May 28, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Wood shaving facility gets OK from planners

WARM SPRINGS — A proposed wood shaving facility at ShenMount Dairy in Williamsville is one step closer to reality after the Bath County Planning Commission recommended approving a conditional use permit for it Tuesday. More...

MPCA moves ahead with Web site, asbestos removal

MILLBORO - The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association is moving onto the technological highway by establishing a Web site and e-mail address to keep residents, alumni, county officials and anyone interested updated on renovations to the ol More...

Creigh Deeds

• Born: Richmond, Jan. 4, 1958 • Profession: Lawyer •Home: Bath County •Wife: Pam Deeds • Children: Amanda, Rebecca, Gus and Susannah. More...

Bath Community Hospital announces new financial assistance program

WARM SPRINGS - In an effort to help folks who, during these economic times, may not be able to pay their medical bills, Bath Community Hospital announces its new Bath Community Access Program. More...

Millboro Happenings

• It seems like a long wait, but at last the Bath County Farmers' Market will open on Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to noon, for its second season, and continue every Saturday into October. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, June 2 — 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Highland Modular Conference Center Spruce Street, Monterey • VDOT — Secondary Road Construction Improvement Program. More...

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Virginia Cooperative Extension's Beef and Forage Field Day enabled local cattle producers to learn about recent research and methods in managing forages and enhancing beef quality. More...

Old Dairy Community Center recognized

Excellence in Historic Preservation:

WINCHESTER— The Valley Conservation Council recently awarded Homestead Preserve the 2009 Better Models for Development Award for "Excellence in Historic Preservation" in recognition of its restoration and adaptive reuse of the historic Old Da More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools Closed meeting — 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting — 7 p.m. Valley Elementary School • Closed meeting pursuant to §2.2-3711; (1) and §2.2- 3707; (A), Code of Virginia. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Presenting their skit during the Destination ImagiNation global academic challenge last week in Knoxville, Tenn., are Bath County High School student team members (l-r): Laura Haney, Jamie Sprouse, Samantha Wood, and Isaac Haney. More...

Achievements

Curtis Bradley BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater College has announced that Curtis Bradley of Monterey, a member of the Class of 2009, has received a degree in psychology. More...

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Third-graders from Millboro Elementary School recently toured Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace in Staunton. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, May 28 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Women's Group hosts a Mother- Daughter-Sister-Friend covered dish banquet at 6:30 P.M. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH ¦ Friends of Library board meeting second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Warm Springs Public Library. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 26 through Sept. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

• May 13 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip assisted a person with unlocking their vehicle on Muddy Run Road. • May 13 — Major Richard D. Chestnut initiated a traffic stop on Main Street. • May 14 — Deputy Robert W. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

• May 20 — Investigated a report of larceny, Spring Run Road. • May 20 — Transported inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to court and returned same. More...

Opinions & Commentary

What's at stake here?

It seems that tourism programs in Bath County might not play out smoothly anytime soon, even when more money for marketing begins to flow in a few weeks. More...

Pictorial

What a season for the Charger softball team! At the beginning of spring, their potential was visible and a perfect 10-0 district season with the first district title since 1991 was how they used it. More...

District of Columbia 1, technology 0

Say What?

As many of you know by now, I am old-school in a lot of ways. One of those ways is how I figure out where I'm going when I travel. I don't own a GPS. I refuse to own any accessory for my car that could be worth more than the actual car. More...

Deeds holds his own

Democratic Primary set for Thursday, June 9 By Tim Thornton • Contributing Writer

ROANOKE - It was hot, a summer day that had somehow turned up in May. More...

County mum about plan for tourism

WARM SPRINGS — The joint tourism committee formed by the Bath County Board of Supervisors and Bath County Chamber of Commerce to develop a tourism plan for the county will hold its first meeting since January on Wednesday. More...

Planners give thumbs up to auto shop in Hot Springs

WARM SPRINGS — The second time was the charm for Stephen Sharp Tuesday. More...

Bank rezoning, subdivision gets nod from Bath planners

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission recommended approval of requests for a rezoning and a subdivision Tuesday. Both properties are in the Millboro District. More...

Garth Newel director announces resignation

WARM SPRINGS — After more than six years as Garth Newel Music Center's executive director, Jacob Yarrow told the staff Tuesday he has taken a job offer at a prestigious program at the University of Iowa, and will be leaving Garth Newel in Jul More...

The June 9 Primary

The Democrats are holding a primary to choose their candidates for governor and lieutenant governor. You don't have to be a Democrat to vote in the primary, but you do have to be registered. Registration closed May 11. More...

SEE planned at Highland schools

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Schools will host the annual Summer Enrichment Experience from June 26-July 3. Five workshops will be offered in horsemanship, archaeology, stream ecology, Lego robotics, and ballroom dancing. More...

Traci Mallow joins AMR team

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Traci Mallow of Franklin started work last week as AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, charged with helping develop Pendleton County's new radio station, WVPC-FM 91.1 FM. More...

Warm Springs Inn begins its summer dinner season

Dining Delights

WARM SPRINGS - It is, perhaps, the only restaurant in the country that is open just two days a week, just five months a year. That's all the more reason to get to the Warm Springs Inn for dinner this summer. More...

Highland Girl Scouts travel the world in 42 hours

MONTEREY —Thirty-three Highland County Girl Scouts and leaders experienced a variety of cultures representing several countries at spring camp this year. The scouts stayed in three cabins representing Kenya, Russia and India. More...

Market opens June 5

MONTEREY — The Highland Farmers' Market begins its regular season on Friday, June 5. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Public Schools Monday, June 1 — 7 p.m. Highland High School Library • Informational items — HCEA update: Kelly Wilmore; Teresa Blum; school board members; meeting dates. More...

Obituaries

Charlotte McPherson Taylor

MILLBORO — Charlotte Anne McPherson Taylor, 82, of 945 River Road, Millboro, died Sunday, May 24, 2009 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs. More...

Charles Frankli Engleman

LEXINGTON ­— Charles Franklin Engleman, 87, of Lexington, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009. He was born Aug. 18, 1921 in Raphine, a son of the late Harmon F. and Ruth Whitmore Engleman. More...

Sports

Bath ends season with tough losses

Bath 3, Covington 0 Pioneer District Semifinals COVINGTON — Charger freshman sensation Jailyn Ford threw her third no-hitter in a row and fourth on the year as the Chargers blanked the Covington Cougars to advance to the district tournam More...

Rams run at Region C, Billingsley qualifies for states

RADFORD — Highland High School track member Hayley Billingsley finished behind only James River's Britta Grim for the second consecutive week last week, claiming the Region C runner-up title in the 3,200-meter run Saturday in Radford. More...

Cougars rally past Chargers in last inning at-bat

BUCHANAN — The Covington Cougars scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on a Charger error to take a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Bath County Chargers baseball club last Thursday. More...

Early Files

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Highland Bowling League members are pictured with their first-place trophies in this 1968 photo, which was taken at The Homestead. Picture (l-r) are: Fred Frye, the late Bob Cleek, the late Lucy Beverage, and Gaye Herold. (Photo courtesy Lynda Frye) More...

Highland Historical Society selects entry for official county seal

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 4, 1982 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

May 31, 1984

• In Bath County's fifth year with a softball team under head coach Willie Jenkins, the Lady Chargers posted their best record ever as they finished up 5-6 on the year. More...


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