March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

‘Body’ just napping

MILLBORO – Excitement and concern coursed through Bath briefly late Sunday afternoon. Those with scanners heard a call about a “body” on the nature trail in Millboro. Lt. More...

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Lt. Noel T. “Timmy” Dunnagan pulled his final shift for the Bath County Sheriff’s Office Sunday afternoon. Dunnagan served the department for 31 years. More...

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A sunset vista in Jackson River Valley was followed by a cold snap Saturday night and then a warming trend earlier this week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Top: Diners at the Girl Scout dinner made for a good crowd, which ate up all the baked potatoes and fixings sooner than expected. More...

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Fifteen adorable youngsters comprise the United 4 One youth choir, which performs at various events throughout Bath County. More...

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McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home hosted the Bath County Chamber of Commerce’s “Third Thursday” event at their facility Thursday, Feb. 16. More...

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Monterey now officially has a Red Hat Society Club with seven charter members. They gather at the home of Margaret “Peggy” Akers. More...

Engagement

Martinez — Hicklin

HOT SPRINGS — George F. Hicklin Sr. (father) and his wife Tamara Kay Hicklin, along with Betty Barber (mother) and her fiancé, Edward Dudley, announce the engagement of their son, George F. Hicklin Jr. More...

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DuPont Community Credit Union recently announced that Peter Santana has been promoted to vice president of Lending. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Recreation Commission

• At its meeting Monday night,the commission agreed to startthe process of putting togethera strategic plan, with hopes ofit being completed by the end More...

Speaker to discuss Battle of Ironclads at BCPL

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will present Russ Morrison, speaking on the Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as either the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (or Merrimac) or the Battle of Ironclads, Thursday March 8 at More...

RMH named a ‘Best Regional Hospital’

HARRISONSBURG — Rockingham Memorial Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital. More...

Spider blocks placed in Douthat lake

MILLBORO — Fish structures, also known as spider blocks, were placed on the bottom of Douthat State Park’s 50-acre lake Thursday, Feb. 16 by park staff. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath schools urge applying for free, reduced lunch program

WARM SPRINGS — Families who apply for and receive free and reduced price school meals for their children not only save money, but can also benefit the school system as a whole. More...

State tourney ‘learning experience’ for BCHS

WILLIAMSBURG — The Bath County High School scholastic bowl team’s trip to the state tournament Saturday was a “learning experience,” coach Olivia Haney said. More...

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Bath County High School student members of “Operation Smile” recently held a contest to raise money to help children in need of cleft lip surgery. More...

Home & Property

USDA announces crop insurance deadline

RALEIGH, N.C. — Virginia farmers are reminded that the final date to apply for crop insurance on most insurable spring-planted crops for this year is March 15, according to the Raleigh Regional Office, USDA Risk Management Agency. More...

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Virginia Tech’s design/build lab team recently visited the Masonic Theatre’s amphitheatre project in Clifton Forge. More...

Crop program sign up under way

LEXINGTON — USDA Rockbridge/ Alleghany/Bath Farm Service Agency county executive director Melissa A. More...

Early Files

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This Cessna four-passenger airplane was a total loss after it crashed on take-off Sunday, July 25, at a small landing strip in Head Waters. The pilot and one of three passengers were hospitalized. More...

Bath’s Fort Dinwiddie site uncovered

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 24, 1971 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

March 1, 1962

• Monterey High School’s basketball teams made a clean sweep of the District N championships last Friday night as the Rams down Spottswood 81-59 and the Lassies trounced North River 46-31.The Lassies are now through for the season, but the More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

It was impossible not to smile with joy Saturday night, during the uplifting Faith Community Choir celebration. More...

A sweet moniker for Highland?

Whatever happened to the idea of Highland County as the “Maple Syrup Capital of Appalachia?” On the eve of the 2012 Maple Festival, we think that’s an apt question, especially considering that interest in maple syrup production is More...

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Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

In the wilderness, creatures find many unique ways to survive being part of the food chain. And they can become quite creative! More...

New sugar camp opens for 2012 Maple Festival

ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN — Just in time for the Maple Festival, Highland County has a brand-new maple syrup operation open for the public to visit. More...

Bath officials closer to regulating wind power

WARM SPRINGS — Proposed ordinances to govern residential-type wind energy systems and outdoor lighting for businesses and industries were discussed Monday by the Bath planning commission and board of supervisors. More...

