August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Six probation violators face court

WARM SPRINGS – Six people previously convicted in Bath County Circuit Court faced Judge Humes Franklin last Friday on probation violation. Four were recipients of the judge’s leniency; two were sent to jail.  More...

Millboro man dies in Augusta County wreck

STAUNTON — A 56-year-old Millboro man was one of two people to die in an early-morning vehicle accident on Route 262, the loop around Staunton, on Monday.  John D. Seale Jr. More...

Correction

The meal for the cancer survivors Aug. 11 at Millboro Elementary School was prepared by the Millboro Ruritans, and served by the Bath County Relay for Life Committee.  More...

Clarification

In the Aug. 15 Recorder Bath County Board of Supervisors “In Brief,” a statement by supervisor Claire Collins was not used in its entirety. The full quote was as follows: “In government, perception becomes reality. More...

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Little Heidi Grimes gets a welcoming hug on Highland’s first day of school from the “Wild about Learning” theme monkey played by elementary principal Teresa Blum’s sister, Wen More...

Highland once home to 30 P.O.s

MONTEREY — The recent Recorder article on changes in the U.S. More...

Sen. Warner rep hosts meetings

ROANOKE — Drew Densmore, Outreach Representative of Sen. Mark Warner’s Roanoke office, will hold remote office hours at the Highland County Public Library, Monterey, from 12-1 p.m. and at the Bath County Courthouse, from 2-3 p .m. More...

Predictable winter?

One of the coolest and foggiest early months of August in memory was expected to give way to warmer and muggier summerlike weather in time for the first day of school and the county fair.  More...

Rocket team returns

MONTEREY — Ready to take off?  A “Summer’s End” rocket launch is coming up next month, and will include a fun night launch, too.  Valley AeroSpace Team returns to Highland and invites everyone to come watch rockets t More...

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A rough section of sidewalk on the Highland school campus got replaced Monday in time for the first day of school Aug. 21. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Labor Day weekend sheepdog trials set in Williamsville

McDOWELL — Sheepdog and shepherd compete together in the storied tradition of trials that test the mettle of both. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse – Room 115 Tuesday, Aug. 27 — 7 p.m.   More...

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The Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department participated in the 32nd annual mini-convention regional firefighter competition of the Virginia State Firefighter Association July 27 at Dabney Lancaster Co More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Bath County schools opened Tuesday. These students boarded their bus in Mitchelltown Tuesday morning for their first trip of the year. More...

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Hunter Waldeck, (front) and Ethan Miller, (back) make their way into Millboro Elementary School on the first day of classes for the 2013-14 school year. (Photo courtesy MES) More...

CRPA awards scholarships to local students

WARM SPRINGS — The Cowpasture River Preservation Association recently awarded two scholarships to high school graduates from Alleghany High School and Bath County High School.  More...

Home & Property

Wedding

Hull — Murray

BLUE GRASS — Vincent and Hannah Murray, along with their families, announce their May 11, 2013 wedding, which took place at Blue Grass United Methodist Church in the beautiful Blue Grass Valley, of Highland County.  The Rev. More...

Reunion

Arbogast family

GROTTOES — The annual family reunion of Abel P. and Amanda Swecker Arbogast was held at Grand Caverns Park on Aug.18. More...

Get ready for the Methoterian Cook-Off

McDOWELL — On Saturday, Sept. 7, from 4-6 p.m.  More...

Early Files

Windy Cove Presbyterian history dates from 1749

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 2, 1974 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 18, 1988

• Dr. More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 15, 1963

• Several McDowell area ladies have just completed a Medical Self-Help course sponsored by the Highland County Health Department. More...

BCH breaks ground on $14 million project

HOT SPRINGS — A new helipad, a larger emergency department, a new cafeteria and more space to provide the latest medical services are all part of a $14 million renovation project at Bath Community Hospital.  More...

Drainage project plans to help in heavy rains

HOT SPRINGS — The Virginia Department of Transportation hopes to lessen drainage problems along Main Street and U.S. 220 during heavy rain.  More...

Squads team up to bolster rescue

MONTEREY — Highland and Bath volunteer rescue squads have united to provide local EMT (emergency medical technician) training opportunities.  “This is an effort to address the need for more EMS volunteers that our communities truly n More...

BCH has new doctor

HOT SPRINGS —Bath Community Hospital has added Levi Rizk, D.O., a doctor of osteopathic medicine, further enhancing access to healthcare close to home. Rizk recently relocated to Bath County from St. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a breakfast at Country Cafe recently to welcome Jason Paret, the new CEO of Bath Community Hospital. More...

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A hummingbird fluttered its wings in search for a sugary snack in Monterey last week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Taste of Highland delights crowd

About 155 people enjoyed the Taste of Highland last Friday at the Highland Center. More...

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Musicians performed a concert in observance of the 20th anniversary of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Aug. 18. More...

Farmers’ Market to hold food drive

MONTEREY — Summer may be farmers’ market season, but helping friends and neighbors is a year-round endeavor.  The Highland Farmers’ Market is holding its annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Day on Friday, Aug. More...

Bath Relay raises over $37K

Patsy and Jack Woodzell are a constant presence at the Relay for Life. Both have survived cancer. Their daughter-in-law Trudy has served as co-chair for the past five years, along with Kim May. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a breakfast at Country Cafe recently to welcome Jason Paret, the new CEO of Bath Community Hospital. More...

Healing Farm awarded top animal welfare certification

MONTEREY — The herd of beef cattle at Healing Farm is now certified as Animal Welfare Approved.  This certification and food label lets consumers know these animals were raised in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the More...

Obituaries

SCOTT OWEN SMITH

HOT SPRINGS — Scott Owen Smith, 43, of 8 Smith Hollow Road, Hot Springs, died Saturday, Aug. More...

ETHEL J. KAY

MILLBORO — Ethel J. Kay, 77, of 2166 Tunnel Hill Road, Millboro, died Monday, Aug. More...

JOHN DAVID SEALE JR.

MILLBORO — John David Seale Jr., 56, of Millboro, passed away Monday Aug. 19, 2013 in Staunton.  He was born July 23, 1957 in Staunton, the son of the late John David Seale Sr. More...

Sports

Charger volleyball making some changes

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County volleyball team is in a good position experience wise at the start of the season. Of the 10 team members, seven were on the squad last year, including six returning seniors.  More...

Highland cross country team set to run

MONTEREY — While optimistic about the runners returning from last year’s team, Highland cross country coach Mike Warf says there is still some uncertainty about the upcoming season.  More...

Sports schedule

Bath Monday, Aug. 26 JV volleyball vs. Alleghany, 6 p.m. Volleyball vs. Alleghany, 7 p.m.   More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Aug. 11 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts responded to a report of a prowler on Klondike Drive.  • Aug. 11 — Sheriff Robert Plecker spoke to an individual about harassing phone calls.  • Aug. More...

Letters

Support E.W. Jackson for Lt. Governor in elections

Editor, The Recorder,  The political season is in full swing in Virginia and it will culminate with a crucial election in November. More...

Opinions & Commentary

A passion for service

They share a passion for serving others in our community.  More...

Pictorial

It is a truly amazing feat. Every August, the Bath County Relay for Life Committee manages to pull off a spectacular event packed with games, fun, food, fellowship, song and dance. More...


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