April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Fire destroyed three equestrian structures at Big Lonely, the property of Karin Banks in Bolar, late Wednesday afternoon. More...

‘Natural Wonders’ show at Highland County Public Library

FOCUS on agriculture

MONTEREY — Keith Carson’s photography show, “Natural Wonders of the Highlands, ” will be on display in the Mountain View Room of the Highland County Public Library through April 28. There will be a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Work scheduled on Route 39

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Road work on Route 39 could cause some travel delays over the next week. There will be a single lane closure stretching one mile east from the West Virginia state line for work on embank- ments. More...

Kids: learn to dance!

ASHWOOD – Calling all kids from Bath, Highland and beyond: If you love to dance and want to learn from one of the best this region has ever produced, make plans to be at Valley Elementary School next Saturday, April 28. More...

10th Annual Bluegrass Jamboree is April 21

HOT SPRINGS — The 10th Annual Bluegrass Jamboree slated for Saturday, April 21 from 6-9 p.m. More...

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Allegheny Mountain String Project students and the Allegheny Mountain String Orchestra (directed by Gretta Sandberg) will perform on Saturday, April 21 at 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church at 185 More...

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Junior Miss Bath County contestants are, front row (l-r): Jordan Alexander, Alexandra Durrett, Hayden Keyser, Kimberly Malcolm, Lindsay Malcolm and Elizabeth Santrock. More...

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Garth Newel held its annual Amateur Retreat March 15-18, and 25 adult amateur musicians gathered for a long weekend of rehearsals, coachings, reading sessions, seminars and concerts. More...

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MeadWestvaco’s Covington mill recently made a donation to the Area 18 Special Olympics. The donation will be used to transport the athletes from practice to competition. More...

Simmons — Gum

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Along with their parents, Brittany Jannelle Simmons and Bradley Wade Gumm announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. Simmons is the daughter of Kent and Jennifer Simons of Franklin. More...

Wilfong — Gutshall

SENECA ROCKS/RIVERTON, W.Va. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary School

MONTEREY — Third nine weeks honor roll has been announced at Highland Elementary School, for the following students: A honor roll — Third grade: Mary Blanchard, Marshall Cornelius, Sadie Warner; fourth grade: Morgan Adams; fifth grade: Jo More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School WARM SPRINGS — Third nine weeks honor roll has been announced at Bath County High School, for the following students: More...

BCHS Achievement Booster Club Scholarship tournament is April 28

Registration deadline is Saturday

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County High School Achievement Boosters Club ninth annual Scholarship Tee-Off tournament will be held Saturday, April 28 beginning at 11 a.m. at The Homestead’s Lower Cascades Course. More...

Sports

McCoy’s hat trick leads Chargers to victory

HOT SPRINGS — Senior Mary Mc- Coy scored three goals to pace Bath to a 4-1 girls’ soccer win over Alleghany last Wednesday. More...

Highland runners set for action

MONTEREY— Coach Jason Canze and his Ram track team kick off the season this week when they travel to Parry McCluer for the team’s first meet. More...

Bath girls batters Greenbrier East, 11-0

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Bath County softball team remained unbeaten Tuesday when they defeated the Greenbrier East Spartans 11-0. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 8 — Deputy Cody Smith spoke with an individual about a complaint. • April 8 — Smith spoke with an individual about custody issues. More...

Letters

Iowa student seeks Virginia information

Editor, The Recorder, Hello. My name is Allyssa O. I am a fifth grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the history and geography of the United States. More...

Ag center, Highland lead example for growth

Editor, The Recorder, I had the great pleasure this past Tuesday, April 10 of joining a standing room only crowd, under and outside a large tent, all come to the Opening Day celebration of the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center — and what More...

Opinions & Commentary

Weigh in now with officials

Bath’s teacher salaries rank among the lowest in the state. That can have negative impacts on not only recruiting new teachers, but also retaining the quality staff Bath schools enjoy now. More...

Pictorial

The Girl Scout program in Highland County is alive and well thanks to the leadership and determination of Mary Dowdy. More...

