July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Ryder back on Bath Co. school board

WARM SPRINGS — The newest Bath County School Board member is far from new.  Eddie Ryder, who has served previously on the school board for a total of 19 years, was appointed Monday as the interim member from the Cedar Creek District.  More...

Council examines van use

Considers raising more private money

MONTEREY — The Highland Senior Services Local Council lost a member, chair John Deehan informed members at their June 27 meeting.  Victor Torrico, who joined the council My 22, resigned upon moving last week to Austin, Texas, for health re More...

Bath lanes close next week

STAUNTON – Drivers can expect lane closures July 7-11 at the intersection of U.S. 220 (Sam Snead Highway) and Route 684 (Incubator Hollow Road) in Bath County, just south of Hot Springs. More...

Bath Art Show plans big splash for 50th

HOT SPRINGS – Fifty years ago, a group of people with a keen interest in the arts – several artists themselves – organized the Bath County Arts Association.  More...

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County clerk Lois Showalter, right, swore in Monterey Mayor Rich Holman, left, and town council members Jack Kilgallen, Ronald Wimer and Cody Cohen Friday morning, June 27, in the courthouse hallway. More...

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Some of the many children who took part in the Highland County Arts Council 2014 Drama Camp lined the HES stage Saturday night in their performance of David Barrett’s Cinderella. More...

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Class of 1998 met at Mountain Hideaway on June 21. Classmates, spouses and children met to enjoy sharing life stories and events, smiles and fellowship and best of all, cake. More...

In brief ...

Highland supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisors welcomed Dr. Thomas Schott and congratulated him on his first day of employment as Highland school superintendent.   More...

Shake-up in Richmond continues

RICHMOND — On the evening of June 23, the General Assembly went back into session to consider the governor’s vetoes to the budget.  More...

Garth Newel welcomes 2015 Young Artist Fellows

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center’s Young Artist Fellowship program participants arrive Monday, July 7 to begin their intensive, month-long residency at the in Bath County.  Each of the 15 students was selected by audition, thro More...

Letter from Confederate Highland soldier surfaces

MONTEREY — Historian Kent Botkin recently found this letter at a local auction. The letter was sent by Jacob C. Matheny to his mother, Margaret Bird Matheny. He was wounded four days after writing this letter. More...

Special Sections

Schools

10 minutes added to Bath school day

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County students will be in school 10 more minutes each day during the upcoming school year.  More...

In Brief...

Highland County School Board

• Outgoing superintendent Dr. William Crawford reported at the June 27 closeout meeting that his office has received lots of complements about new windows installed in the high school. More...

Achievements

Holli Gail Simmons   MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Holli Gail Simmons of Monterey, Va., was among the 3,777 students graduating from West Virginia University in May. More...

Home & Property

Seminar set on forest land planning

CHARLOTTESVILLE — More than 10 million acres of Virginia’s woodlands belong to nearly 374,000 family forest owners. And, 51 percent of these owners are ages 65 years or older. More...

Gathright release dates changed

COVINGTON — Two of the pulse release dates at Gathright Dam have been changed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District has announced.  The Aug. 13 release has been moved to Aug. 20 and the Sept. 3 release has been moved to Sept. More...

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Biff Downey (left) recently installed the 15,321st registered Little Free Library on the grounds of the Masonic Amphitheatre in Clifton Forge. More...

Letters

It’s that time again: Fair volunteers are needed

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Bath businesses say thanks to local tourism director

Editor, The Recorder,  We would like to say thank you to Maggie Anderson, tourism director of the County of Bath.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Independence hard earned

While you enjoy our federal holiday this week, you might take a moment to remember how our Founding Fathers struggled, through war, to establish the United States as a free nation. More...

Talking trash in Bath, part 2

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — Since January 2012, the Bath board of supervisors and county administration has been tasked with reviewing the way in which we handle solid waste. More...

Breaking News - 7/8/2014 8:51 PM

Power outages: A word from SVEC tonight  Free Access 

Area Storms Cause Outages in Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Service Territory MT. More...

Dog kennel heavily debated

McDowell couple gets permit; ordinance change approved

MONTEREY — It was all about dogs, cattle and sheep.  More than two dozen people filled the modular conference room June 26 for back-to-back joint public hearings on kennels by the Highland planning commission and supervisors.  More...

