February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Bath man found not guilty of felony

WARM SPRINGS – It took a jury of seven men and five women less than an hour to return a verdict in Bath Circuit Court last Friday: Steven Ailstock was found not guilty of aggravated sexual battery against a minor. More...

Bath supervisors begin budget process

WARM SPRINGS — The long and difficult process toward a 2011-12 county budget began Tuesday when the Bath County Board of Supervisors held its first work session. More...

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The annual Maple Queen pageant will be held this Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at Highland High School. More...

USFS conducts prescribed burn in Bath County

WARM SPRINGS — The USDA Forest Service plans to treat portions of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Bath County with prescribed fire. More...

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The Springs Nursing Center Celebrated Valentine’s Day By crowning a King and Queen during its party. The party was donated by Julia Alphin, a dedicated volunteers. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Monterey Town Council metat 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3at the Highland County PublicLibrary. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Bath County High School FCCLA members hold “His & Hers” FCCLA bingo prizes for the fund-raiser on Feb. 27, at BCHS Cafeteria. More...

Achievements

Tiffany Renee Sheffer WINCHESTER — Tiffany Renee Sheffer, of Verona, has been named to the dean’s list at Shenandoah University for the fall 2010 semester. More...

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Highland Elementary School good citizens for the month of February are pictured (l-r) Cami Carpenter, kindergarten; Cassidie Mowry, first grade; Sadie Warner, second grade; Morgan Adams, third grade; More...

Sports

Bath Chargers move on to Region C semifinals

Bath 37, Covington 36 BUCHANAN — Bath junior forward Alexa Faraone banked in a three-pointer as time expired to give the Chargers an exciting win over the Covington Cougars Thursday night in the Pioneer District Tournament semifinals. More...

Knights knock Chargers from Pioneer tourney

BUCHANAN — The Bath County Chargers took on defending State Champ James River on the Knights’ home floor and were defeated, 56-39, in the Pioneer District semifinals last Wednesday, Feb. 16. More...

Pioneer District Basketball Standings

Boys District Overall Parry McCluer 10-0 17-6 James River 8-2 18-6 Bath 6-4 13-8 Covington 4-6 4-17 Craig 2 More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Feb. 15 – Major Richard D. Chestnut responded to a report of a breaking and entering. • Feb. 15 – Sheriff R. Larry Norfleet spoke with a resident regarding damages to private property. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Highland County supervisor Jerry Rexrode has a problem with conservation easements. More...

Take control before it’s too late

So the Commonwealth of Virginia wants to be a shining star in the world of renewable energy. A laudable goal. More...

Camp memories bring happy thoughts

A Party of One

In a recent column about cupcakes, I wrote about the time we were served cake batter for dessert, after the 4-H Camp ovens went kerflooey. That night, lying in bed, I got to thinking about 4-H camp. Oh, what a wonderful place it was. More...

Salary increases, principal to be added to school budget

WARM SPRINGS — Salary increases and a third full-time principal will be included in the next draft of the 2011-12 Bath County Public Schools budget. In previous sessions, the school board discussed alternatives for giving employees pay raises. More...

Conserving property can benefit landowners

MONTEREY — Faye Cooper of Cooper Conservation Advisors, told a group of local landowners Sunday there has been a “massive growth of private use of conservation easements” in the last 10 years. More...

County turns down sheriff’s car, for now

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors held a continued meeting Tuesday to decide that Sheriff Herbert Lightner would not get the new vehicle he requested a week ago. More...

Wind energy bill passes House

RICHMOND — A bill addressing wind energy passed the House Tuesday, 95-0. More...

Radio back on the air

HOT SPRINGS — After being off the air for about six days, Allegheny Mountain Radio station WCHG resumed broadcasting the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 18. More...

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Troop 95, sponsored by Hot Springs Presbyterian Church, competed in the 2011 Klondike Derby at Camp Shenandoah in Swoope. Troop 95 finished in first place among 24 area troops. More...

Documentary shares stories of Bath students, teachers

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Library will celebrate Black History Month on Monday, Feb. More...

Obituaries

Alice Brubeck Bogan

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. — Alice Brubeck Bogan, 81, of Mechanicsville, formerly of Landover, died Feb. 4, 2011. Born Sept. 3, 1929 in Hot Springs, she was the daughter of Raymond E. More...

Arthur Beverly ‘Tom’ Davies III

MILLBORO — Arthur Beverly “Tom” Davies III, 86, of Bath County, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. He was born June 29, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late A.B. More...

Charles N. ‘Charlie’ Ruddle

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Mr. Charles N. “Charlie” Ruddle, 80, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1930 at Franklin, and was the son of the late Roy Campbell Ruddle and Leta Simmons Ruddle. More...

Home & Property

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Blues historian, guitarist, and recording artist Scott Ainslie taught some tricks of his trade to more than a dozen players Sunday afternoon at Garth Newel Music Center, following his stellar perform More...

Conservation District offers free will cuttings

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

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Kenny Robertson (right) of Warm Springs was recently recognized by the Highland County Fair Association for serving on the board of directors for 50 years. More...

Early Files

Recorder sold to new publisher

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 5, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher, Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

February 27, 1986

• State Trooper Phillip Cheek, a native of Lee County, has been assigned to the Highland-Bath County area. Cheek graduated from the State Police Academy on Feb. 14 and will be stationed in Monterey for his two-year initial assignment. More...

50 years ago

February 23, 1961

• The State Highway Commission has adopted a firm policy of acquiring 40-foot minimum rights of way for all future improvements on the secondary road system, and for all rural additions accepted after Dec. 31, 1961. More...


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