April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

First Highland Scout in 20 years earns Gold Award

Troop leader Mary Dowdy, left, was credited with keeping the Girl Scout tradition alive in Highland County. More...

Highland trail, trash site in flux

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors were busy adding finishing touches to the county sidewalk-bike trail project and attempting to address an ongoing need for a new refuse disposal site in McDowell during their monthly work session April 18. More...

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The Highland Medical Center Annual Health Fair attracted an estimated 300 local residents including (top) Jennifer Hise, whose blood was drawn for a sample by Judith Anne Bendel, left. More...

New residents open retail store

MONTEREY — A 27-year-old retail electronics business has opened up shop at 114 West Main Street in Monterey, in the former Gallery of Mountain Secrets building. More...

Kindergarten registration set for HES

MONTEREY — Highland Elementary School invites parents and guardians of children entering kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year to attend kindergarten registration on Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. More...

Beverage art show Sunday

MONTEREY — Lucinda Beverage, 93, began prolifically painting pictures of her favorite subjects less than two years ago. More...

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The Junior Class hosted the 2012 Highland High School Prom this year in The Crystal Room at The Homestead. More...

Correction

In last week’s edition, William Saul Pasco’s name was omitted from the ninth grade, third quarter, “A” honor roll list for Bath County High School. More...

Special Sections

Schools

DeBoe first-ever BCHS All-State Band member

HOT SPRINGS — This is turning out to be a year of firsts for the Bath County High School Band. In September, the band was named grand champion in competition for the first time in school history. More...

Scholarships available for technician training

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has announced that tuition scholarships will be available for eligible participants who enroll in the wind turbine service technology training program for the fall semester. More...

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Bath County High School culinary arts students (l-r) Kala Day, George Miller, Sarah Wright, Ryan Woodzell and Charley Adams prepared and served lunch to Red Cross Bloodmobile workers and volunteers a More...

Home & Property

Clifton Forge welcomes visitors

CLIFTON FORGE — The seventh annual Magic In The Mountains Festival will be held Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 in the downtown historic district of Clifton Forge by Clifton Forge Main Street Inc. More...

BCHS class holds computer drive

HOT SPRINGS — The communication class at Bath County High School’s Mertz Technology Center is holding a community computer drive. The class is collecting gently used computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers and printer cartridges. More...

Archduke Weekend set for May 4-6

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center begins its 39th season with three all-Beethoven performances on the weekend of May 4-6. More...

Letters

Reader disturbed about Cline’s ALEC association

Editor, The Recorder, I was disturbed to discover that our local state delegate, Ben Cline, is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the same group behind the “Stand Your Ground” law involved in the Trayvon Martin shootin More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Living up to expectations isn’t always easy. The Bath County High School softball team, however, is doing a pretty good job of it thus far in the 2012 season. More...

Land use decisions a challenge

When and how to allow development can be some of the toughest decisions local boards can face — especially in Bath and Highland. More...

Recorder honored by press association

ROANOKE — Recorder writers Margo Oxendine and Anne Adams took home awards last Saturday from the Virginia Press Association’s annual conference in Roanoke. More...

Council, mayor re-elected  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Elections for the town of Monterey were held Tuesday. Unofficial results indicate all incumbents were returned to office. The votes were: • Janice Warner for mayor with 35 votes. More...

Homestead to White House to Hollywood: An extraordinary life

Part two in a two-part series

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, we delved into the fascinating career of Roland Mesnier, a native of Bonnay, France who came to The Homestead in 1976 as executive pastry chef, and then moved on to the White House four years later. More...

FOCUS on agriculture

Members of the Bath County Trottin’ Horseshoes 4-H Club recently visited The Homestead stable, where they were given a complete tour. More...

Council election May 1

MONTEREY — Seven candidates, all incumbents except one, have registered for the May 1 Monterey Town Council election. J.E. “Jay” Garber is the sole new candidate for council. More...

Bath burning ban lifted

WARM SPRINGS — The temporary burning ban enacted by the Bath County Board of Supervisors April 10 was lifted this week. Emergency Services Coordinator Andy Seabolt said County Administrator Matt Walker lifted the ban at 10 a.m. Monday. More...

Planners recommend rezoning in Bacova

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission recommended Monday to approve a request to rezone the old Bacova Guild building from B-1, convenience business, to B-2, general business. More...

Bath ‘Roadtrip’ delights viewers

FOCUS home and garden

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County residents offered rave reviews after taking the opportunity last Thursday to view the premiere showing of a PBS documentary showcasing their county. More...

No tax increases in proposed Bath budget

WARM SPRINGS — There will be no real estate or personal property tax increases for Bath County taxpayers for the 2012-13 budget year. More...

Odds n Ends opens on Mill Alley

MONTEREY — Joan Atkeson has opened a new consignment shop in Monterey. Odds n Ends, located at 125 West Mill Alley behind Evelyn’s Pantry, opened April 12 in a former jewelry store. More...

Shroud of Turin is topic

McDOWELL — Vernon Sylvest, M.D., will speak about the Shroud of Turin at McDowell United Methodist Church at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 2. An authority on the topic, Sylvest has “researched the research” extensively, he said. More...

Obituaries

SHIRLEY DIANE AILSTOCK

HOT SPRINGS— Shirley Diane Ailstock, 57, of Millboro, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 at her residence. She was born Nov. 28, 1954 in Marion, Ind., the daughter of Doris Estle Clem and the late Helen Deloris Sanders Clem. Mrs. More...

FRANK WILSON SMITH

MONTEREY — Frank Wilson Smith Sr., 87, of Monterey, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2012 at his home. He was born Jan. 28, 1925 in Hightown, a son of the late Hubert and Lona Mae Wilson Smith. More...

LUCILLE CAREY CROWDER

MILLBORO — Lucille Carey Crowder, 83, of 860 Ridge Road, Millboro died Wednesday evening, April 18, 2012, in LewisGale Hospital-Alleghany. She was born in Nelson County, on Feb. 9, 1929, a daughter of the late John and Leola Croff Carey. More...

Sports

Tennis team continues winning streak

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ tennis team continued its winning streak in the final home match of the season, defeating Petersburg, W.Va. 6-3 Tuesday afternoon. More...

Charger softball team routs Cov Cougars

COVINGTON — The Bath County softball team continued its winning ways Friday afternoon when they defeated the Covington Cougars 13-2 in six innings. More...

Bath falls to River

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ soccer team had a disheartening senior night, as they fell to James River 6-1 Tuesday night. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • April 15 — Deputy Richard Chestnut responded to a report of vandalism on Pig Run Road. • April 15 — Chestnut spoke with an individual in reference to an assault that had occurred; advice given. More...

Early Files

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Brothers Nelson, age 11 (left), and Harley Gardner, age 14, of Allentown, Md., traveled 200 miles by bicycle from their home during Easter vacation during April 1962 to visit their grandmother, Mrs. More...

Corbett recovering from lightning bolt

Editor’s note: The following article was submitted for publication by the Bath County Historical Society. It was originally published in the May 14, 1936 edition of the Bath County Enterprise. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 26, 1962

• Two ambitious brothers, each a bicycle fan and with several days of Easter vacation at hand, made up the ingredients for a three-day, 200-mile adventure last week. Nelson and Harley Gardner, aged 11 and 14, are the sons of Merle E. More...


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