May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Meals on Wheels gets $5,000 grant to expand

STAUNTON — Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge will award $5,000 toward the $10,000 cost of expanding Meals on Wheels and congregate meals to seniors living in eastern Highland.  More...

Deputies complete training

MONTEREY — The Highland County Sheriff’s Office will host a welcome-home party for two deputies who graduated from 18 weeks of training, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mountain Hideaway. The meet-and-greet will feature free pizza.  More...

Millboro bus thief sentenced

WARM SPRINGS – The man who stole a Bath County school bus and took it for a joy ride late on the night of Dec. More...

Hospital institutes patient satisfaction survey program

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital has initiated a new comprehensive patient satisfaction survey.  BCH has partnered with Press Ganey, an industry leader in health care feedback surveys, to institute this new tool in its commitment to q More...

Bath market has new management team

HOT SPRINGS — There will be a new location and a new, expanded management team for the Bath County Farmers’ Market when it opens June 7.  More...

Cash stolen from Attic

MONTEREY — A theft of cash was reported earlier this week at the thrift store, The Attic, in the log cabin on Main Street.  Sheriff Tim Duff said the reported theft involved what was believed to be $200. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Monday, the Highland school board scheduled its annual close out meeting for 3 p.m. June 27. • The board approved the annual More...

Photos

The third annual P. Buckley Moss Student Invitational Art Show for local juniors and seniors has accepted the artwork of four Highland High School students. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Blues shut out Rams

MONTEREY— After going scoreless Monday night, Highland looked for more offensive production at home Tuesday night. More...

Charger baseball gets first district win

HOT SPRINGS — The first Pioneer District win of the season went into the books for Bath County last Wednesday with a 10-1 win over Craig County.  More...

Rams run at James River

BUCHANAN — The Highland track team competed at James River last Wednesday afternoon.  Chelsey Isles had a good run for the Rams, placing second overall in the 100 meters with a time of 13.8 seconds. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • May 4 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts checked on a suspicious vehicle on Mountain Valley Road.  • May 4 — McRoberts responded to a dispute in Hot Springs.  • May 4 — Deputy Todd Fry and Virgini More...

Early Files

Time to celebrate in West Warm Springs

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 13, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Chris Pugh was publisher.   More...

50 years ago

MAY 14, 1964

• James W. Moon, principal of Highland High School, has announced that this year’s graduating class of seniors will be headed by Barbara Huffman and Walter Knapp, valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.  More...

25 years ago

MAY 4, 1989

• Bath County Community Hospital administrator Ripley “Rip” Owen resigned his position last Saturday morning, according to hospital board of managers president C.F. McMullen. More...

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Emergency repair to 220 coming  Free Access 

VDOT announcement

PART OF ROUTE 220 IN HIGHLAND COUNTY TO CLOSE MONDAYCrews to Make Emergency Pipe Repairs More...

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Deeds files Notice of Claim in Rockbridge  Free Access 

*** This story has been updated.

LEXINGTON — Sen. Creigh Deeds filed a “Notice of Claim” in Rockbridge County this week.The May 12 notice was issued by the firm of Lichtenstein Fishwick PLC, on behalf of Deeds. More...

Hospital aims high for patient experience  Free Access 

‘This is a special place’

Second in a series HOT SPRINGS — It’s not just the physical structure of Bath Community Hospital that’s changing these days. More...

Photos

The Highland Extension Office celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Virginia Extension Service May 8. More...

Correction

• In Last week’s edition of The Recorder, the academic achievement notice for Kayla Simmons stated she maintains a 3.8 grade point average at Wytheville Community College; Simmons maintains a 3.9 grade point average.  More...

BCH is celebrating National Hospital Week

HOT SPRINGS — National Hospital Week is under way, and Bath Community Hospital is taking part in this important commemoration.  Taking place nationwide May 11-17, National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the men and women who, day i More...

Memorial Blood Drive is Saturday

MILLBORO — The American Red Cross and the Millboro Ruritan Club are holding a blood drive Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Millboro Elementary School.  More...

LEPC adds pet shelter committee

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee voted to establish an animal shelter committee and appointed two members of the Highland County Humane Society as its co-chairs.  Jeanne Lou Hull and Dot Terry accep More...

Parents, officials speak to math positions

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland school board heard concerns from two parents about open math teacher positions.  More...

Photo

The spring of 2014 will go down in the books as bearing a bumper crop of dandelions in Highland. Could that have something to do with a winter that was one of the coldest on record? More...

Photos

Perhaps Ricky Brown, left, is looking to Segway into a job with the activities department at The Homestead. More...

Obituaries

GLENN WALTER MULLENAX

GLOUCESTER — Glenn Walter Mullenax, 76, of Gloucester, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at Walter Reed Convalescent Center.  He was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Blue Grass, a son of the late Ray and Thelma (Mullenax) Mullenax.  More...

DOUGLAS A. HULL

HIGHTOWN — Douglas Allen Hull, 59, husband of Vicki Kerr Hull, of Hightown, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, in the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.  He was born March 17, 1955, in Staunton, a son of Dorotha Hiner H More...

MARLIN DUANE ALLTOP

HOT SPRINGS — Marlin Duane Alltop, 67, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his residence.  He was born April 4, 1947 in Elyria, Ohio, the son of the late Marlin M. Alltop and Retha J. Young.  More...

Home & Property

Staunton Music Festival gives free Highland concert

McDOWELL — On Saturday, May 24 at 4 p.m., two professional musicians featured at the annual Staunton Music Festival will perform a free concert at McDowell Presbyterian Church.  More...

Caynen Isaac Sampson

HARRISONBURG — Cane and Lauren Sampson of McDowell announce the birth of a son, Caynen Isaac Sampson, born on March 5, 2014, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. More...

School funding increased

Tax rates remain the same in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors passed a budget for 2014-15 totaling roughly $20.5 million Tuesday; it includes an increase for county schools and no increase in tax rates.  More...

Letters

Resident asks board to level-fund Bath schools

Editor’s note: The following letter was presented and read to the Bath County Board of Supervisors at its May 13 meeting, and shared with The Recorder.   To the Bath County Board of Supervisors:  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

You don’t want to miss this. Area strings students have been rehearsing diligently the last few weeks, gearing up for their spring recital this Sunday. More...

Monterey shows signs of life

Things are looking up for Monterey.  Given the results of last week’s elections, it seems town residents are ready for change. More...

‘Bull’ roaring with laughs

WARM SPRINGS – A laugh riot of fun broke out when “Bull in a China Shop” stampeded across the Old Dairy stage two weekends ago.  The Mountain Valley Players proved their talents once again with the delightful little entertainme More...


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