August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Festival postponed, new date not set yet

INGALLS FIELD – “You’d have thought Armageddon was on the way.”  It was an agonizing decision, but Bath tourism director Maggie Anderson and airport manager Becky Skidmore made it: Postpone the sixth annual Wings & Wh More...

Spectra suspends pipeline proposal

MONTEREY — The proposed northsouth Spectra Energy Pipeline Project is on hold.  “Spectra Energy is suspending its development work on the proposed Carolina project,” Spectra spokesman Arthur Diestel said. More...

Students to host garden growing season workshop

MONTEREY – On Tuesday, Aug. 12, agriculture students from Highland High School will host a workshop on extending the garden-growing season.  The program will be held from 12:30-1 p.m. More...

Got a business idea? Competition could push success

MONTEREY — At the recent White House Rural Council’s Return on Investment conference, The Highland Center’s executive director Betty Mitchell learned of a new opportunity for rural entrepreneurs — The Rural Entrepreneurship Ch More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse – Room 115 • Tuesday, Aug. 12 – 7 p.m. • Bath Community Hospital presentation. • Consider renaming the IDA to EDA. More...

MVP to begin rehearsals

WARM SPRINGS — Mountain Valley Players will begin rehearsals for their fall musical “1964” on Sunday, Aug. More...

Library Notes

• The summer reading program comes to a close Saturday, Aug. 9 and I’m pleased to report the children have done a fantastic job of reading books this summer. More...

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Schools

Highland school calendar adds days  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland County School Board approved a new school year calendar aimed at providing students with more teaching days. Superintendent Dr. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Following a lengthy hiatus, Drug Awareness Resistance Education or Operation DARE, was approved for the elementary school during Monday’s Highland school board meeting. More...

Bath schools ready to open

HOT SPRINGS — The superintendent and school principals told the Bath County School Board Tuesday that schools are ready to open and several maintenance projects are either completed or close to completion.  More...

Home & Property

Bath school personnel appointed for 2014-15

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board approved numerous personnel appointments Tuesday.  Dale Etzel was appointed as guidance counselor at Valley Elementary School and Karen Gaduyon, Bryan Tuning and Selina Weaver were appointed as te More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath school board accepted the resignation of Alexis Slater as flag corps sponsor and appointed Monja Robertson to the position. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Sheriff Tim Duff told supervisors there were some Highland residents who are very upset about having their generations-old ginseng stolen. More...

Early Files

Photo

This photograph, from a glass plate negative, was taken on Feb. 23, 1915, probably at the home of one of the young women; all three were from Crabbottom (now Blue Grass). More...

Battlefield activist recognized

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 4, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor.  More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 6, 1964

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support by resolution a proposal to be given to the Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries for the establishment of a 38-acre lake on Little Back Creek. More...

Breaking News - 8/12/2014 5:00 PM

I-64 closed near Covington  Free Access 

WESTBOUND I-64 CLOSED IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY  More...

Bath parent’s complaint to be revisited

RICHMOND — A parent’s appeal was successful recently.  A complaint appeal reviewer vacated the letter of finding in a complaint made by a parent against Bath County Public Schools, and ordered the Virginia Department of Education to More...

Pipeline decision due within 60 days

MONTEREY — Before frost covers the pumpkin.  That’s about how long pipeline developer Dominion Resources said it will know whether to proceed with its proposed Southeast Reliability Project.  More...

Mayor says old lease is up; former mayor disagrees

MONTEREY — Mayor Rich Holman has refuted former Mayor Janice Warner’s claim that the lease agreement on her property is still in effect.  Holman explained the town attorney reviewed and approved a letter he sent to Warner stating the More...

Tourism council hears from artists

MONTEREY — Artists were in focus at this week’s tourism meeting.  Margie Boesch of Highland Barn Quilts Studio in Meadowdale, Liz Delahoussaye of the Highland County Arts Council and Larry Hough of Monterey were guests of the Highlan More...

‘Basket Alley’ offers bonanza for Relay

HOT SPRINGS – Just step inside BB&T in Hot Springs, and you’ll see a bonanza of baskets brimming with goodies you might get for just one dollar.  More...

Highland County Fair begins Aug. 23

MONTEREY — The Highland County Fair will kick-off the 63rd annual event Aug. 23 with the archery contest, horse show, and fair dance.  More...

Petrosky in concert at First Presbyterian

COVINGTON — Music on the Corner at First Presbyterian Church will present a concert featuring Miguel Petrosky, baritone, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11.  More...

Daedalus Quartet makes appearance

HOT SPRINGS – Garth Newel Music Center’s summer season continues this weekend with concerts on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. Both feature the acclaimed Daedalus Quartet.  More...

Collins testifies before Senate subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bath County Supervisor Claire Collins testified on local and regional approaches to economic resiliency before a U.S. Senate subcommittee July 22.  More...

‘Stuart Little’ coming to Masonic Amphitheatre Aug. 8

CLIFTON FORGE — On Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m., Greenbrier Valley Theatre returns to the Masonic Amphitheatre, Clifton Forge, to present another children’s classic, “Stuart Little.”  More...

Obituaries

HAROLD D. SIMMONS

DAYTON — Harold D. Simmons Sr., 79, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at his home.  He was born March 5, 1935 in Pendleton County, W.Va., a son of the late Clyde Ollie and Sarah Belle Varner Simmons.  More...

HOMER ALBERT SIMMONS

HOT SPRINGS — Homer Albert Simmons, 74, of Hot Springs passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Bath Community Hospital.  He was born Jan. 8, 1940 near Blue Grass, a son of the late Russell Dice and Mabel Alice Grogg Simmons.  More...

IRENE R. BLIZZARD

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Irene R. More...

Sports

2014 Mountain Mama Bike Challenge a success

MONTEREY — The annual Mountain Mama bicycling event was held Saturday, Aug. More...

Photos

Football practice has begun at Bath County High School. The Chargers have scrimmages at Greenbrier East Aug. 16 and at Moorefield Aug. More...

Photos

Allison Swearengin gets a hit in during a volleyball scrimmage in the BCHS gym. The Chargers open the season Aug. 25 at home against Alleghany. (Recorder photo by Joseph Haney) More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • July 27 — Deputy Todd Fry responded to the Klondike Apartments in Warm Springs for a dispute.  • July 27 — Fry checked on an unattended vehicle parked at Valley Elementary School.  • July 27 &m More...

Letters

Run-away truck ramp needed on U.S. 250

Editor, The Recorder,  I have recently seen an increase in container truck traffic EBL on U.S. 250.  Last week, two trucks were setting down at Ernie’s old store with smoke pouring off their brakes and almost on fire. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Entrenched

We doubt Dominion changed any minds this week.  More...

Neither rainbow, nor fire in the sky

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

Driving while on vacation one afternoon this past May on a bright sunny day in The Adirondacks of upstate, N.Y., the fluffy clouds before me and around me all seemed to have what appeared to be rainbows gleaming between and among them in very irregul More...


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