April 9, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Bath grand jury indicts two

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath County grand jury Monday indicted two people on five charges; further information must wait until arrests have been made.  Judge Humes Franklin also presided over a trial for Cody Robert Maxwell 28, of Bacova. More...

Highland sheriff seeks 2nd term

MONTEREY — Highland County Sheriff Tim Duff seeks re-election to that seat for a second term.  Duff has been collecting the required petition signatures across the county, which he expects to complete this week to become registered as a ca More...

Black Dog great hunting grounds for old homes  Free Access 

ROANOKE – Whether you’re refurbishing a grand old house, or simply looking for some garden statuary or an antique light fixture, Black Dog Salvage has everything you need, and more than you can imagine. More...

Citizens protest governor’s support of pipeline project

2 Highland lawsuits to be withdrawn

RICHMOND — Citizens in the path of Dominion Resources’ proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline joined opponents from across Virginia Tuesday and delivered more than 5,000 messages demanding that Gov. More...

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Thea Kline-Mayer carried a display case out of the Highland Center. The move to temporary quarters in the Highland Inn was completed Easter Sunday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Chamber names educators of the year

WARM SPRINGS — Each year Bath County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors honors a hard working individual from the Bath County school system as Educator of the Year.  More...

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What is more challenging that moving 17 years of accumulated files and space out of 22,000 square feet? Doing it on a 16-degree day in the snow! More...

‘Movement for health’ returns

MONTEREY — Join instructor Dan Kauffman in this popular movement class that “meets you where you are” in your personal physical and mental ability that will quickly increase your flexibility and range of motion, as well your overall More...

Quilt demo planned April 18

MONTEREY — Wool Becomes Ewe will host a quilt demonstration class on Saturday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m.  Carol Barlow will demonstrate the modified Dresden Plate block in several sizes. More...

Extension holds workshops

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Would you like to learn the proper handling, storage, and disposal of pesticides and herbicides? More...

Pharmacy tech course begins April 21

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. More...

Agenda

Bath County Supervisors Bath County Courthouse – Room 115 Tuesday, April 14 – 6:30 p.m.   • 6:15 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Sports

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Bath County’s Monroe Lee swings at a pitch during a recent game. The Chargers return to action today (Thursday) with a home game against Riverheads. (Recorder photo by Joseph Haney) More...

On Campus

It was another big week for former Bath County softball standout Jailyn Ford and the James Madison University softball team.  The No.24/25 ranked Dukes won two more games to extend their win streak to 20 games.  More...

Sports schedule

Bath Thursday, April 9 Baseball v. Riverheads, 5:30 p.m. Boys’ soccer @ Stuart Hall, 5:30 p.m.  More...

Home & Property

BCHS takes third in KidWind competition

BLACKSBURG — Bath County High School students from technology education, electricity and carpentry classes finished third and won the Judges’ Choice award for most innovative design at a KidWind competition Saturday at Virginia Tech.  More...

Schools defend proposed budget

MONTEREY — Tuesday, Highland supervisors questioned the proposed school budget and voted to give the position of supervisor a raise in pay.  Chair David Blanchard said the board was concerned the school debt retirement money was rolled bac More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• Highland supervisors voted Tuesday to adopt the strategic plan of the Economic Development Authority that has been in preparation since last summer.   More...

Opinions & Commentary

Meeting starts when, exactly?

Knowing what time to arrive is an essential part of attending any function. Looking at this month’s Bath County Board of Supervisors agenda, the time to arrive is unclear.  There is a closed meeting scheduled for 6:15 p.m. More...

Pictorial

Lantz Construction workers removed a backboard in The Highland Center in preparation for construction activity that began Monday. More...

John B. Reynolds: Educator, coach, and friend

Memory Lane

“Mr. Reynolds,” as we all called him, was a man who wore many hats. He was a principal, husband, father, grandfather, teacher, basketball coach, track coach, baseball player, Sunday school teacher, golfer, and friend, to name a few. More...

Town to consult karst specialist about pipeline

Monterey wells at risk, council learns

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council voted April 2 to invite a karst hydrologist to make a presentation. More...

Youth preparing to attend top dance school  Free Access 

MONTEREY — A Highland student who has been accepted to train intensively in ballet this summer at a prestigious school in Pennsylvania is the focus of a community fund drive to raise $4,000 for tuition, room and board. More...

Cline gives Assembly session highlights

WARM SPRINGS — Del. Ben Cline (RRockbridge, 24th District) gave highlights of the recently completed General Assembly session at a town hall meeting last Wednesday at the Bath County Courthouse.  More...

Collins seeking re-election to Cedar Creek District seat

HOT SPRINGS — Claire Collins, now serving her first term on the Bath County Board of Supervisors from Cedar Creek District, would like to serve four more years.  More...

Nelson, Augusta seek 2nd FERC meetings

MONTEREY — The governing bodies of Augusta and Nelson counties have formally requested the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conduct additional scoping meetings to gather input on consideration of environmental permitting for the proposed At More...

Mason sheds light on fraternity

Many people in our community have questions about Freemasonry, what it represents, and what it teaches. However, they often do not know whom to ask, or even what to ask, to get answers to their questions. More...

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Gaynelle Siron, kitchen manager for Valley Program for Aging Meals on Wheels, holds one of the first packages of meals to be distributed from the Highland Inn after the move was completed this weeken More...

VDOT administrator answers frequently asked questions

BATH and HIGHLAND — Citizens at local government meetings often express concerns about roads and who to contact with those concerns.  Susan Hammond, resident administrator for the Virginia Department of Transportation Lexington Residency, More...

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Five Dabney S. More...

Library Notes

• Coming this month, an exciting new product for our youngest patrons, the Playaway View, an all-in-one video player suited for today’s learner. More...

CDL course offered in April

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. More...

Phlebotomy tech course offered

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. More...

Obituaries

EVELYN HILDRETH BRINKLEY RYDER

HOT SPRINGS— Evelyn Hildreth Brinkley Ryder, 89, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at The Springs Nursing Center.  She was born May 21, 1925 in Millboro, the daughter of the late Howard H. Brinkley and Cora Hodge Brinkley.  More...

ARNET EMORY GUTSHALL

MONTEREY — Arnet Emory Gutshall, 92, of Monterey, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.  He was born March 7, 1923 in Vanderpool, a son of the late Ray Kyle and Florence Corbett Gutshall.  On Dec. More...

JOHN ‘PAT’ ALEXANDER LINDSAY III

HOT SPRINGS — John “Pat” Alexander Lindsay III, 87, of Warm Springs, died Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at his home.  He was born Dec. 8, 1927 in Bath County, the son of the late John A. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • March 8 — Lieutenant Jeff Grimm responded to a report of a dispute in Burnsville. Tim Tuning was arrested for disorderly conduct. More...

Early Files

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Girl Scout Sunday was observed at Monterey United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999. The Scouts carried out the services by reading scripture and responsive readings. More...

McDowell High School burns in 1949

Editor’s note: The burning of McDowell High School caused great sorrow throughout Highland County. This account was originally taken from the Friday, May 20, 1949 issue of The Recorder and was republished in the May 21, 1999 edition. H.B. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 8, 1965

• A hassle developed over a request for a $530 increase for the Highland Health Department for 1965-66, to be used for salary increases. The county’s part of this year’s health department budget is $3,150 and would go up to $3,680. More...


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