June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Teacher looks back on 30-year career in school

DOE HILL – Sitting on her front porch overlooking halcyon pastures at the foot of Bullpasture Mountain, Ginny Neil contemplated her retirement June 20, after 30 years of teaching in Highland County Public Schools. More...

Brush spraying schedule announced for Highland

STAUNTON —The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Lexington Residency Office has announced its schedule for the application of Krenite S for brush control in Highland County this year. More...

Arts council to host Artists’ Weekend

MONTEREY — The Highland County Arts Council will host 22 artists June 28- 30 for the sixth annual Artists’ Weekend. More...

Artist studios, home occupations approved

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors approve zoning ordinance amendments concerning artist studios, home occupations and tourist homes following public hearings last Wednesday. More...

Highland Relay for Life raises over $14K

The Highland County chapter of the American Cancer Society announced more than $14,000 was raised after its annual Relay for Life at the fairgrounds Saturday. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Last Wednesday, Highlandsupervisors approved an agreementwith Engineering Concepts forservices related to the recreationalaccess road projects between More...

Photo

More than 20 youngsters will spend an exciting week rehearsing for the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “The Secret Garden.” MCT directors Tanya Henderson and Stephanie Wal More...

‘Dinosaur’s Rock’ comes to BCHS

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will sponsor a special, free program this summer. More...

Great Eastern Trail information session planned

WARM SPRINGS — Want to learn more about plans for the Great Eastern Trail in Bath County? Then come to the Old Dairy Tuesday at 7 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School staff approved

WARM SPRINGS — At its close out meeting Monday, the Bath County School Board appointed classified staff for the 2013-14 school year: • Secretaries Donna Campagna, Patsy Chestnut, Sharon Fry, Katie Keyser, Selena Lacks, Lucy McCune, Susan M More...

VES principal resigns

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board accepted the resignation of Valley Elementary School principal Les Balgavy Monday morning. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its close-out meeting Monday,the Bath school board appointedGlenda Myers as Bath CountyHigh School nurse and authorizedsuperintendent Sue Hirsh to offer More...

Home & Property

Offices to remain in courthouse

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County offices of Virginia Cooperative Extension and Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District will be moving, but not all the way to Millboro. Instead, they’ll only be relocated down two flights of stairs. More...

Students still fund-raising for camp

HOT SPRINGS — Local string students from the Allegheny Mountain String Project will perform at the Bath County Farmers’ Market in downtown Hot Springs this Saturday, June 29, between 10 a.m. and noon. More...

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MeadWestvaco’s Allegheny Highlands operation recently presented a donation to the Second Annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival and barbecue competition, which will be held on Main Street in C More...

Letters

Cooling help available for elderly in need

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Trincas applauded for saving landmark

Editor, The Recorder, I was pleased to see in last week’s Recorder, the story “Springhouse Antiques Now Open,” by Mike Bollinger. More...

Opinions & Commentary

County did its ‘home’ work

If you earn income working from home, you might soon breathe a little easier. More...

Pictorial

Disaster recovery expert John Simmons of Blue Grass made a lot of sense about ways to deal with government entities after a disaster when Highland’s Local Emergency Planning Committee was react More...

Budget set; no rise in taxes

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — July 1 is the fiscal “new year” for the county. Like many businesses, the county begins and ends its year on a fiscal year (rather than a calendar year) and Bath’s fiscal year is from July 1-June 30. More...

Breaking News - 7/3/2013 9:20 AM

Highland School Board meeting rescheduled  Free Access 

The Highland County Public School Board regular meeting scheduled for Monday, July 8 has been reschedul More...

Treasures saved from stables

HOT SPRINGS – Those fortunate enough to get the channel and know to watch it saw a fascinating show Saturday night. More...

Bath schools meal prices to rise

WARM SPRINGS — Students in Bath County Public Schools will pay a little more for full-price lunches during the upcoming school year. More...

Clarification

It was not reported in last week’s story regarding Jay Batley’s conviction of one felony count of embezzlement that Batley had previously made restitution of a substantial amount of the embezzled money prior to trial. More...

Planners continue comprehensive plan revision

WARM SPRINGS — Two recent sessions on revsing the comprehensive plan were helpful, said planning director Sherry Ryder Monday to the Bath County Planning Commission. “Those were good meetings with good suggestions,” she said. More...

Photos

Cattle feed on pasture grasses in eastern Highland. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Bath art show seeks entries

ASHWOOD – The 49th annual Bath County Art Show is slated for Saturday, July 20 through Sunday, July 28 at Valley Elementary School. More...

Fiddlers crowd grew this year

MONTEREY — Close to 150 old-time musicians picked, strummed and sang the weekend of June 14-16 to an appreciative crowd for the second annual Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention. More...

Supervisors close out FY

MONTEREY — At its annual close-out meeting Tuesday, the Highland County Board of Supervisors voted, following a public hearing, to approve an amended 2013 budget; it was adjusted by making two revisions to revenue and two to expenses, on staff More...

In brief ...

Bath Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bathboard of supervisors unanimouslyimplemented a new travelreimbursement policy effective July1. The policy, to include supervisors More...

Blue Grass Parade, Ruritan Lawn Party honor the 4th

BLUE GRASS — Independence Day is a week away and the Blue Grass Ruritans are busy gearing up for this year’s parade and lawn party. More...

Obituaries

LLOYD RAY REXRODE JR.

STAUNTON — Lloyd Ray Rexrode Jr., 74, of Staunton, died Monday, June 24, 2013 in the University of Virginia Hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1938 in Cave, W.Va., he was a son of Lloyd R. Sr. and Beulah May Arbogast Rexrode. More...

CLARENCE HARINGTON SHAFFIER

LANSING, Mich. — Clarence Harington Shaffier of Lansing, went home to be with the Lord May 29, 2013, at the age of 86. He was born March 1927 in Hot Springs, Va., to James and Lucy Shaffier. He later moved to Michigan, retired from U.S. More...

JAMES EDWARD SHAFFIER

LANSING, Mich. — James Edward Shaffier of Lansing passed away at the age of 59, on Thursday, June 6, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 19, 1953 to Clarence and Gladys Brinkley Shaffier in Lansing. More...

Sports

Salem man wins Moomaw Madness

LAKE MOOMAW — For the 10th year in a row, madness came to Bath County. More...

Football club gets underway

HOT SPRINGS — The groundwork has been laid for a new Bath County football booster club. More...

Pigskin Report

SAN DIEGO — Former Bath County High School football standout John Phillips is getting set for his fifth year in the National Football League. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 16 — Deputy James Rexrode assisted Virginia State Police with a motor vehicle accident on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Early Files

Photo

Matthew Brady, left, is pictured in this Recorder April 8, 1982 file photo after he won the award for Outstanding Craftsman at the Pinewood Derby contest conducted by the Bath County Cub Scouts. More...

Stork catches up with couple

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 23, 1969 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

JUNE 23, 1988

• A civil suit seeking damages in the amount of $600,000 has been filed against Bath County supervisor Stuart Hall by Clay Shelton, operator, manager and part owner of radio station WWES, and his attorney Bill Parks. More...


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