July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Supervisors learn about new employee evaluation program

WARM SPRINGS — Everyone involved in the new employee evaluation system for Bath County must buy into it for it to work, the board of supervisors heard last Wednesday. More...

Wings and Wheels draws almost 5,000 to Bath airport

HOT SPRINGS — If attendance was any indication, the 7th annual Wings and Wheels car and air show held last Saturday at Ingalls Field was a roaring success. More...

Tanker truck flips, blocks road

McDOWELL – U.S. 250 was partially blocked for more than five hours Tuesday after a turkey feeder tanker truck flipped on its side. More...

Variance approved for storage building

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals approved a variance to the county’s setback regulations for Bath Animal Welfare Foundation Monday. More...

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This .05-mile segment of Old Route 250 is to be abandoned; it is located .08 miles south of the intersection of U.S. 250 and Route 614. More...

CRPA: Feds’ pipeline comments have strengths, weaknesses

MONGTEREY — Recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission communications encourage Dominion Transmission Inc. More...

Bath, Highland artists exhibit in summer show

ASHWOOD – The following artists from Bath and Highland counties are exhibiting works in the 2015 Bath County Art Show: Anita Back, Hot Springs; Michael Bedwell, Monterey; David Blanchard, Monterey; Bud Cook, Monterey; Liz Delahoussaye, Mustoe; More...

Delegate disappointed with Recorder article

MONTEREY — Del. Dickie Bell found the article in last week’s Recorder about the candidacies of himself and his opponent in the race for the 20th District House of Delegates disappointing. More...

Pickup stolen in July found in Kansas

WARM SPRINGS — The theft of a Chevrolet pickup owned by Sam Helpler Jr. of Millboro in late July 1979, and the continuing investigation by Deputy H.H. More...

Dowd seeks 3rd term as commonwealth’s attorney

MONTEREY — Melissa Dowd of Blue Grass is running unopposed for her third term as Highland commonwealth’s attorney. More...

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Sports

Saints set to open camp

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The New Orleans Saints will open their second NFL training camp at The Greenbrier resort next week. The players will report Wednesday and the first practice sessions are set for Thursday, July 30. More...

Activity bus schedule announced

HOT SPRINGS — The activity bus for football practice begins Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31. Cross country, volleyball, and golf practices start Monday, Aug. 3. The activity bus will run Monday through Friday, Aug. 3-7. More...

BCHS fall sports set to begin

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School athletic director Will Fields has announced the start dates and times for fall sports practices. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 12 — Dep. Smith conducted traffic stops in Hot Springs. • July 12 — Smith responded to a report of a dispute in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

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Mrs. McCoy’s piano recital group circa 1967-68 took time to pose for this photo. Pictured front row (l-r) are: Kirk Billingsley, (unknown), Mrs. More...

Potential bomb threat, theft at Bath County bank being investigated

Editor’s note: The following were gleaned from the January 10, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JULY 22, 1965

• “Improvements on an access from Staunton to Highland is certainly one of the greatest highway needs of this area,” Richard A. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The fourth annual Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention this past weekend drew a strong turnout to the fairgrounds grandstand for an entertainment packed weekend. More...

County policies a good move

Bath County has taken several positive steps in recent months to make sure things run more smoothly in the county offices, and that employees are treated equitably. More...

Haymaking: The old time way

Memory Lane

The first thing to start with to make hay in the old days was a grinding stone on a stand with a crank. You had to turn the grindstone with a crank to sharpen the scythe and mowing machine knives. More...

County tough on highway patch job, gets future advice

MONTEREY – County leaders vented their angst over highway safety last week. More...

VES principal resigns

WARM SPRINGS — Valley Elementary School principal Crystal Coffman has resigned, superintendent Sue Hirsh confirmed this week. Coffman’s last day of work at VES was Tuesday. More...

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A domino effect occurred when a dead hemlock tree knocked over another tree sending them both crashing into the Bolar Pool as startled Bolar Ruritan Club picnickers watched Tuesday evening, July 14. More...

Fiddlers convention names contest winners

MONTEREY — The fourth annual Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention attracted talented musicians and dancers from near and far to the fairgrounds for a weekend of traditional entertainment and fair weather July 17-19. More...

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Mom Kari Sponaugle with little Jasper, 15 months, owners with dad Michael of Church Hill Produce, sale their goodies at the farmers market Friday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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A waxing crescent moon passed under Venus Sunday around 9 p.m. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Bath art show announces winners

ASHWOOD — The following works received special awards at the 2015 Bath County Art Show, bestowed by Judge Nancy Dahlstrom: Best in Show: “Perched,” sculpture, by Michael Hough. More...

SVEC project to be finished by year’s end

MONTEREY — Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative CEO Myron Rummel updated Highland officials July 14 on a project outside Monterey aimed at improving power reliability. More...

Crummett running unopposed

MONTEREY — Darlene Crummett of Blue Grass is running unopposed for a third term as commissioner of the revenue in Highland County. During the next term, Crummett plans to place land records online. More...

Schools

2 area students chosen for national summer programs

STAUNTON —Two Shenandoah Valley students have been selected to participate in the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Oak Ridge National Lab summer programs. More...

Academic Honors

Rosemary Bulgarelli POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Rosemary Bulgarelli of Hot Springs, Va., has been named to the Marist College dean’s list for the spring semester. She is a member of the class of 2017 and is majoring in computer science. More...

Home & Property

Two retail farm supply cooperatives announce merger

HARRISONBURG – During a special meeting held May 19 in Troutville, members of Southern States Roanoke Cooperative approved a merger agreement with Rockingham Cooperative, which is headquartered in Harrisonburg, VA. More...

Garth Newel Summer Festival continues

HOT SPRINGS — The Summer Festival at Garth Newel Music Center continues the next two weekends. Two concerts this weekend will feature the Daedalus Quartet. More...

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Letters

Bath doctors praised, urged to stand ground

Editor, The Recorder, After reading (The Recorder, July 9) I was proud as I could be of the folks who wrote in defense of our good doctors. More...

Bath community left distrusting board, again

Editor, The Recorder, It has been almost one year since the Board of Directors of Bath Community Hospital tried to oust Dr. Jim Redington. More...

Wings and Wheels praised for event

Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to Bath County airport manager Becky Skidmore, director of tourism and economic development Maggie Anderson, and Bath chamber of commerce executive director Emily Plecker, congratulating them on Satu More...


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