January 7, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

BCH signs contract for new center

MITCHELLTOWN – Bath Community Hospital has signed a lease for the former NAPA Auto Parts store in Mitchelltown. After refurbishing, the building will serve as a new wellness center; it is expected to open its doors by the end of January. More...

Drug charges pending against three juveniles

WARM SPRINGS — Charges are pending against three juveniles as the result of an ongoing investigation into drugs and drug use at Bath County High School, Sheriff Larry Norfleet said Monday. More...

Who pays the license fee for vehicles?

MONTEREY — Who should pay the county’s vehicle license fee? Commissioner of revenue Darlene Crummett wants to know. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Commission held a joint public hearing with the Highland County Board of Supervisors Thursday, Dec. More...

Citizens threaten board over wind project again

HNWD claims it intends to get federal permit for endangered species

MONTEREY — Highland citizens, bolstered by the recent wind energy injunction in West Virginia, sent county officials their third, and perhaps final, warning. More...

Millboro Ruritans present end of year awards

Millboro Ruritan Club president John Haney, right, welcomes new members Earl and Louise Woolard at a recent meeting. More...

After-Christmas parade full of delights

HOT SPRINGS – The weather was as perfect as it could be, despite at least two feet of snow still on the ground. VDOT worked a little magic, and made mounds blocking the sidewalks disappear. More...

Photo

Nature’s winter beauty was on full display last week with this spectacular sunset viewed from center Millboro. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Get your taste buds ready for another hoagie sale fund-raiser being organized by the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association this month. Orders are being taken until Monday, Jan. More...

Karst formed by water dissolving rock

The World Beneath

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series on Karst by various writers and is sponsored by the Allegheny Highlands Environmental Council with funding provided by the Virginia Hot Springs Preservation Trust and the Virginia Environm More...

Wedding

Helland — Lancaster

RICHMOND — Hillary Harrison Helland and Jason Paul Lancaster were united in marriage on Nov. 7, 2009 at Saint Patrick Church in Richmond. The wedding ceremony was officiated by Father Wayne Ball of Saint Patrick Church and the Rev. More...

SBA counseling at The Highland Center

MONTEREY — Are you finding the current economic climate challenging for your business? Do you need more customers? Financing? Help with creating a marketing or business plan? More...

Special Sections

Schools

Locker room stays in capital improvement plan

WARM SPRINGS — Somehow, someway, the Bath County School Board is determined to find the money to repair the locker room at Bath County High School. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

• Eddie Ryder was re-elected as chairman of the Bath school board Tuesday, and Dreama Burns will remain as vice chairman. Superintendent Dr. More...

Sports

Pigskin report

ARLINGTON, Texas – It was a very happy holiday for former Bath County High School football standout John Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys as they picked up two wins and won the NFC East regular season title. More...

Lady Chargers 2nd at AMR

Bath County 64, Grace Christian 30 DUNMORE, W.Va. More...

Two weeks sports schedule

Bath Thursday, Jan. 7 Girls’ basketball vs. Covington, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 Boys’ basketball vs. Covington, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 Girls’ basketball vs. Alleghany, 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s report

Bath County • Dec. 16 — Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. unlocked a vehicle in the Hot Springs area. • Dec. 17 — Plecker responded to a report of littering on Jackson River Turnpike. • Dec. 18 — Major Richard D. More...

Early Files

Highland Volunteer Department dedicates new firehouse Sunday

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 23, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 10, 1985

• Joshua Aaron McDaniel and his mother, Fern, rested comfortably at Bath County Community Hospital following his Jan. 1 birth. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 7, 1960

• The Monterey town council held off accepting or rejecting bids for construction of the sewage plant at its Monday night meeting. The reason for the delay was given as further developments which may result in savings on construction costs. More...

Medical center CEO charged with felony fraud

MONTEREY — David Bradley Drawbaugh, executive director of Highland Medical Center, was arrested on a warrant requested by Virginia State Police about 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22. More...

We want more, county tells state legislators

MONTEREY — “We are the poster child for circumstances that are different than anywhere else in the state,” Highland County supervisor Robin Sullenberger told state Sen. Emmett Hanger Jr. and Del.- elect Dickie Bell Dec. More...

