April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

County mulls school cuts, hike in taxes

MONTEREY — Supervisors are urging school budget cuts to help hold the line on a potential real estate tax increase.  During a budget work session Tuesday, county administrator Roberta Lambert reported the school board office told her schoo More...

Budget includes personal property hike

48-cent real estate rate to remain unchanged in spending plan

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County’s personal property tax rate, by far the lowest in Virginia, is set to increase under the proposed 2014-15 county budget.  The rate is now 35 cents per $100 of assessed value for personal property. More...

Was vote illegal?

Board discusses appointment policy

WARM SPRINGS — The appointment of a Warm Springs District representative on the Bath County Planning Commission again caused controversy this week.  John Loeffler was appointed to the planning commission in February to fill the unexpired t More...

Council sends tourism tax hike to county

MONTEREY — The Highland County Tourism Council voted April 8 to recommend county supervisors increase the lodging tax to 5 percent, the maximum limit as recently approved by the General Assembly, effective July 1.  More...

Easter pageant held April 16

McDOWELL — The Methodist churches in eastern Highland are gearing up for their Easter pageant, which will be held at the Stonewall Ruritan Building in McDowell on Wednesday April 16, at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Governor continues task force on mental health services

RICHMOND — Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an order this week to continue the Governor’s Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response.  More...

Take action now to protect your health

MONTEREY — Medicare pays for many preventive services in order to aid people in staying healthy.  More...

Hospital to join in National Healthcare Decision Day

LOW MOOR — LewisGale Hospital Alleghany will participate in National Healthcare Decision Day on Wednesday, April 16 to help individuals make sure their health care wishes are known in the event they are unable to speak for themselves.  More...

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James Clinton Newman Jr., USMC, graduated FRO OCS training in Quantico on March 14. He is the great-grandson of the late Raleigh C. Newman and the grandson of the late Curtis W. More...

Jam sessions set at McAllister’s Store

HOT SPRINGS — The newest Relay for Life team in Bath County, Pickin’-n- Grinnin’ for a Cure, has scheduled several jam sessions at McAllister’s Store in Hot Springs.  These sessions are scheduled for every fourth Friday, More...

Special Sections

Schools

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The National Honor Society Chapter at Highland High School tapped five new members April 11. From left, new members include Grace Blanchard, Logan Adams, Cesar Ruiz, Emily Kimble and Chelsey Isles. More...

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Millboro Elementary School students raised $760 for the American Cancer Society’s “Coins for A Cure.” Students enjoyed popcorn for meeting the first goal, and a day of free time in More...

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The seventh grade at Valley Elementary School recently learned more about Bath County’s local government through a presentation by board of supervisors member Claire Collins. More...

Home & Property

‘Becoming a Market Vendor 101’ set at Highland Center

MONTEREY — Have you been to the Highland Farmers’ Market and ever thought, “I could do that?” Have you seen the vendors and customers, the selection of local meat, produce, baked goods and more and thought you might have somet More...

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A school greenhouse open house is scheduled — it’s been a long time in the making but the Highland High School greenhouse renovations are finally finished. More...

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Jean and Dirk Moor of Linville were the winners of the Second Wind basket that was raffled during Maple Festival. The Moors were amazed at the Highland County products included in the basket. More...

Letters

Nebraska class seeks Highland’s support

Editor, The Recorder,  We need your help! We are the Anselmo-Merna fourth grade class. The kids in our class are nine or 10 years old. Our home is in Custer County, which is in rural central Nebraska. More...

More appreciation expressed for hospital

Editor, The Recorder,  Bring it home! I just want to follow up on Ms. More...

Wine shop manager says good-bye, and thank you

Editor, The Recorder,  With great sadness, the owners of the Wine Shop at Hot Springs have announced they are closing the store on April 15.   More...

Breaking News - 4/10/2014 12:17 PM

Information sought on suspicious fire  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police are asking for the public's help in regards to a fire Wednesday night.The fire burned an abandoned structure at 77 Thomastown Road. More...

Rare quilts, textiles found in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – “An extraordinary discovery of national significance” has come to light, right here in Bath County.  More...

Recorder writers honored by VPA

RICHMOND — All four Recorder staff writers were recognized with awards Saturday at the Virginia Press Association annual conference.  Highland news editor John Bruce received three awards, including a first place in the feature writing por More...

Emergency operations plan adopted in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Many months of work by the Bath County Local Emergency Planning Committee and county officials came to fruition Tuesday when the board of supervisors adopted the county’s emergency operations plan.  More...

Monterey adopts backflow measure

MONTEREY — The town council voted April 1 to approve and adopt as presented an updated cross-connection and backflow prevention program plan and ordinance.  No comments were made during a public hearing on the matter.  The council las More...

In Brief

Bath and Highland supervisors

• On staff recommendation, Highland supervisors voted to opt out of stormwater management local control and let the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality manage the one project per year anticipated in Highland that would require permittin More...

Blue Grass Ruritan Club to sponsor Palm Sunday dinner

BLUE GRASS — The Blue Grass Ruritan Club has announced it will sponsor this year’s community Palm Sunday dinner on Sunday, April 13, beginning at noon. More...

Bath chamber sets appreciation dinner

HOT SPRINGS — The Omni Homestead Resort and Spa has been named Business of the Year and will be honored at the Fifth Annual Bath County Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Dinner slated for Saturday, April 26 in Herter Hall at Garth Newel Music Ce More...

Lineman’s Rodeo hosted 125

MILLBORO — Mike Smith, IT manager for BARC Electric Cooperative, served as judge for the 12th annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo, held April 4-5 at Caroline County Agricultural Fairgrounds near Ruther Glen.  There, he helped evaluate m More...

SVEC warns of scam

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Obituaries

LORA F. LOWRY

MONTEREY — Lora F. Lowry, 65, of Monterey, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Bath Community Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  She was born April 9, 1948 in Sonora, Calif., to the late James H. More...

MARGARET LOUSIE CORBETT

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Margaret Louise Corbett formerly of Haslett, Mich., passed away in New Port Richey on March 1, 2014 at the age of 88.  Mrs. More...

ROY KENNETH CAULEY

MOUNT SIDNEY — Roy Kenneth Cauley, 85, of 39 Roller Avenue, Mount Sidney, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 his residence.  He was born Feb. More...

Sports

Chargers, Rams battle to draw

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ soccer team hosted the Highland Rams last Thursday. More...

Late comeback not enough

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County softball team mounted a late comeback against Pendleton last Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Wildcats’ lead and they fell short 15-9.  More...

Pendleton routs Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County baseball team took a disappointing 12-1 home loss to Pendleton last Wednesday.  The Wildcats took control early, scoring twice in the first. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • March 30 — Deputy James Rexrode conducted a well-being check in Ashwood.  • March 30 — Deputy James Bryan IV responded to a report of stolen items in Mitchelltown.  • March 31 — Rexrode r More...

Early Files

Joint jail is backed

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 8, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr., was editor and publisher.   More...

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This Recorder file photo from Feb. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 2, 1964

• Mrs. Mary Shultz of Monterey received word yesterday from her daughter, Miss Ulreca G. More...


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