July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Regional authorities probe Deeds reforms

MONTEREY — Highland Sheriff Tim Duff returned from a day-long workshop last week on implementing emergency custody orders, detention procedures, and mental health reforms that became law July 1.  More...

Lodging promotion is focus for tourism council

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland Tourism Council hosted a half-dozen lodging operators in efforts to help drive up bookings by exchanging ideas and information.  Chair Donna Bedwell explained the council is supported by the lodging tax, an More...

Bath County Sheriff’s Office sponsoring National Night Out

HOT SPRINGS — Games, food and live music will be part of the attraction Saturday, July 19 when the Bath County Sheriff’s Office sponsors National Night Out on the Bath County High School football field.  National Night Out is a natio More...

Altenergy chosen for solarize programs in Richmond and Charlottesville

STAUNTON — In the summer and fall of 2014, Altenergy Inc. is helping two Virginia Solarize programs make solar easier and more affordable.  More...

Garth Newel features Brahms, Schumann

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center’s Summer Season continues this weekend, with concerts on Saturday, July 12 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m.  More...

Blue Grass celebrates July 4th

Patriotically garbed marchers waved to the crowd of onlookers. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

Library Notes

• We’re thrilled to announce the newly remodeled media section of the library is complete. We’ve added booth seating for comfort and convenience when using your laptop, working on a project, or collaborating with others. More...

Bedford publisher new president of Virginia Press Association board

GLEN ALLEN — Jay Bondurant, publisher and advertising director of the Bedford Bulletin, has become the 114th president of the Virginia Press Association/ Virginia Press Services Board of Directors.  More...

Bluegrass concert Friday in Covington

COVINGTON — Bluegrass superstar Rhonda Vincent will be performing live on Main Street in Covington Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

Scott Hill Retirement Community celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day

CLIFTON FORGE – Scott Hill Retirement Community hosted its first annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration on Friday, June 20. More than 56 people joined in celebrating everyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Highland County Public Schools gave an hour- long reception for superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott Monday. 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

Photo

At their July 3 meeting, Highland junior gardeners focused on small space gardening and plant space requirements. More...

Reunion

Carpenter family

STAUNTON — This year was the 24th annual family reunion for the descendants of Joseph Carpenter and his wife, Martha Wiley. It was held Sunday, June 8, at Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton.  President Otis Carpenter Jr. More...

Mountain Valley Players seek cast for fall show

HOT SPRINGS — Mountain Valley Players will hold auditions for the fall musical “1964” on Sunday, July 13 at 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Traveler wonders about field’s monument on 84

Editor, The Recorder,  I am looking for information concerning a monument that can be seen from Route 84 (Mill Gap Road). This monument is in a pasture field between county Route 640 (road to Hightown) and U.S. 220. More...

Bath Co. resident urges water line be completed

Editor’s note: The following was presented to the Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night, and shared in full with The Recorder.   More...

DSLCC president readies for year two on the job

Editor, The Recorder,  A letter to the community — It is difficult to believe that a year has passed by since I assumed the presidency of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. More...

State finds schools in compliance

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County school system has been found in compliance on all issues cited in a complaint made by a parent to the Virginia Department of Education.  The finding was issued July 3 by Henry J. More...

Judge affirms BZA decision about Town Hill property

MONTEREY — Highland’s board of zoning appeals’ decision about an alleged shooting range has been upheld by Highland County Circuit Court.  Neighbor complaints over shooting in a residential zone led zoning administrator James W More...

Heads up: New Virginia laws now in effective

RICHMOND – Besides the series of mental health reforms, a reduced speed limit on unpaved roads, fewer SOL tests, Sunday hunting, and many other new state laws became effective July 1.  More...

Charges lobbed at new mayor

MONTEREY — Former Monterey Mayor Janice Warner alleges the Monterey Town Council acted unlawfully by failing to meet on the first Thursday of July.  Warner cited a town ordinance adopted in February 2003 prescribing that the town has to ta More...

Use that parking brake!

MONTEREY — Two unrelated incidents of unmanned rolling vehicles last month suggest more attention needs to be paid to using a functioning parking brake before leaving a vehicle unattended.  More...

Parks and rec advisory committee formed

WARM SPRINGS — A committee to recommend policies and procedures for the Bath County Parks and Recreation Department was created Tuesday by the board of supervisors.  More...

Staggered terms tabled until August

WARM SPRINGS — The issue of whether to have staggered terms for supervisors has been tabled until August to allow the county attorney to research whether those terms would also apply to school board members.  More...

Correction

In Last week’s edition of The Recorder, the address for donations to the Bath County Arts Association was incomplete. The full address is: Bath County Arts Association, P.O. Box 974, Hot Springs Va. 24445-0974. More...

Photo

Julian and Dicie Griffin were honored with a 60th wedding anniversary reception Sunday, June 29 at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church. More...

Rocketeers to hold ‘free-fly’ Saturday

MONTEREY — The Valley Aero- Space Team will hold a public rocket launch on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Jack Mountain Village, U.S. 220 south of Monterey.  VASTwillalsoholdanight launch that evening from 8:30-10 p.m. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At the Bath County supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, Bruce Cambata and supervisor Kevin Fry were reappointed to the Bath County Airport Authority. More...

Nelson Co. demands info on pipeline

MONTEREY — Will Highland take the same course of action that Nelson County supervisors did in going on record asking for a meeting with Dominion Resources?  The Recorder asked the chair of Highland supervisors that question Tuesday.  More...

Millboro Ruritans sponsor first quilt show July 4th weekend

MILLBORO — The weekend of July 4, the gymnasium at Millboro Elementary School was transformed from basketballs and active children to a display of talent and beauty.  More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 7/14/2014 3:59 PM

MARGARET BLAGG  Free Access 

DOE HILL — Margaret S. Blagg, 92, of Doe Hill passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Pendleton Manor.   She was born May 22, 1922 in Carlisle, Pa., a daughter of the late Lee E. and Lena Alice Heishman Sheaffer.  More...

CAROLL L. MCELWEE

HOT SPINGS — Caroll L. More...

Sports

Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — In the first four years of The Greenbrier Classic there have been three common themes. More...

Bath County baseball, soccer players earn postseason honors

HOT SPRINGS — Several Bath County baseball and soccer players have earned postseason recognition on the state, regional and conference levels.  In soccer, junior forward Christian Heffler earned second team All-State honors for Group 1A. More...

Local All-Stars headed to state

HOT SPRINGS — An All-Star team composed of players from Bath County and Clifton Forge is headed to Pound this weekend to compete in the Virginia Senior Little League state tournament.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • June 29 — Deputy Michael Colaw and Deputy Thomas McRoberts assisted the Hot Springs Fire and Rescue at a structure fire in Hot Springs.  • June 29 — Lieutenant Jeff Grimm and Deputy Todd Fry responded to More...

Early Files

Photo

Harry Lockridge of Verona submitted this circa 1967 photo that was taken during the Highland County Fair Horse Show. He is requesting help in identifying the young rider. More...

Nevin Davis: gem cutter, store operator, postmaster

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 28, 1974 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. More...

50 years ago

JULY 9, 1964

• The Navy is expected to award a $2,000,000 contract in August for construction work at the Sugar Grove Radio Receiving Station, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., announced today. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Photo

When visitors arrived for the annual Blue Grass 4th of July parade and celebration, they got a peek at the new pavilion, finished in the nick of time. More...

Pipeline project: Counties deserve details  Free Access 

What happened to Dominion Resources? More...

Oh, Happy Birthday again

Meadowdale Musings

Even as a small child, I never understood why there was so much fuss over the date that a person was born. It was just another day.   More...


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