May 10, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Citizens want to save Union Hurst School

HOT SPRINGS — One of Bath County’s two schools built in the early 19th century for African-American students has been declared a public nuisance, but Bath citizens hope to save it. More...

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Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, the Monterey Town Council voted to have a public hearing at its June meeting concerning a budget with total expenses figured at $382,937. The total budget expenses exceeded anticipated revenue by about $32,000. More...

Votes tallied

MONTEREY — The Highland County Registrar’s Office Monday reported the tally of write-in votes for the Monterey Town Council election that took place May 1. For mayor: Jay Garber, 6; Mark Swecker, 1; Francis Fenn, 1; and Gary Smith, 1. More...

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Highland Economic Development Authority

• At its Tuesday, May 8 meeting,the Highland County EconomicDevelopment Authority reportedits technology committee wasattempting contacting Verizon More...

Budget reflects no tax increase

Citizens, teachers urge county support for schools

WARM SPRINGS — The majority of those speaking at a public hearing on the Bath County 2012-13 budget Tuesday, many of them school employees, urged the board of supervisors to provide as much support as possible to their division. More...

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A group of more than 20 tourism professionals from across Virginia visited Bath, Alleghany and Rockbridge last week to enjoy the beauty, and experience what the region offers visitors. More...

Abandoned house burns in Thomastown

HOT SPRINGS — An abandoned house in the Thomastown neighborhood was destroyed by fire Monday. Hot Springs Fire Department Chief Robbie Chestnut said the fire was reported around 11:15 a.m. More...

Douthat to host 14th annual lake car show

RICHMOND — The 14th Annual Douthat Lake Run Car Show at Douthat State Park is Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. Admission to the show is free for the general public, but a nominal parking fee applies. More...

Rare Scheitholt returns to Harrisonburg area

DAYTON — The Heritage Museum in Dayton has acquired a rare scheitholt to be featured as part of their permanent Shenandoah Valley Music Exhibit. More...

Group celebrates 40 years, expands water programs

MILLBORO — The Cowpasture River Preservation Association is celebrating its 40th year of existence in 2012. More...

Seniors land scholarships from DuPont credit union

WAYNESBORO — For the 17h consecutive year, DuPont Community Credit Union has announced the 20 scholarship winners at the 53rd annual membership meeting. More...

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Low-hanging fog covers part of a valley near McDowell. More...

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Kathy Haynes Johnson of Hot Springs took this photo recently on her front porch of a tufted titmouse in a circular bird feeder. Spring has arrived! More...

Birth

Riley Machelle Plecker

MILLBORO — Travis and Chelsi Plecker of Millboro announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Machelle. She was born Dec. 17, 2011 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville and came home after 16 days in the NICU. More...

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Garrett Klink was the February “no cavity club” winner for Highland Medical Center’s, Improving Smiles Dentistry. Presenting his award was Dr. Anderson (Photo courtesy HMC) More...

Special Sections

Sports

Bath gets first district win on the diamond

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County baseball team got its first Pioneer District win Friday night when they beat Craig County 9-7. More...

Mickelson commits to GC

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — It’s just a little less than two months until the PGA Tour returns to the area as The Greenbrier Classic is set to tee off for the third straight year July 5-8 at the Old White TPC course. More...

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Four-year-old Michael McDaniel caught this 18-inch rainbow trout while fishing with his father at Hidden Valley April 21. He is the son of Eric and Jennifer McDaniel of Mitchelltown. More...

Home & Property

Allegheny Highlands featured in DC Metro stations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Metro commuters taking their mundane morning rides this month will have a perfect view of Humpback Bridge and other outdoor sites and activities in the Allegheny Highlands. More...

Trumbo wins Marshall Foundation award

RICHMOND — Bath County High School government and finance teacher Marion “Bo” Trumbo has been named Teacher of the Year by the John Marshall Foundation. More...

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These Highland County ladies enjoyed the Jimmy Fortune Show recently held at Bath County High School. More...

Letters

Cancer survivors invited to Relay’s ‘Victory Lap’

Editor, The Recorder, On Saturday, June 23, Relay for Life of Highland County will be celebrated at the Highland County Fairgrounds. More...

‘Never too old to play’ — Celebrate older Americans

Editor, The Recorder, You are “Never Too Old to Play!” This is the theme for Older Americans Month 2012. More...

