June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

County airs concerns with VCSB

MONTEREY — Faced with multiple mental health-related calls in recent months and the challenges of geographic isolation, leaders of Highland’s criminal justice system, social and emergency services shared concerns last week about access to More...

Highland chorus to debut at 45th revival

MONTEREY — There are plenty of spiritual reasons to get to the upcoming revival in Monterey next week, but one of them would surely be to see friends come together to inspire in song. More...

Bath, Highland documentaries to air next week

HOT SPRINGS – In an almost-amusing paradox, the Bath County “Road Trip to History” documentary will make its television premiere next Tuesday — on West Virginia public television stations. More...

Bath Senior Center holds fund-raiser

WARM SPRINGS — On the weekend of July 13, 14, 15 and 16, the Bath County Senior Center will be transforming ladies and gents, both adults and children, into a bevy of beauties, as the Portrait Cafe from Cleveland, Tenn., will invade Bath County More...

Highland OKs new emergency system

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors have contracted with Emergency Communications Network LLC to license a “CodeRED” high-speed telephone notification system. Supervisors last Thursday approve a $2,000-a-year contract. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Hicklin resigns from county school board

HOT SPRINGS — Millboro District school board member Allison Hicklin announced her resignation at last Wednesday’s Bath County School Board meeting, effective immediately. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At the Bath school board’s meetinglast Wednesday at Bath CountyHigh School, several employeeswere recognized for reaching service More...

SOL results mixed in Bath

Strength in reading, weakness in math

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board heard a report on preliminary spring Standards of Learning test results last Wednesday, and while results were good in reading, science and social studies, they show room for improvement in math. More...

Home & Property

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath boardof supervisors approved bottom-linefunding for the schools. Following vicechair Bruce McWilliams’ motion for More...

Town council questioned about $35,000 budget deficit

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council is mixed about its proposed annual budget, and it’s negative bottom line. Council will continue a public hearing on the budget to today, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Hunters association sets meeting

HOT SPRINGS — The next quarterly meeting of the Appalachian members of the Virginia Deer Hunters Association will be held Wednesday, June 20 at the Country Cafe, 6156 Sam Snead Highway, at 6 p.m. More...

Letters

Former SPCA president expresses concerns

Editor, The Recorder, I am more and more convinced that most human discord arises from the basic inabilities of humans to say and hear more than one thing at a time. More...

Daughter defends mother, SPCA member

Editor, The Recorder, I feel I need to respond to some recent comments regarding my mother, Karen Brower. It has come to my attention that it was said that my mother is old, grey, and tired. More...

All of us should work together for animals

Editor, The Recorder, Let’s do it. Let’s put aside ego and all work together to shore up our animal protection policies. More...

Bath wins second state softball championship

No. 1 — back to back

RADFORD — Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. More...

Heroes Day a fun learning experience

HOT SPRINGS – Personnel from several of Bath’s fire and rescue units gathered Saturday in a flat, green meadow near The Homestead to demonstrate their abilities, and provide some fun activities. More...

Missoula Children’s Theater sets auditions and Bath show

ASHWOOD – There’s no better time than summer to be a kid, and there is no better way for a kid to have a good time this summer than to take part in a fairy tale. More...

7 coaching slots get new faces at HCPS

MONTEREY — Seven Highland schools coaching positions have been slated for new leaders for the upcoming school year, including for boys’ basketball. More...

SPCA makes proposal

MONTEREY — Along with a detailed proposal by a newly formed human society to operate the animal shelter, the county has received a one-page proposal from the SPCA chapter, which had announced it would stop operating the shelter at the end of th More...

Bath library to begin Summer Reading Program

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will begin its annual Summer Reading program, “Reading is Delicious,” on Monday, June 18 at 10 a.m. with an opening presentation by Mauricio Salguero. More...

Obituaries

LEVIE AGNES HALTERMAN

MONTEREY — Levie Agnes Halterman, 89, of Monterey, passed away, Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville. More...

FRANKLIN ‘NANNY GOAT’ DEWITT BOTKIN

STAUNTON — Franklin “Nanny Goat” DeWitt Botkin, 74, of Staunton, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Envoy of Staunton. He was born November 4, 1937 in Doe Hill a son of the late Charles William and Mary Shirley Rexrode Botkin. More...

Bath to proceed with loan refinancing

WARM SPRINGS — Bath’s new financial consulting firm made its first appearance before the board of supervisors Tuesday, and a representative wasted no time recommending what he felt was the best way to proceed with refinancing the high sch More...

Sports

Stinespring, Fields headed for all-star game

ROANOKE — Bath County High School will have two representatives in the upcoming Southwest/ Central Virginia All-Star Classic football game on Friday, June 22. More...

Photos

Pictured (l-r) Olin Waybright, J.R. Simmons, Jackie Will and Mark Waybright spent a recent weekend fishing in Cape Hatteras, N.C. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 3 — Deputy Cody Smith and Deputy Michael Colaw responded to a residence on Dunns Gap Road in response to a dispute. • June 3 — Smith and Colaw responded to a report of cattle in the road on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Early Files

Photo

Pictured here are several members of the Little Valley School class of 1929. More...

Public meeting calls for school investigation

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the April 18, 1974 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher More...

50 years ago

JUNE 14, 1962

• The Monterey School Library will be opened for public use on four days this summer. No charge will be made for the use of books from either the high school library or the elementary class books. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

This says it all: Seniors Jailyn Ford (with sunglasses) and Amanda Shifflett embrace following the Chargers’ state championship softball win Saturday. More...

Ordinance could be helpful

If the county has done all it can do, maybe it’s time for a new ordinance on the books. The Wood family in McDowell has tried unsuccessfully to get a neighboring property secured, as outlined in this week’s Recorder and previous reports. More...

How much meat will I take home?  Free Access 

Butcher’s Block

MONTEREY — Ever wonder how it is that you brought a 1,200-pound steer to the butcher and only walked away with less than half of that in meat? Wonder why there’s so much ground beef? Hopefully I can clear up some of those questions. More...


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