May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Can schools do more for students?

Editor’s note: The following account of a Highland schools meeting withholds some information, as this was not a meeting of a governing body open to the public. More...

Caretaker sentenced for trashing house

WARM SPRINGS – Christopher Mines will serve two years in jail for writing checks on his mother’s account, and for destroying property he was hired work on. He was sentenced for both convictions Friday in Bath County Circuit Court. More...

County discusses $7.1 million budget

MONTEREY — Following a public hearing April 24, Highland supervisors were approved a $7.1 million 2014 budget Wednesday. No one spoke in favor or against the proposed budget during last week’s hearing. More...

In brief ...

Highland Planners

• Highland’s planning commission is downto three members, following the unexpecteddeparture of its newest member, plannerslearned April 26. “I told David Blanchard More...

Highland students learn to grow food

MONTEREY — In an era of Furby robotic toys and Wii gamepads, students of Highland schools are earning their green thumbs, thanks to a new partnership aimed at teaching them how to raise produce. That’s right — vegetables. More...

Bike project builds excitement

MONTEREY — Highland High School’s small gas engine class is cranking up interest with a motorized bicycle project. More...

Nikki McDaniel, Jordan Alexander capture Bath crowns

WARM SPRINGS – A bevy of fresh young beauties took the stage at Bath County High School Saturday night, vying for the coveted titles of Junior Miss and Miss Bath County 2013. More...

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The Old Dairy Hiking Club’s first hike of the season was to Douthat State Park, where a dozen outdoor enthusiasts enjoyed a fine spring morning. More...

Sullenberger to retire from SVP

HARRISONBURG — Robin Sullenberger has announced he will retire as of Aug. 16 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership. Sullenberger has served as CEO for the Partnership for 13 years, taking the position in 2000. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Bath County High School WARM SPRINGS — Sarah Rowe, principal of Bath County High School, has announced the honor roll for the third quarter grading period. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, May 7Closedmeeting5:30p.m.—Regularmeeting7p.m.Valley Elementary School Music Room More...

Sports

5th-inning explosion dooms BCHS Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County entered the fifth inning of last Thursday’s baseball matchup with the James River Knights trailing 7-2. By the end of the inning, the Knights had erupted for 16 runs in a 23-2 victory over the Chargers. More...

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Bath County’s Zach Potter (8) and Highland’s Ian Adams (13) slide through water on Highland’s field Monday afternoon. More...

River too much for Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County softball team found the going tough against James River last Thursday in a 15-0 loss. Following a scoreless first inning, the Knights blew the game open with seven runs in the second. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 21 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road. • April 21 — Deputy Cody Smith assisted Virginia State Police with a checking detail on Mill Creek Road. More...

Early Files

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Bath County Sheriff James W. Bryan Jr. shares a winning smile following the election of Nov. 1991. Pictured with Bryan are his wife Frances, grandson Jamie, and granddaughter Stephanie. More...

Supervisors approve rock quarry

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 1, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 25, 1963

• About a half-mile of telephone line and two poles were destroyed at about 3 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 5/8/2013 10:13 AM

Part of 220 closed near Covington  Free Access 

VDOT alerts drivers

STAUNTON – A portion of U.S. 220 in Alleghany County is closed for emergency repairs to a drainage pipe under the road.The affected area is about three miles north of the Covington city limits. U.S. More...

Breaking News - 5/7/2013 9:23 PM

Watch for flooding, VDOT says  Free Access 

Augusta County hit hard

STAUNTON – Significant rain has fallen in the Shenandoah Valley for most of the day on Tuesday. The Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operations Center advises that throughout the area there are reports of flooded roads.&nbs More...

Woman’s home rebuilt through others’ kindness

MILLBORO — “What if that had been me?” That’s what Williamsville Volunteer Fire Department member Thea Marshall was thinking to herself the night of Oct. More...

Home business plans go to supervisors

MONTEREY — During its April 25 meeting, following months of work and some last-minute details, the Highland County Planning Commission voted to send favorable recommendations to supervisors concerning proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance More...

First ‘thru-hikers’ on new trail pass through Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The idea for the Great Eastern Trail was first proposed in 1969, and last week, the first two people to hike the trail from beginning to end passed through Bath County, and reached the 1,000-mile mark of their journey here. More...

Bath’s Rosenwald schools focus of program May 9

WARM SPRINGS — This year’s spring program sponsored by the Bath County Historical Society will present the history of the two Bath County Rosenwald Schools — Union Hurst in Hot Springs and T.C. Walker in Millboro. More...

Pastor ‘fell in love with people’

MONTEREY — The Rev. Chalmer L. “Chuck” Morgan has joined the Church of God of the Prophecy as pastor. More...

USFS temporarily closes Victors Hollow Road

BATH COUNTY — The Victors Hollow Road (FSR 1745) in Bath County will be temporarily closed to public motor vehicle traffic beginning May 3, announced Warm Springs District Ranger Patrick Sheridan. More...

Quilt museum salutes volunteers

HARRISONBURG — Without its volunteers, the Virginia Quilt Museum would have trouble staying open. More...

Bath FCCLA members successful at conference

VIRGINIA BEACH — Members of the Bath County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America participated in a weekend leadership training conference April 12-14. More...

Obituaries

IRENE DARE ‘TEAN’ SIMMONS

BLUE GRASS — Irene Dare “Tean” Simmons, 79, of Blue Grass, passed away, Friday, April 26, 2013 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born May 14, 1933 in Blue Grass, a daughter of the late Fleet and Lona Ellen Eye Rexrode. Mrs. More...

MAUDE CARAWAY HIVELY

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

PAULENE B. ARBAUGH

CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. — Paulene B. Arbaugh, 74, of Circleville, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at her residence. She was born at Cherry Grove on Nov. 8, 1938, the daughter of the late Berry Bennett and Nellie Robinson Bennett Warner. More...

Home & Property

Ordinances: What are they and why do we have them?

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — With the recent discussion about the proposed chicken ordinance, I thought it might be good for us to discuss why we have ordinances and just how an ordinance gets passed. More...

Photo

Michael Bedwell of Monterey received an honorable mention for his photograph “Cold Farm” in the Farms and Open Space category of the 2012 Scenic Virginia Vistas photography contest. More...

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Mountain Valley Players’ production of two one-act comedies take the stage at the Old Dairy this weekend, with “The Revenge of the Red Feather Ladies” and “The Red Feather Lad More...

Letters

Home is where children are to learn, thrive

Editor, The Recorder, The article on the front page of the Recorder stating that Highlanders want to keep teachers (what poll are you basing that on?) does not represent the opinion of all Highlanders. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Strolling success

A piece of heaven. That’s an accurate way to describe Bath County, and it’s what a couple of hikers called our area as they passed through recently. More...

Pictorial

Can there be anything more fun for high school boys (and some girls!) than tinkering with engines? More...

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

Life is how you look at it ...

Is this an incredible UFO sighting caught on film? That’s usually the first impression this photograph causes when it is presented upside-down. More...



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