April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Recorder takes top press association award

ROANOKE — The Recorder was honored with the Virginia Press Association’s highest award Saturday during the VPA annual conference in Roanoke, and writers Mike Bollinger, John Bruce and Anne Adams received awards in other categories. More...

3 qualify for Bath elections

WARM SPRINGS — Three candidates have completed the paperwork to be on the ballot for the November general election in Bath County. Donna M. Weaver has qualified to run for clerk of circuit court. Current clerk Wayne Winebriner is retiring. More...

FERC gets new chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With little fanfare, Norman Bay succeeded Cheryl LeFleur as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week. Bay is the former head of FERC’s office of enforcement. More...

Correction

The article about Highland candidates in the April 16 edition should have stated that Judy Hupman is running against Lois Showalter for circuit court clerk, that all candidates except Hupman and David Neil are running for second or later terms of off More...

Civil War historian to speak at Bath library

WARM SPRINGS — John M. Coski, Historian of the American Civil War Museum, will speak at the Bath Public Library Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. This is the final library program commemorating the events of the American Civil War. More...

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The newest Highland Sheriff’s Office communications officers observed Virginia Public Safety Telecommunicator Week, April 12-18, at the office in Monterey. More...

Pistell named to GN board

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center welcomes Tim Pistell of Millboro to its Board of Directors. More...

Pasco Memorial Scholarship established at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney Lancaster Pasco Jr. Memorial Scholarship has been established through the Dabney S. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School radio project complete

HOT SPRINGS — A project to equip Bath County Public Schools staff with new radios is complete, the Bath County Local Emergency Planning Committee learned Tuesday. More...

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary MONTEREY — April Goff, principal of Highland Elementary School, has announced the honor roll for the third quarter grading period of the 2014-15 school year. More...

Sports

Tennis season ends early

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The Bath County girls’ tennis team traveled to Greenbrier East last Thursday and lost 7-2 in what will be the team’s last match of the season. Jenny Quantz at No. 1 singles and Emily Arrington at No. More...

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Friday morning, to celebrate his son, Chad Gutshall’s, homecoming from Afghanistan, Curtie Gutshall killed this nice two-year-old, 20-pound gobbler with a nine and one-half inch beard and three More...

Bath drops district opener

COVINGTON — Covington broke open a tie game with three runs in the fourth inning and went on to defeat Bath County 7-3 Friday in a Pioneer District baseball matchup. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 12 — Deputy Michael Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road in Millboro. • April 12 — Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Ridge Road in Millboro. More...

Early Files

Donkeys with sheep — do they discourage coyotes?

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 30, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Chris Pugh was publisher. More...

50 years ago

APRIL 22, 1965

• Gerald Waggoner, a member of the freshman class at Highland High School, has been named Citizen-of-the- Month. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Waggoner of Blue Grass. More...

25 years ago

APRIL 19, 1990

• Melanie Kiser of Waynesboro will be featured in a “Kids Who Care” program on WTRV-TV 6 on April 23 at 8:30 p.m. She, with five other students will be highlighted. More...

Breaking News - 4:26 PM

Bath hospital elects new board

3 resign posts

HOT SPRINGS – Bath Community Hospital is pleased to announce the following changes to its board of directors. At its annual meeting on April 24, the board elected six new members and appointed interim board leadership. More...

Emma Simmons brings warmth to sick youngsters

HEALING SPRINGS – High on a hill in Incubator Hollow, Emma Simmons has been busy all winter making soft woolen afghans. Simmons, 82, is a widow who spends her time doing good for others. More...

Permit approved for equipment business

WARM SPRINGS — A new outdoor equipment business received final approval Monday. More...

Bath sheriff to seek re-election

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker announced Tuesday he will run for re-election. Plecker is seeking his second term as sheriff. More...

Taking pipeline stand important, HRD says

MONTEREY — The head of a Highland citizens group cited a decision last week by the state’s highest court as proof of a county’s influence over regulators to require that a major utility project comply with local zoning law. More...

Council taps hydrologist for pipeline opinion

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council voted to hire a hydrologist specializing in karst topography during a special called meeting April 13. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority agreed to send its strategic plan and the tourism strategic plan to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the form of a comment on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

2 market workshops scheduled

MONTEREY — The Highland Center is planning two educational workshops for vendors and direct marketers. On Wednesday, April 29, an orientation for new and old Highland Farmers’ Market vendors will be held at 6:30 p.m. More...

Slogan, calendar get board’s nod

MONTEREY — On April 13, the Highland County School Board approved a new division slogan and calendar for next school year. More...

Civil War HistoryMobile coming to Bath County

HOT SPRINGS — History is on the move in Virginia as the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile rolls into Bath County for a four-day visit April 29 through May 2. More...

Boys Club residents visit Maple Festival

NEW HAMPDEN — Residents of Boys Home of Virginia, Covington, received a sweet welcome to Highland this year. More...

Obituaries

GERTRUDE LOUISE GIBSON

MILL GAP — Gertrude Louise Gibson, 91, of Mill Gap, passed from this life Friday, April 17, 2015 at Brookdale Staunton. She was born Feb. 6, 1924 in Crabbottom (Blue Grass), a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Keister Judy. More...

MRS. DAVID R. BRODY

STAUNTON — Mrs. David R. Brody passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Staunton, surrounded by her family. She was born March 2, 1929 in Chestnut Hill, Pa., the daughter of the late Albert and Mina Behr Zifferblatt of Philadelphia, Pa. More...

ELIZABETH DAWN GREEN

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Elizabeth “Beth” Dawn Green, 42, a resident of Columbia, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Born on Dec. More...

Home & Property

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The Miss Bath County and Junior Miss Bath County pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Bath County High School auditorium. More...

ACP export, eminent domain issues raised

MONTEREY — A University of Virginia faculty member has applied his research skills to question Dominion’s claims that gas from the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is not destined for export. More...

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Above: Winners in the Tiny Miss Bath pageant held last Saturday at Bath County High School were, (l-r): Audience Choice and Third Runner-Up Rylee Ward, the daughter of Marcus and Lauren Ward; Tiny Mi More...

Letters

After-prom seeks donations

Editor, The Recorder,The Bath County After-Prom Committee is planning an After-Prom Celebration at Bath County High School, on May 9 for our students to enjoy time together in a safe, drug/alcohol-free environment. More...

Consider Dr. Redington for BCH board chair

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing this letter about the concern I have for Bath Community Hospital doctors and our community. More...

Suggestion offered for funding Bolar VFD

Editor, The Recorder, Financing for the Bolar Volunteer Fire Department is an issue worthy of discussion. More...


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