March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Bath planners recommend approving two permits

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission recommended approving conditional use permits for the Bath County Farmers’ Market and Parts Plus Inc. Monday. More...

New hunting regulations proposed

WARM SPRINGS — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has proposed several new regulations that could affect hunters in Bath and Highland. More...

Douthat Easter egg hunt is Saturday

MILLBORO — Bring the family to Douthat State Park for the annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday. More...

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Snow lined the top of the landmark trout sign in Monterey Monday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Goodlatte announces art competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bob Goodlatte has announced he is once again sponsoring the Congressional Art Competition for high school students throughout Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District. More...

4-H county council meets

MONTEREY — On Thursday, March 21, the Highland 4-H County Council held a meeting. More...

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The Owners Club at The Homestead hosted the County of Bath Chamber of Commerce Third Thursday, a networking evening of food and fellowship, March 21. Several chamber members attended. More...

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A flashing sign warned of treacherous conditions to the west on U.S. 250 last week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Special Sections

Sports

BCHS hopes to replace football scoreboard

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School athletic director Will Fields is hopeful a new scoreboard can be in place at Carl F. Williams Field for the upcoming season, but he needs help from the local business community. More...

Charger tennis now 2-0

BUFFALO GAP — The Bath County tennis team picked up its second win of the young season on Friday when they defeated Buffalo Gap 6-2. More...

Highland drops first soccer match

STAUNTON— The Highland soccer team opened its season last Wednesday when the Rams traveled to face Stuart Hall and came up on the short end of a 7-2 score. Jakkris Saloan provided the scoring for Highland, as he had both goals for the Rams. More...

Home & Property

House believed to have early origins

UPPER BACK CREEK — Jim and Lucy Stevenson are looking for a good home for a very old house. More...

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Four generations of the Keyes family gathered for a recent photo. From left are son Joe, mother Polly, grandson Billy and great-grandsons Michael and Matthew. (Photo courtesy Thelma Chestnut) More...

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Last week, daffodils were popping out in southern Highland. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Letters

An Easter message shared: ‘He is risen!’

Dear People of God, Happy Easter! On this day we proclaim in church as has been proclaimed since Christians hid in the catacombs, “He is risen.” To this majestic statement, the response has always been, “He is risen indeed!” More...

Breaking News - 3/28/2013 11:39 AM

Update on Highland school hours  Free Access 

Days to be extended

MONTEREY — Effective Tuesday, April 2, the school day will be adjusted as follows to add instructional time in an effort to meet the 990-hour requirement:• Elementary start time will be moved from 8:30 to 8:20 a.m. More...

Chicken ordinance discussed

WARM SPRINGS — Many Bath County residents have chickens, and an ordinance under consideration by the Bath County Planning Commission would regulate how they can be kept in residential areas. More...

County opens talks with rescue squad

MONTEREY — Monday, Highland supervisors asked leaders of Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad about plans for capital improvements. Chair Lee Blagg opened the dialogue, the first in recent memory, by asking about the squad’s needs. More...

Bath supervisors approve Code of Performance

WARM SPRINGS — Tuesday, the Bath County Board of Supervisors approved a Code of Performance for board members. The code resulted from two strategic visioning sessions in June and September. More...

Blake to report on mission trip

WARM SPRINGS — The public is cordially invited to hear Rebekah Blake report on her mission trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia at Warm Springs Presbyterian Church Wednesday, April 3 at 8 p.m. More...

Bath, Highland explore broadband, cell service

WARM SPRINGS — County officials have taken the first step in a long process toward better Internet access and cellular phone coverage in Bath and Highland. More...

Rescue squad promoting change, improvements

MONTEREY — The Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad continues to put positive measures in place as part of its mission of establishing high-quality patient care with increasing volunteer recruitment and retention, open communication, and incr More...

County to trim projected $875,015 deficit

Agencies present budget requests to Highland supervisors

MONTEREY — In the weeks ahead, Highland supervisors are faced with the challenge of addressing a projected $875,015 budget deficit for 2014. More...

‘The West Virginians’ to perform at Masonic amphitheater

CLIFTON FORGE — “The West Virginians,” a nationally recognized performing group from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va., will perform at the Historic Masonic Amphitheatre, Clifton Forge, on Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. More...

Delta Kappa Gamma promotes women

COVINGTON — Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has as its purpose to promote the professional and personal growth of key women educators and foster excellence in education. More...

Schools

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsWednesday, April 3Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. —Regular meeting 7 p.m.Millboro Elementary School More...

Screenings, preschool info available

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Schools, in cooperation with RAISE Infant Program and the Bath County Health Department, will conduct a free developmental screening and preschool information event on Tuesday, April 9. More...

Bath school board approves $10.4 million annual budget

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board approved a $10,434,989 budget last Thursday that includes raises for several categories of employees and a projected increase in health insurance costs. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 17 — Deputy James Rexrode conducted a traffic stop in Millboro. • March 17 — Major James Bryan and Deputy Michael Colaw led a funeral procession. More...

Early Files

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A group of Highland Senior Citizens gathered together at the Maple Restaurant in Monterey to show off their Easter bonnets in this circa 1995 photo. More...

Bath County School Board bows to criticism, sets new policies

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 3, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 21, 1963

• Highland’s Maple Festival makes the pages of Congressional Record — Extension of Remarks of Hon. John L. Marsh Jr. of Virginia in the House or Representatives, Thursday, March 7, 1963: Mr. Marsh. Mr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Stressing transparency

With all the advantages of living and learning in a small county like Highland, there are challenges that will always be tougher here, compared to larger areas. One of those surfaced last week, concerning our onecampus school division. More...

Pictorial

Bath County supervisor Cliff Gilchrest talks about technology needs with Robbie Huff of the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission — a topic of vital importance in Bath and Highland. More...

Bath focuses on economic development planning

Chairman’s Notes

At this most recent Bath County Board of Supervisors meeting, we voted to incorporate some added responsibilities to the office of tourism—the role of economic development. More...


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