September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Former supervisor set for return to board

WARM SPRINGS — Richard Byrd served five terms on the Bath County Board of Supervisors before leaving the board in 2012 to run for treasurer. More...

Southern Company to join ACP

MONTEREY — The fourth largest electric utility company in the United States has proposed to purchase AGL Resources for $12.8 billion, putting it in the running as a partner of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...

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Bath County High School technology teacher Ed Ozols, right, accepted a check from Emmett Toms of Dominion Power Tuesday night. More...

Burns sees serving as way to get involved

WARM SPRINGS — Roy Burns is running for the Bath County School Board seat from Warm Springs District. “I wanted to get involved rather than be on the sideline. More...

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This military fighter jet was seen and heard swooping over Monterey Monday while on exercises. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

In brief

Highland Board of Supervisors

• County attorney Melissa Dowd informed supervisors Tuesday that building official Josh Simmons has taken on the role of county zoning administrator. More...

Correction

In the Aug. More...

Rare pottery surfaces at auction

MONTEREY — A exceptional, rare and valuable 19th century Highland County stoneware water cooler base was discovered at the Lucinda Beverage estate auction, held recently at Monterey. More...

Chamber to host young professionals event

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce will host a young professionals networking event Thursday, Sept. 10 at Garth Newel Music Center Manor House from 5-7 p.m.  More...

Rockbridge Baths Labor Day Festival set

ROCKBRIDGE BATHS — The Rockbridge Baths Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor its annual Labor Day Festival Monday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the firehouse at 5024 Maury River Road.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

School opening going well, principals report

HOT SPRINGS — The principals of Bath’s three schools said Tuesday the beginning of the school year is off to a good start.  Millboro Elementary School principal Allison Hicklin said an open house at MES was well attended. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• During public comment, Millboro District supervisor Cliff Gilchrest referenced the web site schooldigger.com, which ranks Millboro Elementary School as the top elementary school in Virginia. More...

Sports

Chargers get long desired win for season opener

ELLISTON — It’s been a long time coming, but when the final whistle blew on Friday night’s hard fought football season opener, Bath County was able to do what the Chargers could not last year.  They put a mark in the win column More...

Bath golfers 2nd at Cliff View

FALLING SPRING — Bath County took second in a golf match involving the Pioneer District teams last Wednesday, shooting a team total of 188. James River won the match with a 171. More...

Bath falls to Riverheads

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County volleyball team was back in action Tuesday night at home against Riverheads, and the Gladiators took the match in straight sets.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Aug. 23 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to a residential burglar alarm on Douthat State Park Road.  • Aug. More...

Early Files

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Jody Will of Blue Grass pets a sheep after the sheep costume contest at the Highland County Fair in 1990. (Recorder file photo) More...

VES fifth grader’s poetry garners top prize in state

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 24, 1990 issue of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was publisher and Danny Smith was editor.   More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 2, 1965

• Highland’s first frost of the season was observed Sunday morning after an overnight low temperature of 36 degrees as recorded at the Monterey weather station. More...

Old mill nears completion, seeds tax credit

BLUE GRASS — Judd and Dabney Bankert welcomed a huge turnout Sunday to the Highland Historical Society annual patrons’ party in the nearly rehabilitated New Hampden Mill.  More...

School wrangles with football field options

HOT SPRINGS — As head football coach and athletic director at Bath County High School, Will Fields wears two distinct hats. More...

Preservation Bath seeks award nominations

WARM SPRINGS — Preservation Bath is soliciting nominations for its first annual Preservation Awards.  More...

Pipeline environmental infractions on upswing

MONTEREY — Despite cutbacks in drilling activity, water pollution violations from the rush to build shale gas pipelines have grown this year.  A citizens group questions why damage to drinking water supplies would not continue to escalate More...

Senator concerned with FERC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Virginia Sen. More...

Highland man found not guilty of weapons charges

MONTEREY — A Highland jury found Robert Eugene Sampson not guilty of firearms possession charges following a circuit court trial Aug. More...

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Everyone was a blue ribbon winner in the tot leadline class, judged by Jody Toms, left. See results on page 18. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, Sept. 8 – 7 p.m.  • Public hearing to consider amending Bath County Code, Chapter 16, solid waste.   More...

Telecommunications upgrades sought

MONTEREY • A McDowell resident called on supervisors Tuesday to help improve telecommunications for the sake of public safety and economic development.  Brian Obaugh asked if an effort was needed to upgrade broadband service and provide cel More...

Archery, horse show results

Archery Class: Cub: Brianna Wimer Youth: Lucas Wimer Women’s Hunter: Stephanie Garrison Women’s Open: Lisa Zober Men’s Hunter: Devon Duncan Men’s Open: Nate Adkins Traditional: Sam Leona More...

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These are just a few of the items that have been donated for the Doris L. Via Cancer Fund Auction to be held at Eden United Methodist Church Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. The Doris L. More...

Rockets blast off Sept. 5

MONTEREY — The Valley AeroSpace Team will hold a rocket launch on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

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BARBARA CHAPMAN  Free Access 

McDOWELL — Barbara Joan “Bobbi” Chapman, 85, of McDowell and formerly of Monterey, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Patty.  She was born January 22, 1930 in Lake Forest, Ill., a daughter of the late Jack Cleme More...

RICHARD AND JOAN STRAUB

STAUNTON — Richard Leonard “Dick” Straub, 89, husband of Joan P. Straub of 135 Red Oaks Drive, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at his residence. More...

WESLEY EUGENE ARBAUGH

MONTEREY — Wesley Eugene Arbaugh, 45, of Monterey, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at Augusta Health.  He was born March 25, 1970 in Staunton, a son of Lonnie and Betty Beverage Arbaugh.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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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...

Home & Property

Clifton Forge library to host book signing

CLIFTON FORGE — Writer Janet Runion Patton of Manheim, Pa. and formerly of Clifton Forge, has published “Retirement Trails: Coming Home.”  More...

Rockbridge Occupational Center seeks donations

LEXINGTON — A generous donor has given The Rockbridge Area Occupational Center a matching grant for every dollar donated in the month of August up to $10,000.  More...

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Frank Neff has retired from Life Line Ministries in Mitchelltown after 38 years as senior pastor. Zachary Royer is now senior pastor. More...

Letters

Relay co-chair humbled by Bath’s generosity

Editor, The Recorder,  What a blessing it is to live in such a wonderful community. More...

Enjoy the show; respect the flyover training

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Come to the county fair!

Retroville

Autumn comes early and swiftly to the mountains of Virginia. More...

Highland library a jewel close to home

Party of One

I had a wonderful day “out of town” recently.  To what far-flung locale did I travel? That would be Monterey.   There are many things I love about Monterey. More...


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