April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Trial court dates set

WARM SPRINGS – During term day Monday, the Bath County Circuit Court set dates for upcoming criminal trials, save for one. More...

Hearing set on home businesses

MONTEREY — Following months of sometimes heated discussions, the Highland County Planning Commission voted at its March 28 meeting to set a public hearing on a proposed resolution pertaining to and defining home occupations and artist studios. More...

Drug disposal event set for HMC health fair

MONTEREY — The sheriff’s office has rescheduled Highland’s first “National Drug Take Back Days” to take place from April 16 to 18 in Highland Medical Center to coincide with the county health fair. More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisorsscheduled a public hearing for VDOTroadwork for the year ahead. Thehearing will be at 7:30 p.m. May 7 in More...

Agenda

Bath County SupervisorsCourthouse, Room 115Tuesday, April 9 – 7 p.m.• Consider WCHG radio fundingrequest.• Courthouse renovations updateand contract execution.• Discuss updating employeehandbook and personnelpolicies.• Prese More...

Special Sections

Schools

School hours updated

MONTEREY — This week, the Highland County school day was adjusted to add instructional time in an effort to meet the 990-hour requirement. Highland High School principal and transportation director April Goff explained the changes as follows: More...

School board approves budget proposal

MONTEREY — The Highland school board approved a proposed $4.15 million budget following a public hearing last Wednesday, March 27. More...

Photos

Highland Elementary Good Citizens for February 2013 were: Tristan Carpenter, Kindergarten; Makayla Wimer, first grade; (back row) Emma Herold, second grade; Dylan Clevinger, fifth grade; Hunter Colaw, fourth grade; and Wyatt Cunningham, third grade. More...

Home & Property

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Highland High School’s Rotary Code of Ethics winners (l-r) Jon Vaus and Rebecca Landrum received their awards this week at a luncheon held at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton. More...

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The Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad has announced its congratulations to a longtime member, Richard Waybright of Monterey, for being voted in as a Lifetime Member at the squad’s meeting More...

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Kirk Billingsley recently led a workshop organized by The Highland Center on pruning established apple trees at the school orchard, adjacent to the playground. More...

Letters

Resident encourages prayer be reinstated

Editor, The Recorder, In my 13 years of participating in Bath County government, the decision by the (Bruce) McWilliams-led board of supervisors to arbitrarily eliminate the public prayer has to rank as the most cowardly act I have witnessed. More...

Tech scholarship fund accepts donations

Editor, The Recorder, The Alleghany Highlands Virginia Tech Alumni Association (i.e., our local VT alumni chapter) is proud to again be giving scholarships to the new class of Hokies. More...

Breaking News - 4/10/2013 1:02 PM

I-64 closed on Afton Mountain  Free Access 

Travelers and commuters: Please be aware the following update was just provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation ...TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH CLOSES EASTBOUND LANES ON I-64 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY More...

Highland schools cut more jobs

MONTEREY — For the first time in recent memory, Highland schools are not getting the amount of money requested for next year’s budget. More...

Several convicted in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – A woman who put her four-year-old daughter outside in her pajamas on a rainy night, as a form of punishment, was convicted in Bath Circuit Court Monday. More...

Sign a response to big-rig wrecks

MONTEREY — The trucking industry practice of rerouting 18-wheelers from interstate highways to narrower and mountainous roads such as U.S. 250 is nothing new. More...

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Don McCaig pets Fly the sheepdog as Monterey Mayor Janice Warner stands by at McCaig’s book signing of “Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries

DENNIS RAY CARPENTER

HOT SPRINGS — Dennis Ray Carpenter, 55, of 1696 Jackson River Turnpike, Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord after an extended illness on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. More...

MARY CATHERINE A. KISER

MILLBORO — Mary Catherine A. Kiser, 87, of 488 Kiser Lane, Millboro, died Tuesday, April 02, 2013 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke. She was born June 2, 1925 in Monroe County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Charles K. Altizer Sr. More...

RITA MARGARET DUNLAP

RICHMOND — Rita Margaret Dunlap, 80, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Midlothian. Arrangements will be announced by Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell. More...

Sports

Spring training jaunt a memorable trip

FLORIDA — “Play ball!” Those are the two words every baseball fan loves to hear and they’ve been shouted in ballparks all across the country this week as the 2013 Major League Baseball season is under way. More...

Girls’ soccer facing fresh challenges

LOW MOOR — The Bath County girls’ soccer team is full of new faces. Of the 14 players on last year’s roster, only three have returned to the team this year. The chargers also have a new coach in BCHS math teacher Calin Foarce. More...

Chargers back on track

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers have had an on-again, off-again relationship with track and field over the last 10 years, and this year they’re going to try to make it work again. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 24 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts and Deputy Cody Smith responded to reports of possible motor vehicle crash on Airport Road — unfounded. More...

Early Files

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Razzmatazz members practicing for the 1988 Choral Festival at King’s Dominion, are (l-r): Janet Rogers, Gail Hammer, Heather White, Danyale Phipps, Arlene Godsey, Miranda Stovall, Beth Ralston, More...

Soldier holds firm; spectators ‘scram’

Editor’s note: The Bath County Historical Society submitted this story, which was originally published in the Bath County Enterprise March 11, 1943. More...

Highland High choral group will perform at King’s Dominion

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 31, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, and Gene Christie was editor. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Grade: C-

For the third week in a row, frustrations fester about the budget process at Highland County Public Schools. More...

Pictorial

The figure at the wheel of this well-worn piece of snow removal equipment, seen clearing the roads and parking lots of Monterey prior to the Maple Festival, is none other than local Virginia Departme More...

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

Hoverfly on a buttercup

Sometimes, things in nature are so beautiful, peaceful and whimsical, the subject is literally “life imitating art.” This is an image I captured one spring morning as I was closely photog More...


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