March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 3/12/2013 4:05 PM

Search continues for missing woman  Free Access 

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Virginia State Police, along with local deputies, are searching the Mountain Grove area again today for a woman reported missing from Rockingham County.According to authorities, the 62-year-old woman, who lives in Culpeper, was last More...

Breaking News - 3/8/2013 3:59 PM

Friday afternoon BARC update  Free Access 

March 8, 20132:30 p.m.    As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, BARC has approximately 800 customers without electric service.  All available field personnel have been working since 6 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 3/7/2013 5:39 PM

Governor's update on storm damage  Free Access 

RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell today updated the commonwealth’s response to the recent winter storm that struck Virginia, and the impact the storm had on the state. More...

Breaking News - 3/7/2013 12:21 PM

Update from Bath County, 11:30 a.m. Thursday  Free Access 

HOT SPRINGS — Kevin Fry, Bath County’s emergency service director, issued the following statement this morning, Thursday, March 7:“The winter storm of March 5 has left us with regional problems. More...

Breaking News - 3/7/2013 10:23 AM

Many still without power  Free Access 

Bath, Highland schools closed

BATH and HIGHLAND — As of Thursday morning, there are still many areas without power on the BARC system, and The Recorder has learned there are also folks in the Bolar area without electricity. More...

Highlander ‘Dancing Dorothy’ featured in new publication

MONTEREY – Around these parts, Dorothy Stephenson’s name is synonymous with dance. She’s been dancing – and performing – since she was five years old. It is her avocation, as well as her vocation. More...

Counties team up on stormwater plan

MONTEREY — Representatives of the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission are assisting Bath and Highland counties in developing a stormwater management program to comply with a state mandate. More...

Heavy snow causes outages

BATH and HIGHLAND — A winter storm dropped between 10 and 16 inches of snow on the area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. More...

GED test changes December this year

WARM SPRINGS — The current version of the GED test will end this year in December. Known as the 2002 Series GED paper and pencil test, it will be replaced with a computerized version starting January 2, 2014. More...

‘Buying the Right Bull’ Webinar set for March 12

BLACKSBURG — Dr. Scott Greiner, professor and extension animal scientist at Virginia Tech, will be the feature speaker for the fourth Beef Webinar sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board adds more salary changes to budget

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board added more salary adjustments to its proposed budget last Thursday. More...

4-H contest held at Highland schools

MONTEREY — Four-H members from Highland County competed at the 4-H Contest Day held Friday, March 1, at the Highland schools campus. Contestants competed in five contest categories and four age divisions. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Tuesday, the Bath school boardaccepted the resignation of businessmanager Justin Rider no laterthan June 28. Rider has acceptedthe position of treasurer and More...

Sports

Goal: 7th district win

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County tennis team is going for its seventh straight Pioneer District championship this year. And with seven players returning to the lineup, it might make it. More...

Batters boast fresh attitude

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County baseball team finished last season with a 5-14 record, but head coach Kris Phillips is confident it can do better this year. “We’re working hard and moving in the right direction,” Phillips said. More...

Soccer players push for physical fitness

HOT SPRINGS — They’ve got a new coach, a number of new players, and a new plan. The Bath County boys’ soccer team is hitting the ground running. More...

Early Files

Photo

Christian Youth Fellowship members chatting with Congressman John O. Marsh Jr. More...

Cavalry wanted relief from duty in Monterey

Letter to General Jackson revealed

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 23, 1967 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. The following letter was made available by Jay W. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 28, 1963

• Maple Festival date are reset: The postponement was decided Tuesday night after a check with producers revealed that very little syrup has been made to date and immediate prospects appear unfavorable. Dr. T.E. More...

Breaking News - 3/13/2013 4:13 PM

Search continues for missing JMU professor

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Police and dive teams are still searching for a missing James Madison University psychology professor in the western area of Bath County.Dr. Harriett Cobb, 62, was last in phone contact with her family Saturday. More...

Breaking News - 3/12/2013 4:51 PM

Search for JMU professor focused in lake, streams  Free Access 

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Police and dive teams are searching for a missing James Madison University professor in the western area of Bath County.Harriett Cobb, 62, was last in phone contact with her family Saturday. More...

Breaking News - 3/11/2013 1:52 PM

Police searching for missing woman  Free Access 

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Virginia State Police along with Bath and Highland deputies are searching the Mountain Grove area today for a woman reported missing from Rockingham County.According to authorities, the woman was last seen Saturday afternoon and More...

Breaking News - 3/8/2013 10:32 AM

Friday morning BARC update  Free Access 

MILLBORO — As of Friday morning, BARC has  1,535 customers without electric service. Crews reconvened at 6 a.m. to continue restoration for those still without power. More...

