April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Smiling says it all

HOT SPRINGS — Operation Smile changes lives by performing surgeries to repair cleft palates, cleft lips and other facial deformities. A recent mission trip to Cambodia has changed the life of a Bath County High School senior, too. More...

All OK at nursing center

ASHWOOD – There was a lot of bustle Sunday afternoon about 1:30, when the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department was called to The Springs Nursing Center. A smoky odor permeated the place, and staff were fearful a fire had broken out somewhere. More...

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Highland Sheriff Tim Duff hoists a bag holding 13.5 pounds of medications collected on the first morning of the county’s Drug Take-Back Initiative, held in cooperation with the DEA and in conju More...

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Dr. Barbara Casey, dentist at Highland Medical Center, made a presentation to children and their mothers (below) on oral health for young children ages four and under last week. More...

Highland High joins movement to educate teenage drivers

MONTEREY — With almost 5,500 lives lost and nearly 450,000 people injured from distracted drivers in 2009 alone, high schools across the nation are putting together school campaigns designed to educate their student drivers about the dangers of More...

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A spring calf looks through a wire fence in northern Highland. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Special Sections

Schools

Memories continue for Mitchelltown School

MITCHELLTOWN – Last week, a story about the old Mitchelltown School tapped the memories of countless long-time Bath folks, as well as some as close as Highland, and as far as, well, this newspaper travels. More...

Superintendent explains staffing cuts

MONTEREY — Highland’s school system has the largest workforce in the county, with 57 full- and part-time employees. That number is expected to drop by 6 percent, with a reduction in force by 3.5 positions for the next school year. More...

In brief ...

Highland School Board

• In its meeting Monday, the HighlandCounty School Board learned thenew cameras on the buses had beeninstalled. Highland High School More...

Home & Property

Bath library to present Chancellorsville program

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will present Major Troy Marshall, Thursday April 25 at 7 p.m. More...

Hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday is May 25-31

RICHMOND — Before tropical storms arrive, Virginia residents can get ready and save money, too. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, April 23 — Budgetdiscussion and review — 4 p.m.Fourth Tuesday meeting — 7 p.m. • VML/VACo Presentation. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Opportunities for our schools

There’s hope ahead. All the concerns, fears and guarded communication about recent Highland school decisions have put teachers and parents on edge. Sadly, we’ve been here before. More...

Pictorial

We were encouraged to see the students at Highland High School spur efforts to education their peers and others on the dangers of texting while driving. More...

Spring has sprung ... finally!

Forsythia blossoms — and a familiar flying insect — were a sign of spring in the Blue Grass Valley this week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

School cuts worry Highlanders

Special meeting set for further discussion next week

MONTEREY — In what was arguably the most uncomfortable moment of the evening, a husband rose to defend the credentials of his wife. More...

Broadband, cell work forges ahead

MONTEREY — Nancy Witschey reported on long-term efforts aimed at bolstering Highland’s broadband and cellular services during the Economic Development Authority’s meeting Monday. More...

BZA approves permits, variance

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals approved conditional use permits for the Bath County Farmers’ Market and Parts Plus Inc. More...

Long distance woes require attention

MONTEREY — If you’ve had trouble receiving long-distance calls lately, you are not alone. Rural callers are reporting significant problems receiving long distance or wireless calls on their landline telephones. More...

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Margo Oxendine read selections from her new book, “Party of One,” to a packed Mountain View Room in the Highland County Public Library Saturday. More...

Tree seedling store closing April 24

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Time is running out to get tree seedlings from the Virginia Department of Forestry as the online store will close Wednesday, April 24, for this year. More...

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On behalf of Highland County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers, Lynette Leslie, left, accepted a surprise certificate of appreciation and a platter of six-dozen homemade cookies from the Highland Co More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 4/24/2013 3:20 PM

MAUDE CARAWAY HIVELY  Free Access 

HARRISONBURG — Maude Caraway Hively, 98, of Harrisonburg, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.She was born Jan. More...

BERTHA ALICE RAWON REUM

GREENFIELD, Mass. — Bertha Alice Rawson Reum died surrounded by her loving family on April 4, 2013, at the age of 92, at Poet Seat Health Care Center. She was born in Greenfield on May 14, 1920, the daughter of Wilson and Alice Brooks Rawson. More...

CORILDA ‘KEE’ CHAPLIN KEYSER POST

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Corilda “Kee” Chaplin Keyser Post died on Nov.21, 2012, in Winter Haven. She was born in Hot Springs, Va., on Dec. 26, 1920, the daughter of Harvey R. “Pete” and Ellen Mustoe Chaplin. More...

Sports

Bath soccer team beats HHS

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ soccer team won its first Pioneer District game last Wednesday, defeating the Highland Rams 6-2. More...

Bath sweeps twin bill

DUNMORE, W. Va. — The Bath County baseball team swept a doubleheader from Pocahontas last Wednesday, winning the first game 2-1 and the second 8-2. More...

Chargers tie Blues in opener

BUENA VISTA — The Bath County girls’ soccer team played its first Pioneer District game last Saturday against Parry McCluer. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath • April 7 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts and Sergeant Jeff Grimm assisted Virginia State Police with a traffic checking detail on Mountain Valley Road. • April 7 — McRoberts responded to a report of dirt bikes on Grandview Road. More...

Early Files

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Do you know these soldiers? Rick Armstrong of Hot Springs found this photograph while doing research at the Bath County Historical Society. More...

Loving announces Senate candidacy

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the April 7, 1955 edition of The Recorder. V. Francis Reynolds was editor and publisher. More...

Reports show two cows died from rabies here

Two cows and two foxes from Highland County have been diagnosed as having died from rabies by the State Health Department Laboratory during the month of March. More...


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