April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Blue Grass photo chosen for senator’s web page

BLUE GRASS — Most folks know Doug Puffenbarger as a school bus driver, cattle farmer, and maple syrup producer in the Blue Grass Valley. Some friends also know he’s a great photographer, but now, folks across Virginia will know that, too. More...

Land values jump nearly 8%

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors decided April 3 that a rise in real estate values would set the stage to work quickly toward a new county budget plan – and set next year’s tax rates. More...

Photos

Employees of Highland County’s newest business, Alleghany Meats (the tradingas name for Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center), located on U.S. More...

EDA committee, chamber focus on tourism

MONTEREY — Members of the Highland County Economic Development Authority Tourism Subcommittee worked on a proposed county tourism budget March 28, to be completed in time for the EDA to consider during its May meeting. More...

Ag Center nets award for Highland County

WILLIAMSBURG — The Virginia Economic Developers Association announced the selection of Highland County, Williamsburg, Danville, and Richmond as winners in four different population categories of the 2012 Community Economic Development Awards. More...

Cave Week to highlight underground natural areas

RICHMOND — Virginians are encouraged to explore the world beneath their feet during Virginia Cave Week, April 22-28. More...

Cameron Keyser, Laci Ryder are pageant winners

HOT SPRINGS — Cameron Alexa Donne Keyser was crowned Little Miss Bath County and Laci Alexis Ryder was crowned Tiny Miss Bath County Saturday night. More...

Goodlatte announces art competition for high schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman Bob Goodlatte has announced he is again sponsoring the Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, for high school students throughout the 6th Congressional District. More...

Singer/songwriters to perform at BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — Three prominent singer/songwriters are scheduled to perform Tuesday, April 17 in the Bath County High School auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Photo

Members of the Highland High Soccer Rams were busy helping to level out the field last week with fill dirt from the new softball field. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board agrees to pursue resource officer

HOT SPRINGS — Bath is one of the few school systems in the state without a school resource officer, and the Bath County School Board agreed Tuesday to try changing that. More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bathschool board appointed RachelSuter as a long-term substitute andapproved the request of a parent.• The 2012-13 special education More...

Photo

The National Honor Society induction ceremony took place at Highland High School March 1. More...

Sports

Chargers win Botetourt tournament

Ford tosses perfect game against Turner Ashby

DALEVILLE — The Bath County softball team took the title in the Botetourt Bash last weekend, defeating AA opponents Turner Ashby from Harrisonburg and Cave Spring and Lord Botetourt from Roanoke. More...

Charger tennis team remains unbeaten

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger tennis team won its third match in as many days last Thursday when they defeated Greenbrier East 6-2. More...

First district win in the books

BUCHANAN — The Bath County softball team won its opening Pioneer District game by defeating the James River Knights 3-1 Tuesday night. More...

Letters

Dear friend, Bath teacher remembered, recounted

Editor, The Recorder, The first day of spring brought sunshine and the promise of new life. It also was the day that my friend of 30 years, Neal Tuggle, left this world after losing a battle with cancer. More...

Rezoning for business should be supported

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing this letter out of concern for the current zoning issues in Highland County. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Fewer students, fewer teachers

It’s a tired refrain in Highland County Public Schools: Declining enrollment drives down the education budget. Here we are again. Another big drop in student numbers is putting the hit on the school budget for next year, as expected. More...

Pictorial

Tuesday, April 10, the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center will host an open house, but today, April 5, officially marks the first day of business for Alleghany Meats, the trading name for the op More...

Wonders of the Woods ...

A closer look at our natural world

Fire in the sky An incredible pink sky in Bath County, lasting only about five minutes, stole the show one evening at sunset. More...

Photo

Josh Moyers of Alleghany Meats (the trading name for the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center) examines the first beef carcass cut at the facility, which officially opens for business today and wi More...

Schools propose $309K slash to instruction

Plan would cut ‘several’ teaching jobs at HCPS

MONTEREY — Highland public schools continue to feel the pain of declining enrollment and escalating costs, supervisors learned during a joint meeting with the school board last week. More...

Correction

In last week’s report, “Rezoning set after 3-2 vote,” business owner David Botkin was quoted as saying he’s not going to spend his money if he cannot use his land in Monterey to store equipment. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, April 10,Closed meeting 6 p.m. More...

In brief ...

Highland supervisors

• As of this week, the McDowell solidwaste site is officially closed. Duringa board meeting Tuesday, countyadministrator Roberta Lambert toldsupervisors the site along U.S. More...

Radio now streaming over Internet

DURBIN, W.Va. —Starting this week, people from the Allegheny Highlands who have moved away can listen to their hometown radio station anywhere in the world on the Internet. More...

Bath library observing National Library Week

WARM SPRINGS — One lucky person will win a Kindle Fire as part of the Bath County Library’s celebration of National Library Week April 8-14. Branch Manager Sharon Lindsay said registering for the Kindle is easy. More...

Lottery winner stays mum until after Maple Fest

MONTEREY — The Highland County Maple Festival is popular, but there’s one woman who was so determined to enjoy the weekend here that she kept a winning lottery ticket secret until after her visit the first festival weekend. More...

Photos

A calf takes off in a pasture on Strait Creek Road in Highland. More...

Local author holds reading

MONTEREY — Do you ever think that one of life’s curveballs has bounced you back to childhood? Do you ever wonder if you missed some of the finer points of becoming an adult? Join Ann Babcock at 7 p.m. More...

Photo

Signs of spring blossom in Highland County. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Agritourism workshop supports entrepreneurs

STAUNTON — Farms are inviting visitors to tour a vineyard, enjoy hayrides, visit a barnyard, and buy cheese made from the local dairy’s milk. More...

Obituaries

Lizabeth Scott ‘Scottie’ Brinkley

HOT SPRINGS — Lizabeth Scott “Scottie” Brinkley, 46, of 471 Forestry Road, Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. More...

Raymond Lee Hodge

HEALING SPRINGS — Raymond Lee Hodge, 65, of Healing Springs, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 16, 1946 at Hot Springs, a son of the late Charles Randolph and Alice Marie Myers Hodge. More...

Christian C. Kodger

MONTEREY — Christian C. Kodger, 63, of 4740 Potomac River Road, Monterey, crossed from this life into his eternal home on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Augusta Medical Center. He was born Aug. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 25 — Deputy Richard Chestnut responded to the Pond Hill area on Sam Snead Highway to remove debris from the road. More...

Early Files

Battlefield drawing attention

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 13, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher. This is part 1 of a two-part series. More...

50 years ago

April 5, 1962

• Just Comment — A note from Warren M. More...

25 years ago

April 9, 1987

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors has authorized County Attorney John Lohr, and George Bird and Fred Leustig of the county’s Industrial Development Authority, to enter into negotiations with Dominion Resources to discuss an option More...


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