August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Wind, wilderness chief forest plan concerns

HOT SPRINGS — Wind energy and wilderness areas on the George Washington National Forest were the main topics of conversation at a public meeting on the proposed plan revision for the forest last Wednesday at Valley Elementary School. More...

Preliminary SOL, AYP results in for Bath

WARM SPRINGS — All three Bath County schools should be accredited under the state Standards of Learning program, and preliminary results under No Child Left Behind appear to be mixed, the Bath County School Board learned Tuesday. More...

Highland considers buying, taking land in McDowell

MONTEREY — For the first time in at least 25 years, Highland officials might use their powers of eminent domain. The process involves forcing a private landowner to sell property to a public body for a public use or necessity. More...

Wings and Wheels offers family fun

INGALLS FIELD – There were lots of surprises at the 2010 Wings and Wheels atop the mountain at Ingalls Field. Perhaps the most surprising aspect was the turnout: An estimated 3,500 people attended the air and car show. More...

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Participants of The Hi ghland Center’s Youth Employment Program attended a workshop last week about using resources , our environment and sustainability. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School officials hear more ideas

MILLBORO — Bath County Public Schools representatives heard several opinions on what should be included in long-range plans for the school system at a community meeting at Millboro Elementary School last Thursday. More...

Hall joins schools’ administrative staff

WARM SPRINGS — Jane Hall is the new director of pupil personnel services and special education for Bath County Public Schools. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

Bath County School Board• Tuesday, Bonnie Lee was appointedas a part- time technology education/computer science teacher at Bath CountyHigh School. More...

Home & Property

Plecker running for sheriff

WARM SPRINGS — Robert Plecker wants to be Bath County’s next sheriff. Plecker, 45, lives in the Hot Springs area with his wife, Jill. The couple has four sons. More...

Photo

More than 200 people gathered in Millboro last Saturday night to enjoy the fun and fellowship of a street dance. Proceeds benefitted the WCHG tower fund. (Recorder photo by Margo Oxendine) More...

HCFA celebrates 60 years

MONTEREY — August is here, which means it’s almost fair time. The Highland County Fair, Highland’s social event of the year for the past six decades, will be held Aug. 30 through Sept. More...

Letters

Take advantage of sales tax holiday before school

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing to encourage Virginia families to take advantage of this year’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday, which is scheduled from Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7. More...

Chaining dogs is cruel, dangerous, reader says

Editor, The Recorder, Some comments on your article in the last issue titled “Help a Dog’s Life.” More...

Don’t forget: animal cruelty is criminal

Editor, The Recorder, This letter is addressed to those individuals who think it is a sport to shoot a domesticated cat. You need to be reminded that it is not only a horrible, inhumane act but also a crime. More...

BCHS graduate returns as principal

WARM SPRINGS — Sarah Rowe, a 1993 graduate of Bath County High School, is returning to BCHS as the school’s new principal. Rowe was appointed at the Bath County School Board meeting Tuesday. More...

Two killed in crashes

MILLBORO — Two people, including one local resident, were killed in separate vehicle crashes last week. More...

Lake Moomaw land not for sale

MONTEREY — Several area residents in Bath and Highland have heard the U.S. More...

Highland hosting restorers next week

MONTEREY — Highland will see a boost in visitors around town Aug. 8-12, although they’ll spend most of their time in a barn up by the quarry. More...

Relay day supports fight against cancer

HOT SPRINGS – Did you know there are almost 200 cancer survivors walking among us, here in Bath County? More...

Obituaries

Mona H. Robertson

WARM SPRINGS — Mona H. Robertson, 90, of Warm Springs, died Saturday June 30, 2011 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs. Mrs. More...

Clarence Edward May Jr.

RICHMOND — Clarence Edward May Jr., 82, of Richmond, formerly of Raleigh, N.C., died July 25, 2011. More...

The Rev. Thurmond Jenkins Sr.

STUARTS DRAFT — The Rev. Thurmond Jenkins Sr., 78, of 41 Arrow Head Lane, Stuarts Draft, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at his residence. He was born Oct. 21, 1932 in Nettie, W.Va., the son of the late Rev. More...

Sports

Rookie wins Greenbrier Classic

W0HITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — It was another dramatic finish in the Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour Sunday afternoon on the Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier resort. More...

Softball field project moving forward

WARM SPRINGS — The new softball field project at Bath County High School will continue after about a year of work to obtain permits. More...

Watch out, friends: Here comes Mama!

MONTEREY — Highland will welcome hundreds of people this weekend, all arriving to pedal their skills on the county’s toughest mountain climbs. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 25 — Lt. Dunnagan and Corporal Weaver assisted a citizen with keys locked in a vehicle in Cedar Creek. • July 25 — Major Chestnut and Weaver responded to a possible breaking and entering in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

Photo

Please help us identify these highly decorated “young” men. If you happen to know who they are, what all the badges mean and what the special event was, (notice the Mr. More...

Bath supervisors told Hidden Valley to be ‘scaled down’

Editor’s note: This article was gleaned from the September 11, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

August 7, 1986

• The Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Center has shelved plans for a Highland County hospice for children with AIDS. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Have your say about forests

You don’t have to be a tree-huggin’ nature lover to take a strong interest in our forests. The George Washington National Forest plan revision has been in the works for a long time now. More...

Pictorial

Between the Wings & Wheels Festival in Bath and the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge in Highland, Saturday will be — hopefully — full of visitors to our area this weekend. More...

Cynthia Rudnick: A design for living

Women of the Highlands

HOT SPRINGS – If you’ve seen Cynthia Rudnick, you know that she is blonde and beautiful, with a personality that can definitely be called “bubbly.” Yet, she describes her beginnings as “a little country bumpkin.” More...


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