May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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On April 24, members of Highland High School’s National Honor Society visited with Highland Senior citizens’ Golden Oldies. More...

Greenhouse to open by fall

MONTEREY — Brittany Whitelaw is teaming up with Bill Pruett of Charlottesville to open a new year-round, retailwholesale greenhouse business on the outskirts of town.  More...

More plan work ahead for Bath County planners

WARM SPRINGS — Over the next two weeks, Bath County Planning Commission members will be doing homework.  “The majority of what you deal with will fall under land use,” chairman Mike Grist told planners. More...

Chronic disease workshops on tap

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, Highland Senior Services Local Council chair John Deehan introduced Joyce Nussbaum, chronic disease self-management education programs coordinator with VPAS, to the council.  More...

Malcolm, Shelton capture Bath crowns

WARM SPRINGS – Lindsay Malcolm is Miss Bath County 2014, and Skylar Shelton wears the Junior Miss Bath County crown.  “Community Heroes” was the theme of the annual pageant, sponsored by the Bath Highlands Lioness Lions Club, a More...

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“Bull in a China Shop,” at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs Friday through Sunday, features these Mountain Valley Players. More...

Accovac announces schedule

MILLBORO — Camp Accovac will have a work day Saturday, May 10 starting with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. More...

VCE honors Centennial Celebration Week

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension of Highland and Bath is part of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System that is a partnership of federal, state and local governments and Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, the state&rsquo More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, May 6 — Millboro Elementary School Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. — Regular meeting 7 p.m.   More...

Lane back in Highland schools

MONTEREY — Gary Lane of Churchville returned to Highland County schools March 24 as director of technology, director of testing and technology integration teacher.  He worked for the school system as administrative IT coordinator from 2005 More...

Bath FCCLA members attend state conference

VIRGINIA BEACH — Members of the Bath County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America participated in a weekend leadership training conference April 4-6.  More...

Home & Property

Plecker is new chamber director

HOT SPRINGS —The Bath County Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Emily Plecker to the chamber’s executive director position.  Introduced to the membership last Saturday at the chamber’s annual Appreciation Dinn More...

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Highland Elementary School third graders recently traveled to Monticello, home of our third president, Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Appreciation Dinner Saturday night at Garth Newel Music Center with about 120 attending. More...

Opinions & Commentary

New day, new vote

It’s that time again when Monterey voters take to the polls to elect or re-elect leaders to carry the town forward.  But this year — for the first time in the town’s history, we think — there is a genuine contest for the More...

Pictorial

Dr. James DeBoe performed peripheral arterial disease screenings during the Highland Medical Center Health Fair, April 22- 24. More...

‘Gate Girl’ a favorite farming role

The Singing Farmwife

McDOWELL — The first sign of spring is the peepers singing love songs from every puddle. They are followed by the redwinged blackbirds warbling their mating calls in the marshes. Even the skunks are out courting. More...

Citizens oppose tax hike

WARM SPRINGS — The idea of a proposed increase in personal property taxes was met with a resounding “no” Tuesday at a public hearing on the 2014-15 Bath County budget.  Now at 35 cents per $100 of assessed value, the proposed 2 More...

Highland schools hire new superintendent

MONTEREY — Friday, the Highland school board hired Dr. Thomas J. Schott as superintendent effective July 1.  He succeeds Dr. More...

Moonshiner sentenced

WARM SPRINGS – A man accused of making moonshine at home pleaded guilty last Friday.  The four original charges – two felonies and two misdemeanors — were reduced to three misdemeanors in a plea bargain before trial.  More...

Town elections held Tuesday

MONTEREY — For the first time in town history, the seat for mayor of Monterey is contested, with two candidates registered — incumbent Janice Warner and Rich Holman.  More...

Thrive sets grand opening May 3 under new management

MONTEREY – Owner Kevin Thornsbury has announced that Thrive Farm is opening under new management.  A grand opening celebration is set for Saturday, May 3 on the farm, on U.S. 250 at the town’s eastern limits. More...

Deeds memorial blood drive is May 17

MILLBORO — The Austin “Gus” Deeds memorial blood drive will be offering something new for the Millboro area. The drive is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  More...

Textile talk attracts crowd

WARM SPRINGS – “This is probably the best story I’ve ever told.”  An avid and attentive crowd turned out at Mount Pisgah Church Sunday afternoon to hear what Appalachian textile expert Kathleen Curtis Wilson had to say ab More...

Highland set to OK 3-cent real estate hike

MONTEREY — For the first time in eight years, supervisors propose a real estate tax hike in Highland.  Last Thursday, the board set a called meeting for 7:30 p.m. More...

Bike rodeo, kids’ day held May 3

COVINGTON — The 18th annual Allegheny Highlands Bike Rodeo and Kids Day will take place at the Jackson River Sports complex on Saturday, May 3.  More...

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White spring dogwood blooms finally peeped out last week. This scene was a pasture along the Jackson River near Mustoe. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Obituaries

CHARLES ‘RAY’ AND LOUISE BOTKIN

CHARLES ‘RAY’ BOTKIN   McDOWELL — Charles “Ray” Botkin, 71, of McDowell, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his home.  He was born Oct. More...

MAYO CLIFTON ARBAUGH

CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. — Mayo Clifton Arbaugh, 80 of Circleville, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Sudie and Ralph Selmon in Cherry Grove, who were his caretakers for several months.  More...

NORMA HAMILTON HUNT

STAUNTON — Norma Hamilton Hunt, 87, of Staunton and formerly of Mustoe, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Hospice House in Charlottesville.  She was born Feb. More...

Sports

Charger baseball continues win streak

DUNMORE, W. Va. — The Bath County baseball team continued its winning streak on the road last Thursday, defeating the Pocahontas County High School Warriors 8-4, improving their record to 5-1 with their fifth straight win.  More...

Charger netters fall to Alleghany

HOT SPRINGS — Alleghany wrapped up the match in singles last Wednesday and went on to defeat Bath County 7-2.  The Chargers trailed 5-1 following the completion of the singles. More...

Pocahontas no match for Bath

DUNMORE, W.Va. — The Bath County softball team got its second straight win last Thursday against Pocahontas after defeating the Warriors the week before. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • April 20 — Lieutenant Jeff Grimm and Deputy Thomas McRoberts responded to a residence on Douthat State Park Road for cursing over a telephone call.  • April 20 – Grimm and McRoberts responded to a reside More...

Early Files

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Students of Big Valley School pose here with their teacher in March 1914. More...

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This souvenir roster from Big Valley School’s 1912-13 term shows then teacher Raymond E. Bussard on the front cover. More...

Young Bath hunter nabs big bear

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Jan. 3, 1997 edition of The Recorder. Anne Witschey was general manager and Chris Pugh was publisher.   More...


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