August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

‘Hole in our hearts’

Teen dies following accident

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath County teen suffered fatal injuries in a singlevehicle accident Monday night. She died Wednesday morning.  More...

Staggered board terms discussion to continue

WARM SPRINGS — Citizens will soon get the chance to weigh in on whether the board of supervisors and school board should have staggered terms in Bath County.  A public hearing has been set for Nov. 11.  More...

Correction

• In the July 31 edition of The Recorder, the pictorial cutline stated the previous rent for the Monterey Town Office was $425 per month for about 400 square feet. More...

County administrator justifies authority

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Administrator Ashton Harrison explained Tuesday what he feels is justification for giving a $10,000 raise to a county employee.  Citizens questioned whether Harrison had the authority to give staff raises or whe More...

Computers for seniors classes being offered

MONTEREY — There is a website from Goodwill Foundation Inc., www.gcflearnfree.org, that for the past decade has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century.  More...

Rare twin foals born at Big Valley Ranch

BIG VALLEY — Cathy and Rob Robertson of Big Valley Ranch experienced a rarity in the equestrian world in late July.  More...

Bishop visits, celebrates new priest

NEW HAMPDEN — The Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, officiated at a celebration of the new ministry of the Rev. Dr. Helen Beasley of Monterey and her installation Aug. More...

Book set in familiar places

HEAD WATERS — A pastor caught as an imposter. A government agent found dead in the woods by hunters. A couple digs up a mysterious box and are suddenly face to face with danger.  More...

Emerald ash borer found in Bath Co.

HOT SPRINGS — Emerald Ash Borer, a small insect that attacks ash trees, has been found in Bath County.  John Wright, area forester for the Virginia Department of Forestry, said evidence of infestation was first found in about 12 trees at t More...

More than bluegrass in Blue Grass

The Hillbilly Gypsies brought the crowd to its feet last Friday at the second annual Blue Grass Valley Music Festival. (Photos courtesy Doug Puffenbarger) More...

Free baking yeast is available

MONTEREY — The Highland Center is giving away free promotional yeast packages to anyone who may need yeast for baked goods for the fair.  If interested, call (540) 468-1922 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   More...

Douthat seeking exhibitors

MILLBORO — Douthat State Park seeks heritage-themed demonstrators for its annual Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath County schools bus routes announced

HOT SPRINGS — The following is a list of bus numbers, bus drivers and bus routes for Bath County Public Schools. Students will return to school on Tuesday, Aug. 19. All starting times are approximate. More...

Sports

Golf opens season with home win

HOT SPRINGS — Senior Clay Robertson fired a 40 on the Old Course to lead the Bath County Chargers to a onestroke victory over visiting Pocahontas County Tuesday, 186-187.  Brandon Wilfong of Pocahontas was medalist, shooting an impressive More...

Pigskin Report

SAN DIEGO — John Phillips and the San Diego Chargers opened their 2014 NFL preseason with a 27-7 win over Dallas last week.  More...

Woodzell scores first hole in one

HOT SPRINGS — Jeff Woodzell scored the first holein one of his golfing career last week.  The 55-year-old Hot Springs golfer aced the 180-yard, 18th hole at The Cascades with a 6-iron.  He was playing with Johnny Kershner and Wink Bro More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County Sheriff’s Report Aug. 3-9   • Aug. 3 — Deputy James Bryan IV conducted a traffic stop in Hot Springs.  • Aug. More...

Early Files

Photo

This young lady captured on a glass plate negative is Callie J. Rexrode, 17, the daughter of Benjamin and Delia A. Wees Rexrode. More...

Highland Supervisors eye elderly tax break

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from  More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 13, 1964

• The Monterey Lions Club, founder of one of the most unique annual events in Highland, the “Groundhog Supper,” will enliven that activity in February 1965 by adding a well-known speaker, Robert Porterfield, of Barter Theater fame, r More...

It’s twins!

This extremely rare set of twin foals was born July 30 at Big Valley Ranch. A mare, Nevis, gave birth to twin foals. It was a first for Rob Robertson, a fifth-generation Highland farmer instructor. More...

Landowners object to gas pipeline

MONTEREY — “Wouldn’t that be great if it went right through my greenhouses?”  Brittany Whitelaw put more than a little sarcasm into that comment about the Dominion Resources proposed interstate transmission pipeline.  More...

Hearing scheduled for Bath County budget

WARM SPRINGS — A public hearing on whether to amend the Bath County budget to add $680,000 for a water line project will be held Oct. More...

Fire destroys Millboro mobile home

MILLBORO — Four people were displaced when their mobile home was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday, Aug. 13.  Millboro Fire Department Chief Ernie Deel said the fire was likely caused by a faulty electrical cord or power strip. More...

Bath hospital receives $150,000 from Dominion

HOT SPRINGS – Bath Community Hospital has announced a $150,000 gift from Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation for the hospital’s Bring It Home campaign.  More...

EMT-B classes to be held

BUCKEYE, W.Va. — For the first time ever, EMT-B classes are available at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.  More...

Sam Hubbard: A man on a mission

MONTEREY — It’s not unusual to see horses around here. More...

Photo

“A History of Appalachian Music,” presented by Corbin Hayslett and sponsored by Mountain Valley Players and Natural Retreats, took place Friday, Aug. 8 at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs. More...

CSEMS gets grant for EMS recruitment, retention

STAUNTON — The Central Shenandoah Emergency Medical Services Council officially launches its recruitment and retention campaign Friday, Aug. 15 at the Rockingham County Fair. More...

Bath County chamber board elects Cynthia Rudnick as new president

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously elected Cynthia Rudnick to represent the board as its new president for 2014-15.  Other directors for the coming year are vice president, Crystal Salvatore; s More...

Pipeline meeting in Nelson draws crowd

LOVINGSTON — The first round of public meetings between Dominion and supervisors along the pipeline study route that began in Highland Aug. 5 continued on Tuesday in Nelson and Wednesday in Augusta.  More...

Conservation Field Day planned

MONTEREY — The Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District will host a conservation field day on Wednesday, Aug. 20 to highlight conservation efforts in the community.  The program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. More...

Speakers announced for Aug. 19 pipeline meeting

MONTEREY — A public meeting on the proposed Dominion Resources natural gas pipeline, to be held Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

ROGER ALGERNON ANDERSON

HOT SPRINGS — Roger Algernon Anderson, 79, of Hot Springs, died Friday, Aug. 8 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.  He was born in Bedford, on Jan. 26, 1935.  More...

ALEXANDRA ‘ALI’ MATTEA WOLFE

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Alexandra “Ali” Mattea Wolfe of Mountain Grove died on Aug. 13, 2014.  Visitation will be on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 12-2 p.m. at Lifeline Ministries, 136 Fairview Lane, Hot Springs. More...

Home & Property

Highland veterans eligible for free transportation

MONTEREY — Highland veterans who lack transportation to Veterans Administration health care facilities now have a new option.  More...

Survivor dinner kicks off Relay week

MILLBORO – A delicious, homecooked dinner was served with a smile in the Millboro Elementary cafeteria Sunday night.  About 60 Bath County cancer survivors and guests enjoyed the meal, which featured the Millboro Ruritans’ famed barb More...

Highland Youth Employment Program wraps up

MONTEREY — Thirteen Highland youth just wrapped up an eight-week work experience as part of The Highland Center’s Youth Employment Program this year.  More...


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