Fires mostly in control

BATH COUNTY — Two of several forest fires named the “Easter Complex” by the U.S. Forest Service affected Bath County during the past week. More...

From Homestead to White House: A tale of two extraordinary men

Part one in a two-part series HOT SPRINGS – The Homestead enjoys a rich history. Presidents, princes and diplomats have danced in its ballrooms, lolled about its terraced suites, and enjoyed lavish, formal dining. More...

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Jean Bruns of Warm Springs retrieved this special Titanic edition of the Richmond Times Dispatch from April 28, 1912 from storage last week. A family friend sent the newspaper to her in 1955. More...

Bath supervisors discuss tax rates

WARM SPRINGS — At a work session Friday night, the Bath County Board of Supervisors indicated a desire to leave the real estate tax rate the same for 2012-13, but the personal property tax rate could rise slightly. More...

Highland budget hearing tonight

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors will conduct a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. tonight, April 19 in the county courthouse concerning a proposed $6.9 million 2012- 13 county budget spending package. More...

Highland Center set for fun fracas

MONTEREY — By day, J.R. Simmons plays the mild-mannered mechanic from Head Waters who works at Gutshall’s Exxon Service Station in Monterey. But don’t let that fool you. More...

Blighted structures list updated

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County building, planning and zoning office provided an updated list Tuesday of the structures in the county that have been declared public nuisances and their listed owners. More...

Library Notes

Highland County Public Library • Tomi Herold

• Have you tried out the library’s Kindle eReaders yet? We’ve recently loaded them with a bunch of new books so even if you have used them before there are plenty of new titles to choose from. More...

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Highland high school and middle school drama club students performed four comedy acts last weekend, earning rousing laughter from the audience. More...

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Local streams and creeks such as this one off Big Valley Road in Highland County flowed with lower-than-normal water levels this weekend. More...

Brinkley to enter inaugural class

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. —Danielle Brinkley of Millboro, a bachelor’s degree graduate of Concord University, has been accepted into the inaugural class of Marshall University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. More...

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Willie Smith (right) and Christopher Williams pose at Garth Newel Music Center, one of the many sponsors of the 10th annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree, scheduled for April 21 from 6-9 p.m. More...

First National Bank scholarship announced

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. More...

Reynolds — Smith

MILLBORO — Mr. and Mrs. Joey Reynolds of Millboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole Reynolds, to Jeremy Matthew Smith, son of Mary and David Smith of Hot Springs. More...

Obituaries

Willard Gray Wilson Jr.

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Willard Gray Wilson Jr., 68, of Marlinton passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home. Born Oct. 17, 1943 at Essex, Md., he was a son of the late Willard Gray and Mattie Waugh Wilson. More...

Delsie Mae Weese

STUARTS DRAFT — Delsie Mae Weese, 83, of Stuarts Draft and formerly of Blue Grass, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Massie Haven. She was born Oct. 20, 1928 in Blue Grass, a daughter of the late Auburn and Polly Sponaugle Weese. More...

Barbara D. Adams

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Barbara “Bobbe” Corinne Davis Adams passed away on April 12, 2012 in Corpus Christi. She was born Jan. 5, 1929 in Chatham, Va., the daughter of Corinne Dodd Davis and Allan Thornton Davis. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY Thursday-Friday, April 19-20 More...

Home & Property

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Willie Smith (left), Allegheny Mountain Radio, accepts a donation from Kayla Berry (right), MWV communications intern, in support of the Bath Bluegrass Jamboree to be held Saturday, April 21 at Bath More...

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Author and illustrator Henry Cole visited Bath County on Monday, March 12. He provided entertaining programs during the day for students in grades K-5 at Millboro and Valley Elementary Schools. More...

Early Files

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Four of the winners in the Bath County Cooperative Library’s summer reading club are pictured in this August 1980 Recorder file photo. More...

Millboro focus of national attention

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 1, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

April 19, 1962

• Richard “Dickie” Waybright has been named as the winner of the 1962 Dekalb Agriculture Accomplishment Award give to outstanding senior high school students who have had vocational agriculture training. More...


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