June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Oh, deer — population dwindling in Bath

Game department officials, hunters discuss problem, possible solutions

HOT SPRINGS — The deer population in Bath County is shrinking, both in quality and quantity. More...

Douthat concert promises smooth jazz

DOUTHAT STATE PARK – Here’s a novel idea for great family fun next Saturday, July 2. More...

Webb seeking Bath treasurer’s post

WARM SPRINGS — Pam Webb of Burnsville wants to become Bath County’s next treasurer. More...

‘Spirit of America’ salutes Independence Day

WARM SPRINGS – The Mountain Valley Players are at it again: Singing, dancing, cavorting in comic skits. The new show, “The Spirit of America,” is a salute to the nation, in celebration of the Fourth of July. More...

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Through the generosity of the Virginia State Police Military Surplus Program and Bath Community Hospital, Bath County deputies have new first aid kits to carry with them on patrol. More...

Convicted thief to serve four years in jail

WARM SPRINGS – A man convicted of breaking into vehicles and stealing or destroying property will serve four consecutive sentences in Alleghany Regional Jail. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Greenbrier Classic attracting big names, large crowds on PGA Tour set for July

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — It would be hard to imagine that any other first-year tournament on the PGA Tour could top the 2010 Greenbrier Classic. More...

Memorial basketball camp scheduled for June 27-29

HOT SPRINGS — The James McComb Memorial Basketball Camp will be held Monday, June 27 through Wednesday, June 29 at Bath County High School. McComb, who died Dec. More...

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The Highland Wizards 10 and Under AAU basketball team won two recent tournaments. They won the Franklin County Wolf Pack Jamboree May 14 and the Knights Classic May 21. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 14 — Cpl. Weaver responded to a report of a fallen tree blocking the road in Hot Springs. • June 15 — Sgt. Bryan responded to a report of property damage in Millboro. More...

Early Files

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This picture from the 1930 edition of the Valley High School Valleyscope yearbook shows the school’s Hi-Y Club. More...

Area man to spend $10 million to erect crosses

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 26, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, Gene Christie was editor. MILLBORO — John Mitchell’s farm on U.S. More...

25 years ago

June 26, 1986

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors approved renewal of the current medical insurance policy for county employees at a special meeting Monday night, but indicated that some changes may have to be made in the policy in future years. More...

Pendleton asked to create wind energy ordinance

New project would straddle Va.-W.Va. state line

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Once again, the Allegheny Highlands is gearing up to debate the merits of commercial wind energy — this time for a project on Shenandoah Mountain. More...

Bath HS principal rescinds resignation

WARM SPRINGS — Based on developments at the June 14 meeting of the Bath County Board of Supervisors, Bath County High School principal Pete Pitard said last week he has rescinded his resignation. More...

One permit approved, other renewed

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals approved one new conditional use permit and renewed another Monday. A permit request by Anthony Skeens to operate an auto repair shop at 100 Ridge Road in the Millboro area was approved. More...

McDowell resident could still use help

Medical bills continue to mount

McDOWELL — When a pastor from Highland County sounds the alarm for someone in need, people pay attention. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Circuit Court

• Highland County Circuit Court heldterm day Tuesday and the grandjury considered two indictments.The grand jury found insufficientcause to indict Joshua Tyler Gwin on More...

Property on the block, but no change in Preserve status

HOT SPRINGS — While a development owned by Celebration Associates is currently under foreclosure and will be auctioned Wednesday, the Homestead Preserve development is in no such danger, one of its principals said this week. More...

Wilt still going after 25 years

BLUE GRASS — “Opening Monday, June 2! Wilt’s Body Shop — Complete body and fender repairs • Reconditioning and restoration • Crash repairs • Custom Painting — Free Estimates — Wilton L. Simmons Ph. More...

Correction

In last week’s Recorder, three scholarships were incorrectly attributed. The Maple Valley Community Club gave $500 scholarships to Travis Hoyt, Christopher Moore, and Caitlyn Ralston in memory of James W. Moon. More...

Obituaries

Janice Lee Nelson

HOT SPRINGS — Janice Lee Nelson, 60, of 5274 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at her residence. She was born April 1, 1951 in Alleghany County, the daughter of Ralph “Junior” Nelson Jr. More...

Ellen Marie Wolfe

ASHWOOD — Ellen Marie Wolfe, 65, of 14 Forestry Road, Ashwood, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Bath Community Hospital. She was born Oct. 4, 1945, in Bath County, to the late George Washington Wolfe and Maude Audrey Wolfe. More...

Home & Property

In Brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Highland County supervisors votedTuesday to opt out of the Line ofDuty Act Fund administered by theVirginia Retirement System. More...

Bath redistricting plan approved by feds

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County’s redistricting plan has been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice. In a letter to county attorney Michael Collins dated June 16, T. Christian Herren Jr. More...

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John Payne is the grandson of Highland merchant Virgil Bishop. Payne spends summers at the Bishop House in Monterey, tending to the garden and the American Pillar Rose in the background. More...

Letters

Visitor impressed by blues, jazz festival at Garth Newel

Editor, The Recorder, Just wanted to thank the staff, and Dick Riley, executive director, of the Garth Newel Music Center, for making the 2011 Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival such an outstanding success! More...

Opinions & Commentary

Once burned, twice shy next door

Pendleton County residents learned their lessons about the wind industry the hard way five years ago. Upon hearing recently another industrial project was planned for one of the county ridges, they were prepared. More...

Pictorial

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