July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

3 arrested on indictments

WARM SPRINGS – Three people, including a mother and daughter, have been arrested on indictments issued by a Bath County grand jury June 18. More...

Disaster relief: Where did it come from?

WARM SPRINGS – Sometimes, angels wear bright yellow ball caps. The Virginia Baptist Mission volunteers with Disaster Relief Virginia swept into town just hours after a terrific and terrifying storm Friday, June 29. More...

Bath supervisors choose refinance with SunTrust

MOUNTAIN GROVE — The Bath County Board of Supervisors has chosen a 10-year loan from SunTrust to refinance the 2008 high school renovation loan. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• The Highland County EconomicDevelopment Authority Tuesdayheard a recommendation by itstechnology subcommittee for longterm goal of local Internet providers More...

Rockets return this summer

MONTEREY — Valley AeroSpace Team members are coming to Jack Mountain Village to hold rocket launches on Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Time to honor those who serve in the Armed Forces

BACOVA — Jay Trinca is a familiar face in Bath County, and the village of Bacova where he resides. More...

Library Notes

• Our summer reading program for the children is well under way. We have 77 children signed up to read for prizes so far. More...

Arts council presents ‘Good Friends, Good Music’

MONTEREY — The Highland County Arts Council will present its Good Friends Good Music concert on Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. at Monterey United Methodist Church. More...

Classical guitarist to perform at Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center continues its 39th Summer Music Festival season with performances by guest artist Gaëlle Solal, guitar, and members of the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on Saturday, July 14, at 5 p.m. More...

DSLCC offering cosmetology course

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The Reciprocity Agreement between New River Community and Technical College in Lewisburg, W.Va., and Dabney S. More...

Special Sections

Schools

No action taken on school system request

MOUNTAIN GROVE — The Bath County Board of Supervisors took no action Tuesday on a request by the Bath County School Board to have returned money from this year set aside for future school needs. More...

Agenda

Bath County School BoardTuesday, July 17, 6 p.m.Millboro Elementary School More...

Bath students receive scholarships

CLIFTON FORGE — Two recent Bath County High School graduates have received scholarship awards from the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation. Brandon Webb and Harley Crummett will begin studies at DSLCC this fall. More...

Sports

Potter wins playoff at the Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — In its short, three-year history, The Greenbrier Classic has produced some of the most dramatic finishes on the PGA Tour. The 2012 edition last week was no exception. More...

Hooke competes in state tourney

VIRGINIA BEACH – Eric Hooke of Hot Springs was the lone area golfer to compete in the 99th VSGA State Amateur Championship last week. More...

Vardaman is medalist at VSGA

HOT SPRINGS – Jack Vardaman of Hot Springs captured medalist honors during qualifying for the 18th VSGA Super Senior Championship at The Cascades this week. More...

Letters

Bath residents appreciate officials after the storm

Editor, The Recorder, After living through the aftermath of “The Storm,” we would like to thank everyone who worked so diligently to see to the safety and well being of our citizens and visitors. More...

Highland Senior Center needs community’s input

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Emergency director praises Bath community

Editor, The Recorder, To the citizens of Bath County Virginia, thank you. You have proven once again something I have always known. We are not just a county, but a community. More...

Damage up to $1.4 million

MOUNTAIN GROVE — The derecho storm that hit the Highlands June 29 caused about $1.4 million in damage in Bath County, emergency services coordinator Andy Seabolt said Tuesday at the board of supervisors meeting at Mountain Grove Community Cente More...

Senior center might close

MONTEREY — Fewer than two weeks after the big storm, the head of the Waynesboro-based Valley Program for Aging Services agency officially laid out a proposal to shut down the Highland Senior Center and replace it with decentralized, off-site se More...

Storm damages tombstones

WARM SPRINGS – Ryder. Woodzelle. Carpenter. Cleek. Thompson. Hoover. Ingalls. These are just a few of the venerable Bath names on damaged tombstones in Warm Springs Cemetery, after a wicked windstorm swept through the region June 29. More...

Outages lingered in the aftermath

DOE HILL — The grinding drone of portable gasoline generators, for those lucky enough to have them, was frequently heard this weekend as power restoration efforts plodded along a week and more after the worst storm in local memory hammered High More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday at MountainGrove Community Center, the Bathboard of supervisors appointedJeff Wilson to the Bath CountyPlanning Commission from Warm More...

Sullenberger appointed to another state board

RICHMOND — Robin Sullenberger, CEO of Shenandoah Valley Partnership in Harrisonburg, has been appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to the State Board of Community Colleges. More...

‘Secrets of the Soil’ shown at Dairy Barn, July 19

WARM SPRINGS — Think you know something about dirt? A stunning new documentary will increase your knowledge considerably, and get you thinking more deeply about the ground beneath your feet. More...

Mail Call

The following Bath County residents are serving in the Armed Forces: • Justin Scott Bogan, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Specialty: Rifleman. Time in service: 3 years. More...

Lessons from the storm of June 29, 2012

MONTEREY — Driving south from town, I was wondering if I’d make it home before the rain started. My truck windows were down and I was enjoying the wind on my face and in my hair. More...

Tuskegee Airmen to speak

STAUNTON — The famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II will be recognized in a community-wide celebration at the gym in Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton, on Sunday, July 15. More...

Square dancing on at Pendleton fair

CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. — There is a square dance on Thursday July 19 at 7 p.m. in Circleville High School Gym as part of the Pendleton County Fair. Musicians are Scott Prouty on fiddle, Anne Hartman on banjo and Julie Blecher on guitar. More...

Supported Employment Banquet held

LEXINGTON – The Rockbridge Area Community Services Supported Employment Program held its 14th annual awards banquet May 22 at Evans Dining Hall on the campus of Washington and Lee University. More...

Obituaries

GARLAND WINSTON CARPENTER

BOLAR — Garland Winston Carpenter, 73, of Bolar, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at his home after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 17, 1939, a son of the late Herman M. and Mary Bussard Carpenter. More...

CATHERINE C. HIRSH

WARM SPRINGS — There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Warm Springs Cemetery, 11 a.m., Saturday, July 28, to celebrate the lives of Catherine and Philip Hirsh. More...

WILLIAM WARWICK CHESTNUT

STAUNTON — William Warwick Chestnut, 78, husband of Shirley Jackson Chestnut, of 44 Stanley Street, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at his residence. He was born Jan. 1, 1934 in Mountain Grove, a son of the late Edward J. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 1 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to an activated burglar alarm at a business in Hot Springs. Then advised building was secure, no one around. More...

Early Files

From Our Early Files

Five-year-old Ashli Rusmisel delighted spectators at the 1987 Millboro Firemen’s annual Carnival Parade, as she drove her “big wheeler” ahead of the Millboro fire truck, winning fir More...

Highland lady auctioneer likes job challenge, interest

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 28 1976 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JULY 12, 1962

• The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has issued an invitation to the public to attend a panel forum to be held at the courthouse at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday, July 19. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Participants of Youth Employment Program volunteered at the Highland Senior Center on Martin Luther King Day. More...

Always room to improve

Congratulations and accolades continue to pour in for all the remarkable efforts following the June 29 storm— and they should. More...


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