June 11, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

In Brief...

Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, Monterey Town Council leased a new location for the town office. The council approved a two-year lease for the first floor of the Campbell House at 115 West Main Street, the property of Tate Swecker Dunn. More...

Black returns after nearly 2 decades

DOE HILL — An old pro at championship rodeo competitions is making a comeback.  Black, a 31-year-old homegrown Tennessee walking horse, has returned to barrel racing after a lengthy hiatus spanning two human generations.  More...

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Highland Supervisors

• On June 2, Wes Maupin of Highland senior services asked if Highland supervisors could look into the cash flow paid to Valley Program for Aging Services and how the money flows back to the county. More...

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Tuesday afternoon, the sun started looking a little different, as it neared the horizon, it became increasingly pink. More...

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The 2015 Fire Queen Contest took place June 6 in Highland High School Gymnasium. More...

Correction

In last week’s Letters to the Editor, part of a paragraph in a letter submitted by Helen McCune was mistyped, which changed the structure of the paragraph. More...

D.A.R.E. grads awarded prizes

MONTEREY — An air of excitement filled the Highland school cafeteria last Thursday.  Prizes, certificates and congratulations went to Lisa Roberson’s fifth-graders who completed Highland Elementary School’s Drug Awareness Resis More...

Request for pipeline emails catches board off guard

NATURAL BRIDGE — High-ranking officials with the state agency governing environmental matters apologized last week to an advisory panel for failing to inform them of their fourth amendment duties. More...

Hot Springs drainage project now on hold

WARM SPRINGS — A project that would improve drainage problems at the intersection of U.S. 220 and Main Street, and in downtown Hot Springs, has been tabled.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland High School Class of 2015

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Scholarships awarded to BCHS grads

On Friday, June 5, scholarships were awarded to members of the Bath County High School Class of 2014.  Bath/Highlands Lioness Club, Amanda Ray, $500; Miss Bath County Scholarship, Nikki McDaniel, $500;  Bolar Ruritan Scholarship Foundation, More...

Sports

Greenbrier field looking strong

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. More...

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Highland senior Samantha Blagg finished 11th in the state 1A track meet Saturday at Radford University. More...

Warm Springs Mountain Challenge is this weekend

WARM SPRINGS — This weekend, cyclists from around the state and beyond will descend on Bath County for the first Warm Springs Mountain Challenge.  More...

Early Files

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These three area high school basketball players received post-season honors at the Pioneer District tournament last week. More...

Modern postage stamp first used in Great Britain in 1840

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 16, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christy was editor.   More...

50 years ago

JUNE 17, 1965

• During the early 1930s the Recreation Park de Monterey was considered a showplace of Highland County with its modern, spring-fed swimming pool with dressing rooms and bathhouse, a tennis court, playground and picnic area. More...

Warner Drive- In closing spurs effort for return

FRANKLIN, W.Va. More...

Millboro General Store reopens

MILLBORO — “Never say never.”  That phrase describes Ernie and Dot Townsend’s feelings after opening Millboro General Store for the third time May 15.  The Townsends last owned the store in 2010.  More...

Feds told pipeline threatens site

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Natural Resources has informed federal regulators that biologists have found “a significant natural community” along the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route in Nelson County.  More...

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John M. Simmons of Blue Grass was the winner of the Highland Medical Center gift card drawing for participating in our Patient Survey’s during the month of April. More...

Contractor moves equipment, withdraws rezoning request

MONTEREY – The contractor Highland planners discussed May 28 meeting has pulled out of Highland.  No one told Jason Kitzmiller he was expected to attend the planning commission meeting last month.  More...

Bath board passes $20 million budget

WARM SPRINGS — This time, it only took one motion.  After an attempt to pass the Bath County general fund budget resulted in 10 motions before it was tabled in May, the board passed the $20,168,145 spending plan on the first try Tuesday.&n More...

Motorcycle map to be unveiled

MONTEREY — The Highland Tourism Council discussed a number of marketing ideas and mapping initiatives Monday, including plans to unveil a new motorcycle route loop map.  More...

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Highland Telephone Cooperative is changing out some of its poles in Monterey with taller ones needed to accommodate fiber optic cable. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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From left, Ginny Neil, who will be the new Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) teacher next year, joined fifth grade teacher Lisa Roberson and Superintendent Dr. More...

Obituaries

DOROTHY MARIE RATCLIFF

HOT SPRINGS — Dorothy Marie Ratcliff, 75, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 at her home.  She was born July 6, 1939 in Bath County, a daughter of the late Joseph Lee and Mary Alphia Jackson Hodge.  More...

DONALD GENE ‘DUCK’ HULL

MONTEREY — Donald Gene “Duck” Hull, 65, of Monterey, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 7, 2015 at his home.  He was born July 4, 1949 in Mustoe, a son of Thelma Mae Doyle Hull and the late Russell Edward Hull.  More...

CATHERINE ANDREW SAYERS

STAUNTON — Catherine Andrew Sayers, 86, wife of John Sayers, of Staunton, passed away Sunday, June, 7, 2015 at Shenandoah Nursing Home.  She was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Wythe County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Kate Andrew.  More...

Home & Property

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Bath supervisors approved amending its contract with Republic Service to increase the management fee from $84,000 to $114,000. County administrator Ashton Harrison said the transfer station would be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. More...

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A bee gathers nectar from the new landscaping in front of Highland High School. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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The Bath County Farmers’ Market opened Saturday in downtown Hot Springs. Lots of vendors offered everything from jams and soaps and just-picked vegetables to fresh eggs, beef and flowers. More...

Letters

Citizens urged to attend broadband meetings

Editor, The Recorder,  Meetings are scheduled for June 17 (Bath County) and June 18 (Highland County) for the public to hear and comment upon the results of the Bath-Highland Broadband Study.  More...

Letters to editor invoke words of J.F. Kennedy

Editor, The Recorder,  In lieu of recent letters to the editor, in particular those submitted by Mr. Earl Cutlip, it may be wise, if wise words fall on receptive ears, to invoke the words of John F. Kennedy: “Too often ... More...

Opinions & Commentary

FOIA not just for big issues

It was a little unsettling to attend Saturday’s meeting of the Virginia Cave Board. More...

Pictorial

June 16 — Save the date! There will be a paint party in Ernie’s Market from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 16. Come out and show off your painting skills and LOVE for Highland. More...


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