May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Bath budget hearing draws no comment

WARM SPRINGS — Citizens had nothing to say during a public hearing on Bath County’s proposed 2013-14 budget of about $22 million Tuesday. More...

Six-year highway plan approved

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors approved the sixyear secondary road plan for the county Tuesday. Projects in the plan include: More...

Field Day set for May 22

MILL GAP — Virginia Cooperative Extension will host its spring field day on Wednesday, May 22 in conjunction with the Highland-Bath Cattle Association annual meeting. More...

EDA to host beef meeting

MONTEREY — The Highland Economic Development Authority has announced a special meeting marketing Highland beef at 7 p.m., May 20, in The Highland Center cafeteria. More...

Sheriff’s office gets training

MONTEREY — Sheriff Tim Duff and Deputy John Wright attended “Man- Hunter” training last week in Covington. More...

U.S. 220 now open between Hot Springs, Covington

HOT SPRINGS – Delays, detours and inconvenience ruled the road between Hot Springs and Covington last week. A fierce thunderstorm last Tuesday night, followed by more rain Wednesday, caused flooding in some areas. More...

McCaig to speak in Lexington

LEXINGTON — The Friends of the Rockbridge Regional Library will sponsor “An Evening with Donald McCaig,” on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Piovano Room of the Rockbridge Regional Library, 138 South Main Street, Lexington. More...

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A large crowd attended the CD Launch by Alexa Rose at the first Open Mic OnStage Coffee House event at the Masonic Amphitheatre. More...

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It was too soon to tell Tuesday how these apple blossoms in Monterey fared during a freeze earlier that morning. More...

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Cattle rest in the spring-time sunshine at Possum Trot. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

BARC recognized for commitment to safety

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative was recently recognized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) for its ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace, and in providing electric service to its member-owners. More...

BCHS grad is Heritage High Teacher of the Year

NEWPORT NEWS — Bath County High School graduate Jamie Plecker has been named Teacher of the Year at Heritage High School. More...

Hurricane sales tax holiday set for May 25-31

RICHMOND — Virginia is once again giving consumers a break on sales tax for certain items in preparation for hurricane season. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that from May 25-31 is Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. More...

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Chris Campbell of Churchville recently found these mushrooms in McDowell while hunting with his family. More...

Scholarships available for non-traditional students

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation has scholarships available for non-traditional students who wish to pursue an associate degree or other program of study at DSLCC. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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The National Honor Society chapter at Highland High School welcomed two new members, who were tapped last Friday — Samantha Blagg and Ian Adams, both sophomores. More...

In brief ...

Highland School Board

• At the Highland school boardmeeting Monday, Steve Troxell,director of the Shenandoah ValleyHead Start program, presentedexecutive director Mary Stephenson More...

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Highland Elementary April Good Citizens were: Eli Moore, Kindergarten; (back row) Cam Williams, first grade; Damiaen Mullenax, fifth grade; Colton Williams, second grade; Laura Warf, fourth grade; an More...

Home & Property

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This tributary of the Potomac River in northern Highland appeared close to normal levels before days of drenching rain last week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Letters

Augusta’s online records a welcome resource

Editor, The Recorder, Congratulations to John B. Davis, Augusta County Clerk of the Circuit Court, for the completion of the monumental project that preserves and digitizes the pre-1913 Augusta County Chancery records! More...

HMC appreciates support for health fair

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Bath needs better advice on tree maintenance

Editor, The Recorder, The Bath County Courthouse has acquired a new look. The larger trees surrounding the courthouse have been severely pruned using a generally discredited process known as “topping.” More...

County nurse gets statewide recognition

MONTEREY — Highland public health nurse Cathy Halterman was three when her grandmother gave her a toy nursing kit. More...

Bath Community Hospital names new CEO

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital today announced that its board of directors has named Jason Paret as CEOelect to replace Debbie Lipes, who will continue to serve with the hospital while undergoing treatment for cancer. More...

In brief ...

Bath Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bathboard of supervisors approveda resolution of support for theMillboro Volunteer Fire Department.The department needed the More...