Dominion postpones pipeline meetings

GLEN ALLEN — Dominion Resources has postponed meetings with elected officials in Pocahontas and Nelson counties concerning the Southeast Reliability Project, a proposed 450-interstate gas pipeline that would begin in West Virginia, cross Highla More...

Are county employees paid enough?

WARM SPRINGS — Only seven members of the public attended, but there were several topics discussed at a “town hall” meeting held Tuesday by the Bath County Board of Supervisors — much of them concerning the county payroll.  More...

In Brief...

Highland Supervisors, Planners, and Monterey Town Council

• Supervisors on June 26 approved a conditional use permit for Bill Pruett to operate an agricultural business on seven acres zoned R-1, as recommended by planners. More...

Arts Association: A community partner

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Arts Association lends its monetary support to many organizations and events throughout Bath County, in addition to funding several scholarships.  Community organizations and events it supports are:  &bul More...

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Clouds reflect the setting sun behind the Monterey Mountain ridge line as seen from the east. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Wildflowers were still blooming in late June in the Laurel Fork area, aptly named for an abundant and dense concentration of mountain laurel. More...

AMS to hold open house

MONTEREY —The Allegheny Mountain School will hold its first open house of the season on Saturday, July 26 from 1-5 pm.  Come meet the 2014 fellows, tour the farm, and experience what the fellows have been learning and growing.  Light More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 Tuesday, July 8 — 7 p.m.   More...

Garden club celebrates 90th anniversary

WARM SPRINGS — The Warm Springs Garden Club celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, continuing the tradition begun in 1924 to promote the growth and cultivation of flower and vegetables and to beautify the grounds throughout the valley.  More...

Virginia Living recognizes Bath County businesses

WARM SPRINGS — The Virginia Living magazine third annual Best of Virginia issue is out, and Bath County has been recognized in several categories.  More...

Martin is new Springs chief administrative officer

HOT SPRINGS — Covington native Darren Martin has been promoted by Kissito Healthcare to chief administrative officer at The Springs Nursing Center.  More...

Obituaries

GLADYS VIOLA MULLENAX

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Gladys Viola Mullenax, 87, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Pendleton Manor, Franklin.  She was born Sept. More...

MABEL BLANCHE RYDER

WARM SPRINGS — Mabel Blanche Ryder, 98, of Warm Springs, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at her home.  She was born Nov. 23, 1915, in Falling Springs, a daughter of the late James Oliver and Winnie Vance Martin.  Mrs. More...

JUNE ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG BLACK

AVON, Ind. More...

Sports

Vocalist of the Year brings bluegrass to Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center’s Summer Chamber Music Festival continues Sunday, July 6 witha3p.m.performancebyClaireLynch,thereigning International Bluegrass Musicians Association Female Vocalist of the Year, and her band.  More...

Greenbrier Classic kicks off

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - The fifth edition of The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour gets underway today at the Old White TPC course.  Gates open at 7 a.m. for each of the four rounds. More...

Highland Bowling

June 4, 2014   Lucky Spares (15.5-4.5 ) — Ben Schooler, Sharon Harper, Dick Neff  Pin Pickers (14.0-6.0 ) — Linda Wimer, Fred Frye, Linda Johnston  Pin Splitters ( 13.0-7.0) — Ashley Arbogast, Goog Colaw, Linda Frye&n More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • June 22 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to a report of a reckless driver in Warm Springs.  • June 22 — Deputy Michael Colaw spoke to an individual in reference to stipulations of a court order.  More...

Early Files

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Baby Shasta Riley, who lives with her parents Benny and LaWanda on Pig Run in Millboro, gets baptized in the movie “Sommersby.” Pictured in the foreground, from left, are William Windom, More...

Roll ‘em! Bath actress sees stars

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 5, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Ned Bane was publisher and Chris Pugh was associate publisher. More...

50 years ago

JULY 2, 1964

• Ralph Lohr of Monterey was reappointed as a member of the school board from Monterey District at a meeting of the School Electoral Board Saturday. The appointment is for four years from July 1. Mr. More...


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