June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Kindergarten to stay at MES

MILLBORO — There will be kindergarten at Millboro Elementary School when the 2011-12 school year begins in August. More...

Graduate endures harrowing senior year

MONTEREY — Ah, the last year of high school. Senior trips. College applications. Pranks and homecoming and prom. Saying goodbye to longtime friends, and preparing for the life’s long journeys ahead. More...

Bath Hospital has new chief financial officer

HOT SPRINGS — For new Bath Community Hospital chief financial officer Mark Hall, time has flown by during his first few weeks on the job. Hall began his duties at BCH May 2. More...

Blanchard seeks reelection

MONTEREY — Incumbent Highland supervisor David Blanchard has qualified to be a candidate for that office again in November’s general elections. More...

Bath, Highland part of communications consortium

HOT SPRINGS — Emergency services agencies from several counties met at the Hot Springs Fire Department Wednesday to begin an effort they hope will end with different agencies being able to communicate with each other more effectively. More...

Highland FFA honors members at banquet

MONTEREY — The Highland FFA Chapter held its annual banquet Friday, May 6. There were roughly 140 members, parents, and other guests present. The banquet is held to honor members and show appreciation to supporters in the community. More...

Special Sections

Schools

BCHS Class of 2011 celebrates commencement

WARM SPRINGS – Every seat in the vast auditorium at Bath County High School was filled last Friday, as the Class of 2011 received diplomas and treated the crowd to parting remarks. Finding parking for the 7 p.m. More...

BCHS scholarships awarded

WARM SPRINGS – More than $161,000 in scholarships were awarded to members of the Bath County High School Class of 2011 last Thursday, during the annual Class Night. More...

Highland hires new principal for HHS

MONTEREY — Following a weekslong search by the Highland County School Board, Highland High School now has a new principal in place — April Goff. More...

Home & Property

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At Millboro Elementary School recently, these riders raised $1,651 for St. Jude’s Research Hospital during the school bike-a-thon. (Photo courtesy MES) More...

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Jennifer Arline, a seventh-grader at Millboro Elementary School, has ridden in the St. Jude’s Bike-a- thon since she was a preschooler. (Photo courtesy MES) More...

McNeal honored as ‘mother of Westminster’

MILLBORO — Westminster Chapel presented a special Mother’s Day tribute to Aileen McNeal during services earlier this month. McNeal has been a long-time supporter and devotee to the chapel, even when it’s congregation dwindled. More...

Letters

Congratulations to Allegheny Mountain Strings Project

Editor, The Recorder, A wonderful thing has come to the Bath/Highlands/ Allegheny area — the Allegheny Strings Project — offering fine instruction in violin, viola, and cello to our young people. More...

Citizens deserve explanation from Bath’s school board

Editor, The Recorder, It was with a great deal of interest, mixed with an equal part of consternation, that I observed last evening’s meeting (Tuesday) of the Bath County School Board. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Volunteers make the difference in Highland and Bath counties. Most of the time, what they do goes unnoticed. More...

What went so wrong?

How did some Bath County School Board members find themselves under fire suddenly in recent weeks? Simple: They weren’t listening. More...

Breaking News - 6/12/2011 12:18 PM

STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPS  Free Access 

Chargers bringing home the trophy!

For the first time in Bath County High School history, the Chargers are bringing home a State Championship softball trophy. More...

BCHS principal resigns

MILLBORO — Bath County High School principal Pete Pitard announced his intention to resign Tuesday night after the school board left in place a decision made May 19 to eliminate the assistant principal position at the school. School board memb More...

Wells Fargo new owner of Homestead Preserve

HOT SPRINGS — Following several months of debt restructuring, Wells Fargo Bank is now owns the Homestead Preserve development. More...

Landowner approved for rezoning

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, Monterey Town Council voted to rezone a portion of 10 acres owned by Sherry Sullenberger and bordered by Myers-Moon Road and U.S. 250 from R-5 residential to B-2 business that falls within the town limits. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• The Monterey Town Council met at the HighlandCounty Public Library on Thursday, June 2.• Mayor Janice Warner said she had spokenwith Margie Boesch and Kevin Wagner aboutins More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Dr. John Downey, president ofBlue Ridge Community College,spoke to the board of supervisorsTuesday. More...

Street dance raises $3,000

Above: More than 300 people, from infants to great-grandparents, showed up to have a rollicking good time at the street dance in downtown Hot Springs last Saturday. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsCourthouse, Room 115Tuesday, June 14 — 7 p.m.• VDOT resident administratordistrict report, Susan Hammond: More...

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Friday, May 13, the Citizens for Education hosted a movie night for Millboro family and friends. Movie night has become a tradition at Millboro Elementary School as a spring gathering every year. More...

New FFA officer team

MONTEREY — On May 11, the Highland Future Farmers of America Chapter elected its 2011-12 officer team, which consists of returning officers and new leaders. More...

Obituaries

Justice Roscoe Stephenson jr.

COVINGTON — Justice Roscoe Bolar Stephenson Jr., age 89, of 111 Mountaineer Drive, Apt. 20, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Brian Center Alleghany, Low Moor. He was the husband of Jane Edmunds Stephenson. More...

Marie Wiley

RENO, Nev. — Marie Wiley, 86, passed away at her home in Reno, on May 30, 2011. She was born in Warm Springs, Va., on Dec. 18, 1924, to the late Charlie and Ollie Armstrong. More...

Alice Mae Simmons

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Alice Mae Simmons, 77 of Baker, W.Va., died June 4, 2011 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 6/11/2011 11:16 AM

Bath softball, tennis players head for state finals!  Free Access 

Bath County ladies swept up in state semi-final play today. Both the softball team and doubles tennis team beat opponents to move on to state finals tomorrow (Saturday). More...

Charger softball earns trip to state semifinals

CASTLEWOOD — The Bath County Charger softball squad is one of the last four teams left standing in the State Group A, Division 1 tournament after finishing runner-up in the Region C last weekend and defeating Castlewood in the State quarterfina More...

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The 2011 BCHS JV softball team was (l-r) in front: Whitney Shifflett, Allison Williams, Tabitha McCulley, Desaray Utley, Mikahla Puffenbarger, and Misty Lowry; in back: coach Sandra Williams, Lacey K More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 1 — Lt. Dunnagan and Dep. Smith responded to an activated burglar alarm. • June 1 — Dunnagan and Smith responded to a report of a possible prowler in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

Horsepower, sleds used to remove log cabin from National Forest

Editor;s note: This article was shared with The Recorder by Ray Kisamore and was originally published in the June 19, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

June 12, 1986

• Jack Strasser was re-elected chairman of the Bath County Public Service Authority at its regular monthly meeting Monday night. More...

50 years ago

June 8, 1961

• Highland County pupils finished up with end-of-year examinations yesterday (Wednesday) and will take a holiday today before returning for report cards on Friday, the final day of classes for this term. More...


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