August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Plecker vows to continue fighting drug problem

WARM SPRINGS — “Bath County has a drug problem, and I’m not denying it. More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• Social services director Sarah Rexrode told Highland supervisors Tuesday the department hired Malorie Brower as the new human services assistant, starting Aug. 17. She also mentioned cooling assistance ends Aug. 17. More...

Blue Ridge president says focus is on workforce development

MONTEREY — Tuesday, John Downey, president of Blue Ridge Community College, updated Highland supervisors on college programs and activities.  More...

Solidarity on big gas projects is theme

LUSBY, Md. More...

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Work began recently on the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative substation and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative generator project west of Monterey. Completion is expected by year’s end. More...

Information on small-flock poultry owners needed

MONTEREY – In response to the recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the western and central United States, area offices of the Virginia Cooperative Extension are compiling a list of local small-flock poultry owners who More...

Farm-to-table event set for Saturday, Aug. 22 at VSDB

STAUNTON – The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation and Allegheny Mountain Institute have partnered on an event to raise awareness related to the educational benefits of urban gardening, and its impact to schools and the local More...

Special Sections

Sports

Mountain Mama: Beautiful weather makes for perfect ride

MONTEREY — With a high of 75 degrees and crystal clear blue skies, Saturday proved to be a perfect day for the cyclists who participated in this year’s annual Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge.  More...

Saints camp continues

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The New Orleans Saints head into their second week of NFL training camp at The Greenbrier resort this week.  More...

Fry records ace at Cascades

HOT SPRINGS — Kipp Fry scored the second hole-in-one of his golfing career last week at The Cascades.  The Hot Springs golfer used a 9-iron to ace the par-3, 135-yard eighth hole. More...

Home & Property

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J.R. Chaney, of McDowell, and “Wildfire” competed at the Frederick County Fair Open and 4-H Horse Show, sponsored by the Golden Horseshoe 4-H Club. More...

Conservation Field Day planned

WILLIAMSVILLE – The Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District will host a conservation field day on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to highlight conservation efforts in the community.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. More...

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Central Shenandoah Planning District Executive Director, Bonnie Riedesel, presented Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe with a harvest box of Fields of Gold Farm Trail products recently. More...

Letters

Delegate urges taking advantage of tax holiday

Editor, The Recorder,  I am writing to encourage families in our area to take advantage of this year’s back-to-school sales-tax holiday, from Aug. 7-9. The current tax rate is 5.3 percent.  More...

U.S. Supreme Court interprets Constitution

Editor, The Recorder,  In a July 2 letter to the editor, “Justices affirm that Virginians’ beliefs don’t matter,” the author states, sarcastically, “In 2006, nearly 60 percent of Virginians voted against gay marriag More...

Bath hospital board responsible for transparency

Editor, The Recorder,  In every phase of my life in the Highlands, the people who live here have been the greatest! More...

USFS escalates pipeline debate

MONTEREY — Why should the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline cross national forest lands?  Does Dominion have trouble complying with environmental laws?  Both questions were central to a 52-page response issued last week from George Was More...

Community to gather, discuss Bath hospital

HOT SPRINGS — When Dr. More...

Yard sale donations needed

HOT SPRINGS – Who doesn’t love to poke through things at a yard sale? Especially a large one, where many households have contributed goods that might just be a good fit for you.  That’s on tap for Saturday, Sept. More...

Rec commission upset over missed opportunity

MONTEREY — Highland County Recreation Commission president George Deem told supervisors Tuesday that the county missed an opportunity to save a substantial amount of money to fill and level the field between the pool and U.S. 220.  More...

Lowry seeking 2nd school board term

WARM SPRINGS — Cathy Lowry, who represents Valley Springs District on the Bath County School Board, is running for a second term. She will be the only name on the ballot for that seat in the November election.  More...

Library Notes

• The “Read to the Rhythm” summer reading program is drawing to a close and I’m thrilled to report we’ve had a fantastic year. More...

New law combines sales-tax holidays

RICHMOND – Legislation enacted during the 2015 General Assembly (Senate Bill 1319) combined the three existing sales tax holidays into a single three-day holiday in August. The legislation took effect July 1.  More...

Biennial brain injury conference honored Sen. Deeds, Galanti

RICHMOND — Virginia Sen. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, Aug. 11 – 5 p.m.   More...

Schools

2 Bath schools meet state benchmarks

Concerns remain at Valley Elementary

HOT SPRINGS — Preliminary data shows two of Bath’s three schools will meet all state accreditation benchmarks, and the one that may not is showing improvement.  More...

New attendance policy approved for BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — Attendance issues will be handled differently at Bath County High School this school year.  At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath County School Board approved a new policy for BCHS that will take a different approach to absences. More...

New Valley Elementary principal named

HOT SPRINGS — Kevin Kendall is the new principal of Valley Elementary School.  Kendall was previously employed by Lexington City Public Schools, where he served as a teacher and K-8 gifted coordinator for eight years. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY   More...

Monthly Happenings

Editor’s note: Items in the calendar that run continuously will now appear once a month, the first week of each month. Items for a specific date will run two weeks prior to events. Items may be sent to recorderoffice@htcnet.org. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s office planning for risks related to pipeline

From the Sheriff’s Desk

MONTEREY — In years past, our community was somewhat isolated because of its geography and that circumstance has been both a blessing and sometimes a curse, depending on the lens one might be looking through.   More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • July 26 – Lt. Grimm and Sgt. More...

Early Files

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This 300-pound male bear was killed in a chase on Little Mountain near the Cleveland Corbett farm at Mustoe Saturday. The bear was credited with killing 11 sheep, five for Mr. More...

Highland FFA holds 37th banquet

Editor’s note: Articles was gleaned from the April 26, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 5, 1965

• Highland Fair set for new ground September 2-3-4 behind Highland High School. The parade has been moved to 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The annual fair dance is to be held Wednesday night, Sept. 1 at Monterey Elementary School.   More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Some grinning Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge riders took a selfie just before the ride began Saturday morning in Highland. We can’t blame them. More...

USFS: Looking out for your land

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Animated clouds ...

Wonders of the Woods A closer look at our natural world

This massive cumulus cloud formed in the skies above my family reunion in May and it startled the whole group when I said, “Hey! Look up! More...


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