February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Bath lawyer hires partner

Robbie Paluck joins Judah

HOT SPRINGS — Robbie Paluck of Botetourt County has joined the law office of Peter Judah to form a new firm, Judah and Paluck, PLLC. Judah, who has practiced law in Hot Springs since 1978 and at his office on U.S. More...

Cardiologist to care for local center’s patients

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center has a visiting cardiologist. Stewart Pollock, M.D., 53, of Bridgewater, will visit HMC monthly to examine patents. He is the medical director of cardiology at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. More...

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Roughly 50 people turned out Sunday evening for a potluck dinner, and update on local food programs of The Highland Center. More...

In brief ...

Highland Board of Supervisors

• During the first round of budgetwork sessions Feb. 19, Highlandsupervisors heard preliminaryrequests from seven county offices,including the commissioner of More...

Fort Lewis Lodge receives recognition

MILLBORO — Fort Lewis Lodge was named among the 2013 Top 10 Romantic Inns by American Historic Inns, publisher of Bed & Breakfasts Guide Books and iLoveInns.com. More...

Animal Health Network delivers information to backyard farmers

BLACKSBURG — The agriculture and food system is an extensive, open, interconnected, diverse, and complex network. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Friday, Feb. 15 for The Barber Shop, located at 7731 Sam Snead Highway in the Virginia Building. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievements

Emily Botkin MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Emily Botkin has been named to the dean’s list at West Virginia University in Morgantown for the fall 2012 semester. Botkin is a freshman and carried a 3.53 grade point average for the semester. More...

Achievement

Jared Wallace CLIFTON FORGE — Eighteen-year-old Jared Wallace of Clifton Forge was totally surprised when he recently received the 2013 Martin Luther King Day Walk of Legacy “Drum Major” Award. More...

Achievement

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — United States Airman Thomas E. Hicklin graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force in San Antonio on Aug. 10, 2012. More...

Home & Property

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A medical ambulance helicopter took off from Highland Medical Center’s landing zone last week. Plans for a new emergency services helipad are part of a $4 million renovation plan. More...

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Kimberly Farish came home from work Tuesday to a lion in her yard. More...

Bath Library to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. with a special Story Time with Mr. Ryan. There will be stories, games, special gifts for children and other activities. More...

Letters

Constitution supporters have much in common

Editor, The Recorder I’m a tortured liberal. In a couple of instances, I’m a strict constructionist of the Constitution, which is, in many ways, absolute. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Your right to know at risk  Free Access 

We were not surprised recently when we learned a watchdog group had issued a failing grade to Bath and Highland government Web sites. We knew those sites weren’t comprehensive, and never have been. More...

Pictorial

Enthusiasm continues to rise for Highland’s local food movement. More...

Choir presents evening of praise Saturday

See A Show

WARM SPRINGS – For more than a month of Sundays now, the Faith Community Choir has rehearsed a program of spiritual music designed, as organizer Betty Cauley says, “to deliver a strong message of praise, hope, and reassurance.” Cou More...

Breaking News - 2/25/2013 6:42 PM

Action urged by Friday  Free Access 

BCH, HMC services at risk with looming sequester

Bath, Highland residents urged to write Congress MONTEREY — The head of Highland Medical Center is urging residents to contact U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Mark Warner and Rep. Bob Goodlatte to avert dire consequences for local health care access. More...

Bath, Highland Web sites: Room to improve  Free Access 

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — A government watchdog group has given Bath and Highland counties a failing grade for their Internet presence. More...

4 cases considered

WARM SPRINGS – In a plea agreement, Hot Springs electrician Jack E. Lindsay was found guilty of a misdemeanor in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. More...

LEPC low turnout causes concerns

MONTEREY — Highland’s Local Emergency Planning Committee continued improving the county’s disaster preparedness during its latest meeting Feb. 14. More...

2 new permits approved

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals gave final approval to two conditional use permit applications Monday, and approved an extension of an existing permit. More...

‘Startup Weekend’ sign-ups end Mar. 8

HARRISONBURG — A Shenandoah Valley planning group is working to bring the Harrisonburg Startup Weekend April 5 to 7 to James Madison University’s Showker Hall. Signup deadline is March 8. More...

EDA to create online zoning map

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority agreed to fill a major need by deciding to compose an online map of county zoning districts as part of a project to help boost business growth. More...

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The 2013 lineup of Highland Maple Queen contestants includes, from left, Taylor Morse, Emily Kimble, Chelsea Isles, Suzanna Landrum, Presley Marshall, Burgundy Hicks, and Rebecca Landrum. More...

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Carolyn Pohowsky (top) entertained an appreciative audience Sunday afternoon in the Mountain View Room of Highland County Public Library with her presentation, “Sultanate of Onam.” With t More...

DAR chapter holds meeting

STAUNTON — The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Saturday Feb. 9 at the Staunton Public Library. More...

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Richard and Dreama Mines, formerly of Bath County and now living in Plant City, Fla., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Valentine’s Day. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 2/21/2013 4:10 PM

BOBBY LEE RILEY  Free Access 

MILLBORO — Bobby Lee Riley, 72, of 4199 Pig Run Road, Millboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs.He was born Dec. 11, 1941 in Bath County to the late Robert Jackson and Nora Catherine Kiser Riley.  More...

EVELYN LAMBERT ALLEN

SEVERNA PARK, Md. — Evelyn Lambert Allen, 93, of Severna Park, formerly of Cherry Grove, W.Va., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at her home, with loved ones at her bedside. She was born the second of nine children on Dec. More...

HAZEL BELL MALCOLM

RAPHINE — Hazel Bell Malcolm, 85, of Raphine, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at her home. She was born May 28, 1927 in Cherry Grove, W.Va., a daughter of the late Archie Ray and Suttie Bennett Arbogast. More...

Sports

Blues beat Chargers in Pioneer semis

HOT SPRINGS — Parry McCluer took the early lead last Thursday and never looked back in a 64-52 win over Bath County in the semifinals of the Pioneer District Tournament. More...

On Campus

It was a sparking collegiate softball debut for former Bath County standout Jailyn Ford and the James Madison University Dukes in Charleston, S.C. last weekend. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Feb. 10 — Sergeant Jeff Grimm checked a vehicle parked at the Dan Ingalls Overlook. • Feb. 10 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts checked on a vehicle parked at Millboro Elementary School. • Feb. More...

Early Files

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Monterey Lions Club member Austin Shepherd watches as JoAnn Varner Hull precariously balances stacks of buckwheat cakes at the old Highland Elementary School during Maple Festival in this circa 1972- More...

Research reveals interesting facts about life of Col. Charles Lewis

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the march 19, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 14, 1963

• Four sugar camps are expected to be open to the visiting public for Highland’s Maple Festival on March 9-10 and the following weekend of March 16-17. More...


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