January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Efforts continue on Bath wind ordinance

WARM SPRINGS — An ordinance to govern small, residential-type wind energy facilities in Bath County is not complete, but is closer to consideration by the board of supervisors. More...

Free tax help available

WARM SPRINGS — Free tax filing assistance for those who need it is available at the Bath County commissioner of revenue office. Commissioner Leta Norfleet said help filing state and federal tax forms is provided from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Free clinic to relocate

COVINGTON — The Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic Board of Directors and staff has announced it is moving to a new facility Jan. 31, in the former Adrales Medical Building at 322 W. Riverside Avenue, Covington. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board debates budget draft

Pay hikes for custodians under consideration

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board started to crunch more specific numbers Jan. 20 at its second budget work session. Members were working on the first draft of the budget, so all estimates are preliminary. More...

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Students in grades 3-5 from Millboro and Valley elementary schools gathered at Valley Jan. 20 for Healthy Youth Day. More...

Valley Elementary earns state honor from governor

WARM SPRINGS — Valley Elementary School has received the “Competence to Excellence” award from the Virginia Board of Education. More...

Home & Property

Spectrum to conduct energy studies

ROANOKE — Spectrum Design has been selected by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission to evaluate energy use and recommend methods for reducing energy consumption and operation costs for municipal facilities in Rockbridge, Bath, Hi More...

State vet urges rabies management

RICHMOND — Due to recent cases of rabies in wildlife and domestic animals in southwest Virginia, Dr. More...

Volunteers readers needed at library

LEXINGTON — Adults who enjoy reading aloud, or would like to find out if they would enjoy it, are needed as volunteer readers at the Rockbridge Regional Library. Opportunities to read to both adults and youth are available. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 19 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III responded to a report of stolen property in Warm Springs. • Jan. 19 — Deputy William D. Sexton transported an individual to Alleghany Regional Jail. • Jan. More...

Letters

Woodzells assist W.Va. couple with good deed

Editor, The Recorder, This is a thank you note to inform the people of Bath County about the good people among them. On Saturday, Jan. 8, on the mountainous U.S. 220, we discovered a flat tire on our car. Our cell phones were not responsive. More...

Hay bale surprise reveals ‘miracle in Monterey’

Editor, The Recorder, Some people must be living right and have very honest friends here in Monterey. I had Donald Doyle make my hay last summer and to help him out, I got out my Ford 3000 and tedded after he mowed. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

You could hear a pin drop in Monterey Wednesday. Highlanders were prepared to stay in, and for the most part, they did. Bath and Highland schools closed as the expected ice and snow arrived. More...

The time to move is now

Bath County officials made some keen observations this week about wind energy development — points that should not go unnoticed. More...

What a dog can teach us about relationships

Conversations

Roxy is getting old. She seems a bit more disoriented these days, though she seems as fast as ever. We need to be there for her as she ages, just as she has been there for us. When we needed a friend, Roxy was there. More...

New Dollar General on track for Bath County

Site plans submitted for Mitchelltown site

WARM SPRINGS — County planning director Sherry Ryder told the Bath County Planning Commission Monday a proposed Dollar General store for the Mitchelltown area is “on track.” More...

Hometown dancer shares skills with young students

MONTEREY — Little Switzerland Cloggers have entertained Highlanders and visitors for years at festivals, street dances and other special occasions. The community has enjoyed watching the dancers grow to maturity and move on to other things. More...

Wind energy bill talks delayed another week

RICHMOND — The Senate Bill requiring localities to have wind energy ordinances remains in play this week, but those opposed to its language are suggesting changes to make it more “palatable.” Sen. More...

Garth Newel presents first concert of new series

WARM SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center takes the chill out of winter this year with its new three-concert Pub Series. The first concert, “Schnittke, Schnapps, & Schnitzel,” takes place this Saturday, Jan. More...

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The local chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Women Teachers recently welcomed as guest speaker Aimme Moore of Safehome. More...

Obituaries

Lillian Belle Mullenax Brown

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Lillian Belle Mullenax Brown, 89, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 in Franklin. She was born at Cave, on Aug. 9, 1921, the daughter of the late Luther Edward and Sallie Moyers Mullenax. More...

Gracie Fairbanks Simmons

STAUNTON — Gracie Fairbanks Simmons, 85, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 at Augusta Health. She was born Sept. 10, 1925 in Marshall, a daughter of the late Cornelious and Sally Lee Thorpe Simmons. More...

Arthur Beverly ‘Tom’ Davies III

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Arthur Beverly “Tom” Davies, III, 86, of Bath County, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. More...

Sports

Chargers push win streak to 4

Bath 59, Craig 52 NEW CASTLE — Spurred by a 26-point fourth quarter the Bath County Chargers made up a five-point deficit and took a seven point win over the Craig Rockets last Wednesday, Jan. 19. More...

Pigskin report

IRVING, Texas – Now four months past surgery for a torn ACL in his knee, John Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys continues to make progress toward full recovery for the 2011 NFL season. More...

Resilient Chargers beat out Covington, 46-38

Bath 57, Highland 14 MONTEREY — The Bath County Chargers jumped to a 25-5 first-half lead and took the win over the Highland County Rams Thursday night. More...

Early Files

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A group of mainly young people are ready to enjoy a movie at the Liberty Theater in Hot Springs. The photo was likely taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s. (Photo courtesy Ann King) More...

Chamber of commerce foiled in efforts to find centennial play script

MONTEREY — The Highland County Chamber of Commerce finds itself in a bind. More...

25 years ago

January 30, 1986

• The Highland Inn Limited Partnership, the group of investors which purchased the Monterey Hotel last February, has encountered financial difficulties and is preparing to deed the hotel over to the First and Citizens Bank of Monterey. More...


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