May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Salvatore, Singleton now on ballot

\WARM SPRINGS — Commonwealth’s Attorney John C. More...

Voting machine price tag questioned

MONTEREY – Last week, supervisor Lee Blagg disputed the need to spend $75,000 in taxpayer dollars on new voting machines. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• At Highland supervisors’ May 20 work session, Kirk Billingsley requested a nine- foot- wide easement to provide forklift access for unloading crates of apples from flatbed trucks at his new Big Fish Cidery in Monterey. More...

FERC hears from Nature Conservancy, homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

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Ann Wefer showed off Iver, a larger-than-usual rocking horse she built, to some guests at her home in McDowell recently. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath schools to cut 2 positions

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Schools received about $550,000 less than requested in county funding for 2015-16, leaving the school board with tough decisions.  The board met last Wednesday to consider how to balance the budget.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, June 2 — Millboro Elementary School Closed meeting 5:30 p.m.; Regular meeting 7 p.m.   More...

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Three entries by youngsters in the elementary section of the student art show, displayed in the BCHS gym, were Cole Elledge, Delaney Hicklin and Lucy Brumfiel, who won an honorable mention ribbon. More...

Home & Property

New service offers caregivers a break

MONTEREY — There’s good news for caregivers in Highland County. More...

SELC testifies before Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Federal reviews of proposed gas pipelines must be regional, Congress heard last week.  More...

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Iris flowers bloomed with the Bullpasture River Valley in the background last week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Letters

BCH board urged to dispel tax controversy

Editor, The Recorder,  As recently reported in The Recorder by retiring, dedicated hospital board member Mr. More...

Reader responds to criticisms about letter

Editor, The Recorder,  I’m sorry I didn’t get to reply to Mr. Lee Taplinger’s letter dated May 14, but I had the opportunity to visit our great state of Texas, and what an opportunity that was. More...

FERC urged to review pipeline erosion issues

Editor’s note: The following letter about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project was sent to Secretary Kimberly Bose of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week by the Cowpasture River Preservation Association, and shared with The Record More...

Squad volunteer needs kidney

BLUE GRASS — A trucker and driver for the rescue squad is awaiting a lifesaving kidney donation.  Ben Schooler has lived in Highland all but four of his 37 years after he graduated in 1996 from Amherst High School. More...

Bath farmers’ market ‘best place to be’

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Farmers’ Market is set to open for its eighth season Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. at the old stables lot across from the Hot Springs Fire and Rescue Building.  More...

Planners approve carnival rides

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit requested by the county, and amended the comprehensive plan Tuesday.  More...

Market accepts SNAP benefits

HOT SPRINGS — For the first time, the Bath County Farmers’ Market can accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.  The market will provide a dollar-fordollar match when SNAP benefits are used. More...

Drug charge nets probation

WARM SPRINGS – A man who pleaded guilty to a single felony drug possession charge in March was sentenced Friday in Bath County Circuit Court.  More...

Dominion contractor subject to complaint

MONTEREY — The county has received a heated complaint from a resident about a contractor working on Dominion transmission line towers alleged to be illegally operating a heavy equipment storage yard about 12 miles south of Monterey.  More...

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A group of motorcyclists from New Jersey visited Monterey Saturday as part of their “Tour of Honor” to veterans’ memorials from Martinsburg, W.Va., Smithsburg, and Middleburg. More...

Squad raises capabilities, seeks volunteers

MONTEREY — A newly purchased building and land. Plans to build another structure. A new county-paid EMS coordinator. More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM BENJAMIN ‘BEN’ BOTKIN

MONTEREY — William Benjamin “Ben” Botkin, 25, of Monterey, passed away, Friday, May 22, 2015.  He was born July 11, 1989 in Staunton, a son of George Ronald “Ronnie” and Caroline Jean Benson Botkin of Monterey.  More...

VIRGINIA A. WOLFE

MIDLOTHIAN — Virginia A. More...

Sports

Blues edge out Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Parry McCluer held on for a 2-1 boys’ soccer win over Bath County Friday night in a game that was completed after being halted by thunderstorms May 11.  More...

Chargers win over Highland

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ soccer team got its first win of the season last Thursday, defeating Highland 11-3.  Two players, Bath’s Noah Hyler and Highland’s Ian Adams, recorded hat tricks.  More...

Chargers take conference tourney opener Monday

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County got the Conference 45 girls’ soccer tournament off to a good start Monday night with a 3-1 win over visiting Galax, led by two goals from Sophia Bulgarelli.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • May 17 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to the Village at Cedar Creek for a dispute.  • May 17 — Lieutenant Jeff Grimm performed a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road near the intersection with Mill Creek More...

Early Files

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This photo, believed to be from the 1950s, shows the caddies at the Upper Cascades golf course and was taken by Stephen Blake. More...

Bath FOIA action dismissed

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 30, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

JUNE 3, 1965

• Ernie Townsend, who wound up an enviable basketball career at Highland High School this year, has been selected for honorable mention to the Prep All-America basketball team selected by Coach and Athlete Magazine and sponsored by Royal Crown C More...

Opinions & Commentary

Remembering a scary walk home

Memory Lane

This story happened back in the year of 1940.  I was in the first year of high school, going to Monterey High School. The school was going to have a Halloween party and I wanted to go. Back then, it was hard to get a ride to go somewhere. More...

Spring: Too hot? Too chilly? Who knows?

A Party of One

Spring: It is a wonderful, and weird, time of year. It’s my second favorite season, after fall. Winter is third, and summer? Well, that definitely brings up the rear.   So, it is spring. Yay! The weather is absolutely perfect. More...


Spring Guide