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Highland Emergency Planning Committee

• After a month off, Highland’s LocalEmergency Planning Committee heardreports May 9 about advances in thecounty’s emergency preparedness. More...

Police seek suspected Alleghany murderer

COVINGTON – The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a man suspected in the murder of his wife. A warrant has been issued for Adan “Manuel” Rodriguez, 29. More...

Special church service slated for law enforcement officers

McDOWELL — This Sunday, May 19 at 11:15 a.m. there will be a very special service honoring all law enforcement men and women at the McDowell Presbyterian Church in McDowell. More...

HTC announces fiber installation project

MONTEREY — At its annual meeting May 10, Highland Telephone Cooperative announced plans to place fiber optic Internet lines in the Monterey area next year. More...

Orchestra plays at GN Sunday

HOT SPRINGS — The Allegheny Mountain String Project will present its spring performance at Garth Newel Music Center, Hot Springs, on Sunday, May19 at 3 p.m. No advance reservations are required, and admission is free. More...

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Kindergartner Evan Kimble (left) wielded a shovel to help dig up the earth during the groundbreaking May 9 for new raised vegetable beds behind Highland Elementary School. More...

Piano students lauded for recital performances

MONTEREY — The sanctuary exploded in music Sunday as 18 piano students of all ages were greeted with hearty applause. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a Third Thursday networking event at Bacova Properties in Hot Springs April 18. Jo Windham of Vine Cottage Inn won the door prize. More...

Delegate Bell appointment to Education Conference Institute

STAUNTON – Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell has been chosen by the Speaker of the House of Delegates to represent the commonwealth at the Southern Regional Education Board’s Annual Legislative Work Conference. More...

NRCS honors volunteers

VERONA — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is celebrating National Volunteer Week by thanking current Earth Team volunteers for their service and inviting all Virginians to reap the rewards of this great opportunity to make la More...

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The Bath Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 10th anniversary of Business Professional Administration Appreciation Day at Country Café in Hot Springs Wednesday, April 24. More...

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Five of 37 nursing graduates honored during the annual pinning ceremony held on the Dabney S. More...

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Dabney S. Lancaster Community College President Dr. More...

Obituaries

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Everett Winston MarshallMUSTOE — Everett Winston Marshall, 77, of Mustoe, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1936 in Blue Grass, a son of the late James Newman and Geneva Mae Wil More...

MARTHA J. COMBS

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...

Sports

Bath netters sweep Blues

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County tennis team made a clean sweep of its first district match of the season, defeating the Parry McCluer Blues 9-0 Monday afternoon. More...

Parry McCluer shuts out Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ soccer team dropped to 1-2-1 in the Pioneer district following a 2-0 loss to Parry McCluer last Thursday. More...

4 Rams headed to regionals

COVINGTON — Samantha Blagg, Chelsey Isles, Rebecca Landrum and Calvin Ralston are headed to the Region C track meet after their performances in the Pioneer District championship meet Tuesday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • May 5 —Deputy Cody Smith responded to a report of an accident involving a deer on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Early Files

Home from the Gulf: Hero’s welcome for local sailor

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 5, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Claudia Anne Campbell was associate publisher. More...

25 years ago

MAY 12, 1988

• Bath County High School has announced its selection of the 1988 Valedictorian and Salutatorian for this year’s graduating class. The top graduate is David Pritt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert E. Pritt of Millboro. More...

50 years ago

MAY 9, 1963

• The Highland County School Board announced Monday that James W. Moon, now principal of the combination high school and elementary school at Monterey, will be the principal of the new Highland High School, presently under construction. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Citizenry needs to stay in tune

Budgets can be a dry, tough subject for most of us. More...

Pictorial

Steve Troxell of the Shenandoah Valley Consortium in Augusta recognized Mary Stephenson’s contributions to the Head Start program during this week’s meeting of the Highland County Board o More...

If I were the U.S. President …

Say What?

I’m sure everyone has, at some point, considered what they would do if they were President of the United States. I certainly have. I think it’s human nature to think we can do the job better than the one doing it. More...


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