March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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A banner appeared over the weekend at Kevin Thornsbury’s commercial lot on the east end of Monterey on U.S. 250. More...

Judge says CCC road is public

MONTEREY — It took more than a year, but the CCC Road in Highland has been opened again following a decision by Judge Humes Franklin Jr. this month. The controversy over who owns the road resulted in a lawsuit filed in March 2009. More...

Hugh Gwin, Bath County treasure, passes

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath County treasure passed away March 18, just one week after celebrating his 81st birthday. Hugh Sterling Gwin lived up to his middle name, in service to his community, his church and his family. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Kindergarten registration is under way at our elementary schools, in Millboro this Friday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m. According to the school district, children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 can be enrolled for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Beautiful closing weekend for Maple Festival

Saturday morning cars filed into Monterey at a steady pace and traffic was backed up to Rich Hills Road east of town by 10:30 a.m. More...

Council awards mini-grant for water powered mill project

FORT SEYBERT, W.Va. — The Fort Seybert Heritage Educational Association recently received funding from the West Virginia Humanities Council for its mill project. More...

‘Open That Bottle Night’ spreads to Bath County

HOT SPRINGS — Saturday, Feb. 27 was the 10th anniversary of “Open That Bottle Night.” Started by Wall Street Journalist columnists Dorothy J. More...

DAR holds 14th State Conference

RICHMOND — On Friday, March 12, at its 114th State Conference in Richmond, Bana Weems Caskey, State Regent of Virginia, welcomed the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution for the three-day event. More...

U.Va. leads trout stream study, seeks volunteers

BLACKSBURG — The University of Virginia and the conservation organization Trout Unlimited are looking for volunteers to collect water samples from Virginia’s native trout streams during the last full week of April. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board passes budget; positions cut

WARM SPRINGS — Seven positions were either reduced or cut as the result of a school budget totaling $8,743,580 passed last Thursday by the Bath County School Board. More...

Supervisors ask school board to reconsider budget, job cuts

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors got its first look at the proposed school budget for 2010-11 this week, and one thing was evident at a joint meeting of the supervisors and school board Tuesday night. More...

Garth Newel Music Center presents ‘Music in the Schools’

HOT SPRINGS — March is Music in the Schools Month and the Garth Newel Piano Quartet celebrated with programs in local elementary and high schools. More...

Sports

Lady Chargers blast Mounties in opener

LOW MOOR — The Bath County Charger bats exploded for 10 runs in the top of the sixth inning en route to a 10-2 comefrom behind victory over the Alleghany Mountaineers Thursday night in the softball season opener. More...

Bath netters open season

LEWISBURG, W.Va. —The Bath County Chargers tennis team hit the hardcourt Monday and fell to host Greenbrier East, 6-3, in the team competition. More...

Pigskin report

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Another solid effort by former Bath County High School standout Jake Phillips helped lead the Green Bay Blizzard to a big 48-12 win over the La Crosse Spartans in Indoor Football League action last week. More...

Early Files

Indian bones found in Bath to be reburied, says forest service

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 25, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

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This circa 1905 photo possibly depicts a Colaw family gathering or church function in or near Crabbottom. The fist man on the left side (wearing black hat) is thought to be Andrew J. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 28, 1985

• The Highland County School Board indicated at a budget work session last Thursday that it is considering the closing of Highland Primary School at the end of this school year. More...

Former HMC director faces new charges

MONTEREY — David Bradley Drawbaugh, former executive director of Highland Medical Center, was indicted on two felonies and a misdemeanor charge by a grand jury last week. More...

Recorder awarded for integrity, service, reporting

ROANOKE — Last Saturday, The Recorder was recognized with the prestigious Virginia Press Association Award for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service for the seventh time since 1999, as a non-daily newspaper. More...

Highland hopes to balance budget, without tax increase

MONTEREY — There really is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and the Highland County Board of Supervisors has direct access to it. Or so it would seem after the St. More...

Wind project remains at standstill

Citizens continue push for endangered species permit

MONTEREY — Construction on the 38-megawatt wind utility planned for Allegheny Mountain has not resumed yet, according to Highland building official Jim Whitelaw. More...

Civil War stories from a woman’s perspective

MONTEREY — It’s a story as recent as today. It could take place in any country. A woman loses her husband during wartime. She becomes a smuggler of medical supplies. More...

MUMC to hold Easter Passion Pageant

McDOWELL —The McDowell United Methodist Charge Churches (McDowell, McKendree, Doe Will Will, and Totten Chapel) are busy planning their big Easter Passion Pageant. More...

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Barbara Richards and Lisa Jacenich sent a total of 18 artist’s training cards to an art gallery in Vancouver, B.C. More...

Chocolate captures lots of attention March 27

CLIFTON FORGE – Maybe you’ve missed it in the past. Maybe you simply cannot wait to go again. More...

First performance of 2010 success at Historic Masonic Theatre

CLIFTON FORGE — Lively music, laughter and loud applause were once again heard within the walls of the Historic Masonic Theatre on Friday, March 12 at the successful “Fiddlin’ At The Masonic” event. More...

Dolly Ann Road barricaded due to falling rock hazard

COVINGTON — Visitors are advised to stay away from Dolly Ann Road until a large rock threatening to fall is safely removed. More...

Obituaries

Hugh S. Gwin

WARM SPRINGS — Hugh S. Gwin, 81, of 77 Old Mill Road, Warm Springs, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the Bath Community Hospital, in Hot Springs. More...

Anthony “Tony” Richard Cybulla

HOT SPRINGS — Anthony “Tony” Richard Cybulla, 70, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor. More...

Martha “Mae” Shumate

McDOWELL — Martha “Mae” Wilson Shumate, 91, of McDowell, passed away Friday, March 19, 2010 at Oak Grove Manor in Waynesboro. She was born Sept. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Published weekly Thursday, March 25 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist church Women’s Group, 7 p.m. at the church. Marilynn Blagg of Doe Hill, is guest speaker. More...

Home & Property

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A total of 129 lambs were born in 15 days between Feb. 13 and 28 in Conley Colaw’s barn on Wimer Mountain Road. Five lambs died, but 124 survived. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 16 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver checked on a vehicle parked at Oak Ridge Station. • March 16 — Major Richard D. Chestnut performed a well-being check on a resident of Mountain Crest. More...

Letters

Covington resident seeks information on family

Editor, The Recorder, My name is Bettie Stone Boguess. I live in Covington. My grandparents were Charlee Frederick Stone and he married my grandmother, Bessie Mae Rexrode. More...

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Opinions & Commentary

Second look will be a good thing

Bath supervisors aren’t pleased. They reviewed the budget submitted by the Bath County School Board this week, and issued some sharp opinions about the proposal to cut jobs. More...

Pictorial

The weather turned beautiful for the second weekend of Maple Festival, and visitors took advantage of the sunshine to make their way to Highland. More...

Sensing winds of change?

Nearly everyone familiar with the project has believed for many years that Highland New Wind Development should get a federal take permit for endangered species before it constructs 400-foot wind turbine towers on Allegheny Mountain. More...


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