June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Lots of discussion, but no action

Bath school board makes no decision on BCHS leadership

WARM SPRINGS — People came to the Bath County School Board closeout meeting last Thursday waiting for a decision on whether the board would reinstate the assistant principal position at Bath County High School. They’re still waiting. More...

Bath grand jury indicts six

WARM SPRINGS – Last week, a Bath grand jury handed down 31 indictments. This week, six people received notification they had been charged. All will appear in Bath County Circuit Court July 15. More...

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Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County PlanningCommission and the Highland CountyBoard of Supervisors held a jointpublic hearing last Thursday to receiveinput on two conditional use permit More...

Proposal for judicial districts draws regional opposition

MONTEREY — The plan to change Virginia’s judicial court districts is still alive. If it succeeds, Bath and Highland districts could be seriously underserved, court officials say. More...

Williams running for treasurer

WARM SPRINGS — Sandra Williams of Bacova is hoping to become the next Bath County treasurer. More...

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Highland CountyBoard of Supervisors• At its 2010- 11 closeout meetingTuesday night, the board held a publichearing before amending the 2010- More...

Garth Newel announces new pianist

WARM SPRINGS – When the Garth Newel Chamber players inaugurate the 2011 summer season this Saturday, a new pianist will be at the Steinway. More...

Historical society sponsors tour of Turkey

McDOWELL — If you love history, the Highland Historical Society is sponsoring a special trip you don’t want to miss. More...

Photo

Cristie Harold, of Cristie & Co. Photography, hosted a “Third Thursday” event on June 16th at the Bath County Chamber of Commerce office from 5:30pm -7:30pm. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board questions retiree health costs

MONTEREY — The Highland County School Board continued its discussion of the pros and cons of school-sponsored health insurance for retirees Monday night. More...

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Highland County School Board

• The Highland County School Board heldits closeout session for fiscal year 2010-11 Monday night, following a dinner inhonor of retiring superintendent PercyNowlin. More...

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Bath County School Board

• Lumina Shifflett presented the SchoolHealth Advisory Board report. More...

Home & Property

BCHS culinary student earns award

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School culinary arts student Zachary Woodzell has earned his ProStart National Certificate of Achievement. More...

Burley — Lightner

Engagement

MONTEREY — Sheriff and Mrs. Herbert R. Lightner of Monterey are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Ryan, to Kirsten Burley, daughter of Wesley and Odette Burley of Chesterfield. Ms. More...

Early Files

Photo

This photo was taken 70 years ago at Warm Springs School in 1941. Front row (l-r) Mary Frances Cauley, Janie Bussard, Earl Cauley, Tommy Stephenson and Frankie Stephenson. More...

Tournament, Horse Show Highlights of 4th Celebration

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from July 7, 1955 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard and Pete Beckett were editors and publishers. More...

25 years ago

July 3, 1986

• Most area farmers have completed the first haying of the season. Extension agents Rodney Leech of Highland and John Trimble of Bath report the crop is a little below average due to the lack of rain earlier in the season. More...

Telling her story for her sister

MUSTOE — Sheryl Griffin takes 20 different types of medicine a day. Some of them make it impossible for her to go out into the sunlight. She doesn’t eat much, but continues to gain weight. She lives on pills and ginger ale. More...

‘Sticky blood’ — the silent killer

MONTEREY — June is Antiphospholipid Syndrome month. APS is “an autoimmune disorder where antibodies affect normal blood clotting and increase the risk of blood clots and miscarriages,” says the Rare Thrombotic Diseases Consortium. More...

Butterfly count planned in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Are you interested in butterflies? If so, the North American Butterfly Association has a way to spend a day in Bath County. More...

Planners discuss ridgetop protection, wind energy

WARM SPRINGS — What started out as one issue turned into two Monday night when the Bath County Planning Commission talked about an ordinance it is working on to regulate small wind energy systems, as well as ridgetop protection. More...

Photo

The Bath County Service Authority recently completed another year of work without a lost-time injury. More...

Photo

The Bath Senior Center went to Cass Railroad on June 22. They went to the museum, gift shop and had lunch at the Last Run restaurant. Then they went on the two hour train ride. More...

Children’s theater delights crowd

ASHWOOD – An appreciative crowd of families and friends enjoyed the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “The Tortoise Versus the Hare” Saturday at Valley Elementary School. More...

Blue Grass Ruritans celebrate Independence Day

BLUE GRASS — Independence Day is a particularly valued celebration among the hearty folk of Highland County who have known no other way of life than independence and self-reliance for generations. More...

Summer reading program at HCPL

MONTEREY — The Summer Reading program is under way. Registrations have begun for the reading portion of the “Amazing Tales at Your Library” Summer Reading program. Kids can read for prizes from now until Saturday, Aug. 6. More...

State library Legacy project coming to Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The Library of Virginia 150th Legacy Project will be at the Bath County Historical Society in Warm Springs on July 30 to make digital images of Civil War material from the county. More...

Obituaries

Betty Lew Davis Moore

TROUTVILLE — Betty Lew Davis Moore, age 82, of 1511 Gravel Hill Road, Troutville Va. passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke. More...

Assunta ‘Sue’ Maria Ryder

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Assunta Maria Ryder, 93, of Mountain Grove, died Friday, June 24, 2011 at her residence. More...

Thomas P. ‘Skip’ Lennon

GEORGIA — Thomas Patrick “Skip” Lennon died at his home in Georgia on June 19. Skip was the son of Thomas J. and Anne Lennon and had many friends in Hot Springs. A memorial service will be held in Hot Springs at a later date. More...

Sports

Highlanders named to horse center Hall of Fame

LEXINGTON — The Virginia Horse Center held its annual dinner recently and inducted Karin and the late Bill Banks of Highland County and Bebe Haynes of Bath County into the VHC Hall of Fame. More...

Pigskin report

IRVING, Texas — It’s been about two months since John Phillips returned to Texas to get ready for the 2011 NFL season with his Dallas Cowboys teammates. More...

Relay golf tournament scheduled

COVINGTON — Team Walking For Life will hold a golf tournament at Cliffview Golf Club in Covington on Saturday, July 30. The format will be four-person (men, women, mixed) Captain’s Choice teams. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

• June 15 — Accompanied social services on a home visit. • June 16 — Responded to a report of vandalism, Upper Back Creek Road. • June 16 — Responded to a report of larceny, Doe Hill Road. More...

Letters

Readers urges support for timbering on forest

Editor, The Recorder, The U.S. Forest Service has issued its draft plan for the next 20 years. The 1,000-page report includes seven detailed maps (Plans A through G) showing the various alternatives. More...

Review some facts about Bath’s future

Editor’s note: Millboro resident Pete Minetree sent this letter to each member of the Bath County Board of Supervisors and shared it with The Recorder for publication. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Another heartwarming and at times hilarious Missoula Children’s Theater production last weekend offered 41 children the opportunity to do something fun, and learn a lot at the same time. More...

Circuit breaker

If it were not for a few senators serving on the courts of justice committee, the lines for new judicial circuits would already be drawn. More...


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