April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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A log truck overturned into an embankment on Jack Mountain and its driver was airlifted to a hospital April 5. His Chihuahua fled the scene and was the subject of a continuing search. More...

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A lamb runs along a hillside In Blue Grass on an early April afternoon. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

‘Road Trip’ to Bath premieres April 19

WARM SPRINGS – The PBS documentary, “Road Trip to History: Bath County, Virginia,” will be screened at a special event Thursday, April 19 in Trimble Hall at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs. More...

Town council concerned about town tree trimming

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council discussed possible conflicts with the phone company last Thursday, April 5, plus complaints about tree trimming and concerns in considering renewing a service franchise for Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative More...

LaFountain to speak at chamber dinner

FOCUS on the home and garden

HOT SPRINGS — Noted naturalist Brian LaFountain will be this year’s Bath County Chamber of Commerce “Business Appreciation Award Dinner” keynote speaker. More...

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A spring snow fell on Highland County around mid-day April 11. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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TOTS Preschool at Warm Springs Presbyterian Church recently visited Cucci’s for a field trip to learn about baking. More...

Local men indicted

WARM SPRINGS – A well-known Covington restaurateur and two of his employees were indicted by a Bath County grand jury last week in connection with the destruction of a meat locker at The Homestead, and the theft of meat from the locker. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Board of Education honors Highland schools

RICHMOND — The Virginia Board of Education is honoring two school divisions, including Highland County’s, and 92 individual schools for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Public Schools

• For the first time in recent memory, the Highland County School Board voted Tuesday to start the 2012- 13 school year after Labor Day on the recommendation of county teachers. More...

Sports

Chargers get soccer win over Rams

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ soccer team is now 2-4-1 for the season and 1-1 in the district following a 5-1 victory over Highland last Thursday. More...

Another victory for softball

LOW MOOR — The Bath County softball team is now 10-0 for the season following a 4-2 victory over Alleghany Tuesday night. More...

Sports schedule

BathThursday, April 12Baseball vs. Pocahontas (DH), 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer vs. Alleghany, 5:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer vs. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath • April 1 —Sergeant Jeremy Cutlip responded to a report of tree hanging across the road on Route 39 in Mountain Grove. • April 1 — Deputy Richard Chestnut responded to a report of damaged property on Dry Run Road. More...

Letters

Evangelistic Association needs input on programs

The Recorder, Today I am writing on behalf of the Evangelistic Association of Highland. We, the EA, are soliciting opinions about the Crusade/Revival that we have traditionally supported, organized and led during the summer. More...

We’re all Highlanders, living in Highland

Editor, The Recorder, There’s much to be said for “Highlanders” who, having been born here, and knowing firsthand the full extent of a Highland County winter, this past winter not withstanding, coupled with the many other inconvenie More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Bath County officials made the right call this week — banning open fires for the next 60 days, as allowed by state law. More...

Farmers, leaders unite for success  Free Access 

“This is the best thing to happen in Highland County in a long, long time — and it’s about time.” A longtime farmer uttered that statement enthusiastically Tuesday as hundreds gathered to celebrate the Alleghany Highlands Agri More...

Helpful neighbors a true Bath blessing

A Party of One

You know that old poser about a tree falling in the forest? If no one hears it, does it make a sound nonetheless? More...

Alleghany Meats ushers in new era for agriculture  Free Access 

FORKS OF THE WATER — There was a palpable pride flowing through the crowd of nearly 250 people Tuesday. More...

Ag center project: A timeline  Free Access 

• June 2001 – Sandy Hevener of Highland Sheep & Wool Association and Highland Center director Betty Mitchell submit an initial value-added producer grant to USDA. Grant was not awarded. More...

Bath declares emergency; bans all outdoor burning

HOT SPRINGS — Outdoor burning has been banned in Bath County for up to 60 days. The board of supervisors declared a local emergency Tuesday due to dry weather conditions that pose a severe fire danger. More...

Blighted structures declared public nuisances

HOT SPRINGS — Twenty-four structures in Bath County were declared public nuisances by the board of supervisors Tuesday. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors re-appointed Karen Williams from Valley Springs District, Gloria Lindsey of Cedar Creek District and Jamie Lowry as an atlarge member, to the Bath County Industrial Development Authority fo More...

Highland plans $6.9 million budget

MONTEREY — Lowering the real estate tax rate three cents and leaving the personal property tax rate as-is were at the heart of a Highland supervisors’ vote Tuesday to approve a proposed $6.9 million 2012-13 county budget spending package. More...

Adult education classes available in Bath and Highland

LEXINGTON — For those wanting to get their GED, get a better job or even attend college, adult education classes are available in Bath and Highland that can help them reach those goals. More...

Blue Grass man ‘plows’ ahead with creations

BLUE GRASS — Lee Mitchell crafted his first handmade wooden miniature plow in 1977 for the Virginia Agribusiness Council, an organization supporting farmers and their livelihoods by going to bat for them in the statehouse and various other mean More...

June 12 primary ballot set

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Voters in Bath and Highland will have their choice of four Republican primary candidates hoping to be a U.S. Senator and two more hoping to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. More...

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A mixture of tones color these trees near Mill Gap during the days before leaves fill the branches. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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An early springtime view of Monterey as seen from the roadside of U.S. 250 atop Monterey Mountain. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Two Douthat campgrounds to open

MILLBORO — Douthat State Park, which opened June 15, 1936 as one of Virginia’s original six state parks, is now home to the newest state park campgrounds, opening Monday. More...

Obituaries

Willard G. Wilson Jr.  Free Access 

Willard Gray Wilson Jr. MARLINTON, W.Va. — Willard Gray Wilson Jr., 68, of Marlinton passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home. Born Oct. 17, 1943 at Essex, Md., he was a son of the late Willard Gray and Mattie Waugh Wilson. More...

Charlotte Louise Siron Simmons

STAUNTON — Charlotte Louise Siron Simmons, 75, widow of Roy Cecil Simmons Sr., of 1196 Spaulding Street, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in Avante at Waynesboro. More...

Kyle Kenton Ratcliff

HOT SPRINGS — Kyle Kenton Ratcliff, 81, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 at The Springs Nursing Center. He was born April 15, 1930 in Williamsville, a son of the late Wayland E. and Edith McLaughlin Ratcliff. More...

Home & Property

Invasive plant control sign-up begins

MONTEREY – The Highland County Board of Supervisors approved an invasive plant control program for the county for 2012. More...

Junior 4-H Camp registration deadline approaches

BATH/HIGHLAND — Junior 4-H Camp will be held from June 25-29 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center at Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center near Roanoke. The deadline to register is May 1. More...

Agritourism workshop to be held April 24

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...

Early Files

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In this Oct. 8, 1993 Recorder file photo, retired firemen attending the firemen’s dinner, take time to pose for a group picture. More...

Battlefield drawing attention

Part 2

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 2 of a two-part series. More...

50 years ago

April 12, 1962

• Highland’s Rural Area Development committee is expected to be set up within the near future with the appointment of a nominating committee named at the initial meeting of about 50 persons held last week at the Monterey Hotel. More...


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