August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Bath Local Emergency Planning Committee

• At its meeting Tuesday, Bath’s Local Emergency Planning Committee approved a hazardous materials emergency response plan. The board of supervisors could give final approval to the plan in September, but LEPC members can still review it. More...

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Highland Tourism Council

• At the Aug. 10 Highland Tourism Council meeting, members heard a report that a recent Virginia Tourism Corporation visit was successful and chamber director Dorothy Stephenson will attend the VTC Orientation Conference Sept. 1-2. More...

Blue Grass Music Festival a success

The third annual Blue Grass Music Festival took place at Potomac Farm in the beautiful Blue Grass Valley August 7-9. Seventeen bands from around the region were on hand to wow the crowed. More...

EMS services improving, coordinator reports

MONTEREY — During the Highland supervisors’ meeting last Thursday, EMS coordinator Chris Vernovai reported the volume of calls for emergency assistance by the volunteer rescue squad is on an upswing, and calls are being handled well. More...

Photos

Highland High School Class of 1975 held its 40th class reunion at the Blue Grass Ruritan Building on Saturday, August 8. There were 13 classmates and two former teachers in attendance. More...

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This 21-pound Kershaw pumpkin was grown this year at Sidling Hill Farm in Millboro. Joe Grimm, left, and Frances Wolfe hold the pumpkin. (Photo courtesy Frances Wolfe) More...

Virtual learning tools need support in Virginia

STAUNTON — At the end of each summer, students and parents all across Virginia prepare for another exciting year of learning, knowledge and new friendships. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Alea Cash (front), Peyton Smith (middle), Lindsay Oliver (back) step off the bus with smiles. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools

Bath County High School • Sept. 1 5:30 p.m. closed meeting; 7 p.m. regular meeting • Student representative’s report — Jessica Ryder More...

Sports

Burns, Woodzell lead Chargers to victory

HOT SPRINGS — Shooting par over the final five holes of the Omni Homestead Old Course last Thursday, Noah Burns medaled for Bath County in a match with the Covington Cougars. More...

Charger volleyball ready for new season

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County volleyball team got its season underway this week, and they have a number of players back from last year’s squad. More...

Chargers finish second in opening district match

TROUTVILLE — The Bath County golf team played its first district golf match of the season Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the Botetourt Country Club, facing Pioneer District rivals Covington, Craig County, James River and Parry McCluer. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 16 — Deputy Colaw responded to Hot Springs for a report of an intoxicated driver. • Aug. 16 — Colaw responded to a report of loud party in Millboro. • Aug. More...

Early Files

Parents support President

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the August 30, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 26, 1965

• That fellow who cached his beer reserve along a fence in town the other day must have received a rude shock when he returned to find that neighborhood youngsters had neatly pulled the tabs on those new, easy-open cans. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 30, 1990

• The Sportsman’s Club saga seemingly came to an end on the steps of the Highland County Courthouse Monday, as Burton Fletcher of Grundy purchased the 3,820-acre tract for $1.1 million. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Tourism goals, ideas set out for Bath County

Chairman’s Notes

School’s in session, school buses are traveling the roads of Bath County, and campaign signs are showing up along roadways. More...

Please, don’t come knockin’ on my door

Party of One

I was down and out. Exhausted. In my jammies, ready for bed, at 8:30 Friday night. Oh, what a departure from my “good old days” of Friday nights. Or rather, “good young days.” More...

Correction

In the Aug. 20 edition of The Recorder, in the article, “Group seeks dialogue, answers,” it was reported that Concerned Citizens Group member John Fischer said New Market Tax Credits were an effective way to borrow money. More...

Highland school board candidates vie for 3 seats

MONTEREY — All three at-large seats on the Highland County School Board will be contested in the Nov. 3 elections. Incumbents John Moyers Jr. and Joseph Neil face competition from Christopher J. Amirault and Gretta Sandberg. More...

Bath planners don’t recommend easement request

WARM SPRINGS — Armistead and Linda Burwell came before the Bath County Planning Commission Monday hoping for a positive recommendation on their request for a conservation easement. They didn’t get it. More...

Fire destroys family’s home

WILLIAMSVILLE — The Gibson residence on Tower Hill Road in the Williamsville area was destroyed by fire last Thursday afternoon. More...

Photos

A packed Blue Grass Ruritan Club auditorium was the setting of the 100th anniversary celebration of The Blue Grass Valley Bank on Sunday. More...

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Members of the Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee showed off the county’s new emergency management capabilities Sunday during the first open house of the new emergency operation More...

Drug conviction stands, for now

WARM SPRINGS – Despite a reasoned argument from his attorney to set aside a jury verdict, and impassioned pleas from his mother and sister, Dustin Kincaid’s conviction on two felony drug charges stands, and he will remain in jail. More...

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A total of 60 players took the field in the Highland County Recreation Coed Adult League double elimination tournament played Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Stonewall Ruritan grounds. More...

Agency seeks time to review ACP impacts

MONTEREY — An agency within the Department of Interior charged with preserving public lands for future generations has asked federal energy regulators to revise the schedule for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline to allow time for ACP and fed More...

Obituaries

WALTER RAYMOND SHINAULT JR.

LOW MOOR — Walter Raymond Shinault Jr., 88, of 298 Cabin Draft Road, Millboro, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in the Hospice Unit at LewisGale Hospital - Alleghany, Low Moor. Mr. More...

JERALD ALLEN MILLS

RICHMOND — Jerald Allen “Jerry” Mills, 71, of Richmond, went to be with the lord on Aug. 18, 2015. Mr. More...

KRISTIN BOTKIN TILT

ALACHUA, Fla. — Kristin Botkin Tilt, 64, of Alachua, passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. She was born in Head Waters, Va., the only daughter of the late Gilbert Lacy and Lucy Henrietta McCray Botkin. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY Thursday, August 27• Burnsville United Methodist ChurchWomen’s Group meet at the church,7 p.m. More...

Home & Property

Special session was ‘over before it began’

RICHMOND — The 2015 Special Session of the General Assembly was over before it began. The governor called the legislature into a Special Session to begin on Aug. 17 to respond to a federal ruling on the 3rd Congressional District. More...

Preparing for the Highland County Fair

MONTEREY — The week of Highland County’s Fair is busy for many students at Highland High School. Kirsten Wood is a 10-year-old fifth-grader showing animals this year. She resides in McDowell, and is the daughter of Jeff and Cindy Wood. More...

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The Hot Springs Fire Association competition team recently competed in local and state competitions. More...

Letters

Financial questions about BCH linger

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Court not empowered by the U.S. Constitution

Editor, The Recorder, In his letter to the editor in last week’s Recorder, Vincent Kinney failed to mention that after the U.S. More...

Historic U.S. 250 should not be marred by pipeline

Editor’s note: The following letter about Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline was written Aug. More...


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