February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Wind energy proposal remains in committee

Judicial redistricting bill stalls

RICHMOND — A proposal to redraw judicial districts was left in a subcommittee last week during the General Assembly session. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• At Tuesday’s work session, theHighland County Board of Supervisorspassed a resolution to ask the VirginiaDepartment of Transportation topay for an access road to the count More...

Gunshot wound hospitalizes McDowell man

McDOWELL — Last Thursday, Carl Harris of McDowell was flown by helicopter to the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville following a gunshot wound to the chest at his home. More...

Photos

Dennis Clemmer, Ruritan National Director (left), inducted the Bolar Ruritan Club’s new officers for 2011. More...

Rite Aid has ample supply of shingles vaccine

CAMP HILL, Pa. — In a response to reports that the shingles vaccine is in short supply and on backorder for health care providers nationwide, Rite Aid is reminding patients that nearly 1,900 local Rite Aid pharmacies have the vaccine in stock. More...

4-H Camp counselor jobs available

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Applications are being accepted for the positions of Junior 4-H Camp Teen Counselor and Counselor-In-Training. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Boards discuss school budget, long-term issues

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board and Bath County Board of Supervisors talked about the 2011-12 school budget and some long-term issues Monday, and there wasn’t much optimism. More...

Do you know what love is? Let VES fourth-graders tell you

WARM SPRINGS — In observance of Valentine’s Day, fourth grade Valley Elementary School students shared their definition of what they believe love is, as follows: More...

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Pictured are participants at the 2010 Dominican Republic 4-H Environmental Day Camp. More...

Home & Property

Count those birds this weekend!

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Like watching birds? This week, you can put that hobby to work during the 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 18-21. More...

Forest Service offers free guide to managing invasive plants

AUBURN, Ala. More...

Western Virginia Sport Show coming to Expoland

FISHERSVILLE — The 24th annual Western Virginia Sport Show will be held at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville, Feb. 25-27. More...

Early Files

Fassifern Farm in Bath dates to American Revolution

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 30, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

February 20, 1986

• Relief wells are being drilled at Virginia Power’s Back Creek pumped storage facility. The drilling program, which began a few weeks ago, is to relieve excessive water pressure which has built up in the mountain. More...

50 years ago

February 16, 1961

• County Sanitarian James Thompson has received a positive rabies report on a wildcat killed Jan. 25 near McDowell. More...

Sheriff wants a new vehicle

MONTEREY — Highland County sheriff Herb Lightner asked the board of supervisors for a new police cruiser last May. Supervisors denied his request, but told him to come back early this year and they’d revisit the issue. More...

Highland Telephone Cooperative explains capital allocations

MONTEREY — Members of Highland Telephone Cooperative are always glad to know when “the check’s in the mail” this time of year — 1,055 were sent recently. More...

Water problem gives students long weekend

HOT SPRINGS — A water line problem at Valley Elementary School prompted the closure of Bath County Public Schools Friday, meaning coupled with a snow-related closure Thursday, students enjoyed a fourday weekend. More...

First tourism brochure rack placed at Millboro Mercantile

MILLBORO — The first of six tourism information brochure racks to be placed at businesses in Bath County was delivered to Millboro Mercantile Friday afternoon. More...

Wedding

Grant — Morse

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Mr. and Mrs. Wayne P. Grant of Waynesboro, Va. announce the marriage of their daughter, Lora, to Jerry Lenn Morse of Jacksonville, N.C. More...

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Blue Grass Ruritan Club president Doris Folks (left) pinned new Ruritan Club inductees Kitty and Robert Lambert on Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy Debbie Trible) More...

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Bath County General Registrar Louise “Lou” Plecker (r) will retire June 30 after 23 years of service. More...

Obituaries

Ann Lillian Whiteside Fry

HOT SPRINGS — Ann Lillian Whiteside Fry, 84, of 5348 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 at the Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs. She was born Nov. 26, 1926 in Hot Springs, the daughter of the late Henry M. More...

John Lewis ‘Jack’ Neff

WAYNESBORO — John Lewis “Jack” Neff, 76, of Waynesboro, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at his home. He was born April 11, 1934 in Millboro Springs. On Feb.1, 1964 he married Kay Lambert Daggy, who survives. More...

Gerald Howard Ratcliff

MONTEREY — Gerald Howard Ratcliff, 81, of Monterey, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at the home of his grandson. He was born Aug. 6, 1929 in Mustoe, a son of the late John Howard and Elva Kate McLaughlin Ratcliff. More...

Sports

Chargers fine-tune offense for post-season play

Bath 67, Covington 38 COVINGTON —The Bath County Chargers defeated the Covington Cougars for the third time in three tries this year with a victory last Thursday in the Cougar Den. More...

River denies repeat for Bath ladies

Bath 53, Covington 44 BUENA VISTA — The Bath County Chargers earned a chance to repeat as regular season Pioneer champs with a victory over the Covington Cougars Friday night at Parry McCluer High School. More...

Neighboring Wildcats shred host Rams

MONTEREY — The Highland Rams closed the regularseason in boys’ basketball with a 66-39 loss to the Pendleton County Wildcats last Thursday evening. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Feb. 7 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III responded to a report of a prowler in Millboro. • Feb. 7 —Bryan responded to a report of a dispute in Millboro. • Feb. 8 — Deputy William D. More...

Letters

Millbor reader urges defeat of farm animal bills

Editor, The Recorder, There are two companion bills before our state legislature that, under the guise of helping farm animals, in fact do the opposite. These are Senate Bill SB1026 and House Bill HB 154. More...

‘Tiger Mother’ book stirs thoughts about parenting

Editor’s note: Recorder reader Ruth Ann Marotta recently read “Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother” by Amy Chau — a book that has stirred recent controversy about parenting models — and has offered the following review for our More...

Opinions & Commentary

The push for relief should be hard shove

Other school divisions would love to have the low student-to-teacher ratios enjoyed by Bath and Highland. Urban areas, particularly, struggle to maintain adequate staff and keep classroom sizes manageable. More...

Pictorial

When Bath County’s main radio communication tower fell Sunday, county officials, particularly emergency services coordinator Andy Seabolt, sprang into action. More...

It’s true: There’s no place like home!

A Party of One

If I had ruby slippers – and I probably do, somewhere around here – I’d click them together and avow, “There’s no place like home!” More...


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