June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Highland’s next-door neighbor to meet with pipeline company

MONTEREY — Pocahontas officials will hear about the proposed gas pipeline next week. More...

Highland budget in black by 2%

MONTEREY — A public hearing Tuesday for the 2013-14 Highland budget to adjust expenses and revenue from projected, or budgeted, amounts to actual figures for the yearly closeout drew no public attendance or comment.  Supervisors approved t More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Highland emergency services director Harley Gardner updated supervisors June 18 on measures to improve emergency preparedness. Gardner has been working on closing More...

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A storm gathered Sunday night over the Jackson River Valley south of Monterey. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Capital improvements on Bath board’s July agenda

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors reached a consensus on how to spend an additional $500,000 designated for capital improvement last Wednesday during a work session.  No final decisions were made; the items will be conside More...

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Harvey Presnell, 4, tries out the new Marble Maze at the Rockbridge Regional Library. (Photo courtesy Rockbridge Regional Library) More...

Gospel concert in Covington Sunday

COVINGTON – “An Afternoon of Gospel Hymns and Songs” will be presented at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 29 at First Presbyterian Church in Covington. The concert is the first event in the summer Music on the Corner Series.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

BCHS announces Boys State and Girls State participants

WARM SPRINGS — Each year, two junior class boys and two junior class girls are selected and participate in the American Legion Boys State and Virginia Girls State programs.  More...

Sports

Midlothian man wins Moomaw Madness

LAKE MOOMAW — Jim Fisher of Midlothian won the 11th annual Bath County Triathlon Saturday, finishing in a time of 1:04:43 to take the “Moomaw Madness” crown.  More...

Past champions enter GC

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — All four past champions and the U.S. Ryder Cup captain will be in the field at next week’s Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour.  More...

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The team coached by James McComb won the Bath County A League basketball championship with an 8-1 record. More...

Early Files

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 15 — Deputy Todd Fry and Virginia State Trooper Tolley assisted an individual on Tower Hill Road. • June 15 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts responded to a motor vehicle crash in Hot Springs. More...

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Hunter and nature lover John Wright with the Virginia Department of Forestry showed novice hunters how this 130 to 150-year-old tree would provide an ideal hiding spot while seeking the elusive sprin More...

Bath, Highland rebound from Hugo’s brief visit

Editor’s note: This article was gleaned from the Sept. 28, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and Danny Smith was editor.   More...

Opinions & Commentary

Why wait?

Without information, we cannot take reasonable action or formulate opinions steeped in facts. More...

Pictorial

Alice Shumate presented the 2014 Legacy Award to Arnet Gutshall of Monterey last weekend during the Old Time Fiddlers Convention. More...

Emma Simmons: Knitting for a cause

Women of the Highlands

HEALING SPRINGS – Up on Incubator Hollow Road, Emma Simmons calls out to a visitor, “Come on in the kitchen; that’s where I always am.”   The kitchen is pin-neat, and enveloped in a marvelous aroma. More...

Breaking News - 6/27/2014 9:59 AM

Dominion meeting cancelled  Free Access 

Tuesday, June 24, it was announced that Dominion called off its meeting with the Pocahontas County Commission that was scheduled for July 1.   More...

Talk between BARC, MPCA cools for now

MILLBORO — Discussions between the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association and BARC Electric Cooperative about property for a parking lot for BARC are on hold for at least the next few months. More...

Complaints filed against Bath school system

WARM SPRINGS — A parent has filed two complaints against Bath County Public Schools — one at the state level and another at the federal level.  The state complaint was filed with the Virginia Department of Education Division of Speci More...

Bath board hears calendar recommendations

WARM SPRINGS — If the Bath County School Board follows recommendations it heard from administrative staff Monday, the school day will be a little longer for students in 2014-15.  At its June 3 meeting, the board asked staff to come up with More...

County backs fracking ban

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors voted June 18 to send a letter of support in response to a request from Bath for neighboring counties to back an existing prohibition of hydraulic fracturing on George Washington National Forest land.  The b More...

Millboro Ruritan quilt show set for July 4-6

MILLBORO – No doubt about it: Quilts are trending right now.  Quilt shows are popular; quilting “bees” are back in style. More...

Comprehensive plan hearing set for August

WARM SPRINGS — The first public hearing on the revised Bath County Comprehensive Plan is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Bath County Courthouse.  More...

Camp Accovac accepting teen camper applications

MILLBORO — Camp Accovac is still accepting teen campers for the sports, music and drama camp and the work and wilderness camp.  Sports, music and drama camp runs June 29-July 5, for ages 12-18. More...

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Emma Harmon first youth fiddle and lexi small second youth fiddle and first youth dance. Great local talent. More...

Schools appoint personnel

WARM SPRINGS — At its closeout meeting Monday, the Bath County School Board appointed classified personnel for the 2014-15 year.  Appointments included Justin Rider as business manager, Lumina Shifflett as food service director, Mark Cook More...

Obituaries

CHARLES ‘CHARLIE’ HENRY WISEMAN JR.

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Charles “Charlie” Henry Wiseman Jr., of Monterey, died on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville.  He was born Oct. More...

LARRY RONALD WRIGHTS

HOT SPRINGS — Larry Ronald Wrights, 73, of 2567 Mountain Valley Road, Hot Springs, died Friday, June 20, 2014 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs.  He was born Oct. More...

MILDRED MCELWEE LOWRY

LOW MOOR — Mildred McElwee Lowry, 87, of 6518 Indian Draft Road, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Lewis Gale- Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor.  Mrs. Lowry was born Nov. More...

Home & Property

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Hansel and Gretel

WARM SPRINGS — Extra! Extra! Big news from the Wildwood! The mystery is solved Hansel and Gretel return safely from their perilous adventure deep in the woods and bring with them the age-old secret of the Wildwood Witch! More...

Free fans available

MONTEREY — Valley Program for Aging Services sponsors the “Fan Care” program again this year, along with Virginia Division for the Aging and Dominion Virginia Power. More...

Correction

• In the June 12 edition of The Recorder, a $500 scholarship award for Matthew Trible was incorrectly listed as being from the Little Switzerland Cloggers. More...

Letters

Recorder series on Bath hospital appreciated

Editor, The Recorder,  As a member of the BCH Bring it Home committee and, more importantly, as a lifelong member of Bath County, I want to thank this newspaper for its recent show of support for Bath Community Hospital and its commitment to bet More...

Dominion’s pipeline should be stopped

Editor, The Recorder,  Dominion Power’s proposed natural gas pipeline through Highland County and other parts of Virginia and North Carolina may provide short-term profits for Dominion Power, but it will hurt all of us in the long run. More...

Dominion pipeline threatens our forests, and our future

Editor, The Recorder, Last week, Nelson County residents piled into a packed library to discuss certified letters they found in their mail, sharing fears of serious consequences ahead. More...


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