May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Fire claims another derelict structure

HOT SPRINGS – For the second time in a month, a structure deemed “derelict” by Bath County has been consumed by fire. More...

Servicemen honored, remembered

Highland residents turned out for a Memorial Day observance at the county courthouse lawn Saturday. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting April 14 for the newly-renovated Echo Valley Fiber Shop located at Diamond Triple C Ranch in Millboro. More...

Clarification

In a clarification to an article in last week’s issue about a woman found unconscious on North Spruce Street after a drug overdose, Deputy Bill Wagner responded and assisted in her transport and resuscitation, according to Highland County Sheri More...

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Tanner Hodges (above), lifeguard at the Highland Pool, watched over a new swimmer Monday. More...

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Natural Retreats – The Storehouse, Outfitters & Cafe hosted a “Third Thursday” event for the Bath County Chamber of Commerce Thursday, May 17. More...

Organist featured at First Presbyterian on Sunday

COVINGTON — The “Music on the Corner” series at First Presbyterian Church in Covington will present Mitchell Garcia, organist, in concert on Sunday, June 3, at 4 p.m. More...

4 weeks of camp offered this summer

MILLBORO — Camp ACCOVAC will offer four weeks of camp this summer. Junior Camp I for ages 7-12 will be held June 17-23; Junior Camp II for ages 7-12 will be held June 24-30. More...

Boat ramp to be closed June 23

LAKE MOOMAW — The Bolar Flat boat ramp will be closed for the ninth annual Bath County Triathlon, “Moomaw Madness,” on Saturday, June 23 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. All other ramps including Coles Point and Fortney Branch will be open. More...

Allegheny Mountain Strings to perform at Garth Newel Sunday  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — More than 30 young people will perform at Garth Newel Music Center on Sunday, June 3 to showcase their year of practice and hard work. More...

Blues, jazz festival set for June 15-17

HOT SPRINGS –The Garth Newel Music Center announced its 2012 Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival line up in February. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Congratulations, BCHS Class of 2012

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Achievement

Jessica M. Schwend

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jessica M. Schwend of Mount Joy received her master’s in business administration from Pennsylvania State University on May 5. More...

Achievement

William Lee Burns

BRIDGEWATER — William Lee Burns of Millboro has been named to the spring dean’s list at Bridgewater College. He is a freshman, majoring in history. More...

Home & Property

Highland, Valley businesses grow success

MONTEREY — Last Thursday night, the Highland Center hosted “Secrets of Homegrown Success: Stories of Living Where You Want and Loving What You Do,” as part of National Small Business Week. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools • June 6Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. — Regular meeting 7 p.m.Bath County High School Library• Good news in Bath County schools; More...

Beef Field Day held at regional ag center

MONTEREY — On Thursday, May 23, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Highland-Bath Cattle Association sponsored a Field Day at the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center. More...

Letters

Supervisor’s advice not helpful to property owner

Editor, The Recorder, Unbelievable! As I was reading the May 24 issue of The Recorder, and perused the “In Brief …” section regarding the Highland County supervisors, I saw that Mr. Jeff Wood had brought a concern to the board. More...

June 12 primary is an important election

Editor Recorder: Fellow Republicans, Independents and disenfranchised Democrats, June 12 primary is an important election. More...

Old paper offers surprises

Poking through History

WARM SPRINGS – If your roots are in Bath County, then it’s all there waiting for you: Your parents’ wedding announcement; your grandmother’s obituary; the notice that your great-uncle was killed in the battle of Anzio. More...

High-speed chase ends with 2 jailed

MONTEREY — A Culpeper man and a Stuarts Draft woman were being held without bond facing felony charges of grand larceny for car theft and eluding police after a high-speed chase Sunday from McDowell to roughly 2.6 miles beyond the West Virginia More...

2 Bath residents killed in holiday weekend crashes

HOT SPRINGS — Two Bath County residents died in automobile accidents over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Jesse James Bradley of Hot Springs was killed Sunday just before 1 p.m. More...

Humpty-Dumpty; ’44 Version

“Some people get their names in the paper for the durndest things. “Mrs. N.A. McAllister of Warm Spgs fell out of her car Sunday night while it was standing perfectly still in front of her house. More...

