Bath County High School auditorium. More...

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Photographer David Cockerham chats with Carol Furr during the opening reception for “Scenes from Highland through the Lens of David Cockerham,” an exhibit of 14 pieces on display in the M More...

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Sunday’s potluck dinner at the Highland Center attracted attendees from as far as Franklin, including Eve Frior, left. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Blues & Jazz Fest line-up announced

WARM SPRINGS – Dust off your dancing shoes; the 2012 Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival has a great line-up ready to entertain you this June. More...

2 fund-raisers on tap for Hot Springs Rescue

HOT SPRINGS – Remember those fun “street dances” last summer? Wishing you could do it again before June? You can. More...

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Davina Warner has joined the Highland County Sheriff’s Department as its newest dispatcher. Hired Feb. 13, she is to undergo training before carrying out her new post. More...

Saturday is Dance Day in Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Saturday marks the arrival of Dance Day in Bath County for those looking to learn new line dancing or square dancing moves or just wanting to polish up their skills. More...

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Bath County’s Mitchell Stinespring has been named to the Group A, Division 1 All-State football team. He made first team as a defensive tackle and second team as a center. More...

Western Virginia Sports Show set for this weekend

FISHERSVILLE — The 25th anniversary Western Virginia Sport Show will be held at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville, (I-64, Exit 91) on Feb. 24, 25, and 26. More...

Obituaries

William ‘Junior’ Clyde Rexrode

BLUE GRASS — William “Junior” Clyde Rexrode, 88, of Blue Grass, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at his home. He was born April 5, 1923 at Blue Grass, a son of the late Clyde Charles and Ollie Kathyrn Simmons Rexrode. More...

Wilton Max Harper Jr.

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Wilton Max Harper Jr., 67, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born July 20, 1944 at Moyers, a son of the late Wilton Max and Iva Mae Hoover Harper. More...

Eugene Kenton Mitchell

HEAD WATERS — Eugene Kenton Mitchell, 90, of Head Waters, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehab. He was born Dec. 5, 1921, the son of the late Gilbert and Lillie Kate Armstrong Mitchell. More...

Sports

Chargers fall in Pioneer semifinals

BUENA VISTA — The Lady Chargers fell to James River in the Pioneer District semi-finals last Wednesday, losing 52-39. More...

Bath’s season ends in district tourney

BUENA VISTA — The Bath County boys’ basketball team saw its season come to a close last Thursday night as they fell to Parry McCluer 60-37 in the Pioneer District tournament semifinals. More...

On campus

SALEM — Former Highland High star Cappy Sullenberger is completing the college basketball season with the Roanoke College women’s team. Sullenberger is a senior forward for the Maroons. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Feb 13 — Deputy Richard Armstrong transported an individual from Alleghany Regional Jail to Bath County Courts. • Feb. 13 — Deputy Richard Chestnut fingerprinted an individual for Bath County Schools. More...

Letters

Community grateful for benefit support

Editor, The Recorder, The benefit dinner held by Blue Grass United Methodist Church and the Blue Grass Ruritans at the Blue Grass Ruritan building on Sunday, Feb. 19 was a huge success. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The Highland Center tenants hosted a third potluck gathering last weekend, and by all accounts, the ideas and information exchanged continue to be a boost for the community. More...

Change begets change

Not everyone is thrilled by changes planned at The Homestead, but the resort appears to be making strong attempts to keep pace with an evolving clientele. That should be taken as a good sign its owners intend to keep the hotel competitive. More...



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