February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Highland Circuit Court tries 3 cases

MONTEREY — Mike Woods of Staunton was found guilty of a probation violation in Highland County Circuit Court Jan. 30 with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding.  Woods pleaded guilty to the charge.  More...

Budget meetings set

MONTEREY — School makeup days, budget work and policy changes were announced during the Highland school board meeting Monday.  Feb. 9 and 16 will now be full days of school due to weather related closings.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse Room 115 Tuesday, Feb. 10 — 6:30 p.m.   More...

Pa. company hired to produce Dominion’s pipe

RICHMOND – Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC, which has proposed a 550-mile natural gas pipeline to bring energy to Virginia and North Carolina, has announced an agreement totaling more than $400 million with Dura-Bond Industries to produce steel pip More...

Sport show set Feb. 20-22

FISHERSVILLE — The 28th annual Western Virginia Sport show will be held Feb. More...

Weather spotter classes set

MONTEREY and MILLBORO — Interested in becoming a severe weather spotter for the National Weather Service? More...

Bath County library to present ‘Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker’

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library continues its commemoration of the American Civil War sesquicentennial with a presentation on “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Professor Lawrence W. Markert Thursday, Feb. More...

HHS offers financial aid workshop Feb. 10

MONTEREY — Highland High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Workshop on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. All students, including seniors, juniors, and sophomores, and their parents are invited to attend and share a free meal.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

2 seats coming open on Bath school board

HOT SPRINGS — One Bath County School Board member resigned Tuesday and another announced he would not seek re-election.  Williamsville District representative Rhonda Grimm resigned effective immediately. More...

Pay increase for school board members discussed

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board pondered whether board members should receive a pay increase Tuesday.  The discussion took place after Millboro District representative Bill Manion made a motion to increase board members’ p More...

No one dropped out at BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County Public Schools had no one drop out last school year.  “We had no students that didn’t complete a state approved program,” director of technology and administrative services Paul Lancaster said Tu More...

Sports

Isles leads Highland over Bath

Scores 1,000th point in fourth quarter

MONTEREY — Chelsey Isles scored 41 points, including her 1,000th career point, to lead Highland to a 51-38 girls’ basketball win over Bath County Tuesday night.  More...

Oliver, Watkins lead Bath past Rams

MONTEREY— Bath County’s Derek Oliver scored a game-high 27 points and teammate Max Watkins chipped in 20 points as the Chargers ran away from Highland 82-40 Tuesday night.  Watkins hit a three and Oliver added a foul shot to put Bath More...

Bath drops close one to River

HOT SPRINGS — A fourth quarter charge came up just short last Thursday night as the Bath County girls’ basketball team dropped a 44-42 heartbreaker to James River. The Knights won by 42 the first time the teams met.  More...

Early Files

Photo

The Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Ginn of Monterey are pictured with a quilt that was sent to them from Conroe, Texas. More...

Family featured in magazine

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 3, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

Deteriorating wall school concern

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 10, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

Opinions & Commentary

Reforming government is lawmaker’s focus

Legislative Update

RICHMOND — Ever since my first election to the House of Delegates in 2002, I have been committed to reforming the way state government works. More...

W.Va. restaurant’s secret recipe revealed!

The Nascent Chef

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Have you ever eaten at Food & Friends in Lewisburg?  My guess is yes. It’s probably your favorite place in Lewisburg, or even in the Allegheny Highlands. More...

Bath preservation group working to save buildings  Free Access 

Warm Springs Pools still primary focus

WARM SPRINGS — While its primary focus remains restoration and preservation of the structures at the Jefferson Pools, Preservation Bath is working on several other projects to help preserve the history of Bath County. More...

Dominion will request variances for open trenches

MONTEREY — Dominion is asking to go beyond legal open-trench length limits of 500 feet while building the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  “Catastrophic erosion” is a “real-world risk,” Nelson Hoy and Elizabeth Bi More...

Grist resigns from planning commission

WARM SPRINGS — Mike Grist, who served on the Bath County Planning Commission for more than 17 years, has resigned.  Grist, who represented Millboro District, resigned effective Jan. More...

Man injured in crash

MILL GAP — Troy Baxley, 66, of Little Egypt, remained hospitalized early this week in Charlottesville after an automobile accident.  Baxley was flown to University of Virginia Hospital after sustaining multiple injuries in a weather-relate More...

Bills affecting pipeline work through assembly

RICHMOND — Folks affected by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposed by Dominion are watching several bills working through Virginia’s General Assembly this session.  According to Del. More...

New attorney welcomed

WARM SPRINGS – People of Bath, Highland and Alleghany: Meet Taylor Baker.  Baker is the new attorney in town. He is renting office space from longtime Bath attorney Peter Judah, and is ready to help clients.  More...

HCSO takes tracker training

MONTEREY — The Highland Sheriff’s Office received more man-tracker training classes and took part in field exercises in January.  Search-and-rescue instructor and Virginia Department of Emergency Management volunteer Rob Speider led More...

In brief ...

Highland supervisors   More...

Photo

A woodpecker paused while feeding during the cool weather this weekend. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Obituaries

FRED DANIEL RHODES

HARRISONBURG — Fred Daniel Rhodes, 78, of Harrisonburg, passed away Jan. 30, 2015 at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.  Mr. Rhodes was born Nov. More...

DONALD HUBERT ROGERS

HOT SPRINGS — Donald Hubert Rogers, 82, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at his residence.  He was the husband of Shirley Fisher Rogers.  Mr. Rogers was born Oct. More...

ARIEL CAMMOCK

NEW YORK — Ariel Cammock, 92, of New York, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.  She is survived by a son, Herbert Cammock and wife Reba of Hot Springs, Va.; a grandson, Herbert Cammock Jr. More...

Home & Property

FCC finds broadband deployment not keeping pace

WASHINGOTN, D.C. More...

Valley to host state agritourism summit

STAUNTON — Agritourism farmers, economic development staff, and local government leaders will gather on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10-11, at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, to explore innovative ideas on agritourism at the 2015 Virgi More...

Library Notes

• We’re pleased to announce our Freegal Music downloads limit has been upgraded from three free songs a week to five free songs a week. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County  • Jan. 25 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts responded to a report of property damage in Hot Springs.  • Jan. More...

Letters

Memories of making maple syrup shared

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Bath resident hopes area will be a BARC priority

Editor, The Recorder,  It seems a shame to me that BARC’s campaign for broadband/TV/telephone fiber service is not planned for Millboro.  Imagine my surprise when I went online to be a “backer” for the project and received More...

Headlines stir questions about the U.S. economy

Editor, The Recorder,  Headlines in our local paper on Friday of this past week read as follows: Obama Urges Spending Surge. Federal government should spend more due to an upswing in the economy.  More...


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