April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Seniors do Easter lunch

MONTEREY — Forty-five people attended a senior Easter luncheon April 16 in The Highland Center. More...

Bath man killed in crash

EAGLE ROCK — A Hot Springs man was killed last Thursday in an automobile accident on U.S. 220 near Eagle Rock Elementary School in Botetourt County. According to Sgt. Robert Carpentieri of the Virginia State Police, 88-year-old Alfred J. More...

Team to call on emergency responders

MONTEREY — A regional group aiming to improve broadband service will reach out to public safety officials and emergency responders in the weeks and months ahead. More...

Molly Walrond retires from Home Oil

MITCHELLTOWN – The Recorder rarely runs a retirement story. Sure, if someone has been in the same job for, say, 50 years, that is indeed newsworthy. Molly Walrond retired last week after 14 years of faithful service. No big whoop, right? More...

MPCA board to meet with BARC board

MILLBORO — Negotiations with BARC in Millboro will continue. The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association voted unanimously Tuesday to have its board offer to meet with the full BARC Electric Cooperative board. More...

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Josephine Wimer of Blue Grass celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday, April 19 at the Blue Grass Ruritan Building with a luncheon given by her family. Mrs. More...

Special Sections

Schools

HCPS to name superintendent

MONTEREY — Tomorrow, the Highland school board is expected to announce a new superintendent to take office July 1. More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School HOT SPRINGS — Sarah Rowe, principal of Bath County High School has announced the third quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 school year. More...

Sports

Chargers come from behind

HOT SPRINGS — Trailing 6-4 after five innings, Bath County scored two in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game and got a walk-off homer from Michael Criser in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Grace Christian 7-6 last Wednesday. More...

Big inning helps Bath win

HOT SPRINGS — It’s been a long time coming, but the Bath County softball team got its first win of the season last Thursday, defeating the Pocahontas County Warriors 14-10 thanks to an 11-run surge in the third inning. More...

Stuart Hall defeats Bath

STAUNTON — The Bath County girls’ soccer team had several shots on goal last Wednesday, but couldn’t find the net and lost 3-0 to Stuart Hall. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 13 — Deputy Michael Colaw and Deputy James Bryan IV responded to a report of a disabled motorist in Warm Springs. • April 13 — Bryan IV conducted a traffic stop in Healing Springs. More...

Early Files

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Members of the Jackson River Hunt Club from Hot Springs are pictured on this post card titled, “Hunt of Nov. 20, 1904.” (Courtesy the collection of Kent Botkin) More...

50 years ago

APRIL 16, 1964

• The Highland High School Student Cooperative Association’s exhibit, “Attaining New Heights” was awarded a “Superior” rating at the SCA State Conference held at Richmond April 4-5, marking the first time the county More...

25 years ago

APRIL 13, 1989

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday night, which will set Bath on the road to becoming “A Certified Business Location.” After hearing a brief presentation by Bob Will of the Virginia Department of Econo More...

Motorcycle loop in planning stages

MONTEREY — Motorcyclists have long loved touring through Highland County, and plans are under way to encourage them to stick around when they’re here. More...

Farmers’ market permit approved

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Farmers’ Market will move to a new location this season. More...

Henry textiles tour Virginia this week

WARM SPRINGS – Perlista Henry had no idea when she walked into the Old Dairy for a festival last October that she’d be racing back home so quickly. More...

Correction

In last week’s story “Mayoral candidates share views,” Mayor Janice Warner responded to a question with, “I encourage growth and would love to see all the vacant places filled. More...

In Brief ....

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• A proposed amendment tothe zoning ordinance addinglumberyards, log collection andtransfer yards to the zoningordinance as a conditional use More...

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The foundation of the first new house in Monterey in more than a decade took shape last week. More...

Third Thursday networking event a success

HOT SPRINGS — Homestead Preserve by Natural Retreats hosted the Bath County chamber’s Third Thursday event April 17 at the Homestead Preserve’s show home in Trailview Village. More...

Obituaries

LILLIAN IRENE ARMSTRONG TAYLOR

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — Lillian Irene Armstrong Taylor, 87, passed away April 15, 2014, in Fairview Park. She was born Feb. 22, 1927, the daughter of Reese C. and Lola M. Armstrong of Hot Springs, Va. More...

KATHLEEN W. SMITH

MONTEREY — Kathleen W. Smith, 89, of Monterey, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at her home. She was born April 10, 1925, in Durbin, W.Va., a daughter of the late Joseph Houston and Margie Marie Rexrode Wimer. More...

WILLIS DALE ‘SONNY’ ARMSTRONG

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Willis Dale “Sonny” Armstrong passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 after a short illness. Sonny was born on May 18, 1935 in Hot Springs, Va. to the late Charles E. More...

Home & Property

VCE to host Spring Field Day

McDOWELL — Virginia Cooperative Extension will host its annual spring field day on Tuesday, May 6, with registration starting at 3:30 p.m., on the Jeff Shumate farm, 4.2 miles south of McDowell. More...

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There was a huge turnout of preschoolers through fifth graders and their families for the Highland County Girl Scouts Easter Egg Hunt at the school last Friday. More...

Letters

VDOT’s professionalism, experience appreciated

Editor, The Recorder, We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank our Virginia Department of Transportation workers. More...

‘What’s wrong with this picture?’ Look inward

Editor, The Recorder, Something to ponder, maybe funny, but all true. What’s wrong with this picture? More...

Ruritans welcome more support, donations

Editor, The Recorder, We serve the Blue Grass area of Highland County. Our club building is located on Blue Grass Valley Road. We meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. More...

Opinions & Commentary

One step forward, one back

We were rather stunned by the goings-on in Millboro this week. How is it that such good people, with such a strong love of their community, became so exclusive? More...

Pictorial

One sure sign of spring is action on the baseball diamond, and the Bath County Chargers are off to a good start so far. More...

Bull in a China Shop blunders into Bath next weekend

See A Show

WARM SPRINGS – The stage is set for another exercise in hijinks and hilarity next weekend. More...



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