June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

EDA extends Bluegrass Woods lease

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Economic Development Authority last Wednesday extended the lease for Bluegrass Woods for five years. Bluegrass Woods rents a building from the EDA at the Bath County Industrial Park in Millboro.  More...

BZA approves carnival permit

WARM SPRINGS — An application by Bath County and the Bath County Airport Authority for a conditional use permit to conduct carnival rides at Ingalls Field was approved Monday night by the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals.  More...

In Brief...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority was reminded of a public input meeting for the Bath-Highland Broadband plan June 18 in the school cafeteria. More...

‘Little Free Library’ boxes popping up

MONTEREY — A new program that mixes literacy promotion and social networking is taking hold in Highland.  In cooperation with Highland County Public Library, Highland’s service clubs have jumped on the global bandwagon and launched & More...

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Annette Loan, left, has been recertified as a deputy circuit court clerk. More...

Petco Foundation invests in humane society

MONTEREY — Highland County Humane Society Inc., announced it has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its community spay/ neuter project.  The grant will alter HCHS foster animals before adoption, TNR community/ More...

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Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee

• Last Thursday, Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee member Chris Vernovai reported there has been progress toward securing an antenna site on Lantz Mountain to help improve radio communications. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools

Monday, June 22 — 10 a.m. School Administration Building,  • Superintendent’s report — Presentations/Information;   More...

Scholarships presented to Highland High graduates

MONTEREY —Guidance counselor Caroline Sponaugle opened the presentation of scholarships Saturday by thanking sponsors for collectively giving 34 scholarships in the total amount of $24,100. More...

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The Little Rock Preschool class of 2015 wrapped up its school year last week. For information about the preschool and next school year, contact Nicole Balenger at (540) 474-2649. More...

Sports

Warm Springs Mountain Challenge a success

HOT SPRINGS — Thirty-seven cyclists from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. participated in the Mad Ann Bailey Double Century bike ride event last Saturday and Sunday, travelling several roads throughout Bath County.  More...

Bath prepares for 12th annual triathlon

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce will host the 12th annual Bath County “Moomaw Madness” Triathlon Saturday. The race, a sprint triathlon, will consist of a 750-meter swim, a 20K bike race and a 5K run. More...

MFVA truck and tractor pull is Saturday

MILLBORO — The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association will hold a truck and tractor pull Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. at the Bath County Industrial Park at 223 Industrial Park Road.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • June 7 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts conducted a traffic stop in Hot Springs.  • June 7 — McRoberts responded to Millboro for a report of stolen items from a vehicle.  • June 7 — McRoberts re More...

Early Files

Hull Farm honored by state for its history

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 19, 1999 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard, publisher Emeritus, P. Lea Campbell Jr. president.  More...

50 years ago

JUNE 24, 1965

• The new Ruritan National headquarters building opened here Monday and the move from the original Ruritan offices at Wakefield has been completed. More...

25 years ago

JUNE 14, 1990

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors Monday night reneged on its promise to fund the Phase 1 expansion project at Bath County High School. More...

Contested races on tap in Bath and Highland

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — There will be several contested races in Bath and Highland in the Nov. More...

Athletic field repairs proposed

MONTEREY - Superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott presented a 10-year capital improvement schedule for the Highland school campus at a joint meeting of the Highland County Board of Supervisors and Highland County School Board Monday.  More...

Bath grand jury returns 25 indictments

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath County grand jury considered 25 potential indictments Tuesday, and returned 25 true bills about two hours later. The 25 charges are against eight individuals.  More...

Highland grand jury indicts four

MONTEREY - A Highland County Circuit Court grand jury returned four felony indictments on term day, Tuesday, June 16, with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding.  More...

Highland Inn work in progress

MONTEREY - The head of The Highland Center provided an update on work progress at the Highland Inn.  “All in all, three and a half months of ownership, we have accomplished a lot,” Betty Mitchell, executive director, said.  More...

Mayhem in the mountains: Prison escape disrupts N.Y.

STANDISH, N.Y. More...

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The Bath County Office of Tourism and Economic Development unveiled its concept art for design and construction of LOVE letters for the county Tuesday at the board of supervisors meeting as part of i More...

CF library sets summer reading programs

CLIFTON FORGE — The Clifton Forge Public Library will sponsor its annual summer reading program in July and August for area children ages 4-12 and teens ages 13-18. More...

Quilting guild projects are many

MONTEREY – The newly revived Highland Quilting Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20 in the modular conference room.  More...

Trillium Performing Arts to host first annual Summer Soiree

LEWISBURG, W. Va. — Bring your appetites and your dancin’ shoes to the first annual Summer Soiree hosted by Trillium Performing Arts Collective.  More...

Obituaries

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MELANIE SMITH  Free Access 

HIGHTOWN — Melanie Jean Smith, 40, wife of Tracy M. Smith of the Hightown Community of Highland County, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.She was born Feb. More...

EDITH MARIE JOLLY ROBINSON

HOT SPRINGS — Edith Marie Jolly Robinson, 90, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Springs Nursing Center.  She was born May 20, 1925 in Bath County, the daughter of the late Harry H. More...

MARY EMMA PETERS MCLAUGHLIN

Millboro — Mary Emma Peters McLaughlin, 84, of Millboro, died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at her granddaughter’s home in Williamsville, Highland County.   She was born Feb. More...

Home & Property

New funding available for forestry practices on Va. lands

RICHMOND — Well-managed, productive forests offer numerous conservation benefits, but the long growth cycle of trees can present a financial challenge for landowners seeking to retain working forestlands.  More...

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The Bath County Farmers’ Market hosted the Bath County Chamber of Commerce Third Thursday event June 4. More...

Grief is a journey

MONTEREY —Bereavement is a distressing but common experience. Sooner or later most of us will suffer the death of a loved one. Bereavement is a wound. It is like being very, very badly hurt. You will grieve and that is painful. More...

Letters

Summer drama camp soon to be under way

Editor, The Recorder  For the last 18 years, I have directed an amazing, creative, team event at the end of June. More...

Former sheriff clarifies information about D.A.R.E.

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Herbicides may be in composted horse manure

Editor, The Recorder,  I few weeks ago, I got a truckload of composted horse manure from a local stable in Bath County. The stable had generously arranged a public give-away of their large pile of composted manure. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Highland’s swampy athletic fields may be getting some needed permanent improvements if the county deems fit. More...

Ushering in fiber: Meet Internet 2.0

These are exciting times in the Allegheny Highlands. More...


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