Work begins on neighborhood rehab

HOT SPRINGS — Work is beginning in earnest on a project that will hopefully see housing improvements in the Pinehurst Heights and Thomastown neighborhoods. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, the Highland County Board of Supervisors elected David Blanchard chairman and Jerry Rexrode vice chairman. The board also readopted its rules of procedures and authorized the chairman to make motions. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Circuit Court

• The grand jury returned the following true bills in the Highland County Circuit Court Dec. 14 — Judith Ann Folks of Doe Hill, charged with possession of schedule I or II drug, trial set for 9:30 a.m. More...

Agency says wind company’s permit expired

RICHMOND — Is Highland New Wind Development is still allowed to build Virginia’s first wind energy utility? Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources says no, and that question is now before the State Corporation Commission. More...

Christmas contest winners announced

MONTEREY — The winners of the Monterey Garden Club Christmas Decorating contest were: • Businesses — First place, P.J. More...

Tips to keep pets safe in this weather

MITCHELLTOWN — Due to the recent onslaught of winter weather, Bath Animal Welfare Foundation would like to offer these tips for caring for pets during cold and inclement weather. • Bring pets inside whenever possible. More...

Weather report

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McAllister’s General Store celebrates 80 years

Past and present store owners are pictured (l-r): Helen McAllister, Ed McAllister Jr, and his wife Claudia McAllister. More...

Join free Gospel Workshop with The Holmes Brothers

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Carnegie Hall presents a free gospel workshop with The Holmes Brothers on Friday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. More...

Where does water come from?

All the water in our streams, aquifers, and springs falls out of the sky. More...

MPCA holds meeting

MILLBORO — The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association met Dec. 29. Co-chair Donald Blanchard called the meeting to order. The group was brought up to date on what has been done at the old Millboro school. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Jan. 12 Closed meeting 6 p.m. Regular meeting 7 p.m. District Court Room Bath County Courthouse, Warm Springs • 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

MICHAEL O. WOODZELL

HOT SPRINGS — Michael O. Woodzell, 55, of 68 Triple Oak Lane, Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. More...

SILAS ALVIN WILSON SR.

CLIFTON FORGE — Silas Alvin Wilson, Sr., 77, of 3318 Douthat Road, Clifton Forge, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor. More...

G. BECKWITH ASHBY

CHURCHVILLE ­— Geraldine Beckwith ìBeckyî Sandidge Ashby, 91, of 50 Ashby Lane, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 in Loyalton of Staunton. Born Oct. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Published weekly Sunday, January 10 ¦ Ashwood United Methodist Church hosts “Potters Wheel,” a praise and worship group from Radford which will lead the music at the contemporary worship service at 6:30 p.m. More...

Home & Property

Historical society blessed at Christmas

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Christmas 2009 was a special season at the Greenbrier Historical Society. Staff and volunteers were given a special gift by 91-year-old museum volunteer Bill Ramey — a handmade replica of The Barracks. More...

Photos

The Bath Senior Center had a Christmas luncheon on Dec. 17 at the Country Cafe. Santa made a surprise visit and donated a Wii system and Wii Fit to the center. More...

Letters

Correction made to article printed on war rations

Editor, The Recorder, Many thanks for printing my piece titled “When almost everything was rationed” in your paper 3 weeks ago (Dec. 3 issue). More...

Recorder criticized for its publishing priorities

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Residents applaud VDOT’s performance this season

Editor, The Recorder, We would like to publicly express our gratitude to the Virginia Department of Transportation team responsible for the maintenance and safety of the road in Highland County for their continued excellence in providing us with th More...

Opinions & Commentary

Best of intentions

Monday, Highland New Wind Development told Highland supervisors it intends to develop a habitat conservation plan and obtain a federal incidental take permit — a move citizens have long hoped for. Company officials didn’t say when. More...

Pictorial

Wintry weather may have postponed the Hot Springs Christmas Parade, but it sure didn’t stop it. So what if up to three feet of snow fell on the scheduled day? More...

Plant only what you want to grow

Conversations

The first touch of snow on gray hillsides elicits pleasure. The white blanket has a smothering effect, though, when it stays too long. More...



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