August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Hospital ground-breaking set for Monday, Aug. 19

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital will break ground on its expansion project Monday, Aug. 19.  The public is invited to the ceremony, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the lower parking area. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Aug. 13, — 7 p.m. Bath County Courthouse — Room 115   More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Aug. 6, Highland supervisors heard from the U.S. Forest Service that rehab work is planned on the spot where about 6,000 immature marijuana plants were confiscated More...

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When Bath Community Hospital CEO Debbie Lipes died this week, BCH board chairman David Troast issued the following statement: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our longt More...

National Night Out is Saturday

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Sheriff’s Office is inviting the community to National Night Out Against Crime Saturday.  The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Bath County High School football field. More...

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Elizabeth McClung of Winchester, Belle Grove Plantation executive director, has retired after 17 years with the historic house in Middletown. Congressman Frank R. More...

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We don’t know if this Ferdinand-esque bull likes to smell the flowers but he sure looks comfortable. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath schools prepare for opening

MILLBORO — The Bath County School Board heard opening of school reports from principals Tuesday.  Millboro Elementary School principal Allison Hicklin said the projected enrollment at MES was 130. More...

Board to research VHSL year round practice rule

MILLBORO — Following comments Tuesday by the father of two of Bath County’s most prominent athletes, school administrative staff will gather information regarding the new Virginia High School League practice rules and report to the board More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At the board’s meeting Tuesday at Millboro Elementary School, Larry Grubbs was appointed as long-term substitute for the CTE electricity class.  More...

Sports

Mountain Mama hosts brave bikers

MONTEREY— Another large group of bike riders tested themselves last Saturday in the 12th annual Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge. More...

Fall sports practice in full swing

Bath County football players run through drills during practice Tuesday afternoon. Fall sports practice is in full swing at BCHS. (Recorder photo by Joseph Haney) More...

Pigskin Report

SAN DIEGO — Bath County native John Phillips will make his AFC debut tonight when the San Diego Chargers open the preseason at home against Seattle. More...

Early Files

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Kimberly Allen, 18, of Burnsville, is pictured taking her regal walk down the runway after being crowned Miss Bath County 1991. More...

Elderly housing eyed

Government subsidized

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 31, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher.   More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 4, 1988

• The Millboro Elementary School construction contract totaling $3,094,973 was approved and signed by Bath County School Board members on Tuesday following months of negotiations over design and construction cuts.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

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What do you need to attract folks to our mountains? Good planning, hospitality, and something fun to do. And the most important ingredient: Fair weather. More...

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

Night lights

There is nothing quite like the experience of a brilliant firefly display on a warm evening. More...

Breaking News - 8/8/2013 5:58 PM

Bath bank robbed Thursday morning  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — A suspect was quickly apprehended Thursday morning by the Bath County Sheriff's Office after allegedly robbing Carter Bank and Trust in Mitchelltown. More...

Breaking News - 8/8/2013 7:46 AM

Crash on I-64 detours traffic  Free Access 

I-64 EAST CLOSED AT MILE 104 DUE TO CRASHTraffic detoured through rest area; motorists should expect delays during a.m. commute More...

Starting ‘hot’ with no cash

MONTEREY — Ian Sawyer is hoping to heat up some local business interest by introducing a new hot sauce.  The Allegheny Mountain School fellow will be at the Highland Farmers’ Market this Friday, Aug. More...

Musical growth, insight found at camp

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• At its Aug. 1 meeting, the Monterey Town Council agreed to conduct a joint public hearing with county supervisors about the proposed More...

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Cattle climb a slope in western Highland earlier this week as the clouds bring in the cold front that brought rain showers. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

BCH has new nurse practitioner

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital has added Ambra Nida as a board certified family nurse practitioner.  More...

Conservation Field Day planned for Aug. 21

ALLEGHANY COUNTY — The Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District will host a Conservation Field Day on Wednesday, Aug. 21 to highlight local conservation efforts in the community.  More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 8/8/2013 2:31 PM

DONALD DOYLE  Free Access 

Donald L.B. Doyle MONTEREY —  Donald  L.B.  Doyle,  54,  of Monterey  passed  away  Tuesday,  Aug.  6, 2013 at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Pa.  He was born Oct. More...

DEBORAH REYNOLDS LIPES

DURHAM, N.C. — Deborah Reynolds Lipes, 56, of Hot Springs, Va., began her new life in Heaven on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Duke Medical Center, Durham, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  She was born Jan. More...

SHIRLEY MAE TRIPLETT

BLUE GRASS — Shirley Mae Triplett, 70, of Blue Grass, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at her home.  She was born March 20, 1943 in Highland County, a daughter of the late William Robert and Nora Lee Simmons Gum.  More...

Home & Property

Library Notes

• The Summer Reading Program comes to a close Aug. 10 and our fund-raising season starts in September. More...

Ag Day held Aug. 14

MONTEREY — The Highland Medical Center and Highland-Bath Farm Bureau announce the return of Agricultural Day on Aug. 14.  More...

Girl Scouts hold registration

MONTEREY — Registration for Girl Scouts will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Highland County public swimming pool from 6-9 p.m.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • July 28 — Deputy James Rexrode checked on a suspicious vehicle in Hot Springs.  • July 28 — Rexrode performed a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road.  • July 28 — Deputies checked the ar More...

Letters

Summer revival enjoyed, appreciated in Highland

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Let’s not force bad economics onto our kids

Editor, The Recorder,  If I’ve learned anything about our area, it’s that we are fond of biblical teachings and the Founding Fathers. I want to share a bit of both.  More...

Ministry appreciates support of programs

Editor, The Recorder,  The Word of Faith Church Outreach Ministry, a local ministry dedicated to helping neighbors in their time of great need, wishes to express its gratitude to the community. More...


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