March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Highland judge hands down five-year sentence

MONTEREY — Steven Wimer, 39, of Vanderpool, was sentenced to five years in prison Friday by Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr., in Highland County Circuit Court. The judge suspended four years. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• Last Wednesday, March 14,the Highland County Board ofSupervisors heard requests fromcounty agencies during a budgetwork session. More...

Power outages darken Bath, Highland area

HOT SPRINGS and McDOWELL – Many households in Bath and Highland spent much of Tuesday in the dark. More...

Raffle winners announced

MONTEREY — Winners of the Highland County Senior Citizens raffle drawing, which was held during Maple Festival, were: First place — Handmade quilt: Dot Robinson, Monterey; second place — $75: Nikki Athanason; third place: $25, Mary More...

Club to host Junior, Miss Bath pageant

HOT SPRINGS — On Saturday, April 28, the Bath Highlands Lioness Lions Club will sponsor the annual Junior and Miss Bath County Pageant. The pageant is open to Bath County girls between the ages of 11 and 19. More...

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A short shower was followed by a full-arch rainbow over Jack Mountain in a fitting end to the 2012 Maple Festival Sunday afternoon. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Appomattox Governor’s School students to perform at Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS — Thirty-two music students from the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology in Petersburg will spend the March 30 – April 1 weekend in study at Garth Newel Music Center. More...

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Schools

Bath schools adopt $10.2 million budget

HOT SPRINGS — Monday, the Bath County School Board adopted a $10.2 million budget that includes a full-time principal for Millboro Elementary School, a 3 percent plus step pay increase for all employees, adjustments for fuel prices and increase More...

Sports

Dudley signs to play for Northern Virginia C.C.

ALEXANDRIA — Bath’s Chelsea Dudley is among for players signed by Northern Virginia Community College women’s volleyball coach Marcus Robinson to national letters of intent to play for one of the nation’s newest intercollegiat More...

Highland’s soccer team looks to improve

MONTEREY — With this being Highland’s second year of varsity soccer competition, coaches Todd Brendel and Chris Lambert will be looking for better results on the field. More...

BCHS boys’ soccer looking for big things

HOT SPRINGS — The BCHS boys’ soccer team is trying something different this year. Rather than focusing on winning, coach Marco Cucci and assistant coach Alex Miller are focusing on improving the team as a unit. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 11 — Deputy Richard Chestnut responded to a report of a vehicle accident on McGraw Gap Road. • March 11 — Chestnut assisted with a rescue squad call Spring Mountain Road. More...

Early Files

Hot Springs teen may be county’s first Eagle Scout in almost 50 years

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 17, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher. Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

March 22, 1962

• The Highland County High School Band received a rating of “excellent” at the band festival held Saturday at Amherst High School. The local band was graded on grade four music, more difficult than that played in the past. More...

25 years ago

March 26 1987

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors has voted to rescind its previous approval of the James River water supply study. More...

Meck permit approved  Free Access 

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Mystery Shopper scam ‘hot’ in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS – Imagine being paid to shop, or dine in a restaurant. Sound too good to be true? It is. More...

Tennant sentenced, Peale convicted in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – A contrite Mike Tennant was sentenced last Friday in Bath Circuit Court. More...

Page duties fun, challenging for local student

RICHMOND — Living nine weeks in the state capitol and working alongside state legislators proved memorable for an eighth-grader from Mill Gap. More...

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Skip Willett, appraiser for Wingate Appraisal Service, sits with a stack of forms during reassessment hearings last week. More...

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The lucky winner of the quilt made by former Highland Medical Center board member and donated to the center by Phyllis Whetzel is Norma Jean Echard of Monterey. More...

Arts, technology students perform at Garth Newel

WARM SPRINGS — Thirty-two music students from the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology in Petersburg will spend the March 30-April 1 weekend in study at Garth Newel Music Center. More...

Maple Festival: Blue skies both weekends

Bolar Ruritan member Will Hodges prepares pancakes for a hungry crowd. More...

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It’s a family affair when it comes to flipping pancakes at the Bolar Ruritan Club. More...

Obituaries

June O'Roark  Free Access 

June Kitty O’Roark  MONTEREY — June Kitty O’Roark, 74, of Monterey, died on March 15, 2012 at her home.
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Sue Kellison McRoberts

HOT SPRINGS — Sue Kellison McRoberts, 61, of 6300 Hot Springs Road, Hot Springs, crossed from this life into her eternal home on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at her family home. She was born Aug. More...

Carol Hofmann

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Carol Hofmann, 72, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 16, 2012 after a sudden illness. More...

Home & Property

Easter Bunny, egg hunt at Douthat

MILLBORO — Bring the whole family to join the Easter Bunny and search for 3,000 hidden eggs at Douthat State Park. The fun starts at 1 p.m. at the park’s beach complex. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 4 p.m. More...

Highlander on duty in Kuwait

MONTEREY — Once again, Chris Royal of Blue Grass has been deployed to Kuwait in his capacity as a Red Cross worker assisting and supporting military personnel. More...

10TH annual Bluegrass Jamboree is April 21

HOT SPRINGS — Mark your calendars for a weekend of music and dance Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21 when WCHG, Allegheny Mountain Radio hosts an “Ole Fashioned Country Dance” and the 10th Annual Bluegrass Jamboree. More...

Letters

Thanks to all who sent donations to Sunnyside

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Festival always needing more volunteers

Editor, The Recorder, Once again, I take pen in hand — heh, heh; just kidding — to compliment the county on another successful Maple Festival, as I morph from eager cheerleader into gentle whiner. Ooh, are my poor dogs barking! More...

State police need to give people a chance

Editor, The Recorder, As I sit here writing this, it occurred to me that I spend a lot of time pondering issues that bother me, and in the back of my head I’m saying, “Oh, someone else will address this issue and take care of the problem. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Be careful what you wish for

Say What?

Since I am not a big fan of cold weather, snow, ice, etc., this winter has pleased me greatly. Temperatures have been generally above average and there has been little snow or ice to speak of. More...

Let’s find some real numbers

The Maple Festival of 2012 will undoubtedly go down as one of the best-ever weather weekends for the annual event. More...

Pictorial

The Bath County High School Destination Imagination team, “The Nobodys,” took second place in the Jefferson Region March 3 at Western Albemarle High School. More...



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