February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Track team approved

Run, Chargers, run!

WARM SPRINGS — Student athletes at Bath County High School will have another sport to join during the spring season. Tuesday, the school board approved forming a track team at BCHS. More...

Virginia Cooperative Extension pulls back on restructuring

BLACKSBURG — After an outpouring of opposition to its plans to restructure, Virginia Cooperative Extension service has put a halt to its proposed changes. Dr. More...

Should students get narcotics at school?

WARM SPRINGS — For the second time in an eightmonth period, the Bath County School Board has declined to change its policy about how medicine is administered to students. More...

Check your attic for historical documents

MONTEREY — Last month, we read the first letter Charles Alexander Hamilton wrote to his mother after he mustered into the Confederate Army. This month, we will take a look at the last letter he penned to his mother. More...

Society to hear about mound-building cultures

MONTEREY — Most of us still understand the indigenous Native Americans to be hunter-gatherers residing in small groups. More...

Wedding

WARM SPRINGS — Krista Michelle Armstrong, of Millboro, and Michael Scott Colaw, of Warm Springs, were united in marriage July 24, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at Meadow Lane Lodge and Cottages, Warm Springs. More...

Photo

Kids caught in the act of doing something good! Recently three good samaritans took it upon themselves to clean up a mess caused by some local critters. The home owner was away. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• The Bath school board honored studentswho have been named to the All-Area andAll-District honor bands. More...

Photos

American Freestyle Karate staff led a program for Millboro Elementary School students in the gym on Dec. 15. More...

Honor Roll

HOT SPRINGS — Pete Pitard, principal of Bath County High School, has announced the honor roll for the first semester grading period. More...

Home & Property

Workshop focuses on land conservation

MONTEREY — Landowners interested in learning more about voluntary land conservation options are encouraged to attend a workshop on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at The Highland Center. More...

Livestock designer shares insights on animal welfare

HARRISONBURG — For those who missed her speak at the sold-out 2011 Winter Forage Conferences, Temple Grandin — a best-selling author and the focus of a Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning HBO biopic — will appear on another episode More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 24 — Lieutenant Noel T. Dunnagan fingerprinted an individual. • Jan. 24 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver fingerprinted an individual. • Jan. 24 — Major Richard D. More...

Letters

FFA member commended for blood donation

Editor, The Recorder, We have not had a blood drive since October. Due to the bad weather across the state there is a shortage of blood in central Virginia at all hospitals. More...

Springs Nursing Center appreciates support

Editor, The Recorder, On Behalf of The Springs Nursing Center, I would like to thank each and every person who helped make Christmas a very special time for all our residents. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Where’s the justice in this?

Much like the “circuit rider” clergy of the early days in the U.S., our modern-day judges serving rural areas are already putting in heavy travel time to serve less populated counties in Virginia. More...

Pictorial

Bath’s Ryan Plecker shoots over Highland Ram Chris Moore. More...

Colonoscopy can be a life-saver

A Party of One

I am scheduled for surgery to put me back together again Thursday, Feb. 3. If that weren’t enough medical trauma – and believe me, I’ve learned a lot about that these past three months – I must first have a colonoscopy. More...

Fire marshal issues findings on explosion at Hermitage

BARTOW, W.Va. — The explosion that injured Blue Grass resident Darryl Wagner Jan. 4 has been investigated by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office. More...

KSL ‘exploring’ Homestead sale

HOT SPRINGS — KSL Capital Partners is exploring the sale of The Homestead, Peter Faraone, resort vice president and general manager, said Wednesday. More...

Lawmakers propose to split Bath, Highland judicial district

MONTEREY — As if it weren’t hard enough to get a court date around here, proposed bills in the General Assembly could make it even worse. More...

Starting point nearing for Pinehurst Heights

HOT SPRINGS — It won’t be long now. The Pinehurst Heights neighborhood rehabilitation project, in the works for more than two years, is about to begin in earnest. More...

Senate bill on wind contains new language

RICHMOND — Those opposed to Sen. Frank Wagner’s proposal for wind energy ordinances are relieved the bill contains new language this week, but what the new bill says is open to interpretation. More...

Library Notes

• The new “Baby Time,” at the Highland County Public Library, introduced inJanuary, has been a welcome success. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Board of Supervisorsmet Tuesday, Feb. 1 and agreed to seta public hearing on a request from thenon-profit Highland County Crafts fortax-exempt status. More...

Music contest to be held Feb. 20 by Bath Highland Lion Club

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath Highland Lion Lioness Club will sponsor the annual Bland Music Scholarship contest Sunday, Feb. 20, at Valley Elementary School at 3:30 p.m. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board ofSupervisorsTuesday, Feb. 8 — Regularmeeting, 7 p.m.Bath County Courthouse,Room 115 More...

Photo

The photo (left to right) shows Kitty Bull of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters, Margie Boesch, Robin Brendel and Phyllis Whetzel met to discuss the details associated with lodging, food, classes a More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Melvin Miller

BRANDYWINE, W.Va. — Kenneth Melvin Miller went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Feb. 22, 1930 in Annapolis, Md., a son of George Dewey and Ethel Burns Miller. More...

Ruby Grace Hinkle

BLUE GRASS — Ruby Grace Hinkle, 73, of Blue Grass, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1937 in Monterey, a daughter of the late Warren and Lucy Varner Hamrick. She had worked at Aileen, Inc. and Hanover Shoe Co. More...

Marion Harvey ‘Polly’ Jackson

HOT SPRINGS — Marion Harvey “Polly” Jackson, 84, of 6615 Hot Springs Road, Hot Springs, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born Feb. More...

Sports

Bath thumps Blues to set up showdown with River

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers kept a firm grasp on their part of first place in Pioneer District girls’ basketball with a 54-42 win over the Parry Mc- Cluer Blues Tuesday night. More...

Rams lose twice in Pioneer

Covington 50, Highland 33 COVINGTON — The Highland County Rams saw the return of senior center James Vaus after a four-game absence but it was not enough as the Covington Cougars took a convincing win in boys’ basketball action Monday nig More...

Rams enter final stretch of season

Tygarts Valley, W.Va. 69 Highland 19 MILL CREEK, W.Va. — The Tygarts Valley Bulldog girls’ basketball team started out fast and ended the same in a 50-point win over the Highland Rams Monday night. More...

Early Files

Photo

The Homestead Hoot Owls posed for this March 26, 1987 photo after posting a 12-1 season record. More...

Gun ordinance repeal proposal stirs controversy in Bath County

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 8, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

February 6, 1986

• The body of a 60-yearl-old woman who had been missing since the Nov. 4 flood has been found in the South Branch of the Potomac River, six miles south of Franklin, W.Va. More...



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