April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• The Monterey Town Council voted at its April 4 meeting not to purchase new water-and-sewer billing software and tablet as previously discussed. More...

April showers bring May cicadas

CHARLOTTESVILLE — This spring, Virginians may be showered with more than rain — they may be inundated with the sound of cicadas. These cicadas have red eyes, black bodies and golden wings. More...

Berry workshop planned

MONTEREY — A “Berry and Bramble Production” workshop will be held at The Highland Center Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Invasive plant control sign-up begins

MONTEREY – The Highland County Board of Supervisors approved an invasive plant control program for the county for 2013. More...

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This snowy panoramic view of the Old Dairy in Warm Springs depicts what most hope is the last snow of the season, Friday, April 5. Blue skies show a promise of a warmer day. More...

WCHG Bluegrass Jamboree is Saturday

HOT SPRINGS — Saturday, WCHG and Allegheny Mountain Radio welcome The Bing Brothers, In the Tradition, Southern Rail Express and the Allegheny Mountain Strings to the Bath County High School stage for their 11th Annual Bluegrass Jamboree. More...

Photos

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has been trimming trees from lines by helicopter in the Blue Grass Valley this week. More...

Library Notes

Highland County Public Library, Tomi Herold, Librarian

• We’re pleased to host local author Margo Oxendine for a book signing Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. More...

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As part of his visit to the community, Broadway producer and composer Neil Berg will be holding a workshop titled “How to Audition for a Broadway Show” on Friday, April 12 at 5:00 pm in t More...

Special Sections

Schools

Supervisors hear budget outline for Bath schools

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County supervisors heard details on the school system’s proposed $10.4 million 2013-14 budget from the school board last Thursday in a joint meeting. More...

Bath sets 2013-14 school calendar

MILLBORO — The Bath County School Board approved the division calendar for the 2013-14 school year at its meeting last Wednesday at Millboro Elementary School, but with a twist — there is no date set for the Bath County High School gradua More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• At its meeting last Wednesday at Millboro Elementary School, the Bath school board accepted the rescinding of business manager Justin Rider’s resignation. Maternity leave was approved for teachers Kirby Green Smith and Erin Gilbert. More...

Home & Property

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Members of the first Advanced Emergency Medical Technician class at Dabney S. More...

Bath library observing National Library Week

WARM SPRINGS — April 14-20 is National Library Week. During this week, the Bath County Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in this annual event. More...

Celebrating early childhood oral health

MONTEREY — Early childhood experiences with oral health should be good and happy experiences for the baby and the caregiver. More...

Early Files

Gibson has followed extraordinary hobbies

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 9, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Chris Pugh was publisher and P. Lea Campbell Jr. was president. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 4, 1963

• A 1959 sedan operated by Charles E. Ryder of Warm Springs ran into a group of calves belonging to Hubert Hannah on U.S. 220, 4.9 miles south of Mustoe. Two of the calves, valued at $100, were killed. More...

25 years ago

APRIL 7, 1988

• Following a meeting with the county supervisors and a tour of the Highland jail Monday, State Senator Frank Nolen agreed to help the board pin down specifics to bring the jail facility up to state standards. More...

County plans tax hike

Personal property, not real estate on table

MONTEREY — Highland’s personal property tax rate has been $1.50 per $100 in value for as long as anyone can remember. Last Thursday, facing a budget shortfall, county supervisors proposed a hike in that rate — to $2.25. More...

Former school, teachers remembered fondly

MITCHELLTOWN – A quick trip to Lowe’s turned into a long walk down Memory Lane for Ledford Carpenter Jr. and William “Billy” Fields. In 2011, two strangers struck up a conversation about ant insecticide. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bathboard of supervisors agreed toinclude $10,000 in the 2013-14budget for Allegheny MountainRadio and station WCHG. AMR plans More...

Photo

Previously believed to be extinct, this giant petrified turkey was photographed trotting through Thorny Bottom on Monday the 1st of April by bird-watcher Emily Gulliver. More...

Concert features Bath native

WARM SPRINGS — Joe Louis Pettus, a native of West Warm Springs and renowned gospel musician, together with the Blair Family of the Saint James Baptist Church, Waynesboro, will be in concert on Sunday, April 14, at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Ho More...

Is it spring or summer? Temperatures soar!

Megan and Kari Grant took advantage of the warm, sunny weather earlier this week to plant some hyacinths in their yard in McDowell. More...

Warblers, landowners have unique opportunity in Highlands

MONROE — The National Wild Turkey Federation has an opportunity to help improve wildlife habitat for young forest dependent species on land at little or no cost to landowners. More...

Photos

The Easter Bunny made a surprise appearance in the fog in Highland on Easter Sunday. High atop the ridge along U.S. More...

Birth

Carolina Wren Warner Cox

ALEXANDRIA — Geoff and Jennifer Cox of Alexandria announce the birth of a daughter, Carolina Wren Warner, who was born Feb. 25, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Alexandria Inova Hospital. More...

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The Monday Morning Painters at the Highland Center gathered for a reception Sunday in the library to celebrate their exhibit on display in the Mountain View Room. More...

Obituaries

TEX CHAPMAN

MILLBORO — Tex Chapman of Millboro went home to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, at Augusta Medical Center. He was born in Richlands. At 18, he enlisted in the U.S. More...

RITA MARGARET ‘BETSY’ DUNLAP

RICHMOND — Rita Margaret “Betsy” Dunlap, 80, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013. She was born Nov. 3, 1932 at Valley Center in Highland County, a daughter of the late Adam Hevener and Alta Geneva Crummett Brock. More...

ALLEN EMORY GUTSHALL

STAUNTON — A memorial service will be held for Allen Emory Gutshall, of Pueble, Colo., who passed away in Aurora, Colo., on Jan. 15, 2013, at Staunton Grace Covenant Church, 410 West Beverly Street, Staunton, at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 20. More...

Sports

Stuart Hall defeats Rams

MONTEREY— The Highland soccer team played host to the Stuart Hall Dragons Monday night in a non-district match and dropped a 7-1 decision. More...

Chargers fall to Pendleton

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County baseball team battled sleet, snow and a tough Pendleton team last Thursday and came out on the short end of a 9-1 score. More...

Bath tennis team wins again

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — The Bath County tennis team improved to 3-0 following a 7-2 victory over Moorefield Monday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 31 — Deputy James Rexrode unlocked a vehicle in Hot Springs. • March 31 — Deputy Michael Colaw responded to a barking dog complaint in Hot Springs. More...

Letters

Travelers appreciate kindness of strangers

Editor, The Recorder, I write to thank the good people at Deerfield Fire and Rescue for saving our lives. This is our story. More...

Let’s work together for schools, county’s future

Editor, The Recorder, I’m writing as a concerned citizen and taxpayer in Highland County. More...

There’s a time, place for prayers — even at home

Editor, The Recorder, Your last issue contains a letter from a resident regarding public prayer. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Respect to all faiths deserved in government

For as long as anyone can remember, government meetings in this area have opened with an invocation, a Christian prayer. A large number of the residents of the Highlands are of Christian faith. More...

Pictorial

Bath County’s Jailyn Ford, shown here pitching in the 2012 Group A state championship game, led the Charger softball team to back to back state championships, and now she’s proving she ca More...

I’m going bionic

From Sunny Creek

The fifth time my husband said I had a bionic eye, it was still funny, but I have decided that this ongoing synthetic replacement of various body parts is a little scary. More...


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