February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Chris Cauley’s ‘Grenade’ blows away the judges

Viewers across America watched “The Voice” on NBC again Sunday. It was a special experience for those in Bath County, who finally got a taste of Chris Cauley. More...

Bath economic development plan progressing

HOT SPRINGS — More and more people are commuting outside Bath County to work. More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors More...

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Highland County EDA

• Building the case to help supporttourism development through aproposed lodging tax was a topic ofdiscussion Feb. More...

Clarification

Beth Armstrong of Mill Gap clarified her position on the Jacob Meck conditional use permit application after an article in last week’s issue. More...

Contestants sought for music contest

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath Highland Lion Lioness Club is sponsoring the annual Bland Music Scholarship Contest to be held in March. The contest includes instrumental and vocal competitions. More...

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Grace Blanchard, page for the House of Delegates, and Sam Leech, State 4-H mentor, celebrated 4-H Day together at the General Assembly in Richmond. (Photo courtesy Rodney Leech) More...

Production, marketing workshops set for March

MONTEREY — Producers and farmers face a changing landscape in terms of meeting consumer preferences and tastes, as well as finding the proper ways to effectively market their products. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Students share love

HOT SPRINGS — Fourth grade students in Mrs. Carter’s and Mrs. Davis’ class at Valley Elementary School shared the following Valentine’s Day expressions on what love is during a recent language writing assignment. More...

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Highland County School Board

• During the Feb. 13 meetingof the Highland County SchoolBoard, Superintendent Dr. More...

Achievements

Vincent L. Murray CLIFTON FORGE — Vincent L. Murray of Monterey has been named to the vice president’s list at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College for the fall semester. More...

Home & Property

Bath scholastic bowl team headed to state tournament

DAMASCUS — The Bath County High School scholastic bowl team finished as Region C runners-up Saturday and is headed to the Group A state tournament. More...

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Highland High School sophomore Julia Billingsley (center) has been chosen to attend a youth tour with the Foundation for Rural Service, sponsored by Highland Telephone Cooperative, a member of the Na More...

Early Files

Williamsville community builds fire department

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 30, 1976 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

February 15, 1962

• Just Comment — Mrs. More...

25 years ago

February 19, 1987

• Residents of Highland County will see a change in their county auto license decal this year. The old maple leaf design, which has graced the stickers for several years, has been replaced with the county seal on the new 1987 licenses. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Bicentennial quilt: Labor of love lives on

A Party of One

When I saw the “Times Past” photo in last week’s Recorder, my heart leapt. There they were, the dear ladies who made one of my favorite quilts. The ladies – all elderly in 1976 – have long gone to their blessed reward. More...

Pictorial

The Bath County High School scholastic bowl team earned Region C runner-up honors Saturday and will now compete in the state Group A tournament Feb. 25. More...

So far, so good for new Bath officials

Following the elections in November, “new” was the order of the day in Bath County. There were new school board members, new supervisors, a new sheriff and treasurer and a new county administrator who started full-time in October. More...

Retreats poised for visitors

HOT SPRINGS — Natural Retreats, a global company offering unique vacation experiences to travelers, is up and running in Bath County. Head of U.S. sales Chad Rowe said Natural Retreats offers vacation rentals and guided outdoor activities. More...

It’s all about money for Bath County

HOT SPRINGS — With projected reductions in federal and state funding coupled with likely increases in retirement and insurance costs, the 2012-13 budget process is proving to be a tough one for the Bath County School Board. More...

BAWF beagles take to the air

WARM SPRINGS – A town with a name like Palm Bay, Florida, sounds like a great place to fly to this time of year. Sunshine, salty breezes, warm sand beaches. Who wouldn’t want to take a trip? More...

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 17-20

Watch for Snowy Owls, early migrants on the move

WARM SPRINGS — Warmer temperatures and lack of snow in parts of North America are setting the stage for what could be a most intriguing 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, coming up Feb. More...

Get set for managing markets workshops

MONTEREY — USDA’s Risk Management Agency and Virginia Cooperative Extension invite livestock producers to learn new risk management strategies and discover the right level of risk for their operations. More...

New Orleans, La.- favorite hits Bath stage on Saturday

HOT SPRINGS — The Garth Newel Music Center is proud to welcome New Orleans songwriter-vocalist-guitarist-bandleader Eric Lindell and his trio to the Herter Hall stage on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Blades of dormant grass poke out of the snow and ice during the subzero wind chill from this weekend’s cold snap. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Black History art on display at Bath library

WARM SPRINGS — An art display in recognition of Black History Month is on display at the Bath County Library through March 15. Perlista Y. More...

Obituaries

Wilton Max Harper Jr.

Wilton Max Harper Jr. FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Wilton Max Harper Jr., 67, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Feb. More...

Eugene Kenton Mitchell

Head Waters — Eugene Kenton Mitchell, 90, of Head Waters, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehab. He was born Dec. 5, 1921 the son of the late Gilbert and Lillie Kate Armstrong Mitchell. More...

Ethel Mae Whitecotton Green

HOT SPRINGS— Ethel Mae Whitecotton Green, 97, of 4033 Dunns Gap Road, Hot Springs, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at the Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs. More...

Sports

Bath Co. leaves Rockets behind

NEW CASTLE — The Chargers did it again. Following a 10-day break, they faced the Craig County Rockets in the quarterfinals of the Pioneer district tournament Tuesday night. And, just like the last time the two teams met Feb. More...

Chargers advance, eliminate Highland

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ basketball team advanced to the Pioneer District semifinals after defeating the Highland Rams 41-12 in the quarterfinals Tuesday night. More...

Craig County outlasts Highland

MONTEREY— An elusive Pioneer District win was not to come for Highland last Thursday. The Rams lost a hardfought 54-44 battle to Craig County in the final regular season game for both teams. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • Feb. 1 — Received a report of reckless driving, Blue Grass Valley Road. • Feb. 1 — Conducted well being check, Doe Hill Road. • Feb. More...

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • Feb. 5 — Lieutenant Noel Dunnagan unlocked a vehicle in Millboro. • Feb. 5 — Deputy Cody Smith assisted Clifton Forge rescue with a call on Douthat State Park Road. More...

Letters

Swecker family urges support for projects

Editor, The Recorder, Thank you, Highland community, for the many greetings sent to (Sunnyside resident) George Swecker at Christmas. More...

Are Paddy Knob deer herds disappearing?

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing this letter in reference to the last meeting the Quality Deer Management Association had on deer management. I have been camping and hunting in the area of Paddy Knob for the past 60 years. More...



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