First bath salts case heard in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – The first case regarding “bath salts” made its way into Bath Circuit Court last Friday. Billy Ray Ryder Jr., 28, of Warm Springs pleaded guilty to felony possession of MDPV, otherwise known as bath salts. More...

McMullen case sent to GJ

COVINGTON – Former Warm Springs postmaster Greg McMullen waived his preliminary hearing in Alleghany County Juvenile Court last Friday. Judge Laura Dascher certified the case to the grand jury, which convenes April 9 in Covington. More...

Tabitha Hiner crowned 2012 Maple Queen

MONTEREY — Tabitha Michell Hiner has won the title of 2012 Highland County Maple Queen. More...

Planners discuss rezoning in Monterey

MONTEREY — The Highland County Planning Commission has set a public hearing for its March meeting concerning a rezoning application by David Botkin for land currently zoned R-2 to support landscape and construction firms. More...

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Moonshine Express will perform at the first dance of the season in Bath County Saturday from 7-11 p.m. at Valley Elementary School. More...

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Guest curators Beverley and Jeff Evans examine white-work bedcovers produced in the Shenandoah Valley during the first half of the 19th century in an exhibit now on display at the Virginia Quilt Muse More...

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A light snow powdered the valley as seen from the eastern slope of Monterey Mountain Saturday morning. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Wedding

Washer — Bell

MONTEREY — Liz Washer, daughter of Butch and Deb Washer of Monterey, married Phillip Bell of Crawley, West Sussex, UK on Jan. 21, 2012. Liz is a 2005 graduate from Highland High School. The couple will live in the UK. More...

Birth

Joshua Curtis Rexrode

WILLIAMSVILLE — James and Lisa Rexrode of Williamsville announce the birth of their first child, a son, Joshua Curtis, born Dec. 9, 2011 at Augusta Health in Fishersville. Joshua weighed eight pounds, nine ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

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Worth Harris Carter Jr., chairman of the board and president of Carter Bank & Trust, has announced that Bonnie Jo Robertson has been hired as branch manager of the Hot Springs office, located at More...

Obituaries

Aubrey G. Williams

CLIFTON FORGE — Aubrey G. Williams, 78, formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., passed away on Feb. 26 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Clifton Forge. Born on Nov. 25, 1933, he was the son of the late Simon P. Williams and Mabel Hodge Williams. More...

Ernest ‘Ernie’ Nathan Wright

RICHMOND – Ernest “Ernie” Nathan Wright, 47, of 153 North Laburnum Ave., Richmond, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at MCV Hospital in Richmond. He was born June 13, 1964 in Hot Springs, the son of Mrs. Evelyn M. More...

Kathleen Robertson Liptrap

WARM SPRINGS — Kathleen Robertson Liptrap, 72, of 19371 Sam Snead Highway, Warm Springs, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. More...

Sports

Bath’s fourth-quarter surge falls short

Charger girls’ season ends in Region C semifinals

ELLISTON — In some ways it’s the kind of game you never want to forget — and in other ways, forgetting is the only thing you want to do. More...

Chargers win Region C quarterfinal

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls advanced to the Region C semifinals last Wednesday night following a 41-35 quarterfinal victory over Auburn. More...

Spring sports begin with beautiful weather

The Highland High School soccer team runs through the streets of Monterey as part of its conditioning program. (Recorder photo by Freddie Goff) More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

Highland County Sheriff’s Report Feb. 22-28 • Feb. 22 — Conducted well being check on overdue motorist — later located. • Feb. 23— Responded to a report of a disabled tractor and trailer, Highland Turnpike. More...

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Bath County • Feb. 19 — Major James Bryan unlocked a vehicle in Mitchelltown. • Feb. 19 — Sergeant Jeremy Cutlip spoke with the magistrate in reference to a squad call. More...

Letters

Respite homes are needed in Highland

Editor, The Recorder, Highland County is such a beautiful, caring community to live in. The Angel Tree on the Highland Courthouse lawn and the Adult Angel Tree at the Highland High School are greatly received by the community. More...

Resident urges a vote for Ron Paul this primary

Editor, The Recorder, This country has been stuck in a financial downturn since 2008. All the federal government “cures” have failed to help small business or employment or home values. More...


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