June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Bath supervisors to hold retreat

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors will hold a strategic planning retreat Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at Fort Lewis Lodge. The retreat will begin at 4 p.m. June 29 and last until 8-8:30 p.m. More...

Jones pleas guilt on felony eluding

MONTEREY — A Highland County Circuit Court Grand Jury returned one indictment on term day Tuesday with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding. More...

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The audience enjoyed a musical performance by Frank and Kathy Johnson Saturday at the Bath County Farmers’ Market. (Photo courtesy Bath County Farmers’ Market) More...

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A cast of children are working hard this week to put on the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Rumplestiltskin” this Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Prescription drug card available for Bath residents

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County has launched a new program to help county residents with the cost of prescription drugs. More...

Responses needed to deer survey

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County officials are concerned about the declining number and quality of deer in the county and would like to hear from hunters and others with ideas on how to address the situation. More...

Convention winners listed

MONTEREY — More than 100 entries were recorded for the competition at the fiddlers convention here last weekend. Adult winners were as follows: Bands — Fried Goose Necks, first; Virginia House Band, second; Pride of Low Moor, third. More...

Local group supports golden eagle research

MONTEREY — Highlanders For Responsible Development has donated $1,000 to support a West Virginia University research effort to better determine the status and behavior of golden eagles in the central Appalachians, including Highland County and More...

Demand for meat boosts farmers’ market

MONTEREY — Need some steaks for those summertime cookouts? How about burgers to go with them, or to make some quick meals when you don’t feel like cooking? More...

Pay vehicle registration before expiration

RICHMOND – Beginning July 1, a new Virginia law adds a $10 late fee if customers renew their vehicle registrations (decals) from the Department of Motor Vehicles after they expire. More...

Homemakers make changes in meetings

MONTEREY — During their May meeting, the Highland Homemakers decided to bring some change to the organization. Formal general meetings of total membership will be held three times a year. Meetings will be held at 2 p.m. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools • School board close out meeting • Tuesday, June 25,10 a.m. — Regular meeting • School Administration Building More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland Middle School students honored

These students received perfect scores on SOL’s. They are from left to right: Trevor Smith, Katie Amirault, Gillian Morse, Chelsey Isles, Grace Blanchard and Cesar Ruiz. More...

Home & Property

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Frances Fenn of Monterey dug this potato in the fall of 2011 and because of its unusual shape sit it in the window sill and this spring when he went to clean the potatoes out had noticed his potato h More...

Edward Jones named Firm of the Year

STAUNTON — Financial services firm Edward Jones was named the Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year by the Money Management Institute as the firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability More...

Miss Katherine Grace Johnson

Birth

ROANOKE — W.P. and Amy Johnson announce the birth of their first child, a girl, Miss Katherine “Katie” Grace Johnson, born at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital on April 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Who were they wearing?

A Party of One

Bath County is a far cry from Hollywood, or even the Smithsonian. Yet it was here in Warm Springs that Brian LaFountain’s documentary, “Secret Pond,” premiered last week. More...

Pictorial

It’s pretty hard to start a new festival from scratch these days. The logistics of organization, volunteer support, venue, food, timing, marketing — it all adds up to a barrage of work. More...

Unincorporate — it’s time

The mayor is right — it’s time to reduce the number of members on the Monterey Town Council. To say six seats plus the mayor is overkill in a town with fewer than 200 residents is a gross understatement. More...

Fairy Shrimp film delights audience

WARM SPRINGS – A gala film premiere, complete with a red carpet, played to a packed house at the Old Dairy last Thursday. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Hot Springs Preservation Trust, and organized by Mary Hodges. More...

School board, supervisors consider joint transportation

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board and Board of Supervisors discussed several topics in a joint meeting Monday, including possible joint maintenance and transportation efforts and money the schools will likely return to the county. More...

‘Roost’ burglar in court; two others sentenced

WARM SPRINGS – The man who burgled Lindsay’s Roost restaurant last September appeared in Bath County Circuit Court Monday morning. More...

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Nevada Kershner was sporting his new paper hat, which he made at the Bath County Farmers’ Market. Nevada and his brother Utah are volunteers at the market each Saturday. More...

Outreach ministry making a difference

MONTEREY — The World of Faith Church Outreach Ministry is dedicated to helping neighbors in times of crisis or hardship. More...

Town budget’s legality in question

MONTEREY — The Monterey Town Council is determining whether its proposed town budget meets state legal requirements before approving the roughly $515,000 spending package for next year, during a meeting at 7:30 p.m. More...

1st fiddlers convention welcomes musicians

MONTEREY — This weekend’s Highland Old Time Fiddlers Convention provided an opportunity for first-time visitors — as well as folks who returned after many years — to enjoy the county’s natural beauty and cultural attribu More...

Fabulous music, weather, crowd

Jazz singer Catherine Russell treated a sold-out crowd to an evening of delightful tunes Friday night, to kick off the Blues and Jazz Festival at Garth Newel Music Center. More...

AMS to host open house

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain School, an experiential learning program focused on growing food and developing strong communities, invites the local community and beyond to visit during an open house this Saturday, June 23, between 1 p.m. More...

Funds available for major medical expenses

McDOWELL — In 1998, Leona Hartman Botkin of Monterey was diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. In 1999, there was a countywide effort to raise funds for a liver transplant. More...

Extension seeks participants for phosphorus study

MONTEREY — Over the summer, the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Monterey will be conducting a study of phosphorus levels on farms around the county. More...

Obituaries

Sarah Lewanne Davis

MILLBORO — Sarah Lewanne Davis, 52, of 250 Echo Valley Road, Millboro, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born June 3, 1960 in Clifton Forge, to Robert D. More...

Sports

Basketball camp set at BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — The second annual James McComb Memorial Basketball Camp will be held July 9-11 from 8 a.m. until noon each day at Bath County High School. More...

White to compete in rodeo

DENVER — Bath County High School freshman Wyatt White has earned a spot on the Virginia National Junior High rodeo team and will travel to Gallup, N.M. June 24-30 to compete at the Eighth Annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo. More...

Ticket sales to be limited

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 10 — Deputy Richard Chestnut spoke to a citizen regarding a domestic situation. Advice was given. • June 10 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts assisted a motorist on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Early Files

Cleanup and preservation work begins at historic Christ Church

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 6, 1978 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

June 21, 1962

• Miss Nancy Waggy was crowned Fire Queen by last year’s Queen Thelma Beverage at last Friday’s annual contest held at Monterey School. Miss Nancy Hammer and Miss Joyce Rexrode were selected as princesses to the court. More...

25 years ago

June 25, 1987

• The Bath County School Board is awaiting word this week in its contest with the U.S. More...


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