February 19, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Wind causes widespread power outages

WARM SPRINGS — A violent storm that blew through the area the night of Feb. 11, followed by persistent strong winds the following day, kept crews from BARC busy into Friday restoring power to customers. More...

Supervisor wants locker rooms fixed

WARM SPRINGS — Supervisor Jon Trees wants repairs to the locker rooms at Bath County High School, and he doesn't believe it will take a $457,000 renovation project to do it. More...

Correction

In the Feb. 12 edition of The Record, the idenification under the Early Files picture of "Millboro Litter Fighters," the name Terry McCune should have read Tony McCune. More...

Obesity, hunger obstacles to good learning, studies show

MONTEREY — There are several reports that indicate not getting enough of the right kinds of food may contribute to student underachievement. More...

Bennet named 2009 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

MARLINTON, W.Va. — The Women's Business and Training Center in Frost celebrates the power of entrepreneurship Thursday Feb. 19-27. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Just as winter drags on and we're looking forward to spring, some folks have organized a fun way to bridge the seasons with, what else - a community indoor yard sale. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. More...

Wind, renewable energy bills move across the aisle

RICHMOND — Bills aimed at providing incentives to wind energy developers in Virginia have passed the Senate or House, and have crossed over in the General Assembly. More...

BCHS talent show rescheduled

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Recognized for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship during the month of December, these students were selected by their classroom teachers as Valley PTO Super Stars: (l-r) front row: Kayln Harmon, Hunter Harmon, James Corriveau, Isabella More...

Shenandoah citizens explore wind energy options

WOODSTOCK — Folks familiar to Highland and Bath residents will be presenting information at a workshop on wind energy generation early next month. More...

Achievement

Seaman Richard Morgan Gardner

Great Lakes, Ill. — Seaman Richard Morgan Gardner graduated from boot camp at Great Lakes Navy Base on Feb. 13. He was thrilled to be asked to train with the Navy Seals. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers win sixth straight ­— Herscher nets 1000

Bath 73, Covington 54 COVINGTON — The expected neighborly battle lasted until the Bath County Chargers pressed an undermanned Covington squad, went on a 22-6 run to end the first half, and claimed a 2008-09 three-peat of the Cougars Thursda More...

Pioneer District Standings Boys

Wednesday, Feb. 11 Pendleton 57, Highland 21 Thursday, Feb. 12 Covington 73, Highland 48 Craig County 62, Faith Christian School 55 Friday, Feb. 13 Bath County 73, Covington 54 Craig County at Montcalm, W.Va. More...

Lady Chargers enter district tournament strong

Bath 57, Covington 27 WARM SPRINGS — The lady Chargers avenged a early-season, 47-40, loss to the Cougars with a dominant home victory for their fourth win in a row last Thursday. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH Friday, Feb. 19 ¦ Bath County School Board budget work session at 5:30 p.m. at the school administration office in Warm Springs. Friday, Feb. More...

Early Files

U.S. Post Office told no mail getting through

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 30, 1975 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. The Recorder has, for at least the past 20 years, been researching the firm of J.A. More...

25 years ago

Feb. 16, 1984

• For sale: Six-room home on three acres in Healing Springs. Two full baths, two bedrooms, borders on U.S. 220. $50,000. • The Maple Leaf Theater has announced the second in its series of play readings for Sunday, Feb. More...

50 years ago

Feb. 19, 1959

• Highland's 1959 quota for Savings Bonds has been upped to $65,000, in keeping with the increased national debt. The figure is $15,000 above last year. More...

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The home of Eric McDaniel on Paul Siple Drive was damaged when a tree fell on the front porch during last week's wind storm. McDaniel said the inside of the home was not damaged, and no one was injured. More...

Are Highland children going hungry?

Principals propose to send home weekend snacks

MONTEREY — "We believe that our school system has children that are not getting enough to eat outside the school setting," said Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore. More...

Bath officials agree budget woes may worsen

WARM SPRINGS — "Depressing." That was how supervisor Richard Byrd described the financial situation facing Bath County for fiscal year 2009- 10 at a joint meeting of supervisors and the school board Monday at Bath County High School. More...