Resident applauds, appreciates The Recorder

Editor, The Recorder, Congratulations to Anne Adams, Margo Oxendine and the Recorder for their press awards. Every year as long as I can remember, the Recorder has been judged as one of the best papers in Virginia. More...

Long overdue overhaul

Resurfacing of Route 84 continued last week between U.S. 220 and Mill Gap Store. Residents along this primary artery have begged for paving for more than a decade. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Big-time coffee comes to Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS – Can you believe it? Starbucks? In Hot Springs? Believe it. Natural Retreats has opened a Starbucks coffee and sandwich shop in the Homestead Preserve building downtown. The attractive café is open six days a week, from 7:30 a.m. More...

New members voted to board

MONTEREY — Judy Hupman and Lisa Kodger were elected to serve threeyear terms on the board of directors of Highland Telephone Cooperative during its annual meeting of members May 4. More...

Furniture makers to hold Highland retreat

MONTEREY — A finishers weekend retreat for the Virginia Chapter of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers will be held here May 18-20. More...

Rain fails to dampen battle reenactment

Above: Union troops engage Confederates during the battle re-enactment at McDowell, held last Saturday, with good attendance in spite of rainy weather. Right: Reenactors pause before crossing U.S. More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Anthem was awarded the contractfor health insurance for countyand school employees followingTuesday’s meeting of the BathCounty supervisors. More...

Gold Cup race inspires creativity

THE PLAINS — The 87th annual Gold Cup Steeplechase Race was held at Great Meadow racecourse in The Plains, on Saturday, May 5 under threatening skies and balmy temperatures. More...

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A flowering rhododendron weathers some weekend raindrops. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Sunset breaks the clouds over Monterey Valley. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Regional library director announces resignation

LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Regional Library Director Alan Bobowski announced April 18 his decision to step down, effective June 30, 2013. More...

Engagement

Montecalvo — Williams

WINDHAM, MAINE — Mrs. Liana Pinard of Sabattus, and Mr. Wayne Curry of Windham, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Marie Curry Montecalvo, to Joshua Gilbert Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Williams of Hot Springs, Va. More...

Scholarships available for continuing DSLCC students

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. More...

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Keith Carson, President of the Bath-Highland Bird Club, presents a check for $250 from the bird club to Highland Middle School Science Teacher Ginny Neil. More...

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Tristan Bonnert of Columbia, S.C., the grandson of Eddie H. Green of Warm Springs, is featured on this billboard on Interstate 77 in South Carolina. Bonnert was diagnosed with autism at a young age. More...

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Schools

BCHS students attend state FCCLA convention

VIRGINIA BEACH — Students from the Bath County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America participated in a weekend leadership training conference held April 27-29. More...

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Rebecca Stover, center, a Bath County High School student, was the winner of a Kindle Fire given away by the Bath County Library in celebration of National Library Week. More...

Scholarships available for non-traditional students

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation has scholarships available for non-traditional students who wish to pursue an associate degree or other programs of study at DSLCC. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County • April 29 — Sergeant Jeremy Cutlip responded to an activated business alarm in Mitchelltown; everything was OK. • April 29 — Deputy Cody Smith unlocked a vehicle in Mitchelltown. More...

Early Files

Highland VFD dedicates new firehouse Sunday

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 23, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

MAY 10, 1962

• Miss Thelma Beverage, Highland’s Fire Queen, and her attendants, Miss Ruth Ann Gutshall and Miss Barbara Hevener, left for Winchester and the Apple Blossom Festival, where they participated in the Fireman’s Parade. More...

25 years ago

MAY 14, 1987

• A Millboro location for the proposed new Bath County elementary school was questioned during Tuesday night’s board of supervisors meeting by supervisors Stuart Hall and Urban “Jake” Cleek. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

We imagine that, just like Monterey residents during the Maple Festival, those living in McDowell felt a little “invaded” last weekend. More...

Big upgrade a big benefit

There’s more good news about health care in our area this week. More...

Death by Golf: An amusing way to go

See a Show!

WARM SPRINGS – It’s a pretty true testament to the humor facet of a play if, after months of rehearsals, the cast is still cracking up when they practice delivering their lines. More...


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