June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Road race rankles

MONTEREY — About $3 million in luxury muscle machines sped through Highland Sunday during an event thought to be “the Bullrun” — a rich man’s, or woman’s, luxury road race and high-class social affair. More...

Bath school employees land $750 bonuses

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County school employees will have a little extra money to spend this summer. The Bath County School Board voted Monday to give a $750 bonus to all full-time employees. More...

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Kari Sponaugle, right, sold out of strawberries in short order on the opening day of the Highland County Farmers’ Market. More...

Public weighs in on comprehensive plan

HOT SPRINGS — Bath is one of only three counties in Virginia without a traffic light (Charlotte and Mathews are the other two), and residents who spoke at public input sessions on the county’s comprehensive plan revision want to keep it t More...

Highland student attends leadership seminar

HARRISONBURG — Ian Adams, sophomore at Highland High School, was selected by his school to participate in a leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experience at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar May 31-June More...

In brief ...

Highland Board of Supervisors

• After recapping his office’s activitiesfor May, Sheriff Tim Duff told Highlandsupervisors Tuesday about plansfor offering concealed weapons More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, June 11 — 7 p.m.Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 More...

Photos

The season opener for the “ Breakout at the Jailhouse” lawn party at the Highland Sheriff’s Office last Friday entertained a largerthan expected audience. More...

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Bath County General Registrar, Charles Garratt, demonstrates setting up electronic poll books to officers of election during a recent training session. More...

Forest service offers fee-free day

ROANOKE — The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is offering a fee-free day on June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active, outdoor fun. More...

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A Brick Dedication Ceremony was held May 27 at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, in the Blue Star Family Memorial Garden. Bricks were placed in honor of members of the U.S. More...

Center gets grant for kitchen

MONTEREY — The Highland Center is one of 11 projects in 31 localities receiving grants for agri-business planning and developing. Gov. More...

Special Sections

Schools

BCHS seniors garner scholarships, awards

WARM SPRINGS – It was a grand night for recognition of diligence, hard work and academic excellence last Thursday, when the Bath County High School Class of 2013 took home $88,550 in scholarships. More...

Congratulations, HHS Class of 2013

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In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Several employees wererecognized Monday for years ofservice milestones. David Watkinshas been with the school system for40 years, Sue Hirsh, Willie Jenkins More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • May 26 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts, Sheriff Robert Plecker, and Virginia State Police responded to a report of a missing individual. More...

Early Files

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Jim ‘Jimmy’ Brinkley (second from left) is pictured in this 1957 photo following his win of the 1957 Caddy’s Tournament sponsored by The Homestead. More...

Supervisor disagreement may force legal process

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 20, 1967 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

JUNE 2, 1988

• A wave of letter protesting the resignation of Highland County Schools’ music teacher Marvin Luckett has reached the desks of superintendent Jack Gold and the members of the Highland County School Board. More...

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Afton Mountain alert for Saturday  Free Access 

DETOUR ESTABLISHED FOR RT. 250 AT AFTON MOUNTAINRoad will be closed for several hours due to police investigation More...

BCHS graduates 58

WARM SPRINGS – Fifty-eight exuberant seniors tossed their caps in the air Friday night, after a 45-minute graduation ceremony at Bath County High School. More...

Woman injured in accident

HOT SPRINGS — A Hot Springs woman was in intensive care following a single-car accident in Bath at 5:55 p.m. Monday, June 3. More...

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Millboro Ruritan member Naomi McCray admires the new quilt donated to the club by Cindy Martin. More...

Professional staff appointed

HOT SPRINGS — At its meeting Monday, the Bath County School Board appointed licensed professional staff for 2013-14. Appointed as administrators were Les Balgavy, Jane Hall, Allison Hicklin, Paul Lancaster and Sarah Rowe. More...

Mountain Hideaway changes ownership

MONTEREY — June 2 was the final day of operation of Mountain Hideaway Restaurant and Tavern by its original owner. More...

Bike’s world record attempt under way  Free Access 

MONTEREY — High heat. Hard rain. About 2,500 miles. In under four days. Traveling only two hours at a time. On a motorcyle. Who’s up for that? More...

Engagement

Myers-Heatwole

McDOWELL — Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Myers of Adel, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheri Myers, to Timothy Heatwole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Heatwole of McDowell. An Aug. More...

Library Notes

• We are pleased to announce a new service being offered to our patrons thanks to the Library of Virginia. You can now read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet, or mobile device using the free Zinio Reader app. More...

MCT holding auditions

HOT SPRINGS — An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre original musical adaptation of The Secret Garden, Monday, June 24 at Bath County High School auditorium beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Medical transportation available for Highland/Bath residents

MONTEREY — Valley Program for Aging Services is offering medical transportation services for Highland and Bath County senior residents ages 60 and older. More...

Manchin, DOD leadership work to find new mission for Sugar Grove Navy Base

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After several delays due to inclement weather, U.S. More...

Obituaries

DR. CHARLES GREGORY HOGSHEAD

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Dr. Charles Gregory Hogshead, 30, of St. Paul, and formerly of Matthews, N.C., passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013. He was born on Jan. 12, 1983, and is the son of George and Kathy Hogshead of McDowell. More...

TEDDY J. WOODZELL

HOT SPIRNGS — Teddy J. Woodzell Sr., 74, died Monday, June 3, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 9, 1938 in Bath County, a son of the late Herman Woodzell and Elsie Griffin Woodzell. Mr. More...

LILLIE T. MCELWEE

HOT SPRINGS — Lillie T. McElwee, 85, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Clifton Forge. She was born April 8, 1928 in Bath County, the daughter of the late Walter Lee Thomas and Mary Jane Kincaid. More...

Sports

Bath tennis falls in Regional tournament

RADFORD — The Bath County tennis season came to a close last Wednesday in the semifinal round of the Region C tournament. The Chargers faced George Wythe and fell 5-3. More...

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Silas Miller, 9, caught this 21-inch trout recently while fishing at Douthat State Park. The fish weighed three pounds, 12 ounces and was 13 inches around. More...

Mickelson to return to Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — With the 2013 Greenbrier Classic less than a month away, the tournament field is taking shape. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Slow down, way down

When some drivers “visited” our area Sunday, a few of them gave the whole group a bad rap. We enjoy seeing fancy sports cars as much as anyone, but this was unnerving. More...

Pictorial

About 350 folks in this area, plus hundreds more elsewhere, stayed glued to their social network sites this week as Moto Electra Racing hit the highways — an attempt to set a world record by cr More...

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

Love is in the air ...

Nothing quite catches your attention in the springtime like the alluring fragrance of a newly-blossomed lilac bush on a dewy morning. More...


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