Occupancy tax in hands of governor

RICHMOND — The special legislation allowing Bath County to increase its transient occupancy tax from 2 to 4 percent to provide more money for tourism development has passed the Senate and has been signed by House Speaker William J. More...

Write to your reps

WILLIAMSVILLE — Concerned citizens hoping to prevent the Williamsville Post Office from closing are urging residents in Bath and Highland to write to their representatives: More...

Highland High School shop class accident victim returns home

MONTEREY — Josh Whitaker, a junior at Highland High School and the son of Tom and Sabonna Whitaker of McDowell, was accidently hit in the stomach during shop class last Wednesday. The injury at first didn't seem to be serious. More...

'Real' tuna salad anything but boring

The Nascent Chef Have you ever made Ho Hum Tuna Salad? Of course you have; we all have. You know the drill: Open the can or slit the new-fangled bag open. More...

First-ever 'Dog Day' to be held in Hot Springs

About Your Pet

HOT SPRINGS - How much fun can you have with your dog? The possibilities are endless - walking, chasing sticks or balls or Frisbees, riding around together on a nice warm day, or just enjoying comic antics. More...

Webb to speak on wind energy at garden club meeting

MONTEREY — Rick Webb, a Highland County resident and expert on wind energy development, will make a presentation on "Industrial Wind Energy on Virginia's Mountain Ridges," at the February meeting of the Hot Springs Garden Club. More...

Ski-lift malfunction causes anxious hour at Homestead

HOT SPRINGS - A few Homestead guests spent an uneasy hour on the ski lift Valentine's Day afternoon. The Bath County Emergency Operations Center received several 9-1-1 cell-phone calls regarding the unhappy occurrence. More...

Births

Braydon Lee Rexrode

HOT SPRINGS — Sebrina Rexrode of Hot Springs and Reuben Shurleff of Covington announce the birth of a son, Braydon Lee Rexrode, born on Jan. 6, 2009, at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital. More...

Woodworker of the Week

MONTEREY — Highland High School's Woodworker of the Week is senior Steven Fines, son of Steve and Debbie Fines of Head Waters. Fines is a newcomer to Highland High School, arriving midsemester last year. More...

Obituaries

William Bryan 'Bud' Hall

FAIRFIELD — Pastor William Bryan "Bud" Hall, 64, of 516 Sunnybrook Road, Fairfield, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. Born Feb. More...

Clifton Ray 'Bruiser' Ryder

WARM SPRINGS — Clifton Ray "Bruiser" Ryder, 37, of Warm Springs, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1971 in Leesburg, a son of Virginia Ann Chestnut Martin and the late Hugh Edward Ryder. More...

Donald Simmons Porter SR.

MILLBORO — Donald Simmons Porter Sr., 74, of 316 Indian Hill Road, Millboro, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at his residence. He was born Sept. 22, 1934, a son of the late Fred and Dora Simmons Porter. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Saturday, Feb. 21 ¦ Virginia Chapel youth free-will donation spaghetti supper at 4:30 p.m. ¦ Hot Springs Presbyterian Church, the angel's food ministry distribution is from 3-4 p.m. More...

Letters

Millboro club appreciates reports from Hamilton

Editor, The Recorder, Kudos to Gina Hamilton for her continuing fine reporting of events in Millboro. It's hard to keep people up to speed on programs that develop over a long period of time like the nature trail, as it is a four-year project. More...

America: In need of wise leaders, not lawyers

Editor, The Recorder, Is there disconnect between the voters and our elected leaders? Have they forgotten they represent our interests and work for us? More...

Opinions & Commentary

Staying postal

We understand why the U.S. More...

Different paths lead to same source

Conversations

The Winterstar Symposium is an annual gathering of spiritual seekers that has been held at the Atwood Lake Resort and Conference Center in Ohio for more than 25 years, sponsored by the Chameleon Club and the Association for Consciousness Exploratio More...


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