January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Route 39 tourism initiative kicks off

WARM SPRINGS — Route 39 is the major east to west highway through Bath County, and officials in Bath and four other counties are hoping it can become a major part of their tourism efforts as well. More...

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Violin students from Bath and Alleghany Counties came together at Garth Newel Music Center on Saturday, December 11th for a winter recital. More...

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Victoria Moran, daughter of David and Cendy Moran, received a Certificate of Merit and a $50 savings bond from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Post 4204 for her winning P More...

Bath court conducts busy term day

WARM SPRINGS – The Bath County Circuit Courtroom was about half-full for awhile Tuesday, which is uncommon. Six grand jurors were sworn to civic duty, and retired to a deliberation room. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath County Public Schools budget calendar 2011-12

Thursday, Jan. 6, 5:30 p.m. — Budget work session/ budget request presentations by principals and directors. Thursday, Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m. — Budget work session. Thursday, Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m. — Budget work session. Monday, Feb. More...

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PTO Star Students in grades 4-7 at Valley Elementary School for December are (lr): first row: Jillian Brown, Faith May, Utah Kershner, Aly Durrett; second row: Ethan Essex, Trevor Plecker, Amber May, More...

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Valley Elementary Star Students for December, preschool to grade 3 are (l-r): first row: Caleigh Hazelwood, Cooper Lowry, Cameron Lowry, Mikayla Cauley, Aubrie Antio; second row: Lyunden Ryder, Tye H More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Bath ¦ Mother Goose Story Time at Bath CountyPublic Library, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. forchildren up to age 3 and their caregivers. More...

Home & Property

Local sheep producer recognized

VERONA — On Jan. 15, the Virginia Sheep Producers Association presented the Roy A. Meek Outstanding Sheep Producer Award to long-time local sheep producer, Elizabeth “Bobbie” Hefner at its annual VA-NC Shepherds Symposium. More...

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Sadie Landis, a resident of Mountain Crest Retirement Complex, has hand-crocheted 21 lap blankets for veterans at the Salem Veterans Administration Hospital. More...

Early Files

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The Highland High School Homecoming Court was announced at halftime of last Friday’s basketball game against Bath County High School. More...

Settlement history recounted

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 16, 1976 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

January 20, 1986

• The governor’s present budget proposal calls for cutting funds to Highland County schools by 10.42 percent for the coming fiscal year. The total loss amounts to $42,659 from the $244,060 of state assistance. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Philosophical differences?

It’s not the first time. It won’t be the last. Virginia Beach Sen. Frank Wagner has been on a roll for years when it comes to pursuing the interests of the wind industry. More...

Pictorial

Wayne Goodall tends to pick her way across the soft stones in Laurel Fork whenever she visits the Highland property she adores. More...

One man’s trash another’s treasure

A Party of One

A fellow I was talking with the other day mentioned he had to go to “the crematory.” I smiled and gleefully said, “Geez; that proves you’re an old Bath County boy!” More...

Highland sheriff retiring

MONTEREY — After 30 years in law enforcement, Sheriff Herb Lightner has announced he will not seek reelection this fall. When first elected in 1988 at the age of 27, Lightner was the youngest sheriff in Virginia. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Board ofSupervisors met Tuesday, anddiscussed road projects relatedto the Virginia Department ofTransportation. More...

Proposal could affect wind decisions

RICHMOND — A bill related to commercial wind energy hit the General Assembly session last week, and opposition to it is mounting fast. More...

Trying to follow the General Assembly? LIS makes it easy

RICHMOND — Curious about what’s going on in Richmond right now? You should be. More...

BIRTH

Ryan Michael Simmons

STAUNTON — Kevin Simmons and Jackie Kilgallen joyfully announce the birth of their first child, Ryan Michael Simmons. He was born Dec. 12, 2010 in Staunton. He weighed seven pounds, one ounce, and was 19 and one-half inches in length. More...

Check your attic: It may hold a historical gem

McDOWELL — This year marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary of our nation’s greatest, most deadly, and most important conflict—the Civil War. More...

Obituaries

Madeline B. Brinkley

HOT SPRINGS — Madeline B. Brinkley, 84, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at Augusta Health in Fishersville. She was born Aug. 25, 1926 in Bath County, the daughter of the late Dewey Baldwin and Mary Page Rodgers Baldwin. More...

THERESA OCTAVIA SCRUGGS NEFF

MILLBORO — Theresa Octavia Scruggs Neff, 98, of Millboro, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 2011 at Bath Community Hospital, Hot Springs. More...

Lee Monroe Botkin

MOUNT CRAWFORD — Lee Monroe Botkin, 75, of Mount Crawford, passed away, Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. More...

Sports

Chargers beat Blues in overtime

Bath 64, Parry McCluer 58 OT BUENA VISTA — The Parry McCluer Blues completed a 12-point comeback with a buzzer beater to send the game into overtime but the Bath County Chargers made 80% of their foul shots in the OT and took the district win F More...

Bath rebounds to beat P-burg

Parry McCluer 50, Bath 34 WARM SPRINGS — The Parry Mc- Cluer Blues took sole possession of first place in the Pioneer District with a win over the Chargers last Thursday at BCHS. More...

2 weeks sports schedule

HighlandThursday, Jan. 20Girls’ basketball vs. Bath, 6 p.m.Friday, Jan. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 11 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III assisted a funeral procession to the county line. • Jan. 12 — Bryan transported a patient to Roanoke. • Jan. 12 — Major Richard D. More...

Letters

Board still breeding resentment, resident says

Editor’s note: The following letter from Nelson Hoy of Williamsville was sent to the Highland County Board of Supervisors Jan. 18, and shared with The Recorder. Gentlemen: More...

Former Bath residents miss the mountains

Editor, The Recorder, I went online to see if I could find any news about Herman Cauley and I was thrilled to read the article about Herman and Edie written in October. More...

Community thanked for donations of food

Editor, The Recorder, We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one for the donations of hams for the food pantry at Windy Cove Church and also the Craigsville food pantry. We needed, and received 300 hams! More...


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