From one Bath County soldier to another

DATELINE: Normandy, France; July 26, 1944. More...

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Karlie Williams was the May “no cavity club” winner for Highland Medical Center’s, Improving Smiles Dentistry. Presenting his award was Dr. Anderson (Photo courtesy HMC) More...

Jam in town draws terrific crowd

MONTEREY — A better-than-expected turnout this weekend delighted organizers of the first-ever old time music jam on the Highland County Sheriff’s Department lawn. More...

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Free coffee and sweet things drew a crowd to The Storehouse for a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The Bath County Chamber of Commerce was well represented. More...

Anniversary

Dorothy and Roy Dean are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on May 31. They became Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dean in 1947 in Clifton Forge. More...

Bath library to host Civil War program

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will present the latest in its series of Civil War programs Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. More...

June 2 honors National Trails

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Forestry officials invite citizens out to Virginia’s state forests to celebrate National Trails Day this Saturday, June 2. More...

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Ryan Newmarker (center) of Millboro celebrates with his parents after receiving a certificate in wind turbine service technology following the 45th annual commencement exercises at Dabney S. More...

Jacenich lands grant for Mongolian project

POTOMAC, Md. — The Potomac Fiber Arts Guild awarded Lisa Jacenich of Artful Gifts LLC the Margaret M. Conant grant for her Mongolian project on May 12. More...

Free ‘Money Solutions’ class offered

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a free “Money Solutions” workshop. If you have questions about making your money go further, dealing with debt, improving your credit, then this free workshop is for you. More...

Obituaries

HELEN G. SHEAFFER ROBERTSON

BACOVA — Helen G. Sheaffer Robertson, 76, of Bacova, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Reedsville, Pa., the daughter of the late Nelson Griffith and Pauline Rosie Weaver Griffith. More...

JESSE JAMES BRADLEY

HOT SPRINGS — Jesse James Bradley, 82, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born March 25, 1930 in Kermit, W.Va., the son of the late William M. Brad- ley and Lanor Messer Bradley. More...

Sports

A perfect season, a seasoned coach

Give it up for the Charger girls and their BCHS spirit

HOT SPRINGS – Is it any surprise? For years now, Bath County High School tennis coach Mike Bollinger has used “tennisman” as part of his email address. Bollinger didn’t pick up a tennis racket until he was 14 years old. More...

2 shut-outs win Chargers a district title

COVINGTON — The Charger softball team bounced back nicely. Coming off a 3-2 loss to Craig at the end of the regular season, they put up two shut out games to claim the Pioneer District title last week. More...

Highland Mixed League

May 16Lane Fiddlers (9.0-3.0) —(Ben Schooler, HenryHarper, Linda FryeHit and Miss (9.0-3.0) — Mary Rexrode, EverettMarshall, Janet MarshallJack & Queens (8.0-4.0) — Jack Schooler, PollyNewlon, Sharon Harper More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • May 20 — Sergeant Jeremy S. Cutlip spoke to a citizen in reference to a possible scam involving magazine sales. • May 20 — Cutlip spoke to a citizen in reference to fraudulent charges made to a VISA card. More...

Early Files

Reunion brings back flood of memories for pupils, teachers

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 28, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacey was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

50 years ago

MAY 31, 1962

• A 1958 model tractor-trailer was heavily damaged at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning when the driver apparently went to sleep. The outfit ran off U.S. 220, 13 miles south of Monterey and turned over. The driver, Harold W. More...

25 years ago

JUNE 4, 1987

• Lota Slagle and her husband, Darrell, of Saginaw, Mich., attracted quite a bit of attention last week when they passed through Monterey on their way to North Carolina. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

At their May work session, Highland supervisors received a petition concerning these lights, shown here illuminating an almost empty school parking lot at 10 o’clock on a Saturday night. More...

Society a treasure that deserves support

As the newspaper of record for Bath County, we understand the importance of documenting history. But there’s at least one man whose interest in preserving the record of life here trumps our own — Rick Armstrong. More...

Sunday: Rarely a ‘day of rest’

A Party of One

It is 11:35 a.m. Sunday, and I have been quite busy so far. I arose at 6 a.m., so I’d have time to make my coffee and start my brain before getting ready for church. I was really looking forward to this Sunday. More...



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