April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Drawbaugh at large

MONTEREY — Former Highland Medical Center director D. Bradley Drawbaugh has not yet been arrested, according to Special Agent Michael Keen, Virginia State Police. More...

Retirement home commission sues South River

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Retirement Home Commission and South River Development have disagreed about the operation of Mountain Crest retirement complex for some time. That disagreement has now reached the legal level. More...

In Brief . . .

• The Highland County Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals held a joint public hearing last Thursday to consider a variance request from The Highland Agricultural Center committee. More...

Electric bike getting overhaul for May race

BLUE GRASS — Things have been hopping lately at the farm. New lambs are dropping, meadows are greening, and a new version of motorcycle is taking shape. More...

Free care doesn’t mean sub-quality care

LOW MOOR — Priscilla Hosey, a resident of the Allegheny Highlands, has watched closely the discussions about health care reform that have occupied the media in recent months. More...

Free willows available

WARM SPRINGS — The Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District is again offering locally grown willow cuttings for streambank stabilization projects, free of charge. More...

National Library Week events slated at Rockbridge

LEXINGTON — It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide - and the perfect time to discover how Communities Thrive @ Your L More...

Free children’s events during 4th annual Chocolate Festival

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Parents and children are invited to make plans to attend the fourth annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival on Saturday, April 10. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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The Jamestown Outreach Program visited Millboro Elementary School fourth and fifth grades to present and involve the students in a presentation about Jamestown history. More...

Photos

Fourth grade at Valley Elementary School has just completed a special guidance activity. More...

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Millboro Elementary School’s fourth grade has been busy this month. Christine Hodges and Paxton Grant, both from 4-H, visited the class to tap maple trees behind MES. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Published weekly Thursday, April 1 ¦ Hot Springs Presbyterian Church, Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. Nursery provided. More...

Home & Property

Guild to host wood turning workshop

MONTEREY —The Allegheny Highlands Woodworkers Guild will sponsor a workshop featuring Barbara Dill of Richmond on Saturday, April 10 in Monterey. More...

12th annual Earth Day set at Douthat State Park

DOUTHAT — The 12th annual Earth Day Celebration at Douthat State Park will be held April 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring students to Douthat State Park to participate. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

APRIL 4, 1985

• Circuit Court Judge Duncan M. Byrd Jr. ordered on Monday a refund of $253,877 plus 8.93 percent interest to Virginia Power for its unit, levy property taxes paid in 1982 and 1983. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 31, 1960

• A good crowd turned out last Friday night for the Monterey PTA talent show held at Monterey School. Winners in the children’s class were Shelia Harold, pantomime, first place; and Brenda and Marty Moyers, duet, second. More...

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This March 1960 photo shows a Virginia Department of Transportation truck, which became stuck on Monterey Mountain after a new assault by the elements dropped about nine inches of fresh show on the ar More...

Opinions & Commentary

A night of good decisions

Serving on any public body, especially an elected one, can be a difficult job. More...

Pictorial

Brian Richardson can’t possibly have imagined his all-electric motorcycle idea would have attracted so much attention. But it has. More...

Cat’s got my tongue, right?

Conversations

“RRR RRR RRR,” he said. Thomas is the most vocal of our family pets. He’s always had something to say, but it’s only recently that his sounds have started to make sense. More...

Hirsh to lead Bath schools

Board restores jobs to 2010-11 budget

WARM SPRINGS — Sue Hirsh, a veteran of 32 years in Bath’s public school system, was appointed as the county’s new superintendent of schools Monday. Current superintendent Dr. More...

Armstrong publishes Terrill tale

WARM SPRINGS – We still call it Terrill Hill. We still stroll past the Terrill tombstones in Warm Springs Cemetery, and wonder. More...

Judge gives defendant an opportunity

WARM SPRINGS – Scott Knight, 30, pleaded guilty before Judge Humes Franklin in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. He was charged with a felony count of receiving stolen goods valued at more than $200. More...

Bath gets good financial news

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County has received some good news in what had been a bleak budget process so far. More...

HIghland budget passes public hearing hurdle

MONTEREY — “The main problem this year is a drop in state funding of $348,000,” said Highland County School Board member Kirk Billingsley Monday. More...

Expand horizons with 4-H — in the Caribbean

BATH and HIGHLAND — Local 4-H members are invited to travel to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic July 13-20. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools Close meeting 5:30 p.m. — Regular meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 — Bath County School Administration Building More...

Area seniors to enjoy trip to Jamestown this June

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath Community Senior Center is planning a trip to Jamestown, the Virginia Beach Aquarium and Yorktown Victory Center, June 8-10. Twenty-five to 30 seniors will set off for the Jamestown area for three days and two nights. More...

Concert scheduled to benefit scholarship

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Loren Buzzard died just a few weeks short of his high school graduation. A volunteer deejay at Allegheny Mountain Radio, he loved Celtic music and playing the guitar. More...

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The Administration of Justice Advisory Board at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College recently conducted a bi-annual meeting. More...

Obituaries

Mildred G. Bowling

HAMPTON — Mildred G. Bowling McLaughlin was carried by God’s Angels to eternal rest on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. She was born on May 12, 1923 and was the first-born child of Lewis and Thelma Bowling of Bedford. More...

Sandy William Mitchell Sr.

STAFFORD — Sandy William Mitchell Sr., 68, of Stafford, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010 at his home. He was born April 22, 1941 in Doe Hill, a son of the late Otis Wilmer ìBillî and Irene Mae McCray Mitchell. More...

Leo Dotson 'Bobby' Colaw

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Leo Dotson ìBobbyî Colaw, 76, of College Park, died Saturday, March 27, 2010. He was born Oct. 29, 1933 in Mill Gap, a son of the late Dotson R. and Virginia Wilson Hevener Colaw. On Dec. More...

Sports

Chargers win 3 of 4

Bath 4, Pendleton 0 FRANKLIN, W.Va. — BCHS hurler Jailyn Ford pitched a two hitter and the Charger defense was perfect in the field for Bath’s first shutout of the season over the Pendleton County Wildcats last Wednesday, March 24. More...

Charger netters fight weather, beat Bison

Bath 5, Buffalo Gap 1 SWOOPE — The Bath County tennis team earned its first victory of the year with a four-game win over the Buffalo Gap Bison Thursday afternoon. More...

Chargers finish second

Pendleton 8, Bath 5 FRANKLIN, W. Va. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 23 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III spoke to a person who had questions for an officer. • March 23 — Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. More...

Letters

New data provides another reason to care about bats

Editor, The Recorder, Since the discovery of extremely high bat mortality at onshore wind energy sites, the role of bats in forest health has become especially interesting. More...

Census has become tool of manipulation in U.S.

Editor, The Recorder, “The 2010 Census — a count of everyone living in the United States — is fast approaching! More...

4-H forms team to help save lives through Relay

Editor, The Recorder, As the 4-H Extension Agent for the Bath and Highland counties, I am pleased to announce that some of our youngest members — the Highland County 4-H Cloverbud Club, 5-8 years old — have formed a Relay for Life Team. More...


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