April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Police bust Bath meth lab

WARM SPRINGS – A force of 18 law enforcement officers kicked in the door of an active methamphetamine lab Good Friday. More...

HRD seeks money to back pipeline study

MONTEREY — The citizens group Highlanders for Responsible Development has begun a fund drive to support an economic impact study of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Bath EDA approves fire association request

WARM SPRINGS — The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association got the go-ahead last Wednesday to improve its truck and tractor pull facilities at the Bath County Industrial Park. More...

No primaries in Bath in June

WARM SPRINGS — There will be no primary elections in Bath County this June. Registrar Charles Garratt said Del. Ben Cline was unopposed for the 24th District Republican nomination for House of Delegates and Sen. More...

Supervisors hear hospital concerns

WARM SPRINGS — An overflow crowd packed the district courtroom for the Bath County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, and many of them were there to either hear or make comments on the situation at Bath Community Hospital. More...

6 file for candidacy

MONTEREY — As of Monday this week, six people had filed with county registrar Alice Shumate to run in the Nov. 4 general elections. More...

Civil War History Mobile coming to Bath

ASHWOOD – There’s some exciting news for history buffs, especially those interested in the Civil War in Virginia. Last week, America noted the end of the War Between the States with a somber reenactment at Appomattox. More...

Bath supervisors hear budget comments

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County’s proposed $18.1 million 2015-16 budget contains no tax increases, and funds the school system at the same level as 2014-15. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath school calendar approved

WARM SPRINGS — The 2015-16 school year for Bath County students will begin Aug. 19 and end June 3, 2016, under the calendar adopted by the school board last Wednesday. More...

In brief …

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting last Wednesday, the Bath school board accepted the resignations of three Bath County High School staff members — Instructional aide Susan Keefe, history teacher Jordan Shelton and science teacher Vicki Smith. More...

Kindergarten registration set for Highland Elementary

MONTEREY — Highland Elementary School invites parents and guardians of children entering kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year to attend kindergarten registration on Tuesday, April 21, between 1-7 p.m., or Wednesday, April 22, between 1 p.m. More...

Sports

Bath drops two close matches to Stuart Hall

STAUNTON — The Bath County soccer teams traveled to Stuart Hall last Thursday and lost two close contests. The girls lost 4-2 and the boys were edged out 3-2. More...

BCHS field has sinkhole

HOT SPRINGS — A sinkhole has developed on the Bath County High School athletic field. More...

Tennis falls to Rockbridge

LEXINGTON — The Bath County tennis team was back in action Tuesday, traveling to Rockbridge. They lost 8-1. Jenny Quantz got the Chargers’ only point with a win at No. 2 singles. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 5 — Lieutenant Jeff Grimm, and Deputy Cody Smith responded to a residential burglar alarm in Hot Springs. • April 5 — Deputy James Rexrode conducted a traffic stop in Warm Springs. More...

Early Files

Meadowdale listed in ‘Bicentennial Farms’ book

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Dec. 19, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 15, 1965

• Mary Grace Rexrode, sixth grader at Blue Grass, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Rexrode of Hightown, was crowned Highland’s Spelling Champion last Thursday night at Monterey Elementary School. Mary Wilson, daughter of Mr. More...

25 years ago

APRIL 12, 1990

• The Highland Inn is in the process of being sold. A closing date has been set for early May, according to current owners John and Joanne Crow. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Highland Ballet Academy has been expanding its offerings steadily over the years, and if you have yet to catch one of the performances, make plans to do so. More...

BCH poised for change

All has been relatively quiet in the last few months since the departure in January of former Bath Community Hospital CEO Jason Paret, and the return of Dr. James Redington. But only publicly. More...

Hospital board to meet, elect new members

Bylaw changes to wait until new slate installed

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital is poised for change, and much is in flux. More...

Recorder publisher joins Hall of Fame

RICHMOND — Recorder publisher Anne Adams was inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame last Thursday. More...

Senators question FERC over scoping protocol

WASHNGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine last week followed Sen. Mark Warner in taking to task the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with concerns over frustration about how scoping meetings took place in Nelson and Augusta counties last month. More...

Clifton Forge man gets prison time for cocaine sale

WARM SPRINGS – Cory Allen Byrd was supposed to be tried by a jury Monday for felony cocaine distribution. Instead, Byrd pleaded guilty, rather than take his chances with a jury. More...

911 equipment to be replaced

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors voted to proceed with allocating money from the county’s Emergency 911 Fund to assist with replacing equipment in the sheriff’s office. More...

In brief ...

Highland Tourism Council

• Monday, the Highland Tourism Council received a report of $1,350 in income from first- quarter collections of the lodging tax, plus $130 for sales of stickers. More...

County OKs 2016 budget proposal

MONTEREY — No tax increases are part of a proposed county budget. Highland supervisors Monday approved a proposed $7,288,760 spending package that will be the subject of a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. April 23. More...

Food pantry will visit Bath through end of year

MILLBORO — The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank mobile food pantry will visit Bath County through December. More...

Budget dominates joint meeting talks

WARM SPRINGS — Money, specifically the amount the county intends to appropriate to the schools, was the main topic of conversation at a joint meeting of the Bath County School Board and Bath County Board of Supervisors last Thursday. More...

Obituaries

JEAN STINNETT SULLENBERGER

FISHERSVILLE — Jean Stinnett Sullenberger, 86, of the Legacy at North Augusta, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Augusta Health. She was born Oct. 18, 1928 in Hot Springs, a daughter of the late Willie G. and Ethel V. Stinnett. More...

EDSEL COOLIDGE KELLEY

DUNMORE, W.Va. — Edsel Coolidge Kelley, 70, of Dunmore, left this mortal earth on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. He was born Feb. 2, 1945 at Dunmore, and was the only son of 11 children, all born at home, to the late Lawrence and Evelyn Clark Kelley. More...

WILMER JUNIOR SMITH

VERONA — Wilmer Junior Smith, 68, of Verona, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born Jan. 31, 1947 in McDowell, a son of the late Wilmer Carl and Irene Ober Smith. More...

Home & Property

LOVE letters destined for Highland

MONTEREY — Virginia is for Lovers is one of the most recognized branding statements in the country. More...

Medical closet a ‘phenomenal asset’

CHURCHVILLE – Modest gestures of goodwill combined with hard work go a long way toward tackling seemingly insurmountable obstacles. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, total U.S. More...

Invasive plant control sign-up begins now

MONTEREY – The Highland County Board of Supervisors approved an invasive plant control program for the county for 2015. More...

Letters

Construction on karst terrain is tenuous business

Editor, The Recorder, This geological diagram was first published in The Recorder on Dec. 22, 2006, and is as relevant today as it was then. Ann WeferMcDowell, Va. More...

Paying taxes should be much less complicated

Editor, The Recorder, I am relieved that tax season is done. It’s not that I mind paying taxes. What bothers me is how complicated they are. More...

Bath hospital needs new leaders who offer respect

Editor, The Recorder, A short note to express my thoughts concerning our hospital and our doctors. More...


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