May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Route 614 to close next week  Free Access 

Route 614, Cowpasture River Road, will be closed this week for repairs due to road erosion on the cliff just north of Route 613, Southall Road. The erosion was caused by last week's heavy rain. More...

County aids unclaimed assets hunt

MONTEREY — Last Wednesday, Highland supervisors learned about a proposal by the Virginia Department of the Treasury to set up a table during the county fair and help the public retrieve unclaimed property. More...

Monterey town budget irks council members

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, town council members Ronald Wimer and Jay Garber expressed frustration over improper formatting and lack of detail in the fiscal 2014 town budget draft. More...

In brief

Monterey Town Council

• At their meeting last Thursday,Monterey Town Council memberswere encouraged to attend thesupervisors’ work session May 15.Topics may include a proposed 2 More...

‘Red Feather Ladies’ delight audience

WARM SPRINGS – The Fancy Frills Tea Room was a festive scene of thrills, spills and fury last weekend. More...

A perfect finish

Tom Divilio of Easton, Md., applies a shellac finish to a leg of his federalstyle breakfast table, made of mahogany with holly inlays. More...

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From as far away as Osaka and as near as Charlottesville, 10 young men and women arrived in Highland County last week to attend the Allegheny Mountain School, now in its third year. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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The cafeteria staff at Valley Elementary School took time out from their busy Tuesday morning to be recognized for School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week, May 6-10. More...

In brief

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting at Valley ElementarySchool Tuesday, the Bath schoolboard recognized students whoparticipated in the Virginia School More...

Honor Roll

Millboro Elementary School WARM SPRINGS — Allison Hicklin, principal at Millboro Elementary School, has announced the honor roll students for the third weeks of the 2012-13 school year. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Bath County THURSDAYS• Mother Goose for children age 8 months to 3 1/2 years,Bath County Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Rhymes, songs, funactivities, snacks. (540) 839-7286. More...

Home & Property

Keeping it clean

Russ Woodzell of Jack’s Trash Services helped Millboro Elementary Students learn about the importance of keeping Bath County clean and free of litter during his recent visit. More...

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An Open House and Community Day will be held at Ingalls Field Sunday, May 19 from 1-3 p.m. to welcome the U.S. Navy as it prepares for testing exercises. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsCourthouse – Room 115Tuesday, May 14, 2013 – 7 p.m. More...

Early Files

Blue Grass Post Office unique

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 26, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was publisher and Claudia Anne Campbell was associate publisher. More...

25 years ago

MAY 5, 1988

• Ground was broken Saturday at the Millboro Industrial Park’s first building site, the initial step toward the realization of a dream conceived and developed nine years ago by the Bath County Board of Supervisors. More...

50 years ago

MAY 2, 1963

• Miss Doris Harper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Harper of Franklin Road, Monterey, has been named valedictorian of the 1963 graduating class at Monterey High School. Principal James W. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Nosey, or attentive?

How do you know when to mind your own business? Like others nationwide, we have followed the breaking story this week of three young women rescued in Cleveland from a man or men who had abducted them a decade or more ago. More...

Pictorial

When you look at these bright children, you see the future. More...

Breaking News - 5/14/2013 2:21 PM

220 now open between Hot Springs and Covington  Free Access 

HOT SPRINGS – Delays, detours and inconvenience ruled the road between Hot Springs and Covington last week.A fierce thunderstorm last Tuesday night caused flooding in some areas, which created a “drainage issue” on U.S. More...

Breaking News - 5/14/2013 11:16 AM

Special service for officers planned Sunday  Free Access 

SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION SERVICETO BE HOSTED AT MCDOWELL PRESYTERIAN CHURCHMcDOWELL — This Sunday, May 19 at 11:15 a.m. More...

Vaus, Hise rise to top

Best of the best at HHS

MONTEREY — Highland High School has announced the Class of 2013 valedictorian and salutatorian. Jonathan David Vaus, 17, is the valedictorian. He is the son of Will and Becky Vaus of Monterey. More...

Piano recital set for Sunday, Mother’s Day

MONTEREY — Looking for a special time with Mom this weekend? Look no further. The piano students of Gerald Waggoner will fill the sanctuary with music Sunday afternoon at Highland Baptist Church. More...

Spending plan down 19.5%

MONTEREY — The Town of Monterey has proposed total expenses of $426,304 for its budget, down about 17 percent from $512,517 budgeted for the current year. More...

Library notes

• Highland County Public Library has recently installed a new emergency building generator. It was purchased thanks to a generous gift from a single donor. The generator will allow the library to be a comfort station during power outages. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisorsapproved a VDOT plan for the secondaryroad construction program and a$396,000 budget for 2014 through More...

Photos

Above, Kay Simmons looked at a wide selection of hanging baskets May 1, the opening day of business at the Thrive Farm greenhouse in Monterey. “I like it a lot,” she said. More...

Augusta records saved

STAUNTON — “Exploration of the Augusta County Chancery Records: A Local, State, and National Treasure” will be presented by Carl Childs, Library of Virginia local records services director, and Vincent Brooks, senior local records a More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 5/14/2013 12:13 PM

MARTHA COMBS  Free Access 

RICHMOND — Martha J. Combs, 78, of 102 N. Chatham Drive, Richmond, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her residence.She was born Sept. 11, 1934 in Alleghany County, the daughter of the late Robert D. Pritt and Ella May Pritt. More...

JANET MARIE MARSHALL

MUSTOE — Janet Marie Marshall, 75, of Mustoe, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at her home. She was born March 25, 1938 in Clifton Forge, a daughter of the late Russell Glenn and Janet Lillian Gutshall Corbett. More...

KELLEY WILLIAM MULLENAX

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Kelley William Mullenax, 75, of Franklin, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at his home. He was born Sept. 23, 1937, a son of the late John William and Dolf Waybright Mullenax. More...

Sports

Chargers outlasted

HOT SPRINGS — Covington scored four runs in the top of the ninth to take a 7-3, extra-inning win over Bath County last Friday. The contest was close throughout, and after five innings the game was tied, 3-3. More...

Bath girls make their hits count

HOT SPRINGS — A few well-timed hits can make all the difference, and the Bath County softball team proved that on Friday against Covington. Bath had only six hits, but made them count in a 9-4 victory. More...

Rams run at James River

BUCHANAN — Coming off a great showing at the first Pioneer District track meet at Parry McCluer, Highland continued to impress at the James River meet. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 19 — Sergeant Jeff Grimm responded to a report of suspicious person at a residence on Mill Creek Road. • April 28 — Deputy Michael Colaw checked on an abandoned vehicle in Millboro. More...

Letters

Appreciation for the ‘greatest generation’

Editor, The Recorder, “The past is never dead. It is not even past.” I think of William Faulkner’s words when I think of men like Mutt Cauley and Richard Durham and Hunter Hepler and Jim Tennant. More...

Bath residents concerned about deputy’s response

Editor, The Recorder, As a fairly new resident of Millboro and as an online subscriber to The Recorder, we wanted to apprise you of an event that occurred at our home on Friday, April 19. More...

Valley players’ show a real treat, ‘slice of life’

Editor, The Recorder, Special thanks to the Mountain Valley Players for yet another afternoon of laughter and anticipation — dress them up, give them a stage, they will captivate all within earshot. More...


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