Breaking News - 3/7/2013 9:08 PM

Update from BARC - Thursday evening  Free Access 

As of 7 p.m., BARC  restored service to about 6,800 customers.  Today alone, BARC crews  restored power to roughly 1,800 customers.  All available field personnel have been working since 6am around the service territory today to r More...

Breaking News - 3/7/2013 2:37 PM

BARC update - 1 p.m. Thursday  Free Access 

Crews to work toward Bolar this afternoon

MILLBORO — As of 1 p.m., BARC has restored service to 5,626 customers, and estimates there are 2,996 customers without electric service across five counties. All available field personnel have been working since 6 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 3/7/2013 10:33 AM

More on BARC efforts to restore power  Free Access 

Crews to work up 220 toward Highland tomorrow

MILLBORO — BARC just reported it now has 3,614 customers without electric service across five counties, and field personnel will work past dark this evening, moving their way north toward Bolar in Highland tomorrow.Power to BARC’s Effinger subst More...

Cancer fund helping Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Doris Via was a small, quiet woman who led a small, quiet life. She was widowed early. She worked in the Hot Springs dental office of Dr. Kennedy, and then at The Homestead. Mrs. More...

Water woes a festival challenge

McDOWELL — Call it the battle against the nasties. More...

Highlander dedicated to progress

BLUE GRASS — A typical day for Betty Mitchell begins at 5 a.m. The pre-dawn hours give her a chance to plan and think. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisors gave thego-ahead for the Local Emergency PlanningCommittee’s communications subcommitteeto secure estimates and a feasibility study for More...

Highlander named one of 50 most influential

HARRISONBURG — Virginia Business Magazine named Don “Robin” Sullenberger III, former Highland supervisor, one of the 50 most influential people in Virginia. More...

Library Notes

• Highland County Public Library relies heavily on local fund-raising to fund our operating budget, and our Annual Used Book Sale is our primary fund-raising event. We display as many as 15,000 books at the sale annually. More...

Obituaries

CHARLOTTE VIRGINIA BOTKIN

MONTEREY — Charlotte Virginia Botkin, 77, of Monterey, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Augusta Health. She was born April 24, 1935 in Monterey, a daughter of the late James Randolph and Edith Jane Swearingen Rexrode. More...

CHARLES C. ‘SONNY’ CORBETT

HASLETT, Mich. — Charles C. “Sonny” Corbett, 90, of Haslett and Port Richey, Fla., died Feb. 18, 2013. He was born in Highland County, Va. on Sept. 25, 1922, the son of Charles Cleveland and Lottie Mae Shaffier Corbett. More...

CLARENCE F. MCMULLEN

HOT SPRINGS — Clarence F. McMullen, 100 years old, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, March 03, 2013 at Richfield Recovery and Care Center, in Salem. He was born March 11, 1912 in Bath County, the son of the late Charles F. Mc- Mullen and Hilda G. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY Thursdays • Mother Goose for children age 8 months to 3-1/2 years old at Bath County Public Library, 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Come do rhymes, songs, fun activities and snack together with other area children. More...

Home & Property

Roanoke author to speak at Rockbridge library

LEXINGTON — Friends of the Rockbridge Regional Library will sponsor a literary evening with Judy Light Ayyildiz and her book, “Forty Thorns,” at Rockbridge Regional Library in Lexington. More...

Regional EMS nominations being accepted for awards

STAUNTON — Central Shenandoah EMS Council is now accepting nominations for its 2013 Regional EMS awards program. This program consists of 11 state level EMS awards and two local awards. More...

Contest open for elementary students

RONCEVERTE, W.Va. – First National Bank is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013 and announces two contests for students. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in an essay contest for a chance to win $125. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County Editor’s note: The Bath County Sheriff’s Office inadvertently submitted a prior January report published in The Recorder last week. The correct and current sheriff’s report is as follows. • Feb. More...

Letters

Come donate blood on March 21 at blood drive

Editor, The Recorder, The Virginia Blood Services will be at the Highland Center on Thursday, March 21 from 1-6 p.m. I know of four people that needed blood since our last blood drive. One donation can help save up to three lives. More...

Birders welcome; courtesy appreciated

Editor, The Recorder, As officers of the Bath-Highland Bird Club, we would like to thank Mr. Seltzer for his thoughtful letter in last week’s issue of The Recorder (Feb. 28). More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Last year, Everette Rexrode cut quite a figure as he watched sugar water boil —a long, slow process to evaporate enough of the water to leave the delicious syrup Highland County produces each y More...

Special wishes for McDowell this year

It’s going to be a tough couple of weekends for all volunteers and organizations in Highland as they prepare to welcome thousands upon thousands of visitors to the county. More...

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

Leopards and moths and bears, oh my!

The leopard moth is one of the many brightly colored and patterned moths seen collecting around outdoor lamps and lights in the spring and summer. Its unmistakable leopard print gives it its name. More...


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